Daily Archives: June 22, 2010

Just saw this on John Aravosis’ blog…

clipped from www.americablog.com

Gen. McChrystal has reportedly offering his resignation

1. Will Obama accept it? Unlikely.
2. When will Gates be offering his? It’s not likely McChrystal wasn’t following the lead of his boss, who hasn’t exactly been following the President’s orders for a while now.
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So lets check out the news sources and see if this is true….

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I just watched Steve Jobs’ 2005 Graduation Speech at Stanford.

It got me thinking with a forward motion again, something I haven’t felt in a couple of months. I pass it on to you:

Hope you liked it.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolsh.

Naughty Naughty Naughty

Obama may use this moment to show who is really in charge of the military… or he may not. We’ll have to wait and see.

This clip from this morning’s HuffPo lead story:

clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who publicly apologized Tuesday for using “poor judgment” in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine, has been ordered to attend the monthly White House meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in person Wednesday rather than over a secure video teleconference, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. He’ll be expected to explain his comments to Obama and top Pentagon officials, these officials said.

Mcchrystal Rolling Stone
Obama has the authority to fire McChrystal. His predecessor, Gen. David McKiernan, was sacked on grounds that the military needed “new thinking and new approaches” in Afghanistan.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen has told McChrystal of his “deep disappointment” over the article, a spokesman said.
The Rolling Stone profile, titled “The Runaway General,” emerged from several weeks of interviews and travel with McChrystal’s tight circle of aides this spring.
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Another Hot Day…

I’m wondering where the planet is going as we have another hot day. When I water the plants, they dry out pretty quickly. I’m now doing watering twice a day to make sure the garlic doesn’t die.

It’s interesting, because technically summer has not even started yet, but we are in the area of heat we used to wait until August for.

On TV yesterday… on C-Span, there was a recorded lecture by the woman who wrote “Diet for a Small Planet” over a decade ago… a book which was pretty influential to many of us. Now she has a book out called “Diet for a Hot Planet” which I’ll have to take a look at.

Meanwhile, I proceed on the Vegan lifestyle, having lost about 35 pounds now on my total goal of 150 pounds in two years. It seems to go along with the hotter planet… as long as fruits and vegetables keep growing.