Tuesday, October 03, 2006

disturbance at the heron house

what's that old curse, "may you live in interesting times"? (by the way, may not be an ancient chinese curse, as is the common thought).

anyway, things are pretty interesting these days, like the wheel are totally coming off the wagon of sanity.

i mean, in the last week we've seen a host of things that in and of themselves would dominate a news cycle --

* a national intellience estimate that pretty much contradicts most of what duhbya's been saying about irag.

* more evidence that condi rice overlooked serious warnings about a possible bin laden attack on u.s. interests, and it's possible that this was intentionally withheld during the 9/11 commission investigation.

* senate majority leader bill frist says that the taliban (!!) should be included in the political process in afghanistan.

* and now, the gift that looks like it'll keep on giving for weeks to come, mark foley's indiscretion and the stunning ham-handedness of the gop leadership's response.

all this has rendered iraq, iran and north korea to virtual sidebars in the news.

and oh yeah...congress just tossed the magna carta overboard, and trod all over one of the primary grievances that the colonists had against the crown during the revolution.

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