News Headline: “Joe Biden decides against presidential bid after months of deliberation.
As we stop to think how rare is the politician who does not find himself indispensable.
Meanwhile a few tweets in response:
+ Donald Trump: “I think Joe Biden made correct decision for him & his family. Personally, I would rather run against Hillary because her record is so bad.”
+ Mike Huckabee: “Hillary Clinton will likely be the D nominee. I’m the only GOP candidate who defeated the Clinton Machine.”
+ Bobby Jindal: “Democrats are now left with a socialist or a candidate under FBI investigation. Let’s embrace our conservative principles, and we will win.”
As we stop to think how common is the politician who can’t manage grace even when not under pressure.
News Headline: “Life on Earth may have begun much earlier than thought.”
While many on Earth still wait for thought to begin.
News Headline: “Ted Cruz jokes about Joe Biden day’s after son’s death.”
News Headline: “Ted Cruz cracks jokes on gun control days after Charleston shooting.”
News Headline: “George W. Bush on Ted Cruz: ‘I just don’t like the guy.’ ”
What’s not to like?
News Headline: “Underground landfill fire creeping closer to radioactive waste dump.”
For those still shopping metaphors for the times we live in.
News Headline: “Joe Biden changes story on Osama bin Laden raid.”
This is against all political tradition.
First a candidate declares.
Then he starts campaigning.
Then he starts changing his stories.
Donald Trump in 1998 regarding a run for president:
“If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.”
Donald Trump never said that.
The quotation is one of those made-up things that make the Internet rounds.
But the fictional Trump does make an interesting point. . . .
News Headline: “Russia retreats to autarky as poverty looms.”
You know a situation is serious when a nation retreats to something no one has ever heard of.
QT Hawaii Kilauea Volcano (which has been slipping out to sea at the rate of 2 to 4 inches a year, giving rise to concern that it might suddenly slump, triggering a 1,000-foot ocean wave that would hit the continental United States) update
Scientists report that the “summit tilt” of last week has “fluctuated,” with “deflationary tilt switching to inflationary tilt.”
Sometimes a volcano just gets bored. . . .
Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage has appointed a creationist as the state’s education commissioner.
+ Donald Trump regarding the funding of his presidential campaign:
“I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors.”
+ Specially highlighted box at the top of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign Web site:
Any contribution is appreciated.
It helps get the word out that Trump needs money from no one.