Missed a lot while we were stuck in the snow, apparently. Iran is on fire again, some nimwit tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day, Brittany Murphy and Pope tipping.
As always, Andrew Sullivan is doing a great job covering the current unrest in Iran. Also as usual, the MSM is not. It's possible that current rioting and unrest may mean the end is coming for the current regime. At the very least, things are going to get worse before they get better.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tries to blow himself and a plane load of people up outside of Detroit. Security doesn't catch him when he boards his plane or transfers but gets taken down by passengers. The security lapses are reminiscent of 9/11 and show just how difficult it is to prevent a determined person from doing something horrible. And to top it off, it looks like Yemen is next on deck for the ongoing war on terror even though it may be more likely that Abdulnutallab was radicalized in Britain. But since Great Britain is out ally and Yemen is a backward African nation guess who's the more likely target?
Brittany Murphy died of a heart attack last week. Drugs, anorexia or an underlying heart condition are all suspects. An autopsy should tell us which one or ones is the cause. It's always said when someone young (Murphy was 32) dies. Now we'll get to see lots of speculation about her and her lifestyle until we get an answer from the test results.
And last we have a nut who managed to jump a barricade and push down the Pope. One point for the crazy people. Zero points for the Vatican guards. Aren't they supposed to be all professional and Secret Service-like? Seems like they dropped the ball here. Doesn't look like she's going to be turned over to the Italians for criminal charges since she's crazy and all.
On the local scene, no matter how well behaved the dogs were this trip, Aibhne is back to her old tricks. We left the dogs to run errands today and she managed to pull down a bag of goodies. She opened and ate the Oreos and Nutter Butter cups that were stocking stuffers. She also pulled down the half a loaf of bread and ate that. And the last of my Moose Munch from my Secret Santa. She no doubt had help.