How the life goes on. It's good to know things continue charming in my absence from the 'sphere.
The FBI is shaking down punk 20-something protesters to make sure no one does anything violent at the Reep-fest in New York. One quotation caught my eye, from an ACLU woman, about the nature of the FBI's housecalls: "but what's so disturbing about all this is the pre-emptive nature - stopping them from participating in a protest before anything even happened." Uh, how is this surprising. At least it's a uniform application of the principle, right?
And, of course, on a less snarky note, we continue to win hearts and minds in Iraq. The upside is that because it always seems to be the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the news, I know where my friend Kendall is. The downside is pretty damn obvious, isn't it.