The White House Head Florist Is Gone. Why and Who Really Cares?

Though I don’t personally care about the floral arrangements at the White House, it’s interesting when someone has had a job for 6 years and has been damn good at it and then suddenly, whether it’s a “change of taste” or whatever, they find themselves out of a job – and rather hush-hush at that.

“Nearly six weeks after her silent departure in February, the White House released a statement touting Dowling’s “lively and colorful” creations, which reflected the “historic rooms which they graced.” An hour later, Dowling herself released a statement through her attorney, emphasizing that she’d “resigned in order to pursue exciting new opportunities and explore my passion for floral artistry and design.”

Read the full article here.

 

Disagree With Obama on Global Warming? No Money for You!

The President bends the law, once again, to punish those that do not agree with him.

Don’t believe in Global Warming?  Well, if your governor doesn’t adopt a program that helps reduce global warming, the President will cut off funding that helps with floods, tornadoes, etc. for the state.  The reason?  The state isn’t helping to prevent natural disasters.

You can get the full story here.

 

The Beginning of the End for Terrestrial Radio?

Tom Leykis.  Love him.  Hate him.  Either way you have to admit, he’s managed to go against the grain and make his streaming radio station a success.  No, The New Normal LLC isn’t rolling in dough, but since beginning operations in 2010, he has finally posted a profit for 2014.  Is terrestrial radio dying, especially when consolidation in the industry has created two behemoths that can’t even post a profit?

All data seems to point to:  Yes.

 

Gotham: Simple Word Play Or Something More?

Warning!  Potential spoilers ahead if you haven’t been watching FOX’s Gotham.  Turn back now.  Otherwise, read on.

Gotham is an American crime television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on characters appearing in and published by DC Comics in their Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon, while Heller executive produces along with Danny Cannon, who also directed the pilot. As originally conceived, the series would have served as a straightforward story of Gordon’s early days on the Gotham City police force. The idea evolved not only to include the Wayne character, but also to tell the origin stories of several Batman villains. The first season order originally consisted of 16 episodes, but was later extended to 22. Gotham premiered on Fox on September 22, 2014.

gothamep111494hires2jpg-c992f8_1280wMy wife and I were catching up on the latest episode of Gotham, specifically the episode “The Scarecrow”.  In this episode, Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins has become the new M.E. for the GCPD.  This, of course, is rather interesting as she and Detective James “Jim” Gordon have a developing romantic relationship.  It’s interesting to watch Gordon try to deal with the affectionate advances by Dr. Thompkins in the workplace, but that’s not the topic of this discussion.  Dr. Thompkins is commonly referred to as “Lee” in the show.

Established:  Dr. Leslie Thompkins goes by “Lee” in the show.

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QuickView: Jim Beam’s Devil’s Cut

I’m taking a break from beer this time around and giving you my quick review of Jim Beam’s Devil’s Cut.  It’s a 90 proof bourbon that, surprisingly, is very smooth.  Most lower price bourbons give me a gag reflex when I smell them and taste them unless they are mixed with something (like Coke, Dr. Pepper, etc.).  This, however, was very smooth on the rocks.  It’s a great sipping bourbon.

 

QuickView: Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

It’s Saturday, so that means another Quick Review of a beer I haven’t tried before.  This time it’s Samuel Adams Rebel IPA.  You know me, I love me some IPA!

So here are my thoughts.

QuickView: Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Along with my regular Saturday Publix purchase, my wife convinced me to try a single new beer (you know, so I don’t buy a 6 pack of something that turns out be complete crap).

I selected Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo Extra IPA.  A friend of mine told me that it was a good choice and that I would probably like it since I like my beer “hoppy”.

He wasn’t wrong.

Here’s my quick video blurb about it:

 

TDS 3.22 A Crisis of Being Human

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In this episode, it’s a rant on the things I can’t seem to understand or figure out as a human being on this planet and why we do the things we do.  Where do we go from here?  What can we do to make it better?  Why does color of skin really matter?

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Born and raised in South Central Georgia, Donovan Adkisson is father to three fantastically smart children and husband to an awesome wife. When he's not trying to save the world by focusing on distributing information he feels that everyone should know via blogs and podcasts, he writes books, reads a lot and tries to learn everything he can on just about every subject. He's a former cable television and broadband industry technologist and executive. What more could you want?


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