Posts in category "Current Events"

Top 10 reasons David Letterman will be missed

Top 10 reasons David Letterman will be missed
Every Letterman fan has his or her own reasons for being at least a little bit sad that tonight will be Dave’s last show.  Sure, we’ll be able to buy a box set of seasons 1 through 33 on DVD by Memorial Day, but it won’t be the same. One day, one of my kids... Read more »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev given death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev given death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing
It’s no surprise that the jury impaneled to hear the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev unanimously voted to put the young terrorist to death.  That decision was made on six of the seventeen counts for which Tsarnaev could have been executed. The only real surprise is that Tsarnaev’s family still insists that he had nothing to... Read more »

Drawing Muhammad: Do you want $10,000 or what's inside the AK-47?

Drawing Muhammad:  Do you want $10,000 or what's inside the AK-47?
It’s usually spelled in one of two ways, the name of the Prophet of Islam.  It’s either “M-u-h-a-m-m-a-d” or “M-o-h-a-m-m-e-d.”  I think it’s one of those things you don’t want to get wrong. In case you think my concerns about getting the Prophet’s name right are unfounded, you may not have heard about the events... Read more »
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Deflategate, Bridgegate and the mothers of all Gates, Water- and Bill

Deflategate, Bridgegate and the mothers of all Gates, Water- and Bill
A 139-page report, filed by attorney Ted Wells says, in essence that “it is more probable than not” that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knew that his balls were being deflated. I mean, c’mon, a guy knows things like that.  Do we really need a 139-page report to tell us? While there was no... Read more »

HOT L BALTIMORE was the symbol of a city in trouble

HOT L BALTIMORE was the symbol of a city in trouble
The TV sitcom, Hot L Baltimore only ran for one season in 1975, but it may well have been the most accurate glimpse into the future of the American inner city. Based on a play by Lanford Wilson, producer Norman Lear (All In The Family, The Jeffersons) used a broken down hotel as backdrop for... Read more »

The people of Nepal need your help, so eat some frozen yogurt

The people of Nepal need your help, so eat some frozen yogurt
If there’s a Menchies in your area, I highly recommend the experience, at least once.  If you haven’t heard of Menchies, it’s a self-serve, frozen yogurt place with a dozen different flavors and a couple dozen different toppings. You can overfill your cup and pile on the toppings, but be careful.  They charge by the... Read more »
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Francis Cardinal George said that it was impossible for two homosexuals to consumate a marriage

Francis Cardinal George said that it was impossible for two homosexuals to consumate a marriage
Cardinal George’s sister, Margaret said that she was surprised that her brother went so quickly.  She said that he, himself thought that he would last longer. Apparently, that wasn’t God’s plan. As civilized folk, we’re loathe to speak ill of the dead.  Instead, we lionize, deify and extoll them. If I’m being pressed for the... Read more »

Robert Bates murdered Eric Harris in Tulsa, Oklahoma and told Matt Lauer it could happen to anybody

Robert Bates murdered Eric Harris in Tulsa, Oklahoma and told Matt Lauer it could happen to anybody
Robert Bates, the 73-year old auxiliary policeman who shot and killed an unarmed, subdued man said that it could happen to anybody.  Really? That photo up there shows Bates staring defiantly into the camera as his two idiot daughters bob their heads up and down in tune with their father’s hollow assertions.  Matt Lauer, too... Read more »

FOX News says video was doctored, South Carolina man was actually running toward police officer

FOX News says video was doctored, South Carolina man was actually running toward police officer
FOX News has released a report this morning that the video of North Charleston (SC) Patrolman Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott in the back as Scott was running away from Slager had been altered. According to analysts at FOX, Mr. Slager was running toward Patrolman Slager, causing the officer to draw his gun and fire. ... Read more »
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Religious freedom, voter fraud and the destruction of the American family

Religious freedom, voter fraud and the destruction of the American family
If I was Andy Rooney-I’d be dead.  But if I were him when he was still alive, I  might ask, “Did you ever notice how much time certain people spend fixing problems that don’t exist?” Voter fraud in national elections is virtually non-existent.  It either doesn’t exist or it is so meaningless that it should... Read more »