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Alex Karras dead at age 77

I know that we all have to go sometime. It is just sad to see the great Alex Karras dead at age 77. He wasn’t a great actor. He was good. He was a great football player who unfortunately got caught up in a gambling scheme in 1961. His performance in Blazing Saddles was classic.

From Fifth Down:

Alex Karras is perhaps best known for his one-punch knockout of a horse in “Blazing Saddles” (“Mongo only pawn in game of life”), or as the adoptive father in “Webster”, the ABC sitcom he starred in along side his wife, Susan Clark, or even as one of the voices in the heyday of “Monday Night Football,” in the mid-70s. But before all of that, Karras was No. 71 of the Detroit Lions, one of the N.F.L.’s best defensive tackles of the 1960s. Continue reading Alex Karras dead at age 77

Tuesday Morning News Roundup

Tuesday Morning News Roundup

IPhone could be good for the economy.

Has Obama been cleaning up the economic mess? Yes, he has.

Unemployment has dropped to 8.1% and the labor market added 96,000 jobs. The public sector is still holding the economy back by laying folks off.

From MaddowBlog:

Counter-terrorism: “An airstrike by an American drone missile has killed Saeed al-Shihiri, the second in command of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and five others in Yemen, U.S. officials confirmed on Monday.”

Over the weekend, six car bombs killed 51 people in Iraq, capping a day when earlier attacks killed 58 people and fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death on murder charges.

New evidence for deniers to deny: “The first eight months of 2012 have been the warmest of any year on record in the contiguous United States, and this has been the third-hottest summer since record-keeping began in 1895, the U.S. National Climate Data Center said on Monday.”

Gitmo death: “Naval investigators are looking into the death of a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay base where prisoners from the war on terrorism are held.”

“Obamacare” is working: “The share of young adults without health insurance fell by one-sixth in 2011 from the previous year, the largest annual decline for any age group since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting the data in 1997.”

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) voter purge has found exactly one person who voted illegally.

US Open – Day 3

Olympic club is still playing extremely tough as day three of the U.S. Open round up yesterday. Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell are tied at one under par. Tiger Woods struggled all day and ended up five strokes off the lead. What about amateur Bo Hossler? He is playing some truly great golf at the age of 17!! Sunday is going to be compelling.