Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
A nine-year-old girl dying of liver failure received a liver transplant, and, after some minor complications, including a post-transplant infection, seemed to recover fully. It turns out that she recovered more fully than any of her doctors had anticipated. Seems some of her donor's stem cells found their way into her bone marrow and began replicating. Now the girl has switched blood groups and adopted her donor's immune system. This has reduced the odds of her body rejecting the new liver considerably. The now-healthy 15-year-old is seen by her doctors only occasionally on an outpatient basis. This, for a girl who spent the better part of her childhood in hospitals.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
He said that now was the time for the Israelis and Palestinians to "make difficult choices," and that lasting peace in the Middle East would require "painful concessions" on both sides. Bush even gives his opinion of the scenario that will need to take place before talks can even begin (sit down now, please, we can't have you all falling down and hitting your heads on something sharp, can we?):
"There should be an end to the occupation that began in 1967. The agreement must establish Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people, just as Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people. These negotiations must ensure that Israel has secure, recognized, and defensible borders. And they must ensure that the state of Palestine is viable, contiguous, sovereign, and independent."
I'm not making this up. Read the article.
The part that kills me is, why are the Israelis and Palestinians even letting him in their country to talk about it. Why don't they just say, "Go away, MoFo, til you can figure out how to run your own country"? I can't figure it, unless they're all still scopin' for the big weapons deal, which they're not getting because, haven't they heard we're in a war at the moment?
We really just need to take the country away from this dull, thoughtless, spoiled little boy. God, will January 21, 2009 EVER get here?
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Today, he concocted a perfect example of the form by declaring that Iran was a threat to world peace.
World peace? Which world would that be then? That the peace is in? Cuz, uh, that's the world I'd like to be in, thanks much.
Bush... what a jokester, huh? That guy just slays me....
This time the White House has gone too far, I tell you. They've kicked sand in the face of the wrong 90 pound weakling. Now, by golly, somebody's gonna have to pony up and pay the piper, because this time, the White House has pissed off...
The National Security Archive.
Yep, that's right. After defying orders to turn over documents pertaining to the political firings of federal judges to the United States Congress, after flying in the face of direct orders of a federal court to preserve and hand over thousands of hours of CIA interrogation tapes (and, instead, destroying those tapes), the White House has finally gone and done tangled with the big, bad... librarians.
After all, if anybody should know how dangerous a wounded, cornered librarian is, it should be George W. Bush. Yessirree, Bob, I tell ya. Those librarians don't take kindly to people deleting their archivable materials, especially prior to the microfiche/Dewey decimal assignment process. They're quiet, sure (and they want YOU to be quiet as well), but once riled, those horn-rimmed be-spectacled, red-lipsticked guardians of the public record are forces to be reckoned with.
And these folks are SECURITY librarians, so you know how militant they probably are. If you're two weeks late returning your checked out archives, I'm pretty sure there's a waterboarding in your future.
So, my advice to the White House would be as follows:
Dudes... do not fuck with security librarians. Turn over the e-mails, keep your hands in sight at all times, make no sudden movements, and back away slowly. I say that for your own good.
Hell hath no fury....