Saturday, June 24, 2017

News on a Nailhead 6/24

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reaffirms he will do nothing about the epidemic of opiates and instead insists on dicking around with marijuana.  (Observer:  Jeff Sessions Draws New Battle Lines for War on Drugs)

Ninety percent of the world's opium for heroin comes from Afghanistan but nothing is being done about that nor has it been.  (YouTube:  Global Opium Epidemic: Killing Industry of Afghanistan)

GOP Senators up for re-election in 2018 know they're being watched by Progressives and any who bork this have a high probability of being eaten.  What's more, they know we can take them.  (CNN:  Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill)

Good night to the Chris Christie era in New Jersey.  He's worse than Trump and couldn't even get a gig out of it even while Rick Perry did.  Whoa, Daisy, that's pitiful.  (Observer: Cook Shifts NJ Governor’s Race Farther Left)

Turkey and Texas now have something in common with Saudi Arabia:  none teach evolution.  (RT:  Turkey to scrap Darwin’s ‘controversial & redundant’ theory of evolution from schoolbooks)

Rick Perry, ex-Governor of Texas, said he doesn't believe in climate change but few who have ever dealt with him would believe he's capable of anything more than counting on his fingers.  If not for party patronage, Perry would be a parking lot attendant.

Ron Howard is an unexpected disturbance in the Force but could be quite a good one.  (CNN:  Ron Howard steps in to direct Han Solo 'Star Wars' film)

The Feds busted the Most Hated Man in America Who No-One Even Knows.  Hint:  he was responsible for 97,000,000 automated robo calls in the last three months of 2016 in America.  (WBUR:  Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine)

Johnny Depp made a joke at Glastonbury about an actor assassinating Donald Trump.  Today he apologized to Trump to go for that Double Dipshit effect.  (The Guardian:  Johnny Depp jokes about killing Donald Trump in Glastonbury appearance)

When criminal negligence is dismissed as bad luck.  (RT:   LA deputies kill teenager while shooting at a dog)

SpaceX was glorious after the first successful launch with a used booster rocket but the second time hardly excited the crowd.  The audience gets bored quickly, doesn't it.  (RT:   SpaceX launches Bulgarian satellite on recycled rocket (VIDEO))

How about this for About Bloody Time since people are apparently fed-up with the witch hunt for Russians in the Corn Flakes.  (RT:  64% of US voters believe Trump-Russia investigations are damaging country – poll)

That's going to be a disappointment for Facebook where many saw Jesus rising in James Clapper.  No, we don't know what kind of drugs they are using but, whatever they are, we don't want them.

And here's a gorilla who's happier than you; this gorilla is happier than anyone who ever lived.

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