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The [Wednesday] Papers

I have some top secret government work to attend to today so there won't be a proper column. The column has gotten short shrift in the last week or so due to various distractions and attempts at scheme-hatching, sorry! As always, I direct you, dear reader, to @BeachwoodReport for real-time commentary on various goings-ons. I know it's not the same - for better and worse - but it's the best I can do right now.


I feel like I'm always apologizing for not giving you bastards more for free than I can manage. It's really just a recognition that I can't always live up to the standards I've set for this site and to which we were once much closer to meeting. It pains me. And there is so much work to be done, so much bullshit and tomfoolery in both the media and political worlds that needs to be exposed. Above all, as I've written repeatedly, there is a huge quality issue in journalism. And it's about to get worse right here in Chicago whether Michael Ferro survives or Gannett succeeds. Either way, readers - citizens - will lose.


Bogan High Grad Supports One Of Navy's Most Verstatile Combat Ships
Meet Christopher Edmondson.


Now, you may be saying, Steve, if you call me that because no one calls me by my given name, they just sort of say, Hey, or, Rhodes, though some friends in Minneapolis use to call me Dusty and some in Chicago Tuffy, but you may be saying, Why do you reprint Navy press releases? To which I say:

I love these. They remind us that the military isn't a faceless monolith - it is comprised of real human beings; human beings who have lived among us and, God bless, will live among us again. And it's fascinating to learn of their roles on their ships and so on, even if only in brief. It's not a political comment at all - it's not meant to support militarism or patriotism (which is a concept I'm not too fond of, as it veers too close to exceptionalism for my tastes) or anything like that. It's just to recognize the real people from our area who are serving. There are still wars (that I'm not too fond of) going on involving American troops. Let's not forget that.



I usually don't share posts here from my personal page, but these are getting a ton of response this morning.





The Beachwood Tip Line: Before it's too late.


Posted on April 27, 2016

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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