From left, first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron watch a Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2017, in Paris. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Christophe Archambault No tanks, Mr. President Trump isn’t winning general applause even on his own side of the aisle for his ambition to hold a grand military parade and display in the streets of the nation’s capital. The president has fixated on the idea since attending France’s Bastille Day celebration, the annual show in Paris of marching soldiers, armored vehicles and military aircraft flyovers. Staunchly pro-military Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said a “Soviet-style hardware display” would be “cheesy.” It would be better to focus on the people who serve, he said. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) didn’t salute the idea either. “I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud,” he told reporters. “America is … [Read more...] about 1600: Martial naw: Some ill at ease on Trump parade idea
Brad Dickson's humor column, "Breaking Brad," appears daily on Omaha.com and in The World-Herald. To read more from Brad, check out his past columns at omaha.com/brad and follow him on Twitter. * * * * The snowy owl in Omaha may have left town. This, after Brad Ashford called him a carpetbagger. * Omaha’s last Kmart closed on Sunday. Because this is Omaha I look for the building to be turned into a really big vape shop. * In its search for a new superintendent the OPS Board received 74 applications. Board members hope to whittle this down to 73 candidates in about two years. * OPPD is calling that blip in electricity service on Monday night "The flicker heard round the region." I guess that sounds better than "Yet another possible OPPD-linked gaffe." * The Omaha Children’s Museum is opening an Arctic-themed exhibit. It turns out that the Omaha streets you drive on to get to the museum are more Arctic-themed than the actual exhibit. * Tuesday … [Read more...] about Breaking Brad: How long will Omaha wait before turning city’s last Kmart into a vape shop?
Mike Scott doesn’t watch hockey. He can’t name the top players in the NHL. And yet, the Washington Wizards reserve forward probably owns more hockey sweaters than Alex Ovechkin. I started noticing Scott’s collection after Wizards games. While teammates dressed in designer labels, Scott always chose the 100 percent polyester, breathable fabric of an XXL NHL jersey. He just likes how they look and feel. By his latest count, he owns 60, all of which have been customized with something funky on the back in place of a player name. “You can’t put nothing crazy,” said Scott, who orders five to 10 jerseys at a time on the NHL’s official site, where men’s custom sweaters typically cost between $199.99 and $249.99 each. “You can’t put curse words. I tried.” Mike Scott said his customized NHL jersey count is hovering around 55 right now. Even for big, nat'l TV games, you'll never catch him in a suit. Only in his NHL jerseys. … [Read more...] about This Wizards player doesn’t know hockey, but he sure loves custom NHL jerseys
Brad Dickson's humor column, "Breaking Brad," appears daily on Omaha.com and in The World-Herald. To read more from Brad, check out his past columns at omaha.com/brad and follow him on Twitter. * * * * I saw an online article called “The 10 Richest People of All Time.” Surprisingly, only four of them got their money because they landed a fiber-optic cable contract with Omaha. * In Nebraska state troopers seized 526 pounds of high-grade marijuana during a traffic stop. That’s enough marijuana to last members of the Nebraska Legislature an entire weekend. * In his State of the State speech, Gov. Pete Ricketts quoted Scott Frost. Do you ever miss the days when politicians would quite General MacArthur and Winston Churchill? * The Douglas County Health Center recently went tobacco free. Up until then it was that rare medical facility where you could potentially see a doctor with a lit cigarette in his mouth examining a patient. * I thought I was … [Read more...] about Breaking Brad: It’s so cold in Omaha that the only people taking off their gloves are Don Bacon and Brad Ashford
By Melissa Rohlin | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 15, 2018 at 8:50 pm | UPDATED: January 16, 2018 at 4:30 am OAKLAND – Whenever the Warriors play the Cavaliers it’s entertaining. As Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr said: “We just want to kick each other’s ass.” The Warriors got the upper hand again, beating the Cavaliers, 118-108, on Monday. (They also won on Christmas, 99-92.) Here’s how Monday’s win went down. KEY MOMENT The Warriors led by just two points entering the fourth quarter, 93-91. In the final 12 minutes, they turned to their swarming defense to secure the win. The Cavaliers opened the fourth quarter shooting just 2-for-17 from the field and were held to just 17 points over the period. STOCK UP Kevin Durant – He had a team-high 32 points on 56.2 percent shooting from the field, eight assists, five rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot. Kevin Durant with the nifty … [Read more...] about Dubs Rewind: Here’s how the Warriors beat the Cavaliers