Thursday, August 2, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

sm coffee (light/sweet)
bottle of peach tea (16 fl. oz.)
1 bacon/egg/cheese on longroll sandwich
1 pretzel (mustard/Siracha Hot Chili Sauce)
can of orange soda (12 fl. oz.)
1 bottle of Pomegranate Pear juice (17.5 fl. oz.)
lg coffee (light/sweet)
toasted onion bagel with cream cheese
1 hotdog (mustard/sauerkraut)
1 hotdog (mustard/raw onions)
2 pints of lager (*)
1 glass of fountain coke
1 serving of "fish 'n' chips" plus
sm side of mashed green peas
2 pints of lager (diff. location)
1 plastic cup of fountain coke
1 bag of potato chips (net wt. 1 o.z)
2 pints of lager (same location)
1 plastic cup of fountain coke
slightly more than a pack of cigarettes

(*) additional pint of lager

photo essay: Signage, Piss Pool, Garbage, and, More Fauna

(photos - Philadelphia, 7/31/07, early evening)

very good letter to the editor, Philadephia Daily News (8/1/07):

Barnes is history

Because the Barnes Foundation is an art collection, people overlook its important history: Matisse visited and designed a mural for it.

If any city could appreciate preserving history, you'd think it was Philadelphia. We could move Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell to Washington, making it easier for tourists to see more American History in one place. Maybe it would draw more tourists and money. But it would be just as stupid as moving the Barnes.

Wayne Bremser, San Francisco

other: opinion by Phylilis W. Beck, Former Commonwealth Court Judge, and the current general counsel and secretary of the Barnes Foundation

even more lies:

Spy chief backs Gonzales

WASHINGTON - President Bush's spy chief sought to defend Attorney General Alberto Gonzales against charges of lying to Congress in a technically worded statement yesterday that hinged on when the government's terror surveillance program got its name.

Senate Judiciary Committee members have questioned whether Gonzales told the truth when he testified last week that a 2004 confrontation between administration officials had not been about the president's secret wiretapping program.

The reason presented for Gonzales' claim: The "Terrorist Surveillance Program" wasn't given that name by the administration until 2006, long after Gonzales' now-famous effort to get then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to endorse it.

That response came from the director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, in a letter to Sen. Arlen Specter, a member of the committee.

(Associated Press)

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