commented on Rest In Power, Byrdie (1978-2013)
I didn't know Byrdie, but he was the little brother of my friend Mike. Mike was so proud of him and his accomplishments. They and their little brother Tony had a rough time growing up and I never understood how Mike could go through such hardship and stay so confident in himself, maybe more confident in himself than anyone I've ever known. The Watson boys are soldiers, they soldiered on, kept keeping on in a positive way. They are a great example to their friends. This is incredibly sad.
commented on Is This the Conclusion of the Rand Paul Plagiarism Scandal?
Obama used the same excuse as Rand Paul when he was caught plagiarizing a Deval Patrick speech during the primary vs. Clinton, you know, that he should have used an attribution. Like Mr. Constant, the Clintons didn't want to let it go, but seriously, if that didn't matter, why does this? I'm no fan of Rand Paul, but fair is fair. I also remember hearing that there was pretty good evidence that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. got the Dr. in his name by plagiarizing his dissertation. Regardless, It doesn't change my opinion of King and still believe MLK is deserving of his legacy. (even if cheating makes MLK a bad xtian)