It was a year ago today that Siggy died. It seems like forever ago, in some ways. I had my phone hooked up to my computer the other day, and found a whole boatload of pictures of him that I’d taken the summer before he died, and he still looked good. He went downhill pretty fast, which I suppose it a good thing. I wish they lived longer, though I suppose it won’t be long before I’m on my last set of dogs. Hopefully my wife will still be alive when I croak, because otherwise I’ll have to figure out how to make sure somebody will come and take care of the critters. Maybe I’ll set something up where I post a message every day to a web page, and if I quit posting, somebody will come along and take care of the animals, and pick up whatever’s left of me once they’re done snacking (Granny went to some forensics seminar a while back, and, yeah, human’s best friend will definitely take advantage of a free meal – with tears in their eyes, no doubt). So the sooner they come to collect me, the better.
Speaking of death, I see that the Obama Administration seems to think it’s OK for a “senior government official” to order the killing of a US citizen overseas whenever they think that person is a threat. No judicial review before or after is required. I’m no expert, but this just doesn’t seem right to me.
If it’s allowed to stand (and no doubt it will), how long will it be before some administration decides the
assasination self defense doesn’t even need to take place on foreign soil?
The White House Chief of Staff determined that the Speaker of the House had ties to Al-Qaeda, so he ordered a drone strike. We’re very sorry for the collateral damage, and will be asking the new Speaker to approve funding to rebuild the Smithsonian Air and Space museum – and we have every reason to believe that she’ll be cooperative, if she knows what’s good for her.
A shame they didn’t have this when Gingrich was Speaker.