Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Relaxed lifestyles show Baghdad extremists waning

Why isn't good news from Iraq getting more coverage. Well of course good news is no news. And all those who said the surge would fail, don't want that brought up right as it appears they are about to take power of two branches of the government. At least this election will be over soon, then maybe we can go back to paying more attention to sports than foreign affairs.

The decision by some women to shun the Islamic head cover, or hijab, is just one of the signs that Baghdad residents are growing increasingly confident in the past year's security gains.
As for me, my water heater just went, so Barack and John - my vote is up for bid, whoever deposits more in my PayPal account will get my vote. I am sure the cost of all the RoboCalls and mailings to my house should just about cover a new water heater.

Friday, October 17, 2008


So I guess I suck as a blogger now that I am home, but the truth is the weather has been awesome, and I have been spending a lot of time 1) doing physical therapy 2) catching up on over a year of home projects and fixes. I am doing well and out of the sling, and gaining range of motion and strength little by little.

I haven't really been "energized" by the campaigns and am considering offering to allow the candidates to bid for my vote on eBay to help pay the bills.

As for the situation in the markets, I think The Economist gets it right.

Maybe more later?