I love espionage stories, fiction and otherwise. Stuff like the new Chinese espionage story draw me like a congressman to pork barrel spending.
Chinese Immigrants Charged in Data Theft
Four arrests linked to Chinese spy ring
The cool thing is that the spies are being caught. If they weren’t, that would be more concerning.
And irony abounds: as I write this, the Hello Rick script has kicked out “Roud up the usual suspects.”
Sen. Joe Lieberman is front & center, pushing a plan to cut US oil consumption by 10% over a decade. I suppose it includes a plan for reducing the U.S. use of plastics, which are made from oil, by advancing the use of alternative packaging materials.
Or not. Everyone always concentrates on reducing consumption by cars, but few people realize that once oil runs out (if it ever will), we will have to find an alternate for not only cars, but also for plastics. I’m all for reducing dependence on foreign oil, though, so perhaps if the Senator is serious about the political problem and not just the environmental one he can help push through the ANWR drilling bill once it comes through conference committee.
Is there a real, practical difference between Republican Senators and Democrats?
I called in to Hugh’s show yesterday, and I’ll say it again here: I’m glad we have Senator Kyl here in Arizona, and if he wants the Senate Leadership position, he has my backing for it. Bill Frist is incompetent as a Republican leader; he can’t even lead his own caucus, so how does he expect to lead the party to nominate him for President?
In what must be disheartening news for his family, the rocket that was to carry James Doohan’s ashes into space had engine trouble and couldn’t take off. Never was the phrase “I canna give ya any mahr, Cap’n!” more appropriate.