So Fine in the Sun (Winkar Lopez mashup)
Month: August 2009 (Page 1 of 2)
Sydney sent me off with a perfect spring day. People all over the place, enjoying the crisp blue sky and a bit of sun. Couldn't have asked for better. It's always hard to finish a good trip, but a fantastic final day does make it a bit easier. Thanks, Sydney.
Under, for a bit longer:
Oh, look who's concerned about privacy and the collection of information by the government. (Nevermind, in fact, that this story turns on an item that isn't about any such thing.)
While I find myself frequently disagreeing with him, I've got a lot of respect for Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.). Unlike his Democratic colleague Mark Warner, Jim Webb appears to be willing to stand on principles and decency, the popularity of it be damned:
Jim Webb, a Democratic senator from Virginia, arrived in Burma this afternoon, days after the country's junta sentenced the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to 18 months' house arrest. Webb, who served in the Reagan administration but is now considered a close ally of Barack Obama, is expected to meet the country's leader, Senior General Than Shwe, in the country's remote capital Naypyidaw, tomorrow. The outcome of his visit – part of a five-nation tour of Asia – is expected to influence the White House as it considers new approaches to the problem of Burma's appalling record on human rights.Good luck, Sen. Webb. And good luck, Burma.