I'm in the midst of an end-of-semester paper-writing jag, brought on by the sudden (slight) surfeit of free time. (Regular class sessions ended yesterday.) My father's illness continues to weigh heavily over most aspects of this adventure... At the risk of seeming monstrously petty, I must admit to being distracted. It all sucks.
Anyhow, I'm taking a breather from the research. Sorry about not blogging regularly of late...
Caught this piece a few minutes ago on the Huffington Post. Amazing.
Here's the AP copy (and photo):
House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., center, gets out of a Hydrogen Alternative Fueled automobile, left, as he prepares to board his SUV, which uses gasoline, after holding a news conference at a local gas station in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2006 to discuss the recent rise in gas prices. Hastert and other members of Congress drove off in the Hydrogen-Fueled cars only to switch to their official cars to drive the few blocks back to the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Such foul, shameless fucks...
Okay, back to pounding my head against the stacks.