Today's Tids Issue 3,307
Whether it’s 80 degrees or 30, it is a truly beautiful morning. Whether the sun is warming your skin, or being filtered through a couple of layers, it is still a perfect day to get up and breathe in crisp cool air or warm sodden air, and love the world you are in. Thank God for being alive, and living in America. As I listen though, I hear intelligent people saying they love America and it will be perfect with a little tweaking, like a strong central Government; being more like Europe. The sun in the morning sky treats everybody equally. And I always thought that what shown upon the USA was to treat all people the same. Why doesn’t everybody understand the strengths of the true America? Why can’t they see it.
Brookins and MacNelley are saying that a shotgun wedding is a case of wife or death.
A guy born in Aleppo Syria I know said that after leaving his home country for a number of reasons, he was surprised then first arriving in Lebanon that people on the street would bump into him. Then he remembered that when walking with his father, a well known doctor in town, people would step aside and say “Good Morning Doctor.”
What are considered the Ten Best TV Cooking Shows of all time?
--“Germmanwings” Airliner With 48 Aboard Crashes Into Alps.
--Feds Examining Isis “Kill List”, ISIS, al-Qaida, Boco Training Together In Africa; SIS Skimming 10’s Of Millions Per Month Off Of Salaries For Iraqi Troops In Mosul.
--Eurozone Economic Recovery gained Momentum In March.
--UN Says That In 15 Years World Will Have 40% Less Water Than It needs.
--Taxi Drivers In Brussels Attack And Block Uber Drivers.
--US Counterterror Plan In Yemen Collapses; “O” Slows Troop Withdrawal In Afghan..
---Coast Guard Rescues Two Fisherman Off Newport.
--Jolie Loses Ovaries In Precaution Against Cancer; “24” Actress Alberta Watson Dies From Cancer At Age Of 60.
The Voice is still in the paring down process, but maybe it’s time to get a handle on some of the potential finalists. Personally I like the kid Sawyer, a young voice that just simply takes over the arena without the usual theatrics. He hasn’t missed yet. I’m also fascinated by another youngster Koryn Hawthorne who also seems to have that ability to own a stage with a powerful voice. Not far behind on my list are Mia Z, RI’s Sarah Potenza, and Meghan Linsey. Nathan Hermida showed me some potential, but most of the other guys, while often quite talented, were just the same ole’, same ole’. There will be 6 more contestants tonight facing off in three rounds. There’s several good candidates here too.
Hey, I was surprised last night when I saw that “The Following” was back for another year with a two hour premiere. I have enjoyed the grizzly, bloody show where you never know who’s good and who’s a serial killer. It helps me grow out of my choirboy past.
Two kids looking a land line phone in the living room: “That’s an instrument you use to find your smart phone.” Thanks to Hillary Price.
The average value of imported auto parts per car is $12,500. So while the American industry is being heralded for a banner year, the US worker is seeing the formerly great paying manufacturing jobs going to Mexico, China and India, among others. This is just the nature of the Global economy. What it was, ain’t. So beware of Pols who say they will bring back manufacturing.
“Operation Choke Point” is one of those cute little rascally endeavors you would expect to see in say..Russia or Venezuela, not America. Apparently Congress is investigaing the operation where the “O” Admin through the DoJ , FDIC and other agencies would systematically squeeze legal company’s finances objectionable to some moralists. Bankers allegedly were told that they would face increased audits and scrutiny if they kept accounts for businesses selling cigarettes, guns, short term loans and gambling among many others. Could fast Food companies be next? It’s scary to see this and even more so to realize that we have people in our government who think KGB tactics are just fine.
The UnAmerican School Administrators are coming, Department:
On the other side of the aisle we have a bunch of HS students in Lexington Mass, where the revolutionary War began, who wanted to reinforce American Patriotism with an American Pride Dance Yes, you did hear that correctly, Massachusetts, the communist state where the kids seem to get it. But of course, it wasn’t really that simple, as School “Officials” thought it needed to be more inclusive. There’s that word again. The students said the school Mahoofs were against their “Red, White and Blue Dance” because it “excluded other nationalities”. The School Board pronouncement was the second “Shot heard round the world”. The town went Bonkers. Students said, don’t school officials understand the great American concept – “The Melting Pot?” Guess what” The Kids won. The American Pride Dance is on Target.
A guy named Bullard, a supposed Wall Street Guru, “Fears Violent reaction to rate hike.” Now, I had made notes to write today about the supposed June increase and predicted that it will be a day of panic on Wall Street. So how come after discounting the future rate for two to three years now each time somebody at the Fed blinked, we still have fears f the actual day? Gadzooks. And I suspect somebody has been playing the rate increase game for the past two weeks too, simply because it’s just that WS doesn’t make the sense it used to. An excuse for playing is the new mantra.
Number one is Julia Childs “The French Chef”. After that we have Alton Brown “Good Eats”, Iron Chef, Molto Mario, East Meets West with Ming Tsai, Top Chef. PBS America’s Test Kitchen, “Chopped”, Two Fat Ladies and Number 10 – The Naked Chef – Jamie Oliver. Some famous chefs ranked lower like Guy’s (Fieri) Big Bite at 12, Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen at 17, Emeril at 18, Barefoot Contessa at 19, Bobby Flay at 21 and Cake Boss at 23.
O say why can’t you see,
This nation that set people free.
This country under God that put people first.
Saved by those under flags, bombs that burst.
Who do many less fully understand,
What’s been so great about this land?
Yet in my heart, I and many good folks do believe
The soul that was America, we can again retrieve.