I’m a big fan of Blue Bloods, a US TV series about an Irish Catholic family of police in New York City, featuring the Police Commissioner; his father, a former commissioner; his two sons, a detective and a patrol cop, and his daughter, an assistant district attorney – their blue blood runs deep. As well … Continue reading Donald Trump: Maintain the rage until the final tweet
In the streets of Philadelphia where I grew up, if you didn’t get picked to play in a half-court basketball game, you might say: “I’m taking my ball and going home.” Of course, it would have to be your ball, and it would not make you very popular. Well, Donald Trump decided he was taking … Continue reading All I want for Christmas is for Donald to disappear
UPDATE: I am really upset about the way Adam Goodes has been treated by AFL fans who have been booing him ever since he pointed at a 13-year-old girl who called him an "ape," at a match in 2013. He did it to educate her because she did not know that what she was saying … Continue reading Why Adam Goodes IS a magnificent Australian of the Year
WordPress.com wished me Happy Second Anniversary this week, but I’ve actually been blogging for 32 months and tweeting for 56 months. In my first post in March 2011 (http://wp.me/p1Ytmx-a), I explained how I chose the name of my blog from Hunter S. Thompson, the inventor of Gonzo journalism, and how I got into Twitter (http://twitter.com) … Continue reading Twitter Twitter Little Star
Trying to make sense of the week’s news from the Boston Marathon Bombings has been very difficult, to say the least. For those of you who read my previous post, The Boston Marathon heroes: We will remember them (http://wp.me/p1Ytmx-cY), you can see I took the easy option of describing the courage of the first responders. … Continue reading Twitter journalism: Think before you tweet
Dear Lord Leveson (photo left), When I need advice from someone who has the title “Lord” in front of his name, then that will be in my next lifetime because in this lifetime I have had no need of such suggestions from upper-class Brits (I was going to say twits, but I don’t know you … Continue reading Good Lord: Who will judge the tweets?
It was the moment that Barack Obama won the second debate against Mitt Romney in Long Island. The President had answered a question from a member of the audience about who denied enhanced security – and why -- at the US embassy in Libya when the ambassador and three of his staff were killed in … Continue reading Counter-puncher Obama wins the second round as Romney puts down Candy
If this were a three round Olympic heavyweight championship, Mitt Romney would be leading Barack Obama on points. But fortunately for the champion, there are still two rounds to go, and he’s the sort of fighter who likes to win, so he should be able to make a successful comeback. After watching the debate, I’d … Continue reading Obama v Romney: The Not-So-Great Debate