Auros (auros) wrote,

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Yay, Al!

Gore won the Nobel Prize, and will be donating the prize money to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organization devoted to moving public opinion in the US and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis.

I still think Gore won't run for President. I'll support him if he does. But I suspect he will endorse somebody.

Reflecting on whether I'd rather see Gore endorse Obama or Edwards, I think I've basically switched to supporting Obama, without really notcing it. I still kinda think Edwards may be more "electable" in terms of putting some southern states into play. But Obama is doing better at being inspirational, offering a politics that could create a "new center", etc. And he's said a lot more intelligent things, over the last few months, about global issues. I like what Edwards has to say on foreign policy when he talks about it; but it's just not what he's passionate about.

In unrelated and less happy news, the vet thinks Hoshi has Eosinophilic Granuloma -- eosinophils are a type of white blood cell, and apparently there's a condition in which they decide they all need to rush into one location (possibly due to some minor infection or allergic reaction) and then they sit there and cause inflammation and the formation of hard granules. Hoshi's lip had become inflamed and ulcerated (like a cold sore) over the last few days. She didn't seem to be in any pain, and was still eating fine and not acting in any way out of the ordinary. I figured she'd maybe scratched it too hard with a claw; when I scratch or bite my lip, I get a little cold sore for a few days, and it goes away on its own. But after a few days, with the lip looking progressively worse, I figured she should see the vet. And now I have some antibiotic / anti-inflammatory mix, which has to be squirted into the back of her throat twice a day, before meals. Sigh. Poor puss.

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