Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday Musings - September 26, 2022


1. Happy Monday. It is the fourth and final Monday of September. There are just 13 Mondays remaining in 2022.

2. Hurricane Ian is setting its sights on Northern Florida and, fortunately, our little pierce of heaven remains out of the cone of uncertainty. We will still receive 4-6 inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. But, the winds will not be excessive topping out at about 30 mph. 

3. Family NFL Football Results:

    Cowboys (1-1) play Giants (2-0) this evening.

    Ravens (2-1) defeat Patriots (1-2), 37-26

    Commanders (1-2) lose to Eagles (3-0), 8-24

    Steelers (1-2) lost to Browns (2-1), 17-29 (Thursday night)

    Dolphins (3-0) defeat Bills (2-1), 21-19

4. With the major collapse in the 11th inning yesterday to Houston, the Orioles effectively eliminated themselves from playoff contention. I only wish that Seattle and Tampa would stop losing, thereby, keeping our ever growing slimmer playoff hopes alive. 

5. Personal political opinion. I have been reading much about the flying of legally in the United States asylum seekers by Governor DeSantis to Martha's Vineyard. It appears to me to be a misappropriation of Florida tax dollars. The money was appropriated to deal with illegal immigrants in Florida. DeSantis went to Texas and transported the asylum seekers to Florida before flying them from Florida to Martha's Vineyard. See background at: The Washington PostMysteries, legal peril follow DeSantis's migrant flight

6. Makayla had a rough night. Both Chris and I were up at different times attending to her needs and taking her outside. It was much like having a baby in the house again. Not fun!

7. Check out the last headlines entry. Isn't it just like Iran to blame the U.S. for trying to overthrow the regime through the women's protests they are experiencing?

8. Today in History. September 26, 1960. For the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.

Kennedy emerged the apparent winner from this first of four televised debates, partly owing to his greater ease before the camera than Nixon, who, unlike Kennedy, seemed nervous and declined to wear makeup. Nixon fared better in the second and third debates, and on October 21 the candidates met to discuss foreign affairs in their fourth and final debate. Less than three weeks later, on November 8, Kennedy won 49.7 percent of the popular vote in one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history, surpassing by a fraction the 49.6 percent received by his Republican opponent.

Pound Hits Record Low Against Dollar - The Wall Street Journal

Ukrainian Forces Push East of Kupyansk, Expanding Offensive - The Wall Street Journal

DeSantis Re-Election Campaign Focuses on Florida GOP Base - The Wall Street Journal

Breaking At least 7 children among dead after gunman opens fire at school in Russia - CNN

US warnings against Putin's nuclear threats mark a sobering moment - CNN

NASA spacecraft will reveal first look at asteroid, then slam into it - CNN

NASA calls off Artemis 1 moon rocket launch on Sept. 27 due to Tropical Storm Ian -

Oil prices fall for a second day on recession fears - Reuters

In China, home buyers occupy their 'rotting', unfinished properties - Reuters

Iran says U.S. trying to use unrest to undermine it, warns of response - Reuters

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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