Monday, April 10, 2006

Make It Stop

Another weekend, another Monday. Not a whole lot of note done over the weekend. Saturday Amy & I just hung out and relaxed, Sunday Amy went out with the girls while Gary & I hung out, gamed, & relaxed. So relaxation is good.

Going back even further for a sec to pimp Shadowbox - Go see Crazy From The Heat at Easton. It's a damn good time, including new sketches for quite a few of their better regular characters - Jason's Scary Stories, American Top 40, Dr. Mystery, the game show gang, etc. Lots of fun. Additionally, of course, BillWho? rocks the house with some great tunes.

Today was a pretty busy day at work, but I did get a bit o' free time here & there to do some interesting reading. This is what really got me worked up - Telegraph headline: "Bush is planning nuclear strikes on Iran's secret sites". ARE YOU SERIOUS? I mean holy crap, as if the whole propaganda parade wasn't already bad enough, now they're alleging that folks in the administration are refusing to take the nuclear option off the table. The story has spread to a lot of other sources as well, and SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY - the fact that military action is on the table AT ALL here is a testament to how deluded folks in Washington must be about how things are going over there. Given the news from Iraq, the fact that we're still in Afganistan, how could we POSSIBLY afford (money-wise, troop-wise) to open up yet ANOTHER front? This does make last week's story about the US plan to build new nukes for the first time since 1989 (possibly up to 125 new nukes a YEAR!) a LOT scarier...
A senior Pentagon consultant said that Mr Bush believes that he must do "what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do," and "that saving Iran is going to be his legacy".
...YEAH. And that's your warm fuzzy thought of the day right there.