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13 March 2003 @ 12:36 pm
 
On this day in 1781, Uranus was discovered. Or rather, the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel. So today, we celebrate Uranus!

No clubbing for me tonight. Sigh. RQ's dad is in town next week, so now I am shooting for the, uh, 27th I guess.

Book club reading still going slow, but I am very well enjoying it. The length of the book is scaring me, in that I want to finish in time, for a change of pace. But projects piling up, etc. Need more time!

Census data uncovers more couples are just living together, and a lot of them are raising kids. I swear, I try to be innovative, looks what happens.

And in case you couldn't tell from your inbox, spam e-mail is reaching terrifying new heights. We really need a solution here.

"Many Americans remember a previous effort by a well-meaning president to use the U.S. military's dominant position to forcibly impose democracy on another country. That was President Johnson, in 1968, in Vietnam." -Helena Cobban
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That Guynecrocannibal on March 14th, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
vietnam
oh anytime anybody picks up a pistol anymore someone compares it to vietnam. you know where else they used a pistol? Vietnam.
PMMJ: MonkeyGuncheetahmaster on March 14th, 2003 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: vietnam
I think the parallel is a little closer here. How exactly do we plan to teach the entire country of Iraq about the joys and inner workings of democracy overnight? Don't get me wrong, it's a great concept, but most of the people in *our* country don't get it, and we're gonna be the shining beacon over there?

(Note: Monkey with a gun in the above icon is a Vietnamese Monkey, today.)