“I think honestly, you have to figure that a lot of it is curiosity,” Franken said. “You’ll get people who don’t care about track, and you may attract back people who have quit coming to track. We need a push in the sport. Looks at the context of what I say. Most of the people who are shocked by it are the metropolitan elite; people up here, in the old Boot and Shoe or the Barnes Wallis pub, ask me how I get in the newspaper for stating the blinding obvious. Having been involved in some controversy over gender equality in the past (in 2004, he was accused of encouraging employers to sack pregnant women), he thought he was setting the record straight.
Elephants have these long, continuously growing teeth called tusks that people have been going nuts for since. Well, nobody actually knows for how long. Before plastic, ivory made from elephant tusks was basically plastic. While it’s not unheard of for big money, marquee players to get traded, it’s pretty rare, so the sports world was rightly shocked when the aforementioned McCoy was shipped to Buffalo by Eagles head coach/GM Chip Kelly in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso. Kelly would then move starting quarterback Nick Foles for oft injured Rams QB Sam Bradford in a move that would have been the offseason’s most shocking had it not been for the McCoy trade nine days earlier. After outright cutting wide receiver DeSean Jackson last offseason, Kelly has proven himself willing to make bold moves; whether they net the Eagles their first ever Super Bowl remains to be seen..
The Obscenity Wars were back, but instead of the record industry policing itself and letting consumers decide what to purchase and listen to, the government was calling the shots. Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee was arrested in Georgia for mooning the audience, and a member of Skid Row was arrested in Utah for a particularly vulgar (apparently) pelvic thrust. InJune, a Fort Lauderdale record store owner was arrested for selling 2 Live Crew’salbum, andmembers of the group were arrestedin Miamifor performing songs from it..
My high school friends were just that: high school friends. They were people for me to eat lunch with, go to football games and school dances with, and compare college admissions with. They just happened to be the people I had the most in common with in a place where I didn have anything in common with most people.
That record belongs to George Washington’s nomination of John Rutledge to be chief justice in 1795. Rutledge is the earliest rejection of a nominee (by a 14 10 vote and also the only recess appointment to be rejected). In 1811, Alexander Wolcott was the fastest non justice to be rejected.