August 13th, 2009

News

Water shortages, flamingos, and Muppet diplomacy

THURSDAY NEWS:
* "Parts of India are on track for severe water shortages, according to results from Nasa's gravity satellites."
* Good read: on prosecuting torture and the Nuremberg defense.
* Good news elsewhere: France and Germany exit recession.
* Two words: 'Muppet diplomacy.'
* The more I read about Cheney, the scarier it sounds.
* What would we eat on a mission to Mars?
* "Hurricanes in the Atlantic are more frequent than at any time in the last 1,000 years."
* Online treatment for insomnia?
* Why flamingos stand on one leg.
* Follow-up: dumb Emmys plan, sacked.

Politics

I'm getting tired of reading about the health care riots

HEALTH CARE AND THE OUTRAGE:
* The mob scene: interesting insight from Paul Krugman. (Courtesy sjo.)
* Good read: Howard Kurtz on what happens next.
* Hypocrisy: what do you mean by 'big government' anyways?
* The White House fact-check site yields some clues.
* CNN brings the fact-checking also.
* Robert Reich on why it's hard to defend the health care bill. (Courtesy ninjacooter.)
* Why we need to address the fear-mongering.
* "Hey Republicans, you might want to rethink this town hall strategy."
* And a health care industry whistleblower thinks some of this sounds familiar.

Ayatollah

tonight's sermon

Like the crack of the whip I
snap
attack
Front to back
in this thing called rap
Dig it like a shovel rhyme
devil on a heavenly level
Bang the bass, turn up the treble
Radical mind, day and night, all the time
Seven, fourteen, wise, divine
Maniac, brainiac, winning the game
I'm the lyrical Jesse James