That was my first thought too, but if that's the case, why a cockroach? Sure, it has a small size that can go unnoticed much of the time, but if someone sees a cockroach their first instinct is to kill it, and crunching down on a bunch of electronics is going to have a different sound and feel than squishing a real cockroach. At that point the spies are suspected.
I'd choose something cute, cuddly, dumb, and not particularly agile, like hamsters.
Does it matter? They'll be just as crazy as the rest.
that this will leave the insane tea partiers in charge of the asylum that is the House of Representatives. It's like the last adult is leaving the room.
Was this article written by a person or a computer?
If I were developing something for the IoT space, I'd call it Integrating the Distributed Internet of Things (IDIoT).
The days of air-to-air combat are long gone because the US and allies haven't fought anyone who was competitive in that area in decades. If the US cedes superiority in dogfights, then opponents in future wars will be sure to dogfight every chance they get. Is the F35 good enough at stealth to avoid it? Are the long range missiles effective enough against countermeasures? Are the detection, range, and speeds appropriate enough to find and destroy enemy planes before they get into dogfight range? What if the opponent makes advances in stealth?
I'm not at all an expert in this area, but I think we should be very careful that we aren't just fighting yesterday's wars.
A hallway that doubles as a shooting range? I can just imagine someone stepping out of a room off the hallway at the wrong time and getting shot. Please tell me this is a joke stuck in the middle of an otherwise-reasonable post.
None. They're too fat.
You've got it.
I didn't say he was extreme.
Graham's bread and butter is military. He's been in the reserves for a long time. In the 90s he was a pretty typical conservative all around. He's gotten a reputation for working across the aisle over the past decade, notably on immigration, and that's gotten him into trouble in Republican primaries here. His recent comments that he'd use the military against Congress to get things done if he were president has him in my dog house, so I won't be voting for him in any presidential race. Most residents here don't want him to run for president, but his potential candidacy has much of the political class tied up who would otherwise be endorsing Bush or others.
Career-wise he has paid lip service to those factions until the past few years when they have become more extreme. I live in his home state and not far from his original House district, so I remember him as a House freshman elected under Gingrich's Contract with America in '94, and I remember him pushing the Defense of Marriage Act in '97.
Like they coronated her in 2008? Every cycle there's a frontrunner for president who fails to get a nomination. There is a very good chance that one of the eventual nominees is someone who hasn't gotten mainstream press yet.
I think of neocons as those who followed George W Bush as military hawks who paid lip service to social and fiscal conservatives.
The life of a repo man is always intense.