I'm not cranky any more, but I am disappointed I couldn't get a real argument going over Apes sequels earlier today in comments. So far.
But even though I was easily distracted by attempts to get that going, I did write some other stuff. Over at PP, I wrote about Plain Blog fave Tom P. Baxter (sorry; that's Newt for latecomers) and the conservative information loop. Oh - over the weekend my Salon column argued that dust-ups of the Chuck Hagel sort don't harm presidents, and so they -- and Obama in particular -- should be willing to take more risks. At least certain types of risks.
And at Greg's place today, I listed some of the questions I still have about the budget process over the next few months. That is, through the CR and the debt limit. I have to admit: I'm totally confused by the strategies of both sides, but especially the Democrats.