How Hot is it?

It’s pretty hot. I actually saw a new (to me) heat indicator this weekend, although I was later told it’s not really unusual. My horses, just standing in the pasture grazing, were not just sweating profusely; they actually had salt caked on their coats from evaporated sweat. I think that’s pretty bleepin hot! But since there’s no promise of cooler weather any time soon, and I don’t want to let Crossbo’s education lapse until September, I dragged my lazy ass out of bed early Saturday morning while weather conditions were a little more pleasant.

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Different sort of death?

I suppose that it’s a little premature to name a winner of the Whopper of the Week award, since the week is still very young and the Bush administration seems to have an inexhaustible ability to make outrageous statements. But I think it’s safe to say that Bush’s homeland security adviser, Fran Townsend, is a strong contender. The competition is tough, but they’re really going to have to stretch to top her statement on Fox News Sunday.

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Only 42%?

I’m seeing a lot of gloating about the recent Zogby poll showing support for the idea that lying about starting a war could be an impeachable offense. According to the survey, “more than two-in-five (42%) voters say that, if it is found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment.” Some people seem to think that’s good news. I think it’s a disgustingly low number. There’s a very big IF in that question that, in my opinion, should push the positive response much higher.

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