THE MINISTER OF SILLY WALKS JOINS ME TODAY! When I was 9 years old we had three television channels and thankfully, one of them was PBS. They showed British comedies like Monty Python's Flying Circus and more importantly, Fawlty Towers. I learned about absurdity and humor and nonsense from John Cleese and his supporting team. I LOVE HIM. And it never occurred to me that I would ever have the chance to interview him. I hope I don't screw this up. I'll play the interview (I have to prerecord for his schedule) at 1:35!
IT'S A LIVING: CORONER EDITION! We all think we know what a coroner does these days from a zillion cop shows with coroners who are wise and never stumped and always help solve the crime in the allotted hour. But how accurate (we all know it takes more than an hour) are those depictions? Former Douglas County Coroner Lora Thomas joins me to share the secrets of the coroner's office today at 3.
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HOW BILL CLINTON WANTED TO MEET WITH A BUNCH OF RUSSIANS RIGHT BEFORE THE URANIUM ONE DEAL WAS APPROVED? This story is not going away, and this is going to be a death by a thousand cuts. One must wonder when the Nets are going to pick this up? Now we have info that former President Bill Clinton asked his wife's state department to approve visits with two players in the Uranium One deal. Though he never met with them, he did meet with Vladimir Putin while he was in Russia giving a speech. The "official" reason given to the press was that the two men were meeting to discuss some Russian spies who were arrested. Mmmkay. Knowing what we know now, it's hard to believe that story if you ask me.
DID YOU HAPPEN TO WATCH GENERAL JOHN KELLY'S PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY? If not, you should. He did such an amazing job explaining to a clueless press corps about how and why our military members serve that it should be seen by every person who doesn't know anyone in the military.
IS THE HASHTAG ME TOO CAMPAIGN AKIN TO A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE? The author makes a pretty compelling case that had not occurred to me, although asking your fellow men and women for absolution seems a far cry from asking God for absolution. It's an interesting comment on moral posturing and the cultural awakening that people are clamoring for.
PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS AND CRAPPY LEADERSHIP ARE KILLING CONNECTICUT And it will be interesting to see if the city of Hartford makes it without defaulting on bond payments. Moody's downgraded the city's bond rating once again and says that the generous benefits and raises for union members are a big part of the ongoing fiscal crisis. This from a state with the second highest tax burden in the COUNTRY.
THE FIRST PART OF SOLVING A PROBLEM IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE ONE And Harvey Weinstein doesn't seem to be there quite yet. He's in "rehab" but isn't taking it very seriously. Reports say he's still denying that he ever did anything wrong and is sleeping through group therapy. He's a monster who can't be fixed, it seems.
KIDS NOW WANT TO BE REAL PEOPLE WITH REAL JOBS! Have you ever asked a child, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" only to get the "model" "football player" or "actress" answer? Kids in Britain were recently asked that question and they went in a new direction. Business owner or entrepreneur topped the list! Teachers were there, and athlete came in at a measly 2%. I wish we could do a similar survey in the US!
WATCHING THIS CLIP OF MEGYN KELLY reminds me of when Hillary was trying to prove how human she was. I just want to tell them both, "it's okay, ladies, some women are just not "relatable" like Hoda."
THE GOP MAY GET TAX REFORM DONE. BECAUSE BUSINESS. I'm not opposed to tax cuts. Screw the deficit, I just want my money*. Even my pal Senator Rand Paul, who just voted against the new budget the Senate passed because he actually thinks we should spend less, is on board for tax reform. Let's see how this all pans out.
AND NOW, STUDENTS SHOW HOW COMPLETELY IGNORANT THEY ARE About taxes and tax policy. But we know they still hate Trump.
AND NOW, DRUNKEN AMAZON SHOPPING IS A BAD IDEA. And you need to look at some of the drunk Amazon purchases in this story.