A 91-year-old vet thrown off Florida voter rolls. Maybe the best baseball catch ever. And the single guy with a unique way of getting dating feedback

It’s not exactly breaking news that single guys will do just about anything to improve their chances to get women.
But very few have ever taken it as far as this guy I heard about on NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” this week. My new hero Michael Stoler is a 24-year-old guy from Philadelphia who was having trouble figuring out why he wasn’t having success with women.
So he created a date questionairre that he began emailing women he’d gone out with, asking them if they’d be helpful and tell him what he’s doing wrong or right.

Hey, it’s hard for us men to figure out what the hell you women want. Of course, predictably, our man Mike hasn’t gotten the best responses.

“Mike dresses like an old man and wears suspenders more than he should,” one woman said. Another woman said he had the manners of a 5-year-old.

But Mike said he’s gotten a few new dates out of the publicity his “surveys” have gotten. So you know, it’s all good.

Not sure I’d ever have had the chutzpah (or the creepiness) to do what Mike did. But hey, a guy’s gotta try something new when it’s not working with the ladies.

**I have not seen every baseball catch in the history of the world. But there can’t have been more than five or six better than the effort turned in by Derrick Salberg of Lower Columbia (Wash.) College. Check out this incredible catch in the last inning of a game his team lead by two runs.

This catch saved the game. And will be a story Salberg tells for the rest of his life.

**Finally, the state of Florida, under the “leadership” of America’s worst governor, Rick Scott, has been trying for years now to throw voters off the rolls for completely invalid reasons. Politicians try to eliminate voters for one simple reason: They don’t like how those people would vote (and geez, what a surprise, it’s usually poor people and minorities whose voting eligibility is challenged)

But man, in the words of Balki from “Perfect Strangers,” Rick Scott has really stepped in something good this time.  Bill Internicola is a 91-year-old World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received a Bronze Star.

But he received a notice a few weeks ago telling him he wasn’t a U.S. citizen and therefore couldn’t vote.

His response? “Are you crazy?”

It’s disgusting what Scott is doing in Florida. But we don’t get outraged about this stuff anymore, because it’s so common.

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3 responses to “A 91-year-old vet thrown off Florida voter rolls. Maybe the best baseball catch ever. And the single guy with a unique way of getting dating feedback

  1. LOL @ the dating survey guy…pretty funny
    That is the best catch I have ever seen, period. He jumped, backwards, OVER THE WALL, thats insane.
    And Rick Scott is indeed freaking trrrrbl. Nothing to see here, move along.

  2. The effort to restrict voting over the claimed prevalence of “voter fraud” is maybe the most odious political machination since Watergate and the worst civil rights transgression since segregation. Voting is at the heart of the entire purpose of why this country was founded in the first place (something about no taxation without representation, unless you live in DC). There are thousands of people nationwide that are citizens and have been legal voters previously, but will be unable to vote in the upcoming election because of restrictions requiring government-issued voter ID, reduced opportunities to obtain government-issued voter ID, reduced early-voting and absentee voting, etc.

    If these restriction efforts are successful, I am not sure our political process is much better than a Third World country. There appears to be one reason for this — to restrict votes for Democrats, particular President Obama. I wish politics did not include disenfranchisement of thousands of citizens, but here we are. I should mention, without going off on a rant, that I also feel the same way about Gerrymandered redistricting for the purposes of either promoting either political party or to increase/decrease the proportion of voters of a particular demographic as it has the effect of minimizing the impact of an individual’s vote and voice in their community. But I digress…

  3. We have a similar case here in Wisconsin. It was in the news a few weeks ago. This 90 some year old woman has voted in every election and now all of a sudden she can’t. She doesn’t drive and if I remember can’t find any other documents. As Thom Hartman always asks when this subject comes up, how many people know where their birth certificate is. There is so little evidence of voter fraud, but you would never be able to convince people who listen to Fox News, Limbaugh etc. If any body can point out where democrats try to supress voters I would like to hear about. It seems to be a republican ploy. It is really pathetic

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