The funeral for Councilman James Davis is being held at a church on Classon
Avenue, a few streets away from my apartment. I can hear gospel singing wafting
to me. It sounds beautiful, and reminds me of the service we had for my grandmother
back in December.
The Davis funeral is a big deal. The police were there setting up for the
event yesterday, most likely securing the place for the luminaries who are
no doubt attending this high-profile event. Eyewitness News already had two
TV trucks positioned on the street yesterday. If this funeral is at all like
the one for the slain police detective that was held there several months ago,
several blocks around the area were closed off and turned into parking lots.
I read that Davis lay in state
inside City Hall yesterday, the first time that such an honor has been bestowed
on anyone for more than 100 years.
You'd have to be pretty good at avoiding news outlets to miss the fact that
Bob Hope died. Starting yesterday, there were news stories galore, and we're
starting to see all kinds of retrospectives. I got a strange chuckle out of
thinking back to how someone in the Senate had mistakenly heard Bob Hope had
died a few years ago, and spent several minutes eulogizing him. I wondered
if the same folks paused to double-check their sources when they heard this
Right-wing girls assume the position
I couldn't have done a better parody, but these folks are apparently
serious. They bill their blog as
"a conservative, pro-US, Republican blog by two chicks on the Right side!"
I guess Republican girls just wanna have fun. So nice of 'em to turn a little
(slightly flat) cheek.
You guys are just the best dumbass cheerleaders I have seen in a while.
An entry in the "Our Fans" sidebar.
Check out this
pic from the site, titled "Time for the Voting." Hilarious, right? Makes
fuzzy, doesn't it? I know Charleton would have loved it.