My recent passion for biographies and autobiographies led me to my current read, Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda. Oddly enough, I started reading it just before all Hell broke loose in Egypt and I'm still plowing through it as the Middle East sends itself up for grabs. Much of what is happening began with T.E. Lawrence -- the use of guerilla warfare and his prediction that Britain's and France's carving up of the Middle East in World War I would have grave consequences in the future -- and is spot-on relevant to what is happening right now.
I highly recommend this read!
I shouldn't find this funny... but I do. (And Old Crankypants would have cited this as proof positive that all felines are pure evil.)
I don't have much use for Socialists, to be sure, but I'll make an exception for Senator Bernie Sanders on this issue, at least:
The last you heard from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, he was filibustering President Obama's tax-cut deal with the GOP. Today, the Independent and self-described socialist has his eyes on a different Washington target: the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.Right on, Senator!
Sensing an opportunity in Chinese President Hu Jintao's stateside visit, Sanders is attacking the museum for its practice of selling tchochkes made abroad—mostly in China—in the gift shop.
For those of you who think Michael Vick has learned his lesson and is truly sorry for what he did to all those dogs he abused so badly, take a gander at this video of how he and his band of thugs deal with the owner of one of those rescued dogs:
Here's Steve Dale's follow-up interview with Mel's owner.
Tell me again why Michael Vick should have a second chance at owning a dog??? He may be a great football player, but, as far as I'm concerned he's a piss-poor excuse for a human being.