Tuesday's links and comments
From Chicago, we get today's example of why you need to be judicious in deciding what groups to join or support if you're interested in a political career.
Ald. Todd Stroger, the Democratic nominee for Cook County Board president, and the 8th Ward organization he represents have given almost $8,000 to a group that believes blacks should not be taxed and should not be involved in interracial relationships, and which supports the creation of a separate state for blacks. The Nation of Islam splinter group calls for "former slave masters" to provide the land for a black state and 20 to 25 years of supplies for those living there, along with free schooling for black students, who should be taught only by other blacks, its Web site says.
"World Opinion" is Worthless is the title of a column by Dennis Prager.
If you are ever morally confused about a major world issue, here is a rule that is almost never violated: Whenever you hear that "world opinion" holds a view, assume it is morally wrong.Read the rest to get his point.
In Latrobe, last call for Rolling Rock. Latrobe Pennsylvania's second most famous export (only behind Arnold Palmer) Rolling Rock beer will no longer be brewed in Latrobe now that the brand has been purchased by Anheuser-Busch. My guess is the beer will not taste the same being brewed in New Jersey.
Castro's condition unknown after surgery. He could have a complete recovery, but any surgury can be potentially life threatening at his age (turns 80 in a couple weeks). Fidel Castro has ruled the island nation with an iron fist for nearly 50 years. Sadly, I would expect things to get worse there after he passes as the new dictator (Fidel's brother Raul is likely successor) will probably clamp down on political opposition to show he's in charge.
Speaking of Latin American leaders with medical issues . . .
Bolivian President Evo Morales has suffered a broken nose after being fouled by a goalkeeper during an indoor football match.