Sunday, May 31, 2009

latest bailout request

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

obama revises campaign promise....

Obama Revises Campaign Promise Of 'Change' To 'Relatively Minor Readjustments In Certain Favorable Policy Areas'

The Onion | May 29, 2009 | Issue 45•22

WASHINGTON—In a slight shift from his campaign trail promise, President Obama announced Monday that his administration's message of "Change" has been modified to the somewhat more restrained slogan "Relatively Minor Readjustments in Certain Favorable Policy Areas." "Today, Americans face a great many challenges, and I hear your desperate calls for barely measurable and largely symbolic improvements in the status quo," said Obama, who vowed never to waver in his fight for every last infinitesimal nudge forward on the controversial issues of torture and the military ban on homosexuals. "Remember: Yes we can, if by that you mean tiptoeing around potentially unpopular decisions that could alienate a large segment of the populace." Washington insiders said that, while the new mottos are certainly in keeping with Obama's pledge of government transparency, they are significantly less catchy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

chuck the virtual heroin

You shouldn't hang around addicts. At least I shouldn't. They are always trying to hook you on whatever they're hooked. I was able to hold out then in a moment of weakness, I fell.

With little sleep the night before, five to six hours at SLU, most of it outside in the cold and the wind, I was exhausted Sunday afternoon. I didn't feel like reading or doing anything but vegging out. Sensing my weakness, Offspring #3, a known addict, asked me if I wanted to watch just the first episode of Chuck. (She has the whole first season on dvd so I should have known she'd be a dealer.)

Of course I enjoyed the show. How could you not enjoy it? Well written, clever script, likable characters, a nice blend of humor and suspense.

"Want to watch the next episode?" Of course! I'm not doing anything. What's the harm?

"How about the third?" Yeah, I want it.

Now I can't chuck Chuck.

I am completely under her control and she knows it. It is her dvd set so I can only watch it when she wants to. She knows I will drop whatever I'm doing, I will stay up too late, I will forgo all my responsibilities if she just says, "Want to watch the next episode of Chuck with me?"

I remember as a freshman in college, we had some recovering heroin addicts speak in a class. One said that taking heroin is the greatest feeling in the world.

Chuck is virtual heroin.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

how to raise awareness in darfur?

Have you heard the news? Actress Mia Farrow has ended her fast protesting the Sudanese government's actions in Darfur. Fortunately Richard Branson will take over the fast for three days (Reuters article).

It is a wonder how the government of Sudan can withstand such unrelenting pressure!

Check out this Onion News video:

How Can We Raise Awareness In Darfur Of How Much We're Doing For Them?