The heat is REALLY getting on everyone's nerves, but LeBron James will have enough cash to air-condition an entire city...
Here are "The Top 5 Things You Need To Know Today" for Monday, July 2nd:
THE THERMOSTAT IS STUCK UNTIL THE WEEKEND, AT LEAST
We are likely to get a break by Friday, but we're not the only ones getting baked. Most of the country is blazing hot, and there are actual blazes -- wildfires, lots of them -- out West. How would you like to be a firefighter in these conditions?
THE POLITICS OVER THE NEXT SUPREME COURT NOMINEE IS HEATING UP...
...and we don't even have a name yet! President Trump will make his choice next week, and most GOP Senators want to confirm quickly -- but there are a couple possible exceptions, Senator Susan Collins of Maine, among them.
MEXICO HAS A NEW PRESIDENT, AND THINGS COULD GET VERY DIFFERENT
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins big. The former Mayor of Mexico City is a very left-wing populist, polar opposite of our POTUS. President Trump offered warm congratulations, but wait until these guys start talking about the border wall Mr. Trump really wants.
JUST ANOTHER FUN-FILLED WEEKEND IN SALT CITY. ONE EXAMPLE:
Syracuse Police answered a call Sunday afternoon about a possible stabbing. The male victim, age 46, was accosted by a young Hispanic man on Butternut Street around 2 am. A dispute ensued, and the knife came out. Meanwhile, I have to wonder why it 14 hours for anybody to get around to calling the cops. Whatever...
LEBRON JAMES -- NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!
LeBron cashes in as a free agent, leaving Cleveland (again) for the Los Angeles Lakers, will reportedly get $154 million over four years. Wow. When Dolph Schayes joined the Syracuse Nationals (yes, we once actually had a real NBA team) his first-year salary was $7500!