Hard to say

No telling what this means, if anything of significance or merely a(nother) flash in the pan, but it is a reminder that -- no matter how attractive it may sound sometimes -- we really don't want to nuke Iran.

Sorry, Mom.

My mom and I disagree, passionately but most often politely, about almost everything in politics. Sometimes I come around to her way of thinking on some topic after a couple of decades, and this weekend she came around for the first time ever to my hawkish take on what we might call "the Arab problem". I am tired of their 'hurt feelings' and very, very, very tired of the consequences of their acting on blind hatred of Jews and of anyone, anywhere who doesn't hate Jews just as much as they do. Just because your leaders manipulate you doesn't mean you have to stay ignorant, certainly not in this modrun whirled -- as the students above amply demonstrate.

"Up to a point, a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him; then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes it to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today; that I shall be tomorrow. The wish, however, must be implemented by deeds."
Louis L'Amour, The Walking Drum

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