Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:30 pm

Odds and ends for April 14


We have seen our enemies, and they are weak. Seriously. Relative to us, weak on a world-historical scale.

In Idaho, the batshittery of the right-wing nut jobs carries an eight-digit price tag.

New Mexico has become the second state to ban the civil forfeiture of innocent people’s property. This needs to happen nationwide.

When cops misbehave, body cams are not, by themselves, helpful. The video must be publicly available. D.C. appears headed in the opposite direction. (That issue is still up in the air here in Greensboro.)

Speaking of misbehaving cops, The Baltimorie Sun proves that there are still a few reporters out there kicking ass and taking names.

Researchers have found patterns in then-President Ronald Reagan’s speech that indicated Alzheimer’s disease years before Reagan received his diagnosis in 1994. I mention this not to take a dig at Reagan but to point out that this approach may be a way to diagnose Alzheimer’s in people sooner than has been possible up ’til now.

My friend Louis Bekoe is running for president, and I’ve got to say that right now he’s the best choice out there.

Speaking of running for president, supposed contender Chris Christie apparently will be campaigning on a platform to cut Social Security and Medicare. Unlike Bush 43, at least he’s being upfront about it.

And candidate Rand Paul‘s wife insists that he doesn’t have a problem with women because he has worked with female surgeons. OK, then, if she says so.

Non-local folks, this is particularly for you: The National Folk Festival will be here in Greensboro this year and for the next two years as well. Here’s info. This is a big deal.

Damn. Percy Sledge is dead at 73.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Step one for your friend running for president: If your online presence is going to be Facebook, make it publicly available so people not logged in don’t get this: “This content is currently unavailable” — as we do.

    Step two: Stop cruising the internet logged into Facebook.

    Comment by Roch — Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:37 pm @ 10:37 pm | Reply

  2. FWIW, I’m pretty sure he’s not serious.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:39 pm @ 10:39 pm | Reply

  3. Oh.

    Comment by Roch — Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:56 am @ 7:56 am | Reply


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