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Sea of Green

My apologies for not posting in over a week.  The aftermath of the Iranian election has caught me up fully, and I’ve been unwilling (unable) to take my eyes from it.  And what, really, could I add to the general cacophony online?  When things are so very fluid, there’s little to do but watch. Today’s [...]

Anti-Abortion. Anti-Life. Anti-Law.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted, but yesterday’s murder of Dr. George Tiller — one of only two or three medical practitioners in the entire country who performed “late term” abortions –caught my attention in a way nothing has for some time. Dr. Tiller had been the target of violence and threats and heated [...]

Sorry, Adorable Child…

… but it looks like you’re stuck with school for the rest of the scheduled year.  CNN: Federal officials now recommend that schools stop closing when a case of swine flu is confirmed at a school, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday. The Chronicle adds some detail: Schools with confirmed or suspected [...]

Captain rescued, sane people happy

Yesterday, the made-for-television drama off the Somali coast came to the most successful conclusion possible.  The heroic Captain Phillips was rescued, unharmed, and the three pirates in the lifeboat with him at the time were killed. I can’t imagine a better outcome, frankly. And unless you’re a right wing radio talker or ODS-suffering blogger (OMG [...]

Bucky

Bucky, 2007: Bucky, 2008: Officers arrested Gregory, 23, late Friday on accusations that he was responsible for decapitating Mr. Buck, a tame deer that visitors could pet at Bear Creek Pioneers Park’s wildlife sanctuary. The only thing I can say about this that’s at all upbeat is that Bucky fought back. **Sigh…**