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RedState's WaterCooler! Friday, 4/28/2017 - Open Thread - Arbor Day, NRA, 100th Day

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Events Calendar

Friday, 28 April  to  Monday, 1 May

Friday, 28 April

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.” – John Muir

Firearms Policy for the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings:

During the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Georgia World Congress Center and the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in accordance with Georgia law.  However, firearms are not allowed in the remainder of the CNN Center, including the food court and shops.  When carrying your firearm, remember to follow all federal, state and local laws. *emphasis mine.

Saturday, 29 April

No really. This is our president’s words. History will not be kind to you, Mr. Trump. History will not be kind.

  • 8:00 pm – Nerd Prom aka White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Probably afraid the cool kids will splatter him with pigs blood or something, the President is throwing his own Nerd Prom and inviting his Kingdom to attend. The mood is weird, I hear.

But with President Trump declining to attend this year’s 103rd installment, the star power largely MIA and several news outlets nixing their usual bashes, regulars say the “weirdness” factor surrounding the black-tie dinner is high.

  Twitter. Popcorn, Wine, and Twitter.

  • 2nd Annual CK Birthday Bash. – “Our 2nd Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash will be held on April 29, 2017, at the iconic Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The event honors the life of the Chris Kyle – Navy SEAL and author of the acclaimed memoir, ‘American Sniper’ – and serves as the primary fundraising vehicle for the Foundation’s mission to Honor God, Country, and Families Who Serve by creating experiences designed to strengthen military and first responder marriages and families.”
  • Brexit Summit.  Not in attendance will be British Prime Minister, Theresa May. She met with EU chiefs earlier this week.

“On Saturday the European Council will hold a summit where leaders of the other 27 EU countries will discuss their draft guidelines for negotiations, which reject the UK’s pleas for parallel trade and divorce talks.”

Reflecting on his and Kate’s wedding day, Prince William confessed to ABC host Katie Couric that he wished his mother Princess Diana had been able to be there:

“I think she would have loved the day and I think, hopefully, she’d be very proud of us both for the day. I’m just very sad that she’s never going to get a chance to meet Kate.”

His brother Prince Harry added: “She would have loved Kate.”

  • People’s Climate March. Washington, DC. “March for climate, jobs, and justice,” and “We resist. We build. We rise.” Huh??

Oh. I see.

“The People’s Climate March scheduled for Saturday has a powerful billionaire behind it: Democratic Party donor George Soros.”

Sunday, 30 April

  • President Trump on “Face the Nation.”

“‘Face the Nation’ moderator John Dickerson will sit down with the president at the White House and travel with him to his scheduled rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, the official 100th day of his administration.”

Monday, 1 May

  • 21,000 AT&T employees gave the company another 72 hours, or they’re walking. The parties have been negotiating since February so by no means is this a set deadline.

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