What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, September 25, 2017

Linkee-poo battle lines being drawn, nobody's right if everybody's wrong

Puerto Rico is dying, and our president and government aren't doing anything to help. Congress is in a bunch to pass the Obamacare repeal and won't be able to focus on anything else for the next week. This is the result of not doing your homework early.

"An estimated 4 percent of Americans have food allergies, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that allergies are a growing public health concern. But diagnosing allergies can be tricky, and kids can outgrow them, too." Allergies can change over your lifetime. Some people who don't have allergies as kids develop them as adults. Sometimes very late in life. Allergies aren't things you "outgrow", they are things you can either be sensitized to or de-sensitized to. It's the same as lactose intolerance. Most babies aren't, but develop the intolerance as they get older.

Bribery will get you anywhere. "According to a summary obtained by The Washington Post, Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) will propose giving Alaska and Maine more funding than initially offered. Those states are represented by Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine), who have expressed concerns about the bill but have yet to say how they would vote." Just a reminder, more money up front still screws your state in the long run.

So, how did the president's "sons-of-bitches" comment work out this Sunday. Yep, drove more people to take a knee, and some of the owners on to the field in support of their players. Plus the Streisand effect. Couldn't have seen that one coming. Also, what is it with the president's obsession with "ratings." Dude, seriously, have you seen yours lately?

So, after 8 years of obstructionism from the right, now they think we just need to get together and talk and work and come to some agreement. Like how you can believe you need to build a wall, but also realize you need immigrant labor to harvest the crops you want to sell.

"Clad in a jean jacket with an American flag hoodie, Yiannopoulos was brought in through the police-guarded barricades and greeted by a crowd of about 150 people who made their way through tight security." And there's your Free Speech Rally. "'All that to say hi and leave?' he said." Milo is a narcissist, as are many of the blow-hards on the right. It's all about him.

"White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner has used both a private email account and an official email address to communicate with other government officials, his attorney says. Responding to media reports about Kushner's email habits, his lawyer said, 'All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address.'" I'm sure all those people who howled about Sec. Clinton using a private email server, and how we couldn't trust that all "non-personal" emails were kept, will also be as adamant that criminal charges should be brought. Right? Hello? Bueller? Bueller?

The problem isn't so much that the DKRP believes our president has declared war on them through a tweet (they have believed every president has declared war on them at some point), but that they state they're within their rights to shoot down American aircraft in international airspace. That's the new wrinkle.

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