** Finally arrived in N.Y., my new home, last Thursday night. 1,079 miles of driving over two days with my father. We didn’t kill each other.
I start with a story from one of my favorite subjects: minor league mascots:
OK, so a minor league baseball team called the Amarillo Sox, in Amarillo, Texas, decided they wanted to create a mascot. So they asked a costume designer to make a mascot that looked like a sock. And, well, things didn’t quite go as planned. I present to you a photo of the Amarillo Sox mascot:
**Yet another state has decided that it can ignore Roe vs. Wade, and basically make abortion just about illegal.
The state of Kansas has put forth some disgusting new laws about the legal practice recently, and Rachel Maddow, as always, brings you the story. This is despicable, the right-wing takeover of state legislatures.
**Finally, just when you thought you were feeling jealous of rich people … a customer in a bank in the Hamptons found an ATM receipt with a balance of nearly $100 million.
That somebody out there has 100 million bucks in a savings account is shocking enough. That they’d leave the receipt lying around is also stunning.
But the most surprising part? Given how snooty and obnoxious and full of braggadocio many people are in the Hamptons, I can’t believe no one has stepped up and claimed the receipt is theirs.
“Yes folks, that’s how wealthy I am, I’ve got $100 million in a savings account. Now, if you’ll step onto my 78 foot yacht, I can show you the Hope Diamond I’ve got in the kitchen.”