Pending… 27 April 2009Posted by marisacat in Border Issues, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Mexico.
Narita, Tokyo: A quarantine official is reflected on a monitor as he checks the temperatures of arriving passengers on a thermographic imaging device placed at Narita international airport [Yuriko Nakao/Reuters]
From the BBC page:
Our health minister has just confirmed a positive case in a small town called Almansa, 50 miles from the capital of the province of Albacete, where I live.
There are other suspected cases in the same province. It is very worrying, especially as there are concerns that the numbers of people infected will grow.
The main hospital for the province is here in my town and people will be coming here for treatment.
We have received no further information yet from the authorities, beyond the case being confirmed.
We have just been told to stay calm. Meanwhile, everybody is texting each other asking what next?
Francisco Cebrian, Albacete, Spain
But Janet N and Barack O tell us not to worry… front page of the NYT… so I think we should chill. What is to disbelieve? Remember we are advised by Gawd’s gift to us (we are blessed!):
Reid says Obama told him, ‘I have a gift’
By KEVIN FREKING – 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone knows President Barack Obama can deliver a great speech, including the president himself, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The paperback version of Reid’s book, “The Good Fight,” is coming out May 5 with an epilogue called “The Obama Era.” Reid said he was impressed when Obama, then a freshman senator from Illinois, delivered a speech about President George W. Bush’s war policy.
Reid, D-Nev., writes: “‘That speech was phenomenal, Barack,’ I told him. And I will never forget his response. Without the barest hint of braggadocio or conceit, and with what I would describe as deep humility, he said quietly: ‘I have a gift, Harry.'”
A copy of the book’s 15-page epilogue was provided to The Associated Press.
Reid said he talked to Obama in 2006 about running for president, and that Obama expressed doubts about his ability to win.
“I was resolved to stay neutral in the coming campaign, but I told him that in my view the stars could align for him. ‘If you want to be president, you can be president now,’ I said. ‘I don’t know, Harry,’ he said. ‘I don’t think so.'”
Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
[Thanks to Madman for the tidbit above. Hosanna!]