Anna and I caught part of the soap box derby in Sherman Heights while on our way to Chicano Perk. It looked like a lot of fun, and it was great to see the community out. One of the racers brakes failed, so we got to see that, yes, they had thought about safety.
On our way out to the OB Street Fair we passed by a big party at the Sherman community center. Sherman seems to have a strong community feel to it, where as Golden Hill has been a little bit fractured by the class and language differences. But.. That is what makes Golden Hill great, can’t have your cake and eat it too I guess.
More bugs with IE have allowed for this nasty data theif virus. Recently I have switched over to firefox at work and home. I have to say, I am quite impressed. Speed is good, no page errors (other than windowsupdate, but that is to be expected), popup blocker, and built-in google search.
The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday that Congress gave President Bush the power to hold an American citizen without charges or trial.
The U.S.-led coalition transferred sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government two days early Monday in a surprise move that apparently caught insurgents off guard, averting a feared campaign of attacks to sabotage the historic step toward self-rule.
I believe it is good that they did not delay it because of the conflicts – if they had, it would have been seen in the Arab world as more proof that the US wants control of Iraq. Mind you, the US will still be there a long time…
When the war began 15 months ago, the president’s Iraq policy rested on four broad principles: The United States should act preemptively to prevent strikes on U.S. targets. Washington should be willing to act unilaterally, alone or with a select coalition, when the United Nations or allies balk. Iraq was the next cornerstone in the global war on terrorism. And Baghdad’s transformation into a new democracy would spark regionwide change.
The WashPost takes a look at how well Bush’s foreign policy has done over the last year and a half.