What’s the best Mac OS X app to store home movies on a MacBook Pro: iMovie, iPhoto, or iTunes?
A conversation I’ve had numerous times in recent months regarding Kentucky governor Steve Beshear:
Progressive friend who lives outside of Kentucky: “I’m really impressed with your state’s governor and his support of Obamacare.”
Me, a former resident of Kentucky: “Don’t be. In the five years I lived in Kentucky, healthcare benefits for state employees got worse and more expensive each year. And there haven’t been any raises in at least five years for state employees either. Beshear just sees Obamacare as a way of lessening the state’s financial obligations.. Also, he’s super conservative on other issues that matter to you.”
Progressive friend who lives outside of Kentucky: “Oh.”
Today, after Kentucky’s attorney general announced he would not appeal a federal judge’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, Beshear declared that
- he would appeal the decision
- he’d use private counsel to do so
In his speeches, Beshear likes to evoke “Kentucky values.” In this instance, those principles sadly mean using an impoverished state’s money to defend discrimination.
But, hey, at least Beshear’s actions today proved me right.
Photo: Office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
Sticking with his recent trend of covering a local musician, Bruce Springsteen opened his Auckland, New Zealand show Saturday with this acoustic take on Lorde’s hit “Royals”:
Springsteen’s take on “Royals” is actually pretty solid, which I didn’t think would be the case when I first saw the headline. As with most debut covers, the highlight is the instant the audience recognizes what song Springsteen’s playing and reacts.
I’m seeing Springsteen for the 40-somethingth time April 12 in Virginia Beach, Va. (still need two tickets though, so if you have any extras, please let me know). I’m hoping we’ll get a cover—or repeat guest appearance—from Williamsburg’s Bruce Hornsby.
Boston Magazine‘s Leah Mennies’s investigates the FBI’s gross mishandling of a triple murder in Waltham, Mass., that may—or may not—be connected to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev:
And by gross mishandling, I mean the FBI’s never given a full account of how or why they shot a man they were questioning, Ibragim Todashev, in the top of the head.
I’m heading to Las Vegas this weekend as part of Starwood Preferred Guest and Caesar’s Entertainment Celebration Weekend.
The itinerary’s jammed with lots of fun activities, like eating, drinking and Britney Spears’s show at Planet Hollywood (which — true confession — I’m a lot more excited about than a hardcore classic rock fan should publicly admit to).
I’ll be posting photos throughout the trip on MapQuest’s Instagram account. So, please, follow along.
Also, I created a Spotify playlist for the trip. So, please, listen along too.