Monday, March 14, 2005

Monday, 14 March 2005

"We need soldiers in Fallujah who shoot straight, not necessarily who are straight," said Patrick Guerriero, president of the gay-rights group Log Cabin Republicans. He was arguing that the military in the US should drip its don't ask don't tell policy.
(From the "Perspectives" section in Time magazine 14 March 2005)

8:28 a.m. John Boy and Billy are joking and laughing from my radio. Weather cloudy, cool. Dragon Land is now playing. Annie slept late. She got sick Saturday night, and is probably still recovering. Now set frequency to listen to KIX 96. 64° Fahrenheit. Kenny Hill is a representative from the Savannah Waterfront Association. He’ll be interviewed by KIX on Saint Patrick’s Day.
1930 on the main stage at River Street. Performance starts. Liquid something or other. Loch Ness Johnny. 21:00 McFly will play. Jupiter Coyote on Friday night. M&M’s in Wormsloe. Left Foot Tyre. Something like "River Dance" or "Stomp"? --Revival Bone Pony! These are some of the musicians and performing groups lined up this week.

My pick for weightiest story this Monday morning is “DeLay Ethics Allegations Now Cause of GOP Concern” by Mike Allen, Washington Post Staff Writer, on page A-1:

'House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has dismissed questions about his ethics as partisan attacks, but revelations last week about his overseas travel and ties to lobbyists under investigation have emboldened Democrats and provoked worry among Republicans.

'With some members increasingly concerned that DeLay had left himself vulnerable to attack, several Republican aides and lobbyists said for the first time that they are worried about whether he will survive and what the consequences could be for the party's image.

'Despite questions about his ethics, Tom DeLay receives a warm welcome in Sugar Land, Tex., where he once ran a pest-control business. At least six Republicans have recently said they are worried about the allegations.

"If death comes from a thousand cuts, Tom DeLay is into a couple hundred, and it's getting up there," said a Republican political consultant close to key lawmakers. "The situation is negatively fluid right now for the guy. You start hitting arteries, it only takes a couple." The consultant, who at times has been a DeLay ally, spoke on the condition of anonymity, saying he could not be candid otherwise.'

(Larry Pullen For The Washington Post) (read further…)

Perhaps it is telling that as criticism of the House Leader increases, he goes to a place where his support is likely to be the strongest.

This Monday morning I was curious as to what might be going on in the realm of chat. For a search of “chat plus Monday morning” I got the following links:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49666-2004Nov14.html ( For news chat)

There are the chat groups in the recovery category:

http://www.phassociation.org/Message_Boards/detail.asp?Id=42691 (pulmonary hypertension)

http://meningitis-angels.org/chattimes.htm (families with meningitis)

And for you VW fans:
http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=152237 (Volkswagon U.K.)

I’ve a feeling today should be a journalism and writing day, maybe with a visit to the news journal in Vidalia. Time now is two minutes till nine. And Anthony just called from Alltel saying our DSL is hooked up and ready to go when we install the modem. Country music continues to play on the radio in the corner of the room.

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