"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Monday, February 06, 2017

Federal Appointments and the Abolition of The Filibuster - plus - Is the Washington Post Going to Pass the New York Times?

Charles Krauthammer has a winning piece at the Washington Post on the abolition of the filibuster in Thank God for Harry Reid.

Is this the era where the Washington Post passes the now overly partisan New York Times as the best newspaper in the land? The long-time top journalist Krauthammer would be pleased.

As written by Nat Levy at GeekWire about the acquisition of the Washington Post by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in The Jeff Bezos effect? Washington Post is profitable and set to hire dozens of journalists in 2017:

"While many daily newspapers are struggling and cutting staff as a result, the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post is growing rapidly."

Indeed, we find ourselves reading the Washington Post more these days and the "screeching" New York Times less. Newspapers should just report the news and let the readers do the screeching.... Just sayin'....

Chill It on Trump Over-Critical Hype, Says Jeopardy Celebrity Champ Tom Nichols at the Washington Post

Jeopardy Celebrity Champ Tom Nichols has it right at the Washington Post in Chill, America. Not every Trump outrage is outrageous.

Nichols is a very smart guy so it pays to read what he writes....

As written at the Wikipedia:

"Tom Nichols is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, at the Harvard Extension School, a Sovietologist, and a five-time undefeated Jeopardy! champion."

The Jeopardy bit sounds good and appears to be true.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.

It Ain't Over 'Til Its Over! The Already Legendary Super Bowl 51 - Boston Patriots 34 Atlanta Falcons 28 - A Game for the Ages

It Ain't Over 'Til Its Over!
Super Bowl 51 - Boston Patriots 34 Atlanta Falcons 28
Take a look at the headlines below about a miraculous game
in which the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit:

NFL official online site - Patriots make Super Bowl history

Sports Illustrated - Legendary!

ESPN - Tom Brady is the greatest of all time. Period.

Fox Sports  - Tom Brady passed Michael Jordan as the greatest clutch player ever

Boston Herald - This removes all doubt, Tom Brady is the greatest

Boston Globe - In a comeback for the ages, Patriots beat Falcons in heart-pounding Super Bowl

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - The Falcons lose the most Atlanta game ever
Nunzio Ingrassia @Nunzioforwork at FoxSports.com
The best newspaper headlines from the Patriots’ Super Bowl win

Scrapped headlines of early newspaper editions pronouncing Atlanta as the game winner.

We would say in summary,
the game showed tremendous leadership at quarterback,
there was great team effort on both sides of the ball,
and a great job of coaching on the sidelines!

And, hey, Atlanta did pretty well too, you know.
The game did go into overtime.

Well done.
This is sports entertainment at its peak.
Congratulations to both teams for this show!
Thank you!