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Would anyone like to explain this to me…

….I’m not inclined to believe that drilling in our environmentally sensitive areas is going to solve our energy problem, but I guess I’ll play along for a minute. Isn’t oil simply sold to the highest bidder?  Why would there be any guarantee that even one drop of this stuff would …

There are sanctimonious jerks on both sides.

Remember when I said that the Europeans were sanctimonious jerks for running the Muhummad cartoons repeatedly?  Well there are jerks on both sides.  I can’t imagine how any tradition that puts people to death for religous choices can expect to be taken seriously in the modern world. Link: CNN.com – …

Why are we in Iraq?

Joe Grossberg, my coworker whose blog you should be reading, pointed out an interesting take on the war in Iraq that’s worth a read.  My favorite excerpt: "What Iraq has that Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia do not is not oil, but fresh water. In fact, Iraq has almost all …

First day back at work

So it was my first day back in the office after being out for a month and a day.  I was only there for five hours, but I caught myself twice reaching reflexively my shoulder where my son would be.  For a month now, he’s only been four steps away from me.  Not having him for five hours was weird.  I’ll obviously get over it, but it was weird.

Iraq Endgame

My favorite deployed soldier blogger, "365 and a Wakeup", has a compelling argument about why "how we got to Iraq" is moot, and why we have to stay to finish the job.  I can’t really tell if I’m more angry about the incompetence of the Bush Administration’s approach to WMD’s …

Medicinal marijuana setback at the Supreme Court

Medicinal marijuana gots its day in court, and the Supreme Court has decided that if you cultivate it in your home, for personal medical use as proscribed by a doctor, that its still illegal, even if you’re in a state where it’s legal.

The logic here is fascinating, even if in some case tortured, and worthy of a few minutes of your attention.