Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," located in spirit (if not in flesh) in the great state of West (By Gawdess) Virginia!
Guess that's the last place you'd expect to find a bunch of fairy-lovin' pagans, but they're more than welcome to come as tourists, or to live there, so long as they do their part and park a gutted car in the front yard.
So, I've been dealing with a bad wicked goat today, and I'm more put-upon than the Intelligent Designer at the end of a long Day Six.
I'm not sure I have the spelling of this guy's name right. Is it Murtha? We'll accept that spelling and move on.
This Murtha, a Democratic congressman, says it's time to cut bait in Iraq. We've got Saddam, there's no evidence of WMD, why send any more hard-working and good-looking young men and women into harm's way?
A fine sentiment. We here at "The Gods Are Bored" soundly applaud the brave congressman.
Except he's a bit late. One -- and we mean ONE -- brave legislator stood on the Senate floor and denounced this ridiculous war from its very inception. One senator stood up, in the face of ALL that HARD EVIDENCE of WMDs and ALL that HARD EVIDENCE of SADDAM COURTING AL-QAEDA. And that senator said, "This war is a sham, it's a hoax, and I will never, never never vote for it!"
That senator was Robert Byrd, senior Democrat of West Virginia.
Once again (sorry to be redundant), if you want to understand the world, take up Byrd watching.
PROUD TO BE A MERLIN
OF BERKELEY SPRINGS