ICYMI

In case you missed it, President Donald J. Trump addressed Muslim Leaders at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017.

I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived.

You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people. Working alongside another beloved leader – American President Franklin Roosevelt – King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries. King Salman: your father would be so proud to see that you are continuing his legacy – and just as he opened the first chapter in our partnership, today we begin a new chapter that will bring lasting benefits to our citizens. read more

Happy Baseball Mothers’ Day

This post is dedicated to all the baseball moms with whom I’ve shared Mothers’ Day throughout the years.

Today is Mothers’ Day and just like every Mothers’ Day for the last 22 years, I will be spending it at the baseball field. For me, a certain relief pitcher getting his predecessor out of a one-out-bases-loaded jam by way of a 6-4-3 double play coupled with a W for the Yellow Jackets would be the BEST MOTHERS DAY PRESENT EVER.  Anxious anticipation, sweaty palms, heart palpitations…these are the primal responses I have become accustomed to managing as I helplessly watch from the sidelines. I am no ordinary baseball spectator. I am a baseball mom…Happy Baseball Mothers Day to me. read more

National Hug a Newsperson Day

April 4 is not just another ordinary day… it’s National Hug A Newsperson Day! Seriously. It is. And in case you think this is just another fake news story, think again. I researched it and hereby confirm National Hug a Newsperson Day is, indeed, 100% legit. Oddly enough, according to the official website, the best way to observe the occasion is to hug your newsperson, but no worries if you aren’t able to do it in person. You can send virtual hugs to all your faves by posting the official hashtag to social media. read more

Friends in Safe Spaces

It was only a matter of time.

Props to Chad Prather and Steve Mudflap McGrew (a.k.a Larry the Liberal) for this hysterical musical parody of Garth Brook’s hit, Friends in Low Places. In case you want to sing along (and who doesn’t?) here are the lyrics.

SAFE SPACES

Blame it all on our roots we never wore boots
and never once played in the street.
We feel very bitter,
get our news off of Twitter,
And we just can’t handle defeat.

You saw the surprise and the fear in our eyes
When Donald became president,
Screamed this can’t be true!
Americas through!
And to the safe spaces we went. read more