Friday, March 30, 2012
Buying more than one lottery ticket for the $540 million jackpot is the Stupid Investment of the Week
That's great news for that couple who was unduly and unfairly harmed. But it does little to help us move this entire conversation in a different direction. Given that these two parties found a way to quickly get to a settlement, it suggests that they can come together and give a different image to both sides, to turn this thing around.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I'll expound on this in a column, likely this weekend, but wanted to put this out there. I wish filmmaker Spike Lee - who foolishly retweeted the wrong address to George Zimmerman's home and caused an elderly couple a lot of headache - has the wisdom to use this moment for good, such as going down to Sanford, Fla., meeting with that couple, treating them to lunch and organizing a joint discussion about race and other such things with them. I made the same type of request during the mess that became the Duke lacrosse rape scandal, calling for the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to link arms with the Duke players who were falsely accused to drive home the point about the need for unity and changes in the criminal justice system. That didn't happen, but I hope something good can come out of this Trayvon Martin tragedy, beyond just assuring that a complete investigation takes place. Someone such as Lee can get that ball rolling.