Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Buzzfeed put up one of the best jabs at Hollywood I've ever seen.
"Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst." They then put up a photo of 14 famous stars and a quote of theirs from before 2008 about "no war". They then ask where these people are now that the country is discussing war once again.
Great job Buzzfeed.
One of the 14 got himself off the couch and belatedly offered his opinion late yesterday which of course includes...Bush....but also
Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to
speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being
"A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama," he said.
St Louis has certainly had its share of smash and grab robberies this summer. Forest Park is not the place you want to park your car, odds are the windows will be smashed as thieves working in tandem look for things to steal. The question is why can't these guys be caught, robbing right by the Muni and the Art Museum and the zoo thefts which have happened so many times you'd think these areas would be a priority for either the police or the park security people. I think back a couple of years to the same thing happening in public parking lots outside Busch Stadium which was solved by having constant on duty security during games. Maybe it's time for the park to do the same.
In any event, there are new thieves out there now named 'sliders' who steal purses at gas stations by creeping low by the passenger door while the car owner pump gas. They frog step low and unseen, open the door and grab the purse or phone or whatever is on the seat.
Best advice since this will probably become more widespread security cameras at gas stations or not, is to not have things in full view on a seat when getting gas.
And one runs for mayor and the other for comptroller. The two guys are Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, both of whom have very public personal sexual scandals in their past. Weiner tweeted weird photos of himself to a woman and Spitzer, who was governor, was spending lots of money on prostitutes. Both are favored to win their respective elections.
As you might imagine the webs have been full of jokes about all this, but more seriously, one man asked what a person in NYC would have to do to be unelectable. The answer, truthfully, is "be a republican."
So, to recap: IRS hates conservatives, DOJ's spying on journos, HHS pressuring industry to fund Obamacare and then there's Benghazi.. (Tweet by someone yesterday)
If you haven't heard about the second one it's ok because the news broke just this afternoon. "The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news."
A tweet from Jonah Goldberg: Government is just the word we use for things we do together, like audit political enemies and monitor journalists' phone calls.
The explanations and so called outrage from the White House are sounding pretty thin right now.
Abortion Dr of horrors, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder in 3 of 4 babies and guilty of manslaughter in the death of a woman who died of an overdose at the clinic. Also found guilty of 21 counts of abortion of the unborn, 24 weeks or older.
His defense attorney said, "the “baby problem” was a big factor and the “media was overwhelmingly against” him." The baby problem. Wow.
The jury will return Tuesday to decide on his penalty.
We could wallpaper an entire house with all the tote bags handed out over the years by public/private organizations. We use one or two occasionally, most never. But, they are one of those things which seem a bit too good to throw out so they lay in piles in various closets.
Maybe it's time for some group to come up with some other giveaway for official meetings and conventions.
What news gets emphasized changes by the day, your head turns right then left, then, "look over there." It's hard to keep up, but for today my question has been, "What in the world is a 3-D gun and why is this suddenly all over the news?"
Some how you can make a plastic gun at home using a 3-D printer. No idea how this works but this is making many government agencies angry and are working to put a stop to it.
Perhaps you've heard of one or both of these pranks/hoaxes. The first is mainly an annoying nuisance done by teenagers the second much more serious.
Gallon Smashing. A teen (usually a boy) goes into a grocery store, picks up 2 gallons of milk or juice and proceeds to throw them hard to the floor so that they break. He then pretends to slip and fall feigning injury. Other shoppers run to his aid. Dumb.
Swatting. This has been done to political foes, usually by extremist liberals to conservatives (maybe liberal is too mild a term). Or, it has been done to Hollywood celebrities by who knows who. It begins with someone calling 9-11 ostensibly by the owner of a home which says "I just shot and killed my wife" or there's a hostage situation, or some other horrific thing. The police come, surround the place and, not knowing the innocent homeowner has no idea about the phone call, put the family in danger.
The most recent Swatting took place Saturday night at the Michigan home of Republican congressman Mike Rogers. This is a dangerous game being played.