Not being in a forgiving mood toward his ilk these days, I decline to even wait for a confirming link--NYT said "Gerald Ford Dead at 93" and whatever else they get wrong, the Times is usually right on this sort of thing--to begin the discussion of His Accidency, the only man to hold the office of President without having been elected to nationwide office. Read more about Gerald Ford: Anomaly or Just Another Republican?
Anybody who's had to go looking for a job with a visible disability--wheelchair, bad teeth, missing limb, scars--knows that the party doing the interviewing will smile, express admiration for bravery, talk about qualifications and references, and never, ever ever call you back with the job. And never admit the bodily imperfection had anything to do with it. Read more about Workplace Disease Discrimination: Another Step Towards Universal Healthcare
Bush, projecting? Who knew? Bush, who looks tired, and is showing cracks in His armor, gave Leadfoot some citrine earrings for Saturnalia, to match the citrine necklace he gave her for her birthday. Read more about Bush even projects with his Christmas presents!
The man whose reputation was won by failing to protect the United States on 9/11 has, with his Iraq misadventure, now sent even more Americans to needless, holy-war deaths.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 44 Iraqis died Tuesday in bombings, officials said, including a coordinated strike that killed 25 in western Baghdad. Separately, the U.S. military announced the deaths of seven American soldiers, pushing the U.S. death toll past the number of fatalities in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks....
I hear from NPR (or at least today is the date of the first recorded performance). I've only seen Lear a few times, though once with Ian Holm. The play is dark ("a sad tale's best for winter") and notably pre- or a-Christian, but some passages are shot through with blazing light: Read more about King Lear was first played on December 26
Somebody should tell Little Debbie Howell about the layout problem today; WaPo put this on the Op-Ed page instead of with the comics. Jeff Sessions: Read more about Republican idea of bipartisanship: Destroy Social Security
Wonderful, I hope. On the other hand:
Translation of Ils ont en parle: They spoke of it.
"It" being, when Caran D'Ache drew his famous cartoon, the Dreyfus Affair. Today, of course, "it" would be Iraq, or any one of the many issues dividing the reality-based commmunity from the Kool-Aid drinkers.
Plus Ã§a change ... Read more about So, how was the family dinner?
Call your congressman. Write your Senator. Shelter a soldier who refuses to go. Stand up. Raise your voice. Join hands. Stop the killing. It's way past insane now. "One tin soldier rides away ..." Read more about "Surge" -- It's not to late to stop the madness.
This time, the much-touted Bush AIDS initiative:
President Bush's ambitious AIDS-fighting program in poor countries has pushed so hard for fast results that basic record keeping and accountability often went by the wayside, making it hard to judge the true success, according to government audits and officials.