OK, I’m confused

Using private email accounts is bad now? 

Shame on them!

At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts - The New York Times



Wow! Does this mean Bernie is off the hook?

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency.

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$0.002 of this is MY MONEY and I WANT IT BACK

Tom Price to halt taxpayer-funded travel on private jets - POLITICO

POLITICO has identified more than $400,000 in charter jet spending for the HHS secretary's travels since May.


TWO football games today…

…on my one-channel TV app; New England v Houston and Cincinnati v Green Bay (oh oh, sorry Cinci). A football orgy, and better watch as many as possible before Trump shuts the whole thing down. (He couldn't, could he? I mean, a nuclear war is one thing but shutting down the NFL? I don't think so.)

Melania's first solo foreign trip is to…Canada

Melania takes first solo foreign trip as first lady | New York Post

She traveled to Toronto at the head of a seven-person US delegation to the Invictus Games, an international competition for wounded veterans organized by Britain's Prince Harry.

I wonder if she needs a passport to get back home.


You’ve got to admit…

… it's kind of fun having two people named Kim in the news. How will we ever keep them straight?

The one in North Korea recently called Donald Trump a dotard, a word so thrillingly mysterious the New York Times itself felt compelled to write an article explaining it, possibly for the benefit of those dullards in the Midwest.

Give us a break. A dotard, Bunky, is a person in her dotage (or his, of course), old and weak.

Kim Jong-un Called Trump a 'Dotard.' What Does That Even Mean? - The New York Times

Yes, it’s an emoji pretzel: The Salty Guy

Finally, yeah

Ohio finally prosecutes somebody for sex with a dog | New York Post

"This is an unspeakable act," said Cleveland Animal Protection League president Sharon Harvey. 

"But at least now we finally have something we can do about it."

Can you spell “quintessential"?

This is it! An app that lets you scan the barcodes on the products you're looking at and tells you who is boycotting them and why. We love this. We will never have to buy anything again.

Buycott | Vote with Your Wallet - UPC Lookup Database, Find Barcode Scanner, Boycott



Or how about a padlock?

Thieves near US bases in Germany stealing keyless cars

Owners of keyless cars may want to keep their key fobs in a metal box or even the freezer, following a string of recent car thefts near U.S. bases in Germany.

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Fine, Now all those stray Mexican bunnies will be sneaking across the border…

… because they'll know they can find a home in California.

California 'Puppy Mill' Ban Would Also Cover Kittens and Bunnies - The New York Times



Original, but not by much

Man dressed as clown running for city council seat

Payaso donned a rainbow wig, red nose and clown makeup in recent campaign photos and videos on social media.

I love this!

Pamela Anderson admits she isn't actually dating Julian Assange | Page Six

And in the same spirit of full disclosure I am admitting I am not dating Angelina Jolie. 


I've been meaning to check into this for quite some time but just haven't got around to it – namely, why is it that opponents of Obamacare or single-player healthcare plans always insist working Americans get their health insurance coverage from their employers , implying it's free to the employee, when that's not how I remember things at all?

Well, here's the answer. This report from the Kaiser foundation maps explains that employers pay a portion of employees' health insurance premiums, but the employees themselves pay, on average, $476 per month themselves.

So, not free exactly.

2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation



Put the coin in the slot.


The homeowner blues

Beyonce and Jay-Z: Legal fight over new estate's fourth pool

File under First World solutions to First World problems

From Reuters News:

After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier

Soon after millions of Floridians lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, firefighters in the city of Titusville responded to an emergency call at a home where a gasoline-powered generator had been running in an attached garage.

Too early to start planning for Christmas?

Before You Spend $2 Billion on Your Own Submarine, Read This - Bloomberg

The real excitement, as Sebastian the Crab once sang, is "under the sea."

There's a rule about using private email? Who knew?

Experts Say the Use of Private Email by Trump's Voter… — ProPublica

President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission came under fire earlier this month when a lawsuit and media reports revealed that the commissioners were using private emails to conduct public business.