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Tuesday Coffee Muses – Week 2772

Ok, I know that everyone in NW North Carolina and SW Virginia are quite happy with the temperatures after this past winter…But (you knew there would be a but), what’s this with it being just a 2 degree difference in the forecast high in Houston and Floyd. That ain’t natural for this early in the year. They keep telling us we are in the above normal range here in Texas. What does that make these temperatures in the mountains?

Oh well, on with my mornings email stack…

I see that the story of the week just can’t stop being the AG fiasco…

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales’s senior counselor yesterday refused to testify in the Senate about her involvement in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

So now the fun starts. The first fall guy is starting to talk, the second is taking the 5th, what a way to end a government career. She is ending her government career…isn’t she? Correct me if I’m wrong, she is a lawyer, right, she knows the implications of taking the 5th doesn’t she?

Source: Aide to Gonzales Won’t Testify – Washington Post

Don’t you just love this paragraph from Dana Milbank?/p>

It was another milepost in the shriveling of a presidency. What began as “with us or against us” now must share time with “wood chips or switch grass.” It was Bush’s sixth alternative-fuel event this year — and a seventh comes this morning when he inspects newfangled Postal Service vehicles.

You really have to think that gives the President warm fuzzies in the morning, or it would if he read the newspaper.

Source: Dana Milbank – Alternative Fuels Can’t Help a President Who’s Lost His Way –

Then there is this from E J Dionne…

But the president’s refusal to acknowledge that the country has fundamentally changed its mind on the war makes it impossible for him to work with Congress on a sensible approach to a withdrawal that will happen some day — with or without a constitutional showdown.

Source: E. J. Dionne Jr. – An Antiwar Tide on The Rise –

Are the wheels finally falling off this cart?

Enough about politics…I see the traffic spike from mahablog is still running high. Thanks for coming by, hope y’all find something to bring you back.

The morning commute is getting to be much more fun…They have now started rebuilding the bridge beside the office. What a mess…We now have a four lane road that always backed up during the rush hour shut down to two lanes for the next 3-4 months.