Do not omit Chuck Connors from today's Rushmore. He had a better career as The Rifleman back in the black and white TV days of my misspent youth but he was also a professional athlete in 2 sports.
He was a journeyman big league baseball player for the Dodgers among several other teams but he also played professional basketball for the Celtics and the Rochester Royals, helping them win the 1946 championship. No, he didn't cure cancer or help the cause of world peace but he was a hero to a lot of us back then with that fast firing Winchester carbine of his.
"And the sad sack who killed him is now on the government dole as we pay for his medical care in jail (and he needs much)."
Richard Manning, Gallman's executioner, died before his case could come to trial. His case was "abated by death." The county probably paid the cost of his care after his arrest up till his death if there were no other resources, responsible parties or insurance that were liable for those costs.
"I'm delighted, Ms. ANA JIMENEZ, that you and Senator Corker have volunteered to fight in Syria."
Me too and I think they should take Dick Cheney, who had "other priorities" during the Vietnam War, and all of the other chickenhawks with them.
My choice for the biggest winner of the weekend is the SEC Network. Some of the cheesy ads remind me of the old Jefferson Pilot days but the features were interesting and the games well called. However, Tim Tebow's debut was at best a charitable "C."
Regarding your comment on red letter sins in every profession; "In politics it's very little."
See the results of the 4th congressional district race to verify the wisdom of your words.
You nailed it, Clay, absolutely nailed it. Hands Up! Don't Shoot!
“When you ask the right questions, you get good answers,” she said.
No, Ms. Sharp; in Chattanooga, when you ask the right questions, you get more lies for answers. You have exposed some of those lies by asking the right questions and taxpayers are in your debt, rather than the developer's.
FDR was right. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Well, that and spiders.
Dude deserves every penny of the 8 mill. As he stated he has seen prison violence and been a part of prison violence, losing part of a finger in one incident. And the dude was innocent while all of that was happening to him. How can he not deserve the higher judgment?
To put it another way, would you swap places with him for the last 21 years knowing that at the end you would get 8 million dollars? I know that I wouldn't. How has your life been for the last 21 years compared to his?
Your Rushmore of impersonations is missing one who is deserving but was before your time. Vaughn Meador simply nailed JFK; so much so that the president was asked about Meador's impersonation during a White House press conference. Meador's career, and a lot of noble ideals, died in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
Another comedian deserving of impersonation mention was David Freye. He did a dead on impersonation of Richard Nixon in a spoof called I Am The President that was hilarious. Again, these were before your time but they were as good as Tina Fey's Palin or Carvey's Bush 1.