Satellite Tracking

“US and Canadian readers, enter your zip code below, hit Go!, and you will find out what is going to fly over your area in the nights ahead. There are hundreds of satellites in Earth orbit; we cut through the confusion by narrowing the list to a half-dozen or so of the most interesting. At the moment we’re monitoring Jules Verne, the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Genesis prototype space hotel.” (spaceweather.com)

What will Bush be remembered for?

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Salon best of Table Talk:

  • “… He’s made us all aware that ‘it can happen here.’
  • His legacy? The next time you have a chance to vote for a president you would like to have a beer with … DON’T.
  • He’s got some brush cleared. He lowered the bar for the next president. He almost succeeded in uniting the Democratic Party. No one has ever been able to do that.
  • How can you call him a failure when he’s achieved all that while taking a record number of vacation days?
  • His nicknames for other people are sometimes borderline creative.
  • He made it highly unlikely Jeb would get his chance.
  • He put Crawford, Texas, on the map.
  • And almost took New Orleans off it.
  • He’s shown us that it’s okay to redefine words and phrases (‘Mission Accomplished’?).”

The George W Bush Presidential Library

“Construction is now well underway. You’ll want to be one of the first to make a contribution to this great man’s legacy…

The library includes:

* The Hurricane Katrina Room (still in the planning stage).
* The Alberto Gonzales Archive, where no-one can find anything.
* The Texas Air National Guard Room. (Attendance optional.)
* The Walter Reed Hospital Room, where they don’t let you in.
* The Guantanamo Bay Room, where they don’t let you out.
* The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room, which no-one has yet been able to locate.
* The Iraq War Room. Here, after you complete your first tour, you are routed onto second, third, fourth, and sometimes fifth tours.
* The Dick Cheney Room — complete with shooting gallery — in an undisclosed location.

Also included:

* The K-Street Project Gift Shop, where you can buy (or steal) an election.
* The Airport Men’s Room, where you will be able to meet some of your favorite Republican senators.

To highlight President Bush’s accomplishments, the museum will be equipped with an electron microscope to help you locate them.

The President has said that he doesn’t care that much about the individual exhibits — just that he wants his museum to be better than his daddy’s.” (wordwizard.com; thanks to pam)

There are no plans yet for where in the library to put the President’s book (the librarians are still waiting for him to finish coloring it).