Daily Archives: January 3, 2016

You’d think Black Lives Matter would be rushing to his defense

Michael Vick

Michael Vick, running from the Hounds of Hell

(Black) sportscaster suggests that black quarterbacks like to run around so much “because they’re used to running from the law”.

He’s drawing some criticism for his analysis, but isn’t that pretty much BLM’s view of the black world? “Don’t shoot!”

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It’s early, but here’s my nominee for woman of the year

Miss Holly Jones, of Indianapolis is furious that another patron destroyed some of the ambiance of her New Year’s celebration.

A customer posted a rant online saying her New Year’s Eve was ruined by a woman having a heart attack.

Holly Jones went online to slam staff at Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill in Indianapolis, after she said staff told her ‘someone dying was important then (sic) us’.

She believed the woman was a ‘junkie’ having an overdose, and criticized waiters for not giving them the service they needed as they went to her aid.

However she was unaware that the woman was in her 50s, and had fallen ill during her meal.

I’ve always considered Mid-Westerners to be the class act our country: kind, generous, calm, but either there’s an exception out there on the flatlands or Holly was visiting from out of state.

Holly Jones

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In this country, we’d already have grief counselors on site

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School will be closed for three weeks while the students are helped to recover

Scotland: Skull of 16th Century pirate found underneath school playground, students are delighted.

The firm which uncovered the skeleton, AOC Archaeology, worked with forensic artist Hayley Fisher to create a reconstruction of the face of the man, who is believed to have been in his fifties when he died.

Laura Thompson, the headteacher of the primary school, said: “The pupils think it’s fantastic that a skeleton was found deep underneath their playground.”

“The archaeologists will hold a special lesson with some of the children about how they have used science to analyse the remains and it will be a good learning opportunity for them.”

Grief counselors, lawyers, and angry Yale students protesting the pirate’s violation of their “safe space”.

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Many people admire Buckminster Fuller’s houses; few want to live in them

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Who wants it?

A double dome out on Long Island wouldn’t sell at $800,000, now the owner has cut its price another $250,000.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Baiting Hollow home is currently going for $545,000, according to multiple listings for the one-acre property. Its initial selling price, which Newsday reported at $799,000, dropped to $779,000 in April, $699,000 in May, $599,000 in June and later $549,000 in July and September, according to Zillow records.

Ten years after its last issue, Stewart Brand,  creator of our hippy generation’s bible, “The Whole Earth Catalogue”, ruefully summed up the problem with hippiedom in general and Bucky Fuller’s buildings specifically: “Domes leak”.

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Tesei shows his petty personality, again

Peter Tesei, Greenwich CT

Little Lord Fauntleroy relaxes at Town Hall

Bob Horton revisits the ongoing dispute between Peter Tesei and Harbor Master Ian Mac millan and as always, Tesei comes off poorly.

In a December email from Tesei to HMC members and other town department heads, Tesei said the harbormaster’s duties do not warrant any compensation beyond the pittance paid by the state. He further defied HMC members to show him a “list of deliverables the harbormaster has provided to the town.” That statement is Peter Tesei at his snarky best. In his mind, Macmillan is Dan Malloy in a motorboat. Tesei knows full well of the hours Macmillan puts in each year. He knows, for example, that Macmillan eliminated the chronic, years-long waiting list for mooring spots by working with marine surveyors to identify dozens of new mooring locations. And that he used state-of-the-art GPS equipment to develop exact maps of every mooring field and mooring location in town.

Bob’s column details the many,many things wrong with the proposed harbor management plan, including rewarding the rich, taking property without compensation, and so on, and you should read the whole thing, but I’m convinced those flaws can all be traced back to Tesei’s petulance.

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I don’t have to create funny headlines, they write themselves

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Newark: Tyrone “Street Counselor” Barnes and friends demonstrate for peace

Fight breaks out at Newark anti-violence rally.

The noon press conference was called by a group of activists led by Salaam Ismial, co-chair of the New Jersey Study Commission on Violence, and Abdul Muhammad, a longtime Newark anti-violence activist. In a release announcing the event, the two said they planned to ask Mayor Ras Baraka to “unleash his quality of life plan in addressing ongoing violence facing Newark residents.”

As the group spoke to reporters, however, a group of Baraka supporters including activist Donna Jackson and Tyrone “Street Counselor” Barnes began heckling and shouting from the base of the steps.

It soon evolved into an intense face-off between Jackson and Muhammad, which then erupted into a skirmish between members of the two camps. At one point, Barnes put his hands around Muhammad’s neck and pushed him to the ground.

Organizers and other participants said the skirmish lasted only a few minutes, and there were no serious injuries.

Newark’s another big city showcase of Democratic rule. They’re all doomed, even if Al Gore’s rising floodwaters don’t wash them away.

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