I like Hot air, it is a stop I make every day on the net, so let me them some advice:

When you have a headline that says “A near majority” that a sure way to advertise that you don’t have a majority. That type of word game seems a tad weaselly to me.

Just say “a plurality” next time. I can’t stand word games. It is what people do when you want to hide a reality.

Here is the poll.

At Big Hollywood (which will have a link by the end of the week as its been great reading) Andy Levy has an important list of don’t for us on the right now that we are out of power totally:

DON’T question the motives – question the policy. When you disagree with Obama’s policies, say so, and make it clear why. But remember that President Obama is doing what he thinks is best for the country, as President Bush did. Both men love America and want what’s best for her. End of story.

DON’T make it personal. We don’t need another Derangement Syndrome. We don’t need people doing things like emphasizing Obama’s middle name in a derogatory fashion. How anyone would think that’s beneficial to their cause, or to the country as a whole, is beyond me. Also, it’s not even clever. Neither are smushwords like BusHitler, or sillywords like Rethuglicans and Dhimmicrats.

DON’T pretend you’re being brave when you criticize your government. Not while people in other countries actually, y’know, DIE, when they do that.

I would add one thing. If people on our side decide to mimic the derangement that we’ve seen on the left we need to call them on it.

Via Israellycool our reading today is from the 1st letter of David to the Gazans:

…We ask only for one thing. Leave us in peace. That’s right. We have no other demands. Just leave us in peace. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t, we will fight back ferociously and mercilessly. We will destroy your homes and your cities. We will make your miserable lives even more miserable. If you don’t want this to happen any more, leave us in peace.

Our soldiers are not motivated by hate but by determination. We embrace life and will do anything to preserve it. However, we will kill and die to protect our land and our way of life. That’s what they should be teaching in your schools instead of useless lies.

A terrorist is a terrorist. Sorry to be the one to break the news, but it’s about time somebody told you that a terrorist is nothing more than a coward. Not a hero. Not a Shahid. There is nothing heroic in blowing yourself up amongst a crowd of woman and children. Anybody can do it. Anybody can hide inside a school or a mosque and blindly fire rockets into cities, hoping to kill as many babies as possible. There is nothing courageous or admirable in these acts of cruelty. To take pride in an act of terror is pitiful and pathetic. I know you’ve been raised to believe the contrary, but it is a lie. I have seen how your children are taught to commit suicide. How your suicide bombers are glorified. This is tragically sad. A real hero faces his enemy and doesn’t hide in schools and hospitals. A real hero protects his people and will die for them but not among them.

Israel exists and it belongs to the Jewish People. I’ve seen your school books. I know that Israel has been omitted from your maps. Contrary to what you’ve been told, the State of Israel really does exist. Look outside your window. We are here and we are not going anywhere. Dear Palestinian neighbor, it’s time to deal with the facts. We love our beautiful little country. We will protect it with our lives. You are not getting it. This was explained to you in 1948. You got your country and we got ours. Your arrogant and stupid leaders promised you that you will get the whole thing. Thousands have lives have been lost for nothing. It’s NEVER going to happen! While you have been foolishly drooling over our land instead of nurturing your own, we have built one of the most beautiful and successful countries on Earth. We have done it not to spite our greedy neighbors, but rather in spite of them. We’ve planted forests and quenched the desert. We’ve drained wetlands and culivated fields. We built universities, opera houses, superhighways, hospitals, skyscrapers and stadiums. We have millions of refugees, but no refugee camps.

You could do the same. Focus on what you have and not on what you will never have. It takes love, hard work and determination. We can help. We have experts and scientists helping developing nations across the globe. Accept the facts, lay down your weapons and join us in making this great region of the planet even greater

It’s pretty good advice, will the Gazans take it?

To make up for all the days lost to the Ice Storm last month Fitchburg will be eliminating February vacation and the Good Friday from the days off this year.

My son will not be amused but then again he will not be going to school in July either.

Not sure if Catholic Schools will follow suit on Feb vacation but they sure won’t on Good Friday.

My wife who works in Leominster will be sleeping in that week with a large smile on her face.

Lets hope that Obama’s decision to walk is just symbolic and not an actual reflection on the Carter vs Arthur watch.

Seriously considering the crowd and the mood it makes sense but please please PLEASE I hope its not another Jimmy Carter! Unless of course it is followed by another Ronald Reagan, preferably from Alaska.

UPDATE: Going back in the car.

I said that Ted Kennedy didn’t look good I was righter than I knew.

Ailing Senator Edward Kennedy collapsed at an inaugural lunch for Democratic President Barack Obama on Tuesday and was evacuated by medical staff, apparently suffering from convulsions, a congressional aide said.

Kennedy was wheeled out of the Capitol building on a stretcher surrounded by police and taken away in an ambulance, according to a Reuters witness.

Lets hope that things work out.

I’ve always had a soft spot for the elderly particularly those of World War II age. One tends to not suspect them but remember crooks, scam artists and asses grow old just like everyone else. The passing of time doesn’t change what a person is.

This is apparently true for the angry left as they made it a point to chant against president Bush as he was introduced at the inaugural.

The election of President Obama is not going to magically change hateful angry people into gentlemen.

Althouse is not impressed.

It didn’t rate a page at Kos or Talkleft or Huffington. I’m so surprised.

Update: Chris Matthews is embarrassed, I didn’t know that was possible.

Just back from running errands, putting away groceries etc. Some thoughts.

The line at the post office was long since the stamp machine was broken. I couldn’t help but notice the photos of then President Bush and VP Cheney in the entrance way. I don’t know if those came down at Noon but they were up as of 11:15 and some people in line didn’t like it.

Noticed that Biden was sworn in first with a flourish in the middle so technically for about 5 min Bush was president with Biden as his VP.

To answer the question I was at a traffic light eating a Big Mac.

John Roberts is a great jurist and a fine supreme court justice but COME ON how do you blow the oath of office? He won’t live that down in a hurry.

I stayed parked at Romano’s mkt listening to the speech, not bad some minor weak spots but not bad.

Thought the crowd might Boo when he thanked President Bush.

I noted that the snow drifts didn’t instantly melt nor did the ground open up and swallow the country whole. This must have been a great shock to two very different groups of people.

Watching the dinner on C-Span, boy Ted Kennedy has lost a ton of weight, dying tends to do that to you. I don’t much care for his politics but its sad to watch a person die like that.

The two local stations didn’t carry Rush’s critique or Rush at all. I would have been interesting to hear it in real time but I’ll have 4 years at least to hear and or Join in Rush’s Critique of President Obama.

Joe Biden’s wife is really good looking, I can’t help but like the man. He’s wrong on a lot but I bet o na personal level he can be counted on.

Has a mother-in-law ever moved into the White House?

Obama is greeting McCain and Gore. McCain doesn’t seem upset that he lost, you can still see resentment on Gore’s face. (Saw that on Kerry’s wife’s face to in the crowd.)

Watching him work the crowd he looks good and confident. I don’t care for the idolatry of his fans in the media but he SHOULD be confident he can make a difference. If he wasn’t he wouldn’t be going for the job.

Starting tomorrow the rubber hits the road we will now see if he can cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with a Herring govern.

If he can win the war on terror and turn the economy around he’ll be a winner in my book.