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About the Situation in Libya… by The Elephant's Child

President Obama finally spoke out forcefully about the situation in Libya, on the seventh day of violent protests against the dictatorship of Moammar Gaddafi.  Gaddafi has rejected demands that he relinquish power. He continues his violent crackdown on the mass protests.

The president said that “we strongly condemn the use of violence in Libya.”  He said “the violence must stop.”  He has “asked his administration to prepare the full range of options.”  He reminded Libya that “the whole world is watching.”  He has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to go have some meetings in Europe.

Some pilots in the Libyan Air Force flew their planes out over the desert, and parachuted out, allowing the aircraft to crash in the desert.



Computer Problems! by The Elephant's Child
February 23, 2011, 8:13 pm
Filed under: Politics | Tags:

Blogging may be light in the next few days. I am having computer problems that probably require professional attention.  My mouse does not do what it is supposed to do, but it doesn’t seem to be a mouse problem. Sigh.

Everything takes me three times as long as it normally would, and I am becoming exceedingly cranky as opposed to my usual sweet and gentle self.  I might even end up saying rude things about Republicans as well as Democrats, and that just won’t do.

I am now operating with a corded keyboard and mouse, which at least work, but the cords are more than annoying.

What we need is a program that investigates your computer and tells you which program is not working.  This is it the mouse? Is it the keyboard? Is it the wireless connector?  Is it Windows instead?  Who do I call and why don’t they speak the same language that I do?



Jon Stewart: As God as My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly! by American Elephant

…and apparently that camels could skate. It’s Jon Stewart’s own “Turkey Drop“:

No joke: The Daily Show brought a camel to the protests in Madison the other day, presumably to help make fun of the Cairo/Madison comparisons. As this video shows, the gag didn’t turn out so well:

Who knew that an animal indigenous to the Middle East couldn’t walk on snow and ice in the Midwest? Local firefighters eventually rescued the camel. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Daily Show didn’t use any footage of the camel in its Tuesday night broadcast.

Poor thing! I wonder if PETA will protest the Daily Show?

(h/t Weekly Standard)




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