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Friday, April 23, 2004

According to a variety of media, the tragic combat death of modern American hero Pat Tillman happened yesterday during a firefight in southern Afghanistan.
As of this posting there has been no official DOD announcement, however, 5 minutes ago Bloomberg reported the NFL confirming Tillman’s death and offered a reaction from Arizona Senator John McCain:

I am heartbroken today by the news of Pat Tillman's death. The tragic loss of this extraordinary young man will seem a heavy blow to our nation's morale, as it is surely a grievous injury to his loved ones.

One wonders, in light of what will be tremendous public interest in the death of this extraordinary young man and symbol, if DOD will perform a particularly bushian about face and reverse yesterdays reinforced ban regarding photography of soldier’s caskets returning to the United States?

Photos: Associated Press, Air Force

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (left) escorts Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz (right), the ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the U.S and an unidentified industrialist (center) through an honor cordon and into the Pentagon for a meeting on Feb. 5, 2001.

Images: DOD, The Simpsons
Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Photos: CNN, ESPN, NBC, Simon & Schuster, Lysol

From Newsday :

"This is very, very far from a policy of ours," said Leigh Oshirak, public relations director for the brand, owned by Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco. "In the rare instance that something is broken in the store, it's written off as a loss."

Logo: Pottery Barn

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

From Larry King:

Bandar: What Bob said was accurate, except that I was informed that the president has not made a decision yet...
Woodward: That goes in the hall of fame of dodges and fishy explanations. I think it should get an Academy Award.

Images: 60 Minutes, CNN,
Monday, April 19, 2004

From the Insecta Inspecta:

Because they have so many enemies...They must blend in with their habitat to avoid being eaten. They have a triangular-shaped head with a large compound eye on each side...Apparently, the mantis in flight will drastically change its flight pattern.

Images: Associated Press,
Sunday, April 18, 2004

Modified Images: Reuters

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