Read These Now or Church-Going, Flesh-Eating Snails Will Destroy You

Saturday night, Pastor Rick Warren hosts the Saddleback Civil Forum with Senators Obama and McCain at his church in California. Civil Forum? The first joint appearance of the candidates is at a CHURCH. Though, they will not be on stage at the same time. Of course I will watch, with a cocktail in hand.

"A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution." (SFGATE)

"A Federal Appeals Court on Thursday turned down a proposed ballot measure that would end Oregon’s domestic partner law." (365 Gay)

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is negotiating terms for his resignation. (Reuters)

Amateur photos of Ossetia. (English Russia)

Condi in Tbilisi to secure Georgia peace plan. (Telegraph)

Snails invade Lake Michigan. (AP)

How flesh-eating bacteria attacks the body. (ScienceDaily)

Warner Brothers delays the latest Harry Potter movie until July 2009. (HR)

"Presented here ... is a timeline that includes important scientific discoveries from 1840 to the present related to early humans."

Claims of Kafka's porn adoration anger scholars. (Guardian) (Telegraph)

John Barrowman wants Torchwood sex toys. (Digital Spy)

Ancient Cemetery Found; Brings "Green Sahara" to Life. (NG)

How to hot wire your car. (Wired)

The 2.3 million dollar Aston Martin One-77. (Autocar)

Ok kittens. Today is mother-son canning day. I grow lots of tomatoes, but those are used for sauces and immediate gratification. I am awake at a ridiculous hour for a pilgrimage to the local farmer's market to buy too many tomatoes. Then the day will be spent peeling, seeding, and jarring them for winter use. It should be fun and cocktail hour starts promptly at FIVE!

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