tonight is game night and its my choices of games. Did Napaleon in Europe last time and I got slaughtered.

I’m torn between Age of Empires the boardgame or Talisman. I haven’t played Age in a long time while Talisman has a new expansion that I haven’t given a shot to.

Well after a full family dinner of NY Sirloin, Brishole, Spinach and green salad, Fresh chicken breast Patties, baked potatoes , sauteed onions and peas I’ve settled on Age of Empires

…it is still only two weeks into the Obama administration. A bad start doesn’t mean a horrible finish. See Redsox v Yankees 2004 Playoffs.

It just seems longer because of all the adoration that took place in December and Jan and the calls for President Bush to step down.

That’s not to say I’m expecting much better but we are less that 1% into the first term, lets keep some perspective here.

Update: Glenn agrees

Tim Callahan doesn’t think much of the new Sgt. Rock Mini series The lost Battalion:

A Sgt. Rock comic without the artistic presence of Joe Kubert is likely doomed to failure — or at least doomed to constant comparisons — and Billy Tucci is smart enough to deal with the Kubert situation in the first panel of page one. He gives us a character drawing a picture of Kubert’s Rock, immediately signaling to the reader that Kubert’s version may be the “fictional” one, and Tucci’s is the “real” story of the World War II hero, complete with digital painting and plenty of photo-reference.

That Kubert-looking Sgt. Rock is the best thing in the comic, sadly.

Tucci is not Joe Kubert but he doesn’t have to be. He is Billy Tucci and that is more than enough. You will find the artwork first rate and the story even better. The series is currently on issue 3 and I can’t wait for issue 4.

There are very few comics these days worth your time. This one is.

…not cabinet posts.

Earlier Tuesday, Nancy Killefer withdrew as nominee to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government. Her threat to withdraw was first reported by NBC News. The White House later released her letter to the president, which in part stated: “I recognize that your agenda and the duties facing your Chief Performance Officer are urgent. I have also come to realize in the current environment that my personal tax issue of D.C. unemployment tax could be used to create exactly the kind of distraction and delay those duties must avoid.

With Daschle’s withdrawal this gives the Obama administration two new chances to generate revineue for the treasury without raising any new taxes. There must be more Democratic deadbeats out there. He wasted an opportunity with the Gregg nomination. No unpaid taxes. Cripes we are on a roll here.

Hotair asks a relevant question.

Follow the timeline here. Daschle knew he had a tax problem last June; Geithner knew he had a tax problem no later than November. Killefer’s problem dates to 2005. Point being, none of this came as any eleventh-hour surprise to Obama’s vetters … and yet all three were nominated anyway.

Because they are trying to generate revenue streams. And you thought scrappleface was just making a funny. More importantly if John McCain won would any of that money have been paid?

…If Iran is successfully launching satellites:

The Iranian regime announced it launched its first homemade satellite into orbit today.
FOX News reported:

Iran has successfully sent its first domestically made satellite into orbit, state radio reported Tuesday, another development in the country’s ambitious space program that has worried many international observers.

Once Iran can put a nuclear warhead on one of these babies the war will come. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an Israeli first strike and I don’t know if I would blame them.

If there is a more horrible prospect on the horizon then I don’t know what it is.

Back in December on the war in Gaza I said this:

My take on it. This is a strategic move by Iran and a smart one. I personally think this is Iran’s war by proxy. Their best next move is an attack by Hezbollah as soon as possible. This would serve two purposes. It will divide the Israeli response and if it suckers Israel into Lebanon it could not only bog them down but might change the direction of the propaganda war.

Unfortunately no matter what happens even a total Israeli victory the winner here is Iran. As long as the world is talking about Gaza and rocket attacks and responses they are not touching the ongoing building of Nukes by Iran. I think this is all a sucker punch to keep the heat elsewhere. If Israel is hitting Gaza and or Lebanon they are not hitting Iranian nuke sites. They are buying time with Arab rather than Persian lives.

This news might be the confirmation. Maybe that’s why the rockets are flying from Gaza again. Disrupt and distract any kind of planned Israeli move against Iran wasn’t as odd as it sounded.

Not stopping Iran will be the biggest failure of the Bush administration. The question is soon going to become if it will cost thousands of lives to do so or millions of lives not to.

Lets all pray I’m dead wrong on this.

Update: Hotair points out that this makes the president dropping starwars unlikely:

Time magazine warned the left two weeks after the election not to get their hopes up about Obama revisiting Star Wars, citing quotes from during the campaign like, “I actually believe that we need missile defense because of Iran and North Korea and the potential for them to obtain or to launch nuclear weapons.” I’d say their prediction is safe.

Will it be enough?

There are two Americas, the one that pays taxes and the one that doesn’t.

What is it with the Obama administration and tax cheats? First Obama puts a tax delinquent in charge of the IRS, and then he nominates another revenue renegade to be his secretary of Health and Human Services. Sure, he’s against tax cuts for the rich, but rich Democrats who ignore their taxes are welcome in his cabinet.

As always we get the government we deserve and if we as Americans accept this then its our own fault. On a political level if the republicans can’t exploit this, biased media or no, then we have no business in politics.