Tuesday, July 26, 2005

It's only a flesh wound

Keep movin', movin', movin',
Though they're disapprovin',
Keep them doggies movin' Rawhide!
Don't try to understand 'em,
Just rope and throw and grab 'em,
Soon we'll be living high and wide.

Yeah, I know. I really, really need to get a new column in to FMNN ... but I have writer's block. Click on the link -- maybe sending some traffic their way will placate them.

So, what to do when there's just no Really Big Idea saying "write, me, dammit ..." Why, emulate The Evil One and do a roundup, of course!

The Democrats are starting to unfold their 2008 strategy -- (New York Times links sometimes require registration -- feel free to use "rationalreview" as both userid and pwd). Summary: They intend to pitch fiscal responsibility and the Busheviks' military incompetence. Good memes, but I think they need more.

The Italians are out for blood -- A court has issued six more warrants for the arrest of CIA agents believe to be involved in kidnapping a Muslim cleric and smuggling him out of the country to be tortured in Egypt. That makes 19 warrants. Foreign policy tip #1: Don't kidnap people off your allies' soil. Foreign policy tip #2: If even the friggin' Italians can identify 19 personnel involved in a clandestine op, there's a big security problem at CIA. Or was -- Porter Goss has taken over since the incident in question, so maybe some things are changing. Or maybe not.

San Diego goes to the polls -- Good luck to libertarian mayoral candidate Richard Rider!

The space truck hits the road again -- NASA officials decided to launch Discovery despite continuing problems with a fuel gauge. Godspeed and good luck to the astronauts ... now let's get space travel into the private sector where it belongs so we can get out there instead of continuing to dick around in orbit in obsolete, aging shuttles.

In case you were wondering -- The current number is 1,778 1,782.

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