Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Constitutional Law: Donald Trump says that only “the Second Amendment people” can keep Hillary from appointing justices to the Supreme Court. He says that was a joke. He isn't.
Drip By Drip: As the Arctic melts and the seas rise, radiation from the past along with “excessive concentrations of mercury” are being released, along with anthrax and other biologic threats. And out to sea the warming waters are breeding cholera-causing bacteria.
The Free Ride: None of the $100 million spent on TV ads since the conventions has come from the Trump campaign. It gets all the coverage it needs (and wants) from the media, for free.
Recess Record: Even with Congress in recess, the hot air in DC has remained above 70 for 34 days in a row, a 145 year record. Alaska, Florida, and New Mexico had their hottest Julys on record. Every state in the Union is warmer-than-average so far this year.
Eggs! The pressure to report positive findings from research is at least partially responsible for many of the irreproducible findings in medical journals. That's big-people talk for 'fraud'.
Wolf, Wolf! Ukraine claims a Russian invasion is possible “at any minute.”
The Boys Next Door: An unlikely bromance has sprung up between Turkey's Erdoğan (who needs a friend) and Russia's Putin (who wants a pipeline).
The Spills of War: The Saudis are bombing Yemeni food factories while waiting for130 Abrams tanks from the US, the French are selling Kuwait $1.1 billion worth of attack helicopters. Remind me again about why al Qeada and ISIS hate US – even though they keep scooping up the military gear we leave behind when we run away.
Entrials: Since 2007, about 110,000 box cars have been taken out of service and only 8,500 cars have been built to replace them.
The Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:37 AM