can't handle having a weather phenonmenon referred to by an Arabic term? If so, let's denounce "algebra," "zero," pajamas" and "khakis."
You can read more outraged Arizonans' complaints here and here about local use of the term "haboob" to describe the recent dust storms plaguing Phoenix.
• Clearly, we could use a few more where he came from: Business ethicist Zygmunt Nagorski dies.
• And a migraine sufferer opines on Michele Bachmann's treatment: We should know how she handles her headaches, as that will reveal much about the woman (with a passing acknowledgment that Bachmann's conservative Christian base would not approve of her taking anti-depressants).
• President Bush raised the debt ceiling many many times, to no fanfare, as you can see in this CBS News report from 2008. Republicans' current objections are little more than disingenuous Obama-sniping.