Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Midweek Update OR Tempests All Around
The intersection at P and 17th Sts., NW, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2008, on my way to my weekly Tuesday evening dinners at Bua's with Kristof.
Just a brief update to replace the top entry. I appreciate all the comments in the previous entry and all the visits from my regular readers. To the irregular readers, whatever. I have no control over them. As it is, there is so much, too much, going on the in world, and I've no control over any of it so why obsess on those things?
Another picture of Bernice from this past Sunday in her suburban Silver Spring tranquil abode.
On a personal note, I am very tired right now partly because I am rather busy this semester. Wednesdays are my busiest in terms of how long the day lasts because I go to College Park to campus for my evening class after working in Bethesda. I do it Mondays, too, this semester but it's two hours earlier.
It is nearly 1130PM and I can't spend much time on this entry because I need to go to bed.
Hopefully, that coastal storm will give us a nice rainy, windy Thur night - Friday. We'll see. The frickin' models are all trending away from giving us a lot of rain in the D.C. area. Screw you, weather.
Here is the current surface forecast for 0Z 26 Sept. 2008 Fri (that would be 8PM 25 Sept. 2008 Thur).
So Bush was on TV tonight -- here is a picture of Dear Leader in his exhausted state, probably just wanting it to be Jan. 20, 2009 already -- trying to terrify everyone -- again -- this time into giving his regime blank checks (well, another $700 billion) and unlimited power to "fix" the financial crisis his gang helped to create. What kind of crazy leader tries to stoke that much terror into his people like Bush did tonight in that speech? Oh, that's right, THIS kind of crazy, pathetic and tragic figure.
And speaking of would-be disasters, as for McCain, I think he's half senile and half irrational power keg.
His recklessly bold -- or rather, his boldly reckless --"Hail Mary" passes are evidence of how irrational and risky he'd be as president.
I refer variously to his Russia - Georgia and Iran threats, his selection of disaster-movie-in-the-making Sarah Palin, this inability to grasp the dire financial straits of the country and the suffering to ordinary people, and now his "suspending" his campaign and wanting to call off the debates in the homestretch of this interminable race mostly because he's suddenly behind.
A McCain / Palin presidency would be disastrous in a sort of worlds colliding way.
(The above image is actually from the Sept. 25, 2008 Astronomy Picture of the Day.)
I think D.C.'s local gay Tory and professional Clinton hater Andrew Sullivan is quite correct on this one that the U.S. will go to war with Iran if McCain/Palin -- or Palin/McCain, such as the case may very well be -- are elected.
As it is, McCain is just going for broke now, and totally enthralled to the Rovian / GOP operatives who once destroyed his previous campaign and who he would have condemned harshly.
I just had to repost my Flippo on the computer picture again. Flippo here is looking at his favorite blogs.
Anyway, I don't want to go off on this too much. It's already nearly midnight and I'm pretty tired. My next update maybe tomorrow, or if not, on Saturday. I should be able to talk about Phil's new house on Adams Mill Rd. here in D.C. that he purchased.