Baby wranglers in a Paris department store vitrine.
...and a centipede help to corral the wayward creatures.
The clocks indicate it's time for platypus dreams.
But they want more bedtime stories...
,,,and keep climbing out of bed.
The bears are enjoying an old-fashioned pyjama party...
...while their friends are preparing a midnight snack.
Tea and macaroons, anyone?
On Thursday I had email from another Tara Bradford with the subject line "Hello - Help, I'm getting your emails." Seems her email address is Tara.Bradford@gmail.com, while mine is Bradford.Tara@gmail.com. The email link in my sidebar has the correct address. But will you please check your address books to see that you have Bradford.Tara@gmail.com, rather than the alternative? Both Tara and I would appreciate it!
Stuck in a time-warp
Seems some people remain stuck in some sort of Leave It to Beaver time warp and are unable to grasp that reality is more complex than their narrow minds can grasp. It is outrageous that in 2009, a person's sexual orientation is considered to have any bearing whatsoever on one's professional life.
So much for bipartisanship
It's pretty obvious that most Republicans have little interest in working with the Democrats. Only three have voted for the economic stimulus package. And now Sen. Judd Gregg has withdrawn his name from consideration for a key cabinet post he had actively sought. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs released this statement:
"Senator Gregg reached out to the President and offered his name for Secretary of Commerce. He was very clear throughout the interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies, he would support, embrace and move forward with the President's agenda. Once it became clear after his nomination that Senator Gregg was not going to be supporting some of President Obama's key economic priorities, it became necessary for Senator Gregg and the Obama administration to part ways. We regret that he has had a change of heart."
It seems Gregg also has an Abramahoff problem.
As Obama quoted Abraham Lincoln in a dinner Thursday honouring the 200th anniversary of the 16th president's birth, "...'The legitimate object of government,' he wrote, 'is to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they can not, by individual effort, do at all, or do so well, by themselves." Indeed.
Update Friday night:
But the Republicans seem to be boycotting the government of which they are a part and ignoring the needs of ordinary citizens. Not a single Republican voted for the economic stimulus bill that passed the House of Representatives today. And only three Republicans voted for the bill that passed the Senate. If ever there was a case for term limits, the Republicans are making it!
Blackwater morphs into Xe
And the disgraced security firm Blackwater - now banned from Iraq - apparently thinks it can clean up its image, simply by changing its name!