I had the opportunity to visit the Normandy Memorial. Over 9,300 Americans are buried here. It spoke of sacrifice, honor and courage.
The attack on Barcelona, Spain is so cowardly it makes you want to cry out with anger. To take a car and plow it into a crowd deserves a special level of Dante’s Place.
Justin Thomas played wonderfully to win the PGA Championship. Sometimes we stress winning way too much. Justin has been playing really good golf for more than 18 months. It was only earlier this year that he started winning and winning often. He was brilliant on the back 9 on Sunday. Congratulations Justin! (Let me say a few words about Quail Hallow. It sucked. I’m not a fan of ridiculously fast greens. I’m sorry I don’t that if you breath on a golf ball and it wobbles for 20 feet down a slope that it slow slippery that ants put out a don’t cross sign, that’s crazy. I know purists say, ” all you have to do is stay below the hole.” I blow those idealists a raspberry. I want to see the best in the world roll the rock from anywhere on the green. I think they took at really good golf course and made it worse. )
President Obama is in Cuba. Yep, Cuba. I think that this is a good thing. Not talking with Cuba really has done nothing to destabilize its government in over 50 years. Let’s try to bring them into the 21st century.
Kate Couric bought a $12 million condo in New York. Look, I’m happy for her, but $12 million for 4000 sq ft? Couldn’t she have spent a million dollars and gotten something really nice in Virginia? Maybe fly back and forth? I’m just askin’.
What has happened in Flint, Michigan is a tragedy. This type of travesty should never happen in the United States. Ever. It looks as if other folks have water issues, like New Jersey. 80 carcinogens were found in New Jersey’s water supply. That’s not good.
A terror suspect has been found. Salah Abdeslam was captured in Belgium. He was wanted in the Paris attacks.
I have not read Kurt Eichenwald’s new book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars. It appears that Ari Fleisher, former White House press secretary for Bush, hasn’t read his book either; yet, he has plenty to say. Now, you can wave the 9/11 commission report, as Ari Fleisher did, and expect that we are going to be hypnotized, but we all know that the report was limited at best. Some of the details of the 9/11 hijackers which Senator Bob Graham reveals in Intelligence Matters aren’t in the 9/11 Report. Anyway, Kurt does an excellent job of defending himself and revealing that Ari isn’t much more than a blow-hard. (Ari never says that the information that Kurt is presenting is wrong.)
Now, time for full disclosure. Kurt Eichenwald is a friend of mine. I have known him for decades. (I just wish that I could write like him.) 🙂
Addendum: Kurt Eichenwald was also on the Rachel Maddow show.