Holidays

Repost: HawkWife's "The Giving of Thanks: A 'Little Woo' Tale"

On Thanksgiving Day in 2007, HawkWife posted one of her only two DailyKos (and "one and only" ePluribus Media) diaries. She's always active online, but the overall political scene encompassing DailyKos isn't her cup of tea. Still, she had a story that she wanted to share and I encouraged her to post it here.

She did.

And I'm now reposting it in the spirit of the holiday. Here it is (below the fold) -- you can find the original here.1

Namaste, and Happy Thanksgiving.

      -- GH

1 Also available on DailyKos. Reprinted here, original here.

Holiday Aftermath Day [Updated]

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US has now ended; if you celebrated it with family, friends or in solo form, let us know how it went. (We live vicariously through the experiences of others.)

In terms of interesting news that occurred over the holidays, apparently Dubai World is in danger of defaulting on a $60 billion in loan repayments (hat-tip Jimdotz @ DailyKos):

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Just a year after the global downturn derailed Dubai's explosive growth, the city is now so swamped in debt that it's asking for a six-month reprieve on paying its bills — causing a drop on world markets Thursday and raising questions about Dubai's reputation as a magnet for international investment.

The fallout came swiftly and was felt globally after Wednesday's statement that Dubai's main development engine, Dubai World, would ask creditors for a "standstill" on paying back its $60 billion debt until at least May.

This, of course, is not something the financial sector would give thanks for, as it gives the term "Black Friday" a more ominous shade of meaning (hat-tip Moby for the analogy).

[Update: For more information and a useful update about why this isn't a reason to panic, go here.]

In other news,

That's it for now. What's eating you?

Sums It Up, Merry? Christmas

As to the present, Remember who had Total Control of Washington and what they were passing and saying in the leadup to the 'Shock and Awe', leaving out the Most Important Legislation and Funding!!

Their excuse for Walter Reed, "Oh it's closing in a couple of years!", as they were rubber stamping a War of Choice knowing Reed would be where many would pass through, was/is a Total Disgrace, another Deja-Vu Vietnam Era!!

It's simply, Powerfully, titled "The Disgraceful Treatment of our Veterans"