STOCKHOLM — A Hindu spirit is stalking the streets of Stockholm, armed with this Nordic capital’s latest fad: the nail bed.
See, that's proof: Living in cold places freezes your brain.
WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama is placing heavy emphasis on how the United States eventually will withdraw from Afghanistan even as he plans to announce a troop increase next week.
There will be light at the end of the tunnel Dec. 1.
"President Barack Obama met Monday evening with his national security team to finalize a plan to dispatch some 34,000 additional U.S. troops over the next year to what he's called 'a war of necessity' in Afghanistan," officials purportedly told the newswire.
We were in a little classroom building next to the parade ground at Ft. Dix, NJ. We were there to listen to a presentation by an Army chaplain. Just before we filed into the classroom we'd been on the parade ground for bayonet drill, shouting "kill! kill! kill!" while stabbing dummies made of straw.
The chaplain asked, "Why do we have an Army?"
A guy in the back of the room stood up and said, rather enthusiastically, "To kill people."
"Oh no," said the chaplain. "It's to keep the peace."
On the parade ground, nobody was yelling "Peace! Peace!"
Former CNN host Lou Dobbs fueled already rampant speculation about his political future Monday, sending the clearest signals yet that he's mulling a bid for president — and leaving third-party political operatives salivating over the possibility of a celebrity recruit for the 2012 campaign.
I mean hey, can you dig it? Dobbs! Palin! And don't fergit Mitt! (Actually, this could be the plan: Get enough total wackjobs into the act and Mitt might start to look good. Is Huckabee still around? That Fred?)
I can't wait for 2012. The entertainment quotient will be off the charts.
Even with the stock market roaring back - the Dow Jones industrial average rose nearly 133 points yesterday, for instance, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is up more than 60 percent since March - ordinary investors are not reaping the benefits of the rally.
...damn. Look, you gotta admit that these cold, dark, damp November days get pretty depressing. And as soon as the ground gets covered with white (yeah, it's coming, sooner or later it is) there won't be even a spot of color left anywhere on the planet, or at least in Gfld, MA. All the houses are painted gray and everybody wears brown, or black. It's grim. (After a few days it's also grime, but I'm trying not to think about that.)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce his decision on whether to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan "within days" after he held a final strategy session with top aides, the White House said on Tuesday.
Next Tuesday maybe says Reuters. Enjoy your turkey, turkey.
RW: Nobody has guaranteed all Americans good quality, affordable health care. There’s no question that, under the bill, underinsurance will remain a very substantial problem. Bankruptcies will still continue. People will be paying nineteen percent of their income out-of-pocket on health care—even people with subsidies. This is going to take a toll when you’re falling farther and farther behind every year. I’m very, very concerned with the issue of underinsurance.
The RW here is Ron Wyden, a U.S. Senator from Oregon. I don't know if he's an R or a D and I don't care.
Every word I read about this health care fiasco and it's so-called public option makes me more grateful for my own commiefascist government health care plan because, as far as I can see, it is the only game in town.
It's a Mercedes Benz owned by an Abu Dhabi
oil billionaire (naturally).
Featuring the newly developed V10 quad turbo
with 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque
0-100km/h in less than 2secs, 1/4 mile in 6.89secs
running on bio-fuel.
That is NOT stainless steel, people; it is WHITE GOLD!
Speaking of which, I was updating my iPhone apps (one of the best things about the iPhone and its attendant publicity is that one can finally say the word, "apps," right out loud) and I was reminded (speaking of iPhone apps) you have to swear you are of legal age to download the American Heritage Dictionary because, presumably, the language is just all full of naughty words. Shit.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A growing number of states reported rising jobless rates in October, and thirteen states reported unemployment rates above the national average of 10.2%, according to a government report released on Friday.
Overall, jobless rates increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia last month, while they fell in 13 states, according to a monthly Labor Department survey on state unemployment.
Meanwhile, in one of the most hilariously funny, scream-out-loud terrifying graphs ever printed in a daily newspaper, the NYTimes' Brian Stelter reports:
Glenn Beck, the popular and outspoken Fox News host, says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions and start rallying his political base — formerly known as his audience — to take action.