I'm writing to inform you that my blog is going to suck (yes, more so than it usually does) for probably the rest of the week. The reasons for this suckage saturation are threefold: 1) I'm on deadline this week for my salaried job; 2) I have a pretty tight freelance gig (which I will reveal in the near future) in the works; and, 3) It's (dear God, forgive me for the wonking I'm about to do) reveal week of the Fiscal Year 2009 budget in the federal government. (Hail Mary.)
The latter reason for my increased blog suckage this week is by far the most infuriating because as all of you who either work directly for or somehow with the U.S. government know, in only three of the last 26 years has this whole "yearly budget process" meant anything. That is, in only three of the last 26 years was Congress and the Administration able to get their sh*t together to actually make it through the entire appropriations process. So, not only is this whole process a "colossal waste of time" as one former Hill staffer G-chatted to me on Monday, but it's also a ginormous waste of financial resources, which this government and this country can hardly afford right now. Way to be, U.S. government.
But common sense ranting aside, I'll de-suck this shoddy entry ever-so-slightly by posting an epic little clip I found last night that I used as a reply to a comment in yesterday's post. It doesn't have too-terribly much to do with DC, but Ronald Reagan's visage is featured front-and-center. A dog is also drop-kicked (but not harmed, so it's OK). Enjoy!