I am still having trouble finding the time to blog and to make matters worse, I am sharing my computer with my husband until his has a pesky virus removed. I took a quick look around the blogosphere and found a few things that interested me.
- Bob Owens is asking whether or not the latest AP report of a massacre in Iraq is going to eventually be substantiated or if it will be retracted as the “Burning Six” story was less than a year ago. Only time will tell.
- At Wizbang Pop there is the story of family documents being donated by a cousin to the Anne Frank House which is a museum incorporating the tiny apartment where the family hid during WWII. When I was a little girl I loved to read biographies. In fact, I still remember the shelves where they were kept in my elementary school library, which was just behind the desk where you checked out the books. I think I read just about every biography they had. I only specifically remember a couple of them though. One was a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt (I was shocked by the fact that she married her cousin!) and the other was Anne Frank’s diary. I read it several times as a child, but have not read it since. Being 41 years old, that was a really long time ago. I probably should read it again, but honestly as emotional as it was to read it as a child, I think it would be many times more so now that I have children of my own. I cannot imagine being in such a situation and not being able to protect my children. My girls love to read biographies, but neither has read it yet. I will have to do something about that.
- I have not been following the case of wrestler Chris Benoit’s murder of his wife and child and suicide, but this development is pretty bizarre if it is learned there was no tampering with the time stamp at Wikipedia. Via Fox News.
An anonymous user operating a computer traced to Stamford, Conn. — home to World Wrestling Entertainment — posted an entry to pro wrestler Chris Benoit’s biography on Wikipedia.org announcing the death of his wife Nancy at least 13 hours before police in suburban Atlanta said they found her body along with her husband’s and that of their 7-year-old son, FOXNews.com has learned.
Reporters informed the Fayette County district attorney’s office of the posting Thursday, and the agency forwarded the information to sheriff’s investigators, who are looking into it, a legal assistant said in an e-mail to the AP.
WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt said that to his knowledge, no one at the WWE knew Nancy Benoit was dead before her body was found Monday afternoon. Text messages released by officials show that messages from Chris Benoit’s cell phone were being sent to co-workers a few hours after the Wikipedia posting.
The wikipedia entry for Chris Benoit says of the early posting: “After news of the early death notice reached mainstream media, the anonymous poster accessed Wikinews to explain his seemingly prescient comments as a “huge coincidence and nothing more.” That is pretty darn freaky.
And yes, I do know that there was a Democrat debate and there is immigration news to report since the bill was (thankfully) defeated, and there is lots of really important stuff going on in the world — especially in Iran. Everybody’s already talking about that stuff though.
Update: One more thing, since it is currently 2 a.m. and the show just came on, it reminded me that I have been meaning to mention how hilarious Red Eye on Fox News has become. When I first watched the show, I didn’t think it was particularly funny. It was a little awkward and uncomfortable to tell the truth, but now I find it hilarious. It is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you are Greg Gutfeld fan, the show finally captures the edge and wit of his writing. If you can’t stay up late enough to watch it, DVR it or check out some of the segments online. Warning: there is a lot of off color and quirky (okay, just plain weird) humor, but it makes me laugh my head off. The segments with his mom are some of my favorites.
And one final note while I am on the topic of television, I watched the finale of Starter Wife on USA tonight. I loved that show and I am not ashamed to admit it. The premiere of Burn Notice followed and it was really good, too. Monk, Psych and The Dead Zone are also some of my favorites, and they are all on USA, too. They must be on a roll.