LMN 6-2-14 It's already JUNE??? How?
by Lisa Mason
posted Jun 2 2014 7:00AM
Happy Primary Eve! Do you open your ballots tonight or in the morning? Elections always make it dicey to go online: “Wow, your Facebook rant about politics really changed my mind and my vote,” Said no one ever. Unless you’re crazy, please vote tomorrow! If we do it right maybe there won’t be a run-off so we won’t have to sit through more annoying campaign ads. Isn’t it odd so many candidates say they’ll solve the unemployment problem if we’ll just give them a job?
This week we bid adieu to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, White House press Secretary Jay Carney and VA secretary Eric Shinsheki. Some people might refer to THAT as the Triple Crown. I haven’t seen so many hit the door at once since a nightclub riot.
Seems like there are larger troubles to tackle, but … facing more pressure than ever before from American Indian groups to change the name of the Washington Redskins, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder tried to take the high road by saying, "I just hope all the Native Americans enjoyed the blankets I sent them on Columbus Day." Apparently, the Redskins have just received a letter from another very powerful group demanding that they change their “offensive” name. But, first I have to confirm the letter with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The Shelby Humane Society wants to find thousands of pets new homes. RIGHT NOW. The goal is to save 1200 pets over the next 3 months. This effort is part of a national competition called the 100K-Challenge, the winner will receive $600,000 in much-needed funding. The challenge runs through august – with special discounted rates and fees. I believe EVERYONE deserves the joy of waiting all day for your pet to go potty so you can go to the grocery store without worrying about them. Hey! You know what you call a dog who can do magic tricks? A Labracadabrador!
Utah high school officials are still catching flak for photo-shopping student's yearbook pictures because of a dress code. If you think that's bad, at Boko Haram high school in Nigeria, the yearbook staff put over a thousand student's heads on other student's bodies. Not photos... actual heads.
And a few things you need to know …
On this date in 1896, Marconi was given a patent on his new invention, the radio, after being caller number 10. It didn't really take off until he invented the radio station.
They were probably drunk at the time, but it was on this date in 1851, Maine became the first state to pass a law prohibiting alcohol. They were also the first state to have "unhappy hours."
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones turns 73 today, although he's looked it for years. You know what makes Charlie Watts look so good? Standing next to Keith Richards.
Now that Resse's Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies are out, Michelle Obama says she doesn't know which part of the cookie to complain about first---the delicious chocolaty outside, or the yummy peanut butter filling in the middle.
I’d like to thank Sir Edmund Hillary for being such an inspiration for my show today. I just offered my chief engineer at the station 5 Gitmo detainees if he’ll release control of the thermostat. I’m posting this from my car where it’s warm.
And … The US knocked over Turkey 2-1 in the World Cup warm-up! Meanwhile, Australia might just have the worst World Cup draw ever. They have to headline against defending world champions Spain and 2010 finalists the Netherlands. The Aussie’s manager is already prepping hard for the matches: he bought himself a new TV with the Soccer Channel package. Yep. Futball jokes. Here they come.