Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A pledge, however short-lived it may be.

So my new thing that I really enjoy is getting up in the morning and reading Townhall.com, a conservative website with a host of different columnists to choose from. I love Thomas Sowell especially. He is the voice of reason in a very unreasonable time. My problem with this is that I read other writers too, like Doug Giles whose column I shared with you yesterday, and while I agree with what he said, much of it gets me, um, spun up.

Leah liked what he said too, and posted the same column on her facebook. Leah is a senior at a Virginia university, hence many of her friends are rabid liberals, and don't take kindly to her views. There are regular (read daily) heated discussions on her facebook about politics. But Leah is a smart conservative and very good at debate and she doesn't back down. So the combination of the heated discussion and my being spun up makes for a lot of nervous energy in my home. I just can't stand to let things go, especially when they come from uninformed, liberal-brainwashed young people who believe every declaration of "change" they hear.

So I'm taking a political day off. You can breathe a sigh of relief now - you won't be subject to any more rants today. And if I'm successful, I might continue for a week and see how I do.

Yes, I'm taking the high road, the path less fretted over. And with that, I share this funny from my mom:

I'm going to spend my day teaching Algebra and the proper use of colons (the grammatical kind), studying fungi and conjugating Spanish verbs. And cutting grass. I pledge to remain calm and not stress over the upcoming election.

It's going to be hard.

Be thankful ~


1 comment:

Gwendolyn said...

If you are successful, I applaud you. I've been fretting for weeks. I wish I could just take a nap until the election is over. LOL