Hand-picked and farm-fresh–
⇒Linked articles in bold purple
◆ The “inspired” has expired: “I’m here to die in the name of Allah,” and the attacker did just that at Paris Orly Airport (CNN)
◆ Chuck Berry, who helped create rock-and-roll, dead at 90. A full account here at ZipDialog, along with a recording of Johnny B. Goode.
◆ Trump wants to build a wall 30 feet high that is hard to climb or cut through and looks good from the US side, according to contract notices posted on a US Government website. (Associated Press) There will be automated gates for people and vehicles.
The government will award a contract based on 30-foot-wide sample walls that are to be built in San Diego. –AP
Pres. Trump’s proposed budget included an initial $2.6 billion request. The total cost is expected to be $12-15 billion.
◆ Hillary Clinton says she is “ready to come out of the woods.” (New York Times)
Comment: The woods are overjoyed.
◆ Republican House bill on healthcare would allow states to tailor some requirements, including whether to require able-bodied adults to work or engage in some substitute, such as volunteer work or education.
Here is how the Washington Post headlines that news. You be the judge if this is a fair headline:
“Republicans threaten to deny poor people medical care if they aren’t working” (Washington Post headline)
Many forms of public assistance, including food stamps, require recipients to work, look for work, volunteer or participate in vocational training. The work requirements vary from one program to the next and have varying requirements vary by the program and traits of the recipients, such as their ages and whether they have children.
Yet when it comes to health insurance, such requirements would be nearly impossible to enforce, conservative and independent experts on the Medicaid program said Friday. –Washington Post
Comment: If you wondered what Harry Reid is doing after retirement, he’s writing headlines for the Washington Post
◆ Parody Song: “I’ve Got Friends in Safe Spaces”
Come on in and let’s be cozy. Showin’ off participation trophies
Watching CNN in safe spaces –Chad Prather and Steve Mudflap McGrew
◆ Finally, Donna Brazile admits that she was cheating at CNN.
She was doing it to help Hillary but still won’t admit that. (She says she did it to make “all our candidates look good.” A bald-faced lie. What did you leak to Bernie, Donna?)
Of course, Hillary still won’t admit she received the questions in advance.