Here’s a few links of stories that attracted my attention lately, so I thought I’d share them here.
A list of lewd sounding town names throughout the U.S. You should check it out!
Recently, we here at Estately Real Estate Search published a map and article detailing the oddest town names in each state. Immediately afterwards we were subjected to relentless online criticism for omitting a handful of town names that sounded sexual or obscene in nature. We would like to apologize to everyone we let down, especially the good people from the towns of Intercourse, Blue Balls, Climax, etc.
In order to make things right, we’ve created a new map using only the lewdest, most sexualized town names. To do this, we placed our minds in the gutter and spent days looking over detailed maps and scrutinizing the names of all cities, towns, and unincorporated communities for anything that sounded even remotely sexual or perverse. For the sake of time, we intentionally omitted natural features like Little Dick Lake in Minnesota, as well neighborhoods, such as Mianus in Connecticut. If we’ve left out any names of cities, towns, or unincorporated communities we sincerely apologize and ask that you kindly let us know in the comments. We will update our list accordingly because we intend this to forever be TheMaster List of the Most Obscene Town Names in America.
Last week on Terry Gross’ Fresh Air, she interviewed sleep scientist Matthew Walker. It’s an excellent interview and something I’m obsessed with since I sleep very poorly, have slept poorly since I was a kid, and sincerely have a fear of the night.
NatGeo also published a big sleep article recently. Check that out here. BTW: the photography in the article is in motion. Which is where photography is going. So if you’re not on that bandwagon, prepare to be left in the dust!
The Trump administration has argued that these tariffs will save jobs and that the cost to America will be minor. But now there are real job losses. Now there is a human face on the pain that so many trade experts have been warning about.
The political pressure on Trump to stop the tariffs (especially on America’s allies) is likely to escalate. In Missouri, a state with a close U.S. Senate race, the layoffs are already becoming a hot election issue. Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is planning a rally by the nail plant on Friday.
Trump’s Tax Cut Hasn’t Done Anything for Workers: Wages were supposed to rise. Instead, they’ve fallen.
This tepid rate of growth means that the tax cut is unlikely to pay for itself. By this point, almost all economists recognize that income tax cuts no longer stimulate the economy enough to reduce deficits, as supply-siders thought they would back in the 1980s. But economists still held out some hope that lowering the corporate tax, which is believed to be more harmful than the personal income tax, would have a more salutary effect on the budget. Unfortunately, that hope appears to be fading, as fiscal deficits increase rapidly.
Connecticut McDonald’s taunts new Chick-fil-A with a “we welcome everyone” sign. Funny (not funny) that something as innocuous as “we welcome everyone” would threaten, cause a rustle in a right-winger brain.
Integrity and common sense is dying a slow death. Georgia republican agrees to go on TV, shout the N word, run around with his pants down and then get mad about it.