Holiday Weekend in America. Help out Texas. Moron in North Korea. Irma. Grow Up Rooney. ATL UTD.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Our work ethic and for a lot of us long working hours are frowned upon by many around the world…it is always interesting when I have people from Europe visiting the office and trying to reconcile our work policies and holiday schedule. I guess that would make sense understanding that many European work forces use most of the month of August for vacation time. Yes, I am envious.
As we enjoy this long weekend with beach time, grilling out, and visiting family and friends lets all keep in mind the people of south Texas and Houston, where the toll of the devastating flooding is just now coming to fruition. Put down the beer or cocktail for ten minutes, go to the RED CROSS website, and make a donation to help out. Yes, just do it.
North Korea continues to ask for war – early this morning they detonated a hydrogen bomb, with power that supersedes the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Is China just playing the United States allowing this rogue nation to continue down this path? Or is China and their million-man army just a bunch of lightweights?
While we stay focused on helping out the people of south Texas, don’t lose sight of Hurricane Irma, especially if you have travel plans to the Caribbean over the next week. Already a very condensed storm with 110 mph winds, this hurricane has not even hit warm waters ahead of its path. Unfortunately Irma is following the same path as Hurricane Andrew, which devastated the Miami area 25-years ago.
Wayne Rooney, simply grow up or go away.
My sources (funny, as I have limited sources) tell me that Atlanta United’s third home game at the new Mercedes Benz stadium, to be played on September 16 against now rival Orlando City, now has a ticket count reaching 65,000. A regular season Major League Soccer (MLS) match is going to draw close to 70,000. Say what?
I have now been publishing the blog for one year – thanks to everyone for giving me YOUR take.
Adios, have a Funday Sunday and a Safe Labor Day!