Archive for August 23rd, 2017

This Just In…

ABC reporter Nate Forrest tried to catch up with ESPN commentator Robert Lee today as he exited the Albemarle County courthouse.

Lee was reassigned recently to other venues and away from Charlottesville’s UVA sports program where he had been a commentator.

Lee was at the courthouse allegedly in the process of changing his name. Lee was quoted as saying “Having a name like Robert Lee back home in China is no big deal, there are good Lees and bad Lees, and there are a lot of them; nobody pays much attention.”

He went on to add, “But here in United States all the Lees are bad; so I thought I would change my name to something a little less offensive to anyone.”

“You know like someone who wasn’t a decorated US Army officer for 30 years before the Civil War, or someone who didn’t save the city of St. Louis from flooding with his engineering prowess, or someone who wasn’t a hero in the Mexican war.”

“I want to choose a name of someone obscure, someone no one knows, and not someone who spent the last five years of his life educating young men and helping them to become lawyers, engineers, teachers, and the like.”

Yes, it seems the commentator formerly known as Robert Lee has decided to change his name to one that is less offensive and less well-known.

A source at the Albemarle Courthouse tells us Jackson Beauregard Jong Un is at the top of the list.

Do All Really Lose Their Way?

George Villers, Duke of Buckingham once said, “…the world’s a forest in which all lose their way, though by a different path each goes astray…”

A favorite of King Charles I of England, he was murdered by the assassin John Felton on August 23, 1628.

Villers had just lost an important battle with the French, Felton thought he was doing the kingdom a favor.

According to an eye-witness account, he lived just long enough to jump up, shouted “Villain!” and chased after Felton.

But, alas, he “…fell down dead.”

Felton was an army officer who was wounded in an earlier battle and was passed over for promotion by Buckingham, and not a religious fanatic as portrayed in Hollywood’s Three Musketeers.

Villers was wildly unpopular at the time and some acclaimed Felton a hero.

There were poems, chants, and the like celebrating Felton and justifying his actions.

Villers detractors claimed he was effeminate, cowardly, and corrupt.

Felton was portrayed as manly, courageous, and virtuous.

Felton was convicted and hanged on November 29 and his body was taken to Portsmouth, where it was put on display.

It backfired; the public venerated him rather than vilify him.

Buckingham was buried in Westminster Abbey, his Latin epitaph  translates as “The Enigma of the World”.

Seems they both lost their way.

But, not all do lose their way, nor does everyone have to!

Keep to your path today.