Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Week in Review

A lot of great stuff in the NY Times today that I can't resist sharing.

Here's a peek through a different window on what life is like in Iraq -- What Cats Know About War.

Thomas Friedman on global warming and Al Gore, if you don't have time to read the whole thing, just read this -- "In sum, Al Gore has been justly honored for highlighting -- like no one else -- the climate challenge. But we still need a vision, a strategy, an army and a commander in the White House who can inspire young and old -- not only to meet that challenge but to see in it the opportunity to make America a better, stronger and more productive nation. This is our crucible moment."

And now for something a bit lighter, and very clever, Regrets Only by Henry Alford (and a whole lot of other people).

In all seriousness though, what is becoming of us in this country? Frank Rich talks about The 'Good Germans' Among Us in his piece today. Again, don't have the patience for this, just read the end -- "Our humanity has been compromised by those who use Gestapo tactics in our war. The longer we stand idly by while they do so, the more we resemble those 'good Germans' who professed ignorance of their own Gestapo. It's up to us to wake up our somnambulant Congress to challenge administration policy every day. Let the war's last supporters fillibuster all night if they want to. There is nothing left to lose except whatever remains of our country's good name."

If you are still with me (and you can see what I've been doing all day between loads of laundry) you have gotten to the real treat. Want to be ROTFLOL? Check out who wrote Maureen Dowd's column today, in A Mock Columnist, Amok.

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