The Monday Memo

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. ― Dalai Lama

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Judge Greg Pinski
  • Bill Maher
  • Andrew Luck
  • Little League World Series
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S Truman

It’s the last day of June – summer just got real!

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Mega Millions, Andrew Luck, preparedness funding, campaign funding, unemployment, beer, American airstrike, drunkest cities, Barry Beach, most patriotic states, Michael Phelps, and much more!

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Autographs

Last Sunday the Denver Broncos visited Kansas City and whipped the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium 17-9. So far this season the Chiefs have one win and 10 losses, and they are currently the worst team in the NFL.

Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards which included two touchdowns and one interception. Chiefs’ running back Jamaal Charles carried the ball 23 times for 107 yards. Dwayne Bowe caught four passes for 41 yards.

After the game, the showers, and the interviews, a local television station (KCTV 5) caught Charles and Bowe acting like groupies waiting outside the Broncos’ locker room. Charles asked for Manning’s autograph, and Bowe asked to get his photo taken with Manning. They were both smiling and giddy when they were caught on video. Charles said the autograph was for his mother. He later posted a video with his mother showing the autograph and saying his mother wanted him to get it for his brother. Maybe it was for Christmas.

Nonetheless, the request for an autograph and photo is being talked about on sports shows and across the web. Continue reading