This week I have been struggling with what to write. Not because there is a lack of material on which to comment, or because there is nothing going on in the world around us. Quite the contrary, it is because I only have so much time to write, and can't decide which topics to cover. Instead, I am going to do a quick mash of several topics, and lump them together.
First one: Delta hates Jews.
The original article which I saw last night on USA Today's website has been changed. Wyatt mentions this is his blog. But the basic idea of what happened is simple. Delta entered into an agreement with another airline. This airline happens to be based in Saudi Arabia. Well, they happen to hate the Jews, and have a law about them not being in their kingdom. Delta complies with the regulation of Air Discrimi-Saudi. I understand when you are operating between various sovereign nations you need to be aware of their laws. But this is a case of making a bad decision by Delta. They could have picked better. There is already a fairly intense backlash, we'll see what comes of it.
Item number two: Wisconsin Passes Carry Bill
I love what Tam has to say about it. For the last score of years and change the states have been passing legislation making clear the legality of carrying weapons, especially carrying them concealed. The last decade has seen quite the increase. When I started carrying 10 years ago, the map of the US of which states had laws, and more importantly to me specifically, which states reciprocate with mine, was sparse. Over the years I have watched these maps become more filled with freedom and liberty. It has been an absolute joy to watch. Illinois is the last hold-out. Granted some states have tighter restrictions, make it more difficult for their citizenry to employ their rights, but only one remains where they have laws counter to the Constitution, and deny freedom. Illinois, you're next. :)
Thirdly: Rick Perry for President?
This is a conversation by Trifecta on PJTV. I strongly encourage you to check them out.
To my knowledge, Governor Perry has not yet announced an intention to run for president of the United States. Here is a quote from his speech:
And our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let's stop trying to curry favor with them. Let's stop this American downward spiral! We're doing this, and it's happening because of twoo much spending, too much interfering, and too much apologizing."
When any politician makes comments like that, I have to admit that it gives me some hope. However, when I see their actions, I'm let down more often than not. And sadly it's not infrequent that I am not only let down, but that I am crushed, beaten into the ground, and demoralized. Governor Perry seems to be true to his word, however, based on what I've seen in Texas. Is he perfect? No, no human is. It would be wrong for us to pin all of our hopes on one man, if that man is not Christ.
Also, Bill Whittle's comment about Perry is spot on, when he says that he can fill a room, and has a presence which befits a president. He makes a comparison of personality and charisma to Regan, and I tend to agree with that assessment.
That's all I have time for now. Stay tuned for more posts in the future!
Also, if there is a topic you'd like to see me address, please let me know in the comments. Also, share your thoughts on any topics you'd like here, not just these. Consider this an open thread.