Archive for April 11, 2010
OK folks. Hope you had a great weekend. I’m back at it tomorrow.
As we head into a new week, my prediction is that, baring some sort of catastrophe, the big ah, “news” will be endless speculation as to who President Obama will nominate to replace Justice Stevens; speculation which I’m ALREADY SICK OF by the way (I’m lookin’ at you, single-minded cable “news’ networks).
(Hey, gotta keep those talking heads employed.)
God, it’s going to be a long spring and summer.
Today is the 7th anniversary of the looting in Baghdad that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld dismissed with: Democracy is “untidy,” the people in Baghdad had “pent-up feelings” of oppression, and “stuff happens.”
In retrospect his line about Democracy being “untidy” seems the most outrageous though, obviously, “stuff happens” got the most attention at the time. Shock and awe had happened just days earlier and Rumsfeld was implying that democracy had arrived in Iraq already? Shit. They don’t have democracy today and they sure didn’t have it while we were bombing the crap out of them.
I hope Rumsfeld (and Bush and Cheney and Rice and Wolfowitz and…) rots in hell.
A wise person once told not to eat anything that doesn’t decompose. If it doesn’t decompose, it must be filled with who-knows-what so it doesn’t, and would you want to eat that stuff?
Add the McDonald’s Happy Meal to the list. A writer over at Baby Bites bought a Happy Meal in early March, 2009, put it on a shelf in her office and got it out last month to see how it looked: a little — emphasis on “a little” — shriveled maybe but otherwise hey, no big diff.
Moral of story? Don’t feed your kids Happy Meals for God’s sake.
The CEO of Comcast made $25 million last year.