November 17, 2012
Re “ Romney blames loss on Obama 'gifts,' ” Nov. 15 Will somebody please let Mitt Romney know that the election is over and he lost? He had many, many months to present his vision for the future, and America (which he might not realize includes women, minorities and young people) rejected it. He should have let his eloquent concession speech serve as his final words. Instead, he spewed a fictitious, bigoted and condescending view of why he lost: It wasn't because he was poised to roll back women's healthcare rights, give tax breaks to the rich or dismiss 47% of the country as takers; it was because young people, minorities and the working class were bribed with gifts and blindly made their decision based on free stuff.
April 14, 2012 |
Barley Pop Bill showed no mercy. Those outlaws were fixing to steal his beer, and he went vigilante, blasting away with his double-barreled shotgun. Not satisfied, he drew his twin Ruger Old Army revolvers and riddled the outlaws with lead. As the smoke cleared, he smiled. Weren't nobody in Orefield, Pa., who'd be taking that brew bucket. Most friends call him Dale Green. Most people also pass their weekends in more sedate pursuits. But Green was spending his Sunday here at Guthsville Rod & Gun Club in eastern Pennsylvania, dressed from head to toe as a gunslinger of the Old West, sharing pistol smoke with 50 others doing exactly the same thing.
July 23, 2011 |
Football media days/daze staged annually by the Southeastern Conference compare to the frenzy of Super Bowl week, with a notable exception: Super Bowl week ends with a game. "This has got to be the largest credentialed media contingent for a nonevent," said Tony Barnhart, veteran multimedia sage of Southern football. The SEC credentialed 1,050 people for last week's gridiron fest at the Wynfrey Hotel. They take their "nonevent" football seriously down here. For three days, Wednesday through Friday, starting with Arkansas and ending with Louisiana State, fanatics of all shapes and allegiances jammed the lobby for the chance to glimpse their heroes.
February 27, 2011 |
My Korean Deli Risking It All for a Convenience Store Ben Ryder Howe Henry Holt: 320 pp., $25 No one in Ben Howe's Boston family can remember the last person who "worked with their hands. " When Howe marries into a large Korean American family, his life becomes a series of contrasts. In an effort to save money, Howe and his wife, Gab, a highly disillusioned corporate lawyer, move into the basement of Gab's mother's house on Staten Island. From here, Howe commutes to his job ?
June 30, 2010 |
If you want to feel like a goodwill ambassador, take a street-legal golf cart for a spin. You'll get plenty of waves, smiles and ride-along offers from wannabe passengers. You'll also get lots of incredulous stares, questions and requests from concerned friends that you call them upon arriving home. At least that was my experience in the week I commuted to work in the Club Car Villager 2+2. The four-passenger Villager is the first consumer-oriented low-speed vehicle, or LSV, from Club Car, the world's largest manufacturer of small, plug-in electric vehicles.
July 1, 2008 |
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama broke the ice on Monday, but both men left it to their spokesmen to characterize their 20-minute chat. "Terrific," the likely Democratic nominee's aide called it. "Very good," said the former president's spokesman. The two Democratic heavyweights spoke on the phone Monday while Obama rode from Kansas City, Mo., to Independence -- their first conversation since Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her exit from the race three weeks ago.