Friday, December 29, 2006

Round Two

We got another blizzard yesterday, here's a shot of the backyard. The space directly behind the grill is the drive which I had very painstakingly shoveled out in anticipation of being able to park in. Now it's a future chore that I can already feel in my back and shoulders, I've shoveled tons of snow since the last storm and this one is supposed to be lingering into the morrow.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Soltice Blizzard

The view out my back door on the morning of 12-21-06. I really like the effect of the flash on the snowflakes at various distance, looks like a starfield. Posting now on 12-22-06, I'm supposed to go into work today, it remains to be seen if I can get to a passable street, there's one about 2 blocks from here. Got to get going, later

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Frank Rich - Has He Started Talking to the Walls? -link

When news organizations, politicians and bloggers had their own civil war about the proper usage of that designation last week, it was highly instructive — but about America, not Iraq. The intensity of the squabble showed the corrosive effect the president’s subversion of language has had on our larger culture. Iraq arguably passed beyond civil war months ago into what might more accurately be termed ethnic cleansing or chaos. That we were fighting over “civil war” at this late date was a reminder that wittingly or not, we have all taken to following Mr. Bush’s lead in retreating from English as we once knew it.

Bush is so divorced from reality that he blames Al Qaeda for the whole mess, as if they had the influence to manipulate all the forces at play in Iraq.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Radio hoax reveal an appalling depth of bigotry-link

When radio host Jerry Klein suggested that all Muslims in the United States should be identified with a crescent-shape tattoo or a distinctive arm band, the phone lines jammed instantly.
His show on Sunday, Nov. 26 lured a gaggle of bigots out of the weeds. Just hit the link, it's chilling and unbelievable.