The news of the day is about ever-evolving change in our world.
The AP is reporting Census data that shows that by 2050 the majority of Anglo Americans will be in the minority, not matter how long my dad sits down on the border with the Minutemen. The fokes already here are having babies faster than whites and will eclipse Anglos some day. I remember way back in college a professor telling us that one day Spanish would be the official language of the United States and that China would become the next world power. That was 25 years ago.
Julia Child once was a WWII spy along with several other parents of influential people like Stuart Copeland, the drummer for The Police's pop. I think this goes back to a Kevin Costner question when he asked, "how come when people think they were someone in a former life, how come it's always someone famous? Why wasn't anyone just Joe Schmoe?" Of course, there were 24,000 of these fokes, so I guess there would have been some who just quietly went about serving our country.
I've seen Bill Kristol more times in the past three months than I've seen most other pundits, and it sounds like Gen. Collin Powell wouldn't mind taking him to a wood shed somewhere and …. with all the talk that Powell is going to endorse Obama. I think it says a lot that Powell's people say the former Secretary of State has known McCain for three decades and has been looking for a reason to vote for him but hasn't found one yet. And yet, he says he's made it clear he isn't going to Denver to offer his endorsement to Obama either. More fence sitting here to come. A wise move for a truly venerable statesman.