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  2. Talking and "dialogue" never satisfy these people. Expect the effort to close the business to increase as time goes by.
  3. I know I've already posted this several days ago, but it still fits this thread. Walsh said “I don’t mean to sound sexist” just prior to making comments that would likely have been condemned as sexist had they been directed at many women other than the President’s daughter. “Right. With big bows on her sleeve. I mean, I don’t mean to sound sexist — it can be dangerous to comment on what women wear — but the fact that she sat in for her father in a dress that was so incredibly ornamental was such a contradiction in terms”, Walsh said. “And I think that what we see is that in patriarchal, authoritarian societies, daughters have great value — they are property. And the message that she is sending about her own value, about her place in the White House, and about the place of women in this administration, I think, are really frightening.” Even host Thomas Roberts seemed concerned that Walsh might be opening herself up to backlash following the comments. “Do you think you’re opening yourself up about the bows? Are you ready?”, asked Roberts. Walsh continued to slam Ivanka’s choice in attire as being to “girlie” to take seriously, going as far as to say she can’t be fighting for equality for women while wearing a dress like that. “That’s not a dress that’s made for work. That’s not a dress that’s made to go out in the world and make a difference. That is a dress that is designed to show off your girlieness, and, you know, God bless her, show it off, but don’t then tell us that you’re crusading for an equal place for women at the table because you’re not.” “So you can’t be a feminist and be girlie at the same time?”, Roberts asked. “You can be a feminist and be girlie, replied Walsh. “We all have our girlie days, but I think showing up, taking your fathers’s seat in a pink dress with big bows on the sleeves is really an interesting message. I also don’t know why H.R. McMaster and Rex Tillerson didn’t quit on the spot, that they wouldn’t sit in, that she would get to sit there. I mean, they’re playing — there’s some head games going on here, and I’m just gonna break it down. I know Twitter’s waiting for me, Thomas, but I’m giving you my unfiltered reaction.”
  4. Decided to rename the title. This will be a thread where the media overplays its hand.
  5. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco school kids who learned to live without soda and candy will soon have to give up chocolate milk too. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city’s school district will ban chocolate milk in elementary and middle schools this fall and in high schools in the spring. The school district already bans sodas in schools and doesn’t allow cookies or other sweets to be served with lunch. Officials tested the ban in five schools over the past school year and found that in two, there was no decrease in the number of milk cartons kids consumed. There was only a slight dip in the other three schools. They say they believe students will quickly adapt to the chocolate milk ban.
  6. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mayor Richard Berry shows a sign that will be posted at city Senior Centers relating to the lack of condiments for meals, Friday, July. 21, 2017. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)Salt on, Mr. Wood. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has intervened to ensure that the government will no longer stand between seniors and their salt and pepper, or their ketchup, mustard and other condiments, for that matter. And if they want to have a cup of coffee with the lunch they receive at senior centers and meal sites throughout the city through Albuquerque’s congregate meal program, they are now free to do so. “It kind of comes down to the fact that these are seasoned citizens, so let’s not let government get in the way of their salt and pepper,” Berry said Friday afternoon. “… Government is not going to get in the way of them enjoying their meal.” The mayor’s announcement comes amid complaints from seniors at the Paradise Hills Community Center meal site that city staff there were not allowing them to add salt, pepper or any condiments to their lunches unless those items were provided as part of the meal. Indeed, Conway Wood, 94, got in trouble on Thursday for salting his asparagus with a salt packet he brought from home. They had also been barred from drinking coffee with their lunches. A top official in the city’s Department of Senior Affairs told the Journal earlier this week that the ban was due to grant requirements. Specifically, the official said, meals must meet specific nutritional standards, and when seniors add salt and condiments to the food, nutritional values are thrown off. Berry announced the end to the clampdown during a news conference at the Barelas Senior Center. “Sometimes we all wonder what government is thinking, and sometimes that happens even if you’re the guy from government,” Berry joked. He said he was stirring sugar into his coffee at 5:45 a.m. when he opened the Journal and read about Mr. Wood’s salt troubles at the Paradise Hills meal site. “As I’m reading through the article, it strikes me that, OK, we have some well-intentioned decision making going on that doesn’t pass the commonsense test,” the mayor said. Berry directed city staff to conduct another review of the grant requirements, and they determined that the city was being too strict in its interpretation. Under a directive he issued, the city’s senior meal sites will actually be making single-serve packets of salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard and salsa available to seniors. And he asked that seniors use those spices and condiments rather than bringing in their own. “It has always been our intent to provide seniors with the respect and dignity and quality of services they deserve,” said Jorja Armijo-Brasher, director of the Department of Senior Affairs. Berry praised the department and its staff for providing more than 300,000 good and nutritional meals to seniors every year. “These folks are extraordinary,” he said. “… These people get up every day, and they do a fantastic job.
  7. July 22 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie's signature of legislation Friday puts New Jersey on the path toward becoming the third state to make 21 the legal minimum age to smoke. The bill raises the age required to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. Hawaii became the first state to raise its smoking age to 21 in 2015 and California did the same in 2016. Christie said the measure was personal for him, but would also help prevent young people from becoming addicted to tobacco. "[W]e are giving young people more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dangerous smoking can be and that it is better to not start smoking in the first place," Christie said in a statement. "My mother died from the effects of smoking, and no one should lose their life due to any addictive substance. Additionally, the less people who develop costly tobacco habits that can cause health problems, such as lung cancer, heart disease and developmental issues, the less strain there will be on our healthcare system." The legislation includes traditional tobacco products in addition to e-cigarettes and vapor machines. A similar initiative is in the works in Oregon, where the state legislature has passed a bill to make the smoking age 21. It still needs Gov. Kate Brown's approval to become law.
  11. more at the link