I'm sitting here trying to finish this post and I have been hearing the music from that infernal ice cream truck for the past half hour. It is making yet another run through the complex. Is there a penalty for knocking that musical ditty into next week? Luckily, my kids could not care less. I suppose that is one small blessing. Today has been hot again — 31 C (88 F) — but by Friday, Canada Day, temperatures should come down a bit. On Friday, Canada will be 149 years old, while on Monday, the US will be 237 years old, so this weekend will be full of picnics, outings, and fireworks. I am staying close to home with the furbabes. But for those who like to celebrate in a big way, be safe and
Alternet — Samantha Bee is back, and in fine form!
Sam nails it like usual! When I saw the markets tumbling earlier this week as a result of the Brexit vote, I kept saying to myself, "don't panic" and "don't rush to a hasty judgement", advice I would give my clients when I was working in investments. I hear the markets have now fully recovered, or at least the TSX (Canada) and the DOW (US).
YouTube — Published on Mar 11, 2016
Tonight on Real Time, Bill Maher left a guest speechless. Moreover, the audience did, too, when they began cheering so loudly that the speakers had to pause. The first time was when Maher mentioned that a Donald Trump rally in Chicago was canceled because of protesters. The second time was when Bill Kristol brought up how successfully Bernie Sanders has been relying on private donations to fund his campaign.
Bill is always funny and of course irreverent. The token Drumpf supporter is shut down.
Think Progress — Colorado Republicans nominated El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, a former Colorado Springs councilman and self-described “unapologetic Christian constitutional conservative pro-life second amendment-loving American,” for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Despite his paltry campaign fundraising and his vow to oppose keeping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as his party leader, Glenn easily beat the establishment favorite. He received endorsements from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who he has said he would like to see appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK).
In an April state Republican convention speech, Glenn told the party faithful, “The one dorsed by Ted CruzI’m absolutely tired of hearing is Republicans reaching across the aisle. We need to step up and lead, ladies and gentlemen, I’m tired ofbeen en reaching across the aisle.” Here are some of the positions he would take with him to Washington if pseudo Christian nut job, defeats Sen. Michael Bennet (D) in November.
He does not believe the U.S. armed forces need follow war crimes laws.
As part of his speech at the Colorado GOP convention in April, Glenn also suggested getting rid of war crimes rules for the military. “We need to make sure our men and women are given the necessary tools and training and equipment to do their jobs, remove those rules of engagement and allow them to win,” he said. While the U.S. military has generally been given a wide berth in war times, such a move would have meant those involved in the My Lai massacre and the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal would not have been subject to any punishment.
From what I can see, this is one scary Republican and Coloradans better beware! He has been endorsed by Ted Cruz, Republican pseudo Christian nut job, and by Bullseye Barbie, Sarah Palin, or as Jim P calls her, Sarah Palinsane. Just read the article to get his positions on six other issues. JD, is Darryl Glenn in your neck of the woods? Have you any additional information you can share?
My Universe — After seeing this dog "kill" BB-8 by decapitation, and having just seen an ad for it at $170 (Canada), I was worried about this expensive toy. Turns out the head does come off and you just put it back on — held on by magnets. It really is quite interesting but I will not be getting one.