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Despite his low popularity President Trump’s first year wasn’t bad. He signed a tax cut into law, cut regulations, and oversaw a growing economy and booming stock market.
The U.N. General Assembly took a vote condemning the United States for moving its embassy to Jerusalem. U.S. Ambassador Nike Haley told them she would be taking names.
Here’s how they voted: 128 yes, 9 no, 35 abstain.
The U.K. voted yes. Canada abstained.
Got this from the “thank you very much” closing scene of the 1970 Albert Finney movie, Scrooge. Merry Christmas!
Senator Al Franken says he won’t resign. Instead, he’s spending Thanksgiving in reflection.
Actually, I thought his staged grope gag was kind of funny. In a stupid 12 year old kind of way. True, Franken was 55 at the time. But maybe the joke is he’s not grabbing boobs. He’s grabbing a flak jacket.
Not that that makes it ok.
And the snoozing Leeann Tweeden didn’t sign up to be a straight gal for a photo gag. No doubt it was humiliating.
Maybe Al is reflecting on Hot Lips Houlihan. A gag proving her natural blondeness was the big scene in Robert Altman’s iconic movie M*A*S*H. (Here’s the scene.) Now that would be humiliating.
But not so humiliating that feminist Alan Alda wouldn’t go on to star in the popular tv series based on the same movie.
I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.
Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!