Thursday, November 20, 2008

lies and the lying liars who tell them

Copyright (c) 2006 Wendee Holtcamp
Marianne van Vlaardingen, owner of Pantiacolla EcoTours, and naturalist guide Tina Baker on river rocks on the Rio Madre de Dios, which runs into the Amazon River - overlooking the misty Amazon rainforest. This was taken at the same time as the photo in my header. We stopped on the river rocks to watch for birds.

There were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven.
- Jack Johnson

On the way to Austin I started listening to the audio-CD of Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken. As you may know, Franken is all over the news since he's locked in a close Senate Race in Minnesota, which has gone into recount. He used to write for Saturday Night Live. The book, so far, is hilarious! I'm not that far into it yet, but so far, he's gone after Ann Coulter about whom, he says that God says to him, "There's something seriously wrong with her." I'd have to agree with that assessment! She's so full of such vitriol and hatred. Anyway, I digress. Franken also talks about what he calls the fallacy of liberal bias in the media which is interesting given my recent blog posts about that very issue. But if you want a good laugh this book (especially listening to it) will do the trick!

Am taking Savannah and two of her friends to the Renaissance Festival this weekend as part of her birthday celebration. We have never been to Ren Fest so it should be fun. That's about it for now. Just trying to get caught up on things! It seems like I am always trying to get caught up on things. Is that the same for everyone or what?!

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