HB quick hits
I like Charley’s random quick-hit posts
in general – so I’m going to shamelessly copy the format at Hub Blog. Here goes:
-- ‘Massachusetts has that reputation’
- Besides Daniel Tavares, three other Massachusetts ex-cons have terrorized the exact same
Washington county where Tavares murdered two victims last year. Needless to say, they’re not thrilled with Massachusetts in Pierce County. … It makes you wonder how much cons swap post-release travel plans and experiences while in prison. “I hear Tacoma is a nice place to settle down with a mail-order bride – isolated, nice people to terrorize, far enough away for Massachusetts parole officers to think it’s Mongolia.”
-- Not cheering
- I liked this op-ed
about going to Celts game and watching the kids watch the ‘cheerleaders.’ The opening lines:
Do you remember that excruciating moment as a child when you saw your first movie sex scene - and you were sitting in between your mom and dad at the multiplex? You sank lower in your seat, your heart beating fast, just wishing the kissing would be over already.
Now picture the embarrassment in reverse – with parents sinking lower in their seats as little Johnny and Janey eat their popcorn and take in the ‘cheerleaders.’ Hey, I like the Celt cheerleaders. But I don’t have kids in tow at games either.
-- That stumbling Deval
- One week he alledgedly suffers a setback after Obama fails to carry Massachusetts in the Dem primary. The next week he has his best week ever as governor, scoring big on the corporate-taxes and biotech fronts. I guess Sal really showed him.
- A made-for-tabloids story
if there ever was one. … Howie
: “I wouldn’t think of inquiring if his purse is a real designer brand or a knockoff.”
-- ‘The Day of Battle’
- Rick Atkinson’s second book
on WWII is just as good as the Pulitizer Prize-winning first
. The number of Allied blunders and FUBAR situations is astounding. But at least Allied leaders adapted and won the war in four years – unlike certain contemporary wartime leaders who stubbornly refused to adapt and acknowledge FUBARs for more than three long years. The war in Iraq enters its sixth year next month.