Crap. It looks like I may have spoken a little too soon about New Orleans dodging the worst of Hurricane Katrina. The news this morning said that the hurricane had busted a few levees which protect the city, and that the city was filling up with water today.
Let's hope they get that flooding problem shored up so we can all visit The Crescent City next year for Jazzfest without having to rent swamp boats in order to do it.
I had a really nice lunch today with Jennifer at The Clay Pit. It sounds like her new job is going well over in the civil side of the County Attorney's Office. Now she has to do legal writing as a regular part of her job. Maybe she can quote The Adventures of Steanso in one of her briefs and get it worked into an opinion somewhere.
Last night I visited Shaw Manor over in the rarefied atmosphere of Travis Country. Little Meredith Shaw is growing like gangbusters, and her mom is real, real tired (but holding up well). Meredith is a cute kid who does her fair share of smiling and waiving her pudgy fingers, but the thing that really gives my heart joy is knowing that it's only a matter of time before those Shaw genes kick in and she's slipping out her bedroom window to run wild with the neighborhood kids. Oh the stories that her Uncle Jason will have of growing up with her dad!
Crack practice is tonight, so I better rest up for that.
And last, but not least, one more example of how out of touch George W. is:
The man thinks that World War II is the best comparison to Iraq? I'm sure that he wants to think that because the U.S. was attacked first during 9-11, but the 9-11 attacks justified the invasion of Afghanistan, in my opinion, and nothing further. The invasion of Iraq was unjustified, poorly planned, and has left us in a military quagmire in which we are occupying a country against insurgent attacks, many of which are being launched by Iraq's indigenous population. Iraq certainly draws comparisons to one of our prior wars, but who wants to admit that they engineered an invasion which has turned into the new Vietnam? It's truly amazing how little The White House has learned from history, but then again, I'm not sure that George had any understanding of Vietnam in the first place. After all, wasn't he snorting coke off the butts of sorority girls when he dodged that war in the first place? I know that some Republicans would take issue with that comment. If only there were some kind of military reserve records or something that we could look at to see what he was doing during that time...