"'Tommy never got suspended for deflating footballs,' Brady Sr. said last night."
I’m an NFC guy myself.
But of course there’s still February.
“[Walked out] with an orange cart filled with RockSolid clear epoxy, a Tyvek house wrap, primer sealer…recessed lighting, a Moen faucet fixture, a ceiling medallion…"
OK, we give up. What is a ceiling medallion?
Just pointing out. If you want to hear Mozart all day you can try streaming Chicago’s classical music station WFMT, or probably just about any other one, or any streaming service, or, if you’re still living in the last century, play a CD.
Tomorrow is National Data Security Day which includes, incredibly but perhaps hopefully, a Congressional Staff Data Privacy Day Lunch Briefing. We know of no corresponding event for the DNC.
Be safe out there.
"A report from Oxfam International shows eight men own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world. Oxfam says new data from India and China suggests previous estimates of global wealth concentration credited the poorest half of the world with too much wealth."
"NPR's senior vice president for news, Michael Oreskes, says NPR has decided not to use the word 'lie'…"
…of one of the two verifiably bluest states in the union, and yet…
"A town councilor has drafted a resolution calling for security cameras on the Town Common after the creche put up annually by the Keep Christ in Christmas Committee was vandalized for at least the third year in a row.…
"Muzyka-Pyfrom’s resolution calls upon Mayor William Martin to send an appropriation to the council for approval of the full cost of one or more cameras to provide security for people and property on the common. It also authorizes the mayor to apply for and spend any state, federal or private grants or gifts for such a purpose, and adopt a policy of storing video footage in conformity with other town policies governing the storage of security footage on other town-owned property."
Maybe we should put up a monument to Fox News.
"State broadcaster ORF says the biker — nude and drunk — was detained after a nighttime joyride that included trying to steer his cycle through the revolving door of a hotel, pulling a fire alarm and then dropping his bike to sprint through part of the southern city of Villach with police in hot pursuit."
Merriam-Webster is known as a descriptive, rather than prescriptive dictionary (another of which is the OED), my favorite kind. Descriptive dictionaries record how words are used, not necessarily how they should be used.
So I’m just imagining that someday, perhaps before too long, it will update its definition of the word, “trump."
"Ever wondered what $20 million hidden under a mattress looks like? Well, the US Attorney’s Office in Boston has you covered."
Now the snowplow has gone past too fast and buried the sidewalk. And plowed in the driveway. And here I am needing to go to the donut store for more.
"Bill Clinton has been blasting FBI Director James Comey for interfering in the election."
But props for nice use of the word, “hatching,” there, NYPost.
Also, this finally puts an end to the argument about standardized testing in schools so we can go on and start arguing about something new. Like how big that crowd really was.
ME: I'd like an Egg McMuffin and a black coffee.[Later I stop by a drugstore where a cashier is trying to log herself into her terminal. It's a touchscreen, but her fingernails are so long she can't touch it….]
HE: Cream or sugar?
On second thought, maybe he should start with something easier.
"November 8, 2016, began like any other big night in Obama-world: with chicken fingers and waffle fries. "
"Unless, of course, all those potential adversaries stop taking the bait. That’s what it will take to turn the tables on the political dynamic now in place."President the Donald, I’m talking about here, in case you’re wondering. That speech at the CIA yesterday, in front of the Memorial Wall, makes the point all by itself.
[Although, well, it may not be politic to notice, but the CIA was established on this day—January 22—in 1946. If there really are 38 stars on the wall, as Trump’s speech suggested, given the state of American industry since 1946, that’s not too bad a safety record after all.]
Nonetheless, the speech and the staging of it were, IMO, downright scary,
[CORRECTION: There are 87 stars on the wall, according to the CIA web site.]
"Bush quoted Thomas Jefferson, from 1774: 'The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.'"
Maybe it’s time for a musical about Thomas Jefferson.
"The Packers won ten games that first year, besting the Marinette Northerners, the Racine Iroquois, and the Stambaugh Miners — losing only one game, the last of the season, to the Beloit Fairies."
Go Packers. Add the Falcons to that win column. (About Beloit, we have no idea.)