Move along, nothing to see here: The chairman of Alabama’s Perry County Commission has been indicted on felony and misdemeanor counts of voter fraud in connection with both the primary and general elections during the midterms, officials announced Wednesday. Nothing to see, this is an isolated case and could not possibly happen on a national election.
A sad Good-Bye: Lisa Marie Presley the singer whose blues-tinged voice carried across three albums and only child of Elvis Presley, died on Thursday at the age of 54. I remember the joy the world felt on her birth, and now I share its sorrow. She, and her heritage, will be missed.
You don’t need a degree: Michigan School District Superintendent Robert Shaner threatened to sue a local official for releasing a photo of grade schoolers pole dancing at a local night club during a recent school outing. The school says the kids were having lunch at the club when the dancing took place. May as well give them some real-life experience before graduation.
From the BEE: Male M&M’s everywhere rejoiced after the announcement by Mars, Inc. that the female M&M’s are getting their own bag. The male M&M’s hope this change will finally give them some much sought-after peace and quiet. So, now we have to be careful with our candy pro-nouns?
The stupid burns: In 2010, Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson, a member of the Armed Services Committee, was questioning Adm. Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific fleet at that time about a force buildup on the island of Guam. Willard said that it was anticipated that there would be 8,000 more Marines deployed to the island. “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,” Johnson said. In 2014, Johnson was voted “Most Clueless” by congressional staffers. Johnson has gone right on being the most clueless congressman on The Hill. After the story broke about Joe Biden keeping classified documents at his old office at the Penn Biden Center, johnson smelled a rat. “…things can be planted in places and then discovered conveniently. That may be what has occurred here. I’m not ruling that out. But I’m open in terms of the investigation needs to be investigated.” Yep, that’s what we need running the country.
How about: When you see/hear a new candidate running for public office, realize he/she is going to represent you. Just a couple of things to ask or look for; Military Service, do they have any; Low-wage work, have they ever done any; Start and run a business, have they ever; Ever Lost a job, for any reason. These things form an individual. Far too many “representatives” in our .gov have none of these experiences.