Tuesday random links
Today is the last day of May and the first day of the last week of the school year. The oldest kid will be done with elementary school on Friday and is excited about moving on to middle school.
Here are some links for you:
This is silly but funny. Funny and safe to share with kids
I think smoking is a lousy habit but I think frivolous lawsuits are even worse. So this is good news. Widow loses claim for damages from tobacco company Seems that too many people are awfully eager to turn a family tragedy into a winning lottery ticket.
Some people are taking seriously the comments Dick and Liz Cheney made on Larry King Live the other night regarding Laura Bush running against Hillary Clinton in 2008. I'm not going to knock Laura Bush, but that's not gonna happen. She has served well as a classy First Lady. However, that does not make a platform for running for national office. Also, a good deal of her popularity is attributable to her lack of political aspirations.
There are fifteen days until the primary in the special election to replace Rob Portman as the Representative for the Ohio 2nd Congressional District and the race is heating up. Bizzyblog has some biting satire about the Bob McEwen campaign. I think it is safe to say Tom is not supporting McEwen.
What does society do with a 9 year-old killer?
This week CNN celebrates their 25th anniversary. Michelle Malkin has a collection of links regarding CNN's lowlights over the years.
‘Marines don’t stay at home’ (h/t RWN)
While his current team (Detroit Pistons) is still in the NBA playoffs, Larry Brown is rumored to have accepted the job as Cavalier's president. If he shows that little loyalty to his current employer how much loyalty can we expect. Hidden in that story is a line that Danny Ferry may be the new General Manager of the team. Yes, that Danny Ferry, the one obtained in one of the worst trades the Cavs have made.
What are the Indians up to? This headline tells the story. Long road trip will be true test for Tribe Starting tonight in Minnesota, the Indians will play 12 games in the next 13 days -- all on the road, where they actually play better than they do at home. Read the rest.
Help on the way for the struggling offense? Two-time MVP, Juan Gonzalez is expected to join the Indians for tonight's game against the Twins in Minneapolis.
UPDATE: Indians bench coach (and former manager of the Tigers and Rockies) has just been named the new manager of the Kansas City Royals. Good luck Buddy! Except when the Royals play the Tribe.