Wednesday was a day for sad news….
First the ‘Queen of Rock and Roll’ has died…..
The world has lost one of the most beloved recording artists of all time. A spokesperson says Tina Turner has died peacefully at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness, the Telegraph reports. Turner, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, was 83 years old. She was known as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” with massive hits including “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “(Simply) The Best,” per Reuters. “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” the spokesperson says.
Turner had been in poor health in recent years, the Guardian reports. She was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and received a kidney transplant from her second husband, former EMI record executive Erwin Bach, in 2017.
She will be missed and may she rest in peace.
Dammit! It’s official!
The second piece of sad news came in the evening…..
Most thinking people have been dreading the possibility that the mini dictator from Florida would try to bring his form of mind control to the nation.
We can stop our dread…..DeSantis made it official yesterday.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is officially running for president. The Republican filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, hours before a 6pm ET Twitter Spaces session with Elon Musk in which he is expected to launch his campaign, the AP reports. DeSantis enters the race behind front-runner Donald Trump in the polls but well ahead of other challengers. Today’s move puts DeSantis “in direct competition” with Trump for “the heart of the Republican Party,” per Politico.
Twitter was not polite to the announcement…
A DeSantis campaign official tried to cast the glitches as a positive, saying “Governor DeSantis broke the internet—that should tell you everything you need to know about the strength of his candidacy,” per CNBC. Although DeSantis couldn’t be heard for a while, Twitter employees were audibly complaining about the situation. “That was insane, sorry,” Musk said after having to borrow another account because his crashed. Musk had told the audience Twitter’s servers were straining under the demand.
Glitches or not, DeSantis’ audio announcement lacked the usual trappings of a presidential campaign announcement—no soaring music, uplifting rhetoric, or cheering crowds. “I don’t care about fanfare,” he said. DeSantis promised his audience that come January 2025, “I will be taking the oath of office as the 47th president of the United States.” Trump answered DeSantis with a couple of videos mocking the governor on Truth Social, as well as the gibe, “His collar is too big!”
We now have DeSantis, Trump and Scott for the GOP nomination….there is one thing we can be sure of….the lies will flying and the truth will be suppressed.
Now is the time for any real conservative out there to start looking for a ‘real’ candidate that has the best interests of the country at heart.
If there are any left….that is….
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
8 thoughts on “A Day For Sad News”
As far as I can tell, all those right wing candidate assholes are just about as dangerous to the nation as Trump — all radical to the core — all bend on destroying the Liberal Lie .. which means “Permanently shutting down the democrats –all of them wannabe nazis …and as to Tina Turner– “Oh well, we all have to go sometime.” I don’t think I ever heard her more than once or twice.
She was big in the 80s and 90s…..we are in for a rough ride in 2024 chuq
A sad day, indeed.
Tina had a great career, and died with her husband close by. Can’t ask for much more, I suppose.
DeSantis was featured briefly by the BBC, which concluded that ‘He is unlikely to beat Trump for the Republican nomination’. But they also said Trump couldn’t win in 2016 of course.
Best wishes, Pete.
He is not a big deal yet….but it will depend on how he does in the coming months. chuq
My favorite music is Baroque and Classical opera, yet Tina Turner was one exception because of the extraordinary voice, the funk, the energy of her performances. She definitely came into her own once she ended her abusive marriage. We still have the recordings but nothing will replace the real deal. RIP Tina Turner. The world is a sadder place now.
I am more into classical guitar…..I get what you are saying about Tina and I agree completely. chuq