» In the mornings now, when I step into the coffee shop, the girl who takes the orders tells the barrista, “Double americano, medium” and it’s ready by the time I’ve paid the girl at the till. I don’t have to talk to anyone. Which is good for me. They’ve also caught on I don’t need a java-jacket because I bring my own reusable, quilted cup warmer.
» Apparently it’s Earth Day or something. I will not go on a rant like I did about Earth Hour. Speaking of coffee, they were giving away free coffee in the lobby to celebrate. Not sure how this helps the planet. They were also collecting batteries to recycle or whatever the green thing to do with a bin full of dead batteries is. Make coffee out of them, by the taste of it.
» The Dove chocolate fascists are at it again. Someone from my office mugged them for their whole stash it looks like though. They had it coming, I say.
» Clinton 2.0 proved, this morning I think, that the Democrats are the same as the Republicans today by vowing to “obliterate” Iran
“As the candidates appeared on the US talk show circuit on Tuesday morning, a row erupted when Mrs Clinton was asked how she would respond if Iran launched a nuclear attack on Israel.
She replied that: “If I’m the president, we will attack Iran… we would be able to totally obliterate them.
“That’s a terrible thing to say, but those people who run Iran need to understand that, because that perhaps will deter them from doing something that would be reckless, foolish and tragic,” she told TV channel ABC.
In response, Mr Obama said: “Using words like ‘obliterate’ – it doesn’t actually produce good results, and so I’m not interested in sabre-rattling.”
He said only that Iran should know he would respond “forcefully” to an attack on any US ally.
The US fears Iran is trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and could use them against Israel. Iran insists its nuclear programme is solely for power generation.”
I guess she learned a few tricks from the neocons during the Lewinsky scandal. A little unfounded fear-mongering as a ploy to secure votes seems a decidedly Bushy maneuver. I also like how the Americans take it for granted that if Iran did attack Israel, they’d be the ones to retaliate.