Random Thoughts on Today’s Headlines

Reading through the various news feeds and sources from today I feel like I am in some kind of a time warp. I admit I haven’t been keeping quite as close an eye on the news as I once did, mainly because I was afraid it was going to make my head explode. But today I felt that old familiar urge and here is what I found.

There were primaries held around the US Tuesday and in “The Hill” is a story about two female Democratic candidates winning their primaries for seats in the US House of Representatives. This is the first time this has ever happened in Iowa. I have to wonder if these two candidates will receive the same treatment as female Republican can

didates have in the past.

Along the same lines, Democrats as a whole performed well Tuesday giving the Dems hope of gaining a majority in the House. As the headline from Reuters put it: “Democratic hopes for House control buoyed by voting results“. Do any of these Democrats remember what happened the last time they had a majority on both the House and the Senate with the addition of a Democrat in the Oval Office? Nothing. They got nothing done.

Then we have a story in “The Daily Mail” about a teacher in Philadelphia who was caught taking bribes from students to give them good grades. Amanda Richardson is a teacher of Humanities. Humanities is defined as the study of classical literature and languages. I guess one of her lessons was on the classic language of “money talks”.

Bill Clinton, of the family that just won’t go away, seems to have gotten himself into trouble once again. In an interview on Monday’s “Today Show” Bill was asked :

if he would approach “the accusations differently” if he were president today, Clinton said, “If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t.”

Note that he said “he would approach the accusations differently” but never said he wouldn’t do it again. You can’t make a leopard change its spots.

And finally this from the “Don’t piss off your kids” Department:

It seems the two adult children of Kathleen Dehmlow are still angry at Mom after 56 years. It seems that Mom had left them when they were infants when she decided she would be better off with her husband’s brother. They had the privilege to compose her obituary for all to see.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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