You can look at this a couple of different ways. It’s the final day of the workweek, it’s the final day of the month or it’s my cohort, Steve Ross’ first day of finals at the University of Memphis.
I’m old enough not to have finals anymore. As we get older, it is called a deadline with the test score reflecting whether or not we remain unemployed. However, it is Friday which does make things a little bit brighter.
In other news, it is my dad and Merrill Osmond’s birthday. I feel ole Merrill got the short end of the stick so I’m calling it Merrill Osmond Day just because I can.
It was a big day of politics last night. Gubernatorial forums, District 08 forums and Jimmy Naifeh’s Coon Supper, but apparently what happens at the coon supper stays at the coon supper because I can’t find anything about it this morning.
Let’s get to it.
- Governor candidates meet up and trade barbs last night at MTSU last night.
- While we have high unemployment in this state that has maintained a double digit number for quite a while, rest assured that our politicians are still on the guns in bars train. The state senate passed another version of it last night.
- The jury in the David Kernell trial will pick back up where they left off yesterday. They are stuck on the identity theft charge but are unanimous on the other three counts.
- As So. Beale says, there is always a Halliburton connection.
- Memphis mayor AC Wharton goes to Washington.
- A website called WTF CNN is challenging the longtime news network by hitting them at the knees regarding celebrity news citing that people just want news. Not fluff 24/7.
- We will return to this one later, but I am concerned about the response that candidate Ron Kirkland and Randy Smith said last night in Paris regarding homosexuality in the military.
- And on a last note, the Jackson Sun has gone back to printing its newspaper in Jackson.