“All war is deception.” Sun Tzu
OMG — snow!
I quote from the NOAA National Weather Service Special Weather Statement issued this morning for our neck of the woods:
… Light snow will impact the morning commute…
Don’t know about you, but I’m about to dash out and stock up on staples.
THE LAW AGAINST LOVE
The Indiana Daily Student carries a story this morning about how the California Supreme Court decision overturning Proposition 8 might affect Hoosier State legislators’ efforts to get an anti-same-sex marriage amendment approved.
One thing that depresses me about the amendment is that it was sponsored by both a Republican and a Democrat.
Sheesh, I can’t even demonize my favorite whipping boys, the GOP, for this.
Criminals (In Some States)
So, the boss of Argentina, a woman named Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, rattled her saber yesterday and threatened to snitch to the United Nations if Great Britain continues to beef up its forces in the Falklands.
Kirchner: “Don’t go there, girl!”
You remember the Falklands, don’t you? They’re a godforsaken bunch of rocks sticking out of the Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles off the coast of Argentina. Back in 1982, the UK and Argentina started getting snippy with each other about who should reign over the islands. Next thing the world knew, the two countries commenced a shootin’ war leading to the loss of some 900 human beings’ lives and a bunch of military hardware sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
It’s been said war is hell. I say war is stupid.
Be that as it may, the UK’s Margaret Thatcher got to brag to the planet that her dick was bigger than that of Argentina’s then-capo, Leopoldo Galtieri. Her party, which prior to the war was in a bit of hot water with the British electorate, suddenly became invincible. Her partisans took to calling her The Iron Lady.
Oh, and major — I mean major — defense funding cuts, which had been threatened in the months leading up to the tiff, suddenly were swept off the table, thanks to the war orgasm Brits experienced. Far be it from me to suggest there was any connection between the two events.
Hey, maybe war isn’t so stupid after all.
Oh, Baby, That Was Fantastic — Was It Good For You, Too?
Argentinians were so humiliated by the loss of the war that they tossed old man Galtieri out of office the very next year.
So, here we are, three decades later. The UK is sending its most eligible inbred bachelor, Prince William, and its top warship as well as a nuclear submarine to the Falklands to shore up its already hefty military presence there.
I wonder if the British defense ministry is facing any funding cuts these days.
I bring up this latest UK/Argentina fuss in light of Queen Elizabeth’s celebration yesterday of the sixtieth anniversary of her ascension to her meaningless post. She was named queen while Winston Churchill, for chrissakes, was still cigar-chomping, gin-guzzling, and flatulating his way around 10 Downing Street.
No, Really, She’s Still Alive
In her honor, I dedicate the song below.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
No, not the tune you expect. This one.