July 29th, 2007

News

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"A surgeon general's report in 2006 that called on Americans to help tackle global health problems has been kept from the public by a Bush political appointee without any background or expertise in medicine or public health, chiefly because the report did not promote the administration's policy accomplishments."

A LITTLE SUNDAY NEWS:
* Unnamed sources claim the dispute over secret surveillance involved searches of vast electronic databases. Always convenient how these leaks seem to help the White House's side of things, isn't it?
* Hee. Editorial: "Mr. Gonzales's Never-Ending Story". I'm just picturing him flying on that big white lion-dog-thing.
* Dick Meyer on Bush's latest bout of hypocrisy.
* What will the relationship between Brown and Bush be like?
* Conservative evangelicals back a separate Palestinian state.
* "Space arrow" to measure tiny fluctuations in gravity field.

Scorpion

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After picking up tze bebe this morning, we hit the thrift store in Silver Spring, and hit it good. Lot of good finds for good prices, and got rid of a couple things we didn't need around the house. Bebe got a Sesame Street learning game to play on M.'s Nintendo, plus a Pooh bedtime book (like, 90 pages long) and some other worthy loot. For a treat, we hit Burger King afterwards, where she also got a Homer Simpson toy with her meal. And when we got home, she discovered a couple other little things M. had picked up last week for her while she was out. So, despite my attempts to keep her from getting spoiled, Z. had quite the spoiled day today.

Tomorrow, book club. Thereafter, I start that Potter book I've heard is all the rage with the kids these days.