In the 1970s, Hollywood’s he-men wanted to be truckers: Kris Kristofferson in Convoy, inspired by the song; Burt Reynolds CB-slanging his way through Smokey and the Bandit I and II. Thelma and Louise took their revenge on a cat-calling trucker in 1991. Hollywood, presciently, had a cyborg drive a big rig in Terminator 2, and went full robot with Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise. At the turn of the 21st century, the ever nostalgic hipsters’ love of trucker hats and T-shirts revived America’s fetishization of the long-distance driver. … [Read more...] about End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?
Many accusations against Biden stem from awkward photographs, including one in 2015 when he is shown grabbing the shoulders of Stephanie Carter from behind and whispering in her ear as her husband Ash Carter was delivering his Secretary of Defense acceptance speech. … [Read more...] about ‘This man is pathologically ill’: Widow of Mister Rogers tears into ‘horrible person’ Trump as 92-year-old wife of the late children’s show host said she would ‘go into mourning’ if he won re-election
'Duty, honor, country — those are the values that drive our service members,' he said in a statement Thursday night, adding that if he is elected president, 'I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and honor their sacrifice — always.' Biden’s son Beau served in Iraq in 2008-09. … [Read more...] about ‘Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers’: Donald Trump denies report that he cancelled visit to US war cemetery in France because he thought the marines were suckers for getting killed and because rain would ruin his hair
Trump was meant to join John Kelly in paying his respects to Kelly's son's grave and comfort the families of other fallen service members in Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day, 2017 (above). However, Trump reportedly turned to Kelly and said: 'I don't get it. What's in it for them?' … [Read more...] about ‘More information is coming’: Atlantic editor-in-chief warns of more damaging revelations for Trump as he says he is ‘not going to be intimidated by the president’ – but VA secretary says Trump didn’t call dead soldiers ‘losers’
Rhode Island ranks at the top of list, testing more than 52,000 people per 100,000 in its population (green) while states like Pennsylvania and South Dakota fall to the bottom of Johns Hopkins University's rankings for COVID-19 testing, despite rising their positivity rates … [Read more...] about Is YOUR state doing enough coronavirus testing? Rhode Island has screened more of its population than anywhere else while hot spots like South Dakota fall behind