Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Tuesday, September 26 is...

Bandaranaike Day (Sri Lanka)
Youth Day (Turks and Caicos)

Bandaranaike Day refers to Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, the world's first female Prime Minister. She served three terms as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the first beginning in 1960.

The "Youth Day" holiday may seem a little strange to those who grew up in my generation and were routinely told "every day is Kids' Day."

Some reading to help get through your day:

This AP story from yesterday drew my attention long enough to get a sentence of coverage in this space, about as much as anything has gotten since my mom's plane touched down on Thursday. Today, I see that John Deeth has offered this post on the matter, probably the most heartfelt and compelling argument for anti-bullying legislation I've seen.

What would you do with $200.8 million? You probably wouldn't give it all to Fort Dodge, but it appears they've already decided how to spend it.

But, then again, if you had $200.8 million laying around, you could afford to run 2.7 million stoplights in Clive. It appears they expected someone to do that months ago.

Just days after Grassley said "Don't criticize the war, it demoralizes our troops," someone in his office must have said "Don't protest it, either, or we'll demoralize your wallets." At least Boswell had the courtesy to talk to the protestors.

Speaking of Boswell, another discouraging note for his 3rd district congressional race: Both he and Lamberti are against local control.


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