The dog days of summer haven't hit Junebug Holler yet, but they soon will. In preparation, I've moved the lawn chairs from the driveway to the front porch to get 'em out of the sun. The dog days are heading to Iraq, too. In preparation there, the Iraqi parliament has decided to take the month off. According to White House spokesweasel Tony Snow explained, "You know, it's 130 degrees in Baghdad in August." Plus, Baghdad only has six hours of electricity a day. So, you know - limited air conditioning. It's probably just better for them to wait out August on the Riviera.
Then again, as you know, I'm a big supporter of our soldiers. According to Mr. Snow, they are not going to take the month of August off. I imagine that it's 130 degress for them, too. Probably more considering the body armor. Given the fact the part of the US military mission is to provide the Iraqi people enough time to come up with a political solution, the parlimentary holiday seems a wee bit inappropriate, but maybe that's just me.
In other news, Junior is also taking off the month of August. Just like every other month.
Stevie Joe Parker