February 15th, 2006

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anthology of interest, updated 10:40 ET

Bebe is still sick. This is troubling. Hopefully, bebe will be on the road to recovery in short order. [UPDATE: Just spoke to bebe on the phone, she is sounding better. Whew.]

Dental pain still there, hope to get that investigated Monday. Hoping to drop off car at CarMax one of these afternoons also, just get it looked at before the warranty runs out. Because yes, I've put that many miles on it.

Money's still tight, bills still piling up. I'm not saying there's a light at the end of the tunnel yet, but I will brag and note I've gotten very adept at juggling who needs to get paid when. (This means, of course, I will now get blindsided by *yet another* old debt of which I was not aware.)

Selene and I finished watching season one of Deadwood last night. Man, I forgot how magnificent that last episode was.

The boss at work as a new boss, and she's a hands-on sort of manager, apparently. Which is why she wanted a cube. Right in the same room as us. Meaning, less goofing off at work. Not that things haven't been too busy as of recent anyways.

So, so far behind on catching up with people.

So far behind on BSG that I'm considering waiting for DVD. Seriously.

Did a little City of Heroes last night, but man, it's *frustrating* getting a good team working together in Pocket D. But I can't help it, I'm a badge-whore, it seems. Nose returns to the grindstone sooner or later. (I did get to impress a couple CoV players, who never played CoH, with my fire blaster ways.) [UPDATE: interview discussing... I7. Heavens to betsy.]

Oh, and while I'm rambling, here's Joss Whedon: Rumor Crusher!
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New images of abuse from Abu Ghraib. (Not work-safe gallery.)

David Ignatius on the arrogance of power at the White House.

Hunting-gate exposes discord at the White House, and is worrying the Republicans.

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MORE NEWS:
* No, they're not kidding: the terrorist watch list contatin over 325,000 names.
* Questioning the proposed changes to FEMA.
* The administration is working to kill the domestic spying probe.
* More on the propaganda contractors in Iraq.
* Massachusetts rules that Wal-Mart must stock the morning-after pill. (Courtesy demigoth.)
* Republican commentator fired for criticizing Bush.

Courtesy Ocho, a crazy story: "Twenty-five years after its elected officials last had a contested ballot, eight strangers took up residence in the tiny city four miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Last month, after just a few days in town, three of the newcomers filed petitions to run for City Council in the April 11 election."