Tom Englehardt expresses so much of my attitude toward the 'news' of late. By one definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result) our leaders are so very insane.
This item from the Pueblo Chieftain also echoes some of my bemusement over the strange weather patterns we have been seeing. With one breath we express amazement over the flooding in the Mississippi valley (and its tributaries) while with the next we take note of the extreme drought in west Texas, Southern Colorado, and western Nebraska. At the same time we watch the pictures of the tornado in Maryland. How often have you heard of tornadoes in Maryland!!!?