Olla podrida: Short takes for Bathtub reading


Dr. Ann Dunham was an interesting woman who met challenges, some of her own making, and made life work. She mothered a future president of the United States, she earned a Ph.D. and with it she fought global poverty. In March 2011 Donald Trump stated on “Good Morning America” that birthers like him shouldn’t be dismissed as “idiots.” I guess we can make that dismissal now. The birthers have wasted our precious time with specious allegations and owe the country an apology.

Berlin Airlift:  Lieutenant Donald W. Measley of Hampton, New Jersey is presented with a bouquet of flowers by nine-year-old Suzanna Joks of Berlin. Truman Library photo

Berlin Airlift: Lieutenant Donald W. Measley of Hampton, New Jersey is presented with a bouquet of flowers by nine-year-old Suzanna Joks of Berlin. Truman Library photo

YANGON, MYANMAR — The party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday it had won nearly every seat in closely watched by-elections, a startling result that showed strong support for the opposition even among government employees and soldiers.

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was elected to Parliament for the first time, was ebullient on Monday and spoke of the “beginning of a new era” in a brief address to a tightly packed crowd outside her party’s headquarters.

In total, elections were held in 45 districts, a portion of the more than 600 seats in Parliament. The National League for Democracy appears to have won in 43 districts, according to Hein Min, a member of an independent Burmese election monitoring group.

One Response to Olla podrida: Short takes for Bathtub reading

  1. onkelbob says:

    Interesting article about Barack’s mom and his childhood. This was one of those things I always wondered about Dubya. I served in Germany way back when and had the privilege – nay- the duty, of briefing a certain 2 star general during an Opsec/Comsec conference. You probably heard of him, Colin Powell, commander V Corps in Frankfurt. Now if I had served with Dubya during his stint in the Alabama NG, I would have noticed that too. Yet during that whole “he never served, he’s a deserter” imbroglio, no one came forward and said – wait a minute, I served with that guy. This leads me to believe that Dubya is, indeed, a deserter.

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