Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 261

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I know there is a long way to go, but for whatever reason, I have an uneasy feeling about Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Just a perfect time for Vice President Biden to sit on the sidelines.

Although the Republican presidential field is many and growing, how these candidates pander to the right will continue to be a problem in a general election.

I wonder if the television ads by former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) warning of economic have any effect on his son’s candidacy, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

Given the situation in Iraq , here’s the question I’ve asked before and one that I haven’t notice anyone else asking: Would ISIS/ISIL be a problem if Saddam Hussein was in power?

We recently saw D-Day: Normandy 1944, an Omnimax film at the Cincinnati Museum Center. It’s very well done, so I encourage everyone to see it if you get a chance. To learn more, here’s the film’s website, which includes Find a Theater on the Menu.

The On Satire Bits finale was a lot of fun. Many thanks for the chuckles you gave me in the 134 posts. After all, I’m probably the only person who read every combo! One more series finale to go.

Meals: The Musical – Act 5: Ingredients provide many ingredients. Well done … but no eggs, mustard, ketchup, butter, barbecue sauce, peppermint, chili sauce, cheese, hot sauce, mayonnaise, flour, or coriander … and (as of this time), no buzzers from the producer!  Act 6 should be in two weeks – which means I will announce the theme in next week’s Opinions in the Shorts.

This week has had some unexpected turns, so no Explore or cartoon feature this Saturday, but I’m hoping to toast the new month next week. After all, two more months to go (June and July), and then all 12 months will have a tribute – which is something I didn’t intentionally try to do.

To lead you into this week’s headlines from The Onion, here’s their profile on newly announced presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

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On This Week’s Headlines from The Onion
Complete idiot forgot to shave between mouth and nose
Toyota recalls 1993 Camry due to fact owner really should have bought something new by now
Amusement park adds sleeper cars to its roller coaster for passenger who prefer more restful ride
Wedding guest blissfully unaware she barely made the cut
Long-time coffee shop employee thought customers would care more about his last day
Toddler adjusting to society after serving 2-minute timeout

Interesting Reads
Negative views of Congress crossing party lines
Changing size of bathing suits
Europe’s next cheap travel destination?
New ancient human species found
An inspired inventor
Gases We Emit

For the last time in OITS, here are Your Weekend Celebrations
(Fri) Gnocchi Day, Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day, Day of UN Peacekeepers, Learn About Composting Day, Hug Your Cat Day, Bats Day, Paperclip Day, Coq Au Vin Day, Heat Awareness Day, Pink Flamingo Day

(Sat) Mint Julep Day, Water a Flower Day, Macaroon Day, Wicket world of Croquet Day, My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Day

(Sun) Save Your Hearing Day, What You Think Upon Grows Day, No Tobacco Day, Speak in Sentences Day

Here’s a 2-fer to send you into the weekend – two classics, including an unused song from Act 5. Have a safe weekend and in the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

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35 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 261

  1. I think you have around 2 yrs of the political menu Frank.. thankfully our political menu has been chosen, but the side dishes are still in debate as to what’s healthy or not 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend.. Hope it includes lots of Dance and Golf…
    Blessings your way.
    Sue xx

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  2. Good question about Saddam and ISIS/ISIL. Dick Cheney and the Neoconservatives made sure from day one of George W. Bush’s election that we’d never find out.

    I’m confident the GOP will find a way to nominate a sane presidential candidate in spite of their far right wing base.

    Rand Paul is a wily politician who knows the score about his chances of winning the GOP nomination.

    As to Hillary, you’re right that there’s a long way to go. Meanwhile she’ll stick to her strategy of keeping them ALL talking, with Joe Biden waiting in the wings to call out any “malarkey” thrown her way. Concerning Hillary’s VP choice, it’s already a no-brainer. It’ll be Julian Castro, former three term mayor of San Antonio, TX, and presently the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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  3. Thanks for the article on Gasses we emit, Frank. Because I needed to know more…

    And I don’t think ISIS/ISL would be a problem without Dubya. I mean Dick.

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  4. I’ll be celebrating Water A Flower Day today. We are badly in need of rain.
    I have been asking the same question in regards to ISIS/ISIL and Saddam Hussein. The answer is probably no.
    Love the bathing suit article. Someone should bring back the Oleg Cassini suits from the late 60’s.

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