LMN 8-15-14 Believe it!
by Lisa Mason
posted Aug 15 2014 8:04AM
Watching the news, I’m starting to wonder when we walked through a time portal and returned to the 1960's. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon yanked the St. Louis County cops command of the Ferguson riot scenes, and replaced them with the Highway Patrol. "Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, all there for the world to see. This summer I hear the drumming, 2 dead in Missouri." The protests over the shooting of Michael Brown have calmed since the Highway Patrol took over and I think that's just sup-pu-per, troop-pu-per.* Don’t worry about the cops who were replaced though -- they can always get new jobs as Nazi storm troopers in World War II recreations.
With relief packages from the US, thousands of religious refugees in Iraq are escaping the onslaught of the extremist group ISIS aka ISIL aka IS.** They’re escaping into Syria, which is like jumping out of the frying pan into a hotter frying pan that’s on top of a different frying pan. Even with this, President Obama says the situation in Iraq is “improving” due to US help. Yeah, everybody is LEAVING. Obama just had his “Mission Accomplished” moment.
A Chinese phone company has announced that the name of their new phone will be the "Nana." Nothing says cutting edge of technology like naming a phone after your grandmother.
And a few things you need to know …
On this date in 1939, the Wizard of Oz premiered. . It was a Toto success. In honor of its 75th anniversary, the first half of my morning show today was in black and white.
Woodstock opened on this date in 1969. The tricky thing about Woodstock: if you were there, you probably don't remember you were there.
Major League Baseball is considering playing some regular season games in Europe. It may be time to take out some insurance on all those stained glass windows.
There's a 200-pound butter sculpture of "Field of Dreams" star Kevin Costner on display at the Iowa state fair. They should have done it in margarine. “I Can't Believe it's not Costner!”
Why so little news today? Because I’ll be with the Eagle tonight at the Alice Cooper concert and A) need a nap B) need to find something to wear. Welcome to my nightmare!***
*Gratuitous ABBA reference.
**Please decide on what the heck you’re called.
***It’s a song, Mom and Da.