In the midst of this tortuous budget fight, is there any better indication of the judicious use of taxpayer money by the government than the U.S. Navy setting a small boat on fire with a laser?

It happened Wednesday near San Nicolas, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of California.

Wired has the story.

Coupled with our last post on the Oak Knoll hospital implosion, I think that completes the 12-year-old-boy portion of our blog for the day…

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