It’s a Mad Mad Mad Max World The top Homeland Security official in New Orleans says bands of gunmen are roaming through New Orleans. The Times-Picayune newspaper reports the gun section at a new Wal-Mart has been cleaned out. And the thieves are apparently using their new guns, with shots heard through the night. Thank […]
IMG_1091 Originally uploaded by mysterious chicken. Amazing picture of sunset inside the eyewall of Katrina.
My buddy Lewis Jaffee is helping to organize the DC Unity Walk consisting of people from all religions walking from temples to synagogues to churches and ending up at the Ghandi Memorial on Massachusetts Avenue. I told him I’d engage my blog buddies to help promote this event (what – like you were going to […]
U.S. soldiers were heard joking around when Waleed Khaled’s family came to the scene of the [presumably accidental] shooting. As his tearful relatives inspected his corpse, a U.S. soldier said "Don’t bother. It’s not worth it." A few other soldiers joked among themselves just a few feet from the body… Khaled is the 66th journalist […]
(referred from a Metafilter discussion) Ugh. This is a terrible essay from Christopher Hitchens boiling down to: Well Saddam was bad and he’s gone and surely you don’t want him back do you? Do you?! Quoth Hitch: [W]e had not by any means escaped the reach of atavistic, aggressive, expansionist, and totalitarian ideology. Is he […]
Who the hell builds a city below sea-level anyway? And it sinks 3 feet lower every century. That’s my crass thought for the day. Along with lack of pity for the folks that stayed to ‘weather the storm’. Third Category Five hurricane in American history and they’re gonna tough it out.
Remember ‘the war to end all wars’? That never does seem to stick does it? This conflict has already cost each American at least $850 in military and reconstruction costs since October 2001. If the war lasts another five years, it will cost nearly $1.4 trillion… That’s nearly $4,745 per capita.
Baby Gecko Originally uploaded by CaffeineAddict. Wow.
This entry on my blog is getting a ton of hits where I ogle CNN weather anchor Rob Marciano and wonder if there’s any Anderson Cooper/Jon King or Bill Hemmer slash fiction. I have absolutely no evidence that he is anything but happily married to a woman. I just think he’s handsome. I would love […]
Went to the gym and did a combo set of curls, lats and shoulders and was having a Hungry Person at Stella’s (sausage, ham, bacon, scrambled eggs, wheat toast and fresh fruit). I was at the counter since the restaurant was packed. I usually grab a lonely newspaper from a previous patron. In this case […]