I fell out of my seat when I saw the link on Drudge Report regarding the Doomsday Clock.
I really think it deserves more commentary.
After waxing fondly on my youth during the 1980s, when MTV played (awesome) videos, conservatism was ascendant, and the left was prattling about how the end was near (The Day After, anyone?); I was surprised to see that the clock wasn’t torn down along with the Berlin Wall and Ceaucescau’s statue. Oh how the time flies.
Thinking more regarding the issue, if the clock were still around, why wasn’t turned back to 1944 as a celebration of President Obama taking office, and surrendering Poland and the ABM as part of his initial hagiography tour.
So, I will be watching with eager eyes today to see if it is set forward or back.
If it is moved forward, it is a clear indication that peace through appeasement and putting your head in the sand is not effective policy compared to peace through strength. That is a message that I would be SHOCKED to see the atomic scientists make. It essentially cries for US/Israeli strikes on all Iranian and North Korean nuclear sites.
If it is moved backwards in the face of a nuclear Iran, Chinese ABM program and a weaker US, it just tells me that the scientists are booksmart and not much else.
Well, Dr. J, thank you for your kind letter. For your efforts we will be sending you the home version of the Gormogons Game*. It will be slightly used and may be missing some parts, or quite possible have more parts than you will need.
* Recipient will be responsible for shipping, handling, local, county, state, and federal taxes, the actual production of the game, ‘Puter’s bar tab, resolution of any copyright infringements, feeding the cat, and suppling the Gormogons with weapons grade bees wax.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.