Ross Rant | October 2, 2017

I am sad to report carnage has landed on the Las Vegas Strip. 

At least 50 people are dead and more than 200 are wounded after a shooting late Sunday night at an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.  The shooter attacked attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Festival music concert from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel located across the street from the venue. This is a developing story and will no doubt dominate American news and politics for days.

Trump was in rare form this weekend on the Twitter machine.

The conventional wisdom inside-the-beltway is that Trump is the mad tweeter - his actions on the Twitter machine are unrehearsed, unplanned, and untested. The conventional wisdom is wrong.

If you believe what Trump does on the Twitter machine is not planned or scripted than you believe Jimmy Fallon writes all his jokes.

Catalonia's disputed referendum on independence from Spain descended into violence on Sunday as leaders of the recalcitrant region claim voters overwhelmingly backed independence. Will independence be declared?

Uber is the General Hospital of Silicon Valley, but I still love the service.

Marc Ross

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