Thursday, July 06, 2006

Queerly Beloved, Save the Babies, -and- No Sympathy for the Devil

Queerly Beloved - New York's highest court rules against same-sex marriage
Save the Babies - South Dakota tribe ousts president for abortion activism
No Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones guitarist plays on religious CD

On this day in history: July 6, 1945 - The Joint Chiefs of Staff approve Operation OVERCAST, intended to "exploit...chosen rare minds whose continuing intellectual productivity we wish to use." The directive authorizes the immigration of up to 350 German and Austrian specialists, primarily experts in rocketry. Operation OVERCAST is later renamed Project PAPERCLIP.

We had a delightful dinner last evening: Sautéed talapia fillets, pan-seared scallops, and red potato oven fries. We watched two episodes of "Without a Trace," an episode of "Miami Vice," an episode of "The Secret Life of...," and retired early.

It is noticeably cooler this morning. It was a mere 75 degrees when I arrived at my office at 8:15 AM.