She's right and he's wrong. He's also a racist, apparently?
David Frum has had some interesting reflections on the war recently.
Also, some input from the few Republicans who voted against the war: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/gop-iraq-war_n_2910618.html Jim Leach (R-Iowa) seems like a pretty bright guy. He also voted against the 2003 extension of the Bush tax cuts because it would be foolish to keep the tax cuts during a war. He was defeated in an upset in 2006 by a Democrat because his district was turning more Democratic and he alienated the social conservatives in his base - he refused to allow the Republicans to distribute leaflets he perceived as anti-gay and threatened to leave the Republican caucus if they did so. Nowadays he is probably seen as a RINO. He endorsed Obama, after all.
I'm on spring break. Wife's out of town. I've been doing a little bit of C stuff for math stuff. And dinking around a lot. A little bit of fiddling with emacs, too, to get more familiar.
I kind of like Cinnamon's "hot corner" thing that allows for that cool desktop-and-window-switching interface, but I've found that I really don't use it all that much anymore and I keep accidentally putting my mouse up there, so I'm experimenting with just using LXDE. One thing I notice missing is the nice "notification tray" from Cinnamon or maybe I just don't see it.
Commentary on male privilege: http://www.theonion.com/articles/slightly-upset-woman-declared-insane,341/
My elbows are complaining a little bit about all the pullups, so I'm backing off a little bit and taking ibuprofen this week. All my work is paying off, though. I can do 5 pullups now.
There isn't a church in town, we have to go about 30 miles. Next week, a bishop is visiting to see about starting a mission. I've met the guy a couple times, actually, before he was a bishop. I don't know if there are enough people here to support a priest, but, hey, it'd be nice if there were.
Reminder on why we hate Dick Cheney: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/08/remembering-why-americans-loathe-dick-cheney/244306/
Apparently next week the statistics department is having a booth at Science Night at the elementary school I grew up in. Totally volunteering. I wonder if any of the teachers are still around, it's been a long time. Wait, I can just look it up. There are a couple familiar names, nobody I had. One I think was a baseball coach I had when I was in jr high.
On the other hand, Saddam gassed his own people, Iraqi people demand freedom, ceterum censeo Iraq delenda est.
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