Only 'cause I've got a crapton of stuff to look up for other purposes today. I may make another rant later.
For the record, I didn't watch the SOTU address last night. I preferred to exercise my right to tell him to STFU instead. I read some of what was written about it, and I'm convinced I made the right decision. There'll be enough commercials running for the Anointed One between now and November and I don't need to give him dedicated air time in this house.
I'm likely to throw something heavy at the teevee by accident, and I can't afford to replace the set right now. Economy, don't you know. (That and I haven't seen a flat-screen that's really convinced me it's worth the money yet. I'll lose the traditional sets when they die, and not before.)
But to the headlines:
Mr. Blatt points out that it's not the Republican-controlled side of the legislature we should be bent about. He's right, as usual. While I'm not entirely pleased with what the House has done, (but when am I truly satisfied with anything?) the Senate has rested itself firmly on an excuse of gridlock and neglected its duty. They should be fired. I expect they'll be re-elected instead.
What? It only counts when it's some left-wing actor or singer mouthing off on an approved main-stream network about something they know nothing about? Pfah. Go Timmy.
I've got opinions on military cuts (what? me? opinions?) but I don't have much save for gut instinct about it. I don't know whether Mr. Caruba has all the facts either, but neither of us think that what's being planned and done passes the smell test.
And finally, I kind of wish I still lived a little further north. At least when it comes to things like this. I ask my northern peeps: did you see it? Was it really fabulous?
Now I'm off to get some real work done. K out.