Today's Tids Issue 3,999!
For Puffy Clouds:
Around 4:10 yesterday afternoon I was driving along the island in an area where sunlight dances on the waters and giant clouds loom like snowy mountains on the horizon. And what I saw was God having a particularly incredible day sculpting clouds. I smiled at a fluffy, smiling lama, and just beyond saw a penguin wobbling along. And finally, as the brilliant sky began to fade, up popped a gigantic American eagle, sitting there majestically against the rich blue. There was a noticeable twinkle in its eye.
I didn’t see any pigs flying, but, I should have. This morning I read where a nearby town’s school department returned $1,360,000 million to the towns budget because they didn’t have anywhere or need to spend it! Have I been smoking something?
The smartest person the room is the person who knows that he or she doesn’t know everything.
Name Five Danny DeVito Movies and his two television programs. Bonus: What six things should every home have at the ready to help prevent or cope with emergencies.
--Downturn In Healthcare, Tech Stocks Push Wall Street Lower; New Home Construction Moving Along At Positive Rate; Health Economy And Steady Employment Numbers May Trigger Fed rate Increase..
--Senate Tax Plan Rolls Out If committee; Orin Hatch Blows Up Over Dems “Tax Plan For The Rich” Mantra; Hatch From “Dirt Poor Background” Says He Knows What the Middle Class Needs To Better Themselves; He Would Never Bypass The Need Of The Struggling – As Bitter Word Duel With Ohio Senator Brown (D) Erupts.
---Boston Celtics Beat Golden State For 14th Straight win.
--Dallas Owner Jerry Jones Increases Rhetoric Against NFL and Goodell.
--Tesla Introduces Electric Big-Rig Truck Lines; Considered Huge Transportation Breakthrough; JB Hunt signs Up; Tesla 3 Factory Still Chaotic.
--Mugbe’s Wife Presidential Ambitions Cut Off At The Pass.
--5,000 Barrels Leak From Keystone Pipeline Just As Nebraska Is To Take Up Vote On Pipeline Passing Through Husker State; Leak Said To be Quickly Discovered And Contained..
RCP delivered the numbers on the Moore candidacy, and they are collapsing faster than his sullied image. From a moderately lofty lead just two weeks ago, the blackened Senate candidate has fallen twelve points behind…in a safe Repub state. Just to the north in NC, Repub US Senator Tillis has a mere 28% favorability rating (Lower than trump’s NC 37% number). The Dems may look confused and seem in serious depression mode since Hillary let them down, but they are making gains where it counts now, in Congress. Wake up Repubs. Nothing is the same in our new world of disappearing boundaries.
Say it ain’t so, Pricilla Alden. Amazon says that today marks the beginning of Black Friday. Where have you gone, Thanksgiving.
The Big College football game of the week is Michigan versus Wisconsin. A serious Badger win could put them in contention for the Bowl playoffs. And, the Wolverines need it for respectability.
Jeff Besos is thankful that he has six extra days this Thanksgiving season to make more money.
Thinking of moving? Here are what are now considered the 12 worst places to live – rated by Crime reports, climate, medium incomes, air quality and poverty/unemployment rates. Number 12 is Saint Louis. The rest in descending order are Reno NV, Modesto Ca, Oakland Ca, New Orleans, Birmingham Al, Stockton Ca, Memphis (Highest crime rate in Country), New Haven Ct (Medium income is half of what one year at Yale costs), Cleveland, Detroit and Camden NJ (Home of Campbells soup). A lot of these cites, especially New Haven, Cleveland and Detroit have seen incomes go way down due to the collapse of well-paying manufacturing industries.
New York State’s Senator Jillian Gillibrand replaced Hillary as Senator. Yesterday she implied that the general acceptance President’s Clintons sexual misbehavior (and their battering the image of victims) may have been the link leading to today’s “increasingly low tolerance for mistreatment of women.” Clintonites blasted Gillibrand as hypocrite. So, what’s new!
Over the centuries, giant US companies arose because they found new or better ways to fulfill people’s human needs. Now the new giants arise to fulfill human wants, like how to buy more stuff faster, or to secure endless entertainment!
I scratched my head over a lot of Danny Ainge’s NBA draft picks, but now I’m realizing he is a lot smarter than I.
Reading Between the Lines Movie Reviews:
--Wonder will move you. A good cast helps tell the story of a boy born with unacceptable facial features who enters a public school for the first time as a fifth grader. The boy, Auggie, sets out on an extraordinary journey that will unite classmates parents and the larger community. Nice one.
--The animated The Star looked early to me like it could be a beautiful little Christmas classic. It is a telling of the Birth of Christ through the eyes of a small but courageous donkey who along with cute, and funny animal friends follow the star to “become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told”. It still sounds like a nice little, warm Christmas tale, despite the critics.
--The critics don’ like Justice League but the adventures of Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Batman, and Cyborg – inspired by a selfless act of Superman – rally to save the world…again. It will probably be the Box office smash of the week.
--Mudland is getting great reviews. It is a tale of two families in the south around WWII. One from the former luxury of a big city struggles to adapt to farming. He sees it a s his grand experiment. The other from generations of poor sharecropper’s, toils to reach dreams of decades. Farming brings the disparate families together een as a a ruthless social hierarchy drives them apart, and the disruptions brought about by the demands of a country at war pile on the burdens.
I still laugh aloud every time I think of Louie DePalma in Taxi! His other big TV series was “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. He was in many films, serious an funny and directed many more. Among his best are Tin Men, Throw Momma From the Train, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ruthless People, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, Twins, Other People’s Money, Get Shorty and Batman Returns. Bonus: People should: 1. Have Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors. 2. A fire extinguisher. 3. First-aid kit and flashlight with plenty of batteries. Battery radio. 4. A 3-day supply of non-perishable foods and water. 5. Establish fire escape routes and meeting spots. 6. A readily available list of emergency and relative contacts.
Well, what will Mondays historic edition bring! Nothing, unless I can kick this mind up a notch!
Happy Weekend – E-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y!