Monday, June 12, 2006

I'm trying to gather up the energy to actually blog right now. It's so nice outside.

The news of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi's death last week was quite nice. The top al-Qaeda terrorist in Iraq found out what overpressure is all about. According to Sunday's State Journal-Register in Springfield, the bombs that killed Zarqawi may have been dropped by pilots of the 183rd Fighter Wing. I suppose if the wing is going to be eliminated through Base Realignment and Closure proceedings, it should end with a victory. I still think the unit is being closed down as punishment for the incident in Afghanistan where one pilot from the 183rd accidentally killed a unit of Canadian soldiers in a case of being too quick on the trigger finger. This may give the 183rd a chance to at least end its run with a good note in history.

As for our beloved St. Louis Cardinals, what is happening to them? Sure, they're a game and a half ahead of Cincinnati, but the lead was further than that. My biggest question is why can't they beat the Cubs? They're the freakin' CUBS for cryin' out loud! I'm tempted to believe that they don't play with any desire to humiliate the Northsiders, and thus play a bit more lazy with their rivals. The Cubs will capitalize on that.

And today's SJ-R also has an amusing story about Ol' Blaggie telling the Department of Energy to stop funding an ethanol research center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Note to Governor Blagojevich: Ethanol research means more investors coming to Illinois to help create a better fuel alternative to oil. Don't let ADM have all the fun. And considering that Governor Blagojevich has pulled this center from a public university, can we say that he's worked to cut education funding?

That's all I have for now, folks. Later.

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