Dude’s everywhere these days:
I guess his goal now at this point is to surpass the 206 electoral votes that Romney got in 2012 – that would be a sort of a victory…
From longtime Frisco resident and Man About Town Fred Sharples comes the news:
August 26 – 28
11am – 6pm
835 Market St, San Francisco
Help a real LEGO Master Builder construct a HUGE model of Jay from LEGO Ninjago–made entirely out of LEGO bricks! You’ll receive a certificate of achievement for helping us build!
PLUS, be one of the first 400 customers each day to make a qualifying purchase at the LEGO Store and you will receive one of these exclusive gifts:
Friday, August 26: FREE LEGO Backpack with a purchase of $50 or more
Saturday, August 27: FREE Limited-Edition LEGO Store Set with a purchase of $99 or more
Sunday, August 28: FREE Exclusive LEGO Minifigure Set with a purchase of $50 or more
Offers valid while supplies last only at the LEGO Store at San Francisco Centre. Limit one per customer. See a Brick Specialist for details.”
See you there!
It’s HEMPCON, baby – home of the CANNA GAMES:
This is the marble run: Hape Quadrilla Cyclone.
And here’s how much it costs. Which is to say Amazon will sell this set to you for something between $90-something and $190-something.
Here’s one way to set it up:
The Wall Street Journal approves, anyway.
Here’s the Cyclone set in action:
And here’s a mish-mash of two other sets:
Oh, made in China, natch.
IDK, read the comments section in Amazon for a few minutes and then You Make The Call.
I myself paid on the low end of Amazon’s absurdly wide pricing range, so I’m not complaining…
SB 1465, as amended, De León. Public contracts: 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Existing law provides specified requirements in awarding certain public contracts. This bill would authorize the Governor to sign agreements with the International Olympic and Paralympic Committee, as part of the site selection process for the City of Los Angeles to become the host for the 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations that, among other things, the endorsing municipality, as defined, has developed a self-sufficient bid for financing the games. This bill would authorize the Governor to enter into an agreement for the state to be jointly liable, not to exceed a specified amount, with the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG), as specified, for obligations of the OCOG, and for any financial deficit relating to the games, as provided.
So basically, this means that the State of California will pay for part of the inevitable overages of a possible 2024 Los Angeles Olympics up to a total of a quarter billion dollars.
But if LA’s bid is “self-sufficient,” then why does LA or the corrupt International Olympic committee need any of our money at all, one wonders.
Hey, instead of paying for failure, why not tax it instead? So, of course Los Angeles “expects” to make billions, somehow, from LA2024, but in case it doesn’t, in case it starts to spend Precious Taxpayer Money garnered from The People of Los Angeles, then the govt of LA should pay a tax to the CA General Fund at, say, a 40% rate. So, fine, LA, spend an extra billion on your IOC party, but then, come 2025, you’ll owe CA a cool $400,000,000.
Wouldn’t that incentivize Los Angeles to be more honest about what it expects to make from LA 2024?
And man, we just went through this deal here in SF last year. I’ll tell you, SF came in third in the race to be the U.S nominee for the games of the 2024 Olympiad. (We beat DC, but DC never had a chance.) It looked like this:
Boston of course, said no way, Jose, we not going to enter into “joinder” with the IOC. And here comes LA, which is now considering putting itself on the hook for, potentially, billions.
I mean, if you’re worried about your teen getting drunk, again, and crashing the family car, again, why would you declare your teenager sober and then say, “Well, if you crash the car, I’ll give you a nice reward.” Would that make sense?
All our pols should oppose this Los Angeles bail out bill.
Oh hey, IRL, Paris will host the 2024 Olympics (in part because Paris doesn’t have no FBI, I’m srsly) so this bill doesn’t matter anyway.
And also, bay area officialdom doesn’t support the Olympics coming to SoCal in 2024, because that would kill ANY chance of SF / Bay Area hosting the now-coveted 2028 Olympics, I’m srsly. (But would SFGov et al actually come out to oppose this ridiculous spending bill? IDK. Perhaps they’ll oppose this bill, but in a sneaky way, who knows…)
More dudes, relative to gals, this year:
It’s a knockout.
Kubb Fever – Catch It!
This was the call:
And here’s the result, as seen in the Panhandle – look at all them people:
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It’s Kubb, baby!