Another 9.5 billion reasons to hate the Bush administration. That’s how much they’re budgeting for the proposed missile defense system that is “better than nothing.” What gets me is how none of the media is talking about why we never built one of these before. The technology has been around a long time. Reagan had the star wars program. The problem is, they just don’t work. It’s basic game theory. All they have to do is fire enough missiles at the same time, most of which can be decoys, and they can get one through. But it’s better than nothing. Better than reducing the defecit, stimulating the economy, fighting illegal immigration, or anything worthless like that.

Trent Lott. What a dick. Is he a racist? Probably. Was he just trying to make a hundred year old man happy on his birthday? Probably. Should we just get on with our lives and vote out the Republicans in a couple years? Probably.

Saw The Two Towers on Tuesday. It was good. Saw Nemesis on Saturday. It was not as good, an unsatisfying end on some levels, satisfying on others.