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‘Squalid conditions atop Mt. Everest’

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody?

National Geographic showed photos of the squalid conditions atop Mt. Everest Tuesday. The pictures aren’t pretty. The peak is so littered with abandoned tents, trash and human waste that mountain climbers arrive thinking that they got the wrong directions and wound up in San Francisco.

NBC will air two sets of debates in Miami this weekend between Democratic Party presidential candidates, with ten candidates in each debate. All eyes will be on the performances of Bernie, Liz, and Biden. They are the only group performing onstage today who are older than the Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones launched their summer tour delayed by heart surgery on Mick Jagger and physical ailments of other band members. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the healthiest one of the Rolling Stones is Keith Richards. His guitar pedal is set for reverb, distortion and defibrillation.

The Distilled Spirits Council reported that the sales of cases of beer, wine and spirits declined for the third straight year. That’s partially my fault. Early in my sobriety in late 1986, I tried to calculate how much money I spent on alcohol and cocaine, and realized I also have a math problem.

Bernie Sanders moved ahead of Joe Biden in a New Hampshire poll Monday while moving as far left on his proposals as any candidate in history. Last week he may have hurt Barack Obama’s feelings by distancing himself from the former president. It’s not something you do to your comrade.

Elizabeth Warren told a crowd Friday she would favor a bill that legalizes marijuana nationwide. Politico did report there is bi-partisan support for passing a bill that would allow arthritis sufferers to legally smoke pot. In other words, there is joint support for joint support for joint support

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