Monthly Archives: July 2019

  • UK Escort in Strait of Hormuz

    Grind for August 1stFIRST SIP:“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” – Bill Watterson Play It Safe The HeadlineUK proposes European escort fleet to protect oil tankers in Strait of HormuzThe GrindThe ...
  • Bailouts and Supreme Court Border Wall

    Grind for FIRST SIP:“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.” – George Carlin Deja Vu The HeadlineTrump Administration announces $16 billion handout to ...
  • Democrats Are Sick Of The Squad

    Grind for July 30thFIRST SIP:“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill Making Things Worse The HeadlineDemocrats are sick of defending “The Squad”The GrindA group of House Democrats last week complained to ...
  • Capital Punishment and Guatemala

    Grind for July 29thFIRST SIP:“I went from being the Terminator to being the Governator.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger It’s About Time The HeadlineFederal government to resume executionsThe GrindThe US Justice Department will resume executing criminals on death row after a ...
  • Hysterectomies in India

    Grind for July 28thFIRST SIP:“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Time For Action The HeadlineIndia: Women are having hysterectomies to improve employment opportunitiesThe GrindAs reported by Al Jazeera, more than 4,500 ...
  • Encounter over Sea of Japan

    Grind for July 27thFIRST SIP:“If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.” – George Burns Shots Fired The Headline“Extraordinary” military confrontation over Sea of JapanThe GrindSouth Korean jets fired more than 300 ...
  • Iran Captures US Spies

    Grind for July 26thFIRST SIP:“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” – Voltaire Trending The HeadlineIran says it captured 17 CIA agentsThe ...
  • Boris Johnson Becomes Prime Minister

    Boris Johnson Becomes Prime Minister

    Grind for July 25thFIRST SIP:“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin Trending The HeadlineBoris Johnson wins UK electionThe GrindConservative Party Members on Tuesday elected Boris Johnson to replace outgoing Prime Minister ...
  • Conflicts Everywhere: Iran and the Border

    Conflicts Everywhere: Iran and the Border

    Grind for July 24thFIRST SIP:“I am prepared to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared to meet me is another matter.” – Winston Churchill Action/Reaction The HeadlineIran captures British tanker in Strait of HormuzThe GrindIranian officials on Friday seized a British oil ...
  • Philadelphia Explosion and an Indian Spy

    Philadelphia Explosion and an Indian Spy

    Grind for July 23rdFIRST SIP:“Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.” – Voltaire Near Miss The HeadlinePhiladelphia refinery shuts down after explosionThe GrindThe Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery erupted into flames on June 21st, ...