Anti-war protesters met at the Washington Monument and marched to the White House sunday. Waving Russian and red Soviet flags. Putin being praised as a “Russian patriot.”
The rally was promoted by FOX News’ Tucker Carlson.
Tolerated because of Freedom of Speech. So too my feelings: Sick and disgraceful!
Biden’s secret trip to Kyiv. Unbelievable. The Lord watched over him.
Biden snuck out of Washington to Kyiv. In the middle of the night. Not even Air Force One used. Instead an Air Force C-32 to Poland. Then a 10 hour train ride from Poland to Kyiv.
Hours before beginning the journey, U.S. officials had given notice to Moscow of Biden’s trip. Moscow was advised for “deconfliction purposes.”
Rare for a U.S. leader to travel to a conflict zone where the U.S. or its allies do not control the airspace.
A black cloud continues to hang over Turkey and Syria. They were hit by a second earthquake. Another big one. A 6.3.
The people were panicked. Properly so. How much of a beating can a people take? Additional dead bodies will be found above and below the rubble. Dead from first quake two weeks ago exceeds 47,000 and was still growing.
Historically, artists do not get paid to perform at a Super Bowl. Rihanna was not paid for her half time performance.
It is the custom.
Only “expenses and production costs are covered.” The NFL additionally offers a “union scale,” which is a fraction of the six or seven figure sums performers usually earn.
There is a reason behind the practice. The half time show is considered a Super Bowl commercial for an artist’s work.
Rihanna’s post show sales are not yet available. However, sales by past performers clearly indicate sales “soar” after their performances. For example, Lady Gaga’s album and song sales increased by 1,000 percent following her 2017 performance. J. Lo’s by 335 percent after her 2020 show.
A live and learn tidbit for today from British history.
There was a time when British boys wore pink and young girls blue.
Red was considered a strong, virile, masculine shade while blue was dainty, delicate and feminine. So young boys were frequently seen in pink, young girls blue.
It wasn’t till the early 20th century – quite possibly as late as the 1940’s – that pink began to be universally assigned to girls and blue to boys.
I shall be enjoying lunch to day with a special person. Don Manaher.
Don and I have not seen each other in years. He is in town. We are lunching together at Harpoon Harry’s. The tuesday lasagna special motivated the selection of Harpoon Harry’s.
Enjoy your day!