TUESDAY On Tuesday at just after midday on Capitol Hill on the very floor where pro Trump insurrectionists had ransacked the seat of democracy the Democrat impeachment team opened their case. In front of a silent room of Senators they declared the former president was America Founding Fathers “worst nightmare come to life”. It was the opening shot in a week of dramatic testimony, neer seen before video clips, tears of despair, and angry rebuttals.
With all that going on, you could be forgiven for having missed the Renauld Mustang shades worn by the ill fated Lambo driver Rossano Brazzi. There are certain films it is impossible to think of without a pair of dark glasses passing in front of the mind’s eye. Anything starring Tom Cruise during the 1980s (Risky Business, Top Gun and Rain Man required him to wear Ray Ban Wayfarer, Aviator andClubmaster shades respectively).
GAO, 2005: The FCS has demonstrated a level of knowledge far below that suggested by best practices or DOD policy. Nearly 2 years after program launch and about $4.6 billion invested to date, requirements are not firm and only 1 of over 50 technologies are mature activities that should have been done before the start of system development and demonstration. If everything goes as planned, the program will attain the level of knowledge in 2008 that it should have had before it started in 2003.
And I still have it (almost 3 years) and another pair now too. And I never go back for a couple reasons:1) Weight and durability. I lose half my cheap pairs and the other half would break within 6 months around the hinges. The current plan to rely on health care providers compounds the problem. Companies like HealthPartners say they plan to contact people via e mail through their online accounts. Once again, this favors people already benefiting from the system at the expense of people who don have reliable health care, don know how to set up an online account or don have access to e mail or internet.
It will be named the Arch Ford Endowed Scholarship in honor of the late long time state education commissioner. His son, Joe Ford, the former Alltel CEO, and Joe Ford wife Ellen have added $250,000 to the endowment. UCA said it would match scholarships awarded from the endowment dollar for dollar.
Because Kolkata biryani is not just an item on the menu. Like the music of Jaan Tere Naam and Sachin Tendulkar’s off drives, it is a link to my childhood, when Bollywood was not political and you had the time to watch every over of a Test match, and one could savour, second by second, the orchestra in the mouth, of the juice from the mutton mixing with the mild heat from the rice, and the texture of the egg complementing the smoothness of the potato, without that voice in your head whispering of the terrible effect on your LDL HDL numbers and your blood glucose. So maybe, it’s not really Kolkata biryani i am looking for, but a very specific gustatory experience, of a biryani and a Mithun movie on the cable, then an hour of deep sleep followed by two more hours of cricket on the streets, the exact taste of how things used to be, of home, not just a place in space but also in time, and maybe my search for the perfect biryani is doomed from the get go, because nothing ever will measure up, not even if cooked by the personal chef of the Nawab of Oudh, because what is gone is gone..