They say the difference between a “real writer” and a “struggling writer” is in their ability to write when they don’t feel like writing. So in that spirit, I am now writing a blog entry even though I don’t particularly feel like it and there is nothing particularly interesting to write about.
Across the pond, all hell is breaking loose in the Gaza Strip, which is not particularly surprising given the tensions in the area, but it seems a little more serious now that Hamas is in charge of Palestine. On the home front, everyone pretty much hates the New York Times, but I personally found the disclosure of the secret government program of tracking terrorist money a big fat non-issue, and I think everyone is blowing it way out of proportion (as news organizations and politicians often do). In Gitmo news, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Bush’s military tribunals, but that seems like only a minor setback since I’m sure the Republican-controlled Congress will now pass legislation to make the tribunals legal, and I don’t really have a problem with that. Oh, and Bin Laden just released a tape, but, well, who cares? The importance of Bin Laden tapes should rank right up there with, say, the importance of tapes released by the manager of the local McDonald’s. And finally, in local Virginia news, there are rumors that Jim Webb’s campaign staff is self-destructing (oddly propagated by a blog that was a big Webb supporter in the primaries).