December 18th, 2004


Oh, lord, can't believe I forgot my CDs this morning

Ted Rall explains why eight million people you've never heard of hate us.

Nicholas Kristof on what we (from the man on the street to the President) should be doing about the worsening situation in Darfur.

Well, duh: National Guard reports a serious drop in enlistment.

David Ignatius explains how Iran is winning in Iraq.

Maureen Dowd on how Rumsfeld can afford more armor for the troops - corporate sponsorship.

Dick Meyer on the perfect storm scenario for Social Security reform.

Where the U.S. sees progress, residents of Baghdad's Sadr City see suffering.

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Posted elsewhere, but an instant classic: "Canada goes to pot: Legal pot? Legal gay marriage? Universal health care? What's next, free porn and candy?"

get your war on has been updated (with a Christmas bonus.)

etc., etc.

So, today was fire alarm test day at work. Meaning I got 25 minutes straight of the fire alarm sounding, flashing lights and all. Hello, headache. Oh, and once again, literally nothing happened at work today. As aforementioned, I forgot to bring in music, so today has been *dragging.*

Did give me the opportunity to finish up grant Morrison's run on New X-men though, and I have to say I am relatively pleased with it. Science-fictiony, yes, but it works out well overall.

Huh. Round trip bus ticket to NYC was all of $35. Cheaper than just what the gas alone would cost. A guy could get used to that.

Big holiday party tonight, then up early to bus up to NYC for the next couple days. Will have limited inter-web access, so if I don't reply to anything promptly, it's not because I hate you.


I'll post up some news to tide you over this evening. And since I won't be posting early Monday, allow me to present ahead of time:

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.

Added bonus: ten things everyone should know about the UK. (I'll also as my UK correspondent to fill in anything they missed there.)