There are a lot of things that I never thought I would see in my lifetime. The Pyramids of Giza, the Fjords of Norway, the Lights of Paris, The Mariners win a World Series, the Seattle City Council backing away from a tax so fast it’s dizzying.
For all of that, one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen now includes the President of the United States shaking hands with the leader of North Korea.
I have no clue who Ankit Panda is, but he’s forcing me to see myself and my own biases in a mirror. Why? Well… he’s already writing (on CNN, of course) that the Trump-Kim Jong-Un summit is a complete and total failure.
The City of Seattle is running away from the Head Tax faster than a vegan who accidentally walks into a McDonalds. Why? Because at the end of the day, when socialist utopian dreams meet the hard cold asphalt of reality, something has to give. While Socialism can and usually does try to force its way, even the City Council of Seattle realized that this time they’d gone a tax too far.
A County Clerk in Kentucky has decided that her version of the Deity is better than anybody else’s and that she personally can enforce her religious rules on everybody else. She is a PUBLIC servant putting her religion into the GOVERNMENT business. It’s no different than those who want YOUR child to pray THEY want them to pray. By the By, even Justice Scalia agrees, SHE SHOULD ISSUE THE LICENSES OR QUIT.
SB 350 is hitting a good deal of opposition from an unexpected group – so-called “Moderate” Democrats. They object to the idea that the bill would allow CARB unrestricted control over the plan to reduce gasoline usage by 50%. The bill is being supported by Hospitals (of all people), but if the Democrats insist on pursuing this, they face a potential disaster in future elections. Maybe.
Michael Tubbs has announced that he is going to run for Mayor of Stockton. The problem is that nothing that Tubbs has done in his three years on the Council would indicate that he is mature enough to run. Meanwhile the Ports on the verge of the playoffs while the Nuts are – as always – on the edge of mediocrity.
Seventy years ago today, the Japanese Empire formally surrender to the Allies.