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I regret to report that I was unable to extract from my recalcitrant informants the recipe for the cheese grits I waxed poetic about on Friday night. They were excellent but alas! just exactly how excellent they were shall remain a state-guarded secret.
It appears Howard Dean is good for his word and he will not be seeking another term as Chair of the DNC. According to HuffPo, Clair McCaskill may share the chairmanship. Bottom line, their circling the wagons and I'm afraid us liberals will be on the wrong side.
During his campaign, Obama described Guantanamo as a "sad chapter in American history" and has said generally that the U.S. legal system is equipped to handle the detainees. But he has offered few details on what he planned to do once the facility is closed.
Under plans being put together in Obama's camp, some detainees would be released and many others would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts.
The economic meltdown isn't limited to the bailout. We're going to be paying for the risks taken by banks and insurance companies in lots of ways. Such as having to pay off 30 year bonds in 10 years. That will cost you. And I do mean you. (The cuts in programs are just starting.)
Hard-won state funding for Meals on Wheels and other programs vital to older and disabled people is being withheld to the tune of $2 million to meet state budget-trimming goals, social services officials said.
The programs are the main source for a range of services -- including home-delivered meals and in-home aides -- that often help older people stay at home and out of more costly, tax-funded nursing homes and assisted living centers.
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November 10, 2008
Surreal scuffle erupts at Jerusalem church
(Israeli police scuffle with an Armenian monk next to the place traditionally believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem. AP photo/Bernat Armangue)
No respectable Sunday church service is complete without a good brawl, right?
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher - the holiest site in Christianity - has been riven by centuries of conflict that make it impossible for the rival Christian sects to agree on peacefully sharing the revered space.
On Palm Sunday this past April, Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests pummeled each other with palm fronds in a dispute over perceived slights over who could use what parts of the church when.
This past weekend, the two sects squared off for another brawl in front of the tomb where tradition says Christ was buried and rose from the dead.