Meet the ten safest cities in the world. Tokyo tops the list while New York is number ten, which surprised me a bit. The word "sefu" is Japanese for "safe", but it has a line over the "e" that I couldn't figure out how to type. But I did learn that line is called a macron.
For the second time in over 20 years I watched the last half of the Super Bowl out of curiosity, and it reminded me why I am no longer even slightly interested in pro sports. Everything about it, from the game, the commentary, the awful half-time show and the lame commercials, which are supposed to be super awesome I hear, was painful to watch. I did enjoy the Prius ad a little bit.
Booman discusses Trump being an ideological match for today's Republican party, which of course has gone completely off the rails. He says the end of sane Republicanism started with McCain choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate. I say it started in 1980 with Reagan's election.
Here's some word salad Sarah Palin included in her speech endorsing Donald Trump for President:
"Trump's candidacy has exposed, not just that tragic -- that ramifications of the betrayal of a transformation of our country, but, two, he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that has enabled it, okay?...For the GOP establishment to be coming after Donald Trump's supporters, even, with accusations that are so false, they are so busted, the way that this thing works. We, you, a diverse, dynamic, needed support base, that they would attack."
Kevin Drum, one of the first bloggers I started following back in the early 2000’s, on assisted suicide laws. His long-term cancer prognosis isn’t great, and he lost a father-in-law to the same condition, so it’s a topic he’s well versed in.