The Rundown - Friday, 5/26/17 - Gianforte wins and apologizes; Court rejects Trump travel restrictions; Memorial Day; Bunny update; The bull market that nobody believes; Take your vacation!

Greg Gianforte's lead in the Montana congressional special election was clearly much too large for his assault of a reporter to stop him from winning. A friend of mine involved in Republican politics said that the GOP defined the Democratic candidate early and the Democrat was in too deep a hole to recover. Also, it's not obvious that going after a reporter is necessarily a big negative among much of the Republican base right now. I appreciated that Gianforte started his victory speech with an apology:

Yesterday, the full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's injunction against the Trump Administration's executive order restricting travel and immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries. Here's the opinion:
http://coop.ca4.uscourts.gov/171351.P.pdf

I've been telling you a bit about our new garden. Here's a pic, from during Thursday evening's thunderstorm. It's a "panoramic" pic taken with my iPhone which tends to make long straight lines (like the concrete wall and back fence) look curved...

Boy do I have an update for you about my bunny rabbit troubles at home...

Unlike Veterans Day, Memorial Day is specifically to honor those American veterans who died in the service of our nation. We'll talk about the history of this hallowed American holiday.

http://www.usmemorialday.org/?page_id=2

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On Thursday, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq stock market indices closed at all time record highs. I'm not surprised, especially when I see things like this:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/211052/stock-ownership-down-among-older-higher-income.aspx

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Are you one of the more than 50% of American workers who don't take all of their vacation time? I used to be like that, but I think it's bad for employer and employee alike:
https://fortune.com/2017/05/23/vacation-time-americans-unused/


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