Halo Top — imagine: eating an entire pint of ice cream without guilt.
And we’re not joking. While Halo Top is low-calorie, high-protein, and low-sugar, we use only the best, all-natural ingredients to craft our ice cream so that it tastes just like regular ice cream. We know it sounds too good to be true, so don’t just take our word for it — dig in and see for yourself just how good healthy ice cream can be!
The peanut butter (320 calories in the entire pint) is insane. The vanilla bean (240) shouts for a pint of blueberries as its complement. Has there ever been a better summer than this? (Ice cream-wise?)
Meanwhile, the summer, non-ice-cream-wise, continues to deteriorate, as our truly dangerous president dumps 70 years of earned world leadership down the drain — at a time when the world needs all the steady leadership it can get.
Monday I quoted the Australian journalist whose two-minute assessment has gone viral. (More from that clip: “Trump has pressed fast forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader.” At the G20 “He managed to isolate his nation, to confuse and alienate his allies, and to diminish America. He will cede that power to China and Russia — two authoritarians states that will forge a very different set of rules for the 21st Century. Some will cheer the decline of America. But I think we’ll miss it when it’s gone. And that’s the biggest threat to the values of the West which he claims to hold so dear.”)
Really worth the two minutes — and forwarding to friends who voted for Trump expecting “great health care for everybody at a tiny fraction of the cost” — which he said would be easy.
Then again, he also said he would “absolutely” release his tax returns if he ran for president, that he saw thousands of Muslims cheering as the Twin Towers fell, that his investigators in Hawaii had found amazing stuff about Obama’s true birthplace, that he had won the presidency by a wider margin than anyone since Reagan — and that he carries Tic Tacs everywhere he goes.
This man cannot be our president.
Pence is apparently gearing up (read it here). Just what we need — a medieval theocrat.
My fantasy — and it is only that — is that some crisis a month or three down the road triggers a lawsuit that can only be decided by the Supreme Court. And that that Court, though captured by the right, somehow finds the fundamental patriotism and fairness to say something like this”
“Seventeen years ago this Court faced a national crisis and — in a ruling it went out of its way to brand as non-precedential — made a tough and widely criticized call that, in effect, gave George W. Bush the Presidency and, as it happened, the opportunity to appoint two of us to this body. Last year, the Senate made the unprecedented decision not to allow the President to fill a vacancy on this Court, on the grounds that the will of the people as expressed in 2008 and 2012 did not give him that authority — the Senate needed to see how the people leaned in 2016. As we now know, the people — not the Electoral College, the people — leaned toward the Democratic candidate. Today we face a new crisis. In developments that have been building all year, it has become clear that the 2016 election results were interfered with by a massive Putin-directed thumb on the electoral scale — a thumb the existence of which the Trump team long denied knowledge of but that we now know they were well aware. In that context, we have been called upon to overturn the 2016 result as tainted, and to order a workable mechanism by which the country can move forward and regain its footing. We hereby direct former presidents Obama and Bush, acting in concert, to recommend to this Court, in the shortest time possible, an interim president and vice president to serve out the remainder of this presidential term — or a shorter term if a majority of the House and Senate shall call for an earlier election.”
Or something like that. And Barack and George, very different people but both sane patriots, would perhaps recommend to the Court Joe Biden and Mitt Romney; the Court would approve; and most of the nation — not having attained anything like great health care at a tiny fraction of the cost — nor remotely to have tired of “winning so much you’ll get tired of winning” — would breathe a huge sigh of relief. As would the world.
Or they could just give it to Hillary, who did get more votes despite it all; but Putin/Trump have been so effective at getting people to misperceive her (she is wonderful and would have made a great president), it could fail to give the same sense of closure.
I’m now going to have a full pint of Halo Top chocolate ice cream (280 calories).
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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.~H. L. Mencken
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