June 30th, 2013

smile wave, penguin2

Man of Steel isn't very good....

Wrenn and I are just back from seeing Man of Steel, in which we learn that Superman's uniform is actually Kryptonian underwear (so nice of his Dad to pack his onesie....), in which the character of Jonathan Kent is utterly assassinated, and in which Dr. Hamilton, Colonel Hardy, Lois Lane, and the ghost of Jor-El do more to save the world than the "hero."

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    "Paul Cezanne" by Five Chinese Brothers
politics, Kerry Edwards

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) takes down a scum-sucking weasel

The scum-sucking weasel in the headline is Brauilo Castillo (who apparently pronounces it "cas-TIL-lo," which just sounds wrong to me), who applied for veterans' benefits based on a foot injury -- except he didn't get the injury while serving his country, he got it while twisting his ankle at military prep school. His only service was a very short stint in the National Guard, and his twisted ankle was harmless enough to allow him to play football in college, yet he was claiming benefits based on his "war wound."

In a hearing before Congress, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who lost both legs and may still lose her arm that was blown off and reattached while actually serving in the military in a combat zone, takes this asshole down in a magnificent display. This is the sort of thing politicians should be doing, and don't do nearly often enough.

Rep. Duckworth was already one of my heroes. This was just another reason why.
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    "A Song for Jeffrey" by Jethro Tull