Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Monday, September 8, 2014

Linkee-poo tried to change, but I changed my mind, think I'll have another glass of Mexican Wine

HarperCollins misses the point when it comes to ebooks and libraries. (Grokked from Astrid Julian)

Rejected Princesses. "This week we celebrate Tomyris… When the aggressive ruler of the world’s largest empire set his eyes on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, crushed his armies, and defiled his decapitated head in a manner so humiliating she was a household name for centuries." Winner, winner, chicken dinner. (Grokked from Dan)

A meteor creates a 39 foot crater in Nicaragua over the weekend. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"When Congress returns this week, House Republican leaders' mission will be to act swiftly to fund the government and avoid the drama of a shutdown confrontation." Let's watch and see how this turns out. Anyone got popcorn? This shouldn't take long. "Congress has 10 scheduled working days to act before the government shuts down."

"'Why tell the truth? It’s not like she’s rich enough to check me.'" Sure, money isn't corrupting our politics. (Grokked from CC Finlay)

"The Charlotte Observer published a blistering editorial hitting House Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, for recently announcing his support for over-the-counter birth control." I guess not everyone got the memo about being nicer to women and minorities. And so begins the eating of their own children.

Say, remember those cargo aircraft that delivered pallets of shrink-wrapped US currency to Afghanistan and Iraq during the wars? You know, the ones the Bush Administration was in to much of a hurry to put adequate accounting and tracking protocols in place that would allow us to audit where it all went (and a lot of it when unaccounted for)? I think I see where some of it ended up. "Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under President George W. Bush, is being investigated by American authorities for suspected money laundering…" Of course, it's not under investigation by us.

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