Archive for July 2016
The inimitable Clarice Feldman takes on the Democratic convention with wickedly effective satire. Enjoy.
…the law is an ass, or so the saying goes, but in this case the four justices on the Ohio State Supreme Court are the asses. Whatever happened to common sense?
More people watched the Democratic convention than the Republican, but 4 million more viewers tuned in to see Trump’s acceptance speech than did those to watch Hillary’s. Were more people curious about him than her? I’m not certain what to make of that. What do you think?
I visited Hawaii many, many years ago and saw Kilauea, but the action was contained in the main crater, not spilling over a cliff into the ocean. It was an impressive sight even then, but this is astonishing, and as the article points out, extremely dangerous for anyone nearby in the water.
If someone tossed a bomb in your car, would you simply drive off with it in order to protect others? Most people would bail out and run like hell. A few might be willing to linger long enough to throw it in the trunk before taking off. These two cops drove away to prevent the civilians in Times Square from becoming victims. Fortunately, the bomb turned out to be fake, but the officers did not know that when they took decisive action. Would you be that brace?
Given the way history has been taught for the last few decades, few of you will know that the USS Indianapolis had been on a top secret mission to deliver parts of an atomic bomb in July 1945, when it was hit by a Japanese torpedo in the Pacific Ocean. The survivors were left to be eaten by the sharks. A number of searches have been mounted without success, but now a naval historian has discovered some fresh information which may make it possible to locate the vessel.