Although I wonder about the political nature of the Senate report on torture and subsequent comments, no waterboarding means no waterboarding. – no ifs, no buts, and no rewriting and no reinterpretation – no means no. What part of “NO” don’t Washington and the political hacks understand? On the other hand, I’m against indictments and trials for high-level decision makers.
As Congress continues to deliberate a bill to fund the government, all the other stuff attached to the bill is more confirmation of why Washington has a low approval rating.
With gas prices falling, I suggest that if they were rising, it would be President Obama’s fault.
My heart goes out to Filipinos as they deal with the Typhoon Hagupit.
Recent community-police incidents have brought the need for improved community-police relations and interactions. In order for improvement to occur, and instead of quickly pointing the finger elsewhere, it starts with everyone taking a deep look into the mirror at themselves.
Although it was sad to see a university disband it’s football team, which centers around the madness of the money chase by college athletics. But as in life, competition is fierce, and with competition comes casualties … all because college athletics has sold their integrity.
Speaking of college football, the Big 12 has only itself to blame for not getting a team in the final four, and TCU and Baylor didn’t help themselves with their nonconference schedule. In other words, I suggest some inward reflection. Then again, maybe this conference desires to make less money and become the perennial Cotton Bowl host.
Last Saturday was the last home for the University of Cincinnati football game at the professional Bengals stadium, the temporary home during on-campus renovations. I look forward to return to games on campus. They played this 82-second video to the crowd toward the end of last week’s game, which the crowd appreciated. After all, Nippert Stadium is a unique venue in the center of campus. (past post)
Saturday is the big day for my 2014 holiday party. Doors open at 3 AM (Eastern US) … and remains open the entire weekend. Santa visits around 3 PM Sunday, so hope you return to visit Santa and tell him your holiday wish.
Visit the Banned Toys Museum to discover if you had any of top banned toys. Of the Top 10 and the Honorable Mention, I only had two. How about you?
I’m currently reading Bill Nye’s new book – Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation – thus expect a book review in 2015.
Yesterday’s Life: The Musical delivered another fabulous set of music. With so many songs available, maybe the future will give us Bummed: The Musical. This was Act 14, and for those wondering, the current plan involves 3 more acts, so it will carryover into 2015.
The front page of Thursday’s Wall Street Journal included an article about being Noodle Ring Day – and that made me smile.
The next Saturday Morning Cartoon post will wait until 2015.
To lead you into The Onion, see this unexpected collaborative business marketing effort.
On This Week’s Headlines from The Onion
- Royal couple spent the $36.21 Queen had left over from 2010 US visit
- World’s oldest woman pleased that every other human on earth when she was born are now dead
- Michelle Obama reassigned to Department of Agriculture after butting heads with the president
- Area theater has strict rules against bringing in outside movies
- Stressed-out CVS back to selling cigarettes after only 3 months
- Pope rummaging through Vatican basement for plastic nativity scene figures
- High school band director spends 85% of rehearsal hammering in dress code for holiday concert
- (Visual) European map before World War I
- Columnist David Ignatius on using paranoia as a weapon
- The lonely Isaac Newton
- A good Cincinnati story from the inner city
- Lawyers and the Supreme Court (Thanks Elyse)
- Nine flatulence facts
Your Weekend Celebrations
- (Fri) Lost & Found Day, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, Ding-a-Ling Day, Gingerbread House Day, Ambrosia Day, Poinsettia Day, 12-hour Fresh Breath Day, Day of the Virgin Day
- (Sat) Violin Day, Day of the Horse, Tic-Tac-Toe Day (Naughts & Crosses Day), Pick a Pathologist Pal Day, Cocoa Day, Gingerbread Decorating Day, Shareware Day
- (Sun) Monkey Day, DNA Day, Candle Lighting Day, Choral Day, Bouillabaisse Day
Here’s another 2-fer from two big-time pop piano players to send you into the weekend. The first is an extension of Life: The Musical’s recent act, while the second takes us back to a 1969 rock opera. Have a safe weekend and in the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.