The Kadena Irregulars made it back to Okinawa and our respective homes shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night and all were grudgingly at work by 7:00 a.m. this morning. Sleep was hard to come by, but I managed to get in about four hours before the cock crowed and was promptly eaten by the habu.
There doesn't seem to have been much in the news worthy of my cynicism of late. I did note with pride that President Obama paid a visit to Joplin to give comfort and reassurance to the victims of that awful tornado. And they did need both comfort and reassurance considering that the national Republican party seems set on playing games with the relief money that should be headed to southwest Missouri. Joplin is a conservative community in a solidly Republican congressional district. If they are prepared to disrespect Joplin, just think how rabid those stupid buffoons and political hacks would be if a tornado had set down in Berkley, California, or Provincetown, Massachusetts!
We are all one country, and we need to take care of one another. It's the right thing to do. Some might even say it's the Christian thing to do!
If I had the time and the energy, I might also take a few pot shots at the Palin Family Vacation and Bus Tour, but I understand that movie rights are being auctioned off, so I will wait for that. I am hopeful that Tina Fey will star as Princess Youbetcha, and Chevy Chase, while a bit too old to play Todd, could be her father or crotchety old John McCain. Chase's career could use one more wacky vacation movie - and what could be wackier than a road trip with the Palins!
God, wouldn't you love eight more years of that lunacy!
Run Sarah, run!