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Thursday, November 24, 2016

MSP Thanksgiving DUI Initiative Press Release 11-24-16 (Berlin Barrack)


Two killed, four wounded in Louisville park shooting

Nov 24 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and four wounded when gunfire erupted on Thursday at a park crowded with people gathered for a football tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, a police spokesman told reporters.

Police did not have a motive for the two related shootings in Shawnee Park or suspects in custody, spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

Two men were dead at the scene, and the wounded suffered non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

"When you have a tragedy like this take place, certainly it puts a damper on anyone celebrating" the Thanksgiving holiday, Mitchell said.

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How To Prepare A Turkey

This week's editorial cartoon by the great Jim Adcock Studio.


What Creative Dish Did You Make This Thanksgiving?

My Wife made these snowmen. You start with cream cheese and crushed Oreo cookies inside. After balling them up you dip them in white chocolate and the rest is obvious. Send us a photo of your cool dish today. alberobutzo@wmconnect.com

Pay It Forward

Sweet Corn, Green Beans and Peas will end up on the dinner table for people down on their luck. This Holiday Season let's Pay It Forward to the Maryland Food Bank. Why, because we're all good people who never forgot where we came from. 

From All Of Us, To All Of You...


Is Obama's World A Utopian Myth?

Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme:

“(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an ‘us’ and a ‘them’ …

“(T)he future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict.”

That the world’s great celebrant of “diversity” envisions an even more multicultural, multiethnic, multiracial America and Europe is not news. This dream has animated his presidency.


But in this day of Brexit and president-elect Donald Trump new questions arise. Is Obama’s vision a utopian myth? Have leaders like him and Angela Merkel lost touch with reality? Are not they the ones who belong to yesterday, not tomorrow?

“Crude nationalism,” as Obama said, did mark that “bloodiest” of centuries, the 20th. But nationalism has also proven to be among mankind’s most powerful, beneficial and enduring forces.

You cannot wish it away. To do that is to deny history, human nature and the transparent evidence of one’s own eyes.

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