SINCE COLUMBINE (April, 1999) 185,000 American students have been exposed to school shootings.
DYING in LONDON: If anything these days is obvious its, if Putin is your enemy don’t seek sanctuary in London!
NOT SO OLD PROVERB: “You can drive people to the library but you can’t make them read. ” Chop
Trump’s chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, has just resigned. Is there anyone left to turn out the lights?
SAYINGS: One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “If they don’t have a sense of humor, fuck ’em!”
CONFLICT WARNING: The Chinese government has preliminarily approved 38 Trump trademarks, which cover hotels, golf clubs and concierge services. While a director at a Hong Kong intellectual property outfit told the Associated Press that he’d never seen so many trademark applications approved so quickly, any special treatment in trademark rights received by President Trump would violate the U.S. Constitution, experts said.
SINFUL: The king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz is taking a nine-day trip to Indonesia. Just to make sure he’s got all the bases covered he’s taking along 506 tons of luggage. Consider this, including my house, my vehicles, and everything I own, it all wouldn’t weigh anything close to 506 tons.
ARMSTRONG: “A federal judge refused to throw out the U.S. government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, meaning that the former cyclist will be going to court. Armstrong is being sued under the False Claims Act over his use of performance-enhancing drugs, which the government claims violated his contract with the Postal Service.”
SCREW EDUC: Donald Trump never attended public schools, his children didn’t, and he just made DeVos Sec. of Educ. So much for everyday kids.
WE LOVE TO BOMB: Researchers have estimated, probably on the light side, that during the last year of Barack Obama’s administration the US military dropped 26,171 bombs on seven different nations. Continues to leave open the question of the worth of Curtis LeMay’s aerial bombardment as a workable strategy.