Amazing Places

I love photography. I love travel.

[info]awesome_places, a community on livejournal, feeds my love of both. Every post has at least one picture of some innovative and weird  bit of architecture.

In the same vein, check out all_castles too. 
You don't have to be a member to enjoy all this gorgeous work, so be sure ot bookmark it for a look later too.  


Mmm...News and Comics...a slice of Heven

I'm not a huge web comic reader, but I have a few I check now and then. Today Day by Day has a laugh at the expensive of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs [Video].

If you have some time, flip back. There is no deep story line, so the comics can easily be read alone.


A new age of transparency?

In an effort to save health care reform, and perhaps to try some transparency in Washington (after the obscene amount of backroom dealing on this bill) President Obama will hold a televised meeting with leaders in Congress in attempt to bring some kind of reform in 2010.

“I want to come back [after the Presidents Day congressional recess] and have a large meeting — Republicans and Democrats — to go through, systematically, all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward,” Obama said in an interview with Katie Couric during CBS’s Super Bowl pre-game show Sunday. “What we have to do is just make sure that it is a much more clear and transparent process,” he said. “I’ve got to push Congress on that.”

Many argue that Obama intends on using this time to blame the failure onto the Republicans. That would seems silly, since Democrats had the votes they needed for almost seven months to pass ObamaCare without anyone else. Having Scott Brown in his seat, they need some Republicans on their side.

The White House has set half a day aside on February 25th for an open meeting on ideas for a compromise.

More: Obama Asks Republicans to Health-Care Overhaul Talks