cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
This link was sent to me by a longtime reader and sometime contributor. He thought we all might appreciate a tuneful look back at 2008, with a few slightly irreverent portions depending upon your point of view.
Lee Enterprises is in trouble. It is based in Davenport, IA. It publishes newspapers. Its stock sold at $14 per share a year ago and closed recently at $0.41 per share. It may not be able to continue its operations.
I received an e-mail that was circulating through a group of military and special operations types. It purports to be about an Australian Dentist who wrote an editorial. I checked Snopes and found that this piece was actually written by Peter Ferrara, an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law. It was originally published in the National Review on September 25, 2001.