Here's a sobering moment that could happen only with the aid of today's technology: Sandie and Jeff Petee of Otis, Ore., were recently given a scary dose of reality in the form of a brief message on their answering machine when Sandie's soldier son, Stephen Phillips, accidentally dialed their number during a battle in Afghanistan.
What happened to Hillary Clinton? Last fall, she was the "inevitable" nominee whose "machine" would raise scads of cash and push her to an early victory.
A nauseating sign of the times: Preteen Israeli girls at a heavy artillery position in northern Israel are photographed apparently gleefully scrawling their names and other inscriptions on shells destined to be dropped on Lebanon. One reads "Nazrala with love" -- a reference to Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasarallah. (h/t: Zak Brown) We find it disgusting whenever the ordnance of ANY country bears these kinds of messages. But to see children doing the writing is almost beyond the pale.