“So, where is this guy?” you were all, no doubt, asking yourselves. “Has he absconded to Brazil with his presidential campaign fund? Did he fall into an open manhole while chasing his hat on a windy day? (And did he hit his head, and, if so, is he wandering around the sewers thinking that he’s the Phantom of the Opera, or perhaps James Carville?) Surely he didn’t light up a cigarette while putting gas in his car - again.”
No, nothing so dramatic. My home computer picked up a particularly nasty virus recently and we wound up having IT technicians remotely access the thing and run what turned out to be more than 24 hours of diagnostics and virus-removal. Then, we had to take the computer down to the store to get the cd drivers fixed (they would go wonky right after I got my Freddie Slack cd in the mail!) And the final result was that the IT guys had to reinstall the operating system after all. As a precaution against future fiascos of this sort, Mrs. Paco has ordered a back-up computer: a Mac Book Pro. That’s right: I’m going take a bite of the Apple!
Unfortunately, I can’t access blogger from work, so I was unable to put up a message. I see, however, that you all continued to cavort and gambol and frolic in the comments, which is precisely what I hoped you would do.
Just remember, though: you break it, you bought it.
Here are a couple of posts that I wrote up in Word and emailed to myself, but didn’t get up before my computer collapsed. A bit stale, now, but still…
The virtue of self-reliance
It is the antithesis to the claims made by our proliferating statists that, without government assistance, we are essentially a nation of 307,000,000 toddlers. Here’s a prime example of what citizen volunteers can accomplish on their own.
Our long, national nightmare is over
Well, one of them, anyway. Barney Frank is retiring.
He’ll probably be replaced by someone equally liberal – although possibly not, since the new district in which Frank would have had to run includes a couple of towns that are more conservative than his historical base. In any event, the Democrats would have to really exert themselves in order to find somebody as thoroughly obnoxious. He is one of the most revolting liberal hacks to ever wash up on the banks of the Potomac, morally reprehensible in both his private and public life, a particularly repellant example of the ongoing political scourge that Massachusetts is to the nation.
Update: By the way, the corruption will continue, unabated.
I move that we name a federal prison after Eric Holder
And then make him an inmate. It would be karma – and comedy – gold.