Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The truth about Imus.

This story is from a Russian newspaper called Pravda which means Truth in Russian. This newspaper used to be the official newspaper of the Soviet Union. I didn't believe anything in it then and I am not about to start now.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The hunt for former glory.

As I was watching The Hunt for Red October, I read a story about the launch of a new Russian nuclear submarine. It is the first one to be launched by Russia since the Soviet Union was disbanded. This is an attempt to rebuild the sub fleet which has been in disrepair for years. It is also an attempt to recreate the former Soviet Union only a slightly more democratic one, something Putin is extremely fond of.

Tax day.

This morning, which would be a holiday if it weren't a Sunday, my wife is paying bills and my daughter is listening to classical music emanating from her Leap Frog. We are expecting, what local weather wizards called, a "northeaster" to arrive later today bringing snow. But right now it is only raining.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Space, the final frontier.

Forty six years ago today Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space and orbit the Earth. Twenty six years ago today Columbia became the first shuttle to fly in space. Ironically, Gagarin was working on designs for a reusable space vehicle prior to his death. What started out as an expansion of the Cold War has evolved into former enemies "sitting in a tin can high above the world" together and people celebrating Yuri's Night every year.

A local Imus.

Gary Smith, a morning DJ at a radio station in nearby Stroudsburg, got fired yesterday for asking his listeners to repeat the phrase that only got Imus a two week suspension. I guess if Smith worked for CBS he would still have a job right now. Oops! It seems that I was a bit hasty in my admonishment of CBS, they decided to fire Imus after all. However, Smith pulled an Imus on Tuesday and got fired the following day while CBS waited a week and watched as advertisers fled the sinking ship before firing Imus. So the conclusion here is that money, and not the racial comment, was the proverbial straw.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Clothes make the man.

This site is a very interesting, and rather English, take on formal men's wear.


The Ignorant Immigrant has been in existence for a year. I started this blog after hearing about blogs in class, not really knowing what I wanted it to be about. I tried to keep it on the topic of my misadventures in rural America and how I see this country. Sometimes, I think that my daily life is too dull to write about so I don't, but I do need to document my daughter's development. This way, years from now, she can read these entries and learn about a part of her life she can't remember. Therefore, I will try to keep up with this blog more in the following year than I have in the past.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Monday.

Let's ponder this one. So far we have had a wet, mild Christmas followed by a cold, snowy Easter. According to the local weather wizards, it was colder on Easter day (in April) then on Christmas day (in December). I miss the weather I knew when I was a kid, back then four seasons weren't just a hotel chain. Another thing I would like to ponder, or have explained to me, is how did the story of Jesus rising from the dead become a celebration filled with bunnies, eggs, and candy.