Thursday, December 02, 2004

News of the Day

Things you might have missed...

The Shrub administration has been working (and mostly succeeding) at covering up a Pentagon report that contains major criticisms of them, particularly concerning Iraq and the rest of the Middle East.

Wondering just what all the hub-bub in Ukraine is about? Check out this excellent primer on the recent election.

Understatement of the Week Dept.
Or, "Your Tax Dollars at Work"...
Some Abstinence Programs Mislead Teens, Report Says

Meanwhile, a number of you enjoyed my photos of fish and other creatures I encountered in a coral reef in Hawai'i a few months ago. Recent studies show that we are killing the world's reefs at an alarming rate. Would you please support organizations that try to stop us from killing our oceans?

Remember that case where a 7 year old was punished by his teacher and school for explaining to a friend that he had two mommies? Well, now it seems - get this - that the teacher is suing the boy's mother for defamation.

Oh, and just so you know, people aren't sick because they're gay, they're sick because of how they're treated for being gay.

Back in New York, Albany's fiscal problems are escalating. Seems the state has been ordered to spend more on our ailing schools and transit system, but somehow already has a huge deficit without providing acceptable services. How do they do that?

And even more locally, those of you who have wondered what shopping for a house in NYC is like might want to check out what you can get for 2+million dollars in today's city market.

And, finally, in the There Is No God Dept.
It's true. Paris Hilton is recording an album.

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