WEDNESDAY JAN. 23:
State Board of Education President Debe
Terhar has made some folks not so happy. She shared a link on Facebook
from some pitiful source who posts things like photos of our president
with the caption “Where’s Lee Harvey Oswalt when you need him?” (their
misspelling, not ours).
issue with the idea of social media has always been that I’ve never felt
that my experiences or the running commentary in my head should define
any given moment in pop cultural history. I hear what I’m thinking 24-7.
In line with the country’s increasing energy usage trends,
statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Agency found that China now
uses 47 percent of the world’s coal; its usage grew by 325 million tons
in 2011. WORLD -1
Patsy looks too young to have a small son. In fact, I didn’t know she did. I
met him one afternoon two weeks ago. I wasn’t supposed to meet him at
all, but I’m glad I was the one who was here to look out for him when he
found himself with no family members around.
We can wake up and be poor,
under-educated and -employed, invisible during the “conversation” around
representation in the rarified air in corporations, education, sports
management and ownership. Meantime, we’re constantly being objectified.
WEDNESDAY JAN. 16: Newport on the Levee has added a new
wrinkle to the movie-watching experience. The seldom-used arcade has
been replaced by MacGuffins Bar & Lounge, which is now open and
serving drinks that can be brought into the movie.
I swear there are days when it would be
best to turn off the television, stay away from computers, the Internet
and smartphones, maybe just remain in bed with the covers firmly clasped
over my head to silence the ignorant noise spewing out of the mouths
(and from the furiously tweeting thumbs) of politicians, commentators
Colorado gun retailer Jax Mercantile has officially halted
sales of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines in the wake of
several mass shootings over the last several months: Company president
Jim Quinlan has “no regrets” about the change, even though it’s angered a
good chunk of customers and reduced profits. WORLD +1
Ohio’s own, U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, told
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “go f— himself” at a White House
meeting last week after Reid publicly accused him of running the House
like a dictatorship. CINCINNATI -2
It’s 2013 already. The rate at which calendar pages blow
past means there’s not enough time to school you on the ever titillating
suffixal differences — which are also cultural and racial — between the
-er and the -a. White folks want to say the word soooo badly it’s funny.