‘Before the steam starts coming out of the ears’: John Hughes
over at CSM is making a suggestion sure to blow a gasket in some people’s mind: Tony Blair and George Bush for Nobel Peace Prizes. I’m not ready to go there. I’m still too ticked off by the lack of WMD (despite Hughes’ somewhat reasonable arguments on that score), the torture scandal, the lack of pre-war planning for the post-war, and how the bring-freedom-to-the-Middle-East was clearly a secondary consideration for the war. … BUT, as Hughes notes, if democracy spreads and takes hold in the Middle East, then … Hey, two more clearly shifty war leaders, Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, won the prize, as did Mikhail Gorbachev, who won for something he never intended: the fall of communism in the Soviet Union. ...‘The governor is being completely hypocritical’:
So Mitt’s defense
is that he doesn’t control agencies outside his immediate State House office? … Blowout, choke, unravel, blowout and now … flat-out ugly:
At least the Celts
are becoming predictable in their own way. … Good question
: ‘Think you've got a handle on this Celtics-Pacers playoff series?’Update
-- From Reader No. 1:
"Why harp on bad news - here's some good news about the Celtics Playoff Performance: 1-Antoine will be cheaper to resign (ok, sarcastic) 2-Our faith in the rooks was not misplaced. 3-Trader Danny's draft record suggests he will make good use of the pick he gets for Mark Blount."‘Several more trips before the war was over’:
Hub Blog isn’t a regular reader of obituaries (yet). But, for some strange reason, this obit of the late H. Franklin Smith Jr.
caught my attention. Perhaps it was the history buff in me that was drawn to the Berlin Airlift angle in the headline. But upon reading the article, it was Smith’s exuberance and proud behind-the-scenes role in WWII that kept me reading. So many WWII vets passing away. So many obscure and unheralded tales. You just wish you could tell God, ‘Stop! Let them be! Give us a few more years with them!’ But time and history march on.‘Get a Mac’:
Got a lot of feedback to my post the other day on my computer meltdown: Two emails slugged ‘Buy a Mac,’ one slugged ‘Get a Mac,’ a few others recommending Macs and one link urging a Mac. I know Macs are better (I worked on a Mac for years – and even have an unofficial and little-known editor's daytime license to use Quark in a severe deadline pinch, with other page design conditions attached). But I guess I’m in denial and keep awaiting delivery of my new used PC (hint to Reader No. 1). … I’m also still rather enjoying my hiatus from home computers in general. I’ve even discovered this morning radio show called ‘Dennis and Callahan.’
Anyone hear of them before?