Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the short list you don't want to be on

If I told you our government has a list of American citizens to be killed, you'd say "crazy wingnut conspiracy talk!"

Well, here you go...

From a recent news report

As part of the operations, Obama approved a Dec. 24 strike against a compound where a U.S. citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was thought to be meeting with other regional Al-Qaida leaders. Although he was not the focus of the strike and was not killed, he has since been added to a short list of U.S. citizens specifically targeted for killing or capture by the JSOC, military officials said.


I guess the "or capture" part makes it OK, but it doesn't sound like their first choice.

I hope that list is more accurately put together than the do-not-fly list.

Friday, January 15, 2010

high-voltage entertainment

It's either Martian tripods attacking or some sort of electrical problem up on that utility pole behind my house.



It was doing this for about ten minutes. I think I caught the best one.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

today's anatomy lesson

From the stuff-they-didn't-tell-me-in-junior-high-school-health-class department:



I had no idea.