"Hillary Clinton used personal funds to pay a State Department staffer to maintain an email server she used for both personal and government matters when she was U.S. secretary of state, The Washington Post said on Saturday, citing a campaign official."
"'I advocated for the top 100 websites to, beginning on the same day, not let anybody with ad blockers turned on [to view their content],' said Mr. Moore."
Maybe lawsuits too, article says.
"What makes this product so royally special? It’s classic Corn Flakes mixed with macadamia nuts (a favorite of the Queen’s) as well as edible diamonds and pearls."
Didn’t we decide to do away with this kind of stuff in the 18th Century or so?
I once had a friend who, writing a press release, described a new transistor as “about the size of a small dot.” That was a long time ago—today, transistors that size are laughably large. But nowhere near as large as this.
Here’s the Associated Press describing a 500,000-pound rock in Arizona as "weighing more than many jumbo jets.” My admiration is profound.
"'You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world,' Clinton said. 'I didn't really stop and think what kind of email system will there be?'"
Thinking is hard.
"'Is it legally binding? Ahhh,' John Ryder, the RNC’s general counsel, said shortly after Trump’s press conference Thursday afternoon. Ryder took a long pause. 'Legally binding? Ummm. I think it’s politically binding.'"
Nearly 4,000 documents here, plenty to keep you away from work for a while. But what you really want to do is get a job at the State Department.
Gee, working at the State Department sounds like fun!
"“Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box,” an insider reveals to Radar of the Presidential contender’s latest nightmare."
…but it’s still funny.
[This, however…well, possibly we might perhaps believe it. Or some of it. Maybe.]
"Far from being a gift to workers, Cleveland's recognition of Labor Day was a desperate political ploy to mollify the anger of the union movement he had just decimated. He and his Democratic Party rushed the federal holiday into law only days after his military assault on Pullman strikers.… "
Egypt, I mean. Not the belly dancers. Of course.
But wait. Actually it’s a pretty terrific (as usual) piece by Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce.
"The new official height for the mountain is 20,310 feet, which is 10 feet lower than its previously recorded elevation of 20,320 feet, according to the United States Geological Survey."
or maybe Fox News could say…Alaskans Cheated By Obama.
"Google’s fleet of autonomous test cars is programmed to follow the letter of the law. But it can be tough to get around if you are a stickler for the rules. One Google car, in a test in 2009, couldn’t get through a four-way stop because its sensors kept waiting for other (human) drivers to stop completely and let it go. The human drivers kept inching forward, looking for the advantage — paralyzing Google’s robot."
"It seems many people are more comfortable with the technology they already have."
And in other good news, my sister found some Rolodex cards. Whew.
"The new trailer for the upcoming Macbeth offers a look at Michael Fassbender’s dark, bloodthirsty version of Shakespeare’s tragic hero, with Marion Cotillard as his power-hungry wife."
Not exactly a snow day but close enough for summer.
…what’s the second best thing to happen in the 21st Century.
"The Republican establishment seems to be slowly going through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' five stages of grief, with many politicians and pundits unable to get past the first: denial."
"The Internet of Things is a term coined to describe an emerging wired world of intelligent devices and billions of tiny sensors sprinkled everywhere that are networked together and communicating. A few examples are smart toasters, smart thermostats and refrigerators, smart houses, driverless cars and personalized medicine"
"The Islanders were the first NHL team to deploy a group of scantily-clad Ice Girls to shovel excess snow off the ice during stoppages, and now they are no more."
"Nope, that’s not Donald Trump’s hair — it’s an $1,800 slip-on from Gucci’s new “Prince-town” collection.…
The hirsute slide hasn’t yet hit stores, and a company source tells The Post there were only 20 pairs made for the entire United States. So, don’t get your hopes up."
The local Staples doesn’t sell Rolodex cards any more. My sister is distraught.
Wait. Can’t place “Rolodex"?
"The Rolodex was invented in 1956, by the Danish engineer Hildaur Neilsen, the chief engineer of Zephyr American, a stationery manufacturer in New York. First marketed in 1958, it was an improvement to an earlier design called the Wheeldex. Zephyr American also invented, manufactured and sold the Autodex, a spring-operated phone directory that automatically opened to the selected letter, Swivodex, an inkwell that did not spill, Punchodex, a paper hole puncher, and Clipodex, an office aid that attached to a stenographer's knee."
Remember now? (I’m guessing none of them are big sellers these days.)
"However, Petraeus’s play, if executed, could be enormously controversial. "
Salzberg said the bigger problem facing parents this school year is what the media have dubbed "super lice."
Super? Lice? Really?
Imagine my relief.
Cancel the rest of your week.