"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Musings

By The Lone Front Ranger

December 22, 2009



Before I get to my Christmas musings, I need to get a few things off my chest from this week.

McInnis’s LG Pick

There has been speculation in the blogs this week about whom Scott McInnis might be picking for his Lieutenant Governor. Such discussion, regardless of candidate, always turns to how to shore up the perceived weakness of the Gubernatorial candidate. If we were talking about how to balance areas of expertise, you won’t get any argument from me. That is completely appropriate. What is interesting to me about the current discussions (and in discussions during past elections) is the insistence on needing to gender-balance the ticket. NOTE: this is not an anti-female statement. We have many fine conservative female candidates, especially here in El Paso County. And if one of those women is THE best candidate, I will support that decision. But let’s make sure the person selected is THE best candidate, and not chosen simply for gender. I am not in favor of Affirmative Action, and selecting a woman simply because of her gender is insulting to women.

Dane Nowels

I attended the Memorial Service for Dane Nowels this week. Dane was a patriot, defender of freedom, and unapologetic 2nd Amendment advocate. RIP.

Paying Respect

Do you know someone serving in the military? How about someone spending Christmas away from their families while serving overseas? If you have not taken the time to thank them for their service, send a package or send a card,. Try out: www.operationtroopsupport.org , an organization that sends packages to our service personnel, whether or not you personally know someone in the military. On that note, are there Veterans in your area who are alone on Christmas? Invite them for Christmas dinner. Look at what they have done for your freedom. It’s the least you can do.

Shameful Behavior in D.C.

Voting at 1:00 a.m. Need I say more? When you know that you are doing something wrong, you are likely to try and hide it. And as my Grandmother always said, “Nothing good ever happens after midnight”.

Christmas

Finally, on to Christmas. I celebrate Christmas. If you do too, I wish you a Merry Christmas. If you are Jewish, I wish you a Happy Hanukah. If you celebrate something else, let me know and I will wish you a happy, merry or joyous one of those. I am not likely, however, to wish you happy holidays. Thank goodness Congress has not yet mandated that!

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