Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither, and lose both.
-- Benjamin Franklin

vacation

I almost feel like I’ve been on a mini-vacation the last week. Since last monday, I haven’t had anything I’ve had to do other than go to my main (albeit boring and depressing) job. The twins were sick on Tuesday so we didn’t do scouts, the normal thursday meeting was postponed due to the holiday, the homebrew store was closed on Sunday, and nothing else cropped up to require evening hours. It’s amazing how extended I am with other things. Given how relaxed the past week has been, perhaps too much so. I should probably scale back, but don’t know how to disentangle myself from various commitments.

Other than more worries and disturbing news from the family in florida, which continues to have to deal with my brother’s immature and neurotic estranged wife, it has been a pretty nice week. I just wish they could get to some situation where I don’t have to worry about her again abusing my 75 year old mother.

And, oh yeah, so far 57 American soldiers have died this month alone in Iraq. If we extrapolate this through the month of April, we would end up with more american dead (142 vs. 140) than died in the entire first part of the war, before Bush declared major combat operations over. Of course, it’s just a small faction in Iraq that is opposed to being indefinately occupied. I’d hate to think what would happen if they all objected. Good thing we eliminated all those weapons of mass destruction, which were the justification for the invasion.

[Note: I wrote the above too early in the day. CNN is now reporting that 76 American soldiers have died so far this month, with two more missing. Apparently the counter in the sidebar cannot update quickly enough to keep up. Extrapolated through the entire month of April, this would be 190 dead.]

No Comments so far
Leave a comment



Leave a comment
Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)