Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Sanctity Of Private Property, 2007

Or, The Milk of Human Kindness on Long Island: Bellmore teen saves 3 from icy canal Newsday, Feb 19, 2007: Thomas Rosati… did an extraordinary thing — dashing barefoot from his home to rescue three brothers, ages 8, 10 and … Continue reading

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“I’ve Been Driving This Beach For Years”

Here’s a golden oldie, from my days at Fire Island: an era when cell phones were still a novelty. “My truck is stuck on the beach!” The voice was shrill in the phone. “Near the water’s edge- and the tide … Continue reading

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If You Hear It From PEER

…check their sources, my dear. My new friend, Ranger X, has unearthed additional nonsense spewing from the fax machines at the misnamed “Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility,” otherwise known as, “the Khmer Rouge of the environmental movement.” His post is … Continue reading

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People Do Foolish Things In Parks

…all the time, but this may take the prize: Rescuers save tourist from icy fix at Niagara Falls AP, February 12, 2007: NIAGARA FALLS — A Polish tourist was rescued from an icy spot near the brink of Niagara Falls … Continue reading

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PEER Strikes Out

The news reports were suitably horrifying this past December: park rangers at Grand Canyon were under strict orders to dodge visitor questions about the canyon’s geological history. Why? Because the theocratic Bush administration wanted it that way. Too many of … Continue reading

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The Saddest Place I Have Ever Been

The battle of Verdun was among the most horrifying of all the many terrible battles of the First World War. This happened by design: the German commander, General Erich von Falkenhayn, had concluded that the only way to win the … Continue reading

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Putting Rex Grossman’s Half-Million In Perspective

There’s been quite a lot of head-shaking over the news that Rex Grossman got his little self a $500,000 bonus for handing the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis Colts. However, since 2001, George W. Bush has been raking in nearly … Continue reading

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Now, Will Everyone Please Shut Up…

…about Peyton Manning and the Super Bowl? I’m no Colts fan, but man did I get tired of that manufactured story. Congratulations, Indianapolis. And let’s see a Packers victory next year.

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Visions of Glory

Most little boys dream of what it would be like to attain that one moment of glory during the big game. When I was a kid, it all seemed so vivid: Okay, folks, an entire season has come down to … Continue reading

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