Sunday, January 20, 2008

A good'un from Jimmy

Why men don't write advice columns.
Dear Walter:
I hope you can help me here. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbor lady making mad passionate love to her. I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair for the past six months.
I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. I don't feel I can get through to him anymore.
Can you please help?
Mrs.. Sheila Usk

Dear Sheila:
A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.

I hope this helps.

Thanks Jimmy.

Why is the Left afraid of Rudy and McCain?

And they are. Just surf some of the Left wing blogs, KOS, MoveOn, TalkLeft, etc., and you will see that to be true.

My take on it is that they believe the religious Right will have no place to go, so they will vote for either and provide the edge needed for either to win in November. Now the Left may have a point in that elections are too often an exercise in holding your nose and voting for the best of the worst. But yesterday in South Carolina the religious Right had a clear choice, and didn't go for the ex-Baptist preacher. They also didn't go for Romney, who is the guy with arguably the best record on issues that supposedly are very important to them.... Marriage, abortion rights, gay rights, etc.

I find this simple. At this time security and national defense trumps social issues. McCain clearly beats Huckabee on these issues. He also clearly beats Hussein and Monica's ex-boyfriend's wife who is running for President.

And that scares the Left. And their water carriers, what's left of the Democratic party.

I think we are seeing the middle being redefined. The 2006 elections were as much about a general disgust with the tactics being used in Iraq as about the war. And as much as about the zillions being spent on bridges to nowhere as it was about corruption in general. And even then, the margin for victories in most of the races won by the Demos were razor thin.

In addition, many voters are seeing that we have two wars. One is a war against out right terror attacks, and one is a culture war. So the question is becoming, who will do the best job of preventing the Left from destroying Christmas while making sure that everyone else can enjoy their holidays. In addition, while Bush declares Islam to be a religion of peace, the antics of thousands of radical Muslims is starting to bring that into question in the minds of many. The wired world we live in makes actions speak louder than words.

Me? I think the problem is radicals, not religion. But what I still haven't got my hand around is this. Does the religion lend itself to radicalism?? But I digress.

Rudy's chief claim to fame is that he cleaned up NYC and that he handled himself, and the city, very well during 9/11. He also doesn't have the history of McCain on immigration and McCain Feingold hanging over his head. McCain does.