Monday, February 27

Monday Randomness

I was deeply distrubed over the weekend to hear about the death of 81-year-old actor, Don Knotts. We should demand to know why he died on FRIDAY, but the public was not informed until SATURDAY! To me, this speaks to the Knotts family's penchant for secracy and deserves a full investigation. It should also remain a top media story for at least three weeks. How can anyone think about national security or domestic issues until this vital question has been properly addressed?

In other news... I have a younger brother who attends Western Michigan U. and was asking him about his classes the other day. One of his classes is called "Global Studies" and he acknowledged that it's not much more than a Bush-bashing frenzy. In another class (I think it's some type of social science class, can't remember the name), his prof. informed him that children in America are no longer allowed to say the pledge of allegience in school anymore. We got in a big argument about this one, in which I pointed out Mr. Newdow's failure on that issue and attempted to convince him that his prof. was a liberal whack-job who was wrong about this. He's also taking U.S. History, 1865-present... I'm scared to think what he's learning in that class... And if his economics prof. is anything like the others, heaven help the future of our capitalist system...

And for our Olympic roundup, the U.S. can be proud of its athletes. This year, they finished second only to Germany in medals. Was pretty disappointed in NBC's coverage, though. If people didn't wake up and turn on the TV at 8:30 Sunday morning, they missed the gold medal hockey game. That was the highest-profile sport in the games (after figure skating), with professional athletes playing, and aside from the bronze game on Sat. afternoon and the U.S.-Sweden game the weekend before, we did not get to see ANY hockey! (unless we played hookie from work, which us good capatalists don't like to do...) Luckily, I did happen to catch the third period of the gold medal game --congrats to Sweden! In correction to my earlier post, there are FIVE Red Wings on Team Sweden and all three of their goals in the final game were scored by Red Wings. Let's hope that luck stays with those Swedes through the Stanley Cup playoffs...

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