What a powerful symbol that would be.
Indeed. A symbol indeed, albeit an unlikely one. Stopping a train of self congratulation, be it from any political party, is a sisyphean task at best.
I've been posting link-action more than thought-action here of late - though each link is a retroactive or predictive thought, I maintain.
Today's NYT contains not one, not two, but three pieces on the immigrant experience as it relates and interacts with the festive season here in the US. All are recommended.
Concerning news from the cathouse of Danny Ayers:
FeLV, cat disease:
Caro just got back from a visit to the vet with Orlando, the ginger ex-tom who adopted us. Turns out to be what we suspected - he’s got feline leukemia virus (FeLV).
Here at KittyJoyce Productions, we've Orlando (and his housemates) in our thoughts. And Kitty and Molly keep their paws crossed.
emv on the value of specific mailing lists:
a great deal of expertise in something small enough to measure
Mr. Rumsfeld seemed taken aback by the question and a murmur began spreading through the ranks before he silenced it. "Now, settle down, settle down," he said. "Hell, I'm an old man, it's early in the morning and I'm gathering my thoughts here." (source: nyt, confirmed at DOD)
Now, I may be mistaken - and some googling hasn't sourced a confirmation of this... But isn't President Bush a "Morning Person"?