No havering about Scottish referendum question; North East still hunkering down for Sandy

The question of Scottish independence will be addressed in a referendum to be held in 2014 – and the “question” is being debated currently. Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, has stated in the Scottish Parliament that the preferred question would be “Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?” The wording wasContinue reading “No havering about Scottish referendum question; North East still hunkering down for Sandy”

CNN bans use of “Frankenstorm” as Hurricane Sandy set to make history

In an attempt to avoid appearing trivial and downplaying the severity of Hurricane Sandy CNN has banned the word Frankenstorm from its descriptions of the storm. I wrote on Friday that there is nothing childish about the potential danger Hurricane Sandy could wreak even if the Frankenstorm moniker makes it sound like a breakfast cereal.Continue reading “CNN bans use of “Frankenstorm” as Hurricane Sandy set to make history”

Fister’s header; Frankenstorm hype

Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister is reportedly fine after taking a line drive off the head in game two of the World Series. Although some are wondering if the proper precautions are being taken. Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who sustained a skull fracture, an epidural hemorrhage and a brain contusion after being struck byContinue reading “Fister’s header; Frankenstorm hype”

Nothing childish about a Frankenstorm; Virginia declares state of emergency

In an election campaign that has seen more than its share of silliness – from seemingly endless Big Bird and etch a sketch references to Donald Trump’s offer of a $5-million donation to President Obama’s charity of choice if he will provide college transcripts and passport details – now a goofy sounding but very realContinue reading “Nothing childish about a Frankenstorm; Virginia declares state of emergency”