Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Short Takes

“Feeling Well” — Senator Edward Kennedy is resting comfortably after his seizure during the inaugural luncheon.

All Night Long — the Inaugural Balls lasted until the wee hours.

Two Million — There were a lot of people on the Mall in Washington for the moment, including my nephew and his girlfriend. Amazingly, D.C. police report no arrests among the crowd.

On Hold — the Obama administration puts the legal proceedings at Gitmo on hold while they review them.

Stocks Tank — the financial world greeted the new president by cratering for the day.

Cabinet Approvals — the Senate confirms six of the Obama cabinet secretaries and OMB; Clinton on hold because Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is an ass. And Rep. Steven King (R-IA) is nuts.

Big Ride — the new presidential limo could probably serve as a space capsule.

Israel exits Gaza in spite of cease-fire violations and gunfire.

Website Makeover — the White House web page gets re-done, and it even has a blog. Will they post dog pictures once they get one?

Cold Here — Near-freezing in Florida is dangerous for the homeless and the farmers.