Fauxcahontas on the warpath. And out for all to see during the confirmation hearing of Dr. Ben Carson for the head of Housing and Urban Development. The transcript below is from
English: Elizabeth Warren speaking at March 29, 2010, at the Women in Finance symposium. Warren was part of a five-woman panel discussion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
the hearing. What I find amazing is that with a reported budget of $32.6 Billion (2014), how Warren determines that Carson can keep track of each and every penny, or as the conversation went $10.
Carson was gracious and level in his answers, and yet Warren continued with the minutia. It is apparent that she has no grasp of the job requirements and duties of a Presidential Cabinet appointee.
And the list continues to grow of celebrities who are opting out of performing at President-elect Trumps inauguration.
The importance of photo‘s in news stories was something that was drilled into us in journalism school. A great, eye-catching photo draws the readers attention to your story. It also is an important component of the story-telling process as well. Consider the following –
Are any of these really the best photos for telling the story? I’ll assert that in a majority of instances, photo editors go out of their way to find the quintessential unflattering photo of the principal of the story to complement the author’s text.
And news outlets continue to be clueless as to the demise of their business.
Meanwhile in Wisconsin…
Winter Storm Warning for Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Issuing Office: Duluth
7:41am CST, Fri Dec 16
… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON CST SATURDAY… * LOCATIONS… PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST WISCONSIN INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SUPERIOR… WASHBURN… BAYFIELD… GRANTSBURG… SPOONER… AND HAYWARD. * TIMING… FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 6 TO 10 INCHES. * VISIBILITIES… AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS… THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED… AND THAT SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH PER HOUR OR GREATER CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES. EXPECT SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS AND VISIBILITY LESS THAN A HALF MILE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE AND EXPECTED ARRIVAL TIME AND HAVE A WORKING CELL PHONE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED. KEEP A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE… INCLUDING A FLASHLIGHT… FOOD AND WATER. IF YOU CHOOSE TO TRAVEL… BE AWARE THAT YOU MAY BECOME STRANDED AND THAT IT MAY TAKE MANY HOURS FOR HELP TO ARRIVE. &&
… WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY… .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING… THE MAIN SYSTEM WILL LIFT NORTHWARD INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT AND ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR. SNOW WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST SATURDAY MORNING… WITH LAKE ENHANCED SNOW CONTINUING IN PORTIONS OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. AREAS IN THE ADVISORY SHOULD RECEIVE 2 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW… WITH A BROAD 6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE WARNED AREA… WITH EVEN HIGHER TOTALS IN THE SNOWBELT AREAS OF BAYFIELD AND IRON COUNTIES.
How indeed? They don’t understand this and yet it is believed that the Russians influenced the election.
Are the fake news stories, really fake news? Talk amongst yourselves.
Last night we went to the Bayfield Library to hear a presentation on a relative of mine.
The photo at the far left shows some of the nearly 50 people in attendance.
In case you were curious or wondering just where our culture is heading.
I spotted these in our local grocery store this week. No Thanksgiving candy. We’ve gone right from Halloween to Christmas. Chocolate Mousse Peeps and Green Christmas Tree Peeps. (Are we certain that the green ones are ripe?)