Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will “no longer have any administrative or public duties,” while Mahony’s former top adviser on sex-abuse issues, Thomas Curry, has stepped down as a regional bishop.
Professor Cowen was asking about the deadweight loss of stuff in storage in museums. Look at one way the Met tries to get around that. Suboptimal viewing experience – but they’re still up. This is the The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, which they claim is everything that’s not up in the main galleries.
That’s what I want to say to the weather.
Beatrix of the Netherlands is calling it 75. I don’t know about the Dutch – they might not annoint, so this may make sense.
There are fewer blank spots on the world map now. Not that they’ve filled everything in . . . but they’re getting there!
One of the few areas where U.S. foreign relations have not deteriorated seems to be North Korea, whose U.S. relations remain as terrible as they were in the Bush and Clinton eras.
Last June, a Pew Research Center study of global attitudes toward the U.S. found that they have worsened in pretty much every country except Japan. Approval of the Obama administration’s polices have dropped by double-digit margins everywhere in the world since 2009.
It’s all well and good for chummy senators to congratulate Secretary Clinton, their former colleague, on her accomplishments. It’s a lot harder to name any of them, let alone enough good ones to outweigh the bad.
I’ve turned on the radiators in the living room and bedroom. That doesn’t happen often – the standpipes to the upper floors are usually QUITE enough to stay warm.
First day of classes: the Sunken Garden at Houghton House, a photo by Michael Tinkler on Flickr.
Not a lot of snow, but enough to remind the dear students why they’re in college – to work! (I also approve of rainy first days in the Autumn, too).
. . . and brrrrrr it’s cold! The temperature floated around 20 today, and there’s a dusting of snow (more on the way, I read). Classes don’t start until Wednesday, but I went into the office today so that Winter doesn’t get a jump on me. I chit chatted with the two or three folks who were around, got some stuff organized in my office, answered email, and came home.
I have a Wegmans marinated* pork tenderloin and a pile of brussel sprouts roasting in the oven – so I’ve got the jump on Winter instead of the other way round!
*mmmmm garlic-fennel. Talk about smelling good while it cooks!
At the Chattanooga airport (I still call it Lovell Field) on the way back to the Frozen North!
If you can fly to DC in a private plane and park it (overnight or longer) you are rich – whether you own the plane outright or not.
“We expect about 300 private aircraft this inauguration,” says David Mould, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
“We have parking areas at Dulles Airport that will accommodate a number of aircraft, but when those begin to fill up, we will move them out onto the runway area that we have reserved for this purpose,” he says.
The western-most runway was set to close Thursday night. The airport’s three other runways will remain open.
The airport also closed a runway for Obama’s first inauguration. For that event, 700 private aircraft arrived, a record there.
The strike that began Wednesday, which idled more than half of the city’s school buses and forced about 113,000 children to find new ways to school, was prompted by a fight over union jobs. But its true roots are in an attempt to reform one of the most inefficient transportation systems in the country, one that costs almost $7,000 a year for each passenger, an amount so high that many of those children could hire a livery cab for about the same price. By comparison with the next three largest school districts, Los Angeles spends about $3,200, Chicago about $5,000, and Miami, $1,000.
When even the New York Times gets it, unions are in trouble. And the bus drivers aren’t exactly a public service union (though I bet the SEIU would be happy to take ‘em in).
Speeding up the diagnosis of plain ol’ TB versus multi-drug resistant TB is a help. There are lots of other problems – for instance, treating the larger number of people diagnosed with MDR tuberculosis!