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Gun control measures

Tuesday, Apr, 9 2013

It looks like most of the gun control momentum that arose following the tragedy at Sandy Hook in Newtown has diminished greatly.  Though no one measure can prevent a repeat of that horrible day, making any strides towards keeping weapons out of the hands of dangerous people is at least a step in the right direction. The universal background check measure may pass, but outlawing assault-type weapons and limiting the size of clips looks certain to fail. Too bad. 

I have no issue with law-abiding citizens owning a weapon.  But, I fail to see the need for anyone outside of our military to possess an assault-style rifle that can shoot 20, 30 or more bullets from one magazine.

It's fairly clear that many legislators on the Hill have realized just how many campaign dollars they will lose if they support any further gun control.  Even as the majority of their constituents want this legislation to become law.  Too bad.

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Kevin Ware's injury

Wednesday, Apr, 3 2013

We all cringed when we saw Kevin Ware's horrific injury during the Louisville-Duke game on the weekend.  Good to hear that the surgery went well and he's already up and walking with the aid of crutches. Ware's directive to his team came through---the guys went out and won it in the second half, and the Final Four looms this weekend.

I will never forget how I felt when I had major knee surgery when I was 16. I had ripped up my knee playing basketball, and the surgery was to repair the torn cartilage--big, ugly 10-inch cut!  Yes, before the days of arthroscopic surgery!!  The truly memorable moment was post-surgery when the PT person came in and said that it was time to get up and work the new knee!  That first time that you elevate and the blood rushes to the knee is a pain you will never, ever forget!  I mentioned on the air Tuesday that it's like your grandmother jamming her crochet needles into your knee!! Yikes!

Catch the NCAA championship game Monday night the 8th on WHBY.

posted by: Dave Edwards 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


NCAA Hoops thoughts

Monday, Mar, 25 2013

Quick thoughts on NCAA hoops:

Sorry to see the Green Bay women bounced in round one to LSU, on their home court.  The NCAA's handling of home court  advantage in women's basketball is atrocious.  It's all about ticket sales...the big just keep getting bigger.

Speaking of Bigs, the GB women were really weak in the post last night.  Too many outside shots will catch up with you.

On the Men's side, wow, this could get crazy.  From Florida Gulf Coast, the first #15 seed to make the Sweet Sixteen, to a #13 seed, Lasalle.  Three of the four #1 seeds are still alive.  I lost my bracket favorite, Georgetown, right out of the gates!  Louisville, Kansas, Miami and Ohio State are my picks now--good luck!

posted by: Dave Edwards 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


A new Pope

Tuesday, Mar, 12 2013

What a fascinating process, this search for a new Pope!  Admittedly, I am not Catholic, but the whole process is amazing. What other nominating/selection/election process is anything like it?

First, we get this exclusive group of cardinals together, close the doors, lock the windows, take away their cellphones and require them to pray for guidance on which among them they should vote for.  Then, they scribble their vote on a peice of paper, and one by one, walk it up to the ballot box.  Three people count the votes and burn them immediately, with black smoke if no one gets the required votes, and white if the new Pope is found!  Wow!
There's just nothing quite like it, to see people watching a smoke stack to see what color the smoke might be!

Keep an ear to WHBY, as we will break in with coverage once the smoke goes white.

posted by: Dave Edwards 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Bad bug!

Wednesday, Mar, 6 2013

Ever notice how rotten it is...to feel rotten?!  I was laid up for a couple of days with a stomach bug--knocked me out of commision for a few days.  It sucks to get sick!  What a waste of time!

OK, you have to stay down for a day or two and let it finish beating you up. But, I rarely get sick, and lounging around like a sloth is not my favorite thing. TV stinks, ESPN repeats everything they do 90 times a day, and as attractive as Giada is on Food Network, I'm just not hungry right now! 

Plus, I was supposed to attend a conference in Washington D.C., and thanks to my bug, and lousy weather, that's not happening this year.  Oh well....at least I dropped 5 pounds in the last few days. The hard way.

posted by: Dave Edwards 19 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


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