just some…

random thoughts for the day:

1. today marks 20 years since the Hillsborough Disaster and 97 since the loss of Titanic.

2. Al Sharpton is an idiot. “voluntary Coast Guard” my ass. the pirates off the coast of Somalia are not concerned with mariners’ safety or enforcement of maritime law; quite the opposite, actually. perhaps Reverend Sharpton needs a dictionary. oh, and they’re not privateers, either. they are affiliated with no functioning state, they do not hold letters of marque and reprisal, and they have not been injured without cause by the navies of any of the powers they are attacking. they are pirates, pure and simple: persons who rob or commit illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea.

3. something about Amazon’s explanations for the current flap stinks. i don’t shop at Amazon much anyway, but this kind of stuff torques me off. they have every right to sell or not sell whatever products they see fit – but they do not have the right to prevaricate and lie to their customers and authors. which is what it seems they have been doing for a while now.

4. on a much happier note, today is Jackie Robinson Day! 62 years ago, Jackie Robinson first donned the number 42 as a Brooklyn Dodger – ending segregation in Major-League baseball. the Riverdogs are playing this evening; if you’re in Charleston, why not head on down to the ballpark tonight? today looks to be a great day for baseball, and there’s no better way to spend Jackie Robinson Day than at a game.

5. in case you missed it, today is also Tax Day.

6. Sculpture in the South is coming up soon (May 16th and 17th). this year’s event is the 11th annual show and sale – there’s plenty of room for volunteers (contact askus@sculptureinthesouth.com if you are so inclined), and students get in free. hope to see y’all there.

7. boy, there’s lots more that has happened lately or is coming up. the Bridge Run was fun, the Wholly Cow century ride was fun, Carrotmob Charleston was fun, Kulture Klash is this weekend…

i’m sure i’m missing a ton of stuff. but get out and enjoy yourselves! it’s great weather for it…

quote of the day:

“What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.” – Thomas Paine


2 Responses to “just some…”

  1. Marinkina Says:

    Пора переименовать блог, присвоив название связанное с доменами 🙂 может хватит про них?

  2. Ferinannnd Says:

    Как хорошо что удалось отыскать такой замечательный блог, и тем более отлично, что есть такие автора толковые!

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