Thursday, March 20, 2008

More Odds and Ends

They're saying tomorrow will be a "good" Friday. I'll be the judge of that. Here's the news-

Yesterday was officially the first day of spring, and if it seemed to come earlier where you live, that's totally not global warming's fault, we swear. The fact that "The thickest, oldest and toughest sea ice around the North Pole is melting"? Well, okay maybe that.

Another sign that the European Union is surpassing the U.S. as a global power? Our ol' pal Osama has released his latest podcast, and it's not about us! No, he's mad about those Muhammad cartoons (holy 2006, Batman!). I'm glad he's not concerned with us anymore, since we haven't been concerned with him in at least five years.

Hey, speaking of intolerance, calls for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics are growing, due to concerns over China's human rights abuses, and their handling of the Tibet situation. For what it's worth, the Dalai Lama is open to meeting with Chinese leaders. Me, I could never stay mad at the lovable scamps who carry so much of our debt.

The Supreme Court <3's gun rights? They'll be deciding soon.

Meanwhile, ol' Scooter Libby has been disbarred just because of that obstruction silliness.

In the presidential race, it appears that the infighting in the Democratic party is having (temporary?) benefits for Sen. McCain. New polls show McCain with his highest favorable ratings in years, and others showing him leading Obama in key states. Depressing stuff.

The Michigan leadership says it's ready for a revote, but an agreement on that is still looking unlikely. Hillary's taking a real gamble here and so far, everyone's the loser.

Finally, Sen. Clinton agreed to release her records and schedules of her time as First Lady. There doesn't appear to be a lot of there there. The media, of course, are focusing on juicy excerpts, like her support for NAFTA and the scandal that shall not be named.

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