Morning stuff

Congratulations to the US ladies gymnastics team. Magnificent!

CDR Salamander gives me a glimmer of hope.

Syria. I’m unwilling to root for either side. Obviously, the Assad regime is odious. And while a fair portion of the insurgency is secular, how many of you think it can form an effective governing coalition, without being coopted by Al Qaeda or other Islamist elements?  I do find it interesting that, unlike the fall of other Arab governments in the recent past, this is a case of a classic armed insurgency, rather than a populist uprising.  At any event, I’m pretty OK with the US sitting this one out.

Two posts from The Lexicans. One is full of WANT.  The other is a serious time-suck.

Works for me…

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