December 17th, 2006

wombat

Building a bigger army

Instapundit brought up the subject yesterday, and returns to it today, linking to this post by Austin Bay which is somewhat more detailed WRT the mechanics of bringing the Guard and Reserve out of the repeated callup mode and into an extended deployment mode, which is not as simple as it sounds. There's also some useful food for thought in this Victor Davis Hanson post, as well as in the comments - I thought the observation about expanding the force by increasing the TO&E strength and then recruiting up to it was a good one - it would increase the boots on the ground and the planes in the air without adding to the command, staff and support elements so much. More teeth and not so much tail, so to speak.

Time to shower, eat lunch, and get a haircut. I'm feeling a lot better than yesterday and may even attempt to be social, but we'll see how that goes.
Boss Coffee

Sunday night, desu.

I'm feeling completely inert tonight - not tired, just apathetic about doing anything. So I suppose it's a good thing that I have to get off my ass, get in the truck, and go downtown to maintain P's cat. I'm also going to take another stab at finding P's plants and watering them. She claims to have plants, but I'm damned if I saw any when I went to feed the cat last night.

So while I'm heading out, I might as well chuck some garbage. It doesn't take long to accumulate a couple bags' worth of trash around here, between the junk mail, food and other detritus of daily life - and that's full-size kitchen garbage bags. *sigh*

Laundry will just have to wait for tomorrow night after I hit the library. I have enough casual days stickers to paper my cube; might as well use 'em. Not that anyone can tell what kind of shirt I'm wearing under a sweatshirt anyway, and I think I'll be doing that until my internal thermostat figures out what temperature it really is.