Moving closer to becoming a full time Virginia resident, I actually received my VA temporary driver’s license today after six hours and three DMV visits.
Since I have other work which needs to be attended to, I am sharing these two links from my reading today, both are interesting.
The first one is an op-ed from the Washington Post on the New York Mosque, a topic which we are all very familiar with now.
The hysteria over plans for an innocuous Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan — two blocks from Ground Zero, amid an urban hodgepodge of office buildings, eateries and strip clubs — is wildly out of proportion. It would be laughable if it didn’t threaten to do great harm to the global campaign against Islamic terrorism.
The second article is from The New Yorker and is on the relatively secretive Koch brothers – billionaire owners of the second-largest privately held conglomerate.
New Yorker Article
In a statement, Koch Industries said that the Greenpeace report “distorts the environmental record of our companies.” And David Koch, in a recent, admiring article about him in New York, protested that the “radical press” had turned his family into “whipping boys,” and had exaggerated its influence on American politics. But Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan watchdog group, said, “The Kochs are on a whole different level. There’s no one else who has spent this much money. The sheer dimension of it is what sets them apart. They have a pattern of lawbreaking, political manipulation, and obfuscation. I’ve been in Washington since Watergate, and I’ve never seen anything like it. They are the Standard Oil of our times.”
Read and enjoy.