Missile or not? Experts doubt that Iran has the missile from North Korea as detailed in the WikiLeaks.
Speaking of WikiLeaks, the U.S. is trying to make nice with Pakistan after the leaked cables ruffled feathers there.
The Americas on WikiLeaks — It wasn’t just Pakistan and France that got dissed in the cables.
The Senate finally passed the Food Safety bill.
The Deficit Commission can’t come to a unanimous decision on taxes and spending.
There may be hope yet for the New Start treaty.
The Senate voted down the plan to end earmarks.
Consumer confidence is up; home prices are down.
Art Basel is here — No, that’s not a person, it’s Miami Beach’s annual art fest that draws the rich and famous.
Indonesia suffers another volcanic eruption.
At least 14 people were killed in a Baghdad church in an attempt to free hostages.
Gitmo: Omar Khadr, the Canadian on trial for terrorism in Afghanistan, gets 40 years.
Apparently there’s some elections tomorrow.
Book notes: Former President George W. Bush will open the Miami Book Fair.
R.I.P. Theodore Sorenson, adviser and speechwriter to JFK.
World Series Game 4: The Giants win, making it 3-1.
Tropical Update: Just where the heck is now-Tropical Storm Tomas going?
The Sting — The FBI arrested a fellow who was planning to bomb the DC subway system.
Indonesia is reeling from an earthquake, a tsunami, and a volcano.
President Obama visited The Daily Show.
Wells Fargo admits it made errors in thousands of foreclosures.
The New York Philharmonic wants to play in Cuba.
Russia cracks down on Viagra spammers.
R.I.P Lamont Johnson, noted film and TV director.
World Series Game 1: The Giants beat the Rangers 11-7.
Tropical Update: There’s a little disturbance way down off the coast of South America.
Continuing the banana theme…
Photo by Balla Tamas.
Would you like to see that at your Labor Day picnic?
Photo by Balla Tamas.
A friend sent me a collection of photography of food art by Hungarian photographer Balla Tamas. There are some amazing and whimsical creations, and I’ll post them as the mood strikes.
Obama gets serious on Letterman.
A big Democratic donor is busted for a $292 million Ponzi scheme.
Father and Son — Two people are charged with making false statements to the FBI in the investigation into possible terror plots.
150,000 — That’s the number of gay couples who say they’re married, according to the U.S. Census.
Sen. Max Baucus says he’s open to changes in his healthcare bill.
Go State — The New York governor’s race is just one campaign the White House plans to get involved in.
Net neutrality gets a boost from the chairman of the FCC.
He’s Back — Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has returned to his country.
Genius — Haitian-born Miami author Edwidge Danticat wins a MacArthur prize.
The Tigers were idle last night, but their lead narrowed when Minnesota won. Meanwhile, the Dolphins lost to the Colts in their home opener at
Joe Robbie Landshark Stadium.
Just something to meditate on after a long week….
Last weekend when I was in Ohio we visited the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion. In the foyer is this amazing piece of sculpture by Dale Chihuly:
Click pic to embiggen… and enjoy.
Trouble in Pakistan — The Taliban is talking about attacking major cities; several bombings have occurred.
Car Deal — GM worked out a deal with their bondholders, but it may not stave off bankruptcy.
Cybersoldiers — The Pentagon plans to wage war against cyber attacks.
Unsettling — Obama takes tough stance with Israel over settlements.
Latin America wants Cuba back in the OAS; so far the US isn’t budging much and Cuba says they’re not interested.
Happy Ending — Miami works out a deal with the producers of Burn Notice; it stays in the Grove.
Rushing the season — The first tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; heading out to sea.
Tigers lose opener to the Orioles 5-1 in Baltimore.
Take That, Citibank — The credit card bill passes the Senate.
Overwhelming Wuss-Out — The Senate votes 90-6 to withhold funding for closing Gitmo.
Iran tests a Missile — and it could hit Israel.
Baghdad Bombing — at least 34 dead.
$21 Billion — is how much California is in the hole now that the budget referendums failed to pass.
RNC thinks better of the label “Democrat Socialists.” They’re mulling over “Poopyhead.”
SCOTUS Interview — President Obama sits down with Judge Diane Wood.
Cheap Cars — Now is the time to buy a Chrysler for half off.
Ka-Chung — Law & Order gets renewed for its 20th season.
Tigers beat Texas 5-3; they have won their last five and lead the division by 2.