Framing the Dialogue

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Cutting For Sign

cutting forOriginally published in 1993, author William Langewiesche took an in-depth look at the United States-Mexico border.  As is typical of Langewiesche’s work he immersed himself into his subject.  He returned to an area in which he had worked as a bush pilot.  This story touches on many hot button issues like illegal immigration and drugs, but the author goes much deeper and gives us a glimpse of the lives of many of those nameless people and tells their side.  We learn of their desires to improve their lives and you might be appalled to read about their treatment on both sides of the border in Cutting for Sign.

Parsimony – Boeing Blast

In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…

First the headline…

Drug raid nets dozens at Philadelphia Boeing factory

…and the story

PHILADELPHIA — Federal agents on Thursday raided a Boeing [second mention of their name] plant that makes military helicopters in a Philadelphia suburb and charged more than three dozen people with distributing or trying to get prescription drugs, among them powerful painkillers. [remember that the Obama Administration’s Labor Department has an ongoing dispute with Boeing]

Finish It – Volume 1

This series is a variation of the game you play with your fortune cookie by adding the phrase “in bed” after your fortune.  In this case the headline will be displayed followed by the phrase that should follow.  I hope that you enjoy.

Ahmadinejad says Iran may end enrichment…

It’s just cheaper to buy it from Russia

Texas ed board adopts resolution limiting Islam…

Council on American Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) promises to sue and that heads will roll

Feds join fraud case targeted at Mayo

Miracle Whip could not be reached for comment

View From The Couch

h1n1I know that the title gives the impression that the view is from a couch potato, but that is not the view.  I spent the last week confined to the house getting over the flu.  My doctor believed that it was H1N1, but did not bother to run any blood work since the results would not be available until after I was cured or dead.  That is not a quote, but the reality.  I’ll have to admit that it was the worst flu that I have experienced, but the deaths that I have read about all seemed to be caused by the secondary issues.  My condition settled into my chest and that is what my doctor treated.