January 4th, 2005


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Must read: Richard Cohen on Gonzalez, torture, and Orwell.
And in case you didn't know, the military is not happy with the Gonzales nomination.

The year in the death penalty.

Whoops! House GOP decides against lowering ethical standards. Good call, guys.

Fascinating look at the 'dubious purge' of the CIA. Is it clandestine punishment for the CIA leaking secrets?

ZING. Paul Krugman explains why the social security issue is a fake crisis.

Scientists puzzled as research shows more adult women are foregoing birth control, leading to more accidental pregnancies.

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One year later, and the Martian rovers are still going strong. More on this later, because it rules.

Courtesy thewronghands: a visual representation of where your tax dollars go.

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#1: Entirely forgot to write here, Saturday night caught House of Flying Daggers. Eminently pleased with it. The lovely cinematography makes up for the slightly goofy plot, and the fight scenes are wire-fu-tastic. Flying sleeves! Definitely recommended.

However, we made the mistake of seeing it at the United Artists/Regal Bethesda. Which is a *pit.* Terrible theater, never going back there again if I can help it. Tiny screen, uncomfortable seats, bad layout, etc.

#2: Turns out I may get to work Monday through Friday after all. Trying not to get my hopes up yet, but fingers crossed.

#3: Cutest new bebe game ever. She will want me to come sit down with her (she leads us around by the finger now) and then she will hand me one of her toys. She will then pick up another toy, and have them prance around together, and occasionally hit them together, or hide one toy from the other. So she's actually playing with them. So cute.

(Astute students may recognize this as the same thing I do when I explain how I play with my toy soldiers.)