"Two big plays proved to be costly as Cathedral High School squeaked by Greenfield High School, 14-12…"
"Tech Insider refers to the middle-finger swearing emoji as “hotly anticipated”, but the Guardian is more excited by the soon-to-be-available burrito, writing hand, and a popped bottle of champagne.
…But no-one will get to use a red-haired emoji anytime soon, which, once again, STILL DOES NOT EXIST [sic]."
"The deal has to now be embedded in a larger Iran strategy, and that is key to re-engaging and reinvigorating** with allies and partners in the region,” said Michèle A. Flournoy, a former under secretary of defense for Mr. Obama…"
And are there no college-educated women in Iowa?Trump leads polls among both white men & women, regardless of education. via @RonBrownstein http://t.co/GlUxt96vo9 pic.twitter.com/b6KooMwhFI— National Journal GFX (@NJ_Graphics) September 11, 2015
"The perfectly named popemanteau feature 52 pope-themed stickers and 14 animated GIFs tied to his American visit, including Pope Francis running up the steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art a la Rocky, waving from a New York City cab, and hanging out by the Washington and Lincoln memorials. There’s even one of him tweeting."
"Pieces of the ice in the Savath home were white or clear. Its color ruled out the possibility that it was waste that leaked from an airplane, which is blue from chemicals used to flush airplane toilets."
"Bindle Brothers bindles are not cheap. Their basic “green” model, so-named for the color of the bandanna, runs $99. The “twindle,” a double-branched bindle, is $178.90. And the deluxe model, the Teddy Roosevelt, is listed at $350."
This Is Why Men Wear Only 13 Percent of Their Clothes http://t.co/Huzv1MJ8R9 pic.twitter.com/J2SypgVDlx— Esquire Magazine (@esquire) September 11, 2015
Because I'm telling you, Bunky, in just a few months I'm going to be wearing 100% of my clothes, and maybe more.
"Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Friday after Goldman Sachs and Germany's Commerzbank both slashed their crude forecasts, citing oversupply and concerns over China's economy."
Why anybody pays any attention at all to what Goldman Sachs says anymore but in this case, I’m glad they do.
"'Donald Trump is shallow. He has no understanding of policy. He’s full of bluster but has no substance. He lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn,' Jindal said in an apparent effort to leave no stone unturned."
"Mars is 'a fixer upper of a planet,' Musk says, but it can be made to be more like Earth if it can be made hotter. When it comes to turning on the planetary furnace, there's a slow way and fast way, he explained."
"Washington has put pressure on countries nearby to deny their air space to Russian flights, a move Moscow denounced on Wednesday as 'international boorishness'."
“Only in an Orwellian Obama world full of sprinkly fairy dust blown from atop his unicorn as he’s peeking through a really pretty pink kaleidoscope would he ever see victory or safety for America or Israel in this treaty…"
"The State Department was not aware that the ex-diplomat selected this week to oversee transparency and recordkeeping issues at her former agency had given the maximum $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign until news reports disclosed the gift Tuesday, a State spokesman said."
“If you or someone you love is suffering from crappy dad jokes, get help today."
"On a more serious note, Clinton said that she is 'in the category of people who wanted to do more in reaction to the annexation of Crimea' last year."
This most recent book list includes the interesting juxtaposition:
Take your pick.
[And special to our Midwest and Elsewhere Bureau: Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris.]
"Mistakes have been made, according to Clintonworld, but now her campaign will push the real Hillary."
[I am unclear on the concept, “reality star,” but it seems to involve a lot of selfies, of which I have seen plenty already.]
Tomorrow is the county fair parade. Probably I'll go, at least for some of it. It's the same parade every year; I know it by heart. But it's the only parade we have, unless you count Memorial Day, which doesn't count.
And there are bands – the high school and middle school marching bands, both gloriously out of tune and out of step (but school just started last week, didn't it?). That makes it worthwhile, right there.
I'm told we have a new health official in town who's complaining about the fried dough booth at the fair itself. This is the most exciting thing that's happened for a while. But I'm not sure it's enough to get me there. Once a decade is enough for this fair, and I just went three years ago.
I try to avoid buying donuts, but sometimes I am weak.
My guess is, for football games they put bleachers on the field.
I looked this fact up while reading about while reading a CNN article about Syrian refugees this morning. Apparently the state department figures the U.S. can accommodate as many as 3,000 this year, 5,000 next—or enough to fill the outfield bleachers.
Also from Wikipedia, "there are an estimated half million illegal entries into the United States each year"—or about enough to sell out ten games.
"If a group of a dozen or more people gathered and showed signs of being unruly, the Riot Act enabled an officer of the law to approach the crowd and tell them to disperse. To do so, said officer had to literally read the Riot Act, in a manner similar to the United States' practice of reading someone their Miranda rights before interrogating them.…
Once the officer—who could be a mayor, bailiff, sheriff, or justice of the peace—read this wordy sentence, ideally in a booming and authoritative voice, the group received a grace period of one hour. After 60 minutes elapsed, any members of the crowd who remained had officially committed a felony. The punishment? Death."
"As the story of Michelle Carter, an 18-year-old in Massachusetts who encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself — which he did — winds through our media, it’s easy to wonder: What’s happening to young women?"
"His comments on taxes have won him ambivalent praise from Paul Krugman, the Nobel laureate and columnist for The New York Times, who writes that Trump understands the economy better than the other Republican candidates, who oppose tax increases."
But is this what they mean when they talk about artisanal cocktails? Some guy sticking watermelon puckers in your drink? Watermelon puckers? Really? Bunky, that's just wrong.
And don't even get me started on lemonade.
"Puritan theology…considered procrastination a sin. Jonathan Edwards preached in the early 1700s that those who delay doing good works 'flatter themselves that they shall see another day, and then another, and trust to that, until finally most of them are swallowed up in hell, to lament their folly to all eternity, in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone.' Think about that the next time your gutters need cleaning."
"But there is only so long an actor old enough to be your grandfather is believable jumping out of planes and run down the street after a bad guy half their age - not to mention woo women born long after their first film hit the big screen."
"America’s abstention so far from Syria’s human crisis can be measured in numbers. Germany has put its European neighbours to shame by saying it will process up to 800,000 refugee applications — a multiple of the rest of Europe put together. Since the start of Syria’s civil war, the US has taken just 1,434.
"There was a period when the US was deporting more Mexican immigrants than that every day."
"That's because even though Cruz grew up in Texas, he was born in Canada. (He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2013.)"
"Whereas 'all in' once referred to a scenario in which someone either wins a hand or loses everything in a flash, now it means that a person is simply generally enthusiastic or fully committed. It’s everywhere these days—business jargon, marketing catch phrases, sports mantras, and the idioms of religion and self-help."
"On the one hand, it’s kind of cute that the State Department actually has a Help Desk. On the other hand, someone who needs to contact the Help Desk to find the secretary of State isn’t necessarily someone the secretary of State should be talking to."
“The people in the government knew that I was using a personal account.”
President Obama said he didn’t know. Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said he didn’t know. Former Senior Advisor to the President David Axelrod said he didn’t know. The State Department IT Help Desk didn’t know.…
Sure, but it depends on what the meaning of “in” is.
It's a game where the people stand still and the chairs move. This chair has been moving up and down the block for a week. I never see it go, but whenever I look it's in a different place.
When it stops in front of the house I live in I'm going to sit in it.
None of this would be happening if you weren’t so confused.
“[Odds on] Tom Brady (Even). Handsome, likeable, young, a Trump friend—a guy who will do what it takes to win. Or at least has a 'general awareness' of what it takes."