Tips on how to endure the 18+ hour flight
Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers
The American civil war didn’t end, and we have a Confederate president
The First Family of Fraud
Fox and Friends: If the Media Doesn’t Want to Be Called ‘The Enemy’
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Amy Biancolli: We are not the enemy
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Why Is It So Hard to Vote in America? Voter turnout lags in the world’s most powerful democracy? and Cost of Voting in the American States
A Legislative Agenda for House Democrats
What Republicans fear most of all
A man who survived a mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 was among those killed in the 2018 mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA
There’s very little known about the thousands of victims who survive deadly shootings
Tammy Marshall – My Breast Implants Almost Killed Me – The Truth About BII
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The Ancestor Hunt:
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Ken Levine interviews media consultant, Valerie Geller –
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In Conversation: Alex Trebek The Jeopardy! icon on retirement, his legacy, and why knowledge matters
Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), a former Navy SEAL, representative-elect:
SNL mocked my appearance; here’s why I didn’t demand an apology
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The Crazy Contentious History Of Taco Tuesday
Scott McCartney, travel writer for WSJ, taking world’s longest flight — Newark to Singapore; tips on how to endure the 18+ hour flight
The cheapest ways to get to the center of Manhattan from the three airports that serve the Big Apple
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – Annual holiday super sale? Or zombie apocalypse?
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The Problem With Anonymous Lottery Winners and The Cat’s Meow, Instrumentalized
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Take the A Train – Roy Clark And Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown; Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, dies at 85
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Hey Red! B/W We’re Not Going Steady – Herb London on Buzz Records; London, Conservative Thought Leader and occasional political candidate in New York State, died at 79. (HT to Dustbury)
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Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No 1, performed by the Moscow String Quartet
Recording of a warning chime recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra – In all, Lincoln commissioned six different non-critical warning chimes from the orchestra, covering 25 vehicle functions
Careless Whisper – Train, ft. Kenny G
Happiness is just around the bend – Brian Auger
Anything You Can Do – Voctave
9,999,999 Tears – Dickie Lee
Alice Cooper in a Dodge commercial
Jaquandor, the emperor of Byzantium Shores, muses:
What will it take to get the Republican Party to start moving back to the real world? I look at their collective insanity right now as the 2016 election cycle is revving up, and I remember how I noted in 2012 that if Obama was reelected, THAT year’s Republican Crazy would look quaint compared to what was coming in four years. Now that this prediction is coming OH SO TRUE, I’m worried about what the Republican field will look like in 2020 if the Democratic nominee wins next year.
Some people think that it will take another couple of electoral drubbings for the White House, but I’m thinking, as long as they keep winning at midterm time, that will be enough to keep them thinking that the Insane Approach is JUST THIS CLOSE to winning. (Sorry for the length of the question!)
Re: crazy: I thought the Republicans were in 1994. Now Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker, looks, in retrospect, practically looks like a statesman. You’ve answered your own question: when they start to lose.
I am starting to wonder if party alignments will begin to fray.
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“The terror attacks left in their wake a trail of financial ruin affecting many brave men and women who responded to the attacks and others who had the misfortune of living or working on the tiny piece of the United States that happened to be the target of an attack on our country.”
I worked with Jeff Sharlet’s late mother Nancy, so I knew Jeff from when he’d beat me, legitimately, in SORRY when he was six.
I was quite moved watching Malala Yousafzai on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart this past week. Malala is the teenager shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan, but survived, and has since set up a fund to support girls’ education. Here’s Part 1, the section that aired, but see Part 2 and Part 3 as well. If those links don’t work, try The group that shot her were pleased she didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize this week Jon Stewart may want to adopt her but she is reviled in her own hometown as not being Muslim enough or being a CIA plant.
My job is funded by state and federal monies. Which is to say I’m still working, but if this partial government shutdown continues for a while Continue reading “Malala, the government shutdown, and other things”
A bit of Monday Mayhem:
1. What is your favorite orange colored thing on the planet?
John Boehner. No, I jest. Sunrise or sunset.
2. Ever see an orange person?
Albany mayor Jerry Jennings, who sometimes put Boehner to shame.
3. Name something that you hate that is orange.
Cantaloupe. Indeed, I’m just not a melon guy at all.
4. What is your favorite sports team that uses the color orange?
Easy – the Syracuse University Orangemen. If I were to pick a pro team, it’d be the blue-and-orange New York Mets.
5. Name an orange food.
A clementine, a type of orange fruit.
6. Tell us something funny that entails an orange (like a joke or image).
Continue reading “All about Orange”