TRAFFIC FEES: NYC may soon join London and other major cities who charge driver’s extra fees to enter the more congested areas of the city. The plan seems to be aimed at both reducing vehicular traffic and raising money to repair the subway system.
POOR WHITE CRACKERS: I spent the day driving through the mountains and valleys of North Georgia. Everything is in bloom here and it really is beautiful. I came down from one mountain into a creek bottom and was stunned by a sea of red, white, and blue. There was a small army of native-born poor American white crackers, donned with red, white, and blue kerchiefs around their necks and bright red MAGA caps on their heads, working the blooming onion fields. I did some research and the blooming onions will be exported to Australia, thus improving our nation’s trade deficit. This freaking Trump is working his genius. Who needs immigrant pickers when you got a bunch of poor white crackers? BTW, I swear on a stack of Trump autographed Bibles that this is true!
DONALD SOPRANO: Watching Tony Soprano engaging in patient-client conversation with his shrink, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, is exactly what it would be like if Trump was to ever seek psychological therapy. Trump and Soprano’s personality traits are so similar.
WHAT’S FOR DINNER? And, just as importantly, who’s making it? Six percent of Americans now say they get food delivered to them every day, and more than a third of people are ordering more delivery than they did a year ago. Venture capitalists are salivating at what this might mean for startups in the food-delivery business. (WSJ)
BILL MAHER: “I see some mean people are saying President Cuckoo’s Nest is losing it because he called Apple’s Tim Cook “Tim Apple” in a meeting. Ridiculous. He’s at the top of his game, and just signed a nuclear arms deal with Chick Corea.”
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HORRIBLE JOB: “Facebook content moderators working for the company Cognizant in Phoenix aren’t allowed to talk about their work. Nor are they even allowed to talk about the fact that Facebook is Cognizant’s client. But day after day, for hours on end, with short and closely monitored breaks and for $28,800 a year, they watch terrible, terrible things. These things include videos of murders, which, they know, violate Section 13 of Facebook’s community standards.” (The Verge)
DOGS ON CHAINS: WTF is with having a dog and keeping it outside hooked to a chain? What sick psycho need does that satisfy? So much for it’s a dog’s life being a good thing!
TONS of WASTE: China has closed access to Mount Everest for an indefinite period due to tons of trash and human excrement being left along the access trails. So far Chinese workers have hauled out 8.4 metric tons of waste. of waste, including garbage and human waste.
WOMEN NOW are better educated than men but their presence in the workforce had leveled off.
81% OF THOSE POLLED believe the Muller Report, upon completion, should be made public in its entirety.
ELECTION DAY HOLIDAY: The city of Sandusky, Ohio, population 26,000, has swapped out Columbus Day for Election Day and declared it a paid holiday. Thus far, only 250 city employees are affected — “But we’re very hopeful that the message that it sends will be contagious,” the city manager said. [NPR]
CHIEF JUSTICE, John Roberts, who would have ever thought there would be a day when he would be considered the swing vote on the Supreme Court?
WELLS FARGO BANK, a question that keeps getting asked, after all the scandal and cheating, how does it remain in business? Why do people keep going back for more?
DURING THE SOTU female House members applauded as Trump claimed women now held 58% of newly created jobs. Do you think they were applauding him or engaging in an “in your face” activity?