Good morning on this 9th day of March where we take the time machine back to 1954. This date might not register with you, but this is the day that Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy’s anti-Communism campaign on “See It Now.” Although it’s not a national holiday, sometimes I think it should be, so here at STP we are just making up our own holiday because we can.
- Walt Baker might be gone, but as predicted, he left quite a bit of damage and others to pick up the pieces.
- Mayor AC Wharton was in Memphis yesterday promoting unity, and according to the Commercial Appeal, it went very well.
- White’s Creek has a very good question which you should read and talk about at Roane Views.
- A press release on counties designated disasters after last fall’s flooding has been released. If a farmer suffered losses, it appears there may be some federal help. Humphrey has it.
- Defiance? Some think so: The nursing board — in what some lawmakers saw as open defiance of the legislature and the governor — adopted rules recently indicating that registered nurses be the only ones to decide which lower level workers will give medications to whom.
- Why were Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett not in the memorial segment of the Academy Awards? I see this as a screw-up as well.
- Well, if Sarah Palin can go to Canada for health care, I guess we all can. Thanks Sarah for the bittersweet and hypocritical irony.
So as we celebrate the legacy of Edward R. Murrow, everyone crack open a bottle of decent scotch, light up and cigarette today and kick ass and take names. He did it fabulously.