As AA noted, Route 66 used to be *the* way to escape the madness. I used to be hellbent on 20 hour drive-a-thons to whatever sector of the country or side of the border till I figured out planes fly, cars sink, so as to outmaneuver the coasts. I was amazed meeting an Oregon woman in her 30's who'd never been to the ocean 100 miles away. Seems the post-war wanderlust has largely subsided,
The top 19 states for passport-holders all voted for Clinton. The bottom half sans 1 (NM) voted for Trump. Remember, some of us are moving even faster, but some of us (them) are moving even slower. Remember all the lessons from Relativity - for all appearances, they've essentially stopped. Normally we might not care - in 2017, it's a problem - get these people out of the house, have them visit somewhere. As Stan Kinison used to say to Ethiopians and the famine problem, "Move! You live in a fucking desert!!!"
Same can be said for much of America - a cultural desert. Move!
Like, what's eating Gilbert Grape? usually people who resign to spend more time with their family just kina fade away. But Jason's got a case of heartburn, and The Don'a just may be his roll of Tums. Look out, Stumpy Trumpy. Short fingers can still get burned.
61% of Americans think pot should be legal. The percentage of young voters who support legalization is significantly higher. The war on drugs has disproportionately harmed people of color with blacks nearly four times more likely to be arrested on pot charges. Marijuana has proven medical value. Yet Democrats refuse to embrace Tulsi Gabbard's commonsense bill to legalize it.
KABUL — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived for a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday as the Trump administration considers boosting U.S. military support for a conflict that commanders say has degenerated into a stalemate.
[....] The discovery was made by Harvard University researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen, according to a university news release published Friday. The pair located the rare document in a records office in Chichester, a city near England’s southern coast [.....]
Also strange that Trump didn't spend any money on his campaign in October until ponying up $10m the day after Chaffetz did this. Was that the same $10m, or Trump finally felt confident he might pull it off?