On Vacation: RWN Will Return Tuesday

I’m going to be heading to the beach today at about 4:00, which means this will be the last update until Tuesday. That’s a shame because I was looking forward to liveblogging the debate tonight…

By the way: My prediction? The Dems way overspun the first debate so that expectations are that Kerry is going to clean Bush’s clock tonight. Heck, the first debate was basically a draw even with Kerry basically getting a pass on his record (which isn’t going to be the case this time). So I expect Bush will look fresher, more prepared, and will win the debate tonight. We’ll see if I turn out to be right.

Bush should win by the way. Kerry’s nothing but a “backseat candidate” who sits around and carps that he could do a better job driving, even though he supported almost all of what he now thinks were “wrong turns” at the time they were made. As Teddy Roosevelt pointed out, anybody can be a critic…

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and who comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. The man who at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so that his place will never be with those cold timid souls who never knew victory or defeat.”

….but whether they can accomplish anything when it’s their turn in the arena is another matter.

In any case, that’s enough politics for me today. I’m heading to the beach. While I’m gone, how bout checking out my advertisers? Come on…just a few…please?

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Last but not least, I wanted to give a little plug to Steven Pressfield’s “The Virtues of War : A Novel of Alexander the Great“. His publicist sent me an email asking if I wanted a free copy, I answered in the affirmative and Pressfield (he’s the guy who wrote ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’) quickly sent me a personally autographed copy along with a really nice note. I do plan to read the book — which is a fictionalized account about Alexander the Great — but I have to admit that Pressfield’s book “Gates of Fire : An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae” appeals to me more. Alexander was sort of the Hitler of his day, but Thermopylae? 300 Spartans vs. 100,000 Persians and they held out for a week to give their people more time to prepare. It was like the Alamo on steroids. Now that’s a STORY. That would actually make for a pretty nifty movie, and I think they made one back in the day, but the depressing way the battle ends — with the “good guys” all dying probably means there won’t be a remake any time soon.

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