As you know, Hostess Bakery has closed all of its plants due to a workers' strike, and is filing for Federal bankruptcy protection.
Today the court split the company as follows: The State Department hired all the Twinkies, The Secret Service hired all the HoHos, The generals are sleeping with the Cupcakes, The voters sent all the Ding Dongs to Congress.
I don't comment often on 'current events' online. If you know me, you know my politics and some of you still love me anyway.
I expected the Murders in Bengazi, Libya on 9/11/2012 to be more of the same, and it would have been except...
It turns out that I remotely knew one of the men killed in this attack. Sean Smith was a native of San Diego, California; a U.S. Air Force veteran, an amateur radio operator and an EVE Online gamer (Vile Rat). I knew of him from his Ham Radio activities and I had peripheral contact with him in EVE Online, where my ship was repeatedly blown up by his Goonswarm confederates.
From all that I know of him, he lived his public life by Theodore Roosevelt's philosophy of "Speak softly, but carry a big stick." His dedication to diplomacy was evident in everything I know of him, both in his working life and in his gaming alter ego.
I doff my cap in honor of his 16+ years of service to our Republic. My condolences and sympathy go out to his wife and children in particular and to all who find this world diminished by his loss.
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