From jtk: View of the world from amidst a herd of wild gelada monkeys (Theropithecus gelada).
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This will wake y’all up this morning. 😉
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Paul Jamiol, Jamiol’s World
From the Boston Herald:
Alaska Democrats on Monday accused Republican Gov. Sarah Palin of abdicating her duties with her decision to travel outside the state this week as the state Legislature’s session winds down.
The Legislature must conclude its work by Sunday, with the federal stimulus package and the capital budget yet to be approved. Palin is scheduled to leave the state later this week to attend a right-to-life fundraiser Thursday in Indiana.
Mudflats thoughts on the subject:
I hear reports periodically about how the legislators are dealing with the absentee governor. And when I say “absentee”, I don’t just mean that she’s not in Juneau. Reports are that even when she’s in Juneau, she’s become increasingly difficult to find.
Mike and Tim Bradner report in their Legislative Digest that an aide to House Speaker Mike Chenault (R) had printed details on her scheduled trip to Indiana, the act of which apparently unhinged the governor. She then committed a “terrible breach of respect” by yelling at and “forcefully scolding” the aide. “This lack of decorum has never happened before,” say the Bradners, who have been tracking legislative matters longer than anyone in Alaska. And yet again, the governor’s behavior becomes the topic of conversations whispered behind hands in the state capital.
Outrage story of the week: Comes courtesy of Saudi Arabia another one of our allies in the Middle East.
A judge has refused for the 2nd time to annul a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man. This same judge rejected a petition last December from the girl’s mother. Who was trying to get a divorce for her 8-year-old daughter. A relative of the girl tells CNN, that the Saudi Judge is standing by his earlier verdict and that the girl can petition the court once she reaches puberty.
The mother’s lawyer said it was the 8-year-olds father who arranged this marriage to settle his debts with the man. The judge required the man to sign a pledge that he wouldn’t have sex with the girl until she reaches puberty.
Jack’s parting thoughts: Saudi Arabia the country that gave us most of the 9/11 high jackers. And a place where grown men can marry young children.
This has got to be the craziest thing I have ever heard. Truly disgusting and sickening!