July 10th, 2007

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News from the Flip Side that is Our World

This morning's visit to Digg yielded so many noteworthy articles and rants today, I can't help but share...

I wish I worked in the Bush Administration

Sample: The best part of being a member of the Bush administration is that I could do anything I wanted. Suppose I want to dig a gold mine in Colorado. (I like gold.) Congress might pass the No Digging for Gold in Colorado Act, but then the president would issue a secret signing statement saying that the administration reserved the right to dig for gold in Colorado if it were an issue of national security.

Michael Moore counters CNN's claims about "fudged" facts

Sample: SiCKO' never claims that health care is provided absolutely for free in other countries, without tax contributions from citizens. Former MP Tony Benn reads from the NHS founding pamphlet, which explicitly states that "this is not a charity. You are paying for it mainly as taxpayers." 'SiCKO' also acknowledges that the French are "drowning in taxes." Comparatively, many Americans are drowning in insurance premiums, deductibles, co-pays and medical debt and the resulting threat of bankruptcy – half of all bankruptcies in the United States are triggered by medical bills.

Official: Iraq gov't misses all targets

Sample: A progress report on Iraq will conclude that the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad has not met any of its targets for political, economic and other reform...

Rove: ‘I Make No Apologies’ For Any Of Administration’s Mistakes Or Lies

Sample: On Guantanamo: "Our principal health problem down there is gain of weight, we feed them so well."

Plus fun fact of the day:

Did you know that the tongue of a whale weighs as much as an elephant?
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Tired, working, hungry cat

So tired I don't even have adequate energy to properly stress over some stuff that normally would be stressing me out, like money woes, or properly appreciate things, like Harpua getting put to sleep yesterday.

Got up early (7:15) to take care of work for Caleb's company, which I should have done earlier. There's a meeting coming up this week I think so I had to have it done in time. I have another client project I also need to do, but apparently I spent too much of my weekend having a good time and not enough of it working. Which I would have done except, you know, I'm tired.

I probably would have overslept and not done it except Luckie's food bowl was empty and she set upon me, crying and biting my hand (yes, the hand that feeds her) until I got up. I couldn't figure out why she was so adamant, then I remember the bowl had been low before bed. Luckie isn't that concerned about food, just eats whe she has to, but if the bowl is empty, she gets drastic.