Friday, December 08, 2006

Goodbye and Hello as Always? @_@

Via Instapundit we learn that an interesting memoir of Rumsfeld's career is over here at Real Clear Politics. ^_^

The fact that Presidential campaigns take 2 years to prepare these days, combined with the fact that Mr. Rumsfeld was once an elected Congressman who would know how to put an election campaign together, does bring an interesting abeit whimsical notion to mind in a way that would explain the timing of his departure: Can you picture the way the anti-war activists would look in November of 2008 when they realize that they now have to get used to the idea of saying "President Rumsfeld"? ^O^

Just an amusing thought, but if it ever does come to pass please remember that you heard it here first. ^_~


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Useful Postulate...

"I have a postulate for you to consider: IN any thinking-system, A postulate that says you can't do what you have to do must be rejected as futile.

Reason: A postulate is NOT a reality-truth; it's strictly a thought-tool...and a tool that won't work must be replaced with one that will."

- John W. Campbell, letter to Horace L. Gold on November 4, 1954. P. 263 of "The John W. Campbell Letters: Volume 1", eds. Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., Tony Chapdelaine, George Hay, (Frankin, TN.:AC Projects, 1985. ISBN: 0-931150-16-7 ).

Something to keep in mind the next time someone tries to sell despair when it comes to winning The War on Terror or indeed upon any other subject. After all, it's not without reason that Napoleon is said to have stated that "The Moral is to the Physical as three to one!" ^_^

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