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  •  Lunch with Molly Ivins please (27+ / 0-)

    The good and the funny die much too young, even if they live to 100.  If I'm wrong and there is an after-life, I want to chat with Molly for a while.  If reincarnation is real, I plan to spend my time between lives hanging out in libraries so I can be born a genius and just get smarter and smarter.  Hey, I dream big!  :-)

    CH/Jeers?  Ratzafratz.  The heart med I started on made me feel exhausted and weak waaaaaay beyond tolerable "side effects," not to mention the icky metallic taste.  Ugh.  I quit taking it a couple of days ago and by last night I was feeling reasonably chipper.  Yesterday I got a new med (should have started then, waited until this morning; dosage is half a pill every 12 hours).  I read the list of side effects and hope the darn things don't have any of them.  I suspect I'd probably do better without these meds with the looooong lists of potential side effects.  I'll likely know within 24 hours whether or not my system will tolerate them.  I have an EKG on Friday.

    I'll muddle through, but I'm feeling very much like a lab rat about now with trying that, now trying this.... Siiiiigh.

    JEERS, JEERS, AND A FEW UNIVERSES OF JEERS to the fucking idiots who are talking war, ending UN inspections or saying UN inspections are not needed, etc.  We've heard this story before.  It does not end well.

    Strike against Assad regime stalled by British political rows
    Military response to alleged Syria chemical attack may be delayed until Tuesday as Obama warns Syria of 'international consequences'
    Obama, referring to the chemical attacks in a PBS television interview on Wednesday, said: "We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out."
    Furthermore, Washington made it clear it saw no need to wait for a report by UN inspectors currently in Damascus investigating the gas attack, estimated to have killed more than 1,000 people.
    Syria warned of "grave consequences" if US-led military action goes ahead. Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria's ambassador to the UN, told reporters outside the security council in New York on Wednesday that the effect could be felt across the Middle East. "We should keep in mind what happened in Iraq and Libya", the envoy said, adding that the toppling of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi by Nato-backed rebels in 2011 had "spread terrorists all over Africa".

    Jaafari urged the US, UK and France to back off and allow UN weapons inspectors to complete their investigation into last week's chemical attack outside Damascus. The sole purpose of the threat of airstrikes was "undermining the inspection team."
    [More at link.]

    Even if Assad used chemical weapons, the west has no mandate to act as a global policeman | Hans Blix
    By ordering air strikes against Syria without UN security council support, Obama will be doing the same as Bush in 2003
    Well, okay.  A delay is good.  It just might allow a few people to have second thoughts.  [I can hope and dream, can't I?]

    CHEERS to alla you and your furry and feathery family and friends!

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 06:03:48 AM PDT

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