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Tis the season for Slow Roll

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news… Visited the Broadway Market for the Slow Roll Season Kickoff Party. The 1st ride is Monday, May 6 from Buffalo Hostel. There are two Clarence Bike Stampedes as well. We are

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Ivanka Trump to reform student lending

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — Ivanka Trump is leading a movement in the Trump White House to limit parent loans and wipe out all student loans after 180 months (15 years) of payment. I have

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Preet Bharara knows he’s not safe…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — UB is a 6th seed. St. Bonaventure collapsed. Preet Bharara knows he’s not safe. An administration that can look the other way while the Saudis take out Jamal Khashoggi is

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Skating, the veto, and tragedy in New Zealand…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — Steve Desmond shares the joy of skating (and photography). Take a gander. As predicted, our President vetoed Congressional decline of his emergency declaration. He thinks stopping invaders with a medieval wall

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Recycling, wishcycling, and compost…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: For years, much of “recycling” has been wishcycling — put things we think should be recyclable in our bins so we feel better even though they are headed to the landfill.

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Peace and legislation…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — Mueller winds down, and the House heats up, and our President wants peace and legislation (so do I). It appears instead we are headed for war and investigation. My burning,

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Buddy Holly, ice jams, Trump…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: 60 years later, Buddy Holly’s classmates remember the day the music died. The ice jams cometh. The big excavators attack. The battle to stop flooding rages in West Seneca. The State

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Kamala launched, Giuliani wriggled…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — Sen. Kamala Harris launched a Presidential campaign. Trump apologist Rudy Giuliani wriggled his way out of his previous denials over the proposed Trump Tower Moscow. He now says it was

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Impeach the what?

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: Saying “Impeach the motherfucker” and being defended by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is enough to get Rashida Tlaib to Fox news for another day. Of course, while Fox calls Rep. Ocasio-Cortez “the left’s

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A year of great shows…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: I lost track of how many shows we saw in 2018, but here’s my Top 10: Godspeed! You Black Emperor. Babeville. Cathartic, raw, instrumental. Life changing power. Steve Miller, Artpark. How

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I don’t like calling names, but…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: Back to our great America edition. I don’t like calling names, but who are you if you ever thought for a moment our America stopped being great? Praise Jesus: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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A very merry shutdown…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: As 2017 ended, I made a list of the best live music shows Beth and I saw all year. At No. 2, just behind Sir Paul, was the Robert“Freighttrain” Parker Allman Brother’s tribute, featuring Pat

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UNYTS needs your blood donations

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: Please donate blood on Saturday. UNYTS needs you. Native plants are trending for 2019 in Western New York, according to Connie Oswald Stofko. You should subscribe to her gardening newsletter. Please come

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In the next episode of lying liars…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: In the next episode of lying liars and the liars that lay them, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn faces federal sentencing today but hopefully won’t be sent away for long.