So...what'd I miss? How's the weather been?
Actually, I've been around the last two weeks, but found it tough to get back into blog mode after the previous two weeks, which were spent on vacation in Rome, Siena, and Florence, Italy. Sort of like a survey seminar in the origins and course of Western Civilization. Sure, you can take the extended semester course, which includes stuff about the French Revolution, the British Empire, and the American Century but really, if you just want to hit the main points, you can do it in Roma (Roman Empire, early and subsequent Catholic Christianity, and some 20th century fascism and socialism thrown in for flavoring), Siena and Tuscany (the Middle Ages, wine), and Firenze (the Renaissance). You even get a better understanding of the Reformation despite it being nowhere in evidence, of course in the sense that you finally see what Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli were all up in arms about.
The two weeks prior to that were spent getting ready for the two weeks in Italy and getting work taken care of in anticipation of being gone, so as it is, I haven't been in blog mode (read: mood) for about six weeks.
But today changed all that.
Let's see...where's my pad where I was keeping track...oh, here it is! That makes one indictment of a House Republican leader, an SEC investigation of a Senate Republican leader, the arrest of the president's chief procurement officer and an investigation into likely treasonous activity on the part of the president's chief political strategist and the vice president's chief of staff.
Gosh. Is anyone looking into Antonin Scalia's investments or his payments for speaking engagements? I only ask because although it's a long-shot to think the Republicans controlling Congress, the Republicans controlling the White House, and the lead Republican on the mostly Republican-appointed Supreme Court could all be brought down in a string of corruption and criminal scandals in a few months trifectas are usually long odds anyway, yet still sometimes pay off. So why not?
If I had a stronger stomach, I'd turn on Fox "News" to see how they're spinning all this but unfortunately, I don't. Not that strong, at any rate.
Of course, I'm sure all of this is merely liberal noise attempting to distract Our President from his winning strategy in Iraq and his priorities to prepare the country for national emergencies and address the aftermath when they occur.
You stay focused, George! Don't let 'em get to you!
In fact, here, Dubya: drink this. It'll settle your nerves.