Too Venal for Words category archive
Tony Norman is not sanguine. Here’s a bit of his article:
At the Las Vegas Sun, Vicki Larson wonders where the civility went.
And, elsewhere in the same paper, sportswriter Ray Brewer laments similar issues in high school athletics.
For many years, my brother has umpired baseball games, mostly for high schools, but also for youth leagues. He gets a little bit of money for it, but he does it mostly because he loves baseball.
He tells me that umpires for amateur and scholastic games are in increasingly short supply and that one of the primary reasons for this is the behavior of parents, fans, and coaches.
The surveillance state is real, fueled, not by the government, but by private greed shilling for sales and by pathetic individuals shouting into their “smart” phones, “Look at me, me, me, me! I’m an influencer!”
Methinks Parmy Olson is unduly optimistic.
Plus, she provides yet more evidence that “social” media isn’t.
The first rule of flight club is don’t tell anyone about flight club.
I guess the motto is, if you don’t take it, fake it.
Instead of not letting you leave, this one follows you around: David Curran tells of taking his family to a vacation rental only to discover afterwards that the landlord had left surveillance cameras in place.
(At the end of the article, he offers some hints as to how to protect yourself against intrusive landlords.)
I know that I am not the only one to notice the irony in the “Right-to-Life” party’s willingness to court infection and death, for school children no less, during a time of pandemic.
Scott Maxwell has more.