Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Dominoes Anyone? Richard Hanna of Syracuse, NY has become to first GOP Congressman to announce he would be voting for Hillary Clinton because the Republican candidate was “deeply flawed”. Or, as French President Hollande diplomatically put it, Trump's “excesses make you want to retch.” It works both ways, though; Trump is refusing to support Paul Ryan and John McCain and anyone else who doesn't kiss his... ring.
Another One: Now it turns out that flossing after every meal is not necessary. In fact, flossing doesn't seem to be necessary. Based on 25 separate studies, scientists conclude that brushing will do.
Politics Inaction: In February, Obama asked congress for $1.9 billion to fight the Zika virus. The GOP said fine, “here's $1.1 billion but some of that will have to go for veterans health and more for military spending and it will all have to come out of funding for Planned Parenthood.” Obama said, 'No, this is an emergency, we need the funds for Zika research and prevention.' And Congress went on recess. Now the admirable former GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who had declared he would not run for the Senate again, is running for the Senate again because ““This is not a time for games.” and trying to force Obama to spend money that hasn't been allocated by the congress. Welcome back, Marco.
Fearless: Researches have found that stock market traders essentially feel no fear. Nor shame, apparently.
One of the most important current stories is that of the events unraveling in Turkey. Long time readers will recall that I have harped on Erdogan's thirst for power and dominance for years. Rather than offer a prognostication – I've no idea how all this plays out other than badly – here are some current headlines for your entertainment:
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:24 AM