Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunny Sunday

Ground control to Major Tom Ground control to Major Tom:
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground control to Major Tom: Commencing countdown engine's on
Check ig-nition and may God's love be with you

This is ground control to Major Tom, you've really made the grade!
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear,
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to ground con-trol, I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in the most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Though I'm passed one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go,
tell my wife I love her very much she knows

Ground control to Major Tom:
Your circuit's dead, there's something wong.
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you ...

Here am I floating round my tin can, far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do.

David Bowie


NASA TV can be viewed online HERE

Plenty of space shots and control room action as STS 117 orbits our little planet.

The next HOT thing will be Michael Moore's' latest film, "Sicko", visit his site HERE.

Our health care industry in crisis, like we need another crisis in this country, most of which can be blamed on the repugs and their relentless pursuit of profit.



micki said...

While I await the reports on the Sabbath Gasbag Shows from Carol, Carey, et al, I just had to say this.

Remember the other day when I posted that garbage from the Mary Matalin support letter for Mr. Scooter? All the BS about how he connected with kids, had a universal love of kids...?

Well, some "experts" think that bush will pardon Scooter. The pardon will be based on the Good Daddy Justification. His children need him blah blah blah.

Yeah, I can see the Repukes buying that one! For sure.

micki said...

To hell with justice! Scooter's kids need their daddy at home, setting a good repuke example!

Gerald said...

Yes, children need their fathers. What about the children whose fathers have been killed in Iraq for a wrong and immoral war? Whose crying for these children? We give print time for a convicted felon but little print about bringing the soldiers home. NAZI AMERICA IS AN EVIL, VILE, AND WICKED EMPIRE THAT HAS BEEN FOUNDED BY TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH AND THE POWERFUL, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION OF HUMANITY, RIGGED ELECTIONS, AND MARTIAL LAWS.

Yes, we are truly a Nazi empire.

Gerald said...

Will Hitler Bush pardon our conscientious objectors? These CO's are our true patriotic Americans.

Scooter Libby reminds me more of "Daddy Dearest." How about that for a movie, "Daddy Dearest?"

Has some of Libby's crimes rubbed off on his children? Has he brought to the surface, "sins of the father" that will plague his children into their adulthood? Will they be children like father? Oh, what a vicious cycle we weave when we try to deceive! Will Libby's children eventually be bad Nazis, like their father?

Gerald said...

Nazi America is an empire whose citizens have shit for brains!!!!! We print more about a criminal, Scooter Libby, and a spoiled brat, Paris Hilton, than we do about bringing our soldiers home. Nazi America has lost her soul to the devil!!!!! Nazi America and evil are synonymous.

Gerald said...

Outing the Out of Touch

Gerald said...

Wayne Madsen's Report

Weekend News June 9/10, 2007

Please carefully reflect on the two sentences below!!!

Bush calls the Pope, "Sir," then tells him he has just been in "your country," Germany, at the G8. More words of idiocy from the world's most powerful and dangerous idiot. (Our classless ruler shows his classless colors.)

Bush's French friend's English sounds an awful lot like an imitation of Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Maybe he will say Bush looks like a "minkee."

"New Scientist" article claims pools of water detected on Mars by NASA rover. If that is so, and we know that Bush once said his priority is to go to Mars, it is time for him to suit up and blast off. He can mix the Martian water with his Jim Beam.

Bush calls for Kosovo independence. Russia and Serbia opposed to Kosovo nationhood. Bush does not show same commitment to independence for Somaliland, Tibet, Taiwan, Scotland, Faroes, Casamance, Bougainville, Palestine, Kurdistan, Baluchistan, Chechnya, Kashmir, Tuva, Greenland, Puerto Rico, and countless other statelets around the world just as deserving of independence as Kosovo.

CIA says European report on its secret prisons is "distorted," but does not deny their existence. Romania and Poland deny they hosted prisons. These two former Soviet bloc nations lavishly serve Washington more than they served Moscow during the Cold War.

Bush arrives to protests in Rome. Members of Italian Parliament plan to join protests.

Putin adds Turkey, Iraq, and the sea to Azerbaijan as locations for U.S. missile bases. Condoleezza Rice rejects proposal.

Kentucky Creation Museum actor in Adam and Eve film moonlights as owner of porno website "Bedroom Acrobat," where he is pictured standing alongside a drag queen. There is a common thread that runs through the religious wacko community and it is "X rated."

U.S. occupation of Iraq mirrors the invasion of the Mongols in the 13th Century. The editor reported on the targeted thefts of antiquities shortly after the invasion of Iraq.

Bush to Bulgarian press: "I deal with the pain of death here in America." This son-of-a-bitch has never been to the funeral of one dead American military member from Iraq and he says he deals with the "pain of death." How, by getting plastered on German beer and schnaps? (Hitler Bush deals with pain - bullshit! He gets drunk and he pops drugs.)

Gerald said...

Putin adds Turkey, Iraq, and the sea to Azerbaijan as locations for U.S. missile bases. Condoleezza Rice rejects proposal.

This is a great proposal by Putin. No wonder why he is a great leader of a great country.

Gerald said...

Lieberman is a Nazis' Nazi

Gerald said...

Gore's judgment in selecting Hitler Lieberman as his running mate in 2000 must be considered today should Gore decide to run in 2008. I would have to scrutinize his choice of a running mate very carefully. My advice to Gore is that you should not run for the presidency.

Gerald said...


º¿carol said...

I know I'm supposed to be all serious about this, how dangerous it was, therefore how unfunny, blah, blah, blah. But I gotta tell ya, I think it's hilarious. Something like this only happens in movies.

Not only was this some daring stunt, I get to watch the circus of "authorities" trying to find the culprits (and they will because life is definitely NOT a movie) then I get to see what kind of punishment will be meted out to all culprits.

Published June 10, 2007

Police suspect students in dangerous flyover stunt

- Police suspect at least two, and maybe three, students affiliated with Farmington Harrison High School played a role in a dangerous flyover of the school this week. A small aircraft flew over the school Thursday afternoon, dropping toilet paper and paint balls during passovers that were estimated to be no more than 150 feet off the ground.

"They may have thought this was some kind of a joke, but we don't think it's funny," Farmington Hills Police Chief William Dwyer told the Detroit News for a story published Saturday.

He said about 1,200 students were inside the school at the time.

"If the plane had lost power or slammed into the school or people on the ground, we could have had a major disaster. We are lucky that no one was seriously injured or killed." (bwahahahaha....same could be said for all the planes in the sky every day, everywhere. Oh, and then there's crop dusting! We've got a guy out here in a bright yellow biplane. Love watching him, it's like he's nuts. Wheeeee!)

No injuries were reported. (Thankfully, no one's eye was put out by a paint ball!)

Dwyer said a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to those responsible. He said the pilot faces possible charges that could include reckless use of an aircraft and license suspension. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory told the Detroit Free Press the agency is investigating. (I'd like to see whoever never get caught and this be another mystery like D.B. Cooper but you just know they'll get caught.)

- From wire reports

micki said...

Hey, Gerald, maybe Gore's advisors were being cynical and told him to pick Lieberman as a tactic to entice anti-Semites into the voting booths to vote for Pitchfork Pat (Buchanan) in an effort to undercut the GWB vote.

Just kidding....sort of.

micki said...

Actually, I think Gore picked Lieberman because ole Joe was so pious about Clinton's peccadillos and Gore mistakenly thought the American people gave a damn what he did in private.

I mean the Repukes spent $73 million bucks telling the world what a bad, immoral boy Clinton was!

carey said...

OF OUR MONEY! Just like Iraq.

I didn't watch the Sunday shows. I hardly ever do--I read if an excerpt quote catches my eye. Okay, maybe sometimes.

I watched tennis and swept the huge front patio. BUT! The important news is a filly won the Belmont--the toughest, longest race in the Triple Crown. A filly! Take that you males.

I know exactly what happened. The stallion Curlin was all set to win the Belmont as he did the Preakness. He's one gorgeous, athletic horse. I saw the whites of his eyes as he walked in the paddock. He's usually quite calm before a big race. Stallions get that exact excited look when they see a filly that turns their head. Curlin's head was turned, I saw it. The filly had attitude, I'm telling you. She knew how good she is. I called the race, winner, place and show. I did! I have a knack about predicting the big races which I will not translate into betting. (My first husband gambled.)

A lady won! Yea!

I did hear, Micki, that the White House is standing stoically in it's refusal to listen to Congress and it's pending vote of no confidence on Alfredo.

micki said...

Of course they're standing stoically behind their man.

They don't give a hoot about cleaning up their messes; they only care about holding on to power.

Carey, you should write horsey stories for a living.

Carol, how hard can it be to find the perps anyway? Don't airplanes have #### on them? I don't see why a $500 award is necessary.

micki said...

reward, I guess it's called...not award

ò¿óarol said...

Gasbag shows report: Nothing to report except that one of those shows had on, guess who, John McCain! I wonder if there is a score card somewhere of how many times politicians appear on any of those Sunday morning gasbag shows. He's gotta be at the head of the pack. Today he got another whole half hour! WHAT A BORE!!! Why in the HELL do they book him so much????

I'm getting closer and closer to not watching Sunday mornings, but I probably won't give it up. Too afraid I'll miss something.

This is how used to John McCain I am on Sunday mornings. I actually left the room and went and did something else for his half hour. Can't stands no more:)

David B. Benson said...

I saw a squirrel again yesterday. But last night a murder of crows had moved into the neighborhood. This morning they were cawing like mad. Maybe it was because they had squirrel for breakfast?

º¿carol said...

An airplane flying around is bigger than a car tooling around. Certainly, that flying airplane, dive-bombing a school, must have had to be cleared for take-off somewhere.

On the OTHER hand, maybe this kid was named Ferris Bueller and he took dad's airplane out for a spin from the family spread and not an airport?

Disgusted with apathy said...


Alan said...

Carey, I take it you didn't see any of that blather from Colin Powell. That half-slick mo/fo is starting to... or trying to... weasel out of that lying azz speech to the UN and his part in the biggest foreign policy fk up in our nation's history. If he had the integrity most people thought he had, he would've resiigned BEFORE the war started rather than be a part of it... and that would've made ALOT of people stop and take notice. Just think, there'd have been a chance we wouldn't have went to Iraq.
The man makes me sick... only slightly less than w and chainee.

Pandemoniac said...

Spurs beat the Cavs. US beats Trinidad and Tobago in the Gold Cup. It's nice to root for the winning team. Summer's a blast. Hitting the pool, Seaworld, the Zoo and Fiesta Texas (one of those 6 Flags parks). I have a 7 yr. old that wants to know how everything works and a 2 yr. old that wants to take everything apart. We've been to see the Shrek movie and one of those penguin movies in the last week. Hajji has always made it a point to remind me that it is crucial to savor every moment with them cause you blink, rub your eyes and they're grown up and on their own. These are definitely salad days for me.

I have time to read about the weirdness in DC but almost no time to write. Cutting and pasting funnies is about the highest level of contribution that I can hack these days. As it is, it's midnite here in SA; and I'm gonna regret staying up this late tomorrow. Capt. always warned me about the dangers of trying to get by on 4 hours sleep, like I always used to. Don't want to go back to that. No Sir.

Enough 'bout that, more funnies from early May:

Jimmy Kimmel: There was a big hubbub in Great Britain because President Bush winked at the queen. I'm pretty sure that was the first time the queen's ever been winked at. As you can see, she absolutely loved it
On screen: Queen Elizabeth looking stern.
J. Kimmel: In the old days, that's the look queens gave before you were beheaded.

Jon Stewart: Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been touring the new world. Yesterday, popping by the White House. ...
On screen: Bush saying, 'You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17, in 1976'.
Stewart: She's old.
On screen: Bush saying, 'She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child'.
Stewart: She did give that look. Only in this case, the mother is the Queen of England and the child is our president.

"The Queen of England is in the United States. ... Earlier today, she was down at the White House. And George Bush, by gosh, I wouldn't give this guy's troubles to a monkey on a rock. He gets confused and he went up to the Queen and congratulated her on her Academy Award."
--David Letterman

"The last time the Queen of England was in the United States was 1991. An awful lot has changed since 1991. Back then, President Bush was fighting a war in Iraq"
--David Letterman

"The people who want his job were in Simi Valley last night for the big first Republican debate. Ten of them got on the stage. ... Chris Matthews was the host and asked the question, 'Raise your hand if you do not believe in evolution.' Three of these clowns raised their hands. Actually, four. But McCain just had to use the potty. ... McCain said he not only believes in evolution, he remembers it."
--Bill Maher

"My favorite part of the debate was when Chris Matthews asked, 'Who does not believe in evolution?' And Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo all raised their paw. ... They said they do not believe in evolution. Then they said the biggest threat to America is religious radicals living in the Dark Ages."
--Jay Leno

"This is the week that Congress sent the president a bill to bring the troops home, which, of course, as he promised he would do, vetoed it. The president said setting a deadline for withdrawal was setting a date for failure. And we all know, this is a president who likes his failures unplanned and spur-of-the-moment."
--Bill Maher

"Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. ... Down in Washington, DC, President George Bush will celebrate Cinco de Mayo the same way he does every year. He will be looking for tequila of mass destruction"
--David Letterman

"There's a brand new book out. In it Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that she has a crush on President Bush. Well, sure. Who doesn't?"
--David Letterman

"President Bush vetoed the Iraq troop withdrawal bill. He said it would turn the country into a cauldron of chaos. And you hate to see Iraq become unstable."
--David Letterman

Jon Stewart: We begin tonight with news about the news. The fourth estate has had a rough ride of late, covering the stalemate over the war funding bill, the possible influence and peddling at the Department of Justice, some World Bank thingy. It makes the brain hurt. Well, help is on the way
On screen: reporters saying the D.C. madam story is fun to cover.
Stewart: Oh yeah, sex scandal baby! Happy days are here. It's like we got our pre-9/11 boners back. ... The first casualty was Randall Tobias, a deputy secretary of state who resigned last week after admitting to using the escort service. ... Tobias had been running the Bush administration's Global AIDS Prevention program, which emphasized abstinence ... because there is nothing this administration can do that is not ironic

Stephen Colbert: I'd rather not hear about Vietnam, but the cut-and-runners won't stop comparing it to Iraq. Just listen to former Senator Max Cleland from last Friday's 'Situation Room'
On screen: Cleland saying, 'The essence of what we're seeing in Iraq is what we saw in Vietnam'.
Colbert: How can he compare these two wars? He only fought in one of them. Whereas people like me and the president didn't fight in either, so we have a consistent perspective

"The Republicans have their big debate this week at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. ... Republicans want to see how they stack up against George W. Bush. It's like a very special edition of 'Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?'"
--Jay Leno

Gerald said...

micki, I believe that many of us got caught up in the "pious" Hitler Lieberman. micki, there is no way to change the stripes on a zebra. Hitler Lieberman is a complete and a total Nazi. He is another Nazis' Nazi.

Gerald said...

Hitler Bush calls his plan the surge in Iraq. I call Hitler Bush's plan the Scourge of Iraq. Hitler Bush seems to receive great joy in the death and the destruction of humanity.

Gerald said...

Praying Each Day

Gerald said...

The True Hitler Lieberman

Gerald said...

We Will Miss You Karen

David B. Benson said...

Requium for a squirrel

Road kill!

Alan said...

Another bush tactic slapped down...

Court rules in favor of enemy combatant

RICHMOND, Va. — The Bush administration cannot use new anti-terrorism laws to keep U.S. residents locked up indefinitely without charging them, a divided federal appeals court ruled Monday.

"To sanction such presidential authority to order the military to seize and indefinitely detain civilians, even if the President calls them 'enemy combatants,' would have disastrous consequences for the constitution — and the country," the court panel said.

In the 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found that the federal Military Commissions Act doesn't strip Ali al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident, of his constitutional rights to challenge his accusers in court.

It ruled the government must allow al-Marri to be released from military detention.

"This is (a) landmark victory for the rule of law and a defeat for unchecked executive power," al-Marri's lawyer, Jonathan Hafetz, said in a statement. "It affirms the basic constitutional rights of all individuals — citizens and immigrants — in the United States."
I hope Den is alright. I got a funny email from him earlier, so maybe he's just busy.

Alan said...

If you've got your barf bucket handy, then proceed to this next link.

Gonzales: I'm `sprinting to the finish line'

Undaunted by a Senate no-confidence vote scheduled for later Monday, an embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales gave a lunchtime lecture in Miami and said he was pursuing the work of the American people.

Local news reporters peppered the native Texan with questions about his capacity to serve, given continuing Washington, D.C., scandals and increasing complaints from Congress.

The man who for years has served as President Bush's lawyer, one way or another, replied that he is remaining focused on running the Department of Justice.

And that, he said, ``is what I think the people of the United States expect of me.''
After the speech, one South Florida reporter stood and read from a New York Times editorial -- describing the attorney general's stewardship as marked by ``incompetence, chaos and malfeasance.''

Gonzales replied that he hadn't read the editorial.

But, he said, ''I remain focused on the 18 months left in this administration.'' He then described himself as ''sprinting to the finish line'' with fellow supportive staffers at the Department of Justice, noting that his term as 80th attorney general expires with the president's -- a year and a half from now.

''The Department is not going to stumble, nor crawl to the finish line,'' he said.

Pandemoniac said...

Dr. Benson, "a murder of crows" and requiem for a squirrel? Seems like you have it in for all the little critters. Wasn't that the name of a bestseller in the 80's (Murder of Crows)? Or was it "An Exaltation of Larks?"

More funnies.

"John McCain said that he is willing to be the last man standing in support of the war. I think he already is."
--Jay Leno

"Republicans in Texas think you need a course on how to keep a marriage together. Who's going to teach it? Rudy Giuliani? Newt Gingrich?"
--Jay Leno

"Here's news from Washington, DC: We now have a new war czar. Yes, he was appointed by President Bush, so what could go wrong?"
--David Letterman

"Today at the White House, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair held their last joint press conference. In other words, it was the last time they played Christopher Robin and Pooh."
--Conan O'Brien

"Last night, Fox News aired the second Republican presidential debate. My favorite part was when the white guy went after those two white guys, and three other white guys chimed in."
--Conan O'Brien

"They all answered some tough questions. Rudy Giuliani had to answer for his position on abortion. John McCain had to answer on his support of immigration reform. And Mike Huckabee had to answer the question, 'Who are you?'"
--Jay Leno

Jon Stewart: Other frontrunners tried to turn a blue background into a red bona fide
On screen: Rudy Giuliani saying, 'According to George Will, I ran the most conservative government in the last 50 years in New York City'
Stewart: Wow. You ran the most conservative government in 50 years... in New York City? Congratulations on being the thinnest guy at fat camp

"This weekend in Virginia, President Bush attended some big event. He got up at one point on the spur of the moment and conducted a 400-piece orchestra. ... Apparently, it was the first time a 400-piece orchestra has ever played 'The Wheels on the Bus.'"
--Conan O'Brien

"A group that researches ancestry announced that President Bush is a descendant of Pocahontas. Native Americans were furious. They said, 'Great. First you take our land and now you blame us for President Bush?!!'"
--Conan O'Brien

"Apparently, we may have foiled a terrorist attack right here in America. Six bozos were going to attack the army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey. But Bush outsmarted them ... because, as we all know, every single American soldier is safely in Iraq."
--Bill Maher

"During last week's Republican debate, three of the ten candidates said they did not believe in evolution, including Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, who added that he would defend his conviction from one edge of the Earth to the other."
--Seth Myers

"On Monday, President Bush held his first-ever white tie dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth, opting to save the even more formal platinum tie dinner for when Spiderman visits."
--Amy Poehler

"When told that Prime Minister Tony Blair was stepping down as Britain's leader, a confused President Bush said, 'Hey, wait a minute. If he's the leader of England, who was that old lady with the crown who was just here?'"
--Jay Leno

"This week, a group of Republican congressmen asked President Bush what his 'Plan B' is if the current Iraq plan doesn't work. The 'Plan B' discussion was difficult for Bush, because it involves two areas where he's extremely vulnerable -- Iraq and the alphabet."
--Conan O'Brien

"Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter revealed that he drives a Chevy Suburban with 274,000 miles on it. Despite all those miles, the Suburban still has a much better chance of making it to the '08 election than Duncan Hunter."
--Conan O'Brien

Jon Stewart: On both sides of the aisle, everyone agrees the Iraq situation has to change and fast. ... With all the uncertainty, it really does make you start to wonder what is victory in Iraq?
On screen: Bush saying, 'Victory in Iraq is a country that can sustain itself, govern itself and defend itself'.
Stewart: Really? Half the nations in the 'coalition of the willing' can't do that. Seriously, I'm looking at you, Marshall Islands."

Jon Stewart: So then we're all clear on what constitutes success? There's no challenges there? ...
On screen: Bush saying that victory means 'relative peace' in Iraq.
Stewart: You can't have zero car bombings because a successful Iraq would just have too many cars. I mean, some of them are just bound to explode. ... So, that's relative peace. So, that's success, right?
On screen: Bush saying, 'Success is not no violence.'.
Stewart: Success is not no violence? Coincidentally, also the lowest selling motivational poster ever.

"President Bush made a couple of gaffes around the queen the other day. He meant to say the queen visited the White House in 1976. Instead, he said 1776. Then he made another huge gaffe when he asked how old her son-in-law Camilla was."
--Jay Leno

"Vice President Dick Cheney is on his tour of the Middle East. Over there, he's very popular. He's known as 'Lawrence of Arrhythmia'"
--David Letterman

"Earlier this week, President Bush hosted a state dinner in Queen Elizabeth's honor. Guests included Trent Lott, Elizabeth Hasselbeck from 'The View' and the winning jockey from the Kentucky Derby. Which explains why the Queen was overheard saying, 'This party bites the big one.'"
--Conan O'Brien

"Help is on the way, people -- Dick Cheney in a secret surprise visit. The vice president put on his Sunday best and arrived in Baghdad under cover of darkness. Now I know it appeared to be in the middle of the day, but Cheney, as you know, always brings his own cover of darkness. It's like Pig-Pen, but instead of dirt, followed by an intangible void."
--Jon Stewart

Blogger is doing some weeeird stuff to my hypertext tags.

micki said...

No packaging, no transportation to market, no middle man...


(this chef claims that squirrel tastes like a cross between lamb and dark meat turkey)

Ingredients: (serves four)

4 skinned and gutted squirrels -- feet also removed

8 milliliters olive oil

300 grams dandelion leaves

300 grams young sow thistles

100 grams young dock leaves

150 grams hairy bittercress

150g nettle tops
3 medium sized onions
100g wild chervil or parsley

80g dill

A few lemon balm leaves

Juice of one large orange

Pine nuts

Toasted sesame seeds

A few dried apricots or raisons

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Half a teaspoon curry powder

Quarter teaspoon of turmeric

Eighth teaspoon cinnamon

1 small chilli


Salt and pepper


Sweat the onions in the olive oil. Meanwhile, boil a pan of water and add the dock leaves sow thistle and dandelion leaves. Boil for about a 30 seconds to a minute. Strain off and discard the water (to remove excess bitterness from leaves). Add this as well as the chopped dill, parsley, nettles, hairy bittercress and all other ingredients to the meat pan. Also add about 3 cups of water. Simmer for about one hour with a lid on the pan, stirring occasionally to ensure no sticking and add a little more water if necessary. Serve with good rustic bread to soak up the juices.

Recipe courtesy of Fergus Drennan.

For more recipes:

micki said...

Helloooooooooo, Den!

carey said...

Carey, you should write horsey stories for a living.

I lived, breathed and slopped up anything horsey while growing up. That kind of envelopement stays with one.


Mucho jokes! Thank you and so good to hear from you. Yes, oh yes, cherish these moments with your children.


You heard that Lieberman is now spouting war talk about Iran?


Especially during this particularly long campaign season, the Sunday shows become worthless.

Dr. David:

Interesting update on the squirrel life. Crows? We have ravens that behave exactly the same way. They go absolutely crazy when I put down the cat food in the front patio. The mockingbirds have a nest somewhere in the trees above the patio and the fight is on between the two. It's so noisy. I removed the cat food.

We're still reeling from the glorious light of celebrityhood and respect you dwell in professor. Seriously.

But I haven't yet tried to read the article. Math really scares me.

Yes, Alan, this is so satisfying to watch the Military Tribunals legislation get hacked to shreds.

I'm going to go get a link that might help explain all this legal talk of semantics on unlawful enemy combatants vs enemy combatants. You guys might have already discussed this, I don't know.

carey said...

Printed Friday, Rosa Brooks focuses on last week's substantive decision.

At Gitmo, it all hinges on a word

If mitlitary tribunals can only try 'unlawful' enemy combatants, they may have no authority over Guantanamo detainees.

º¿carol said...

What happened to Den?

Just finished the Lansing State Journal. They still haven't found the airplane/toilet paper/paintball guys yet.

I see our senate has busied itself with a vote of no confidence for Gonzales. Another waste of time, but frankly, it scares me that congress doesn't have any power to stop our king no matter WHAT he does. I can't wait until November 2008 so I know if I should kill myself or not.

David B. Benson said...

Pande --- Squirrels are immigrants here. When the critters first arrived, there were no natural enemies and the population exploded. I'd see squirrel road kill almost every day.

Fortunately, about nine months ago, some predator decided that squirrels were tasty. Since then I've only seen squirrel road kill twice, once this morning.

We used to have ravens, but they all departed at about the same time as the squirrels arrived. Instead we have magpies and occasionally crows. Just two days ago a flock decided to nest in my neighborhood. While I'm happier to have crrows than squirrels, they are raucous and so I use the poetic grouping, a murder of crows.

Memorize Micki's receipe. It's all we'll have to eat soon.

Carey, just read the introduction and conclusion, if you care to.