There has been much attention focused on the tragic death of James Foley here in Milwaukee. Foley had local ties, being a graduate of Marquette University. He paid the ultimate price for doing the job of a good journalist.
The indictment saga will play out and the merits of the case will become more clear. But, hey, I couldn’t resist this gag.
Perhaps it’s just the law of unintended consequences, but this struck me as a particularly glaring case. We armed the Iraqis and are now facing Isis wackos who are fighting us with the very same weapons we sent to the region. It’s almost like “fast and furious” goes to the Mideast.
Now that the heavy-handed police response has been replaced by the highway patrol, things seem to have ratcheted down. The moral seems to be that if you equip the police like soldiers every protester starts to look like an enemy soldier in an urban battlefield.
All the adulation and success in the world were not enough for Robin Williams to go on living. It’s a sobering reminder of the power of this psychological demon.
The horribly botched rollout was duly covered by the media, but its subsequent successes are getting far less–or no–attention. The media has moved on to the next shiny object that grabs its eye.
I don’t have any experience with ebola–thank God–but I have tangled with skin cancer a few times. The growth in the number of Americans who’ve developed the disease is enough to make you never want to leave the house without a hazmat suit. Overkill? Perhaps.
The old “Gray Lady” goes green. It’s amazing how dramatically attitudes toward same sex marriage and marijuana legalization have changed. Like, head-swiveling fast.
Like this guy needs another thing to juggle….
First, both sides are at fault in this conflict. But Israel is the side funded by U.S. dollars and that professes to be trying to avoid civilian casualties. Its bombing of schools and hospitals is horrifying to see and morally repugnant. And, yes, Hamas betrays its own people when it continues rocket attacks that it knows will result in deadly retaliation that will Gaza’s children.