Great background piece by CBS Radio correspondent (and good friend) Teri Schultz as she talks about the Belgian town of Molenbeek, one subway stop from the center of Brussels and NATO headquarters, now deemed “Europe’s Terror Capital”.
Things I never thought I’d say: Bernie Sanders is on Snapchat
I’ll admit it – this made me laugh.
What is this Snapshot thing and why do I only get ten seconds? pic.twitter.com/5RfsywwE2Z
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 16, 2015
Croquembouche vs. the terrorists
British comic and host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver’s furious diatribe against those responsible for the terror attacks in Paris on November 13th was a stream of profanity, angst, and humor explaining as to why France will endure.
“If you’re in a war of culture and lifestyle with France, good fucking luck. Because, go ahead, bring your bankrupt ideology. They’ll bring Jean-Paul Sartre, Edith Piaf, fine wine, Gauloises cigarettes, Camus, Camembert, madeleines, macarons, Marcel Proust, and the fucking croquembouche… a French freedom tower.”
Vive la France and the croquembouche.
“Croquembouche wedding cake” by Eric Baker – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.
Charlie Brown, you blockhead
As per Reuters, Peter Robbins, the actor who once gave voice to beloved cartoon character Charlie Brown, pled guilty to making threats against a mobile home park manager and a Southern California sheriff.
Robbins was nine-years-old in 1965 when he became the voice of the world-weary yet optimistic title character of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the first of many animated TV specials based on the popular “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles Schulz.
He voiced Charlie Brown in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “A Boy Named Charlie Brown,” and other “Peanuts” animated specials that aired in the 1960s.
++ Updated ++ It’s now officially less than a year until Americans elect the next president but there’s a lot of hurdles, milestones, and general crap the candidates (and voters) need to suffer through before November 8, 2016.
Next stop: GOP debate in Milwaukee, WI on November 10. Rumor has it that beer and brats will be served
“Simple sabotage” or bad customer service?
Hat tip to Gary’s Guide for linking to unclassified CIA documents (Office of Strategic Services) circa January 17, 1944 to sabotage the Nazis.
“Make train travel as inconvenient as possible for enemy personnel. Make mistakes issuing train tickets. Issue 2 tickets for same seat so arguments result. On station bulletin boards, give misleading info for enemy destinations.” – CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual
The Blues Brothers had their own way of dealing with the enemy, specifically Illinois Nazis.