Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Plug For My Cousin's Blog

My cousin, Joan, does a blog (runs in the family) which is poetry.  Now I tend more toward the "There was an old man from Nantucket" version of poetry but I do give her credit for keeping her poems short. Her blog "A Holding Place" is here   http://aholdingplace.com/

The Farewell Social for Chief Hal Saylor and Lt. Robt Remo

Since The Laurel Star has hired Tony Russo, the Delmar coverage in that paper has greatly improved.   He seems to be at just about every event in Delmar.  I stopped by the retirement farewell social at the VFW this past week for Delmar Police Chief Hal Saylor and Lt Robert Remo. It was well attended and was a well thought out event.  The town is honored that both Hal Saylor and Robert Remo have served them well over the past three decades and they will missed.  As in any small town the long time police employees know the secrets and skeletons in the closet of a large number of people in town, so with  their retirement next month  those people can breathe a sigh of relief.  Tony Russo was also at the event so I expect we will see photos in the next edition of the Laurel Star.

Just a comment and Congratulations to Lauren - one Fast intern


“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their pleas is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.


Needless To Say I Do Not agree with the decision.  Once again it is an insult to the majority of Americans


I did however learn about an interesting system concerning court decisions and the method used to get that decision to the press.  This was picked up from "I Rarely remember"   at
   http://sokkasquokka.tumblr.com/

LET ME FURTHER ELABORATE ON THE HILARITY OF THE BEST AMERICAN POLITICAL PRACTICE TO EXIST, “THE ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE INTERNS”: 

RECORDINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT. SO WHEN A DECISION IS MADE, COPIES ARE HANDED TO MEMBERS OF THE PRESS INSIDE THE BUILDING IN A PRESS ROOM WHO THEN LEAVE THEIR ROOM TO HAND THE COPIES OF THE RULING TO THEIR INTERNS (WHO AREN’T ALLOWED INSIDE THE PRESS ROOM) 
AND THEN THE INTERNS HAVE TO DELIVER THE COURT RULINGS WHILE THE JUSTICES ARE ANNOUNCING THEIR DECISION INSIDE THE COURTROOM ITSELF. 
SO THE INTERNS RUN THROUGH THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING FROM OUTSIDE THE PRESS ROOM TO OUTSIDE, ACROSS THE PAVED WALKWAYS, AND DOWN THE STAIRS OF THE COURTHOUSE AREA INTO THE BROADCASTING PRESS PEN IN THE STREET
AND ALL ARE RACING TO BE THE FIRST TO DELIVER THE COURT RULINGS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE BROADCASTERS WHO ARE WAITING TO GO ON AIR

PICTURED IN FRONT IS YESTERDAY’S INTERN WINNER LAUREN WHO SAID SHE “JUST LIKED TO WIN” WHEN SHE PULLED CLEAR AHEAD TO DELIVER THE OBAMACARE RELATED DECISION. 

KEEP IN MIND THE DECISIONS READ ON THE BENCH ARE POSTED ONLINE A FEW MINUTES LATER SO THIS WHOLE PROCESS CURRENTLY EXISTS BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO WAIT THAT LONG. 

TRULY A GREAT AND HILARIOUS AMERICAN TRADITION. 

 This with more information is also shown here http://www.ijreview.com/2015/6/353033-the-2015-running-of-the-interns/

Lauren, a Masters of Journalism student at the University of Missouri