Theres’ a bit of strange irony in the fact that the Dalai Lama’s visit to Idaho today to sponsored by Idaho’s Republican Governor. Personally, I have a great deal of admiration for the Dalai Lama. He is without a doubt one of the world’s great spiritual leaders of our times. His message transcends politics and speaks to the heart, bringing hope for the future… Dalai Lama: Fight violence with peace, poverty with compassion By John Miller – Associated Press Writer HAILEY, Idaho — With his amplified words bouncing off the mountains surrounding Sun Valley, the Dalai Lama told a crowd of about 10,000 people Sunday to fight violence with peace and poverty with compassion. The wide-ranging address by the spiritual … Continue reading
Early Saturday morning I reported that John Kerry would be heading to the Gulf Coast with supplies donated from MA area businesses. Here’s an update on that story… Boston-area businesses and organizations have donated two semi-trucks filled with supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims at the request of U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), who will help deliver them to the Gulf Coast today.
C-Span will broadcast the Roberts nomination hearings tomorrow starting at 11:30 am, est on C-Span 3. There are many questions ahead for John Roberts, tough questions that America deserves answers to. The WaPo has summary of some the key issues that will come into play in the hearings, here. The WaPo reports that, “in the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, concerns about the treatment of poor people and minorities could heavily influence the thrust of some of the questioning.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana’s senior senator on Sunday escalated the Democrats’ rhetoric against the Bush administration’s hurricane response, accusing the White House of a ”full court press” to blame state and local officials for the initial sluggish rescue effort. Continue reading
The Israeli flag has been lowered over Gaza, symbolizing the end of 38 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory two weeks ahead of schedule. Continue reading
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee is FED UP with FEMA! He’s not waiting around for FEMA to respond to his requests — he’s handling things locally, like in the case of a local Wal-Mart store that “wanted to open recently but was told by FEMA officials that it could not.” Hat tip to Donnie from Houma, La in our comments. “I am upset with FEMA and some of their regulations,” Lee said.
Pilot with American Airlines speaks about September 11, 2001. Continue reading
Clarence Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died Saturday in his hometown of Orange, Texas, where he had gone to escape Hurricane Katrina, his agent said. He was 81. Continue reading