Johnny Robish's Blog – January 2017 Archive (30)

Westminster Dog Show to Include Cats This Year

Westminster Dog Show to Include Cats This Year:  The New York Times is reporting that cats will be joining the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this year for the first time in its 140-year history.  Personally, I would’ve gone with ponies instead of cats - that way, it could’ve been a “dog and pony show.”  But gee, there’s just so much love in the world.  Makes you wonder why the Patriots and Falcons don’t allow the Red Sox to join them in the…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 31, 2017 at 10:49pm — 8 Comments

Kids Closer To Pets Than Their Own Siblings

Kids Closer To Pets Than Their Own Siblings:  A new study found that kids tend to form a really tight bond with their pets, often closer than with their own brothers and sisters.  So if that’s correct, I guess its probably a good idea to encourage your children to treat their brothers and sisters just like dogs.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 30, 2017 at 10:26pm — 6 Comments

Trump Issues Executive Order to Defeat ISIS in 30 Days

Trump Issues Executive Order to Defeat ISIS in 30 Days:  President Trump has signed an executive order which instructs the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of staff to come up with a plan in 30 days to defeat ISIS.  In other executive actions, the President issued orders directing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to come up with a plan to cure cancer, Athletes Foot and Herpes Simplex 2 in the next 30 days. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 29, 2017 at 11:38pm — 5 Comments

One-Armed Bandit Captured in Florida

One-Armed Bandit Captured in Florida:  A bank robbery suspect caught police officers by surprise when his prosthetic arm popped right off during his arrest.  Needless to say, the handcuffing didn’t go well.  Police arrested and charged the man with “arm robbery.” 

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 28, 2017 at 6:22pm — 2 Comments

Trump and Peña Nieto Talk on the Phone

Trump and Peña Nieto Talk on the Phone:  Amid an escalating crisis between neighboring nations over a border wall, President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had what Trump characterized as a “constructive” and “productive” hour-long telephone conversation.  When asked to sum up his view of the conversation, Peña Nieto took a line from an old Pink Floyd tune, saying “all in all, he’s just another prick with a wall.”…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 27, 2017 at 8:49pm — 3 Comments

Australia Zoo Urges People to Try and Capture Deadly Spiders

Australia Zoo Urges People to Try and Capture Deadly Spiders:  An Australian zoo is urging people to try and capture and donate deadly funnel-web spiders, to help replenish stocks of antidote which is running low after a spate of spider bites.  Is it just me, or has anyone else ever though about the more you encourage ordinary people to try capturing these deadly spiders, the more antidote you’re gonna need?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 26, 2017 at 10:51pm — 5 Comments

Robber Dies After Partner’s Bullet Ricochets Off Victims Face

Robber Dies After Partner’s Bullet Ricochets Off Victims Face:  San Francisco police say a robber is dead after his partner shot their victim in the face, but the bullet ricocheted off the victim’s face and struck the other robber dead.  All I can say is, its almost never a good idea trying to rob Clark Kent. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 24, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Trump Once Again Claims Illegals Cost Him Popular Vote

Trump Once Again Claims Illegals Cost Him Popular Vote:  President Trump used his first official meeting with congressional leaders to once again falsely claim to lawmakers that he would have won a majority vote if 3- 5 million illegal immigrants had not voted against him.  You bet, and Trump also had the largest inauguration turnout in history - that is, if you include all the Russians.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 23, 2017 at 10:57pm — 2 Comments

Kellyanne Conway Claims Trump’s Team has Alternative Facts

Kellyanne Conway Claims Trump’s Team has Alternative Facts:  When confronted by Chuck Todd about lies White House press secretary Sean Spicer told at his first press conference, Kellyanne Conway advised the Meet the Press host that Donald Trump’s team is using “alternative facts.”  In related news - the White House has just congratulated the Green Bay Packers on their tremendous victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 22, 2017 at 9:26pm — 2 Comments

Pet Rats Linked to Seoul Virus Outbreak

Pet Rats Linked to Seoul Virus Outbreak:  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that pet rats are the source of an outbreak of Seoul virus infections in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Local media reports the virus outbreak has led some rat owners to verbally abuse their pets, with some going so far as to call them horrible, hurtful names like “you dirty rats!”…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 21, 2017 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Kellyanne Conway’s $3600 Gucci Outfit Raises Eyebrows

Kellyanne Conway’s $3600 Gucci Outfit Raises Eyebrows:  Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway has the internet abuzz with the odd-looking $3600 Gucci outfit she chose to wear to the inauguration.  Now I realize the Trump people are trying to get everyone to get on the bandwagon, but who knew that meant actually putting on a band uniform as well?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 20, 2017 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Trump Picks NY Jets Owner to be Ambassador to UK

Trump Picks NY Jets Owner to be Ambassador to UK: Prominent Republican donor Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets and scion of the Johnson & Johnson industrial dynasty, has been nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US ambassador to London. Trump says Johnson’s eminently qualified because he’s well aware that color and labor are spelled “colour and labour” over there.  But seriously, the Brits must realize they’re about to get screwed when a…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 19, 2017 at 10:53pm — 2 Comments

World's Eight Richest Men Have Same Wealth as Poorest 50%

World's Eight Richest Men Have Same Wealth as Poorest 50%:  A new report from a British anti-poverty organization says just eight men have as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the people in the world.  So far, all efforts to get those poorest 50% to buy the rich guys out have failed.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 18, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Wisconsin Lawmaker Claims Almond Milk Hurting Dairy Farmers

Wisconsin Lawmaker Claims Almond Milk Hurting Dairy Farmers:  Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation for a new federal law which would prohibit non-dairy producers from labeling their creamy liquids made from soy, coconut and almonds as “milk.”  Guess that pretty much means they’ll have to rename the poor “milkweed” plant.  The dairy farmers will say you can’t drink it and the pot heads will complain you can’t smoke it.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 17, 2017 at 10:05pm — 4 Comments

New Evidence Suggests D.B. Cooper May Have Worked for Boeing

New Evidence Suggests D.B. Cooper May Have Worked for Boeing:  A team of scientists selected by federal officials in Seattle have come across new evidence in the mystery of D.B. Cooper, saying particles found on a JCPenny clip-on tie indicates he may have been a Boeing manager.  Good grief, while I don’t condone anyone committing criminal acts, my feeling is that if someone’s become so destitute that they find themselves wearing JCPenny clip-on ties, can we…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 16, 2017 at 10:34pm — 3 Comments

Eating Hot Peppers Linked with Longer Life

Eating Hot Peppers Linked with Longer Life:  A new study found that eating hot peppers is associated with a longer lifespan and warding off death.  Yea, you’ll just wish you were dead.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 15, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ringling Bros Circus to Close After 146 YearsComedy

Ringling Bros Circus to Close After 146 Years:  The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that after 146 years, the circus has decided to close forever in May.  What do you expect?  I mean, how’s a simple traveling circus supposed to compete with the incoming Trump Administration?  Besides, apparently all the clowns were given cabinet positions anyway.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 14, 2017 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Nicole Kidman Says Its Time Americans Support Donald Trump

Nicole Kidman Says Its Time Americans Support Donald Trump:  Nicole Kidman caused some controversy this week when she said in an interview that Americans need to support Donald Trump now that he’s been elected President.  Good grief, you could make the same argument about diabetes or heart disease.  Now that you’ve got it, you should do every thing you can to support it.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 13, 2017 at 9:17pm — 5 Comments

Company Recalls Boots With Swastikas on the Soles

Company Recalls Boots With Swastikas on the Soles:  A California company has issued a recall of its Polar Fox work boots they were selling on Amazon after a customer noticed that his new boots were leaving a swastika-shaped footprint on the ground. 

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 12, 2017 at 8:36pm — 7 Comments

San Francisco Voted America's Snobbiest City

San Francisco Voted America's Snobbiest City:  San Francisco has been voted America’s snobbiest city in a recent poll of Travel & Leisure readers.  No kidding!  Why they even have an area in the city where most of the snobs live - which I believe is called Snob Hill.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on January 11, 2017 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

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