then I have crap I have to take care of before bed. First, Tam points to something from P.J. O'Rourke which includes this:
Obama has committed more troops to Afghanistan. But committed them for what? For whatever the NATO allies want, I guess. Great. Obama is going to decide what to do in Afghanistan by waiting to see what France does.
Although waiting to see what France does may not be such a bad idea.
Because France is a treasure to mankind. French ideas, French beliefs, and French actions form a sort of lodestone for humanity. Because a moral compass needle needs a butt end.
She also points to this piece of crap from Rep. Linda Sanchez(Nanny-State Boob-CA):
Proposed congressional legislation would demand up to two years in prison for those whose electronic speech is meant to “coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person.”
Instead of prison, perhaps we should say gulag.
The proposal by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Los Angeles, would never pass First Amendment muster, unless the U.S. Constitution was altered without us knowing. So Sanchez, and the 14 other lawmakers who signed on to the proposal, are grandstanding to show the public they care about children and are opposed to cyberbullying.
Somebody should whack Sanchez and every moron who signed onto this mess with a cluebat and remind them about that part of their oath on supporting and defending the Constitution. Since they seem to have forgotten about it.
Which observation would probably put me in jail under her proposal since I'm saying mean things about her and her idiotic little grandstanding boob friends.
On more pleasant note, I sent my mother a gift card to Olive Garden for mom's day; I was informed that she really liked the lunch I bought her yesterday(to beat the rush today), and they had enough leftovers for dinner. Though not the dessert, THAT evaporated quickly.
The grips for the Victory Model are coming along nicely. It's been a while since I made something like these, so they're not coming along as well-fitted as I'd like, but there is a way to tighten that up that worked nicely, and after the wood's oiled will barely show. Before I started I happened to go by Harbor Freight with a friend and found a trim router that works very nicely for jobs like this, much easier to use than the big one I inherited from grandpa. Lowe's had stainless steel screws and nuts of appropriate size, so I used those for the fittings, turned down appropriately.
While it didn't yesterday, it did decide to rain today. Just before I decided to take a walk, so I went out the door into a fine, light rain that ended that plan; I can do a lot of things if I need/have to, but walking in a cold rain isn't one I'll do for fun.
Enough. I have to put things away, and I think I'll bake some cookies. Evening, all.