Wednesday, August 28, 2013

KO in the First Round

Keith Olbermann is back.  He's back on TV (espn2) and he's back to his roots as a sports guy.  He is so good.  Seriously, he is really funny. We're in for a treat every night at 10 for as long as it lasts.  And, with Keith, you never know.
But, maybe this time he'll stay for awhile because he seems to be having such a good time.

Gone is the Edward R. Murrow complex.  Gone are the rants, substantial as they were.  Just watch him describe a baseball game, fans in the stands and all.  Keith has turned his permanent disillusioned eye into fast paced hilarity.

Tonight he's having John McEnroe as a guest.  I'm thinking of that game where you imagine who you would love to sit next to at a dinner party.  If I ever found myself between these two guys, I'd just keep quiet and let it all wash over me.

I'm going to have to change my biorythms to stay up.  Oh well. don't they say that new habits are good for you?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Big Frisk

New York's Stop and Frisk policy has been declared unconstitutional.  It is considered "racial profiling" because it targets blacks and latinos.  If the law is to be preserved it has to be administered more "across the board" by, I guess, expanding it to other groups.

Mayor Bloomberg says the judicial ruling is bad for New Yorkers.  He says the police go to the "high crime" areas.  I think he is a bit narrow in his thinking about "high crime."

I suggest that an ideal place to expand the policy is in another "high crime" area: Wall Street.  If the police stopped and frisked the suit and tie crowd, I bet they might find some of those infamous hundred dollar bills used for sniffing.  Of, if the frisk included opening a briefcase or two, there might be some of those highly touted worthless investments, or even a phony mortgage or two.

Most of the people stopped and frisked so far were innocent.  A few were sent to jail.  Since no one from the Wall Street crowd has yet been sent to jail, the police could immediately improve their record.

When it comes to Wall Street, we've all been frisked.