In a city where residential air conditioning is all but unheard of, San Franciscans spent Friday, September 1st sweltering in 106-degree heat, shattering the city’s all-time heat record. The Death Valley-like triple-digit temperatures have been recorded in many locales around the state, leading to excessive heat warnings and the opening of potentially life-saving “cooling centers” for those without air conditioning.
Found this touching story about Academy Sports + Outdoors, a sports retailer in Texas that has opened its stores and donated rescue equipment to first responders in the Houston area: read it here.
In the wake of stories about people like famed pastor Joel Osteen, who closed the doors of his Houston megachurch that seats 17,000 during Hurricane Harvey, it’s nice to see that some businesses have stepped up to assist the community in its time of need.
In the wake of the recent decision by Great Britain to leave the European Union, one has to wonder whether voters were fully informed as to the cost and complexity of making a “Brexit.”
I will say that I think American politics would be vastly improved if we adopted the UK policy of having all of the candidates – even the joke ones – appear on one stage during the announcement of the vote tally. All hail Lord Buckethead!