It’s Not Friday Motes, Yet

Why I use cd’s and dvd’s: CMT used its 2023 Music Awards to announce a new partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a gun control group founded after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. County singer and CMT Music Awards host Kelsea Ballerini opened Sunday’s awards by pointing to the Nashville Christian school shooting and calling for “real action” against gun violence. They also had a “drag queen” performance. This is not what I want to see or hear during a “country music” broadcast. Or any broadcast for that matter. My choice, not to watch or listen.

Stock up now: By order of his majesty Uncle Joe The 1st (and hopefully the last) Incandescent light bulbs are being phased out for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient alternatives. The phase-out is based on efficiency standards that were passed by governments. The Biden administration is accelerating the phase-out by raising the standards and banning the manufacture or importation of incandescent bulbs by July 23. The phase-out is expected to save billions of dollars a year in utility bills and energy consumption. Yeah, right. We know how those “expectations” turn out.

He can’t run if he’s convicted: Mayor Marion Barry is arrested and charged with drug possession and the use of crack, a crystalline form of cocaine. At the Vista International Hotel in downtown Washington, Barry was caught smoking the substance on camera with a hooker who had agreed to set up Barry in exchange for a reduced sentence in an earlier drug conviction. In September 1991, he was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack cocaine. After serving his sentence, Barry, claiming to have overcome his “personal adversities,” reentered D.C. politics. He was elected to the city council before once again winning the mayoral election in 1994 for an unprecedented fourth term. 

FA-FO: A 21-year-old man said he was recording a practical joke for his YouTube channel in a mall in Dulles, Virginia, when a prankee got mad and shot him in the abdomen. It doesn’t say what the “prank” was, but some of the others this clown pulled included following complete strangers, trying to go behind store counters and pretending to puke of Uber drivers. Maybe the response is a little extreme, but with the recent happenings, understandable.

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