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    Archive for September, 2015

    Meyers

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    A referee in a professional soccer match in Brazil pulled a gun out during a game last week because he was tired of being treated poorly by players and coaches. And then out of habit, several players fell down and pretended they had been shot. China is now home to the world’s longest glass bottom […]

    On Stalin

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    Presented without comment: “Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. He was simple, calm and courageous. He seldom lost his poise; pondered his problems slowly, made his decisions clearly and firmly; never yielded to ostentation nor coyly refrained from holding his rightful place with dignity. He […]

    Conan

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

    Justin Bieber says he has three or four albums he hasn’t released yet. Bieber says, “You have until midnight to meet my demand.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

    Could everyone do me a favor? Be careful when you use the conjunction “as.” I just saw this last Sunday: “The Big Ten is making a comeback, as they have not had schools in the top two of the rankings since back in 2006.” That’s terrible, simply terrible. It’s insipid stylistically and screams, “I can’t […]

    Monday

    Monday, September 28th, 2015

    Miscellaneous Rambling Okay, I’m a bad Catholic. I wasn’t able to muster hardly any enthusiasm for Pope Francis’ trip. I was looking forward to it, but then I turned on the EWTN coverage when he arrived. I saw him shaking hands and smiling with President Obama, the architect of a health insurance plan that has […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, September 26th, 2015

    The Meditations: Confessions of a Roman Opium-Eater? I doubt it, but it appears the last of the Good Emperors liked a bit of opium: Ten Historical Figures Who Used Opium. Marcus Aurelius was never a physically strong man. However, being emperor of Rome, he was expected to lead his army. Because of his frailness, he […]

    Friday

    Friday, September 25th, 2015

    BYCU Michigan got a new Liquor Control Commissioner a few years ago. I don’t know him, but he seems to be doing a lot of things right. Although I still dislike dealing with liquor matters because it’s a morass of absurd restrictions created by special interests and a web of what I call “bureaucratic common […]

    Meyers

    Thursday, September 24th, 2015

    New York City plans to deploy an extra 6,000 police officers to help guard Pope Francis during his visit. It’ll be the most protection a Catholic has ever used. President Obama this morning gave Pope Francis a sculpture of an ascending dove made with pieces of the Statue of Liberty and wood taken from the […]

    Don’t Crowd Me

    Thursday, September 24th, 2015

    I went to my local high school’s first home football game last month. Afterwards, I was exhausted. I mean, absolutely exhausted, like I had lead around my shoulders. I’d had a hard week at work, but the level of exhaustion was something else. I realized the next day that I frequently have that feeling after […]

    Meyers

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

    Dr. Ben Carson defended his comments about Muslims being unfit for the presidency, and posted on Facebook that he believes Sharia law is the central tenet of Islam. While most people on Facebook believe “Sharia Law” is a show about a black lady judge. A pair of Ohio teens were caught this weekend using a […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

    This reminds me of the old joke: What’s the definition of Cleveland? Answer: Detroit without the glitter. Content Marketing World invited John Cleese to speak at its annual conference in Cleveland. Cleese came and provided some advice, but not without first commenting on the host city: Cleese took the stage looking a bit shell-shocked as […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

    Uber is cool. For those who aren’t aware: Uber is a service that allows individuals to offer other individuals a ride in exchange for a fee. Drivers and riders connect through a phone app, which also conveys what the fee will be. The fee goes up during bad weather and other inopportune times for drivers […]

     


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