I've started many projects and finished few. My goals for this new venture, or possibly adventure, are few and modest at this time. I recently purchased a Honda CBR250R and I'll try to chronicle what happens as I try to relearn motorcycle riding skills after having not ridden regularly since about 1970. I hope to do a modest amount of traveling or touring, with my first venture planned for the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. I invite you to follow along if you're so inclined.
Also, I'm going to be posting rants, if you will, about religion, politics, so-called complimentary and alternative medicine in addition to anything else that comes along that I find interesting. Please excuse how the format of this blog/website. Though I have many blogs, I'm a neophyte at best in how to properly design them.

Snap of the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Skyline Drive (Virginia), OK, I fess-up, taken on a trip with my Miata.

Yes, We're all Entitled to Our Fifteen Minutes, Aren't We?

June 16, 2012
You folks may have read about the horrible attack on the homeless fellow, described by the press as having his face eaten. Yes, the person who did this was shot and killed by a police officer after he refused to stop the attack.
In our Oprah Society, what happened next?
Yes, you’re correct. The attacker’s girlfriend just had to get her fifteen minutes. And, in typical fashion for us, yes, she needed an attorney. Of course, we might ask, why would someone need an attorney to spend a few minutes on TV to tell what they knew about the attacker?  Yes, you’re correct, there were of course no charges pending for this woman and of course there would be no way for any charges to be brought. But, yes…she needed an attorney.
And, of course, not just any attorney, yes, she needed Gloria Allred. You folks know old Gloria, don’t you? Yes, she’s like that whack-a-mole or what-have-you…in situations that are getting a little press time she pops up. And, in keeping with what you might call our junk society, what program does she appear on? Yes, good old Dr. Drew.
I guess we could ask whether knowing about her relationship with the attacker is news worthy. And, if it would actually give any insight into how something like the attack could happen, yes…it would be news worthy. Of course, we got no insight into anything.
How pathetic, old Gloria is in the studio with old Dr. Drew and the girl friend is across the country in another studio. Terrific. She surely didn’t pay Allred, so who arranged all of this?
Well, I guess this about sums it up; a hack lawyer who pops up whenever there is something out of the ordinary in the news, a doctor who should surely have something better to do than to interview the girlfriend of an attacker, and a woman who sought her fifteen minutes and got it. Was this the trifecta of bottom-of-the barrel pseudo journalism? Seems to be.

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Outside the dealership....

Outside the dealership....
Yes, taking delivery of my new bike, May 17, 2012. The Marsee tank bag fits nicely. It's the strap-on type and you can get to the gas filler by unsnapping two of the straps. It is not in the way; however, it does expand upwards. My rainsuit is strapped to the seat.

OK, I promise to keep snaps of me to a minimum.

OK, I promise to keep snaps of me to a minimum.
Yeah, I know. I look pretty old. Actually, I'm only 25, the years have been tough and they've taken their toll.

Ortlieb Large Dry Bag (Rack-Pack)

Ortlieb Large Dry Bag (Rack-Pack)

I was on the verge of placing an order with Aerostich for Ortlieb saddlebags and decided to see how this bag would work. It’s the large Ortlieb dry bag. It cavernous and holds a whopping 2990 cubic inches. And, no it’s not filled to capacity, I just stuffed it with some clothes. The bungees I happened to have, though if I decide to use this as shown, I’m going to order six ROC straps. The only things that I can think of that I’ll be packing that are damageable or breakable are my netbook and two small cameras. The cameras I can put in the tank bag and the netbook I can wrap in clothes. I know one thing, if I do decide to use this bag I’m going to have to do some stretching exercises, as I will surely not be able to throw my leg over this. Yes, definitely a step-through situation.