Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:
- Constitution Day
- New York Times & Brett Kavanaugh
- 2019’s Most Fun Cities in America
Today (September 17) is Constitution Day – how cool is that?
According to the website ConstitutionDay.com Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
We can thank the great senator of West Virginia, Robert Byrd, for helping to establish Constitution Day. Back in 2004, Byrd added an amendment to the Omnibus spending bill to create the day.
Our Constitution is a beautiful document – take a few minutes to read it today!
Remember this country? We are still fighting there.
When one of our military personnel dies in Afghanistan these days, it seems we don’t pay too much attention unless they are from our town or state or we know them.
Sadly, the general public has become insensitive to these deaths.
It’s still just as painful for the families.
Army Times reports that another U.S. military service member was killed in Afghanistan this week. This makes the 17th American combat death there this year. This year has been the deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the mission to the country scaled down at the start of 2015 and changed names from Operation Enduring Freedom to Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Fox News reports that more than 2,400 Americans have died in the nearly 18-year war.
We should bring our military personnel home.
NEW YORK TIMES & BRETT KAVANAUGH:
Yesterday I wrote about the New York Times (NYT) reporting on more allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Today it was revealed by the NYT that one of the alleged victims mentioned in the article could not recall the incident with Kavanaugh.
I’m just a blogger (with a degree) but even I can tell that’s not good.
Then there’s the “offensive” tweet that was sent by the Times Opinion account (@nytopinion) about the incident:
“Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun. But when Brett Kavanaugh did it to her, Deborah Ramirez says, it confirmed that she didn’t belong at Yale in the first place.”
The tweet was deleted and the NYT apologized.
I expect better journalism. I’m sure others do, too.
2019’S MOST FUN CITIES IN AMERICA:
Do you complain about the place you live not being fun? The personal finance website WalletHub can help you find a fun place:
To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of fun yet cost-effective options, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 66 key metrics. They range from fitness centers per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries.
According to WalletHub, two cities in Montana made the list: Missoula (#105) and Billings (#95).
So next time someone says this place or that place is not fun you can check the WalletHub list and tell them where to go…
Trump is spending TWO days in California hoovering up rightwingnut dollars from Hollyweird movie stars. Good thing he’s not a Democrat or the Republicans might throw a fit about it.