aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Marshall in Iraq for Thanksgiving
While thousands of Americans hit the highways to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall caught a flight to Iraq.
It marked the 12th time the congressman toured the war zone. This trip, Marshall toured downtown Fallujah and the West Rashid area of Baghdad. [...]
“It’s just remarkable the turnaround that’s occurred in Fallujah, Ramadi and the Al Anabar Province,” Marshall said. “This kind of tour by a congressman to a market in downtown Fallujah wouldn’t even have been dreamed of six months or a year ago.”
He’s nothing if not consistent.
I’m over 50:
For anyone over 50, today is not only Thanksgiving but the day JFK died 44 years ago. He has been gone now for almost as long as he lived and, in these times of White House infamy, not nearly as much in the national mind as his antagonist, Richard Nixon, whose all-time low approval ratings have just been eclipsed by George W. Bush.
A few years after the assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy wistfully told me that her husband was being remembered too much for how he died rather than what he had lived for. She was right. It was too soon then for Americans to appreciate what they had lost. [READ ON]
Search Engine Roundtable has gathered some search industry holiday logos on display today:
Yahoo has a Flash logo and a static, here is the flash followed by the static version:
The pretty much recaps all the logos I was able to track down. For more thanksgiving images, check out Flickr. Gary Price compiled his Fast Facts: Thanksgiving Day 2007 Facts and Stats and Danny Sullivan posted Flight Tracking, Airport Conditions, Real-Time Traffic, & Other Thanksgiving Search Tips. Quintura emailed me to tell me they added a thanksgiving tab to their navigation.