Jim Vance died Saturday. He was 75, my age. For almost 4 years we were professional partners, co-anchoring the news together on WRC-TV (Channel 4) in Washington from 1985 to 89.
Dear Friends and supporters, At my age, I approach each day’s obituaries with high interest, and a mix of sympathetic dread and secret, ignoble, survivor’s triumph. Today I read of the deaths of 5 people who affected my life in some, at least glancing way. 2 of them were sports heroes of my youth; I’ll save them for last. First let me do my worst: 2 folks I don’t mind missing: Hootie Johnson was the driving reactionary force at the…
FREEDOM IS ALWAYS GOOD FOR SOMEBODY — BUT WHO?
For more than 70 years New Yorkers could depend on the WNBC-TV, News 4 New York Reporter Gabe Pressman to be there, wherever news was being made: Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens, the Islands Staten and Long, and City and Hart’s, where NYC’s Potter’s Field is laid.
PTSD is code for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and it’s a code that Matt and many other affected veterans dislike. Their preference is PTSI, Post-Traumatic Stress Injury.
Saudi Arabia banning Qatar for “fostering terrorism” has all the legitimacy of a Saudi denunciation of the United Kingdom for “fostering monarchy.” The Saudi state and its richest and most state-allied citizens have done more to finance terrorism in Europe, the Middle East and Asia than anyone else, including the Qataris.
The pathetic rhetoric of the British Prime MInister Theresa May, “It is time to say enough is enough,” as if the Manchester theatre bombing wasn’t more than “enough” in itself, only predicts worse action.
Here’s a truth, straight from the fable-horse’s mouth.
Overnight, he became a big-time backer of closer American ties to Turkey and its megalomaniac leader.
I like that we have four real seasons here at our Tijeras, NM headquarters. Not that I even pretend to like each of them equally. Winter wears me out. By February, I have cold-fatigue, and start hoping for Spring to show.
On Saturday Night Live last month, Kate MacKinnon parodied Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a wispy Albino Forrest Gump.
The Father of All Bullies.
My Thoughts on MOAB