Hunkered Down

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Glorious sand, salt, surf and suntan lotion! Never mind what else went on in the world, Bush went fishing over the weekend and Paris frolicked in Hawaii. And I sat all weekend torturing myself with trying to write (really write) while honking ten tons of blood-laced snot out of my nose (a damn summer cold). I’m at it again today …

Goofus and Gallant Gordon and Innocent Bystander Talk About The White House's Lack of Luv for Satellites Used For Gathering Data on Global Warming

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Innocent Bystander: Help! Will, someone not help us?! The White House has arranged it so we are scaling way back monitoring climate change from space which means a perilous loss of data! Rick Piltz, director of Climate Science Watch, a watchdog program of the Washington-based Government Accountability Project, called the situation a crisis. “We’re going to start being blinded in …

So when do we get that hot new Broadway musical where Alec Baldwin and J-Lo somehow represent the new Camelot and George and Laura never waving from its turrets because it’s not that kind of brave new world?

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Where’s the picture of the new fucking huge American embassy in Iraq I saw a couple of weeks ago. This isn’t it, or maybe it was. Never mind, the image will have to serve as there seem to be almost no photos of something so big. Some AP photo At 104 acres and $592 million dollars, this complex moves a …

H.o.p. asks, "What are they doing advertising things that hurt the earth at a place that’s supposed to help the earth?"

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From when he was knee-high, I’ve been telling H.o.p. about ads. What ads want from you. What they want to sell you. I tell him about the relationship between ads and some of the websites he visits. Like Neopets. I ever remind him that those sites want something from him, which is all the time and interest they can get …

Ding dong…

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The blogs are abuzz with Jerry Falwell’s death. We decided not to watch the video on the Great Wall of China at Netflix because I read a review by someone who knows better (is from China) and they were lambasting it for misidentifying time periods etc. So we watched a video on Vienna and some art there (what a way …

What were they drinking?

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After Virginia Tech, when I said I needed to teach H.o.p. how to duck and run, I certainly didn’t have anything like this in mind. Via Raw Story… Faculty fakes gunman attack on crying 6th graders RAW STORY Published: Monday May 14, 2007 A teacher and assistant principal at a Tennessee elementary school staged a fake gun attack on frightened …