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Breathe. It's Wednesday.

May 15, 2013 - Paul Giannamore
Please pause with me for a midweek summary:

It is not OK to carry pressure cookers in public, ever, even if you really just want to cook lamb stew...or are quite the terrorist liar (jury is still out until a May 28 hearing for that guy...).

It is possible that the government is actually run by apparatchniks in Cincinnati, not by Washington, if the White House is to be believed. Of course, that would mean the White House is incompetent, but it’s not ready to admit that.

We need a nickname for Obama that equates to Tricky Dick (Nixon), but all I have is “Obfuscating Obama,” or “Bad Barack.” Just doesn’t have the ring to it.

Abortions are court-approved but only some abortions are murder.

O.J. Simpson has had a tough time finding a legal team since Johnny Cochran died.

It’s OK for women to fight on the front lines, but they have to submit to all kinds of abuse at the hands of male superiors until the male superiors are caught.

Congress is outraged by the sexual misconduct of the armed forces, but not at their own misconduct of all kinds.

The attorney general has to sign off on subpoenas of reporters’ and editors’ phone records by the Justice Department’s own policy, unless the attorney general decides to pass the buck downstream a little.

Russia and the U.S. still spy on each other as if they were in charge of the world, when China really is, given that it’s got all the business.

Even the CIA has become a bit second-rate in its craft. I cannot imagine that the Mendezes, the retired CIA spycraft couple who spoke in Steubenville a few weeks ago, would have given that diplomat in Russia a disguise as bad as that blonde wig.

City managers in Steubenville are expected to handle the tough stuff but must let others decide how to handle the tough stuff, unless they’re Bruce Williams who gets invited back for another round.

It’s going to be one of those summers where thunderstorms descend anytime the temperature gets anywhere near 72 degrees.

Marco Andretti is fast, but so was his father and grandfather, and there’s no indication the Andretti Curse or whatever it is that kept Mario from winning Indy No. 2 or Michael from winning Indy at all, has lifted until the end of lap 200 on race day at the 500.

When the Penguins want to, they can play playoff-style hockey.

The Pirates are quietly doing OK while attention is on the Penguins, and I still really believe in Andrew McCutcheon.

Go ahead breathe. It’s only Wednesday.


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