JAMES COMEY IS SORT OF A LITTLE RHYMES WITH WITCH And for a guy who claimed to want to take the high road with his "higher loyalty" his book seems be short on bombshells and long on throwing shade at Trump. From what I've seen so far, he comes off like a mad teenager who is trying to get back at the dude who stole his girl. Sad.
BUT HE BOMBSHELLED HIMSELF A FEW TIMES The part of the book that should be getting a lot of play is encapsulated by this passage:
“It is entirely possible that, because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all polls. But I don’t know.”
Got that? If the polling had been closer, it may have affected Comey's decision to announce the restart of the investigation. For a man so pure and upstanding that he answered to a "higher loyalty" this sure seems like politics played a role in how he did his job. THAT is a bombshell.
TRUMP JUST PARDONED SCOOTER LIBBY Who was found guilty of lying to investigators over the stupid Valerie Plame affair. Isn't it odd that the only thing political types get busted for is lying, but never anything more? Trump pardoned him today.
CLIFF MAY IS WRITING ABOUT SYRIA From his post at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Read his latest column about Syria here, where he makes a case for American intervention, but I'm not sure I agree with him. I'll talk to Cliff at 2.
WE ARE LUCKY OUR COMMUNITY HAS FIREFLY AUTISM! If you haven't heard about Firefly Autism please tune in at 3 to hear my discussion with Jesse Ogas of Firefly. They do a really stellar job serving folks in our community with autism. Find out more about them to donate or use their services here.
BRITISH KNIFE CONTROL IS A PARODY OF GUN CONTROL So says this author who makes the case that what's happening in London right now, which is a crime wave of murder by knives, is giving us a clue that guns may not be the problem. In London, they are cracking down on people carrying knives. How are they doing that? Maybe stop and frisk? Just read the article and see what I mean.
THE GENDER SPECTRUM CLAIMS ANOTHER SCALP. I MEAN CROWN. Penn State is no longer crowing a Homecoming King or Queen. So the tiny, miniscule number of people who don't identify as a man or a women and may want to be awarded something don't feel confused and uncomfortable, now the award will be given to two students, regardless of gender. And they won't be crowned, they will be given the “Guide State Forward Award”. How grandiose.
MEN WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DUDE MAKEUP And I'm not doing this for me, I'm doing it for you. Do. Not. Get. Sucked. Into. This. Scam. Women lost the battle long, long ago, so we are saddled with the responsibility of spending a crap ton of money on products and make up and whatnot. Now I find out that more men than ever are using makeup now. JUST STOP NOW. Before it's too late. I get the temptation you want to cover those bags, maybe even your skin tone, but I can assure you, concealer is the gateway drug you don't want to try. You're welcome.
HEY COLLEGE KIDS, YOU CAN DISCRIMINATE BASED ON RACE AGAIN! As white kids at Scripps College are finding out. Oh the white kids aren't hosting a whites only event, a club for students of Latin origin is. The POC (persons of color) pool party has been heavily advertised as POC ONLYYYYY on the facebook page of the group that organized it. Nice to know we can exclude people based on race again. See? Trump HAS made America Great Again! (the last statement was sarcasm and should not be construed as the writer's desire for a segregated America again, which is the opposite of how the writer feels.)
YET ANOTHER USELESS COOL THING I WISH I HAD THE TIME AND SMARTS TO MAKE
YOUR GENERATION THINKS THEY ARE BLACK PEOPLE This video is ridiculous and great.
I WILL NEVER BE THIS DESPERATE TO AVOID CHARGES ON A LOW COST CARRIER But if you're the sort who wants to, you really need to read this article about how to save big on low cost carriers. But there is a zero percent chance I'm going to wear multiple layers of clothing to keep from going over my baggage allowance. ZERO.
HERE'S HOPING AN ANTI-SQUATTERS BILL MAKES IT TO LAW During the housing crisis in Florida squatters became a HUGE problem and it seems there are similar issues here in Colorado. I know an elderly woman who went to visit her sister for four months and came home to strangers living in her house. They had changed the utilities into their names with a fake lease and simply told her it was their house now. It was a nightmare for her and took five months to get them kicked out, time they used to raid everything of value from the home, including the copper pipes and wiring and ac unit. This must be stopped and Colorado is taking some steps to make it easier to kick out unwanted squatters.
THEY SHOULD JUST CALL THEM POOP BLOWERS! Have you ever heard that hand dryers in public bathrooms are more sanitary then hand towels? Well it's all a big fat lie. A recent study now shows that fecal matter that's in the air from toilets flushing gets sucked up the by the air intake and blown all over your clean hands. AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHH!