On Weekend Edition on Sunday, July 18, commentator Daniel Shorr spoke of the sameness of the news lately. He offered a fill-in-the-blanks version of current headlines. To honor his commentary, I have re-created his do-it-yourself news using HTML forms… number of people were killed today in Select One suicide bombing roadside ambush sniper attach in Select One … Continue reading Choose Your News
Reagan is dead, and so are politics in Greenville County. The idiot incumbents seem to be going back in. As for Reagan, I’m amazed (although I shouldn’t be) at the number of people that want to deify him. He will be remembered as a great president, not because he truly was great, but because others thought … Continue reading Reagan is Dead
What can I say about the Super Bowl that hasn’t already been discussed ad nauseum in the media? Janet Jackson flashed a boob on national TV. So what? Happens all the time on European TV. Here’s the “so what”: the boob flash was part of a half-time stunt where Justin Timberlake was supposed to rip … Continue reading Super Hype
I never thought I would spend this much time contemplating Strom Thurmond. I didn’t dislike him. His earlier views were the product of a racist South, the same South that I grew up in. I don’t condone his actions, but it seemed that he changed with the times, as obviously I changed as I grew … Continue reading Strom is dead.
…technically, I think it blows, but whatever. I seem to have more than my share of degeneration towards chaos. All three vehicles need repair, my office is a paper-laden wreck, and the roof of our house is still shingled with pollen. The rain exacerbates the situation. I have always been fascinated with office supply stores. … Continue reading Entropy Sucks …
Last Saturday I opened the newspaper, and to my astonishment, there was a letter to the editor from one Thomas E. Taylor in Piedmont, lamblasting Jesse Jackson. While I concur with a good portion of his letter, I fear to think how many of my colleagues thought that was me! I actually got a hand-written … Continue reading “It must be a Thursday. I never could get the hang
…and taketh away. Being a couple of DINKS with no reasonable deductions, we had to fork out ‘way too much to help finance George Jr.’s experiment in empire building. (So much for the political career.) So, as I fume about giving the feds so much, we just finalized plans for the new deck and hot … Continue reading “The Tax Man Cometh”