Harper’s Tuesday

Tonight we hold our breath as we watch Congress turn Blue. As of this moment, 10:30 p.m., eighteen states have made official complaints about voting problems, especially because of the electronic voting machines. No easy breathing yet.
And from today’s Harper’s Weekly:
* a paper-shredding service truck was seen approaching the Cheney compound at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
* scientists claimed that at the current rate of consumption, global seafood supplies will be obliterated by the year 2048
* the World Meteorological Organisation said that the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere had hit a record high
* due to the Lebanon war, Israel was facing an eight-fold increase in the cost of marijuana
* United States said it would fund millions of dollars’ worth of abstinence-only sexual education for adults
* researchers in Japan captured a dolphin with legs.
* a cache of unsent letters to God was found off the Atlantic City shore
Meanwhile NBC just announced that Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House. Whew. Wow!