READING BETWEEN THE LINES
My views on some of this week’s news:
▪ Despite appropriate product warnings, lots of those new, colorful laundry detergent gel pods are going from the supermarket shelves into the mouths of toddlers who mistake them for candy. Nearly 250 tots have suffered from symptoms including nausea and breathing problems; fortunately, no deaths have been reported.
Doctors are concerned. Mothers are obviously inattentive. Tide is adding a child-resistant top to their containers. Lawyers lay in wait.
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▪ Shootings are spiking in Baltimore City.
▪ Selling ad space on Baltimore City fire trucks to raise money to avoid cutbacks and closures is gaining momentum in the City Council.
▪ Mayor Rawlings-Blake is proposing selling ad space on city-owned buildings.
▪ I’m proposing the Mayor and City Council don “sandwich boards” adorned with paid advertising.
▪ Since the City doesn’t have an official mascot, perhaps the Mayor and City Council should consider issuing an RFP for one, complete with naming rights.
▪ The Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion—isn’t that a catchy name!—is meeting in Annapolis to study ways for the State Thinkers to tinker with the expansion of gambling and possibly “allow” a casino in PG County in the next special session.
▪How many special sessions must there be before they are no longer considered special?
▪ John Edwards walked.
▪ I’m hoping Edwards was right when he said God isn’t finished with him…
▪ George Zimmerman is back in jail.
▪ Eighty-four-year old Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison.
▪ In an act of “alleged cannibalism”, a Harford County, MD man, Alex Kinyua, pulled a Hannibal Lechter, and has admitted to carving up Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie and eating his heart and parts of his brain. He’d posted about “mass human sacrifices” on his FB page for months.