Last week: An Obama masked rodeo clown seems to have topped the news with his being banned for life from more rodeos and Oprah was not to be showed a $30,000 plus purse while in Europe, are on the top of the news. I would suppose DC clowns on vacation are truly missed.
Looking ahead: Egypt could be the fuse that will be lit to destroy decades of attempts to bring peace to the Middle East and North Africa. This revolution could spread throughout the area with ramifications to Europe. The United States had better wake up; democracy does not always bring the best results. Hitler was elected.
Last week: It is a sad state of affairs that the Mayor's race in New York City has gotten so much attention. There was a time when we elected people for their statesmanship and willingness to serve with ethics and care. Some of those running today are explaining conduct that would have made our forefathers cringe. Who is addressing the many challenges facing our communities and talking about creative and bold ideas to improve our daily lives? I think it is time to step back and reassess what we want of those who wish to serve.
Looking ahead: There was a very unique movie on Syfy a week or so ago. It seems to have been a cult success. It even got the attention of major national news. You've got to give credit to a cheesy movie about sharks flying from a tornado munching on everyone within reach. The film was so bad I wanted to turn it off, but like so many around the nation, I had to stay with it. If you really want to see it, or if you even care, just watch the last several minutes. Biology class dissections will never be the same.
Last week: The Zimmerman trial will continue to dominate the news no matter what the verdict. All eyes are on Sanford with strong feelings on both sides.
Looking ahead: The IRS will continue in news until most, if not all of the facts are out. The George Zimmerman trial will be front and center off and on for the next few weeks.
Last week’s headline: The travels of the President has failed to make news that would have knocked the IRS scandal off the top of the news. The Miami Heat did however send both items to page two.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun