23 October 2012

It's One of THOSE Mornings

You know those days when you awaken refreshed, and eager to get going? This isn't one of those.  :)

It began with the alarm ... that annoying, insistent, incessant beeping from the bedside table. At first I wasn't sure what the noise was, and then knocked my cell phone off the table while fumbling for the 'off' button on the clock.

Got tangled in the covers trying to sit up, and had trouble finding the floor (hint: it's where the cell phone is).  Stumbled across the room and knocked my glasses off the dresser.

... sighs ...

Anyway, I finally made it to work. It's 8 degrees out there, and my long-sleeve-shirt-and-down-vest combo was almost inadequate for these temps. Guess I'll have to wear a jacket, tomorrow, or at least some gloves: that steering wheel is painful to hang onto when it's this chilly.

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So ... did anyone else suffer through the final debate last night?

The display of disdain (or contempt, take your pick), petulance and inferiority complex was astounding - and that's just Bob Schieffer. Pa-DUMP-bump!

Srsly, if the idea is to convince us which of the candidates is more capable of dealing with the affairs of state, the incumbent failed miserably.

The Navy isn't a game of "Battleship" and we're not counting ships?  Really?  Even if we have the most technically-advanced ships afloat, you can only cover so much area per ship. There's a point of diminishing returns when you keep reducing the size of the fleet, and we're there. The post-Viet Nam fleet was 600 ships; now we have fewer than 300, and are asking more of it.

If the incumbent had a clue, he'd know that. It isn't about the ability to fulfill the mission, in the liberals' eyes: it's about shrinking the military.

Personally, I'm not willing to settle for America as a third-rate power.

13 comments:

Ajdshootist said...

Oh boy does that sound just like me in the morning,i use the alarm on my phone to wake me and as it is next to one of my pillows the thing is set on vibrate,my trouble is that as my balence dos not work very well sitting up too suddenly and then standing up i lose my balence and fall back on my bed.

drjim said...

Yep, more sorties from fewer resources to get the "cost per sortie" down.
Didn't work back in 'Nam, and still doesn't work!

Rev. Paul said...

AJD, I hear you; my balance doesn't seem to work until I've been up for 30 seconds or so, either.

drjim, agreed. There's "fail" written all over whatever napkin they used for this plan.

armedlaughing said...

I've the pleasure of wakening on my own.
No alarm (generally)
But, don't sleep too well and moving is always painful.
So I try not to move. :-P

In the word of Dr. Sheldon Cooper (of the Big Bang Theory):
I an NOT the master of my own bladder!

Rev. Paul said...

armedlaughing, understood. I'd prefer not to move when the alarm goes off, too, but my wife has me well-trained. :^)

ProudHillbilly said...

If people only knew how many of us are not actually conscious when we drive to work...

Rev. Paul said...

ph, as a former firefighter, I can attest that it's an open secret. Way too many zombies driving on any given morning.

threecollie said...

Kinda sickening isn't he? The indumbent I mean. And mornings..those too.

Rev. Paul said...

threecollie, it is indeed. And mornings, too.

Ajdshootist said...

How many times have you got to work sat at your desk and realised you dont remember any of the drive in!

Rev. Paul said...

Shootist, I don't want to admit that, even to myself. This morning's drive was memorable only by way of how cold the drive was.

Jenny said...

I heard it was 19 degrees today up there? Eek!

Regarding the lightbringer... ugh. At this point, I'm long past being convinced that an internationally weakened America is by [i]intention,[/i] not the byproduct of naivete.

Rev. Paul said...

Jenny, it was 8 degrees here at 7 a.m., but is up to 30 now. And yes, that's been his intention all along. He means the things he says about America being too powerful, in his un-humble opinion.