state of shock

talking about the unspeakable
I seem to have lapsed into an all-input, no-output mode -- odd for a weblogger, I know. My thoughts are all over the place, and I'm sure this entry is going to be more than a bit disjointed. Apologies to all the people I should have linked below, but didn't. Apparently I'll be going to work tomorrow; that should be fun (not). Bush's speech left a bit to be desired, I thought. We were watching on MSNBC, and they had their camera displaying for a few minutes before Bush was cued to start talking. He was just sitting there, not moving, totally blank affect, and then he got the high sign, turned on, and started talking. You could almost hear the 'click' of the switch on his back being flipped to the ON position.

Talked to my Mom, who spent most of the day locked in her office building (she works for the state of Kansas). On her way home from Topeka, she saw long lines as gas stations -- with $4/gal prices. What do you suppose the odds are of profiteering in the petroleum industry being pushing appropriately?

This is far from over, kids. Hopefully in a few days I'll be able to come up with a more reasoned and rational take on all of this. Mad props to Steve, Dave, and Cam for the wonderful coverage. Your work is very appreciated, gentlemen.

I leave you with these words from Hal:
Pray according to your fashion, give aid, and remain calm