There will be no regularly scheduled post to this blog today due to ... well, just how generally screwed up things are. I mean, look at the world situation. The Syrian government is bombing Syria. Iran is struggling to make nuclear weapons for peaceful use. Former Russian President Vladimir Putin is about to replace hand-picked successor Dmitri Medvedev with another hand-picked successor, former President Vladimir Putin. And to top it all off, it's becoming clear that the eventual Republican nominee for U.S. President will, in all likelihood, be a Republican.
In such times, it's often best to hunker down and wait for things to blow over. Or, as the late Groucho Marx never said, "You can choose your friends, but you can't make them Like your status."