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A Sunday Filled with This ‘n That December 21, 2008

Posted by judylobo in Animal Videos, Photography, Politics, This 'n That, Videos, wildlife, Zoos.
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snowsnowmonkeysDo not fret. There will be a Hanukkah post later today. In the meantime – As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of a new Obama administration. The user-friendly New York Times has given us a  profile of members — and potential members — of the administration.  Just click on a name to get their background, how they know Obama, their advantages and disadvantages. Good snow day reading.

–  I was like a kid in a candy store when the snow started while at the Central Park Zoo on Friday. I was able to capture some of the magic to share with you.

–  Well, lookee here. Remember State Trooper Walt Monaghan? He was the dude that was fired in the Sarah Palin Troopergate fiasco? Guess what? He has filed papers and is going to run for mayor of Anchorage.

–  Oh dear. Is this suspicious? A top level Republican IT consultant who was set to testify in a case alleging GOP election tampering in Ohio died in a plane crash late Friday night. Michael Connell — founder of Ohio-based New Media Communications, which created campaign Web sites for George W. Bush and John McCain — died instantly after his single-prop, private aircraft smashed into a vacant home in suburban Lake Township, Ohio.

–  I am still angry with the Rick Warren decision despite how Obama defends this selection:

Tadashi Kawamata’s Tree Huts have been gracing Madison Square Park since the end of October and can be seen for two more weeks until the end of this year. I have been waiting patiently for the first snow to capture these visual treats and was able to get them during Friday’s snow storm.

–  Is the fat lady ever going to sing in Minnesota? Is it too cold? As of today it looks like we just might have a Senator Franken going to Washington. Bit then again, maybe not. Stay tuned.

– Mid blog post break. Watch a wrap up of late night jokes about the old shoe throwing incident.

–  Sunday’s just do not seem the same when Frank Rich is away. Luckily he is here today and we get another great column. This one is called ‘Who Wants to Kick a Millionaire?

–  The Bernie Madoff scandal (more on that later this week) has charities in a panic. Want to help your favorite charity out? Here is a new search engine for you to use that will help your favorite charity. Please check it out, use it and feel better about yourself. It is called goodsearch.
More than 72,000 charities and schools are now participating in GoodSearch and more than 100 new groups are joining each day! Here are just a few of the many success stories thus far:
ASPCA has earned $22,000
Best Friends Animal Society has earned $8,500
Bubel/Aiken Foundation has earned $10,500
Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation – The Dog Whisperer has earned $6,900
Children’s Tumor Foundation has earned $3,200
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has earned $10,300
Delaware Technical and Community College has earned $4,800
Elephant Sanctuary has earned $9,200
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy has earned $4,500
Food Allergy & Anaplylaxis Network has earned $4,000
Heifer International has earned $3,800
Invisible Children has earned $4,300
Penn State U. Dance Marathon has earned $5,700
Save Darfur has earned $9,600
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has earned $8,300
Students for a Free Tibet has earned $3,300
Veterans of Foreign Wars has earned $3,000
WMNF Community Radio has earned $1,500
World Wildlife Fund as earned $3,800

–  Watch 20 seconds of our beautiful snow monkeys keeping warm in the snow.


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