I'm usually all about the bad news. Today I noticed some good news.
U.S. DROPS PLAN FOR NUCLEAR BUNKER-BUSTER
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is abandoning its push to develop a
"bunker-buster" nuclear warhead and instead will pursue a conventional weapon
that can penetrate hardened underground targets.
Ok, we'll just ignore the part of the sentence after "and" and be happy with
the first half. They've been real stuck on this "bunker buster" idea. It'll
probably come back some day, but for now I'll be happy with the fact that,
while they are still drooling over weapons we don't need, at least they aren't
weapons that undermine international treaties and diplomacy by their very
existence. I guess in the end it was Saddam's bunkers they thought they were
going to have to bust, and his bunker turned out to be real shallow and in a
Also, from the AFL-CIO Working Families e-Activist Network:
Faced with massive public outrage, President George W. Bush is restoring wages
he cut for the construction workers who will rebuild the hurricane-damaged Gulf
Right after Hurricane Katrina hit, President Bush signed an executive order
allowing federal contractors to pay substandard wages to construction workers
who will rebuild the Gulf Coast--workers who already had lost so much and were
struggling to rebuild their lives and their communities.
which remedies some of the problems I mentioned before (apparently in
contribution to a massive public outrage). There are still plenty. But, one
down. The pay cuts will be lifted on November 8.
Here's to brighter days.