Because I suspect there’s a lot of bitterness behind this.
Budget cuts will force the Army to further scale back training for units based in the United States, allowing only for training to company level (one hundred or so troops). The size of the Army is being reduced to pre–World War II levels. The Navy has fewer ships than at any time since before World War I; the Air Force is smaller (and flying older aircraft) than at any time since its founding.
I, for one, welcome this move towards embracing Spencer W. Kimball’s wise counsel. Not that I normally advocate feeling bound by the words of dead prophets, but I make an exception when they agree with the words I’m certain we will hear from future prophets.
When the world no longer speaks meaningfully to us, we shout into the void and pretend the echoes come to us from on high.
–Thus Roger Kimball
I liked it better when we didn’t pretend actors had core competencies beyond pretending to be other people and having amusingly disastrous personal lives.
–Pseudonymous commenter at Instapundit
I’m rather fond of it myself. I wonder if it is revealing that His Majesty’s artistic interests are confined almost entirely to the abstranct and nonrepresentational. It was precisely the other way with Adolph Hitler.
I just got an email, here in my office at Death Star, Inc, asking me if I wanted any wafer quotes.
We don’t manufacture consumer electronics here.
I am tempted to write back that, no, I don’t want any wafer quotes; I’m not even Catholic.
Might be too irreverent, though. I would not want my Catholic friends to mistake this for mocking the Sacred Host.
Remember the old Leftist canard about school bake sales?
It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.