A short take on today’s news

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 14: Lake effect snow bands again set up on December 14, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. The snowstorm is all part of a massive system hitting the Northeast and causing travel delays. (Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)


–Snow Roll. Bike riding in the cold. Noon. Be there. http://slowrollbuffalo.org/site-map-snow-roll-barrel-facto…/

–Alan Bedenko glibly gloats as Chris Collins bleats and croaks about e-mails attacked and hacked. Bedenko has a point: Republicans want everything investigated until it’s something that benefits their side. http://www.dailypublic.com/…/france-presidential-election-1… -loyalties

–Frank Parlato fawns over Carl Paladino, who traveled to New York, met with President Elect Trump for an hour, and as far as we know, didn’t ask for anything. http://niagarafallsreporter.com/paladinos-meeting-trump-re…/

–Don’t look now, but in France, where a presidential election looms, the right wing/center candidate is trading in religious fear and a bit of xenophobia. Seems like a winning formula given Brexit, Trump, Italy and Austria. Hey a trend. http://www.cbc.ca/…/…/france-presidential-election-1.3890435

–Storytelling, book writing, living and still, hopefully getting a chance to not let people like Herb Kohler off the hook when an emotional question puts him on the spot. Those are the sort of things that will keep Christina Abtgoing, whether 65 and more or On the Road. http://christinaabt.com/64-and-more-vol-47-4-the-final-int…/

–A new theory on Anne Frank: Two salesmen living in the home where the Frank family hid were arrested for ration coupon fraud. It is entirely possible the Frank’s were found randomly, rather than through betrayal. http://www.cnn.com/…/…/anne-frank-betrayal-arrest/index.html

–Reagan in 1980, the Contract with America in 1994 and now Trump. There are parallels: Wrong polls, a contemptuous elite and endlessly hostile media propaganda. Food for thought from Newt Gingrich. http://www.foxnews.com/…/newt-gingrich-incredible-reason-wh…

— A proliferation of lemmings in the Arctic led to a snowy owl population explosion, and ultimately an irruption in places like Cape Cod as well as Western New York. I’ve only ever seen one. It lived on the roof of the history museum when I was a child. http://www.capecodtimes.com/…/birding-snowy-owl-invasion-up…

–It’s been an exceedingly long time since President-elect Trump hosted a press conference. NPR asks journalist what they would ask if they had the chance. http://www.npr.org/…/6-questions-we-would-have-asked-donald…

–Sam Hoyt was notably absent from an announcement of state tax dollars being spent for east side revitalization. Matt Ricchiazzi speculates the absence is tied to Hoyt’s political roots coming from the west side, rather than downtown, where Mayor Brown and cronies lurk. https://buffalochronicle.com/…/sam-hoyts-absence-at-east-s…/

–Boyd Curiosity: Why is the cocker spaniel called that? Because the woodcock was its original quarry.

–How do you get Bob Confer to take a stand against agriculture? By needlessly slaughtering bison to manage a population at Yellowstone Park when the growth of that population has only posed a problem in theory. http://bobconfer.blogspot.com/…/stop-killing-of-yellowstone…

–The Sabres came from behind in overtime as Kyle Okposo streaked on a 2-on-1 with Ryan O’Reilly but couldn’t resist the yells and 10 stick taps of a trailing Rasmus Ristolainen who wristed home the winner. https://www.nhl.com/gamecent…/nyi-vs-buf/…/12/16/2016020453…

–He’s a few years into his career now, completed almost 60% of his passes as a rookie with 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. From this point forward, is EJ Manuel a better choice than Tyrod? Hmmm. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/…/different-s…/95519274/

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