It has been a long time now that I felt that all was okay with my world. I was reading over the headlines on several news sites this morning and scanned the topics in several USMB forums. And it is depressing guys. The world seems upside down these days. --The Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, would not acknowledge the existence of radical Islam at a hearing before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and refused to acknowledge it had something to with the plot in NYC. But he is gung ho to use his power to challenge Arizona's recent immigration law while admitting that he hasn't read the law. --The ACLU will not defend those who respect and demand enforcement of the law, but files suit against a state that presumes to do so. --The President has nominated to US Supreme Court a former Harvard Law School Dean, former college professor, a softball player, a woman who practically grovels at his feet, one with scant legal and zero judicial experience, one who wrote an ode to socialism, a woman who is hostile to guns, and a woman who kicked the military off campus which, in his words, was not to increase the stature and competency of the Court but rather to make the Court look like America; --A bunch of parents in Florida apparently believe it is ok to allow 7 year-old girls to dress up in skimpy outfits and dance provocatively, even suggestively in public. --An enormous mosque is apparently being built just blocks from ground zero in Manhattan, and taxpayer dollars are supporting a mosque in Virginia while the ACLU challenges any form of religious symbol on village or county seals. --The Space Shuttle program launched Atlantis for the last time leaving space travel to the Russians and Chinese while our entire economy and national defense relies ever more on satellites. --Schools increasingly focus on boosting children's self esteem by creating illusions of success rather than achieving honest and real success. --Parents increasingly leave the care, raising, and education of their children to hired services rather than seeing that as their solemn responsibility, duty, and a blessing. --More and more we are seeing one segment of society forced to give up more freedoms and privileges lest another segment of society be offended. --More and more we are seeing devoutly religious people who express their opinions as more of a threat than we do terrorists committed to destroy, kill, and maim anybody they can. I could go on and on, but I suspect some of you get my drift. Is it just me? Or is the world upside down these days?