So where are we?
Has everyone who knows POTUS been indicted or given immunity yet? And this from the guy who only hires the best. Gives us the mediocre if this is the best.
We have a judicial election coming up. What's the over/under on voter turnout?
Rumpole is setting the line for August 24 at 160,000 county wide. Register your selection in comments.
And that reminds us that it's almost time for the legendary, award-winning, earth shaking, Viagra-taking Football Survivor Pool.
Everybody into the pool!
TO REGISTER SEND AN EMAIL TO FBPOOL12@GMAIL.COM WITH THE SUBJECT LINE "MAKE THE BLOG GREAT AGAIN" OR "MTBGA" from the email address you are using and let us know under what name or nom de guerre you wish to be listed under in the pool.
WARNING YOU CANNOT PROCEED UNTIL YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE ABOVE DIRECTIONS
You have no idea how many people, mostly those who wear robes, try and play and send an email on the first day of the season to Rumpole instead of the proper football pool email address. It becomes ponderous man...ponderous.
NEW THIS YEAR- One pass. You can take a pass on any one week and automatically survive to the next.
Any interest in a FF league? We need 12 confirmed players and we will set it up. Leave a comment or better send us an email and we will send you an invite.
People like Ovalle and DOM are too afraid to play in the very public spotlight of this widely read blog, but your chance at fame and FF immortality awaits.
This is our favourite time of the year. And that doesn't include impeachment season.
When you travel the raison d'etre (for those of you who wear robes, literally "the entire raison") has become plugs, charging and wifi. People walk, phones in front of them, texting, emailing, busily sharing with the world where they've been, what they've eaten, what they've seen and done. And in doing so, they miss where they are. In a phrase from the last decade, they "aren't in the moment."
From the end of WWII to about 2000, it was the obsessive taking of pictures. The pictures couldn't be shared other than roping unsuspecting guests to a dinner party where albums, or slide carousels would be produced, and pictures of your Aunt Matilda next to the edge of the Grand Canyon feeding a chipmunk popcorn, would be proudly displaced: "And here we are in front of Cinderella's castle....and here we are at Weeki Wachee springs watching the mermaid show... and here we are at Gatorland...and here we are at Monkey Jungle which was closed because one of the monkey's opened a gate and then taunted the gators and the gators were roaming the park... and here we are at Lums getting the fried clams..."
We think you should put the camera and the phone and the wifi down and enjoy where you are. Smell the dessert. See the rock formations, close your eyes, and remember the small cactus flowering in the barren dessert and don't worry about tweeting it.
From the free Outback...fight the power mate.