I watched quite a bit of football this past weekend — more than most anyway. KU lost 😦 , the Chiefs won, I shivered as I watched the NE game in the snowstorm. I can honestly say the man who either wanted to be involved in ownership of an NFL team or wanted an opportunity to bring renewed attention to himself never even entered my mind! 🙂
We’re back to a stretch of more fall like weather and if the wind allows we should get out and enjoy the sunshine and milder temps!
17 responses to “Monday, 10/19/09, Public Square”
My favorite alternate rag is here: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/home/
My favorite columnist there is Don Bauder. Plus their movie critic is as far out there as possible, and I love the guy. Read this rag if you ever want to visit San Diego.
FYI, west siders:
The Sedgwick County Health Department will offer flu shots at Wichita Mid‐Continent Airport on Thursday, October 22, 2009, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. They will be set up on the west end of the ticketing area in the terminal building. The cost of the flu shots is $30 and payment can be made with either check or cash. Pneumonia shots will also be available for $46.80. This service is available to the public.
Who here gets (or has gotten) flu shots? I never have, and fully understand that one bout of the flu could make me wish I had, but still don’t get one (at my advanced age!). Am I just asking for trouble?
I was part of a medical study in recent months (it was a two year study) and got the pneumonia shot during the study to see if administering it in one dose (the norm) or two doses a year apart has an affect on length of effectiveness. I don’t know what the study determined.
Has anyone else noticed the hug drop in posts at the Hell Blogs on the Eagle Pages?
How many different ways can you say the same talking points? And why would anyone think they weren’t understood the first time? 🙂
I think on 60Minutes last night (someplace recently) they talked about people born earlier than around 1950 have some antibodies to the H1N1 type of flu because the last breakout of this type was in 1930 and our parents developed antibodies which were passed to us.
In the 70’s the powers that be injected the military with 3 times the dose the civilian population received. Swine flu. My spouse at the time had to see a civilian doctor for a lung condition he recommended not getting the shot on base for that reason.
Everyone at the house just got over the flu. We tested positive for the pig strain. Out of everyone mine was the mildest.
Has anyone else noticed the HUGE drop in posts at the Hell Blogs on the Eagle Pages?
(not hug, there have never been many hugs there)
I have also noticed the drop off in the posting “there”. I think it is due mainly to the increase in cannabalism found there.
set your dvrs for this
GOP Strategy: ‘Delay, Define and Derail’
Perhaps Mitch McConnell’s been watching Mad Men? “When you don’t have any power, delay,” a character intoned a few weeks back, and that seems to be the GOP’s new strategy on health care. According to Roll Call, the GOP has acknowledged that it cannot block a health-care bill outright and instead is implementing “a comprehensive political strategy to delay, define, and derail.” They’re hoping to define the plan as “a combination of Medicare cuts, tax increases, higher insurance premiums, and rising costs overall.” The piece notes that the GOP no longer expects to pick off moderate Democratic votes, even on measures like the public option.
Pakistan Edges Toward Civil War
Is Pakistan going to war? The series of attacks from the Tehrik-i-Taliban and other jidahi groups in Pakistan the last two weeks are capable of inciting civil war, says the Financial Times. The jidahi offensive, which has blatantly targeted the U.N. and Pakistan’s police and army, comes directly in the wake of the assassination of Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, and overlaps with the army’s attacks in South Waziristan (a response to the Taliban’s attack on army headquarters in Rawalpindi 10 days ago). The targeting of the pluralist Punjab, the army’s alliance with jihadi groups, and the decline of mainstream Islamist parties in political polls have all contributed to a fertile breeding ground for war.
Forty years ago, the Vietnam War was partly undermined by heroin addiction among U.S. troops. Surely mindful of that, the Taliban and al Qaeda are now using Afghanistan’s bountiful heroin supplies as a tactical weapon. An internal U.S. intelligence report has concluded that the two groups are targeting American troops in an effort to undermine their effectiveness, while raising cash to pay for new recruits and weaponry, a U.S. intelligence official tells The Daily Beast.
It’s a logical tactic. The drug is plentiful, cheap—less than $1 for a day’s supply—and potent. And while Army officials publicly dismiss talk of any surging drug problem, some privately express concern about the possibility of increased drug use among bored and susceptible young soldiers.
The site launched last Wednesday (10/14) with this post:
I am very excited to launch Republicans for Rape! This site was created to support the thirty legislators who took a stand against Al Franken and in favor of KBR, a wonderful company that found itself in an unfortunate situation, with a gang-raped woman locked in a box.
Come on now, rape isn’t that bad. Sometimes I even wish that someone would rape me! Rape is a tradition, a foundation of our society, and a source of new generations. After all, if God doesn’t approve of rape, why does he make it so easy to commit, deny, and cover up?
sometimes I feel this way about the dems sorry