Two weeks to Christmas day and my end-of-year work work is kicking into high gear. If you're the Puppetmaster or Jim Black, this should come as good news because I won't have time to deliver the scorn and ridicule you both deserve.
A few news bits today caught my interest.
The N&O weighs in, sensibly, on religious freedom. Expect the wackos to be out in full force insisting that their Christian god should have a permanent place in our courtrooms.
The "reporters" Under the Dome quite nearly cut-and-paste a press release from the Perdue campaign as their lead story. I received the campaign email last week.
The Dome also speculates that our Very Senior Senator Dull is test-driving some talking points for her 2008 reelection bid. She mentions her "crucial" role in getting (1) tobacco money for North Carolina, (2) more funding for building highways, (3) and more tax cuts for the rich. God I reeeeeally hope she runs. Of course, she forgot to mention her other big accomplishment: Destroy America's Integrity and Honor Throughout the World.
And finally, how could we start the week without one more newspaper weighing in on the trials and tribulations of the Soon-To-Be-Ex-Speaker. The Wilmington Star News has the commentary.
PS Forgot to add kudos to the News and Observer for their ongoing coverage of Mercenaries R Us. I spent a bunch of time reviewing their many stories this weekend, which add up to a frightening saga of corruption and greed. I hope the paper will roll the whole mess up into an extended series for year's end. Between Blackwater and Jim Black, I can't help wondering if the name has something to do with the ethical disposition.