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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sometimes things get busy in real life, and one who wants to be able to continue to pay his very reasonable TypePad subscription fees must pay attention to professional obligations, even at the risk of slightly disappointing those who may have cruised by looking for a new blog post or two.
I had a working lunch today with a former colleague, current client, principled Democrat, and good friend — all rolled into one. He said he'd looked in vain for my post about the Congressional Dems' recent attempts to perform in accordance with their mandate from the 2006 elections — i.e., to really get tough with the Ottoman Empire — but he said he'd concluded that I'd found that too easy a target to justify my time. The truth is, though, that I've spent a lot of time pondering how to help him navigate his company's fortunes through some treacherous rapids, leaving me little time for avocations like music and reading, and none lately for blogging.
But I'm not planning another sabbatical. Thanks for your patience while for a time, I write directly to various of the esteemed judges of the Harris County District Courts in matters of weight and consequence to my beloved clients — instead of to you, gentle and faithful blog readers.
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Well, since you put it that way...
(2) Dan S made the following comment | Oct 23, 2007 8:25:49 AM | Permalink
Hmph! I see you posting comments over at Patterico, you aren't fooling me!
Get the work done. We understand.
(3) Carol Herman made the following comment | Oct 23, 2007 11:03:31 AM | Permalink
I live in Southern California; and, my son is down in San Diego. Yesterday, he called to say "the fire jumped the 56." It seems "fires can jump." Who knew?
I've been calling the democrats in congress the Keystone Cops. The Keystone Cops had fans, who loved their movies. Even though it looked like they couldn't drive out of the parking lot, without getting into lots of trouble.
What if Nancy Pelosi is really a great street fighter, though? A knife wielder, disguised as grandma? In a political atmosphere frought with fighting. What if Bush is the one who's got the tin ear? Who's never listened. And, who's nothing but the Realtor for the Saud's.
I usually don't read Pat Buchanan! (That's like being in Palm Beach and discovering my vote went to him on some sort of "butterfly.") But I did read his article (linked to on the Net), where he spells out the American diplomacy errors, that turned Putin from a potential ally, into a mean and hostile enemy? Buchanan begins by explaining the Reagan victory. And, then the diabolical things we've done, after we won, and Russia lost. Quite a catalog!
While over in Irak? Have you noticed? Bush doesn't like the Shi'a. And, he doesn't like the Kurds. So, after 9/11, he goes into Irak, ostensibly telling us this is a "war on terror," when his goal has been to hand Irak to the Saud's. No. He didn't. Of course, not! While today? Turkey is threatening the Kurds.
And, you want to hoist these failures on nancy pelosi's back? What if you don't succeed. What happens when, just like Anthony Kennedy "turned" ... the American electorate can discover that they were handed BULLS**T. Instead of using the American system to gain world-wide respect?
(4) Henry made the following comment | Oct 23, 2007 2:43:43 PM | Permalink
I think Carol has inhaled too much of that California smoke.
Carol is a breath of passionate fresh air in an atmosphere of forced profundity and don't anybody dare pick on her.
...in matters of weight and consequence to my beloved clients — instead of to you, gentle and faithful blog readers.
Huh. Just because they're paying you!
Oh well. Took me long enough to discover your blog in the first place...guess I can wait a bit.
nk~ "Forced profundity?" I'll have you know that 10 of the last 30 pounds haven't been coerced at all. And I wouldn't dream of picking on Carol...alphievictim maybe, but not Carol.
20 in my case and totally voluntary.
BTW: Thanks for the open thread, Beldar. ^_^
Carol is a long-time reader and commenter, and she knows that her comments here are welcome (although I sometimes collapse them into fewer paragraphs and asterisk out the occasional mild profanity).
I've been reading, and commenting (not just at Patterico's, but at other favorite haunts like OTB and VC), and even updating. And in this short post, I was trolling (so far unsuccessfully) for compliments, having finally worked up the nerve to link an .mp3 file of my own music-making. I actually have the material for a couple of full-scale posts in hand, but just haven't had the time to properly write and polish them yet. So thanks, y'all, for your patience.
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