~~ People used to say "Yuletide greetings," but no one wants to bring that saying back, right? Or is there a group that feels persecuted because the clerks at the dollar store are saying “Happy Holidays” instead of wishing all a good Yule?
~~ Mother Nature Network has a post making a great point about the real brouhaha we should all be creating over the Starbucks brew-in-a-red-cup story: the damn cups are just sips away from becoming garbage. And we are already drowning in trash! http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/problem-Starbucks-cups-not-design
~~ Did you watch the Republican debate earlier in the week? It was filled with lies told by asses with straight faces. The voluminous falsehoods have already been fact-checked and ridiculed. However, what sticks with me is that, with the exception of John Kasich, every person on the stage that night would break up families. I heard all about their superior morals and values, but when it came down to it, they declared that once you’ve crossed the border illegally, you don’t deserve any compassion, even a smidgen of understanding, and a fair shake at protecting and remaining with your family. [And way to go, Donald Trump, invoking Ike’s “Wetback” program. Shudder.]
~~ Not that I’m defending Kasich. Apparently he fears for his 16-year-old daughters if Hillary Clinton is elected (no specific reason given) but doesn’t give a rip if anyone else’s pregnant daughter conceived via rape or had a life-threatening condition exacerbated by the pregnancy.
~~ This week, I heard about a woman who is “filthy rich” and read about a woman who is “fabulously rich.” Are they the same thing?
~~ Speaking of rich, the headline in the NY Times proclaimed, “Billionaire Buys Modigliani Painting for $170.4 Million.” I love art — really, really, I do — but I dream of seeing a headline that proclaims, “Billionaire Buys Food, Clothes, and Shelter for Homeless for $170.4 Million.”
~~ Yeah, about the homeless:
Have a great weekend!
LET’S GO RANGERS!
GO, NY KNICKS, GO!
GO, NY KNICKS, GO!