Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Today I tried to sleep in late because I only had one case to work on, this being X-mas week and all. Extended sleep efforts were hampered by a hungry 3 legged dog who jumped up on the bed and kept laying across my throat (thereby constricting my airway) until it was finally easier to get up and feed her than to continue to fend her off.

Christmas is right around the corner, and I am nowhere near ready. Still have shopping to do, and I need to be in Houston in 2 days. Usually this is the point where I get a little grumpy about the whole hassle of the holidays, but this year I am determined to avoid the stress, even if it means giving out gift certificates or something sort of lame like that.

I woke up this morning to a CNN report that 22 U.S. and Iraqi personnel were killed in a mortar attack in Mosul, and 60 something injured. Meanwhile the CIA confirms the identity of Bin Laden on a new Al Qaeda propaganda tape, calling for the fall of the Saudi Arabian govenrment (http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/16/bin.laden.tape/index.html). Stupid, stupid war. Someone remind me why we're in Iraq.
As if that's not enough, Bush is getting ready to privatize and/or gut social security, and no one seems to be able to even pin him down on how he's going to fix/replace it (http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/12/21/bush.socialsecurity.ap/index.html).
I want a new government for Christmas.

Not too much else to report.

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