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Tropical Storm Ingrid – 2

IngridIngrid is currently being mugged by wind shear which is forecast to continue for the nest two days. If it survives and reforms it will probably be a fish botherer in the Atlantic.

I’ll be watching it, but not updating the numbers unless it becomes “interesting” again.

September 14, 2007   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Ingrid – 2

It’s Find A Spine Time

Joseph L. Galloway of McClatchy Newspapers has written a commentary about the latest Stay the Course speech: Bush still refuses to admit he was wrong

…On the schedule the president laid down this week, we’ll still have some 138,000 troops on the ground in Iraq next July, and 100,000 on January 20, 2009, when Bush’s successor will take office, and he made it clear that he hopes to have agreements in place to ensure an American military presence there for many years to come.

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September 14, 2007   Comments Off on It’s Find A Spine Time

Recognizing Greatness

By now everyone knows that the Pentagon has embraced PowerPoint. Apparently Rumsfeld didn’t feel you could have a war if you didn’t have PPT files, and all comments had to be suitable for framing on a slide. That’s why Talking Points Memo has been providing a service to us all by collecting the slides and putting them on the ‘Net.

Among the slides from Petraeus’ testimony is the “Romper Room Special,” number 14 [WTF, it has little stars?! Did he think he was briefing a pre-school?]. A truly amazing effort when, as Think Progress alerts us he had a very busy 17 days In August.

From all of this hard work comes THE CHART. This is one of the greatest charts ever and should only be linked to, not copied. Cleek deserves a massive number of hits for this, but you have to have the “Romper Room Special” in your mind to truly appreciate its greatness.

September 14, 2007   2 Comments

CBS Sort of Gets It

CBS is starting to show a pulse. It titled its report: Bush Stays The Course On Iraq

(CBS/AP) President Bush defended an unpopular war and ordered gradual reductions in U.S. forces in Iraq in a nationally televised speech from the Oval Office on Thursday night.

“The more successful we are,” he said, “the more American troops can return home.”
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September 14, 2007   9 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging


Friday Cat Blogging

It’s MINE!!!!

[Editor: Property has a problem with sharing. She also has a problem of kicking the litter out of the box all over everything.]

Friday Ark

September 14, 2007   10 Comments