The vanquished foe was four emaciated thugs in a lifeboat. We stalled around for a few days while we got our forces in place, waited for an opportune moment and, when presented with that moment, killed the pirates with admirable efficiency. It is the kind of dirty business governments need to do every now and then, and that it was well done speaks more to the professionalism of -- in this case -- Navy SEALs than it does to whether President Obama is fit for office or not.
Some Detroit Catholics are angry that the TIgers are playing baseball on Good Friday, in particular during the hours when Christ is believed to have hung on the cross. While there are those who complain that the scheduling is an insult to all Catholics, no one is calling for laws to ban baseball during significant religious periods. No one is blowing anything up. The Catholics most affected -- those who will miss Opening Day in order to attend services -- plan on being at the ballpark the next day.
I'm guessing they'll make afew bucks selling their Opening Day tickets, too.
When you go to Kroger at 6 PM on Saturday during the summer, the store is filled with people hurrying home after a day of activity. They're glowing from the sun, dressed in bathing suits and sportswear.
When you go to Kroger at 6 PM on Saturday in January, it's packed with people who can't get dates: homely, sullen, with no particular reason not to stretch shopping out into a three hour ordeal.