I'm sorry. I meant to write a scintillating and blistering piece on the continued intransigence of Republican leaders in Congress, but I just received some tragic news via Facebook. A close friend of mine went to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival today. This is a free multi-day concert held annually in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Anyway, according to a posting on her page, she was trampled by turtles at the concert. I have no idea how this happened. I can only assume that these were abnormally large--and, for that matter, fast--turtles. I cannot imagine how she could have provoked them to such a senseless act of rage, but it hardly matters. She leaves behind a husband and a young daughter, who--
What? A band name?!? That hardly seems possible. Hold on. . . .
Well, never mind then.