I was just getting ready to post a note to the effect that there have been no comments this week which stood out in any noticeable way, when this one came in.
It's no Pulitzer prize winner, but it at least seems to capture the mood at LANL, as verified by my own observations made during a recent visit to the lab this week.
Schoenbauer's talk only had moderate attendance. This was strange when you consider the fact that he was here to tell us where NNSA is taking the complex in the very near future. You would think this subject would be front and center with the whole LANL staff and that the auditorium would have been so packed that they had to turn people away. The moderate size of the crowd was especially perplexing when you consider that a RIF is coming in the next month or so. The sheeple at LANL apparently continue to silently graze on the last tuffs of summer's grass, oblivious to the big winter storm approaching from the north.
Perhaps it's a sign that most of the staff have grown weary and jaded or maybe it's just further evidence of a welfare mentality which has overtaken most of LANL. I'm not sure which of the two is most true.