Today's Tids Issue 3,646
At some point early in the Trump speech my mind turned to a delicious diversion as better way to enter an uplifting weekend, Chocolate. How many beautiful ways can you savor the ultimate food of the gods. I barely knew where to start. I first thought of some wonderful little homemade chocolate truffle balls and then dove immediately into chocolate cream pie. Which led me to the agonizing choice between milk and dark chocolate. Of course the possibilites for this amazing brown nectar are all made even more intriguing with the infusion of butterscotch or caramel. Or super rich cake with half inch creamy icing layered over raspberry. Then within seconds I was biting off the ears of a giant, solid chocolate rabbit. And, how about that old fashioned ice box cake which I learned to make as a kid, and practically inhaled when ready to eat. I tried to rate all of the packaged candy treats, with Reese’s coming out on top, and M&M Dark chocolate a close second. And, I haven’t even gotten to ice cream yet! I was really hungry when I woke up this morning.
It appeared to me that the newspapers (I read three this morn) took out their sharpest swords to slash Trump’s speech with any negatives they could find, and spent next to no time looking for positives, and issues supported strongly by many Americans. At least, that’s what I saw as a read headline after headline pointing out not the reality of what he said but how it didn’t conform to their own ideological view of the world. Actually, I fell asleep after ten or so minutes of the speech.
Who was the man from Wisconsin whose name has become synonymous with the phrase “Serial Killer.”
--Trump Accepts; Speech Titillates Faithful; Daughter Ivanka Continues Stretch Of Strong Sibling Speeches; Gay Billionaire Thiel Has Crowd Cheering In Approval.
--Hillary VP Shortlist Down To Tom Kaine, Tom Vilsack, Cory Booker; Kaine Deemed Favorite.
--Markets Open Slightly Lower: Reports Negative Over Future For Airlines Stocks.
--NBA Takes All Star Game From Charlotte Because Of State’s LGBT Law; JJ Watts Out Due To Back Problems.
--Reports Reveal That Russia Bombed Syria Airbase Used By US And Britain; Russia Trying To Force Hand Of US For Deal Over Syria Bombing’s Control; US Bending.
Most reporters last night must have settled in for the Trump-a-palooza because there was a devoid of stories from US and European agencies.
Fox News is going to miss Roger Ailes, its founder. But that is only half the problem as the giant ratings leader net work finds its audience aging. Not only do they have to find a new CEO, but he or she must be one who can alter the network for younger appeal without alienating the old pople. That, is a task that is as difficult as it gets in media.
Budweiser is by far the leading beer in the country. “Gimmie a Bud” is a favorite expression heard in bar after bar across the country. As you may know it is now owned by a European brewer, and for some inconceivable reason they will change the iconic name of this brew to “America”. Actually, it is a summer promotion wrapped around the flag. But, when you think about, isn’t Budweiser reflective of America, already speaking to generations of happy Americans.
Caramel is the new butterscotch.
We’ve seen the news media overreact and rush to judgment much too often. They do it all of the time in dangerous police situations. They jumped on Cruz for not supporting Trump, even tough Trump had made up a story about his father conspiring to kill Kennedy and after Trump implied his wife ugly. And last week they tended to describe Gretchen Carlson’s Ailes’ accusations as sour groups. And now, Carlson is being portrayed as courageous as more women stepped up to denounce the Fox CEO, and he eventually steps down. It is dangerous to your health to get wrapped up in early news reports.
It looks like the Turkish Parliament has just created the world’s newest dictator by granting Erdogan extensive powers.
Reading Between the Lines Movie Reviews:
--The critics absolutely adore Don’t Think Twice, but audiences are so-so about it. When a member of a NYC comic improv group makes it into a prime TV sitcom role, the rest of the members begin to realize that they all won’t make it. This one is loaded with comedians as the actors and the critics say it is laugh till your sides split funny. But too often these days, what critics think as funny is beyond me
--The Ice Age series has been funny and entertaining, but don’t count on the same for Ice Age: Collision Course – it is a wreck.
--Lights Out is a horror movie and pretty good, A supernatural being lurks in the shadows and a woman must protect herself a brother -- and learn what is lurking in her family’s past.
--Star Trek Beyond will keep the Trekkies smiling, as the crew abandoned after their space ship is demolished, must face alien warriors. Very tense.
Today is the anniversary of Jeffery Dahmer’s arrest. He killed 17 men and boys.
Have a great weekend, E-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y!