Wednesday, July 2, 2008
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - A 150-pound sea turtle raised by humans returned to freedom on Monday after nine years of captivity, swimming away after the veterinarians who cared for her helped steer her toward the ocean.
But I thought they were all in Iraq and we were broken and we didn't have any troops at home, they were all over seas........oh wait, I don't listen to the left. Read article here. But on the serious side, the fires are no joke and we wish them luck and cooperative weather.
~Post by Mel
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
In the words of Majority Whip James Clyburn ... "Now that would be a problem for us ...". Indeed. Via Instapundit.
The White House sees the progress in a particularly positive light, declaring in a new assessment to Congress that Iraq's efforts on 15 of 18 benchmarks are "satisfactory"—almost twice of what it determined to be the case a year ago.
But for every small step forward, Iraq has several more giant steps to take before victory can be declared on any one issue. Amnesty requests are backlogged, and in question is whether the new law will speed the release of those in U.S. custody. It also remains unclear just how many former Baath members will be able to return to their jobs. And while Oct. 1 had been identified as an election day, Baghdad hasn't been able to agree on the rules, possibly delaying the event by several weeks.
Oh good grief ... here we go again. McCain flashes his temper at the Sandinista's? And this is bad because... ?
"McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerrilla group here at this end of the table, and I don't know what attracted my attention," Cochran said. "But I saw some kind of quick movement at the bottom of the table and I looked down there and John had reached over and grabbed this guy by the shirt collar and had snatched him up like he was throwing him up out of the chair to tell him what he thought about him or whatever. I don't know what he was telling him but I thought, good grief everybody around here has got guns and we were there on a diplomatic mission. I don't know what had happened to provoke John, but he obviously got mad at the guy and he just reached over there and snatched him."
I like the part where Cochran is scared ... and McCain just doesn't give a crap. Might have something to do with "riding around in jet planes" ... and "being unconnected with war because you were taken off the battlefield". BUT this is one case where I agree with Glenn Reynolds ... McCain should have landed one.
Damn ... I like this guy more every day!