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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Urges Recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Ignores Columbus

Today is Columbus Day, but not for Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. Barry issued a proclamation¬†urging recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The proclamation is similar to the non-binding¬†resolution passed by Metro Council last week. “Today we reflect upon the historic and ongoing struggles of Indigenous Peoples while celebrating their culture and…

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Now We Know Why Stinky Durian Fruit Smells Like Sewage Mixed with Gasoline

It’s one funky fruit. Durian fruit is well known for it’s very strong smell. One might say it smells like sewage mixed with gasoline. Depositphotos Durian, best known in the United States as a fruit so stinky it caused the normally unflappable Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame to gag,…

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President Trump Tweets He Is Proud of Vice-President Pence for Walking Out of NFL Game

President Trump said he was “proud” of Vice President Mike Pence for walking out of Sunday’s NFL game in Indianapolis game after an estimated 23 San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem. “I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I…

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Reason Magazine: Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Wants Taxpayers to Help Fund $225 Million Major League Soccer Stadium, Despite Team’s Two Billionaire Owners

Reason Magazine notes that Nashville Megan Barry’s vigorous support for the propose publicly subsidized $225 million soccer stadium represents a complete about face from the position she took when she was a member of the Nashville Metro Council. “Megan Barry used to oppose public subsidies for professional sports, but now…

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North Korea’s Kim Calls Nuclear Weapons Program a ‘Treasured Sword’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is defiantly calling his country’s nuclear weapons program a “treasured sword” to protect it against aggression, even as U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continue to pressure his regime. Pyongyang’s state media reported that Kim on Saturday told the powerful…

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Hillary Clinton ‘Gets An Award for Hypocrisy’ After Gun Control Comments, NRA Leader Says

After claiming that the gun lobby completely controls the Republican Party, Hillary Clinton ought to be given “an award for hypocrisy” because of her own decades-long reliance on armed security guards, said Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s legislative arm. Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Cox…

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Trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and the Medicare-Milking Doctor Shows Flaws of Single-Payer System

I don’t know how the federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will turn out, but after following the case for almost four years I do know this: Medicare is guilty. Guilty of not having a “gate-keeper” that is. In health-care parlance, a gate-keeper is an administrator who decides…

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