Friday, August 13, 2010

Short Takes

Pakistan is still deep in water from the floods.

Burma announces its first elections in 20 years.

Moscow
is getting a little break from the smoke from the wildfires.

Battle of the Brothers
— Who’s in charge in Cuba?

Meanwhile, Cuba is cutting back on imports of food from the U.S.

Same-sex marriage will resume in California on August 18, barring any further injunctions.

BP is paying a record fine; not for the Gulf spill but for a fire at a Texas refinery.

I didn’t even know Dr. Laura was still on the air. Anyway, she’s still an annoying and insensitive boor.

Tropical Update: All’s quiet for the moment.

The Tigers were off last night; they play the White Sox in Chicago this weekend.