Just Some Monday Musings
It'll be great when it stops shampooing raining. It's cold and rainy and I'm sick of it. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Perhaps I'm suffering.
Ok, onto some stuff that's been boiling over:
* One of my favorite jokes
from the movie Good Morning Vietnam
was "What's the difference between the Boy Scouts and the Army? The Boy Scouts don't have heavy artillery."
* This might be the greatest headline ever: "Citi Field Mets streaker emerges clothed, unapologetic after night in jail."
* Here's rooting for one of TLBR's favorite TL's
- Dontrelle Willis. When he was pitching well, the D-Train was fun to watch. And off the field, in my brief stint as SportsTicker baseball reporter, he was engaging and a terrific interview. Hope he gets his form back.
* Great line from NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams, regarding his off-the-camera life as a fan of all music blogger:
"I have a wife and two children and a house and a two-car garage and a dog. No one should fear me becoming a tragic hipster. I may be a hipster, but never tragic. I'm not going to bars in Brooklyn and drinking PBRs."
The entire interview can be read here
. And for the record, there's nothing tragic about drinking PBR. It's not only economical, but it's damned good beer.
* I'm wondering when the decision was made that we care about the vice president? I suppose it's relevant, considering the hate-monger (best case), borderline Satanic (worst case) that we just had for the last eight years essentially ran the country.
And it was probably relevant this past election, when the old, bitter dude had the young, dumb chick as his running mate...one heartbeat away from the Oval Office, you betcha.
But even now that Change has come to America, can we get a big "Yes, We Can" to the STFUVP movement?
I tend to be liberal with my social conscience, conservative with my fiscal and judicial responsibilites. I think we can have civil dialogue with our enemies, while also dispensing the proper amount of justice in the proper setting.
I'd rather not torture terror suspects. But if they don't get three hots and a cot, and are mildly uncomfortable, I'm fine with that. If the floors of the prisons are slippery and, whoops, they fall down (repeatedly, over and over, until something gives...), then I'm fine with it.
Just don't tell me. Don't make it public. Just make it happen. Go to a used book store and buy a copy of "The Prince." In some cases, the ends do justify the means.
Back to Biden - we do not need to know where the VP's secret bunker is. We do not need to know where the shadow cabinet and Congress get shipped to in case of global calamity.
National secrets should remain as such. Our national leaders should have enough intelligence and foresight to know that.
That is all. Time to go back to being miserable.