A handful of links (I’m waiting for a video to download — it takes forever with my dialup).
I found Mr. Lee’s CatCam fairly easily. I really like this site. It came up today because R and I were speculating about where Junebug and Braveheart go. Junie spends a lot of her time on roofs. Mr. Lee seems to always be looking for other cats.
Via Matt Stiles at the Chron, this curious little story by R. J. Gonzales about how Houston annexed New Orleans in 1949.
Kathleen posted on her blog yesterday and I ran across her in a comments section of another blog. Here’s my posts about that. I screwed up the font on that blog and haven’t fixed it yet. I’m so used to wordpress that blogger seems really weird.
The video I’m still downloading is from CSPAN 2 via Think Progress. Representative Michael Tunner (R OH) attempts to smear Lawrence Korb when he testified before congress. Once Rep. Turner stops talking, he gets up to leave. The chairman tells him to listen to Korb’s response. Turner clearly has never watched The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He mispronounces Jim’s name twice. I disagree a little with the focus in the Think Progress post. It seems to me that Turner is trying to do a classic *gotcha* and then doesn’t even care what Korb has to say in response.
Late last Sunday night, I was listening to the radio trying to go to sleep and I heard an interview with John Anderson on Matt Drudge’s radio show . (There was a guest host.) He’s written a book called Follow the Money. He predicted that Tom DeLay will be indicted in connection with Jack Abramoff before next January. (Sorry, I don’t even want to try to find a podcast of a Matt Drudge radio show.)
And speaking of Tom DeLay, according to his website, his book is now selling for a whopping buck tweenty. WoW. Ahh, and he’s added a link in his side bar “Tom DeLay Legal Defense Fund“. I can’t resist. I have to click it. It’s almost sad. Not.
I’m really struggling with Blood Meridian. It is brutal. It is beautiful. At times, I have alternated it with Greenwald’s book, A Tragic Legacy, but that is depressing, too.
That’s it for tonight.
I forgot one thing. I really want to read this book. (Hint to R to flag it — but it will probably get flagged by lots. Asking doesn’t hurt, though, right?)