May 25, 2007

idea post, will update blog later

Bill Gross
ABC News radio
Fort Drum soldier
Memorial Day



Jesus loves Osama

May 25, 2007

A sign saying “Jesus Loves Osama” outside some churches in Australia drew criticism from the prime minister and religious leaders on Thursday, though they conceded it was probably true according to Christian beliefs.

national Republicans too busy to attend Jerry Falwell’s funeral?

May 23, 2007

Falwell, often called the father of the Christian conservative movement, died suddenly last week at age 73.

Thousands flocked to the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., which Falwell founded 50 years ago, for the funeral service.

No national Republicans attended Tuesday’s funeral, including none of the GOP presidential candidates. All said they were too busy.

Croton police

April 27, 2007

Phil Barone, who sells hand-made saxophone mouthpieces at, says he was questioned last week by police at a post office in Croton, N.Y., after he tried to cash what turned out to be three fake $1,000 postal money orders he had received by mail from a customer in Nigeria. Mr. Barone said his car was searched and that detectives visited his house before they were satisfied that he was not involved in the scheme.

“That was very unpleasant,” Mr. Barone said.

monologue disrupted

April 25, 2007

I don’t think the guy handled the situation great, although he did do better that Michael Richards did.
Whatever happened to “the show must go on”?

Also, I did not agree with the ageist remarks; and I think think that people should stop being mean to Paris Hilton.

Governor Eliot Spitzer wants special treatment?

April 23, 2007

Sanjaya Malakar, the shy, slender, 17-year-old “American Idol” reject, was at his table when a tall, middle-aged man stopped by to ask for an autograph. The boy’s hosts, from People magazine, tried to shoo him away.

“We are trying to let him eat,” they explained.

The man protested: “But I’m the governor of New York.”

And so Eliot Spitzer got his autograph. It was that kind of night. It always is.

Seung Cho’s only social promotion?

April 22, 2007

On campus, Cho had raised some alarms. His professor for a 2005 seminar, renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, found his work disturbingly dark. “He was writing really creepy things,” Giovanni said. Worse, Cho was intimidating other students in the class by snapping pictures with his cell-phone camera. Finally Giovanni decided to ask Cho to complete the course work outside the seminar, in a tutorial with the department head. “I couldn’t allow him to destroy my class,” she said.

At the end of the semester, Giovanni gave him an A- not for talent or effort, but because she feared angering him.

did Seung Cho really try hard to be famous?

April 22, 2007

I heard someone on the radio say that they refused to watch any videos of Seung Cho because “that’s exactly what he wanted”.

But if that’s exactly what he wanted, why would he send the film clips just to NBC and not to more television networks? He could have sent videos to ABC, Fox, CNN and others as well.

Also, he used a slightly wrong address on the package to NBC. If he was so concerned about getting his videos seen, wouldn’t he have used a proper mailing address?

Maybe he used a slightly wrong address on purpose for some reason.
Maybe he choose NBC because he likes or dislikes NBC, or its parent companies General Electric and/or Vivendi.
Maybe the stock market is involved.

family visits and inmates

April 22, 2007

A statewide task force, dubbed Operation Disarm, pools the talents and manpower of law enforcement agencies from across the state, including Det. Marc Gray, an 18-year veteran of the Dover Police Department.

Prosecution by the U.S. government has several advantages instead of cases heard in state or local courts, Gray said. As there are no federal prisons in Delaware, family members must travel out of state to visit inmates.

failed news research

April 22, 2007

Well, I’ve got no important things to report on this.

but you may be interested in this post: