It's damp, humid and foggy this morning. Blech. Community Coffee and blueberry muffins I baked last night got me going this morning.
I wonder if my hubby was able to see the solar eclipse yesterday in Bolivia. We missed any viewing opportunities in this country but I heard on the news that people saw it in Brazil. Hubby and son love that stuff.
The school board in New Orleans is offering the busses flooded in Hurricane Katrina for sale on eBay. I'm not kidding.
I noticed an update on a legal case that goes back to 1996. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) was finally given a ruling on violating federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters. Of course he blatantly did an illegal act and was finally ruled as so. He came into the possession of this tape from a couple in Florida who worked for the DNC and taped a cell phone call they intercepted from Newt Gingrich, then House Speaker, and John Boehner, now House Majority Leader. McDermott has been ordered to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for the leak. And I would guess McDermott is one who is shouting about the President breaking the law with the wiretapping surveillance policy concerning terrorist activity.
McDermott is quite a guy. He was one of three members of the House who went to Baghdad right before the U.S. and coalition went in and held the press conference there about how our policy and plans were so wrong. Baghdad Jim. Wonder if he is even bothering to check out any of the boxes and boxes of papers captured in Iraq that have now been de-classified. Even ABC News reports of the link that was in fact there between Saddam and bin Laden and terrorist activities and plans. The notion that Saddam as a secular dictator and fundamentalist bin Laden had no common ground is proven false. So much for the Big Lie theory.
You can revise history all you want but the facts are the facts.
"The danger with America today is not that they are too much involved. The danger is that they decide to pull up the drawbridge and disengage." - British PM Tony Blair, attacking "anti-American madness".
Tony Blair is the man. That bit of history will defy revision.