"The kids haven't begged for their Halloween candy, the Cubs haven't even had a chance to blow the World Series, and my mother (who packs for a weekend getaway two months ahead) hasn't planned her Thanksgiving dinner yet. But Bryant Park is about to start selling Christmas presents."
You may soon have a constitutional right to hunt and fish
…If the measures pass, the right to hunt and fish will be recognized in at least 20 state constitutions.
Massachusetts could be the first state to regulate how chickens and cows live
…The Humane Society of the United States has poured more than a million dollars into the “yes” campaign, and if the measure passes, it could soon show up on ballots in other states.
…the one that broke during our last October snow and wiped out our power and everything else for a week, broke again last night. It took guys with chain saws and a big truck to clear the street. It knocked down the neighbors’ phone and internet but the power stayed on, and it didn’t affect us at all. Which is progress. Plus, there’s not much of that old tree left. One more good early snow should finish it off for good.
Nature is doing a better job of pruning that tree than the city, to whom it belongs.
"It would appear that Clinton has an army of cliché writers on her staff. This is exactly the kind of language that — at best — makes people roll their eyes. And, in this year, hearing politicians sound so typical makes people angry. Does Clinton not hear how she sounds? Does her team not notice how she comes across? Can’t they put a stop to it? She is a parody of a candidate."
And the Republicans are a national embarrassment (plus, Trump is going to need a much bigger wall than he thought…Scientists say weird signals from space are ‘probably’ aliens).
But you can’t not vote. (I’ve thought about it: It won’t work.)
Absent a None of the Above line on the ballot, the only option left is voting for a third-party or independent candidate. He or she won’t win. But your vote won’t be wasted. If enough people do it maybe somebody, somewhere will wake up. Meanwhile, we’re in for a rocky four years.
"With a single shotgun blast, a 65-year-old woman in rural northern Virginia recently shot down a drone flying over her property."
The memo, made public Wednesday by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, lays out the aggressive strategy behind lining up the consulting contracts and paid speaking engagements for Bill Clinton that added tens of millions of dollars to the family’s fortune, including during the years that Hillary Clinton led the State Department. It describes how Band helped run what he called “Bill Clinton Inc.,” obtaining “in-kind services for the President and his family — for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like.”
And Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 6, so that’s another hour we have to put up with this mess.
…maybe you can still be president! Here are the requirements for running a write-in campaign in your state.
Good luck. (And thanks, G.)
The Wall Street Journal
Heads up, business majors: Employers are newly hot on the trail of hires with liberal arts and humanities degrees. Class of 2015 graduates from those disciplines are employed at higher rates than their cohorts in the class of 2014, a survey shows. Read the full story
The last time the Cubs won a World Series it was 1906. They played Detroit. I became a fan in 1950 or so; I was in junior high school.
The best thing about the Cubs is you can be a Cubs fan without being much of a baseball fan. The Cubs are just the Cubs, and Wrigley Field is a fine place to spend a sunny summer afternoon. And that's enough. But wouldn't it be great to win this one?