In no particular order…
- Is anyone else unsatisfied by the explanations of Rumsfield’s abrupt departure? The consensus seems to be that he was offered as a peace offering/scapegoat to the New Democratic majority, but somehow that doesn’t sound like the whole story to me. If it were just about mollifying Pelosi & Co. they could have waited a few days. Is there something that a Democratic House could do to him while still in office, that they can’t do to him now that he’s a civilian?
- I’m on a new diet to complement my weight lifting regimen. I had previously been under the impression that in order to build muscle mass, you have to eat like a horse. It turns out this is incorrect. In order to bulk up it is necessary to eat one actual horse, every day.
- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was over all too quickly. Fortunately, I hear that one or two other books have been written about him.
- In what obscure subculture is the phrase “Daddy is my boyfriend”, when uttered by an adolescent girl, not considered cause for a call to Social Services? If you picked conservative Christianity, you win! Ya know, I don’t pick on fundies all that much in this journal, because that’s the background I come from and I think that they are as often misunderstood as they are justly mocked. But the video linked above is just deeply creepy. I have heard of programs which encourage young men and women to maintain their purity by affiancing themselves, so to speak, to God. But telling girls to transfer their teenage desire for a lover onto their actual fathers… eww. Just eww.