March 27th, 2006

Scorpion

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"But behind closed doors, the president was certain that war was inevitable. During a private two-hour meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 31, 2003, he made clear to Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain that he was determined to invade Iraq without the second resolution, or even if international arms inspectors failed to find unconventional weapons, said a confidential memo about the meeting."
-NYTimes.com

QUICK MONDAY NEWS:
* Jim Hoagland on America, the global target.
* When does security become protectionism? Also, Blair warns against isolationism.
* The police are having recruiting problems nationwide.
* Georgia to teach the Bible in public schools.
* What if geneticists made pork that was good for you?
* PostSecret makes USAToday.

Everything's coming up zombies.

"Here's a modest proposal for improving national political discussion: Stop equating our opponents with famous dictators, their chief executioners, police apparatus or ideologies."
Scorpion

rainy, er, sunny days and Mondays always get me down...

OK, officially sick of the dentist. Hit it today, and yes, have to come back in *three* weeks to get the final crown put in (turns out today was just for a temporary crown. Grrr. This is costing me *way* too much money and free time. I'm sure by the time it's done, I'll need to get one of my other teeth worked on. Gah. So run-down and frustrated with the whole mess, and it's detrimental impact on my already detrimental financial situation.

Last night was tasty family dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Bowie. Well, the food was tasty, but the seating was, shall we say, less than ideal, and that was after almost an hour's wait. Way crowded. Way stupid. So I'm crammed on the corner of the table> Got caught up with my dad, who was sitting next to me, and that's about it, asides from the occasional other conversation. Didn't even get to wish the birthday girl and birthday boy (my older sister and my younger's sister's boyfriend, respectively) a happy birthday until on the way out.

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