Author: LindaLee

Trump and the Risk of World War III

Senator Bob Corker said that Trump was leading us to World War III. The resulting Twitter war seems to have diverted our attention to “little Bob Corker” and Trump’s insatiable ego. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Mother Jones asks if anyone can stop Trump from launching nuclear missiles: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made a stunning statement: “I really question his ability to be – his fitness to be in this office.” Clapper, who is generally measured and nonpartisan, then said...

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Puerto Rico

The coverage of Puerto Rico is turning into a story about the impact on businesses and jobs. Without power, water and lines of communication, apparently this is what the media know how to cover. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. CNN has a story under “Politics” on How a Hurricane Can Wipe out a Jobs Report. To understand how a storm can wipe out the topline of a jobs report, you need to understand how the Bureau of Labor Statistics actually, you know, works....

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Miss Sunshine

This is a story about my son and his 13-month-old daughter going to the clinic for her flu shot booster. We have nicknamed her Miss Sunshine. It sounds better than saying she working the charm offensive. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. When my son and his daughter checked in they went to the waiting area. Also waiting were an elderly couple, the man being in a wheelchair. Maddie walked over to the couple and focused on the man. She smiled and pulled on...

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The Worst Job?

There are a lot of awful jobs out there. The other night the conversation on the back porch led to a sharing of worst jobs ever. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Worst is of course relative. None of us has ever been a migrant worker, worked in a slaughter house or had some of the other jobs that may have crossed your mind when you read the title. Sometimes best and worst mingled as the stories were shared. One persons worse job was...

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The National Anthem

To put it mildly, I am not a fan of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” I think we need a different song. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Short Quiz: 1.What year was “The Star-Spangled Banner” officially made our national anthem? A. 1776 B. 1812 C. 1918 D. 1931 Answer here 2. Francis Scott Key was one of the founding fathers A. True B. False 3. The music was originally a British Pub song A. True B. False Answer here 4. The flag Key “hailed at...

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