Tuesday, July 19


+ Missed yesterday, so, if you've been following my series, here's Monday. It looks to me like there are two different etymologies over there: one saying it's a translation of the Latin ' l?nae di?s' which we see easily in the Spanish 'lunes'. Another says it's from Mona, the Saxon moon god.

+ Similar deal going on for Tuesday, where one says it's a translation from the Latin 'di?s M?rtis' (again, cf Spanish 'martes') and one says it comes from Tyr.

For my part, I'm guessing the Latin names for those days fo the week and the Latin order came first and that they got translated locally under Roman influence.

And, with that, I'm done with the days of the week. What will come next? Stay tuned!

+ Thursday night Christine said the words to me that every husband longs to hear:

Our TV is too small!

;-) And, at 19", she's right, especially with the living room's current configuration. Not that it's going to do us any good. No money budgeted for a bigger TV and lots of stuff in line ahead of it. We could make do if we rearranged the room, but I don't think we want to do that.

+ Saw a link on ZenPundit to tdaxp and read some really good stuff there that I haven't really seen elsewhere. To wit:
Valerie Plame's CIA bosses took care not to ask Mr. Wilson to sign a confidentiality agreement, routine in such cases, almost as if they wanted him to make a public fuss. They were not surprised, one might think, when Mr. Wilson promptly took his story to New York Times Op-Ed Editor Gail Collins, one of the great Bush-haters of all time. As Joseph DiGenova, former US Attorney for DC, recently said, "The CIA isn't stupid. They wanted this story out.

If the United States is attacked again by terrorists, one reason will be that our CIA has wasted time fighting the White House rather than the enemy. 

Those are strong (and likely true) words.
82 percent of Americans who earned more than $75,000 last year had job-sponsored health plans excluded from taxation, but only 23 percent of Americans who made less than $25,000 did.

Sounds good to me.
+ Everyone says the Tour is now Lance's to win or lose.
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