April 21st, 2008

Save the Earth

Many who are environmental
worry over incidental
damage to the planet
and even wish to ban it.

But few seem worried or annoyed
about wayward asteroids
even though one solid hit
means habitats blasted to bits.

Hillary the Hawk

Hillary goes all out when asked a hypothetical about Iran nuked Israel:
"I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran," Clinton said. "In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them."
You know, it was McCain who sang "Bomb Iran" to the tune of "Barbara Ann" (the old Beach Boys hit). 

Maybe she's angling to be
McCain's VP.

John Adams Concluded

The John Adams HBO mini-series ended with a voiceover from Adams:
Well, posterity, you will never know what it cost us to preserve your freedom. I only hope that you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.
I'm not sure that's an actual quotation.  Maybe it's the writer. But it captures one of the "morals" of the show, namely that those of us who live in the States are the inheritors of people who risked all to be free.

You do wonder what he would think if he could be here today.

I hope he would not feel an urge to repent
of the nation he helped to invent.