You know those days when you awaken refreshed, and eager to get going? This isn't one of those. :)
It began with the alarm ... that annoying, insistent, incessant beeping from the bedside table. At first I wasn't sure what the noise was, and then knocked my cell phone off the table while fumbling for the 'off' button on the clock.
Got tangled in the covers trying to sit up, and had trouble finding the floor (hint: it's where the cell phone is). Stumbled across the room and knocked my glasses off the dresser.
... sighs ...
Anyway, I finally made it to work. It's 8 degrees out there, and my long-sleeve-shirt-and-down-vest combo was almost inadequate for these temps. Guess I'll have to wear a jacket, tomorrow, or at least some gloves: that steering wheel is painful to hang onto when it's this chilly.
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So ... did anyone else suffer through the final debate last night?
The display of disdain (or contempt, take your pick), petulance and inferiority complex was astounding - and that's just Bob Schieffer. Pa-DUMP-bump!
Srsly, if the idea is to convince us which of the candidates is more capable of dealing with the affairs of state, the incumbent failed miserably.
The Navy isn't a game of "Battleship" and we're not counting ships? Really? Even if we have the most technically-advanced ships afloat, you can only cover so much area per ship. There's a point of diminishing returns when you keep reducing the size of the fleet, and we're there. The post-Viet Nam fleet was 600 ships; now we have fewer than 300, and are asking more of it.
If the incumbent had a clue, he'd know that. It isn't about the ability to fulfill the mission, in the liberals' eyes: it's about shrinking the military.
Personally, I'm not willing to settle for America as a third-rate power.