Regular readers know that on this blog... it's always about me. And hence, you get to hear about Mrs. TD taking me out to dinner for my birthday (joining other 10-26'ers as Hillary Clinton, Pat Sajak, Jaclyn Smith, and on some calendars... Leon Trotsky)... at not merely the same restaurant, but we are told at least, the very same table as my more famous and more powerful college classmate and his wife on their "date night.".
And speaking of him... the Grey Lady has issues with the seeming embrace of teh national security state... and as always, Glenn Greenwald has even more on the subject. To channel Chris Rock in another context... I understand what the President is doing with respect to continuing expansion of the national security state... I don't like it, I don't approve of it, I don't condone it, I don't appreciate it... but I understand it.