Monday, March 31, 2008

Yay! My son survived a night in a blizzard in Wyoming. He could not get a hotel room last night. All the rooms at the inns in Rawlins were taken. Nary a manger to be found. Good thing he did not have a celestial son with him, just his Goldie pit bull. One of the cutest dogs I know. Since my dog can't read, I can say that on LJ. I had more than enough frequent customer points for any hotel in Rawlins for a free room, just they were all taken.

Ah, well. He should get to his sister's today.

In the news--

Iran brokers Iraq cease fire. That should drive our current administration nuts (remember the evil trilogy) and really drives home that the war cannot end as long as the "what's left of the coalition of the willing stays there. and the Iraqi police surrender to Sadr. What a mess. They really aren't standing up too well.

And Andrew Sullivan wants Cheney and Bush charged with war crimes.

Has he changed his tune.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

And They Will Honor Us As Liberators--

Offered without comment. IPS:

Iraqi doctors in al-Anbar province warn of a new disease they call “Blackwater” that threatens the lives of thousands. The disease is named after Blackwater Worldwide, the U.S. mercenary company operating in Iraq.

“This disease is a severe form of malarial infection caused by the parasite plasmodium falciparum, which is considered the worst type of malarial infection,” Dr. Ali Hakki from Fallujah told IPS. “It is one of the complications of that infection, and not the ordinary picture of the disease. Because of its frequent and severe complications, such as Blackwater fever, and its resistance to treatment, P. falciparum can cause death within 24 hours.”


Friday, March 21, 2008

just a thought

I am watching Countdown right now and was struck by the team of Barrack and Bill Richardson. Boy, would he be a hell of a choice for VP.