is summed up in one sentence by the prescient-as-usual adam kotsko:
I hate that the continued existence of George W. Bush and the high-ranking officials in his administration means that I cannot in good conscience maintain a position of blanket opposition to the death penalty.
secondly, a massive warship has parked* outside my flat.
this inspired my voluntarily bald downstairs neighbour to stand under his plastic england flag collection and belt out some sub-sinatra schmaltz, seemingly unsatisfied with the projection of his hi-fi. he had passion.
thirdly, news reached me that a school-friend i believed to be getting shot at in Afghanistan has quit the marines. i will probably stop reading the lists of deaths now. now he only has to flunk out the RAF and he is on course to be a fireman. if that means we can call him fireman sam instead of navyboy, it’s all good as far as i’m concerned.
*go to hell, navy-boy