No Runny Eggs

The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

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October 2, 2013

Tom Clancy, departing

by @ 10:14. Filed under Breaking news.

There are multiple media reports stating author Tom Clancy has died. Assuming it’s true (especially in the Twitter era, these things are at times quite premature), it is quite a sad day. I have almost all of his books, though I passed on his “franchised” series.

To salute him, here’s one of my favorite passages, from “Red Storm Rising” (you know me, it’s not safe for work though it’s often replayed there, and the emphasis is in the original):

“Let’s have an attitude check!” Edwards said as he walked over to his meteorlogical instruments.

“I hate this fucking place!” the tower crew answered at once.

“Let’s have a positive attitude check.”

“I positively hate this fucking place!”

“Let’s have a negative attitude check.”

“I don’t like this fucking place!”

“Let’s have a short attitude check.”

“Fuckit!” Everyone had a good laugh. They needed it.

May 4, 2011

Supreme Court to take up Act 10, oral arguments June 6

by @ 16:30. Filed under Breaking news, Politics - Wisconsin.

According to a press release obtained by The Wheeler Report, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will take up the request by Secretary of Administration Mike Huebsch to invalidate the current temporary restraining order against the implementation of Act 10, the budget repair/collective bargaining act. According to the schedule, the various respondents in the case have until May 18 to file a response and until May 27 to file a single reply to the filed responses. Oral arguments are scheduled to happen at 9:45 am June 6.

In case you forgot what the Department of Administration’s arguments are, the Department of Justice, acting as DoA’s lawyer, posted the petition on its website.

Revisions/extensions (4:39 pm 5/4/2011) - In my haste to get this up, I forgot to mention that the Wisconsin State Journal reported that, if there was no resolution to Act 10 by June, the Republicans would add the collective bargaining provisions into the FY2012-FY2013 budget.

March 31, 2011

Lawgiver-In-Black Sumi has declared La Follette the Übergovernor

That is the net effect of the latest pronouncement from Dane County Circuit Judge Judge Maryann Sumi, who has also declared herself superior to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which back in 1943 declared that no court has jurisdiction over the publication of an act, even if that act was, arguably, passed in a manner contrary to the state constitution.

December 7, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards passes away

by @ 16:19. Filed under Breaking news.

Raleigh news station WRAL reports this afternoon that Elizabeth Edwards has passed away from her six year battle with breast cancer:

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Elizabeth Edwards, the political wife whose public battle with breast cancer, coping with marital infidelity and continued advocacy for the downtrodden raised her profile above that of her husband, died Tuesday, WRAL News has learned. She was 61.

Edwards died at her Chapel Hill home, where family and friends had gathered in recent days after doctors informed her that her cancer had spread and recommended that she not undergo further treatment.

Edwards was first diagnosed with cancer in the waning days of the 2004 presidential campaign, when her husband, then-U.S. Sen. John Edwards, was the Democratic nominee for vice president. The couple didn’t disclose her illness until after the election.

The cancer went into remission after surgery and months of treatment, but it resurfaced in early 2007, as John Edwards was mounting a second run at the White House. The Edwardses agreed at the time that they wouldn’t allow the cancer to derail his candidacy.

Because the cancer had moved into her bones, her doctors said at that time that it was no longer curable but could be treated.

Read the rest for a write-up of who Elizabeth Edwards was beyond being the ex-wife of John Edwards.

It’s no secret at my blog that I absolutely despise John Edwards with a passion and have since well before it was revealed that he was cheating on his cancer-stricken wife, and I never agreed with Elizabeth Edwards about politics, but I certainly did not wish on her any ill will. My thoughts and prayers are with her surviving three children (her fourth child, Wade, was killed in a Jeep accident in 1996), and other family members and friends at this difficult time.

RIP.

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog at the request of @steveegg.

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