Hard work and love of country--it'll do it to you every time. Thank God for our lazy, unemployed America haters.
Maiello: Defeat the Press
Wolraich: Obama at the Gates of... Gates
The Rapture is coming tomorrow. Tomorrow at 6 PM three percent of the citizens of the world will be swept up and deposited in what they hope will be God's loving arms. The rest of us can look forward to five months of tribulations, until October 21, when a worldwide catastrophe will take place and we'll all be gone.
I'm pretty sure I won't be included in that three percent tomorrow. In fact, I'm so sure I'll still be here, I bought two Powerball tickets. The drawing is at 7 PM tomorrow night -- a full hour after the scheduled Rapture. It's up to 92 million dollars so I'm thinking if I'm going to have to be living in tribulation for five months it would be nice if I could do it in style for a change.
Well, okay, I guess you've heard the big news of the week--the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden. Most of us thought the whole operation was pretty impressive--the stealth helicopters, the brave Navy Seals, the efficient execution of the world's worst enemy--it was all good. But for ex-presidential candidate Donald Trump it was the worst news possible after a really, really horrible weekend. First, on Saturday night he arrived at the White House Correspondents Dinner thinking he was ther [Read more]
Thursday, April 28 10 PM: Is anything else going on these days besides the Wedding of the Century, The marriage of Katherine ( Kate) Middleton and William (Will) Mountbatten-Windsor? (This time the wedding of the century really is the wedding of the century--the century is young and until another big wedding comes along this is it.)
Today is Earth Day. Ever since 1970 we've been setting aside April 22 to celebrate the birth of the earth. (It also happens to be Lenin's birthday but I promise there is absolutely no connection. I only mention it because some subversive with a tea cup is sure to bring it up, and I want to be able to say I got there first.)
My pal Jan started this yesterday on Facebook with a "Hooray! Hooray! It's Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day". I'm shocked that I didn't know about GCSD. I love those things! But when Jan crabbed about her favorite sammich getting the recognition it so richly deserves for only one day, I wondered what I could do to make her feel better.
Here it is!
FRIDAY FOLLIES: Maine again. Gospel Teens, Homeless Artists, and all that's Rich
Oh, man! Maine's rookie Tea Party governor, Paul LePage can't get a break. He's still getting all kinds of flack for taking down those nonessential murals showing nothing but the damned hoi polloi, but on top of that, he got word that 63% of the mural was paid for by a Federal grant and the Feds aren't looking kindly on his hotshot actions. Seems he broke an essential clause in the contract that clearly stated he was supposed to notify people and give them a good reason for pulling those murals from those walls, and then those essential people would have to agree. So if the Feds demand their money back at current market value, which would be higher now with all the attention, it's the taxpayers who would have to foot the bill.
But once again, Big Business demands the action and the taxpayers get stuck. Life just keeps imitating life. [Read more]
Elizabeth Taylor was the most beautiful human being on this earth for so many years you had to wonder if her not-of-this-world violet eyes didn't have something to do with it. Because, honestly, who else on this earth ever had violet eyes? But beyond her beauty, she had something else that most incredibly pampered child stars never had: an ability to look outside herself and see the other half of the world. She worked tirelessly to bring attention to HIV/Aids, bringing honest assessments and putting human faces on a scourge that others chose to ignore because it was only a "gay issue" and didn't affect the rest of us. Except it did, and she showed us  [Read more]
Normally I'm not that thrilled with loudmouths from New York but with Anthony Weiner I make the grand exception. When he gives up his Good Fight gig in Congress, he could take over Late Night and give Leno and Letterman big time runs for their money. Here he defends the already puny government funding of NPR by talking about my favorite Car Talk guys, Click and Clack.
Okay, this was the week of Charlie Sheen. He was all over the place (in more ways than one) and actually set a Guinness World Record by opening a Twitter account and getting a million followers in 25 hours and 17 minutes. (Thereby giving some credence to his semi-delusional "Rock Star of the Planet" claim.)
This week DARPA unveiled its newest entry into the spy game, the Nano Hummingbird. The teeny, tiny $4 million prototype flew around a parking lot and then through a standard-sized door, all the while showing us on a small screen what it was seeing through its teeny, tiny eyes. The hope is that it can be used for reconnaissance and surveillance without anybody noticing, as it zooms in at eight miles per hour and gathers info we might find useful.