Links of the day:
The Good: "The Big Announcement? Palin to keynote Tea Party rally in Iowa." I'm in agreement with Another Black Conservative. I think Palin's presidential bid announcement is coming. It seems that she is no longer a paid commentator on Fox News.
The Bad: "Giving the people what they want." Pundette says:
Blame Boehner and the business-as-usual GOP all you want, but if the people were really clamoring for fiscal restraint and smaller government, both parties would be talking about freezing spending and canceling profligate, cockamamy schemes. Instead, they're quibbling about the calibration of the rate of government expansion. That the federal government, fueled by our grandchildren's money, will continue to balloon, is a given. If the majority of the people were demanding real change, we'd be having a different conversation right now.
Bomb materials found in soldier's room near Fort Hood." Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo applied for conscientious objector status and refused to be deployed to Iraq "after he decided his Muslim beliefs would prohibit his service in any war." Those beliefs, however, didn't stop him from allegedly loading up his military computer with child pornography, going AWOL after he got caught, then moving to a hotel near Fort Hood where he made inquiries about how to build explosives and also acquired bomb-making equipment and supplies.