It's been very difficult to work up enough give-a-shit to blog about a lot of the political and military stuff I usually care about.
The Obama people seem determined to continue to fight a land war in Asia - in Afghanistan, to be specific - and so to discuss why this is probably not such a good idea seems like beginning a deep discussion on the epistemology of self-murder with a 280-pound offensive guard who has already got a firm lip-to-muzzle weld and one toe in the trigger guard. It's gonna happen, nothing short of snatching the shotgun away will stop anything and you know that you can't outwrestle the dumb bastard before he jerks down on that trigger and ventilates the top of his skull.Is a Sisyphean task, and I just don't have the heart for it. If you follow my blog you know why I think this is a bad idea, and I have no evidence that Dave Petraeus or Jim Jones follows the blog. What the fuck, over.
Likewise the Great Recession. Pretty much everyone seems to know what needs to happen. But a combination of venality and greed and the bought-and-paid-for Wall Street types working for the government agencies supposed to be keeping an eye one these rapscallions seems to ensure that we won't start hurling bodies out the windows until the malefactors of great wealth have had the opportunity to loot as much as they can from the public purse. And if Paul Krugman can't stop this, how the hell can I?
Nope...it's time to talk about another Cool Thing in North Portland: Swap n' Play.We first went there the Saturday before last, when the combination of rain and kid energy forced us to seek an intervention. This came in the form of this great little indoor playpark over in NE St. Johns. The people are great, the space is open and cheery...
...and the toys are terrific, as toy connesseurs Peeper and Little Miss can attest.
"WOW!!" shouted Himself, brandishing a truck, "This place has EVERYthing!"And indeed it does, from climbing playsets to trains to stuffed pets to trucks and EZ Bake Ovens. It's pretty damn amazing.As always, Mountain Climber Missy made right for the playset and conquered the highest peak thereof. She's a pretty incredible alpinist for an almost-three-year-old.
So we offically like Swap n' Play, and encourage any of you who're looking for some kid entertainment Tuesday and Thursday nights and every other Saturday to drop by.
And as for wars and lechery...well, for now let's just pull off our pants and dance our asses off. Hopefully that way we'll lull our corporate and government masters into complaisance so we can surprise them one morning with the torches and pitchforks and REALLY spoil their day.And for those of you who're interested, there's a nice little discussion going on over at Al and JD's "buggieboy" blog about education. Now there's something I can still get worked up about. C'mon over and info dump on us!