Words to live by

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You know 2016 has been a long year when you wake up and are just glad not to see yet another headline about somebody dying.  And DAMN IT CARRIE FISHER.

A Queen we could all bow with if not to… RIP. Tweet by Geraldine (@everywhereist):

And Carrie Fisher embraced her struggles and imperfections. She wasn’t simply Princess Leia – she was Queen of Not Giving a Fuck.

Perhaps for those of us who were children just before Star Wars, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia was the Emma Peel for a generation. May the force be with her.

Another thing that sucks about 2016. It is bad enough to lose aging icons. It is worse to lose icons who are more or less your age.

The NBA now says that LeBron James’ dunk with 1:43 remaining in the Cavs-Warriors game should have resulted in a technical foul for “deliberately hanging on the rim” after the dunk was completed.
So what’s more surprising, that they admitted it at all, or that the league acknowledges a superstar should ever be called for anything?
What’s next, actual traveling violations?

Some fans chanted “We want Romo,” and “Tony, Tony, Tony,” during the 2nd half of last night’s Cowboys win in Arlington. Presumably the chants were from Lions fans?

In Santa Monica, a synagogue door was smeared with feces and food in an apparent antisemitic attack on the first night of Chanukah So is it a war on Chanukah now too?

Thinking for #Hanukkah really to become a major U.S. holiday we need to come up w/ one standard spelling. #Chanukah

Malls across the U.S. were evacuated due to after-Christmas brawls. Although while police were called there are no reports of serious injury. #Ifonlytheshopperswerearmed

That “special relationship” is going so well. Headline in London Times “Use Brexit to steal UK trade says Trump aide.” The story notes how “Wilbur Ross, the billionaire incoming commerce secretary” has called Brexit a “God-given opportunity.” for the U.K’s rivals, including the US.
Well, at least we have Russia…. Sigh.

An interesting side note from President Obama’s news conference about the election, and one I hope future Democratic nominees might heed. (I HATE HATE HATE the prevent defense.) :
“If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer.”

John McCain, showing signs of why he used to be every Democrat’s favorite Republican, on the alleged Russian hacking: “If they are able to undermine an election, they’re able to undermine democracy”
Of course to be fair, perhaps there is a bit of sour grapes that the election they didn’t hack was 2008?

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One Comment on “Words to live by”

  1. Neal Says:

    An interesting side note from President Obama’s news conference about the election, and one I hope future Democratic nominees might heed. (I HATE HATE HATE the prevent defense.) :
    “If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer.”

    Agree.


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