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  •  Hiya, Ed...What a week! Thanks for the update for (6+ / 0-)

    "Winner of the Week"...I think Bill might have to make an exception and include him next week!  Imagine what two hours working at DQ really means, even at the end of summer!  What a great kid!!

    As for the losers, I have to agree with azblue...Aaron Alexis could've been LoTW, except he was so obviously mentally ill.  Tragically so.

    I went with "more than one" even though my first choice was the execrebale  Rep Phil Gingrey (R-GA), who cannot manage on a paltry $172K a year.  I'd like the chance to try! And for doing as little work!!  He tied though with:
    Former Halliburton employee Anthony Badalamenti for abuses against Mother Earth....
    Racist Twitter users upset at the winner of the Miss America pageant and
    NBC analyst Chuck Todd....because he keeps. pissing. me. off!!!

    whew.!!  Thanks for a great meander down memory lane!!


    We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

    by The Marti on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 09:45:30 AM PDT

    •  In a different forum ...... (4+ / 0-)

      ... I opined that NBC has proven the validity of the Peter Principle via two employees.

      David Gregory was a decent reporter for NBC ... even earning a put-down from George W. after Gregory dared to ask French president Jacques Chirac a question in French ... and in France, even. But Gregory was promoted and .... has been all downhill from there.

      I recall being very impressed by Chuck Todd's ability as a data analyst (especially during election season) .... but he too, after being promoted, showed his inabilities.

      "We should pay attention to that man behind the curtain."

      by Ed Tracey on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 10:28:07 AM PDT

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      •  Sadly, I think you're right. But Chuck Todd has (2+ / 0-)
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        been getting more and more annoying of late.

        His latest failure just really got my goat.  Add to that another of my pet peeves....the use of "more importantly" when he obviously meant "more important" and it just made me want to smack him on the noggin with a grammar book.

        Mind you, I am far from perfect in that regard.  But I am not a paid journalist for a major news organisation.  My writing here is almost always in the vernacular, or in "MartiSpeak" or in LOLCAT!  He is paid far too much to be such an arrogant ass with no grasp of proper grammar.

        OK, kiddo, rant over. :-) He just really got to me this week.

        That said, there have been plenty of happier things to make the world a sweeter, kinder place.  The kid from DQ tops the list.  The kids from DK are on it, too.


        We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

        by The Marti on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 10:59:04 AM PDT

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