A recent boat breakfast. It may look repulsive, but it tasted wonderful: scrambled eggs with pepperoni. One improvises.

So I’m vacationing at the back of beyond, and even Obie’s imminent Syrian war is a mere distant drumbeat. Another imperial folly in the Middle East? The ‘Contain Iran’ strategy clicks into a slightly higher gear, before the machine goes off the rails altogether?

Ho hum. I saw this coming. Of course it won’t work, but a lot of blood will be shed. One is really shockingly hardened. It feels like a dark sitcom that long ago jumped its last shark.

In local news, I have no idea what the problem is with comments on the blog. I’ll try to sort it out.

Join The Nation in imploring


Please, Sir, I want… a bit less? I didn’t make this up:

Rumors are circulating that President Obama is planning to appoint Larry Summers to replace Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve. This would be a terrible mistake…. Join The Nation in imploring President Obama not to appoint Larry Summers.

Much to enjoy here, but I will confine myself one observation: If Obie appoints that cannibal Summers to the Fed, it most certainly won’t be a ‘mistake’. In fact it will be business — and I do mean business — as usual.