John McCain died on August 25th. His best buddy, Ted Kennedy died on that very day, too, only in 2009. You can’t make this stuff up!
CA reporter Ryan Poe writes, “After losing the Circuit Court clerk race by a wide margin, Shelby County Register of Deeds Tom Leatherwood will run for the open House of Representatives District 99 seat left vacant by the sudden death of Rep. Ron Lollar. Leatherwood won the party’s appointment to the Nov. 6 ballot last night Monday, defeating Republican Party of Shelby County chairman Lee Mills, as reported by The Daily News. He’ll face well-known Germantown Democrat Dave Cambron. Mills’ bid for the office raised eyebrows among Republicans, even though he and his wife — County Commission District 1 candidate Amber Mills — recused themselves from the vote. And those eyebrows furrowed after the party’s Aug. 2 election rout. Before Thursday, Cambron seemed destined for defeat. But now? Well, his victory is still a stretch in the heavily Republican district. But if the “blue wave” carries into November and the “red tide” remains out — well, all bets are off.”
I don’t know a lot about gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd, but I don’t think I’d vote for him. Every time I go to a website he pops up with a video. It can’t be quickly closed, so I can at least mute it. Maybe saturation isn’t such a good thing on the internet.
A Republican won the special election in Arizona last night. Media had predicted the Dem Blue Wave would continue, but GOPer Debbie Lasko beat it in the 8th Congressional district previously held by Republican Trent Franks. She won by 6 points. A bunch of GOP pacs worked hard to assure her victory.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Rudy Giuliani and wife, Judith, have decided to divorce. They’ve been married for 15 years. Judith was the former New York mayor’s third wife.
Joy Behar called VP Pence mentally ill because he listens to the voice of Jesus. That drew this response from America First! on Reddit: “Hey Joy Behar, remember when Hillary Clinton said she talked to the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt? Doesn’t that mean Hillary Clinton is mentally ill, according to your definition?” Touche.
If you, like me, avoid CNN, you should at least know what they’re spewing. Jake Tapper went overboard when reporting of some White House employee accused of abuse by ex wives. Tapper couldn’t contain his glee and said, “There are basic lines of human decency, norms to which society generally agrees and to which we adhere and we continue to see the Trump presidency eroding these lines. To this list of those marching alongside Nazis and those accused of sexually abusing children, the White House has now added someone accused by two ex-wives of spousal abuse. I just wanted to once again note, a further erosion of standards for what I thought we’d all agreed was not okay, not acceptable, not moral. White supremacist rallies, child molesters, domestic abusers.”
I might add there are norms of human decency that journalists should report news, not propagandize it.
Amazon announced the final 20 cities in the race to get their headquarters. Memphis did not make the list, although Nashville did. Had Mayor Strickland even gotten us into the final 20 he’d have something to crow about. Not important to him, I guess.
Seen on a blog: “It’s my opinion that, at some point in the farther future, Trump’s face is going to show up on the currency. And whatever the denomination, he’s going to look like a million bucks.”
From CA reporter Ryan Poe’s twitter feed: “Here’s the deed selling Health Sciences Park to Memphis Greenspace: http://register.shelby.tn.us/imgView.php?imgtype=pdf&id=171297572017 …. Greenspace president Van Turner tells me the $950K quoted is the appraisal, not the sales price, which was $1,000.”
Talk about the deal of the century! Why didn’t others get a chance to buy it? Where are the lawyers and judges on this?