Slow news day


Weiner still isn’t sure whether it’s his crotch shot or not that was tweeted to a young woman who is not his wife.

The economy remains a disaster and Democrats won’t propose a budget (then they might actually be accountable for something).

And record numbers of our soldiers are dying in Afghanistan.  Sadly, I suspect this last bit of news will get the least play.  I worked in Afghanistan between 2004-2006, when the Iraq war was still the focus of the MSM (Iraq war bad, Afghanistan war good).  But even then, more of our soldiers were dying on a per capita basis in Afghanistan than in Iraq.  We just had more soldiers in Iraq.

May was always the worst in Kabul.  The snows had finally melted and that’s when terrorist season began, usually with a dramatic bang.  After the initial May frenzy, the attacks would level off, the terrorists pacing themselves over the summer and early fall.  Then there’d usually be a final, limp “hoorah” around October, before the terrorists went into hibernation for the winter.

I could make a joke here about the seasonal threats associated with Kabul’s open sewers, but…  Another post.  It just doesn’t feel right here.


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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