Friday, October 17, 2003 - General: We're in a 'Spiritual Battle'

Washington - A three-star general active in the search for Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein has told religious audiences that the war on terrorism is a battle between a "Christian army" and Satan, and that Muslims worship an "idol" and not a "real God."
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I will make no comments on the war or Islam or etc, but there is no way I would consider our military a "Christian army." The United States cannot be "post-Christian" and have a "Christian army. That makes no sense. It really bugs me when people dredge up--knowingly or not--that manifest destiny, USA as God's country drivel.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Laura`s Mind: The Fotolog

Under the heading of making lemonade out of lemons, here's some of the pictures I took last night on my trip through LA. The bus strike is a bummer, but LA Union Station is really cool.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

OK, so today it got worse. Yesterday, MTA was on strike. I can handle that because my main bus is operated by First Transit. Today, First Transit drivers went out on strike. Now I must take a Torrance bus to downtown LA, catch the Metrolink back down to Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs, then catch the Norwalk bus out to the campus. A minimum two-hour ordeal... URGH!!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

MTA Drivers on Strike

Well, my life changed this morning! All I can say is thank God--and I do mean thank God--my bus is farmed out to First Transit, so my only inconvenience--other than a long, crowded ride--is not getting my Starbucks
coffee in the morning and not being able grocery shop until the weekend (by the way I am and have been a Trader Joe's
shopper, so, no, I'm not crossing any lines). Still, the whole thing is annoying. On the other hand, I have time to read.