Other Short Comments on the News
Forget Breaking Bad, the most entertaining bad guys on display today are the members of Congress. But speaking of Breaking Bad, how is it possible that a group of actors, producers, directors, and tech people can keep the secret of how the series ends, while the
U. S. government with all its resources
cannot keep its secrets?
Expect a torrent of criticism from Conservatives about the President talking with the leader of
Iran. This Forum just cannot understand why anyone
would object to talking between adversaries, just how do the critics expect
disputes to be resolved without resorting to massive violence?
Is the most dangerous place to be in
is standing between Texas Senator Ted Cruz and a camera?
And speaking of Mr. Cruz, is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul kicking himself for being less outrageous than Mr. Cruz and ceding to the Texas Senator the title of the Craziest Republican ever?
Does anyone else notice that on a lot of new TV shows the only presence of African Americans is in the role of bosses? On the Michael J. Fox Show, on The Blacklist and on some show featuring Ichabod Crane resurrected from the dead into modern Sleepy Hollow African American men play the role of the boss. But that’s about the only roles African American men have. This condescending tokenism attitude of TV is almost as bad as when the banned African Americans altogether from the little screen.
The ace closer for the
Yankees, Mariano Rivera is retiring.
He leaves the proper image of a regular person, a person who shows up
for work, does it well and then walks off the mound without making a fuss about
other things. What a mensch. New York
With a new Major about to succeed Michael Bloomberg in New York City, one wonders how long it will take for New Yorkers to realize how incredibly fortunate they were to have had Mr. Bloomberg lead the city for 12 years.
A judge in
New Jersey has ruled that because the U. S. government must recognize same sex
marriages and not discriminate against couples who are legally married
regardless of gender, the state of New
Jersey cannot bar same sex marriages as would violate
the state’s Constitution requirement of equal rights because it denies same sex couples Federal benefits. Just another messy legal battle thanks to the
Supreme Court being unwilling to give a definitive decision of marriage
equality, and another positive step towards the day of full equality.
With their lame lineup of new lame comedies and totally unrealistic dramas have the major networks taken a giant step forward towards having only news, sports and awful reality shows on their schedules?
If the Syrian crisis involving chemical weapons is ultimately resolved peacefully with no
military action, is there any way to console John McCain and Lindsey
New York Times columnist David Brooks has taken a leave to write a book. Is there anyway to convince the Times to make the leave permanent?
The NCAA is reducing its penalties on
football program, penalties enacted because the program allowed an Assistant
Coach to sexually assault children. Apparently this is in response to the fact
that this past year Penn State has no known
incidents of coaches assaulting children.
The school must be very proud. Penn