Mine could be better.
This is an open thread.
p.s. It’s Caturday!
Today is the day that Christians commemorate the death of Jesus. So why do they call it “Good Friday?”
The H8ers be H8in’ and the nutters be nuttin’:
Chelsea Clinton said Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year, adding a new label to her mother, the potential 2016 Democratic presidential nominee: grandmother.
“I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and, hopefully, children as my mom was to me,” Ms. Clinton said.
She made the surprise announcement at an event on the Lower East Side where she and Mrs. Clinton sat on stage with the actress America Ferrera to discuss the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s efforts to advance women and girls.
First of all let me say congratulations and best wishes to Chelsea and her husband what’s-his-name. Congratulations also to the expectant grandparents. Best wishes too.
This is gonna be strange. The media will treat this like a royal baby event, even bigger than the birth of North West. The haters will be losing their shit. The tinfoil hat crowd will come up with some weird conspiracy theories.
I’m hoping it’s a girl so she can someday marry Prince George. THAT would be epic.
Shit that pisses me off:
Union leaders in Detroit want $100 million in federal funding earmarked for homeowner assistance to help make up a $3.5 billion shortfall in the retirement system for city workers, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Under the plan being discussed by federal and state officials, Michigan would give Detroit $100 million earmarked for the state from a U.S. Treasury Department fund established in 2010 to provide relief to struggling homeowners in the wake of the housing crisis, according to the report.
Officials familiar with the discussions told The Wall Street Journal that Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr could use the unspent funding earmarked for blight elimination to help reduce pension cuts for city employees.
The Obama administration previously announced nearly $300 million in federal and private funding for Detroit, largely drawn from existing resources. The city filed for bankruptcy last July, citing $18 billion in unmanageable long-term liabilities.
“There is no bailout coming from Washington, but we continue to support the efforts by state and local officials as they work on Detroit’s revitalization,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday.
Under the proposed deal for federal money, many officials at the local and state level in Michigan would need to agree with transferring $100 million to free up additional money for the pension system, The Wall Street Journal reported.
I seem to remember reading something about Congress having exclusive control over the public purse. I guess Obama’s pen is mightier than Congress.
I’m one of those old-fashioned people who thinks this kind of stuff should be ultimately decided by the voters. I’m not saying that this proposed bailout is a bad idea, and I am sympathetic with the plight of the retirees that are being affected, but will all the public employees in the country whose pensions are endangered by underfunding be receiving a similar bailout?
There is a precedent being set here that will blow-up our already huge national debt.
I just woke up. This is why:
Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.
Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night after Brandon Belt’s tying double in the ninth.
“They’ve been waiting for 3 hours,” Sanchez said. “My daughter has school tomorrow.”
Hunter Pence had three hits for the Giants, who have won three of four.
Tim Lincecum and Josh Beckett both pitched well for five innings but were long gone by the time this one finally ended.
“When you play hard and win in the last minute, it’s a lot of fun,” Belt said.
Brandon Crawford singled off Brandon League (0-1) with one out in the 12th and advanced to second on a groundout by Brandon Hicks. His bouncer deflected off third baseman Juan Uribe to shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who threw to first for the out.
But the Dodgers were unable to get the lead runner on the play, and it cost them.
Crawford went to third on a wild pitch and Sanchez hit a sharp one-hopper that glanced off the glove of diving second baseman Justin Turner and into center field.
“Every day is different,” said Sanchez, who entered in the 10th inning. “I have to be ready for any situation. This is a great moment to enjoy.”
The game finally ended after midnight. It was glorious.
I was exhausted.
If I had been drinking I would have passed out earlier.
This is an open thread.
Exciting news for all you GOT fans, King Joffrey is now Dead King Joffrey. He was poisoned at his own wedding banquet.
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer sadistic scumbag.
Who killed Joffrey is a mystery. Tyrion has been accused of the murder, but my money is on Margaery. That sneaky two-faced bitch is evil.
In other news, I am in a lot of pain. My neck is so sore I can’t turn my head. I am currently wearing about 20 Salonpas patches and wishing they were Fentanyl. Does anyone know where I can score some heroin or Oxycontin?