In a troubling sign for the American-financed rebuilding program in Iraq, inspectors for a federal oversight agency have found that in a sampling of eight projects that the United States had declared successes, seven were no longer operating as designed because of plumbing and electrical failures, lack of proper maintenance, apparent looting and expensive equipment… Read More April Really Is A Most Cruel Month
The fun thing about having a nearby Rail Runner stop is counting the cars in the parking lot. It’s been a week now and the “Bernalillo County/International Sunport” stop has averaged right at five cars every morning and afternoon at the times I have driven by belching out CO2. Pretty much exactly five cars, every… Read More My Baby Takes The Morning Train…
“The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining their own ideals of heroes and they don’t need to be told elaborate lies,” Jessica Lynch, former U.S. Army private, speaking before a Congressional committee 4/24/07. Notably, Ms. Lynch’s comments before Congress today were largely hidden deep within the supposed bigger story of the… Read More A Hero Speaks Heroically of Not Being a Hero
I think blogger protocol dictates that one avoid talking about their “real job” as much as possible. We’re supposed to act as if we: A. Receive thousands of dollars per annum to write silly things in blogs, hence needing no “real job”; B. Hover electronically over the city observing all and dispassionately reporting on some… Read More My Real Job: A Highlight Report
“The call is significant because Gonzales, a fellow Hispanic, has enjoyed Richardson’s support to this point. But Richardson said the questions that have been raised about the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys, and the role that Gonzales played in those firings, have effectively ended his ability to run the agency.” – AP Story, 4/20/07 Those… Read More Rules of Disentanglement
News comes late today that Mayor Marty has given JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL an executive pardon, releasing the school from the two-year ban imposed after, well, you know what. Let’s face it, Aquarium Glass Scratch ’07 has been the biggest local news story in town for a solid week. In a way, it’s almost quaint… Read More John Adams, 2nd President, Not Just Famous For Scratching Aquariums!
Two quick things about school policing and safety before I head off for what seems like the 1,500th pre-school day meeting I’ve attended this school year. In my prior post, I rambled on and on about APS and its pay of police officers and “campus security aides”. Read below if you dare. Now comes news… Read More Gil Lovato and Media-By-Numbers