TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
Tue., June 30, 2009, 8:09 a.m.
As the new day dawned fresher than fabric-softened sheets, I endeavoured to ponder the stars for the deeper meaning of life, but the blasted sun blotted them from view. Epiphany postponed, I turned to the commenters here at A Matter of Opinion for insights into...
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
Fri., June 26, 2009, 9:23 a.m.
Anybody lacing them up this weekend? Haven't done a Hoopfest since the injury of 2000 in a game against KREM-2. Apparently, the achilles tendon shrinks as you get older. Remember to stretch.What's on your mind today?
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
Wed., June 24, 2009, 10:39 a.m.
He was a deeply disturbed man. Now we have a president that is from a mixed race couple. We've come a long way.Nixon reacting to Roe v. Wade: "There are times when abortions are necessary -- I know that. . . . Suppose you have...
Wed., June 24, 2009, 8:42 a.m.
I guess it's appropriate that the missing South Carolina governor would be in the land of The Missing. He disappeared for four days. His staff said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He was in Buenos Aires. Strange.What's on your mind today?UPDATE: Yet another politician...
TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
Mon., June 22, 2009, 3:13 p.m.
Federal grand jury indicts Officer Karl Thompson, who was the first officer to arrive at the Zip Trip. And this just days after the city said it was Zehm's fault.Two charges: Unlawful use of force and lying to investigators.Thoughts?
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
Tue., June 16, 2009, 9:33 a.m.
I've been reading about the Napoleonic wars and came across an anecdote about a British sailor named Robert Jeffery, who got in trouble for stealing rum and was dropped off on a Carribean island and left there. After several years, the captain who ordered him...
Tue., June 16, 2009, 9:25 a.m.
As happened on Glenrose Prairie, some residents in the Indian Trail area across town are upset by plans for a youth baseball facility in their neighborhood. The arguments are familiar: traffic, noise, lights, vandalism. Are the planners dense and insensitive that they keep trying to...
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
Wed., June 10, 2009, 2:01 p.m.
Good ol' Dave Ammons, veteran AP newsman turned flack for the Secretary of State. His blog is full of interesting tidbits, including the following, as stolen by me:Sponsors of Referendum 71, the attempt to overturn legislation expanding domestic partner benefits, have had to design their...
Wed., June 10, 2009, 12:25 p.m.
A man who suffered from a mental illness was Tazed along a Utah highway. He died. His father is in charge of putting together a conference for editorial writers in Salt Lake City, which is how I found out. There has to be a better...
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
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