Friday, July 4, 2008

please fire goddess, don't take big sur

i want these fires to stop, everywhere in california. i don't know how, i just hope they do. cant they just like, scoop up a million tons of water from the sea and pour it over the state? :( probably that would be a bad idea.

big sur would be particularly painful to lose.

The focal point of containment efforts is a wind-driven blaze besieging the picturesque village of Big Sur, a normally bustling tourist haven around 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of San Francisco.

The blaze threatening the town has swept through 65,393 acres of the Los Padres National Forest and was only five percent contained according to latest figures on Friday.


also, about 200 Big Sur residents, including workers at the Esalen Institute and a nearby hermitage, were told to evacuate Tuesday as firefighters tried to halt the southern march of a huge and mostly uncontained wildfire in Los Padres National Forest.

i hope esalen is saved.

and camp and sons in willits, too.

and all of beautiful california.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

um... is this ok?

Barack Obama wobbles on withdrawing Iraq troops
On his website, Mr Obama promises he "will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months".

But he told journalists in North Dakota that those policies could be "refined" in the light of what he finds in Iraq.

"I've always said the pace of withdrawal would be dictated by the safety and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability," he said.

"When I go to Iraq and have a chance to talk to some of the commanders on the ground, I'm sure I'll have more information and will continue to refine my policies."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

my favorite overheard in new york in a long time

English teacher: All right class, let us come together and share our lists of literary terms.


English teacher: Just so we're clear, "Lolcat" is not a literary term.

--Stuyvesant High School