Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
A couple of items in Eric Alterman's column in the most recent The Nation reinforces my decision to visit the televison news programs only in my weak moments: The most frequent guest on Meet The Press in 2009 was Newt Gingrich, who got away without challenge with "In the Obama administration, protecting the rights of terrorists has been more important than protecting the lives of Americans" and on ABC's Good Morning America Rudy Giuliani said "We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we've had one under Obama," and George Stephanopoulos did not follow-up.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I have to say that I've entered a phase of skepticism about this President. This does not mean I've stopped supporting him. He's the best thing going so far, and I would be very unhappy with his failure. But I am not truly impressed by his performance so far.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I think this hurts all of us, no matter which side we are on. If you think Congress is bought off and in the hands of the big corporations now, you ain’t seen nuthin yet !!!
This is our Supreme Court at work !!!
I would like to know what you all think – I am sending this to all my politically interested friends, right left and in the middle. Maybe I am making too much of this -----
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Officials at Duke Unvetsity said three members of the North Carolina school's football team are facing felony firearm charges. Duke officials confirmed freshmen players John Drew, Kyle Griswould and Brandon Putnam were charged with felony possession and discharge of a weapon over an incident on campus last weekend, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer said Monday. Police allege the three football players were connected to several gunshots fired near a Duke residence hall early Sunday morning.
When asked to elaborate on his statement last year that, ''we
participated in things that were clearly wrong, and we have reasons
to regret'', Mr Blankfein was not inclined to revisit this subject,
except to acknowledge his firm ''contributed to elements of froth in
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
"I am glad Pat Robertson is out there keeping us straight about God's handiwork."
Pat Robertson Haiti Comments Spark Uproar - CBSNews
Controversial Preacher Says Haiti Suffered Earthquake because of `Pact with the Devil`
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
What a great honor it has been to wake up here in Florida, which is costing us money!, only to discover that sleet has fallen. It can be seen on the roof next door. Now they tell us this is the most prolonged cold spell since the 1980's. What a thrill to be here or this historic event.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I don't understand the controversy over Gilbert Arenas.
He's the man who carried his guns into the NBA locker room. The guns evidently got shown around, maybe pointed, maybe used as threats. It's a little hard to figure out what happened when the news has to be strained through sportscasters and other hired mouthpieces whose job it is to deceive and obfuscate.
What's wrong with guns? Yes, I'm serious. Everyone knows that entrepreneurs in America need armed protection. We are talking about people who are among the top 1% in income in this country. They're logical targets of the poor and downtrodden who have to pay $75 or more for a ticket to look at their muscles and observe their massive talent to toss a big ball. These gentlemen go into dangerous places like basketball locker rooms which are peopled by thugs who will, under the best of circumstances, often maim and attack each other even right there on the basketball floor. Imagine what could happen in the confines of showers and lockers where the public eye does not watch. And how many of those people in the stands are armed? I believe statistically we expect about 1/4 of them to be carrying.
How can a basketball player protect himself if he hasn't the ability to shoot it out with some malcontent who doesn't approve of the call, or the foul, or the errant "shot".
But, really, in this case, no one actually got shot. Carrying guns in this country is perfectly legal. Showing them around is perfectly legal. In most cases, firing them is perfectly legal. Al's well that ends well, eh?
And as for the morality of the situation? Hey, Arenas doesn't kill people. He's not a criminal. He's a star. The police should concentrate on capturing the real criminals and leave the ordinary law-abiding thugs alone.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Two kids, I have heard, were shot on New Year's Eve by falling bullets. One died. Just wished to send my good luck wishes to the Italian child still in the hospital after undergoing life-saving surgery here in Florida. Soon you can go home where visitors are a bit safer.