Short blog today because now (after many changes of plans) I have to get ready to roll to Houston for my dad's birthday. I've been spending the last 3 days in a long, protracted email argument with Roundball and Weedo about whether or not Superman is actually a tool of "The Man" and whether or not we would trust him if he showed up in real life. I tend to be a Batman fan, myself. I just relate more to a guy who's generally good, but has had a few run ins with the cops. One thing is sure- we have all spent way too much time in email chains arguing about this topic.
Not a lot else to say. I'm still keeping a close eye on Judge Roberts as more and more stuff keeps trickling out about him, but I think his confirmation is all but inevitable.
I sympathize with Cindy Sheehan for her loss, but I'm not sure that pulling out of Iraq right now is the right thing to do. I mean, I was totally against going to war (I even went to a war protest at our state capitol before the invasion), but now that we're there I think we have an obligation to see this thing through rather than just leave Iraq's dissenting extremist groups to tear the place apart the moment we leave. We made the mess, so I think we have an obligation to clean it up. This woman should have been protesting before the war because it was the wrong thing to do, but I don't think we can pull out now just because of the danger to American lives (after killing so many Iraqis in our poorly planned attempt to bring them a new government).
That's it. I gotta run. Everyone have a good weekend.
p.s. - Check this out.
I think that this is a good piece and I pretty much agree with this guy. The Republicans are really screwing up a lot of things right now (and they're much better at campaigning than governing), but the Democrats are failing to offer any kind of cohesive, alternate plans (to the Iraq War, the sagging economy, medical care, etc.). I've bitched about this before. I remember being able to get really excited about Clinton when he ran in 1992 because he had firmly established plans which were laid out to deal with almost any issue that would come up during the campaign (I even had a little campaign poster with Clinton's proposed solutions for different issues in a side by side graph next to the weak ass Republican proposals, and it really highlighted how much stronger Clinton's ideas were than those being put forward by the Republicans). Now it seems like the Democrats do nothing but bitch and whine. They need some plans, and preferably someone with the charisma to sell them to the people. And I'm here to tell you right now that Hillary ain't gonna cut it (unless the Republicans run someone who's even weaker, but I don't think that's gonna happen). Anyway, read the article.