People seem to favor user registration over comment moderation, as do I. I will make the switch to requiring user registration on Friday.
To register, go to www.blogger.com and click on "Create a Blog Now." You won't be creating a blog (unless you want to!), just a username. Fill out the form that pops up. You will be able to choose a login name, and a "display" name. Click on "continue." Make sure that you get to the next page, and then close that browser window. You can sign in at www.blogger.com, or in the comments section of this blog.
It's pretty simple, really, and you won't have to make information public. If you have questions or concerns, post them here or email me.
As for the news... Bush is in state, no pictures or real stories yet.
Jim Amman is opposing a Democratic plan to withhold some state funds from Catholic hospitals which refuse to provide emergency contraception.
Lastly, a Homeland Security Academy? In New London? Sounds good to me. I hope they get to take classes over at Connecticut College, like the Coast Guard cadets can.
When I was there, I was once in a poetry writing class with large, loud Coasties. It was really... odd. It would be much more fun with paranoid Homeland Security types.
What else is happening today?