Bunch of folks visiting today so just a few links for ya:
This is shameful.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society reports that there are 113 living recipients of the nation's highest military award, but an FBI agent said impostors outnumber the true heroes. "There are more and more of these impostors, and they are literally stealing the valor and acts of valor of the real guys," said Tom Cottone, who tracks such pretenders in addition to his work on an FBI violent crime squad in West Paterson, N.J.Catch them an publicly out them.
This is also shameful.
The mother of a U.S. Marine was grieving for her dead son when she found that his savings account had been claimed by the director of the funeral home. It was money that he had no right to and despite a court ruling, the funeral director refused to pay. What's even more puzzling is that he's not just any debtor, he's the mayor of the small town and a member of a City Council that has financial responsibility for the city's budget.He needs to pay back the money as ordered by the court and the city needs to remove him from any position of public trust.
This is just stupid.
For one group of expectant mothers, their due date holds an extra dimension of dread. The prospect of giving birth on June 6, 6/6/06, has prompted talk of spawning devil children on Armageddon day.Guess what folks, it isn't the date of birth which determines whether your child is good or bad. It is how you raise them. Sorry.
Debra Saunders has a different take on the stupid idea of tomorrow being blowing off work day. Officially the supporters of illegal immigration are referring to tomorrow as National Day Without Immigrants Great American Boycott. Personally, I hope the result of the boycott is a collective yawn. If you have been getting a competitive advantage by hiring illegals and not paying all the associated costs that other employers pay to American workers I have no sympathy if your business is affected by the illegal workers not showing up for work tomorrow.
The NFL player draft is being held this weekend. The known quantities went yesterday. The players drafted today will show the difference between the GM's (and their scouts) who can evaluate talent and those who can't. Look for scoring to be lower in the AFC North as the Browns, Bengals and Ravens beefed up their defense in the first day of the draft while the Steelers reloaded with wide receivers. Too early to judge, but the Browns selections seem a little undersized and a bit of a reach for their draft position selected.