Bag of Randomness for the First Day of February 2017
While I’m not a supporter of President Trump, I’m going to give him a little credit with announcing his Supreme Court pick during prime time because it has gotten people interested in what’s going on with their government. However, I’m not a fan of him flying in both judges and making it similar to an episode of ‘The Bachelor’.
“Next week on . . . The Justice . . .
After last night’s announcement, the White House launched a new Twitter account – @GorsuchFacts – Judge Gorsuch will be fair to all regardless of their background or beliefs. This is exactly the kind of #SCOTUS Justice @POTUS promised. #JusticeGorsuch
It’s weird how the public is always on “death watch” when it comes to the Supreme Court and the type of “celebrating” that goes on one dies.
Gov. Greg Abbott said in his State of the State Address Tuesday that he is ordering an immediate state hiring freeze to pare spending. But the hiring freeze includes a public safety exception that includes Child Protective Services.
I posted a video yesterday of Tom Brady tearing up when talking about how his father is his hero. That got me to thinking how the term “hero” is overused or misused. I’m throwing out the disclaimer that I respect all firefighters, police, military personnel, and the like, and they should be commended for what they do. However, I’m not sure if we should automatically say they are heroes because they willingly chose those paying professions and putting themselves in harm’s way is an expectation, if not an obligation or requirement – they want to do those sort of things. Though I guess there’s an argument to say just choosing to be in those professions may be heroic. Well, it all reminded me of a ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ segment which aired back in December about the Carnegie Hero Awards. A definition of “hero” was provided, and I like how it distinguished a hero is under no obligation.
While lots of people think they know what a hero is, Mark Laskow, chairman of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, has a particular definition: “It’s a person who’s under no obligation to act, leaves a place of safety, puts himself or herself in serious risk of death or major injury to save the life of another human being.”
The TICKET is once again broadcasting from the Super Bowl.
The morning show, in an under-rated bit, has gotten Chris Berman to say “Roman Polanski” while interviewing him for the last 14-year straight years. It all started with some talk of Bill Romanowski and Berman somehow confused or mixed-in the director’s name. I’d love for them to have a real sit-down interview with him and play those recordings from the past 14-years and see if he realized he’s referenced the name “Roman Polanski” so much.
He’ll also gulp between 100 and 130 pills throughout the day, depending on what his feces sample, his consultants and his body are telling him.
If this were postgame, though, he’d start an IV of 50 grams of vitamin C and five of glutathione to fight what he calls the “massive amount of stress” he puts on his body.
What ever happened to Rick Reilly, people used to always talk about his articles?
In a tribute to the show ‘Arrested Development’ and how Buster Bluth has always referred to the Army as just “Army”, Craig Miller is only referring to the Super Bowl as simply “Super Bowl”. I think I’m going to do the same this week.
Air Force loosens flight suit sleeve rules – The Air Force is allowing its pilots, navigators and airmen who wear flight suits to roll up their sleeves whenever they’re not on in-flight duty, according to a new memo.