It started with a bit of a downer.
Got up this morning and found this story at the top of the Google news aggregator.
Yup, for all their boasting and chest-thumping, the most heinous terrorists in history are definitely in decline.
Not an hour later, CNN has this story as breaking news.
Oh-oh... seems the towellers didn't buy the story that they were in decline. 150,000 folks are getting the fuck outta Ramadi as fast as they can...
By this evening, you've got this story from the Wall Street Journal. US says Ramadi at risk of falling to Islamic State.
So while the day may have started with a downer, it's been up, up, and away for the rest of the day.