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Happy MLK Day from Canada

Yep, they actually let me in! I’m visiting #1 child in Kingston, Ontario. Except for the weather, I’ve been impressed. People are nice here. Maybe it’s because they have less stress in their lives. Or it’s the Tim Hortons.

I’ve spent most of my time here doing calculations in my head. Multiply distance signs by .6 for km to miles, °C by 1.8 and add 32° for Fahrenheit. (It’s -19°C right now ) I got sticker shock at the gas pump until it dawned on me that they sell it by the liter and charge at the Canadian exchange rate.

I’m driving home today. It’s a long drive. The miles between Toronto and Kingston feel like driving some vast uninhabited place on earth. But I’ll be ok. I have my maple syrup and warm memories of binge watching interior design shows while waiting out a winter storm. Ahhhhh…

Thank you, Canada, for sanity, less noisy confusion and a break from MAGA heads.


Speaking of belligerence and selfishness, I have a sneaking suspicion that the following is true:

Bernie becomes his own self-fulfilling prophecy. With his contingent, a woman can’t win even if she isn’t Trump.


Somehow, this important milestone flew under the radar last week:

“Virginia became the pivotal 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment after its Senate and House of Delegates voted Wednesday to approve the change to the U.S. Constitution.

The ERA’s provisions include a guaranteethat “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

“The Virginia Senate voted 28-12 and the House of Delegates 59-41 to approve the ERA,” NPR’s Sarah McCammon reports.

Under the U.S. Constitution, amendments become law when they’re ratified by at least three-fourths of U.S. state legislatures — or 38 out of 50. However, the ERA’s original deadline for ratification expired in the 1980s, putting its future on uncertain legal ground. That didn’t stop backers in Virginia from welcoming a long-awaited day.”

I think MLK would be happy with this.


WordPress’s new editor absolutely SUCKS for block quoting. 90% of the time, it doesn’t work. 🤨


This pic from the White House reception of the LSU football national champions is awkward.

Ok, one awkward photo, someone cocks his head, everyone else looks like they want to be somewhere else, it happens. Heaven knows, we’ve seen plenty of Hillary and Nancy photos that have been made to look like they’re witchy crazy ladies. Timing is everything and Photoshop can make anyone look nuts.

But I can’t find a still photo from this event that doesn’t make it look like a hostage situation for everyone but the quarterback. The speech by Burrow, where he praised Trump for his “love”, was equally cringeworthy. The rest of his team, who ALSO contributed to winning the championship, do not look like they are feeling the love.

No mention of the food this time. Let’s hope they upgraded from Mickey D’s.