Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You Can Count On It!

While the news from Washington D.C. that General Petraeus will be replacing General Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. Commander and strategist of the Afghan War may have been a surprise to most, I can promise that you won't hear much response from one retired General on the abrupt change of command.

General Richard Myers, who spoke in Sacramento during our 2006-2007 season, has been completely silent in the media about any military operations since he stepped down as the Joint Chiefs of Staff in October of 2005. His silence is not surprising to most patrons who listened to his lecture as he preached that the military should remain free of any and all politics.

Only time will tell whether or not General Stanley McChrystal will follow in General Myers shoes in his code of silence about his dismissal from Afghanistan.

Read the Wall Street Journal article by clicking here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Past Speaker Hits a Milestone

Twenty-seven years ago, Sally Ride made history when her vessel, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the shuttle took to the air, Ride became the first American woman to encounter space. A great blog entry from the Smithsonian Museum remembering the event and an interesting tidbit on Dr. Ride's space suit. Click here to read the entry.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

George Will on Perfect Game Gaffe!

While political pundit, and 2005-2006 season favorite, George Will is best know for his conservative views and writings, many also know that Mr. Will is an expert when it comes to our national pastime; baseball.

Recently, Mr. Will commented on the near perfect game thrown by Armanda Galarraga, which was ruined by an umpire's blown call on the final out. The story made national news over the last week for a number of reasons including whether or not baseball's commissioner should overrule the umpire's mistake.

To see how Mr. Will feels about such an the video we have displayed below. And for the record, I agree with him!