‘Least visible issues on Martha's Vineyard’:
Is there such a thing as a ‘least visible’ issue on Martha’s Vineyard? The most covered town/tract of land in the Commonwealth gets more P1 treatment
, this one over health coverage for the ‘rural’ island’s maids, landscapers, waiters, dishwashers, handymen and others serving the most affluent of society who now get subsidies from the rest of us to make sure their summer playground functions properly. ... What next? Another ‘vanishing lifestyle’ story about Nantucket? The summer’s not over yet. Expect at least three more articles about the ‘pressing’ needs of the islands.
‘The world will soon rediscover the true magic’:
The word ‘rediscover’ suggests something was lost. The word ‘true’ suggests something was false beforehand. Pretty much sums up the modern Olympics
, which start today with a world-record collective yawn. ... Hub Blog’s not-so-original idea: Strip out half the sports and reemphasize track-and-field events that measure humans’ most basic physical endeavors: running, jumping, throwing, lifting etc. ... In the spirit of linking sports and sex (see post below), I admit to truly appreciating the artistic nature of watching in context Bikini Ball, otherwise known as Beach Volleyball, a commercialized TV offshoot of Volleyball. But is it really an Olympic sport?
‘Redolent of events in April’: Ugh.
But who am I to armchair general the U.S. Marines? They’re being armchair-generaled from Baghdad -- though the Shiite shrines were always the main psychological/propaganda obstacle heading into the offensive.