Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Candidates On Climate Change

Courtesy of the New York Times, a guide to the various Presidential candidates's current positions and past actions regarding the environment and global warming.

Check the sidebar for similar guides regarding Abortion, Health Care, Immigration and Iraq.

Gitmo's First Poolboy

Bush the Elder's poolboy, one Mr. James Razsa, on what his job means to him:

"What do you say? 'Thanks for School of the Americas, and Iran-Contra, and NAFTA, and shipping all those jobs overseas, and arming Saddam, and funding the Taliban?' What do you say -- 'You're a jerk?' There's nothing that can be put into a sentence that would capture the lives these people have taken, and the way of life that's been taken."

Worth quoting, especially as Mr. Razsa will soon no longer be among us.

Happy Holiday

Tonight's a full moon, too! Enjoy a moon cake and consider the rabbit's tale.

"Long ago," said the rabbit, "three sages disguised as beggars set out to test the generosity of the Fox, the Monkey, and myself. They asked the Fox for some of his food, and the Fox gave grapes to each of them. They asked the Monkey for some of his food, and he gave each a piece of melon. But when they came to me purporting to be starving, I had only grass to eat, which cannot sustain beggars. Feeling pity for them, I told them to skin and dress me and have me for their meal. As reward, my spirit was made immortal."