It's a nicely snowy Friday; most of the schools in the area were off today. Eileen's preschool charges only come Mon-Thurs, so she was off anyway.
The Romney character assassination crew has done its dirty work; Mitt's now inched into a slight lead over Santorum. One thing that could be interesting is to see how much crossover voting aids Santorum, both from blue-collar social conservatives who might appreciate him and from secular liberals who consider him nuttier than a Planter's factory and thus an easy out. That might have some folks coming out on Tuesday that don't meet the "likely voter" screen.
The NBA had a couple of interesting games yesterday. Miami made Jeremy Lin look like a D-leaguer, at least in the box score. It happens to the best of folks, but Lin will have the All Star break to stew over that stinker.
The other one that seemed notable was OKC dispatching the Lakers, with a highlight clip of Kobe exchanging nuclear looks with James Hardin, who looked like he was prepping to be the henchman for the next Bond big bad guy. The Thunder now are seven games up on the Lakers, who are now tied for fifth in the West. That would bracket them in for a second-round match with the Thunder if they get the 5-seed, which would be a major changing-of-the-guard match.
Syria.... It's easy to say "arm the opposition." However, if you are going to take out a rather ruthless regime that is willing to trash whole cities in order to get its way, a few extra AK-47s aren't going to do the job. The Syrian army is design to go toe-to-toe with the Israelis, not like the lightly-armed Libyan army.
We'd likely be looking at something on the order of our Iraqi conflict if we were to do it "right"; a half-baked responce will give the opposition false hope and make them look like foreign stooges in the process. I'm not sure if the Obama administration and our European friends are up to the effort to do it right.