Friday, August 17, 2018


  Enjoy the weekend, see you bright and early Monday morning.

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Déjà Vu


AP News: AP source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

Turn, Turn, Turn

The Hill: Beto O’Rourke: Term limits can help keep politicians from turning into a--holes By Judy Kurtz


Forbes: The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It by Ethan Siegel

Talk About Aged

Twitter: 3,200-year-old cheese discovered in Egyptian tomb


The Daily Beast: Kasich Won’t Win in 2020, but He Might Make Trump Lose - Primary challengers to incumbent presidents never win. But they do definite damage to their general election chances. One assumes Kasich knows this. by Liz Mair

London In 1924 - Earliest Known Color Film Footage

The 'Red Wave'

Salon: Donald Trump thinks he can save GOP in midterms: That could be a historic mistake - Trump forecasts a “red wave,” while some Republicans think impeachment might be salvation. They’re both wrong by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Sarah Huckabee Sanders Unable To Answer Any Questions About Administration After Signing Non-Disclosure Agreement

The Onion: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Unable To Answer Any Questions About Administration After Signing Non-Disclosure Agreement


Scientific American: NYU Medical School Students Will Get Free Tuition - The move could have benefits far beyond one medical school By Eli Cahan

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Leonard-Tsuguharu Foujita 1886-1968

Stephen Colbert - Trump Freely Criticizes The Free Press

Rachel Maddow - President Trump Isn't Attacking Critics, He's Going After Witnesses

Believe It

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true - Julius Caesar

Your Daily Trump Meltdown

The Palmer Report: The big thing everyone missed in Donald Trump’s latest late-night meltdown by Bill Palmer

Zinke - Howke

Guardian UK: US interior secretary's school friend crippling climate research, scientists say - Trump administration forces some scientific funding to be reviewed by adviser who was high-school football teammate of Ryan Zinke
Zinke has signaled that climate change is not one of those priorities: this week, he told Breitbart News that “environmental terrorist groups” were responsible for the ongoing wildfires in northern California and, ignoring scientific research on the issue, dismissed the role of climate change.

Rip It Up

NY Times: For Catholics, Gradual Reform Is No Longer an Option - Yes, there is still holiness in the church. But the sin is so pervasive and corrosive that it is irresponsible to talk about anything else. By Kathleen Sprows Cummings - Dr. Cummings is a historian of Catholicism.
We need to rip off the tablecloth, hurl the china against a wall and replace the crystal with something less ostentatious, more resilient and, for the love of God, safer for children.

The Petty President

NY Times: Donald Trump, the Payback President - What fun is it being president if you can’t use the tools of government to punish your critics? By The Editorial Board
Mr. Brennan has been an outspoken critic of Mr. Trump, and the president’s skin is as thin as his regard for democratic norms...standard operating procedure for this president: using the official levers of government to punish critics and to encourage other detractors to sit down and shut up.

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m. ET the DOW is -64 and the price of oil is up. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: Elon Musk speaks; Deere earnings; Nordstrom stock surge by Alanna Petroff

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Who's The Enemy


CNN: Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade


CBS News: Retired Admiral William McRaven asks Trump to revoke his security clearance
"Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation..If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken."

About 350

CNN: These are the newspapers telling Trump that journalists are not the enemy By Madison Park, Faith Karimi and Emily Smith

Anchorage Daily News

New Tape

NBC News: Omarosa releases secret tape of Lara Trump offering her $15K/month campaign job - The tape, which was broadcast on MSNBC, was made just days after the former "Apprentice" contestant left her White House job. by Adam Edelman

'Where Is My Mind'

Maxence Cyrin on piano


CNBC: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate


Salon: Honoring Aretha Franklin, legendary “Queen of Soul,” the greatest singer of our time - Franklin, who died Thursday at her home in Detroit, gave us hits across four decades in nearly a dozen genres by Caryn Rose

The Onion - Senate Republicans Promise There Will Be Plenty Of Time To Review Kavanaugh Writings When They Become Law Of Land

The Onion: Senate Republicans Promise There Will Be Plenty Of Time To Review Kavanaugh Writings When They Become Law Of Land

Stay Strong

Entrepreneur: 12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does - Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.

The Russians Knew

Russia Knew Before We Did

The Hill: Putin Ally Tweeted Brennan’s Security Revocation Two Days Before The White House Knew About It By Steph Bazzle

'Chain Of Fools'


Aretha Dies

NBC News: Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul' whose reign spanned decades, dies at 76 - The powerhouse vocalist's music became a soundtrack for both the civil rights and female-empowerment movements. by Elizabeth Chuck and Alex Johnson

Have An Excellent Thursday

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Brian Williams - Giuliani Comments On Robert Mueller Are 'Borderline Obstruction'

Rachel Maddow - Unlike Nixon, President Donald Trump Admin Pursues Enemies List In Public

The Mad King

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump descends into late night madness by Bill Palmer

Brennan Strikes Back

Guardian UK: 'Trump's claims of no collusion are hogwash': ex-CIA chief John Brennan hits back - Trump revokes security clearance, citing Mueller inquiry - Sarah Sanders attacks Brennan’s ‘erratic conduct and behavior’

NY Times: John Brennan: President Trump’s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash - That’s why the president revoked my security clearance: to try to silence anyone who would dare challenge him. By John O. Brennan
Mr. Trump clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him, which is why he made the politically motivated decision to revoke my security clearance in an attempt to scare into silence others who might dare to challenge him.


NY Times: This Is Your Brain on Omarosa - We are determined not to be distracted from the important news of the week. By Bret Stephens
Meanwhile, Pakistan, with its expanding nuclear arsenal, deteriorating economic situation, and ever closer ties to China, appears set to get a prime minister with pronounced sympathies for the Taliban. How should U.S. policymakers respond?


NY Times: Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance
President Trump revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, on Wednesday in a striking act of retaliation against an outspoken critic.

The Market On Thursday

  Good morning. At 9:10 a.m. ET DOW futures are +195 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Retail earnings; Tencent pain; Cisco surge by Alanna Petroff