Category Archives: crime

Alabama is a Sad Example that Respect for Human Life Does Not Extend Beyond the Womb

 

By the way,

Alabama has the fourth worst infant mortality rate in the country.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s stated commitment to giving “every person the best chance for a quality life and promising future” doesn’t seem to extend beyond the womb. (Credit: Getty Images)
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s stated commitment to giving “every person the best chance for a quality life and promising future” doesn’t seem to extend beyond the womb. (Credit: Getty Images)

After signing the country’s strictest abortion ban into law Wednesday, Alabama Gov.

Kay Ivey (R) explained her reasoning in a statement, citing “Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”

But that belief is not reflected in the state’s abysmal statistics when it comes to child mortality, child poverty, food insecurity, education, child care, or paid family leave. Indeed, Ivey’s stated commitment to giving “every person the best chance for a quality life and promising future” doesn’t seem to extend beyond the womb.

Under Alabama’s total abortion ban, providers could face jail time of 10 to 99 years for providing abortions. Patients are exempt from criminal and civil charges. The only exception is if the health of the pregnant person is at serious risk. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The law will go into effect in 2020, but is expected to be met with lawsuits before then

But the Alabama legislature has done little to tackle this problem, choosing instead to focus primarily on “fringe issues and oddball causes that don’t improve Alabamians’ lives and health,” the editorial board of a local newspaper wrote in 2018.

The same holds true of the state’s child poverty rate. A 2018 report by VOICES for Alabama Children found that there were more children living in poverty in 2018 than in 2000. About 26.5% of children in Alabama live in poverty, including about 30% of children under the age of 5.

Alabama is also one of the most food insecure states in the country, with more than 16% of the population struggling to afford food. This means that more than one in five children grow up hungry. The problem, as Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg explained to Alabama Today, has much to do with the state’s lack of a minimum wage, instead abiding by the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

“It’s no surprise that we again found that states with higher minimum wages have less hunger among working people and states with lower minimum wages had more hunger among working people,” he said.

Exacerbating the situation are recent drops in food stamp recipients, thanks to the expiration of a federal waiver that allowed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to be exempt from work requirements. Now, all able-bodied SNAP recipients between the ages of 18 and 49 who aren’t raising children must have at least a part-time job to qualify for benefits. Last year, 38,000 Alabamians lost eligibility to food stamps.

education. The state’s per pupil funding of $9,497 is significantly lower than the national average of about $11,400. Similarly, Alabama has done little to enact regulations for childcare services, allowing hundreds of child care centers to claim a religious exemption from licensing, even as child injuries and deaths at unlicensed centers have garnered attention over the past few years.

The average family in Alabama has a tough time affording child care, as the cost of taking care of one infant demands 11% of a family’s income. Research by the Economic Policy Institute found that this cost is “out of reach for low-wage workers.”

Making matters worse, Alabama does not have a statewide paid family leave policy. According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, “This means Alabamians face impossible choices when new children are born or adopted and when serious personal or family health needs inevitably arise.”

Advertisements

Dailey Sun~Chronicles “News You Can Use” “No Rumors, No Fakes, Just the Facts, Jack!” “All the Good News”

 

Volume VII, Issue 24                                   10 – 24 – 2018                         ***** Edition

What Has Been Happening in America

 

This issue is a tribute to my dear daughter and birthday girl.

October 24th also happens to be the annual anniversary of United Nations Day.

 

Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Norfolk, Virginia

A woman reports to police that a man broke into her home, made them breakfast, took a shower, and washed his clothes.

Dateline: Washington, D.C.

The Trump Administration announces plans to reduce taxes for middle-class, build the Mexican Wall with Saudi Arabian blood money, give Ivanka Trump designed and Chinese-made goods to African Americans, and not to ever lie or mislead Americans.

Dateline: Greenville, S.C.

Police caught a student with a knife that she used to snort cocaine before class.

Dateline: Greenville, N.C.

Police sought treatment for a pit bull who dug up a loaded .38-caliber pistol.

Dateline: Lehigh Acres, Florida

Senior found dead with his head stuck in an electric car window.

                                                            =          =          =

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Gunnison, Utah

School district brushed aside a claim of sexual abuse as a case of “boys being boys.”

Dateline: Los Angeles, California

A former Republican congressional aide, Michael Kimbrew, has received a sentence of 18 months in prison for accepting a $5,000 bribe.

Dateline: Laramie, Wyoming

“The World Needs More Cowboys” is the battle cry of the University of Wyoming’s half a million-dollar marketing campaign.

                                                            =          =          =


witch
                                                                           

Remembering the “Witch Hunt”

This Halloween Week

 

In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Willard, Ohio

Two men who hopped a freight train were arrested after they phoned 911 to report that their train was moving too fast.

 

Dateline: Marquette, Michigan

The county accepted a $65K grant to keep an eye on the U.S. – Canada border.

 

Dateline: Peru, Indiana

State Police busts have netted what they call “Donald J. Trump-shaped” ecstasy pills.

                                                                        =          =          =

Elsewhere in the United States of America . . .

Dateline: Kansas City, Missouri

Over 70 community and religious leaders are requesting that all politicians stop vilifying immigrants.

 

Dateline: CNN

Debate continues about the deep meaning of the president’s chosen vocabulary particularly during his rallies. The Washington Post and others have lost track of how many instances of misinformation, falsehoods, and lies have been promoted.

 

 

 

copyright MMXVIII – Max’s Scout Services & Communications of the Americas, LLC –

“The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles”

Russians are Coming! Current Evidence of Criminal “Jhacking”

On Friday, the US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed a criminal complaint accusing a Russian national named Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova of conspiring to interfere in the US political system. The document maintains that as a financial officer, Khusyaynova was part of the effort mounted by the Internet Research Agency, a troll farm in St. Petersburg funded by a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin, to use Facebook and Twitter accounts to influence politics in the United States. The IRA’s role in Putin’s attack on the 2016 election—a scheme that was part of what’s known as “Project Lakhta”—has already been revealed. But the complaint highlights a less-known fact: that the Russian attack “continues to this day” and is partially aimed at the 2018 midterm campaign. That is, the United States, as it heads toward a crucial election, remains under assault by the Kremlin.

President Donald Trump, whose election, according to a 2017 US intelligence community assessment, was one goal of the Russian plot, has refused to seriously address Russia’s covert exploitation of US social media to undermine American politics. For instance, on September 27, 2017, after Facebook revealed that Russian government operatives had secretly placed political ads on the site during the 2016 campaign, Trump dismissed the matter and tweeted that the “hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook.” Yet his own Justice Department now says Russia “to this day” is conducting what Project Lakhta has internally called “information warfare against the United States of America.”

The DOJ contends that the “strategic goal” of the Russian operation is to “sow division and discord in the US political system, including by creating social and political polarization, undermining faith in democratic institutions, and influencing US elections, including the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.” According to the criminal complaint, the monthly budget of Project Lakhta, which does not focus exclusively on the United States, is generally between $1 million and $2 million. In a press release, the DOJ states that “The conspirators’ alleged activities did not exclusively adopt one ideological view.” But most of the examples cited in the criminal complaint—which is full of details indicating the FBI obtained copies of the internal records of several Russian companies involved with the IRA—are actions that bolster Trump and conservatives.

As the complaint puts it, the Russian operation aimed to “inflame passions on a wide variety of topics, including immigration, gun control and the Second Amendment, the Confederate flag, race relations, LGBT issues, the Women’s March, and the NFL national anthem debate,” and that it sought to exploit specific events in the United States, including the Las Vegas mass shooting and the “Unite the Right” rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville.

^^^ first published by Mother Jones – October 20, 2018 ^^^

HELL

Doing Dirty Laundry – Like Hell on Earth

More Lies and Misleading Statements Spoken in Montana

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from Missoula

Really, a rally in a hangar not on an air force base?
1. “I love these hangars. I love a hangar. There’s nothing like a hangar. You get out of the plane, you walk over, and we have massive crowds,” says Pres. Trump.
I admit that I would probably buy a T-shirt with the phrase “I love a hangar” on it. Also, away we go!
2. “I wouldn’t want to be the one that walks into your house and says, ‘Give me that gun.’ Right? Nobody has the courage to do that. But Matt is going to protect your Second Amendment.”
Here Trump is relying on one of his oft-repeated falsehoods about those who support gun control measures: That their ultimate goal is confiscation of all guns, including from law-abiding citizens. While there is the occasional radical voice within the gun control movement who suggests something like this, no mainstream Democratic politician has come close to saying it. In fact. both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton expressly rejected the idea that they had any interest in any sort of gun collection program. Trump knows that. He just doesn’t care. Because the prospect of a politician coming to your house and taking your gun is something that works for him politically.
3. “The unemployment rate just fell to the lowest level in over 50 years.”
4. “More Americans are now working than ever before.”
This is also true but with an asterisk. And the asterisk is that there are just more Americans today than there were 50 years ago. So, yes, more are working. Because there are more of them.
5. “That was one of those quickies. I love those states. You know, the polls close. Polls have just closed in the state of Montana. Trump has won Montana.”
The 2016 election ended 710 days ago.
6. “We like the — we like the — it’s just a flowing. They do comma. They don’t do — they do a comma.”
I genuinely have no idea what the hell he is talking about here. But it is flowing. With the comma. You always do the comma.
7. “In a beautiful ceremony at the White House, we proudly swore in the newest member of the United States Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh.”
Technically, Kavanuagh was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice days earlier by Chief Justice John Roberts and retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The ceremony Trump is referencing here was purely for show

8. “And come Election Day, Americans will remember Kavanaugh and they will remember all sorts of other things, because that was a shameful act.”

There’s no question that the Republican base was fired up in the wake of Brett Kavanuagh’s confirmation fight. Trump — and Republicans — are hoping this passion keeps burning for the next 18 days.
9. “This will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, and common sense.”
Ads — and polling — suggest this is going to be an election about health care.
10. “But a lot of money has been passing to people to come up and try and get to the border by Election Day, because they think that’s a negative for us. Number one, they’re being stopped. And number two, regardless, that’s our issue.”
OK. So the President of the United States is suggesting money is being paid to people traveling in a caravan headed to try to gain entry into the United States for baldly political reasons — which, I think, he is suggesting are that it will make immigration an issue in the election and that Democrats think they win on that issue. I mean, I think? There’s a whole lot of logic jumps happening here.
11. “The one thing, they stick together, but they wanted that caravan and there are those that say that caravan didn’t just happen. It didn’t just happen. A lot of reasons that caravan, 4,000 people.”
Again, Trump signaling — with zero proof — that Democrats are somehow behind the caravan of immigrants moving toward the US.
14. “Do you ever see when the fake news interviews them? And then they try and cut it, but they — they’ll go to a person holding a sign who gets paid by Soros or somebody, right? That’s what happens.”
Another common Trump conspiracy theory: The news seeks out protesters — and these protesters are paid for by George Soros, the liberal billionaire. This is, um, not true.
15. “But did you see the signs? They’re brand-new. They’re beautiful, the black-and-white signs. Everybody has the same size, right from the finest printer in Washington. Do you think the people — those are not signs made in the basement. They were all identical.”
Trump can keep saying that the protests against Kavanuagh were not organic. But that doesn’t make it true.
16. “It’s a whole — hey, look, there’s a lot of rigged things going on in this country, you know about that. There are a lot of rigged things going on.”
These lines are at the heart of Trump’s appeal. The system is rigged against you, normal person, and only Trump will tell you the truth about it. And only Donald Trump will fight for you, the little guy, against these elites who think they are smarter and better than you.
voterepDem
17. “Obstruction. You know, I just walked in, and a big, strong guy grabbed me. And he was almost crying. It happens every time. And many times. And he said, sir, ‘Mr. President, thank you so much for saving our country.'”

Two thoughts here: a) How did Trump go from attacking the Mueller probe for looking into whether he obstructed the investigation to a big guy hugging him? b) Trump says that big, strong guys hug him and thank him for saving America outside every rally. Does this actually happen?

18. “He’s — he runs eight times. ‘Sir, I won five elections.’ I said, well, you got me there. I ran once, and I won one election, but it’s the presidency, right? That’s right.”
Always, always, always the obsessions with how he is better and special.
19. “That’s all the time we need to make America great again. Make America great again. Is that — is that maybe the greatest slogan in the history of runs?”
Many people are saying that. Believe me. Big time.
20. “It is incredible the deep state where they don’t even look at her. Isn’t it incredible?”
To be clear: This is the President of the United States openly alleging there is a group of people embedded within the federal bureaucracy who are operating a conspiracy to protect Hillary Clinton and to get him, somehow.
21. “But I like acid-washing, because that really says it. She acid-washes 33,000, so that nobody can ever find — but they’re around some place. I think that maybe — maybe they’re at the State Department.”
It is true that Clinton deleted roughly 50% (or 33,000) of the emails she sent from her private server as secretary of state. Those emails were determined, by a Clinton lawyer, to be personal — and with no professional relevance. As to the idea that the State Department has them, I have no idea what Trump is talking about. Remember that he asked the Russians to try to find those deleted emails during the summer of 2016.
22. “But maybe they’re at the State Department. They could very well be at the Department of Justice, if you can believe that whole deal. But we’re just being quiet. We’re being quiet. Do you know why? There’s been no collusion.”
WHAAAAAAA? So the deleted Clinton emails are either at State or Justice? What proof of this does Trump have? (He doesn’t have any.) Also, why is “collusion” mentioned here???
23. “If I ever called the Russians, the first one to know about it would be the state of Montana, and they wouldn’t be too happy. Can you imagine? Let’s call the Russians? It’s a disgrace.”
The allegation is not that Trump “called” the Russians to help with a state. Its that the Russians, believing that Trump would be a better president for them, ran a campaign of misinformation and interference to try to bring about that result. The intelligence community unanimously affirmed that happened. Trump has never been willing to accept it.
24. “And look at all the women for Trump signs. Here we go again. It’s the same thing. Everyone says, but will he get the women?”
Trump won 41% of women in the 2016 election, according to exit polling. His job approval among women is 28% in the October CNN-SSRS poll.
25. “Everybody else had cloth on their face, and I probably would have, also, cloth that was water, right, wet, on their face. She sat there, hey, what else is new? That’s the way she is.”
In which Trump touts his wife’s toughness because she didn’t put a cloth to her face when smoke entered the cabin of her plane due to a mechanical error. (Everybody was safe.) Remember that for Trump, toughness is everything.
26. “No, Mike is great. We have — we had such great people. We had such great people. And a lot of talented people. And the end result is this is where we are. And we’re doing a lot of good.”
Trump logic flow: Mike Huckabee → great people → talented people → we are where we are → doing a lot of good.
27. “And you walk around in those conditions, you can’t fake it. You can’t fake it. So that’s one good thing. Nobody ever says that any more. That’s one of the — might be one of the best things that’s happened to me in a long time.”
Trump here is touting the fact that people don’t ask whether he wears a toupee any more because he walks around areas devastated by natural disasters and there is a lot of wind blowing. Yes, seriously.
28. “Barbara Walters interviewed me. Do you mind if I play with your hair? Do you

remember that? And then numerous people have done that. But that’s OK. But the choice could not be more clear. Democrats produce mobs. Republicans produce jobs.”

He said these two thing back to back. There are no sentences I omitted. Barbara Walters on his hair to Democrats producing mobs.
29. “Well, it’s big sky. I guess there’s a reason for everything, right? No, it’s just — I got out and I’m looking — I’ve been here many times — but I got out and I’m looking — I say, that really is big sky.”
[looks around, wondering if anyone else is hearing this]
30. “Democrats have become the party of crime. It’s true.”
[narrator voice] It’s not.
31. “I said, I’m going to put that in. I’m going to say that when I make speeches. Nobody’s ever challenged it. Maybe they have. Who knows? I have to always say that, because then they’ll say they did actually challenge it, and they’ll put like — then they’ll say he gets a Pinocchio.”
This is some meta-Trump right here. He explains how he told his aides he was going to start calling Democrats the party of crime, then says no one has ever challenged that assertion, then says they actually have, then says he doesn’t care if it’s true or not.
32. “But Greg is smart. And by the way, never wrestle him. You understand that? Never. Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of … he was my guy.

Rep. Greg Gianforte pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter who was asking him questions. HA HA HA HA. Wait, what the actual hell?

33. “But I’ve done so many campaign — I’m so far ahead. But — but we’ve started the wall. And it’s moving. And we’re going to get it, but get me some Republican votes, please.”
One order of world salad, please.
34. “He’s — now, it’s hard for a Republican to win in California, because it’s become, like, crazy. But all of a sudden are Republicans making big progress. It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens in that race.”
Trump is talking here about the California governor’s race. A Los Angeles Times poll that came out two days ago showed Democrat Gavin Newsom with a 23-point lead over Republican John Cox. So….
35. “Justice Kavanaugh, number one in his class at Yale”
Yale doesn’t have class rank.
36. “And in the case especially of Justice Kavanaugh, the lies that were made up, the stories that came out, and he didn’t — he honestly — I’m pretty good at this stuff — he honestly never heard of this stuff. He never heard of it. It was a big con job. You’ve heard me say that. It was a con job.”
Remember that Trump initially said that Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers, deserved to be treated with respect and have her story told. Now, of course, he believes her to be part of some sort of secret Democratic plot to oust Kavanaugh. The evidence for this claim? There is none.
37. “Remember? Remember Jon Lovitz, the liar, remember Jon Lovitz? Yeah, yeah, I’m a businessman, that’s right. I went to — yeah, yeah, I went to Harvard. Yeah, that’s right. I went to Harvard. I’m a businessman. That was, like, a female version of Jon Lovitz.
I DO appreciate Trump’s reference to a 1980s “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which Lovitz played Tommy Flanagan aka the Pathological Liar. I’m not sure a man who has said more than 5,000 false or misleading claims in his first 601 days in office should be evoking a pathological liar.
38. “Remember, he challenged me to a fight, and that was fine. And when I said he wouldn’t last long, he’d be down faster than Greg would take him down.”
The President of the United States saying he would punch out the former vice president of the United State faster than a member of Congress assaulted a reporter. All totally normal stuff here!
39. “He’d be down so fast. Remember? Faster than Greg. I’d have to go very fast. I’d have to immediately connect.”
“I will be so presidential, you will be so bored.” — Donald Trump
40. “He’s a handsome, wonderful father.”
41. “A little bit like Justice Kavanaugh, you know, really a very fine, high-quality, handsome guy.”
Two descriptions of former White House physician Ronny Jackson in which Trump says he is “handsome.” This is yet more evidence of how much focus Trump puts on whether people look the part. He views hiring for his administration as casting — and you have to look good to make it on the Trump Show.
42. “I came up with the name Pocahontas, and they once said you must apologize for that. I said, why? Well, it’s not nice what you’re doing. I said, OK, I’d like to apologize to the real Pocahontas.”
Classic Trump. Deriding Elizabeth Warren by referring to her as a famous Native American woman isn’t his problem, it’s the problem of the political correctness police.
43. “By the way, they keep saying, will he do well with women? Remember last time? They said the same thing. We did — we did very well with women. I think I probably won because of women, I hate to tell you, men.”
He got 41% of women’s votes. So, he definitively did not win because of women.
44. “Do you know that we have the hottest economy, as big as we are? We were going down. We have the hottest economy on Earth. People are moving back in.”
Economy! So hot right now!
45. “Because we are American and our hearts bleed red, white, and blue. You know that.”

Remembering the Loss of 1,000 Homes, the Existence Today of over 1,000 Homeless People the Days After Washington D.C. ‘Crashed and Burned’

Over 1,000 people lost their homes in beautiful Sonoma County last year and to the day after that democracy “crashed and burned” in the U.S. Senate and Supreme Court.

On October 8, 2017, the Tubbs Fire destroyed Santa Rosa, On October 6, 2018, white women senators voted along with old white men to place a man of privilege on the Supreme Court, and today over 1,000 men and women are homeless in San Francisco.

Who shares the blame?

capito

Senator Capito of West Virginia

My Approved Portraits

Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa

My Portrait Sessions

Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska

Hyde-Smith_Cindy-041718-Hea

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

of Mississippi

That Was the Week That Was

The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles                                                                                                                                                                                       “News You Can Use”

“No Rumors, No Fakes – Just the Facts, Jack!”

“Newspapers are worth at least the price you pay; if it is free, it is worth nothing”

Volume VII, Issue 15                       Sunday, July 29, 2018                                  ***** Edition

 

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Corpus Christi, Texas

A woman dressed as a cockroach attended a city council meeting to bring attention not only to her but an influx of rodents in an area where new vegetation was planted.

Dateline: Seattle, Washington

This city maintains its ‘king’ status for the third consecutive year with more than 60 construction cranes erected, which is more than 30 than in any other city in the USA.

Dateline: Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The local resort estimates that 30,000 golf balls have accumulated on the floor of the lake bed near a floating golf green.

                                                            =          =          =

Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

 

Dateline: Plaistow, New Hampshire

A man inside Planet Fitness’ “judgment free zone” tries to reason with police after being apprehended for exercising naked.

 

Dateline: Albany, New York

A series of cybersecurity drills are being conducted to see how vulnerable the state’s election system is to hacking.

                                                            =          =          =

In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Fort Smith, Arkansas

An ordinance outlawing public dancing on Sundays since 1953 (for 65 years) has finally been repealed.

 

Dateline: Paw Paw, Michigan

Police were told of a man was shot in the neck while searching for deer antlers. He was charged for filing a false felony report when it was learned that the ‘victim’ fell on his own arrow.

 

Dateline: Lexington, Kentucky

Two confederate statues were relocated to the town cemetery after being located downtown for more than 130 years. Confederate Secretary of War John Breckinridge and General John Hunt Morgan have already found their final resting places.

                                                                        =          =          =

Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Wailuku, Hawai’i

Due to the Kilauea Volcano eruption on the Big Island, the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation has taken in more than 80 displaced dogs.

dogs - Copy

 

 

 

copyright MMXVIII – Max’s Scout Services & Communications of the Americas –

“The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles”

The Dailey Sun~Chronicles – June 7th Issue Theme “Human Error”

That Was the Week That Was in America

“Let It Be”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyOs2abOYXg

 

 

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada [Carson City is the state capital]

Now the Golden Knights are down 1-3 in the Stanley Cup Finals. A backyard fire spread to three homes causing over $650K in damage. A winning $2 bet on Las Vegas will only recover (500 to 1) $1,000.

 

Dateline: Hobbs, New Mexico

The Catholic Church is investigating reports that a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is weeping.

 

Dateline: Fairbanks, Alaska [ JEW-no is the state capital ]

State animal control have released a plan to reduce the number of fornicating rabbits since their population increased by 1,000%.

                                                            =          =          =

 

 

 

Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Columbia, South Carolina [state capital]

Lottery officials state that Christmas Day winners will not be paid $35 million in prizes because there was a glitch whereby everyone was made a winner.

Dateline: Orono, Maine

A new genetic strain is being released by the University of Maine of a gourmet item, “Pinto Gold.” Speculation is that it tastes more like pinto beans than potatoes.

Dateline: Richmond, Virginia [state capital]

Another month has been given to a commission that is deciding what to do with dozens of Confederate monuments.

Dateline: Sarasota, Florida

The On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef will be constructed on the ocean floor off the Gulf of Mexico to honor more than 4,000 submarine crewman, who have died since 1900. Critics wonder if the Trump Administration did the math underestimating the total number of human deaths.

                                                            =          =          =

 

In the American Heartland . .

Dateline: Oswego, Illinois [ no Chicago is not the state capital ]

The school principal issued a stout apology of a yearbook picture of cheerleaders under a banner headline “No one ugly allowed.”

Dateline: Lansing, Michigan [state capital]

Gasoline prices have risen 32 cents a gallon during the last month. State officials don’t realize that drivers in California have been paying more than $4.00 per gallon for many more months.

Dateline: Cleveland, Tennessee

Feds acknowledged that the did a DEA raid on a family’s home erroneously.

                                                                        =          =          =

 

Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

 

Dateline: Grand Junction, Colorado

A local state college – Colorado Mesa University – plans to build a campus specializing in culinary and hospitality programs for $15.7 million or less. Observers wonder why it will be located so far west within the state of Colorado and why it will be situated next to the region’s mental hospital.

 

copyright MMXVIII – Max’s Scout Services & Communications of the Americas –

“The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles”

The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles : That Was The Week That Was in the USA

The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles

“All the Good News” “News You Can Use”
“No Rumors, No Fakes – Just the Facts, Jack!”
“Newspapers are worth at least the price you pay; if it is free, it is worth nothing”

Volume VII, Issue 8      Friday, June 1, 2018      ***** Edition     Only $1

 

TWWTW: That Was
the Week That Was in America

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Carson City, Nevada

Next to the infamous MOONLIGHT Bunny Ranch, owner Dennis Hof plans to open an anti-ageing Rejuvenation Center.

Dateline: Federal Way, Washington

An overturned semi spilled over 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers onto Interstate 5; it took over 4 hours to clean-up the closed freeway.

Dateline: Anchorage, Alaska

State officials have released a plan to reduce “greenhouse gases” by 30%.
= = =

Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Kennebunkport, Maine

President George H.W. Bush attended the monthly pancake breakfast of American Legion Post 159; regrettably, he could not stay for the annual Memorial Day parade.

 

Dateline: Tiverton, Rhode Island

The Twin River Casino will open ahead of schedule, which was September 1st.
.
= = =

In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Cassopolis, Michigan

Authorities have restored Stephen Bogue’s home, which was a station of the Underground Railroad during the 1850s and 1860s/

 

Dateline: Bismarck, North Dakota

The chairman of the state’s Republican Party quit.

 

Dateline: Cleveland, Tennessee

Feds acknowledged that they did a
DEA raid on a family’s home erroneously.

= = =

DSCF0076

Respect [the safety pin reminds us to respect all]

Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Sarasota, Florida

A couple woke up to find a 300-pound alligator in their swimming pool.

 

copyright MMXVIII – Max’s Scout Services & Communications of the Americas –
“The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles”

Sarah Bessey and Brian Mann (of TX) Said This Best [ about the Trump Naming Jerusalem as the Political Capital of Israel ]

No other country has done what the USA Executive Branch did yesterday to spark protests and violent deaths in the Middle East and throughout the world.

trump tweets

 Just now ·

As usual, Sarah Bessey took what I’ve been thinking and said it better:

“I’ve had to dismantle a lot of false teaching from my theology over the years: right up there has been relearning how to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, moving towards a holistic peace that encompasses and centres *both* Palestinians and Israelis. The way the Church has turned a blind eye and a deaf ear and a hard heart towards the suffering of the Palestinian people in particular over the years is both an indictment and a tragedy. In light of yesterday’s news, I hope we will all continue to pray for (and look for ways to contribute to) a lasting peace in Jerusalem.”

We pray for peace, we try to love our enemies and we trust in God for the best is yet to come.

“Natural Shock” Performance-Presentation Outstanding in San Francisco

Maryssa Wanless performed the one-woman play “Natural Shocks” on Monday night at PianoFIght in San Francisco. Produced by Utopia Theatre Project, Wanless’ performance was part of a nationwide participation of theatre activism to end gun violence. Written by Lauren Gunderson, one of today’s most prolific and successful screenwriters, “Natural Shocks” is based upon Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ and that famous question of “to be or not to be.”

Wanlass Headshot by Tasi Alabastro.JPG

Gunderson was so shocked by the recent outburst of gun violence at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that it brought to mind the gun violence almost 20 years ago at Columbine High in Littleton, Colorado. She dedicated “Natural Shocks” play to be used as vehicle to help put an end to gun violence. All royalties and fees have been waived so that any theatre group or community who wanted to put on the 65-minute monologue could do so for free.

Making this as an opportunity for Utopia Theatre Project to not only raise funds for EveryTown for Gun Safety, a non-profit working to end gun violence, but also as a way for people to discuss this pressing issue.

The mood on Monday night at PianoFight was intense as the audience hung on every word that Wanlass powerfully delivered. Despite the play’s serious subject matter, humor at times prevailed.

Since Gunderson’s release of her play, performances and staged readings of “Natural Shocks” have been performed in many places all over the nation. Gunderson’s aim was to have it performed in all 50 states.

Wanless is the Artistic Director of Utopia Theatre Project and she has this to say, “I believe theatre is transformative because it has transformed me and the people I work with on a daily basis. Theatre asks its audiences and participants to extend their thinking beyond themselves and step into the experience of another person.”

After Wanlass was finished her thought-provoking performance there was a “Q & A” with the audience in which also included Director, Laura Jane Bailey.

While the venue at PianoFight only holds 50 people, the ability for important subjects and issues to be presented in an intimate theatrical space makes an impact.

Utopia Theatre Project was founded in 2014 by emerging Japanese-American playwright, Anne Yumi Kobori because she believes in artist-produced live theatre as a unique and powerful form of human connection using the theatrical art form to invoke social change through the telling of non-traditional stories.

Natural Shocks at San Francisco’s PianoFight – Monday, April 23, 2018

National Campaign To End Gun Violence

 

Reported by Tony

Photography by Tasi Alabastro

 

“Natural Shocks” is the fourth production (“Seeds” was the third) in Utopia’s inaugural season and is certainly a unique theatrical experience. Yet, even more so is the fact that this was history in the making using theater as a form of social activism.

seeds

For more information about “Natural Shocks” at Utopia Theatre Project visit: UtopiaTheatreProject.com and for more about the project, “Natural Shocks” visit: https://www.naturalshocks.org