Colorado Springs, solar storms, and today's Orwell
"For Orwellian Government Statement of the Month, allow me to nominate this gem from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who warned that 'the demilitarization of Europe - where large swaths of the general public and political class are averse to military force and the risks that go with it [is]... an impediment to achieving real security and lasting peace in the 21st.' So according to our Secretary of Defense - itself an Orwellian title at this point - the greatest danger to peace (not to mention America's ability to rule the world through mass invasions and occupations) is a desire on the part of Europeans to avoid war."
CAN'T TRUST THAT DAY: * To save money in the face of the economic downturn, Colorado Springs turns out streetlights and shuts other basic services. More here. * Who is cashing in on the recession, anyways? * Nice. Comparing the climate change deniers to the O.J. Simpson defense. * Yes, there are philosophical differences on health care. * Just when you thought Chalabi was gone... * "A massive solar storm could leave millions of people around the world without electricity, running water, or phone service." * Defining sex addiction. * Oh, Stan Lee, why must you be so randomly awesome.