(NOTE: This posting originally appeared in the now-defunct Last Days Bulletin blog. It is Copyright 2011, Bay State Conservative News. Follow me on Twitter – @Sunking278)
Ron Paul, for the second year in a row, won the CPAC presidential straw poll. At one time, I was a strong Paul supporter, and I still believe he’s an economic genius. He’d make a terrific Treasury Secretary. But his positions on foreign affairs, I’ve come to realize, are a bit naive, even if I agree in theory about non-interventionism. The real world sometimes challenges one’s preconceptions & biases, and Ron Paul has proven himself far too rigid in his libertarian ideology to adapt to the hard decisions that need to be made in the post-9/11 universe. I make basically the same argument concerning Barack Hussein Obama, that he is far too entrenched in his ideology (far-leftist in his case) to see the forest from the trees. It goes without any saying, just for the record, that I would take Ron Paul over Obama as our leader in a heartbeat. However, I don’t see the vast majority of conservatives & Republicans ever coalescing around Ron Paul, except as a last resort (and who knows, it may come to that if some milquetoast like Mitt Romney or a – real or perceived – firebomb without a lot of experience like Sarah Palin are the only other options.) Ron Paul wins presidential straw poll … Roger Hedgecock asks the question, will cyber warfare be our next Pearl Harbor? … An authentic first-hand account heralding the American victory at Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 has been found after having been missing for the past six decades. Mass. archives retrieves Revolutionary War letter … Lady Gaga hatched from a replica egg at the Grammy Awards. Please tell me this twit’s fifteen minutes of fame are finally up. Hatching out of an egg, that is seriously a ‘jump-the-shark’ moment, one worthy of killing a career. It also needs to be pointed out that this is not an attractive woman, not in the least, for whatever it’s worth. (In other words, she has no respectable reason to be showing off her body the way she is doing. The girl is ugly; sorry, folks.) Pop culture becomes more obnoxious, crass, and mindless all the time.
SPORTS – Tennessee Volunteers basketball: We won’t even mention the disappointment that was Saturday night’s loss to Florida, but the women’s team overcame a thirteen-point halftime defect to defeat Vanderbilt on Sunday. One can only imagine the harsh words Coach Summit had for those girls at the half. Lady Vols rally past Vanderbilt, 65-57 … Hockey: America’s greatest hockey franchise, the Detroit Red Wings, took both games in a weekend doubleheader against the Boston Bruins, including a 6-1 rout on Friday night at TD Garden. The Wings & Bruins really don’t play each other very often – which is foolish, considering they are both Original Six franchises – but it’s always somewhat of a bittersweet occasion for yours truly when they do. I live in the Boston area and would like to see the Bruins win a Stanley Cup once in my lifetime. Hell, if the Blackhawks can win a Cup, then surely the Bruins deserve one. Just not at the Wings’ expense, though! Todd Bertuzzi scores twice as Red Wings sweep Bruins … On a more positive note for the Boston region, our Celtics defeated those evil bastards from Miami yet again on Sunday. We own you, LeBron! Rondo’s triple-double helps Celtics top Heat, 85-82.