Trump said, “I’ve got this really great health care plan. Trust me, you’re gonna love it!” Now that it is here what we have is sort of like Obamacare. Well, it’s exactly Obamacare. Except it now costs 20% more for less coverage. Are you loving it yet?
The 3-lb can of coffee has shrunk a lot over the past decade. It’s now 28 ounces.
He’s dead, Jim.
My wife and I have had a number of dogs and cats throughout our lifetime. Some were self-rescues others from shelters. At one point, the kids grew up and left. The dog and the cat remained.
I’ve had a saying for decades, “The media rarely lie, but they seldom tell the truth.” It’s all about ratings and if it bleeds it leads. There was a time when you could put faith in what Cronkite or Murrow said, now it’s National Enquirer quality journalism.
Every outlet, left and right, does it. It’s not so much what they put into their stories as it is what they leave out. As Mark Twain noted, “People who do not read the newspaper are uninformed. People who do read the newspaper are misinformed.”
Be a skeptic – don’t live in an echo chamber where all you hear are your own ideas. Tune into the other side and stomach it for as long as you can. Dig for your own facts and look for corroborating sources. Don’t depend on the media to do this work for you. Their objective is to entertain, not inform.
All news smells funny.
Sportscasters will tell you, “Well, you have to understand, they’re pumped up for the big game.”
To their respective teams, there is no bigger game than the Army-Navy game. You won’t see this showboatmanship there. The difference between men and boys is self-discipline.
Fining and NFL player tens of thousands of dollars would be like fining the average person $5 – big deal. Not starting them in a game – keeping the ball out of their hands in the red zone, using them as a tackling dummy in practice or anything else to take their egos down a notch would be a lot better.
Old C coders had words for each punctuation and special characters. The octothorpe, for example was “pound” – so you need to be a really old C coder to get $$ ping !
@STROB – yup! But 44 sounds better.