The brother from another mother whom I mentioned in this post earlier is back in God's Own Litterbox.
He's already done time in Afghanistan and Iraq, but he is good at his job and all that, so I guess the Army needs him in Iraq again.
If you have a spare Happy Thought laying about, it surely wouldn't bother me if you were to wing it past Jim Totten, c/o U.S. Army, Bigpatchasand, Iraq.
Continuing the same theme of loved ones off in places I ain't too happy about, Nana's back in the hospital.
The centre where Nana is staying got concerned about some leg swelling she had and got some tests done -- turns out Nana had a fairly significant clot deep inside her leg.
So, she's back in the hospital -- only this time she's off in the big-arsed Metroplex and not in our little hospital here in Bugscuffle where everyone knows Nana.
Mom's off to Garland to tend to Nana -- and Mom hates big cities almost as bad as I do.
In other news, it appears that the proper method for getting at least one Brit sailor to crack is to withhold hugs. Goodness. At least the inmates at Abu Ghraib made it to the dreaded 'panties-on-the-head' stage.
No word yet on whether the tomb of Lord Nelson has detonated or not -- although there are rumours of a tremor running about 7.8 on the Richter scale somewhere in the vicinity of St. Paul's cathedral in London.
Cindy Sheehan must be very proud. Isn't this the kind of warrior/diplomat she's been advocating?
Speaking of New Age Courage, it comes to our attention (by way of numerous sources) that high-level Internet boffins are proposing guidelines and tactics to enhance civility on the Internet -- the most baffling of which is a two-pronged approach consisting of 1) Considering the banning of anonymous comments; and 2) Deleting comments found to be distasteful.
The fact that these ideas, and others, were presented with a straight face leads me to believe -- in no uncertain terms -- that these same folks are bloody, sodding clueless when it comes to the Real World.
How the hell do you ban anonymous comments? Sure, you can remove the 'Anonymous' box, but anyone who's made it past the third grade can make up a name. Can't post without entering a name? Sign your vitriol as "Phil Mc Craken", or the oldie-but-goodie, "Harry Butts" and spew away.
And just who the hell wants, needs or requires approval or permission to delete comments? It's your bloody blog, delete whatever you want.
By-the-by, here at The LawDog Files we don't have much of a problem with incivility or trolls. Of course, that may be because we're a tiny little blog, but I can't help but wonder if the fact that The LawDog Files is a polite and civil blog to begin with might not have a bit of an effect.
Wouldn't surprise me if those blogs who are complaining of incivility and trollish behavior might be guilty of blogging a bit of the same.
Oh, well. What do I know?