"Clinton’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment, but the former secretary of state has said she favors tough regulation of Wall Street."
"There's no denying that in this day and age, most people rely on portable devices, particularly in running a few errands."
"'There’s been bobcat sightings,' said airport director Andrew Davis."
"To put this more vividly, imagine that you are in a car riding shotgun next to Ronald Reagan. You just left New York City and are heading south on Interstate 95. You zoom along in the fast lane, at 78 mph. You just passed a sedan in the next lane. A totally average motorist drives it and strictly obeys the 65 mph speed limit. And way back, in the rear-view mirror, a third auto slouches in the slow lane. Behind the wheel is Obama, plodding forward at 35 mph."
"In one only-in-Chicago insult, a protester carried a sign reading, 'Trump puts ketchup on his hot dog.'"
“The man famous for dispatching bad guys with a roundhouse kick to the face either got cold feet or never intended to endorse Cruz in the first place."
"The way we pick presidential nominees is relatively stupid."
…if you put a little spinach on it, is my current culinary rule. Baloney and cheese sandwich? Add a few leaves of spinach. Hot dog? Garnish with spinach (and ketchup, of course). Spam? Toss a little spinach on there, naturellement. Hey, spinach in eggs too.
What about spinach cookies, you may ask. Me too.
…or possibly Trumphobia or, if you are inclined to the clinical, sloth—no matter how you diagnose it, my reading fell off rather alarmingly last month. I am now, however, in recovery with a nifty volume of writings from Vanity Fair, recommended by the irreplaceable M via our Midwest and Elsewhere Bureau, more about which—the book, that is—anon.
Sinclair Lewis, in 1935, wrote a novel called It Can’t Happen Here which, if you were to read it now, would make you believe it was written yesterday, or possibly next year. It’s available for ten bucks from the various purveyors of digital media, but I would suggest trolling a library first if you’re interested in giving it a look. It’s a trying read, full of topical allusions from the 1930’s that can be pretty distracting at best. Nor is it by any means Lewis’s best work. Still, if you’re wanting a tale in which The Donald is a D and not an R, this is the one for you.
So may words…
…this opinion piece is from that little Tucker’s web site, a known right-wing sump, and granted the author, one Roger Stone, is billed as men’s fashion editor, still, as Stone says, you really can not make this stuff up.
"Neil Bush, the son of President George H. W. Bush, who defrauded U.S. taxpayers out of $1.5 billion dollars in the savings and loan scam, and later peddled influence for the Chinese government, (who plied him with Chinese prostitutes) has formally endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president. You can’t make this stuff up."
"Some lawmakers in New England want to go even further, seceding from the populous Eastern Time Zone and throwing their lot in with Nova Scotia and Puerto Rico."
"Liberals would be thrilled to death if we all drove the exact same type and model of car (or, rather, had it drive us). I think it might be a little boring. All those Toyota Priuses . . ."
The Socialist who finds his children playing with soldiers is usually upset, but he is never able to think of a substitute for the tin soldiers; tin pacifists somehow won’t do. Hitler, because in his own joyless mind he feels it with exceptional strength, knows that human beings don’t only want comfort, safety, short working-hours, hygiene, birth-control and, in general, common sense; they also, at least intermittently, want struggle and self-sacrifice, not to mention drums, flags and loyalty-parades.
–George Orwell, March, 1940 (From The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, Volume 2.)
San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles have passed similar bans that take effect this season while New York and Toronto have legislation pending. A statewide ban in California is scheduled to take effect in time for the 2017 season.
"A group of about 20 cops and rescue workers eventually tied a rope to the naked man’s chest and one to his leg, maneuvering the ties until they could suspend the yelling suspect and bring him to the ground, according to the East Oregonian."
"The Michigan football coach, who has never been scared to express himself on social media, recommended in a tweet Wednesday night that President Obama nominate Judith Sheindlin -- or Judge Judy -- for the vacant spot."
"You can install extensions that replace Trump’s name with 'your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving,' or that add actual Trump quotes every time his name appears, or that remove any mention of him whatsoever."
A runaway piglet named "Janice" could stop traffic just about anywhere, I bet,
"'The money was there, and had to be released in order to save the American auto industry and 4 million jobs, and to begin the restructuring,' she said then. 'I voted to save the auto industry. He voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry.’"
"The 75-year-old actor is set to appear at a rally in Concord for the Republican front-runner, along with Glenn Beck and retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin. (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Thinks Ted Cruz Would Make A Great President)"
"It’s not just Hillary who is undecided on the issue. Recent polls have shown conflicting results about the American public’s sentiments."
That pretty much explains it right there. But also…
"'It’s a problem we’ve got to come up with some way to solve,' Clinton said, Bloomberg reports. 'And I am not expert in any way to tell you how to do it.’"
She doesn’t know much about computer security.
Imagine our surprise.
"The government has already has already faced an unprecedented number of leaks and hacks in recent years, and the FBI's demand for backdoors is making the Pentagon weary."
"Rubio is trailing in the polls in Michigan -- which offers the biggest delegate prize among primaries being held on Tuesday. Trump has held the lead there, but faces the closest challenge from Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz."
Strangely (it seems to me), despite a winter nearly devoid of snow, we had a pretty normal amount of moisture where I live, with plenty more coming down the river from up north. Up in the top left corner, looks like even more.Contiguous USA sees 12th wettest #winter on record per @NOAANCEIclimate https://t.co/qpxKVO15sh #StateOfClimate pic.twitter.com/2mBObPQhc0— NOAA (@NOAA) March 8, 2016
"If that sounds something like a war, the battlefield is the prized vineyards of Chianti, Italy’s vaunted wine region in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany.
"And the enemy? An exploding population of voracious wild boars and deer that savor the sugary grapes and the vines’ tender sprouts, but that are also part of the region’s famed landscape, hunting traditions and cuisine."
"SEIU 1199, the powerful health-care-workers union, gave $500,000 to CONY, and in 2014, it received a nine-year contract with raises retroactive to 2009, records show.” [Etc.]
Seems like a lot of this going around these days.
"Over the past six weeks, the GOP establishment has moved from denial to anger to bargaining in the stages of grief that have accompanied this outsider election. But with Rubio’s big fade, the Hail Mary of a brokered convention looks even less likely. And what’s left of the party’s center-right is heading for the next stage of depression. A hug and a drink are in order, as their party prepares to be wrested away from reform Republicans."