Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Highlights

Hillary is a Scorpio - Oct. 26. The sting is on ... Wait for it.

It's make it or break it time for Hillary/Hellary fresh off a symbolic victory with the decision of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. not to run for president. Hill faces a public grilling before a congressional committee today as you know and most likely consider it a farce. When will this go away? When will the Clintons and Bushes go away? When will the lies and conspiracies go away? When what freezes over? Is that an ice age joke? The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, will also confront her over statements she made about her use of a personal email account as secretary of state. I still says she gets the nomination and doesn't go to jail. The more fun question is who does she run against.

John Boehner said he works 100 hours a week. How can Paul Ryan do that and still have time for his family? Many people now what it's like to either be married to their work or live with someone who is. It leads to all sorts of resentments and issues.
Representative Paul D. Ryan appears to have the votes needed to be elected House speaker next week, after a conservative group of Republicans gave him their somewhat divided support. Among his conditions for serving, Mr. Ryan, 45, said he would not give up time with his family. If elected, he would be the youngest speaker in more than a century.

Slovenia, the smallest country on the Balkan migration route, is asking the European Union for police help to handle the increasing flow of migrants there after Hungary sealed its border with Croatia. The European Union has called a meeting of leaders of affected countries over the weekend.

Road Rage. If you drive you've experienced it and perhaps cursed and cut someone off. In this crazy world, it sometimes goes too far.
A 32-year-old man faces murder charges in Albuquerque in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl who was shot in a road-rage incident.

Ice Cream. Last week I read a women who owns an Ice cream delivery company in Staten Island. She brought me a cartoon of Chipwiches the only ice cream I like.

Seventy years ago in Glendale, Calif., Irvine Robbins opened the first shop that would grow into the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, which now has more than 7,000 locations. Mr. Robbins, who worked in his father's ice cream parlor and dairy as a kid, invited his brother-in-law, Burton Baskin, into business with him. They initially ran separate stores, but merged them into Baskin-Robbins (the name order decided by a coin toss) in 1953. The chain's trademarked Ò31,Ó which is now incorporated into the B and R of the company logo, was meant to designate a flavor for each day of the month. But since 1945, the company has rotated among more than 1,000 varieties, including Coconut Grove, Cotton Candy, Litchi Gold, Plum Nuts and ChaChaCha (cherry chocolate chip). Mr. Baskins died shortly after the pair sold their ice cream empire in 1967, but Mr. Robbins stayed with the business until 1978. He died in 2008. Besides pioneering flavors, Baskin-Robbins also broke ground on the business side. The founders expanded in 1953 by franchising their stores at a time that was rare. Today, all the locations are franchises. The company's quarterly earnings come out today through its parent company, Dunkin' Brands.

Always Follow the Momentum

The Mets are the National League World Champions sweeping the playoff series in 4 games
beating the Cubs last night by a score of 8 to 3.

Next stop ... The World Series ... played in Scorpio.

October 23, 2015

Sun in Scorpio

Happy Birthday to the Scorpio Readers.