Awaiting the Phoenix

Jane Devin opines that the Christian Right killed the GOP. I think her analysis is pretty accurate and reflects the path to the sad state the party finds itself in today where fear is about the only thing left it has to offer. But I hope it’s only badly wounded, not dead. You see, I’m already fearing that the Democrats, with a President and filibuster-proof Congressional majority will quickly spin into the same hole of corruption and power madness that befell the GOP under Bush. We need a balance to the Democrats, but the current GOP is not usefully that.

This is why it is so important that the GOP go up in flames next week. If they only lose the Presidency, they’ll pin that on McCain. They need to loose wide and far. Only with that scorching will they have an opportunity to return to their fiscally conservative pre-Reagan roots and rise from the ashes. And then there’s the matter of earning back our trust… but one step at a time.


Behold, the Power of Cheerleading

Or perhaps the power of estrogen.

Last night was the final home game for my son’s Modified (7th & 8th grade) Volleyball team. The team was pretty well crushed in the first 3 games of the 6-game match. Then suddenly they came to life and squeaked out 3 narrow wins in a row.

The difference? Well it could be coincidence, but it didn’t escape any of the adults there that the performance boost occurred just moments after a couple dozen teen girls streamed into the bleachers and started whooping and hollering for the boys.

When daddy asked me why I did it
I made him laugh out loud when I told him
Cause the chicks dig it