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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Indictments! Sweet!

I'm think I've been mistaken all week to be calling this Schadenfreude. I'm taking joy in the misfortune of others, but I'm not sure how much it should count if those others are terrible people who did terrible things purposefully.
From the different definitions of the term, I can't figure out if there's a semantic line separating laughing at someone slipping on a banana peel and laughing at someone being indicted for leaking the name of a CIA operateive.
Look at scooter's face over there to the right. What an asshole. They look like mobsters for Christ's sake.
Indictments of top White House officials could come as early as today in the CIA leak case.
The grand jury meets Wednesday and CBS News has learned that at least one person — possibly several — have been notified they are targets of the prosecution's investigation, CBS News chief White House correspondent Bill Plant reports.

CBS News | D.C. On Edge As Leak Jury Meets | October 26, 2005 08:25:07

Also in CBS news, I counted one sentence before this article on the recent nor'easter mentioned the words "perfect storm". So frustrating.
And news on hurricane Wilma makes me think that a lot of people overestimate the power of the United States. There's an analogy to do with all talk and no follow-through that I'm trying to remember... but alas:
Some American tourists stuck in Mexico told CBS News correspondent Adrienne Bard the U.S. government didn't do enough to help.
"When you live in the largest, most powerful country in the world, you really would think that our government could get some military aircraft in here, swoop us up, and get us out of here," said Rodney Henson of Kentucky, who was still trying to get a flight out after six days.

And the quote below is really a shame. I thought that we learned from Katrina that a plan isn't enough... it's acting on that plan that really counts for something.
FEMA spokeswoman Frances Marine urged Floridians to be patient, and reminded residents that problems such as the ones that popped up Tuesday were why officials suggested that people have 72 hours' of essential supplies — including water — available ahead of Wilma's arrival.
"People will have their needs met," Marine said. "The bottom line is that there's a plan in place."

CBS News | No Power, No Water, No Patience | October 26, 2005 09:30:05

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