Way to go Luke: Congratulations to Luke Hughes of the Minnesota Twins. Hughes got his first major league start last night at third base and smacked a solo home run in his first official trip to the plate in the third inning. He actually had come up to bat in the second, but Delmon Young was caught trying to steal third to end that inning. The video of the homer is here. The pitching collapsed and made it an otherwise dreary game, but being able to watch that home run made up for it.
Show of Farce: I guess about a dozen police dressed in riot gear made an appearance in front of protesters when Obama spoke in Quincy, Il. yesterday. I don't know, it seems more comical to me than a show of intimidation. That video of them marching in reminded me of when I had to take squads out and do police calls(pick up trash) somewhere around Ft. Belvoir back in 1984. In other words, somewhat amusing.
What's the correct term now? The open borders crowd has insisted on using the term "undocumented immigrants" to refer to illegal aliens for years now. Since Arizona passed their immigration law we suddenly hear all of this talk about "papers", as in the scary and totalitarian phrase "show me your papers." Even the president is doing it. So is the politically correct term now "paperless immigrants"? "Unpapered immigrants"? I'm confused.
Rain, rain, stay a day. Some much needed rain will hopefully drench northern Minnesota today and tomorrow. It's been pretty dry up there lately and yesterday saw the NWS issue red flag warnings for some parts north of here. It would be nice to get some rain while things are still greening up.
Great minds. I guess I wasn't the only one to wonder if Ted Kennedy was spinning in his grave over the approval of a wind farm off Cape Cod. Maybe we could plant a couple of magnets next to him and generate some real power.
More Arizona info. One of the law professors who helped draw up the statute defends it in an op-ed in the New York Times today. I'm still going back and forth on the wisdom of what Arizona has set out to do, but one thing for certain is the histrionics around this issue have been appalling. There are some profoundly unserious and juvenile people with real political and media power in this country. I'm generally not one to tell people to shut up, but really, some of them should just STFU.