Hope you all had a nice day off (for those who got one) and quick 'thank you' to all the men and women who are serving and have served our country in the armed services.
Let's start off with some words from our Commander-in-Chief:
Obama chides heckler seeking fast repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
""Maybe he didn't read the newspapers, because we're working with Congress as we speak to roll back 'don't ask, don't tell,' " Obama said at the event for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California."
""C'mon, man, I'm dealing with Congress here," Obama said to laughter. "It takes a little bit of time.""
Pretty awesome. Further proof Obama would be a pretty cool dude to hang with. (Though that says nothing to what I think of his policies, I think Bush would be the man to chill with. Kinda like how he was portrayed in Harold & Kumar 2).
Tropical storm leaves more than 115 dead in Central America
This picture is nuts!
"At least 115 people have died after a tropical storm battered Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the weekend, officials in those countries reported."
"In the northern part of Guatemala City, the downpour created a giant sinkhole that swallowed up a space larger than the area of a street intersection. Residents told CNN that a three-story building and a house fell into the hole."
A curiously French complaint
"But I am le tired..."
"After a couple of days of wheezing and coughing, I took myself to the doctor and explained that I was feeling a bit ropey.
One hour later I had been diagnosed with a severe lung infection, mild asthma and had in my hand a prescription for six different types of medicine, an appointment at the local hospital's radiology department and an emergency referral to a specialist in pulmonary disease.
The next day I flew home to the UK for the Christmas holidays where my worried parents persuaded me to visit their local GP for a second opinion.
After five minutes in his consulting room, I emerged empty-handed but with a new diagnosis. I had… a cold."
"I am not suggesting that the French are a nation of hypochondriacs but they do take their health very seriously.
France is the biggest consumer of antibiotics in Europe. The government has recently tried to wean the country off its dependency with a series of TV advertisements which reassure the ailing that they do not always need drugs."