Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 29, 2016
July 29, 2016
The latest polls:
--A new Rasmussen Reports poll gives HILLARY CLINTON a 43-to-42-percent lead over DONALD TRUMP, among likely voters. Rasmussen is considered a right-leaning pollster.
In that poll, 86-percent of Republican voters back Trump, versus 79-percent who back Clinton. Clinton leads by five-points among voters not affiliated with either major party. (Pacelli)
Are you still on the wall about that free Windows 10 upgrade? Better get off, because it's gonna end today after a year of pop-up requests to upgrade.
After today, Microsoft will begin charging $119 for upgrades to Windows 10. On the plus side, that obnoxious pop-up from Microsoft will finally stop... popping up,
Today's police blotter:
A Florida man was accused of possessing crystal meth. Turns out it was just donuts.
64-year-old DANIEL RUSHING was arrested by Orlando police officers after they spotted what they thought were flakes of crystal meth on the floorboard of his car. Police say two roadside drug tests even confirmed the flakes as methamphetamine. But, several weeks later, official lab tests came back and the flakes were more clearly identified as Krispy Kreme donut glaze. Rushing was released and the charges were dropped.
Orlando police seem to be refusing to admit their mistake. In a statement, the department insisted the arrest was lawful.
Editor's note: What's the world coming to when cops can't recognize donuts?
--To be fair, Krispy Kreme is so addictive it probably should be classified as a drug. (Still)
Stop me if you've heard this one, a horse walks into a bar... OK, well a Shetland Pony --but close enough.
The pony's name is Mocha and he waltzed right into The Ascot Arms in Gravesend, Kent, England, and helped himself to a couple of pints. Owner MIHALY HERCZEG said that the pony lives in the field next to the pub and hasn't come in before --but this time he had to use pork and carrots to get Mocha back outside.
FYI: See the pony, pony-up to the bar HERE. (Myers)
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