Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Playing Dead 
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 
Written by Rob Rogers

Where are the political leaders calling for gun control following yet another massacre by someone using assault weapons? Don't hold your breath. The NRA, like some sort of kryptonite, makes congressman and presidential candidates weak and ineffective.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Despite the stern and ominous warnings from the NRA and the conservative right, Obama never "took away their guns." In fact, he has made no attempt whatsoever to tighten gun control laws. Maybe he should have. It probably would never have worked, given how guns are an everyday part of American life and how strong the gun lobby is in Washington. But make no mistake, guns are EVERYWHERE. That prospect has even affected how I behave, knowing that at any given moment I am around people with guns. I don't want to rub the wrong person the wrong way at the wrong time. It's simply not worth it. And I just don't understand our fascination with the damn things. I just don't get it.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bain vs Bane 
Friday, 20 July 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

"The Dark Knight Rises" hits theaters this weekend. The movie pits Batman against Bane, a villain who first appeared in D.C. Comics in 1993. Rush Limbaugh actually came out and accused Hollywood of creating this villain as a comparison to Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital. Yes, Rush ... and The Riddler was created as a conspiracy to question what's in Mitt's tax returns!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Made In China 
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

Politicians in Washington are upset about the fact that the U.S.A. Olympic Team will be wearing uniforms that were made in China. They say it is "Un-American." Are they serious? Not only does China own all of our debt ... just about everything we use in our daily lives is made in China. Olympic uniforms made in China ... what could be MORE American?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

If you're going to use the express self checkout lines at your local Giant Eagle, then it should be a rule that you at least know HOW TO USE THE MACHINES. If you've never used them before, then use a regular line with a checkout person. When there is a line of folks with just a few items behind you, that is definitely NOT a good time to use the machines for the first time.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I feel like I've complained about this before, but I really cannot stand drivers who go through blatantly red lights. And they seem to speed through them, creating a greater chance of a terrible accident. It seems to be worse at certain intersections in the East End, such as Fifth and Penn.

Also, did you happen to see that over the weekend another great white shark got a surfer? I admit that I'm afraid to go in the ocean. I could NEVER get into the water out in the deep ocean. I would have an anxiety attack. I can maybe wade into the water near the beach until it's up to my knees, but even that makes me nervous. Sharks eat humans. Scientists come up with all sorts of reasons why this happens because the sharks supposedly mistake us for seals, and we're always told that we have a better chance of being hit by lightning or some such rarity. But I'm scared to go in the water, and I admit it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jenny Dell is definitely not in Kansas, anymore.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Why, I think that's Jenn Brown. How did she sneak into Jenny Dell's week in the blog?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This is Jenny Dell at the original Starbucks in Seattle. Maybe you didn't notice the Starbucks in the background. Perfectly understandable.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I guess it's common these days for baseball teams to have attractive "sideline" reporters. For instance, I have recently discovered Jenny Dell, the reporter for the Boston Red Sox. Believe you me, she is no Trenni Kusnierek, former such reporter for the Pirates. Unfortunately, there are no photos of her on Google in a bikini. But there are plenty of photos of her looking quite fetching. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Day 
Tuesday, 03 July 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

As we celebrate our independence from King George III's England, let's not forget who owns us now.

Monday, July 2, 2012

ObamaCare is still alive and kicking . . .

Friday, 29 June 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

The Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts surprised a lot of liberals and conservatives by ruling that the ObamaCare individual mandate was indeed constitutional. Most people watching at home were betting that the partisan court would strike down the entire bill or at least the mandate. Roberts sided with the liberal majority. This is good news for Obama and the 30 million Americans without health insurance.