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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Flu or Cold?

We've been hearing a lot about this year's flu season. It has been worse this season and has caused a number of deaths.

I came down with a cold or flu a month ago during the fires in and around the San Fernando Valley. I went to the doctor and the prescribed medication knocked it off in short order.

Last night, I was having bouts of sneezing and coughing, which continued on today. I don't know if this is another cold or flu or the same one from a month ago that decided to come back.

Fortunately for me, I have ten day's worth of Montelukast tablets left over from last month's bout. I started taking them last night.

If this is a new cold/flu, I suspect it came from when I went to the market or U-Haul last Friday. This came abruptly and at the wrong time since I have a lot of packing to do.

What's the difference between a flu and a cold? According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC):

Flu vs Cold

Signs and SymptomsInfluenzaCold
Symptom onsetAbruptGradual
FeverUsual; lasts 3-4 daysRare
AchesUsual; often severeSlight
ChillsFairly commonUncommon
Fatigue, weaknessUsualSometimes
Stuffy noseSometimesCommon
Sore throatSometimesCommon
Chest discomfort, coughCommon; can be severeMild to moderate; hacking cough

Flu Symptoms

DHS Preparing To Arrest Leaders of Sanctuary Cities

Well, it is about time that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice got the wheels in motion to deal with sanctuary cities and sanctuary states.

The Washington Times reported:
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. 
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. 
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer. 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

I'd love to see Gov. Jerry Brown and mayors and city council members tossed in jail.

To read more, go here

A Guide To The Best ‘Lost In Translation’ Spots In Tokyo

Above, Q-Front and Shibuya Scramble. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The movie Lost In Translation was released about a year or two after my first trip to Japan and just before the first G-TOUR in 2004.

In commemoration of the release of Lost In Translation, Gaijinpot.com has a guide to the best Lost In Translation spots in Tokyo.

It begins with:
It has been a decade and a half now since the year Lost in Translation, the romantic comedy-drama starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, first hit theaters. More than any other film, this is the one that foreigners coming to Tokyo for the first time seem to most associate with the city. 
Up-to-date with the most recent info as of January 2018, we take a comprehensive look here at the real-life locations featured in the film: from famous landmarks like the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel in Shinjuku to spots that take some more tracking down like the exact karaoke box in Shibuya where Murray and Johansson’s characters sang songs with their Japanese friends.

To read the guide, go here

Monday, January 15, 2018


Sierra On Top

Jess yelled from the living room saying I should come in and see something.

When I did, this is what I saw:

Above, Sierra found a new perch. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Discounts Seniors Didn’t Know They Could Get

Above, Lower Yellowstone Fall. The lifetime senior park pass is number 16 on the list. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Many of us baby boomers have entered or nearing "geezerhood" (becoming a senior citizen). With that, and relying upon retirement savings and Social Security, money is limited. 

We know about senior discounts at restaurants, but there's more money-saving benefits seniors can get access to.

Life'd has posted a list of 19 discounts that many seniors didn't know they can get.

They begin with:
There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them. 
Simply ask the question, “Do you offer a senior discount?” and see how much you can save. You’ll be able to save money every time you find yourself reaching for your wallet or purse. Here is a list of 19 discounts seniors get only if they know to ask about them in 2018. Not only can you read about them here, you can click the links provided if you want to take advantage of these special discounts.

To read more, go here

Black Eye for Hawaii and Its Governor

Above, the Hawaii Capitol building from our tour bus. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Liberal buffoons like Keith Olbermann and actress Jaime Lee Curtis tried to blame President Trump for the ballistic missile alert false alarm and response that took place in Hawaii, but the blame rests with the Democrats who run the state.

The blame for the poor response is being placed by none other than the New York Times.

They wrote:
The false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile that sent Hawaii into a panic this weekend threatened to turn into a major embarrassment for the state and its politically endangered governor, David Y. Ige, as Hawaii officials moved to head off damage to Hawaii’s biggest industry, tourism. 
The Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that its initial investigation of the mistaken alert had concluded that Hawaii did not have “reasonable safeguards or process controls in place” in its emergency notification process. The alert was sent to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday morning when a state employee pushed the wrong button in the midst of a shift-change safety drill. It then took 38 minutes for the agency to withdraw the alert. 
The prospect of a battery of investigations by state and federal lawmakers, with public testimony about the timeline of events, suggested that the alert would probably be a dominant subject in Hawaii life for months to come. 
And it quickly emerged as an issue for Mr. Ige, 60, a soft-spoken engineer and a Democrat who is up for re-election this year, and whose leadership style had already been criticized as tepid. He held a news conference five hours after the mistake to apologize, and frequently yielded the microphone to other officials. 
“This is one of the worst things that could happen to an incumbent governor who has already been criticized for his lack of leadership,” said Colin Moore, director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Hawaii. “There is no more obvious test of leadership than responding to what happened yesterday.” 
“This story isn’t going to go away,” Mr. Moore said. “It’s going to haunt his re-election campaign all the way to the August primary. Everyone is going to want to talk about their story — that morning when they were terrified, and why it took the governor so long to respond.” 
Mr. Ige issued a statement on Sunday apologizing again for the bungled alert. “I can personally assure each and every resident and visitor that steps have already been taken by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to ensure that a situation of this type never happens again,” he said. 
Across Hawaii on Sunday, people spoke about gathering their families for what they thought would be their last moments, until the “false alarm” announcement went out. 
“Why did it take so long to correct the mistake?” said Jamie Higa, 34, a real estate agent. “Whoever is responsible clearly failed to do his job. The governor isn’t directly responsible for what happened, but he is our top elected official.” 
Representative Colleen Hanabusa, who is challenging Mr. Ige in the Democratic primary in August, repeatedly questioned in an interview why it took so long for the alert to be rescinded. 
“Thirty-eight minutes — and the fear and the anxiety and everything that it caused for the people and for our visitors,” she said. “This is going to have a major consequence for our visitor industry as well. Either people think we are incompetent, or we are not safe.” 
“The governor and his administration did not handle this correctly,” she continued. “You cannot have people driving 100 miles an hour on the freeway and having visitors shelter in place. Immediately, what he should have done is checked and verified whether it is real or not real, and if it was not real, tell people immediately, not 38 minutes later.”

Yes, like California, Hawaii is a beautiful state, and it is also run by inept Democrats.

To read more, go here.

Graceland Body Mystery

Above, Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Here's a weird story.

An Ohio woman allegedly passed away from natural causes across the street from Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis and was taken by a flagged ambulance. Now nobody can seem to find any trace of her body.

According to Ohio.com:
Philip and Roberta Snider left their Hartville home Jan. 4 for possibly their last trip to Graceland, the Tennessee home of Elvis Presley. 
Only Philip made it home. 
He told his family, and later police, that Roberta — who would have turned 70 on Monday and had several serious medical issues — died in their Ford F-150 in a Memphis hotel parking lot across the street from the place that bills itself as the world’s most famous rock ’n’ roll residence. 
Philip never called 911. He told police he saw an ambulance in a parking lot adjacent to the motel and waved it down for help. 
Emergency medical technicians whisked Roberta’s body away, Philip told police, but he didn’t know where they took her, so he came home. 
Roberta’s brother called Hartville police this week after hearing what happened, hoping they could help the family bring Roberta’s body home. 
“We talked to her husband who said she passed of natural causes,” Hartville Police Chief Larry Dordea said Thursday. “At first blush, what happened seemed reasonable.” 
But Dordea has since discovered that Tennessee authorities have no record of Roberta’s body, nor any Jane Doe who matches her description.

To read more, go here.

Dollar Briefly Hits Four-Month Low Against Yen

The U.S. dollar has not been doing so hot against the Japanese yen in Tokyo since New Year's. It briefly hit a 4-month low in today's trading.

Jiji Press reported:
Tokyo, Jan. 15 (Jiji Press)--The dollar briefly hit a four-month low below 110.60 yen in Tokyo trading on Monday, reflecting its weakness against the euro, which drew demand due to progress in negotiations in Germany to form a coalition government. 
 After falling to the lowest level in Tokyo since Sept. 15 last year, the dollar stood at 110.81-82 yen at 5 p.m., down from 111.36-37 yen at the same time on Friday.
To read more, go here

Kyoto Has Eyes On Wealthy Visitors

Above, the Kinkaku-ji Bell Tower. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

If you happen to be a wealthy high-roller, then Kyoto, Japan wants you to visit the city and spend.

According to Japan Today:
KYOTO - The city of Kyoto, visited by over 50 million tourists a year, is boosting efforts to attract wealthy foreign travelers by offering cultural workshops to satisfy their appetite for a deeper engagement with their destinations. 
With visitors already at record-high levels, the ancient Japanese capital is shifting focus from quantity to quality in its tourism promotion, targeting the higher spending associated with high-end tourism, especially by foreigners. 
According to the city, Japanese travelers, excluding those who made day trips, in 2016 spent about 47,000 yen per person, about half the 100,000 yen spent by foreign tourists.

To read more, go here

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Casino RV Camping

Above, Jess in front of Twin Arrows Casino Resort. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

When I move to New Mexico, I will have plenty of places in and around the state to take some nice camping trips.

There are state parks nearby with some campgrounds. There are also private RV parks around as well, including ones connected to casinos.

While on the way to Grand Canyon National Park last November, Jess and I stopped for breakfast at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort near Flagstaff, Arizona. They don't have a RV park, but they allow overnighting in a RV-designated parking lot. The food was great, by the way! Their website: http://www.twinarrows.com/.

Since I am moving to the Navajo Nation area of New Mexico, there are Indian casinos that either allow overnight parking or have a RV park with all the amenities.

A couple of which are located along Interstate 40:

Route 66 RV Resort is in the western area of Albuquerque. It is 20 minutes west of downtown Albuquerque off Interstate 40. It looks like a nice place and it is a part of Route 66 Casino Hotel. Their website is: http://rt66rvresort.com/.

Sky City Casino Hotel also has their own RV park. It is a bit closer to Gallup (about 45 minutes west of Albuquerque). It also looks like a nice place. Their website is: http://www.skycity.com/alpha.html.

During my perusal of casinos with RV parks, I came across a website that provides information on casinos with RV parks around the country, not just New Mexico.

It is Casino Camper.

Here's what they say about the site:
This website is operated by an RV'ing couple who have been living and traveling fulltime in a motor home since 2004. While traveling, it's great to have a free or inexpensive place to stop for the night. Many casino's not only allow RV overnight parking, they also encourage RV'ers to spend the night with them. They're hoping you'll also come in for a good meal and try your luck in the casino. Parking overnight in your RV at a casino is a great option. 
This website is free and we strive to provide the most COMPLETE and CURRENT information available on overnight RV parking at casinos. This website is "user supported". Please create a free user account and submit your photos, new and updated casino listings, and reviews of your visit. The more submissions we get, the more accurate the information will be, which helps everyone. Also, please visit our "Sponsors". No purchase is required, but visiting them helps support the operation of this website.

The Casino Camper website is at: http://www.casinocamper.com/

Where Did The Haiti Aid Money Go, Bill?

James Woods vs. Bill Clinton:

Plenty, Scarce or Non-Existent In New Mexico

Above, the Black Bear Diner in Tarzana. There are no Black
 Bear Diners in New Mexico. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Many restaurant chains, stores and banks that I've taken for granted in California are either plenty, scarce or non-existent in New Mexico, I've found.

Chase Bank is nowhere to be found in Albuquerque. The nearest one to Gallup, New Mexico is about 135 miles away in Show Low, Arizona.

The nearest Macy's department store is in Albuquerque. It is the only Macy's in New Mexico.

There are at least two R.E.I. stores in Albuquerque.

There's a Wells Fargo Bank in Gallup.

There seems to be a good sushi restaurant (from the reviews I've seen) in Gallup. It is called Zen Sushi & Steak.

There's two Denny's restaurants in Gallup as is one Cracker Barrel restaurant.

There's a Safeway supermarket in Gallup, but no Von's, Ralphs or Kroger's. There's also an Albertsons.

There's no Black Bear Diner restaurants in New Mexico. There's some in Arizona, but not along the Interstate 40 corridor.

In 'N Out Burger has locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. It has not begun to plan to locate to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the near future because current expansion is focused on Texas.

There are no Tommy's Hamburgers in New Mexico.

There is a La Mesa RV dealership in Albuquerque. This works well for me since I bought The Beast at their dealership in San Diego.

There's McDonalds, Arby's, Carl's Jr., Long John Silver's, Taco Bell and Wendy's restaurants in Gallup.

There's several Subway restaurants in New Mexico, including one in Jamestown.

Thankfully, there are three movie theaters in Gallup.

The nearest airport with actual airlines to Gallup is in Albuquerque.

There is a minor league team in Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Pacific Coast League, the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

Nixon Library Elvis Stamp First Day of Issue

It is sometimes amazing what things you may find when packing up belongings for a move.

Such is the case with the following.

I found two copies of a postal card from the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. On the front is the famous photo by White House Photographer Ollie Atkins of President Nixon and Elvis Presley.

On the reverse, is a U.S. Postal Service postage stamp of Elvis Presley. The card indicates that it was stamped January 8, 1993, on the first day of issue of the Elvis stamp. I forgot I even had these.

Note the "whopping" price of the stamp: $.29!

In the same batch of stuff, I found a thank-you card from actress Noel Neill for the birthday present I gave her at her 85th birthday celebration in Studio City and a letter from the executive director of the Nixon Library thanking our Cub Scout pack for offering to help with the grand opening of the Nixon Library.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Trump Supporter Kevin Sorbo Denied Spot at East Coast Comicon

The political atmosphere is so poisoned that it has even crept to comic book conventions.

Bounding Into Comics reported:
Trump supporter and former Hercules and Andromeda actor Kevin Sorbo has been denied a spot at East Coast Comicon. The real kicker is the reason why Sorbo was denied. 
According to Cliff Galbraith of Crucial Entertainment who organizes the Comicon, he turned down Kevin Sorbo because “he’s pals with Sean Hannity. I just can’t do it.”

Galbraith posted the following on Facebook. But, unfortunately for him, he removed his post a little too late as it was copied and posted.

Here it is:

It is a sad state of affairs when convention organizers turn down guests over politics. This would be like J. D. Lees denying writer Tony Isabella a guest spot at G-FEST over his left-liberal politics. Only Lees has the decency and the sense that a good guest is a good guest, despite the guest's politics.

People have taken to Facebook to declare that they are boycotting East Coast Comicon.

To read more, go here.

Hawaii Thrown Into Panic: Inbound Ballistic Missile Button Pushed By Mistake


Someone in Hawaii pressed the wrong button during a civil defense test.

The Daily Mail reported:
Anger is spreading in Hawaii after a Civil Defense bungle on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. 
The false alarm was caused by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who 'pushed the wrong buttons' during an internal drill timed to coincide with a shift handover at 8.07am. The all-clear phone alert was not sent until 38 minutes later. 
Incredibly, officials said the employee who made the mistake wasn't aware of it until mobile phones in the command center began displaying the alert.

To read more, go here.

Coincidence? We Think Not!

Above, Chelsea Clinton (left) and Rebecca Hubbell.

The Household Critters

Above, Sierra making herself comfortable. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

When I move to New Mexico, my roommate Jess will be moving to her dad's in Iowa.

Her belated Christmas present from me (since she was in the hospital during Christmas) is a carrier for her dog Lola.

Above, Lola in her new carrier. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Meanwhile, I've been packing. Of course, Sierra has to be in the mix supervising.

Tokyo To Illuminate Historic Buildings During Olympics

Above, the Tokyo Skytree and Asahi Beer Hall. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan is well known for its nighttime lighting, but they are going to pull out the stops during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Jiji Press reported:
Tokyo, Jan. 13 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government plans to decorate historical buildings and other structures with lights toward the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Japanese capital, officials have said. 
The metropolitan government aims to make night views in Tokyo more attractive, as visitors from abroad are expected to increase before and during the quadrennial sporting events, the officials also said. 
In a draft strategy on night illuminations for its historical buildings, the metropolitan government designated three areas for intensive illuminations--along the Sumida River and around the Tokyo Bay, around Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, and around the State Guest House at the Akasaka Palace.

To read more, go here

"Aloha From Hawaii" 45th Anniversary

Tomorrow marks the 45th anniversary of the historic Aloha From Hawaii concert by Elvis Presley that was broadcast live via satellite to over 40 countries.

According to Wikipedia:
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center (HIC) in Honolulu (now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center) and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe (who received the telecast the next day, also in primetime). Despite the satellite innovation, the United States did not air the concert until April 4, 1973 (because the concert took place the same day as Super Bowl VII). Viewing figures have been estimated to be between 1 and 1.5 billion viewers worldwide. The show was the most expensive entertainment special at the time, costing $2.5 million.

The following month, a two-disc record album of the concert was released.

From Wikipedia:
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a live concert album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records in February 1973 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard chart in the spring of the same year. Despite the satellite innovation, the US did not air the concert until April 4. Aloha from Hawaii (which was a worldwide ratings smash) went to #1 on the Billboard album chart. The album dominated the charts, reaching #1 in both the pop and country charts in the US. 
Aloha from Hawaii was a two-disc set—only the second such release of Presley's career (the first being 1969's double set From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis, which contained one album each of studio and concert recordings). It was initially released only in quadraphonic sound, becoming the first album in the format to top the Billboard album chart.
The best DVD version of the Aloha From Hawaii concert is the special edition that was made for the 40th anniversary celebration. It contains numerous camera angles and special features.

News From Graceland

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' to Debut on HBO on April 14
A three-hour, two-film documentary, "Elvis Presley: The Searcher," will air in April on HBO. The documentary focuses on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him.
Get the Details
Relive the Magic of Elvis' Birthday Celebration
Happy Birthday, Elvis! This past weekend, we celebrated the king's birthday with an incredible '68 Special-themed cake, hundreds of Elvis fans and many special events. See photos from this weekend on Graceland.com, and click here to watch the 2018 Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony.
Experience the 'Hollywood Backlot' at Graceland
A new exhibit opened at Elvis Presley's Memphis at Graceland this weekend! Take a tour through the sets of the CMT show "Sun Records" at our latest exhibit, called "Hollywood Backlot." The exhibit gives you the chance to feel what it's like to be on an actual film set, and you can watch scenes that were filmed right there where you're standing.
Find Out More
Cast Your Vote for Graceland
Graceland is honored to be nominated for the Best Tennessee Attraction Award in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards! You can vote once per day, per device, now through January 15. Vote now at Graceland.com/Vote.
Vote for Elvis' Birthplace
Elvis Presley's Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi, is up for the Best Mississippi Attraction Award in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. Vote for the birthplace and make Elvis a winner in two states!
Starring Elvis Presley Podcast
Hit the Go-Go Button! On this week's Starring Elvis Presley Podcast, we cover Elvis' 1967 treasure-hunting comedy, "Easy Come, Easy Go." Find out about Elvis' famous co-stars, learn how you can see the Mongrel T for yourself and dive into movie trivia.
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Australia Celebrates Elvis
Tens of thousands of people are having a rockin' good time at the largest Elvis festival in Australia, the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival. The festival runs from January 10-14 and features more than 150 events for Elvis fans to enjoy, with entertainment for all ages. Find out more at parkeselvisfestival.com.au.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Post-California Clamping

Some may think that my move to New Mexico may curtail my involvement in the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.

Fortunately, being retired, that is not the case.

While clamp-outs with Platrix Chapter No. 2 may be curtailed, it is not due to the distance, but making sure Sierra (my cat) is cared for. Animals (four-legged) aren't allowed at clamp-outs. I could attend clamp-outs with the Billy Holcomb Chapter out in the wilds of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties as those would be closer.

Even closer yet, is the Lost Dutchman Chapter No. 5917. They cover Arizona and New Mexico. Their next clamp-out is April 6 - 8, 2018 in Cave Creek, Arizona. I will try to attend that one since it is only four hours from Gallup, New Mexico.

They annexed New Mexico in 1999, announcing thus:
NEWS FLASH Date May 24,1999 
In a news conference today, Humbug 'roundevil' Johnson announced that the take-over of New Mexico Territory by Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917 ECV was approved by the Board of Proctors of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus at the annual meeting in Sonora, Alta California on May 22, Clamper Year 6004. The combined area will be named New Arizona and will have an Eastern Boundary of 103 degrees, 03 minutes West Longitude. 
Johnson said the reason for this shameless land-grab was that numerous Missionaries, Clampers, Explorers and Proctors had investigated this area and all reported NO credible evidence of intelligent or any other form of Clamper activity in this vast wilderness. It was therefore necessary to take this step to preserve Inviolet the Precepts and Purposes of the Order. 
Johnson also stated " We will continue to Colonize, Clamperize and Proselytize this land until such time as there are enough Clampers to form an Outpost with the future aim of resurrecting the now defunct Quivara Chapter #4 . Only then will Lost Dutchman feel secure about the future of this Territory". 
   WE ARE NOW Chapter 5917 + 4... What Say the Bretheren

"Sh*thole" Story Falling Apart

Above, Sen. "Little" Dick Durbin.

Not that I am surprised, but the narrative that President Trump referred to some Third World countries as "sh*tholes" is falling apart.

According to Breaking News:
All the liberal media wants to talk about lately is the fact that Trump allegedly called some third world countries a “s***hole”. Sure, that’s not the nicest word in the world. But, are we seriously trying to argue that Haiti isn’t a total disaster? We all know that liberals hate Trump but this is a bit much isn’t it?
However, it doesn’t really matter because we don’t even know if Trump said it.  We are now seeing several people walk back the claim that Trump said what he allegedly said. In fact, some GOP senators are going on the record that he never said it.
In a joint statement issued Friday afternoon by Sens. David Perdue, R-Georgia, and Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, who were in the room, they claimed that they don’t recall Mr. Trump making the comment.
“President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides. But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith,” they said. “In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest. We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades."
Senator "Little" Dick Durbin (as Mark Levin calls him) has a history of making up stories. Go here to find out more.

To read more, go here. 

A Word About Moving Supplies

Above, boxes from U-Haul. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

After dropping off Jess to her doctor's appointment, I headed to the Northridge U-Haul to pick up some tape, boxes and foam "peanuts" to do some more packing this weekend.

I found that U-Haul's prices for these were cheaper than with Box City, where I bought a few boxes and tape last week.

A word about tape. The clear tape that Box City and other places sell does not adhere to boxes as well as the brown paper type. I bought two rolls of the brown paper kind today. 

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