Thursday again. Tomorrow is Harvest Festival at school, Monday is Halloween, and next Friday I leave this office for the last time. Cyclical events and transitions. Not much else happening.
Pretty quiet week-Erika got an ultrasound Friday, worked on a fraudulent debit card charge-B of A gave me instant credit for it! Worked at school Saturday-cutting sod for a digging area. Sunday-left church to do sound for the concert band-Erika had to go to a funeral in San Diego-our sitter bailed so I had to leave the gig before the band played-I was pissed…Ate at IHOP on Tues pm, lunch for a departing co-worker Weds, Colin’s carseat got stolen.
AOL & Novell lay off a bunch of people-well, AOL at least. Novell is denying it. But the source is “close to the company”…so more likely than not. This is prolly more evidence that the industry is contracting and consolidating-AOL has been having a hard time competing and Novell is seeing declines in old lines of business.
Bush picked a new Fed chief-Ben Bernanke-well known and respected by insiders. For once Bush has made not a bad choice. The guy is mainstream, middle of the road, good on the things Fed chiefs need to be good at-inflation, basically. He’s also super smart, plain spoken and a fan of transparency. And he said “stay the course”, and the markets liked that.
Rosa Parks died. She was old. She gets mad props for kicking off the Civil Rights era.
NY Times says that Cheney was the one who leaked Plame’s identity. No one else seemed to pick it up, though. And indictments may come down tomorrow, so who knows? This will end up I don’t know how. It’s a fine distraction for the White House, though.
Harriet Meiers withdrew her nomination. This isn’t a big surprise, given the pressure cooker she’s been under… Now the big question is who will replace her… This might be a case of better the devil you don’t know than the devil you don’t know. Hee.
The count is 2000 dead in Iraq. Lotsa vigils. Lotsa press, on both sides. Chimpy is standing his ground, even while it shifts underneath him. He’ll suddenly decide that it’s not worth it. His approval rating is abysmal. Only his base remains. Some interesting stuff on Democracy Now. You need to listen to this show.