Thursday, February 28, 2008
Question of the Day
So, why can’t Prince Charles be more like his son Prince Harry?
I should note that I had this thought, too, when I saw the story this morning.
As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq. They have lost many friends and want to be a part of the humanitarian progress they now feel is possible.
Because that won’t be easy.
American Idol Update: Goodbye, Jason Yeager (whose name I screwed up two nights ago). Poor bastard.
You know, on another subject entirely, I always liked the M16A2. Of course, to be fair, I’ve never gone insurgent hunting with either the 16 or an AK-47. But I do like an accurate weapon that is utterly reliable when well-maintained.
American Idol Update: Amanda is safe and Alexandrea is going home. I"m surprised; yesterday I picked Amanda as the girl who would get the un-golden ticket. Amanda’s performance was worse by far. I’m struggling to find a polite way to emphasize just how much worse Amanda’s singing was, and I’m not coming up with anything. I’ve said nice things about Amanda in the past, but America made the wrong choice.
And then there goes Alaina Whitaker--who I thought would stay. Not that she was particularly good last night, but I didn’t think she was one of the worst two. Poor kid isn’t taking it well, either.
Damn, I mangled some of those names over the last couple nights, didn’t I?
I always liked Ted Bronson.
American Idol Update: Robbie Carrico is the last one to go home tonight and, probably, the best choice. I said this about his most recent performance: “Bad. Worst of the night? “ I stand by that.