Great news for the end-times crowd. According to today's LA Times, the U.S. is poised to restart the production of nuclear weapons. The Times tells us that:
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was declared the winner in a competition to design the nation's first hydrogen bomb in two decades, a major step in restarting production of nuclear weapons. The Bush administration said the program would improve the U.S. stockpile's reliability, security and safety and would allow for a reduction in the thousands of weapons held in reserve for a potential war. [...] Read on.
Critics reacted sharply, saying the program sent the wrong international message when the U.S. was trying to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Key members of Congress said the program was moving too fast. [...]
The award culminates a frenetic competition held since 2005 between Livermore in the Bay Area and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Sandia National Laboratories, which provides engineering for the arming system, was part of both teams, and its California branch will continue the program with Livermore. [...]
The victory is an important boost for Livermore, which is managed under contract by the University of California. "I can't tell you how honored the California team is," said Bruce Goodwin, chief of the nuclear weapons program at Livermore. "I am personally humbled by this."
Pay attention, people. The bastards are gearing up for NUCLEAR WAR. Think the thought. Say the words, as George Lakoff entreats us.
It's real. It's happening. It's where we're headed.
It's time to deep-six denial, get off our individual and collective butts to get Bush and Company contained and then fired.
A Clothesline reader challenged me a while ago to define what I mean by "hero."
Paul Wellstone is dead. So now where is the hero who has the courage and the clout to stand in the path of this run-amok administration? It is time.