OUR BEAUTIFUL UNION STATION IS A LAWLESS HELLHOLE And you don't have to take MY word for it, you can take the word of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001 President Lance Logenbohn, who said so in a press release. Our beautiful Union Station, which was a delight to visit before the meth and heroin addicts took over, is now officially dangerous for drivers because they don't want to walk through clouds of meth smoke to get to their buses. Oh, and people shooting up ON the bus is a thing now too. The fully renovated building was just re opened in 2014. What a difference seven short years makes. If I lived in Denver I would demand a halt to any new investment in downtown of any kind until the open drug markets are dealt with. Period.
IF YOU HEARD LORI ABOUT THE LODO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION You can find the website here.
THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS TODAY AT 2! So get your thinking caps on for a philosophical question
IF YOU'VE EVER WONDERED WHAT I SOUND LIKE WHEN I CURSE Now is your chance. Grant interviewed me for the Taking it for Granted Podcast and I use the F word twice, but tastefully. Listen to that here!
CNN SUSPENDS CHRIS CUOMO "INDEFINITELY" WHICH IN CNN TIME IS EIGHT MONTHS That is how long it took Master of His Domain Jeffrey Toobin to be back on the air after he got caught fondling Mr. Happy during a Zoom meeting. So expect Cuomo back on the air, because CNN is afraid to do the right thing ever. But please, from now on, when they try to act like #metoo is important we all must remind them that they kept the man who dug up dirt on his brother's accusers on the payroll. Read the pathetic details here.
CHRIS CUOMO IS SUPER SORRY AND EMBARRASSED THOUGH And he even said saying that he had been suspended "hurts". Yeah, okay. If you want a window into this guy, who was just found to have dug up dirt for his brother about the women who had come forward accusing the former Governor of New York of sexual impropriety, check out this bit:
I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did," he added. "I’ve apologized in the past, and I mean it."
You know what this is? It's the "sorry you're butt hurt" instead of saying, "hey, maybe I shouldn't have volunteered to use my sources to try to smear the women accusing my brother." But no. What an ahole.
I TOLD YOU THE BANGLADESHI MASK STUDY WAS TRASH The study that is being touted by ignorant people from Bangladesh as "proof" that masks work probably won't be published in a peer reviewed magazine because it's being ripped to shreds by scientists. Read about it here.
PEOPLE AREN'T GETTING MARRIED FOR REASONS THEY CAN CONTROL I read this column with interest because I am a big fan of marriage and I think on the balance more people are happy married than not. People who say they WANT to be married but aren't say the reason is they can't find good marriage material. People of good character with a strong moral compass to raise children with. Why? The author says it's because of the breakdown of institutions that brought us together, like church, civic organizations, or large family gatherings. But that's not all. We'll get into some of the reasons and I have advice on managing standards appropriately. We ALL have to manage standards appropriately.
THE DOCTOR WHO DISCOVERED THE OMICRON VARIANT SENDS SCATHING LETTER TO THE UK Itis a BARNBURNER and practically calls Britain the US racists for their immediate travel bans on African countries. Read this bit:
As chair of the South African Medical Association and a GP of 33 years’ standing, I have seen a lot over my medical career.
But nothing has prepared me for the extraordinary global reaction that met my announcement this week that I had seen a young man in my surgery who had a case of Covid that turned out to be the Omicron variant.
This version of the virus had been circulating in southern Africa for some time, having been previously identified in Botswana.
But given my public-facing role, by announcing its presence in my own patient, I unwittingly brought it to global attention.
Quite simply, I have been stunned at the response – and especially from Britain.
And let me be clear: nothing I have seen about this new variant warrants the extreme action the UK government has taken in response to it.
No one here in South Africa is known to have been hospitalised with the Omicron variant, nor is anyone here believed to have fallen seriously ill with it.
She then goes on to scold them relentlessly for making policy with no information about the seriousness of this variant. It's magic. Read it all here.
GREAT, MASKS ON AIRPLANES THROUGH MARCH NOW Which means more bad behavior and more pain the assness. Read it here.
BLACK LIVES MATTER WANTS BLACK PEOPLE TO ONLY SHOP AT BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES FOR CHRISTMAS I have seen so many versions of the "only shop here" sort of boycott and you know what they do? Nothing. From Southern Baptists boycotting Disney to Mom boycotting JC Penneys for some reason, they only serve one purpose and that is to give publicity to whomever is pushing it. Well done, BLM at least you accomplished that. Oh, they say they are trying to save "Black Christmas" so that's a thing now.
HOW PEOPLE REACT TO A BEE And this is completely accurate.
WANT TO KEEP THE HOLIDAY POUNDS OFF? GRAB SOME PRUNES I'll pass, but a new study showed that dried fruit like prunes can actually keep you from overeating at your next meal. And make you poop, so there's that.
THE BIG RAGU HAS DANCED HIS LAST DANCE The actor who played Carmine Ragusa on Laverne and Shirley has died. Actor Eddie Mekka was 69.
COLORADO'S NEW WAGE LAW HAS YIELDED SOME INTERESTING DATA And the Wall Street Journal did some digging and found out who paid well for what. Walmart has some of the highest starting wages in the area for non-skilled jobs. Read it all here.
BASEBALL IS OFFICIALLY IN A LOCKOUT And they have about 70 days until pitchers and catchers are supposed to report to fix it. I hope they do, because the perception of the public is this is bunch of rich athletes arguing with billionaires while the average family can't afford to go to a game. Just saying.
ALLEGEDLY YOU CAN STAY IN THE HOME ALONE HOUSE I say allegedly because this just looks to good to be true, especially for $25 a night. Allegedly they will begin taking bookings in a couple of weeks. And they say they are going to throw in the new Home Alone lego set which is like 300 bucks. Allegedly. Here's the actual listing.
TWENTY MINUTES OF DOGS BEING AWESOME!
WE GIVE OUR DOGS AND CATS SUPER BOUGIE NAMES HERE Here is the list of most popular dog names in order in Denver according to Rover.com:
Luna / Charlie
Bella / Milo
Lucy / Max
Daisy / Rocky
Zoe / Buddy
Seriously? We are so hipster. The cat names are no better and you can see them all here.
THIS IS THE SWEETEST VOW RENEWAL YOU'VE EVER SEEN And the renewal happened a whopping 77 years after the original. Royce and Frankie King were married on Sept. 16, 1944, right before Royce went to fight in World War II. Because it was a rushed wedding, the ceremony wasn’t photographed. They wanted photos, so they renewed their vows at the ages of 98 and 97 and you should just read the rest and see the photos here.
ABOUT THOSE UGLY AND INACCURATE CLIMATE MODELS I don't expect much fanfare to be made over the study that shows Arctic Ocean warming started at the BEGINNING of the 20th Century before cars were a big thing, but this editorial does a nice job of it. It also reminds us that the climate models which have been used to scar poor Greta for life have been SPECTACULARLY wrong. Read it here.
I NOW LONGER WANT A JETSON ONE FLYING CAR, I WANT THIS CAR INSTEAD The Rolls-Royce Wraith Mansory starts at a cool $325,000. There is only ONE trim package but I think I can manage.