I just want to comment on a few recent events:
Beginning on the National Scene, when it was suggested that America halt incoming flights from Ebola-stricken nations, the Obama Administration refused, stressing how this could hinder relief efforts. Then, upon learning that relief is traditionally flown FROM our nation TO these countries, the Administration retracted its statement - but too late. A blistering New York Times piece had already reported the awkward exchange, featuring it within the Gardening Section, wherein I learned the importance of restricting hazardous air travel and prepping my lawn for winter.
All this reminded me of when Ron Paul voiced concerns over how a border fence could be used to keep Americans in. Months later, his supporters insisted he lost the GOP primary due to a conspiracy. I actually love Ron Paul...but...dude.
Checking in on Entertainment, my wife Cori and I just went to see "John Wick." Excellent film. In his usual low-key, understated fashion, Keanu Reeves (who could play a corpse in low-key, understated fashion) portrays an ex-hitman bent on bloody revenge after his dog is killed.
Was this a movie? No, it was a video game. Dropping like flies, virtually every body which appeared on screen was instantly dispatched by our sulking hero, making Reeves the first public figure since Barack Obama to raise awareness of the word, "trillions." Men died, women died, nuns, cameramen, some guy who was getting coffee for the cast - for one 20 minute stretch, the studio saved money with a rapid succession of cardboard cut-outs from a military shooting range, flipping them through our line of sight.
Do I recommend this film? Yes I do. In fact, all wives should see "John Wick," as it will help them "relate" and "connect" with what constantly occurs in their husbands' minds. Several times, I held Cori's hand, whispering, "I think we're making some real progress here." At one point, I even opened up, whispering, "I feel close to you right now, because we're sitting next to each other."
Our marriage is better from watching this movie, and yours will be, too. I give "John Wick" one trillion stars.
In Sports, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has now thrown 192 straight passes without an interception. Though still far from breaking Bart Starr's team record of 294, Rodgers has topped Brett Favre's personal best of 5.
Update: In a scathing response, Brett Favre insists he actually threw more passes without an interception than Rodgers - just not in a row.
Back in the News, the Obama Administration is tightening White House security after a knife-wielding malcontent breached its perimeter. Proposed improvements include increased manpower and a fence. When asked why such measures are not deployed along America's southern border, an Administration official noted how this was budgetarily unfeasible, since such a fence would have to be "really big."
This official was the "Fence Czar."
Ron Paul has also weighed in, remarking how a White House fence could conceivably be used to keep people from getting out. On this, Ron, we all agree.
Build the fence.