The next chapter in the life of President Obama may involve chapters, if his recent foray into publishing is any indication. The leader of the free world wrote a number of weighty books before becoming president. His latest work is a lot lighter, and has a ready-made audience.
Obama’s opus begins, “Like millions of Americans, I grew up with ‘Peanuts.’ But I never outgrew it,” written for the 25th volume of “The Complete Peanuts.”
There’s something boomers of all political persuasions should be able to agree on.
We’ve got the answer to the angst over San Francisco’s housing prices.
According to a New York Times story published in The News, residents of the City by the Bay are fed up with success. Can there even be such a thing? Apparently yes, if you live in San Francisco and are not employed in the tech sector, which pays enough for workers to afford the $3,500-a-month rent for a one-bedroom apartment.
Disaffected residents should move to our City by the Lake, where they can make a sizable down payment on a house for what they’re paying in rent each year.
The tech sector here is growing, thanks to the Buffalo Billion and 43North, and commutes are short. And one more bonus for refugees from drought-stricken earthquake land: You can water your lawn and wash your car as often as you like.
It is perhaps not the most reliable indicator of community attitudes, but it was dismaying nonetheless to discover that the No. 1 city for anti-gay slurs on Twitter was Buffalo.
Stranger still, Buffalo was the only Northeastern city in the 10 cities at the top of that list. No. 2 was Arlington, Texas, and five of the others were in California. The remaining cities were Lincoln, Neb., New Orleans and Corpus Christi, Texas.
Does that suggest an anomaly in the calculations or some other inexplicable quirk? Or does it reveal that Buffalo has something it needs to worry about?
It’s sure not the image Buffalo should want to send as it becomes more attractive to millennials, for whom same-sex issues are about as controversial as beef on weck.