November 30th, 2006

Scorpion

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"Compared to this, a civil war would be a cakewalk, as someone once predicted about the war itself."
-Howard Kurtz

Robert Scheer on how the invasion of Iraq has benefited America's enemies.

SOME NEWS:
* The probe into the Russian spy's death grows wider and crazier.
* Will Iraq turn to genocide?
* Dana Milbank on Bush showing his hand.
* A lesson on the war, from forty-one years ago.
* National Review chimes in on swearing in on the Koran.
* Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a letter to the American people.
* The Supreme Court talks global warming.
* Hurricane season closes without a single storm striking the country.
* Oops. Shamu changes the script to his show.
* Late-night news loses ratings.

The fascinating complexity behind the ancient Antikythera Mechanism.
Scorpion

(no subject)

The car update:
Crucial part was supposed to come in yesterday. It didn't. They were getting it FedEx'ed to turn up today, and, lo and behold, it didn't turn up again. Well then. I explained that I really needed the car, and that I couldn't afford the rental car for another day. They said they'd see what they could do. Called back in the afternoon. No luck on the part. However, they understood that we were in dire straits, and that they should have had the car done yesterday, much less tomorrow. So, they've given us a rental car, free of charge, until they get it done. I have to admit, this did a lot to improve my opinion of them.

M. hooked a ride down there with a certain lovely lady, which whom we've had the privilege of hanging out a couple nights recently. Good times. We formally owe her one.

So, yeah. No car yet. No clue when, precisely, but the ticking doomsday clock has a snooze alarm.