Brad is on shore leave, which is why some comments were held up in moderation. As the Lt. Pullings of the blog, I’ve made sure we’re back on schedule and approved some comments. I’ll be monitoring the comments so nothing should be held too long unless it’s something I have to edit or trash. I’m sure everyone will be on their best behavior while the captain is on shore leave. Above is a photo I took of my office all decorated for the Fourth of July holiday.
Here’s a few items to comment on:
Mississippi State ends a 126 championship drought. The Mississippi State Bulldog baseball team won the College World Series last night and delivered the first ever national championship to MSU in any sport. It was a great performance from the baseball team, soundly defeating the defending national champion Vanderbilt Commodores. A feel good story if there ever was one. Huzzah for the boys from Starkville!
Bill Cosby gets his walking papers. In a less feel good story, Bill Cosby was released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the prior prosecutor’s grant of immunity to Cosby precluded any prosecution. So he’s out. Has to be a real punch in the gut to the victim and her family.
Why people aren’t looking for jobs. As an anecdote, I was driving through Hendersonville, NC last week and saw a sign in front of a Taco Bell offering a $1,000 signing bonus to any new employee. To TACO BELL. Amazing.
The Olympics starts in three weeks. It will be interesting to see how Japan handles the big, international event in the context of all the COVID-19 protocols.
Today in History, in 1863: The Battle of Gettysburg started. Hey, it’s an Open Thread, not a news thread.