• NBC News reported Monday that up to 40 Democrats are planning to run for U.S. president in two years. The list includes fresh faces and old warhorses. It’s being reported that Hillary plans to run, which may not work out when you remember that in the last campaign she couldn’t even walk.
• French President Emmanuel Macron retreated on his environmentally friendly fuel tax that he’d levied to comply with the climate accords. A week of Paris burning and rioting from outraged Frenchmen backed him down. It’s the first time in modern history that France surrendered to France.
• Mikhail Gorbachev said world peace was in jeopardy as Russia threatened to attack Euro countries that host U.S. missiles. The Red Army is mobilizing near the Ukraine border. None of this would be happening if somebody would teach Putin how to go on Twitter and fight like a man.
• U.S. postal workers were busted delivering kilograms of cocaine for a $1,000-per-package bonus from the dealer. A kilo is worth $50,000. Settling for a two percent commission for home cocaine delivery is a major reason why the Postal Service lost $4 billion last year.
Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and a speaker. His email address is ar[email protected]gushamilton.com.
Thank you, Yuma!!! Littlewood Fine Art & Community Co-Op will live on because of you!!!
A short time ago, the Yuma Sun ran an article about our fundraising needs for what we offer our community. The response was humbling and overwhelming. We have “turned the corner” and the future looks bright!
We received a few, critical, large donations, but more importantly we’ve been receiving more and more monthly supporters and members.
That’s what keeps the Co-Op a vibrant hub of positive self-expression: Many, many people supporting us at less than a dollar a day. Because of all of you, we’re almost to a self-sustaining level of monthly sponsorship.
Thank you! Because of all of you, all of our classes and events will continue — free for kids, and free for veterans. Thank you!
Remember, though, don’t just ‘Set It And Forget It’ even though taxdeductible donations are that easy to make ... and we’re almost where we need to be.
Come visit your art gallery and studios! Amazing local art, local music, all kinds of classes, fun events — it’s all for you!
2019 will be even bigger and better at the Co-Op because of our community’s generosity and love of Yuma.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.
Kudos to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office animal control and the Humane Society of Yuma. Their system for picking up stray dogs works!
I had read — in the Sun, of course — about various changes being made about how to deal with stray dogs and who was responsible for what, never thinking I would ever need to know.
Sunday afternoon after church and lunch, I returned to my home in the Foothills. I let my 90-plus pound black lab, Roni, out on my patio. I did not check that the gate to the alley was locked. Roni took herself for a walk. She loves everyone — except precious little yappy dogs.
She met so many wonderful people in her travels. What could have been a disaster (I know I thought of every single horrible possibility) turned out just fine for her. She was safe in the HSOY kennels before her dinnertime. I found her the next morning, and she was home by 11 a.m.
I could tell she had enjoyed the experience — all the kind, friendly people, going for a ride, meeting all the dogs and hearing their stories, even the food — she wasn’t starving when she got home.
I learned an important lesson — in addition to always checking the gate lock — my initial misery turned out to be gratitude. Gratitude to my neighbors who were not always glad to see Roni coming but helped look for her for hours Sunday — walking, driving, even riding bikes, calling me with information and suggestions. Thank you YCSO, HSOY and my neighbors!