Monday, October 16, 2006

The Week Ahead

It’s Monday… don’t ask what happened to this week’s Rewind. It was lost to the cosmos in an unfortunate on-line accident… these things happen.

If you’re going through the ‘dt’s because of a lack of a rewind, here’s this week’s Week Ahead to pacify you… enjoy!

  • North Korea… nukes… ‘nuff said.
  • Keep in mind that in just under 24 hours, the U.S. population will hit the 300,000,000 milestone. It’s predicted by the Census Bureau to hit tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:46 am CT…
  • Did you know that the U.S. Coast Guard has proposed to use certain areas of the Great Lakes as “permanent, live fire shooting zones” for training on some of their new weapins… including a 7.62 mm weapon that can blast as many as 650 rounds a minute and send fire more than 4,000 yards… (What could possibly go wrong???)
  • Pay attention as more sheep come in from the cold as two republican senators, Chuck Hagel (R-NB) and John Warner (R-VA), are calling for new strategies regarding Iraq, with each saying the situation is getting worse and that is leaving the U.S. with few options. It should also be noted that Hagel, who just recently returned from an Iraq visit, said that Iraq was “drifting sideways.” (Always good to see sheep stray from the flock… isn’t it?)
  • Keep an eye on the Illinois Governor’s Race between incumbent Rod Blagojevich (D) and challenger Judy Baar Topinka (R). Why? Because the voter’s don’t really like either candidate, but they know they have to vote for someone, so they’re more likely sticking with the incumbent. (I’ve been saying for months that this race is the epitome of the lesser of two evils… even more so than the 2004 Presidential race...)
  • Pay attention as the Iraq Study Group is considering two main options: One is “withdrawing American troops in phases” and another option being to bring Iran and Syria into the country in a joint effort to stop the fighting. When asked about U.S. policy, one group participant stated that the plan is NOT “going to be ‘stay the course,’
  • Keep an eye on your civil liberties (lest they be taken away) as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argued that nothing in the Constitution supports abortion rights or affirmative action. He then warned (rather ominously) that “someday, you’re going to get a very conservative Supreme Court and regret that approach,” (Wow… when a Supreme Court justice starts to make threats, you know our country has gotten WAY off-track…)
  • Keep tabs on House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and his blood pressure as both could blow through the roof any day...
  • Pay attention as the mid-terms (and White House delusions of granduer) get ever-closer...

Take ‘em as you will...

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I'd love to know your thoughts on the Cook County race with Todd Stroger in it.