|"Oh, Darling, isn't it avant-garde?"|
Anyway, that's my pet peeve of the moment. Moving on, I've got a roundup of a few links:
From Der Spiegel, via the lovely Veronika Apfl, we have this tidbit about an owl who had too much Schnapps somewhere in Germany. The owl was reportedly found slurring its words and singing Bavarian showtunes in the parking lot of a local pub. http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,740157,00.html
|Its eyes are crossed!!|
Along the same lines, we have a column in yesterday's Washington Post by GOP presidential prospect Tim Pawlenty in which he lays the wood to Obama's rhetoric: The choice isn't necessarily between raising the debt limit and defaulting on our obligations. We can stop the budget ballooning in size. I don't like Pawlenty's Tea Party-esque shots--'Washington insiders say this can't be done', or empty words like "Set some priorities and then cut funding for just about everything else" but it's hard to disagree with his other points. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/21/AR2011012103415_pf.html
From a couple of days ago, we have a report from the GAO about what DADT was actually costing the government to enforce. Try upwards of $193 million over the life of the policy. You want a place to cut the defense budget, I found one! http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-170
I'm going to eat "those sandwiches". Later, blogosphere!