The long-anticipated (or long-dreaded, depending on your perspective) racial abuse trial of Chelsea center back John Terry commenced in London this morning, and already my ambivalence is mounting. For those unfamiliar with the case, Terry stands accused of calling Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand a … brace yourselves here, tender American reader … “fucking black cunt” in a match last season. In the US such behavior, if proven, would get you fined, ostracized and probably suspended. In the UK, however, it’s actually illegal, and while Terry faces nothing more than a fine if convicted, it certainly won’t do his reputation any good. Continue reading
This time last week Colorado was enduring epic wildfires and “Fire Danger: Extreme” seemed an understatement. We were seeing temps in excess of 100 degrees and one day the humidity dipped as low as three percent. So much for the “earth is burning” portion of the show. Now we’re three or four days into the great floods foretold in the Old Testament. Three weeks ago I posted a couple of pictures from movie night on the Elitch Theater lawn. Here’s one of them, to refresh your memory.
Here’s that same lawn a few minutes ago, after a few hours of positively biblical rain this morning. Continue reading
Note to liberals: Stop saying “I seriously considered moving to Canada.” It sounds stupid (because it is), it’s not true, and it’s only providing hope and encouragement to the right wingnuts.
“I seriously considered moving to Canada.” Really? Did you travel to Canada, look at houses, check out schools, apply for a job? OK, did you start reading a Canadian newspaper or buy books on Canada? Did your “serious consideration” involve anything at all except saying that one silly phrase?
Didn’t think so. Continue reading