The Art of the Deal
Us? Hell no!!
And speaking of "sonsofbitches," I recall that as a kid back in the Forties (gee, that makes be seem ancient), I heard a story about a man who bought a newspaper every day, looked at the front page, and then threw it in a nearby trash can. Finally, one day, the guy who ran the newsstand leaned over and asked the man, “How come, sir, you buy a paper every day, glance at the front page and then throw it in the garbage?” The man quickly answered, “Oh, I’m just looking for an obituary.” The newsstand operator replied, “But sir, the obituaries are way back in the second section of the paper.” Before he could say more, the man interjected, “When this sonofabitch dies, it’ll be all over page one!”
Saint Patrick's Day
Saturday was Saint Patrick'sDay, and while the day indeed celebrates a Roman Catholic Saint, it has a broader meaning in our American culture. The Irish represnt a group which emigrated to theis country in the mid-nineteenth century to excape both famine and poitical oppression. Other groups have come here for similar reasons.
The progeny of Irish immigrants have contributed much to our country particularly in the areas of public service, literature and entertainment. But when a green stripe is painted up the center of Fifth Avenue in New York City, it is not for religious reasons. It celebrates the Irish contribution which along with the contributions of groups such as the Italians, Jews, Greeks, Africans, Latinos and many others have served to make America great.
In the future, the contributions of newer immigrants from Asia, the Middle East and Africa will be increasingly celebrated, that is so long as our government does not forget and ignore what brought thePilgrims to Plymouth Rock and successive waves of immigrants through our "golden door" beside which that lady "lifts her lamp."
Battle of the Tweets
Letter to the Post
Okay, although that's what the letter isn't about, a logical solution would be to ban the kind of weapons these sad cases usually use, assault rifles. Knives are dangerous too, but they cannot be used to perpitrate mass killings. Assault weapons can.