1. Frank Bruni of the NY Times offers up a perfect way to describe our dysfunctional congress. It's like the political version of the "Hotel California" - Welcome to the Hotel on the Hill, where you can vote them the lowest on the polls, but they can never leave:
2. To those who are still unaware of the situation in the United Kingdom, and the issue of secession by Scotland to be voted on in the middle of this month, this is a good article of information. The emotions are running high, and maybe higher than a reasonable level of sanity. There are good reasons based on past neglect and current abuses for the Scots to be pissed, but as a good gentleman near Alnwick, England pointed out - "they have not thought this all out":
I am not an Englishman, I was never an Englishman, and I don't ever want to be one. I am a Scotsman! I was a Scotsman and I will always be one.
-- Sean Connery