BY JOE GENCO
A Short Take on Today’s News:
–So that whole Peanut Roll thing didn’t work out. Showed up ready to ride, but ugh, fat tires and mountain bikes and mud and me. I tried. Made it 1.5 miles before I bailed with Mark Mitri and headed back to the Rock Pub and Eatery. Que sera, sera. Pave the peanut line now! Those who were better equipped had a great time.
–Happy Hannukah! Did you know Crisco is a Jewish thing? Me neither. At least it was target marketed.
–The enemies of the people at the Associated Press did a detailed analysis of recent statements of President Trump. In every circumstance, they concluded our Commander in Chief lacks a fundamental understanding of issues. He is also partisan every chance he gets, for example referencing Special Investigator Mueller and his crew as “Dems”. These disloyal journalists need to be brought to the Saudi Embassy for questioning.
–One more lengthy, fawning essay on a great American who came to be President.
–President Trump tweeted China is cutting tariffs on American made cars. That’s refreshing, but too late for GM to reverse its recent cuts.
–”Merry Christmas” is here and now, don’t say Happy Holiday’s or I’ll have a cow. The season is upon us, for some but not all, I don’t understand why it’s offensive, please have a ball. Hannukkah or Kwanza it doesn’t make a diff. Give love to all and don’t give a shit.
–Ukraine is calling reservists to active duty for “training” in response to Russia’s recent aggression.
–Brazilian sugar producers, beset with a down market, are focusing on ethanol production.
–Baby tortoises have been found in the Galapagos for the first time in 100 years, on an island where invasive rats have been eliminated.
–Boyd Curiosity: It was Arab sailors from the wrecked Spanish Armada who taught the Scotts how to weave tweed.
–A former priest, defrocked for his outspoken advocacy on behalf of women, spoke at the University at Buffalo to say changes need to start at the Seminary.
–WNY Weather: Rain and snow, high today of 4 (39). Chillier tomorrow without as much precip, high about 0 (32). If I plant garlic, I wonder if it will still grow.
–Food allergies are increasing worldwide. Scientists are trying to figure out why.
–An Ottawa architecture student built a tiny house for his mother.
–Allen looked mostly good, but how come he can’t throw a spiral?
–A Miami journalist gushes over Josh Allen.