Saturday, October 30, 2010

Self Portrait in Pumpkin

 I haven't carved a pumpkin in a long time. This was lots of fun! It looks like me don't you think (see the curl!)? Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Snowshoeing Anyone?

A blanket of fresh snow covers Mount Hood Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, as seen from Portland, Ore.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

They Left the Idiot-House Doors Open Again

Jonathan Moseley, a Virginia attorney and O'Donnell's campaign manager during the primary, is offering a "$1,000 reward to anyone who can find the phrase 'Separation of Church & State' in the US Constitution." Moseley's press release goes on to assert that freedom of religion can't exist if church and state are separate, that teaching evolution is teaching "superstition," and that many Supreme Court justices agree with O'Donnell that we need to revert to a government by the Constitution as it was originally written.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Today's Reality Check: Cholera in Haiti

A woman screams in agony in the back of a transport truck for the loss of her husband outside of St. Nicolas Hospital after a cholera outbreak hit the rural countryside October 22, 2010 in St. Marc, Haiti.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Meet Morty

This is Morty. He came to live with me recently. I think he's adorable. He's found a comfortable spot for himself in the sunroom.

Morty is the creation of Reed Designs from their Etsy shop. He was featured on the front page and I had to have him (it's the only time I've ever bought anything off the front page). I was also proud to be Reed Designs first sale.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Today's Reality Check: Toxic Sludge Wipes Out Seven Towns

"Burning-hot toxic mud blankets towns: Tunde Erdelyi holds her cat after toxic red sludge five feet high flooded into her home in Devecser, Hungary. A rupture at an alumina plant reservoir resulted in flooding that engulfed seven towns, causing at least four deaths, six missing and 120 injured, in what Hungarian officials are calling an "ecological catastrophe." The mud burned several people through their clothes."

Photo: Bela Szandelszky / AP