Friday, August 14, 2009

Short Takes

Same Stuff, Different Day — Those wonderful folks who killed the Clinton healthcare plan in 1993 are the same folks behind the lies about the current proposals. Meanwhile, proponents of the reform launch an ad campaign.

The recession is fading in Europe.

Retail sales were flat in July.

The Secret Service takes “Death to Obama” signs seriously.

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) is in Burma and may meet with the leader of the junta that runs the country.

Here in Canada, a court ruling is due on the fate of Omar Khadr, the only westerner being held in Gitmo; a Canadian being held in Kenya for over three months over a passport photo awaits word in her fate; Canada’s version of the stimulus is having trouble helping in Toronto.

R.I.P. Les Paul
, the inventor of the modern electric guitar.

The Tigers finally win one in Boston. Whew.