Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by Wu Guanzhong 1919-2010


Brian Williams - Jon Meacham - 'Democracy Is Hanging By A Thread' In America

Brian Williams - Stuart Stevens - 'Republicans Only For Democracy If They Win'

Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump Pushes GA Secretary Of State To Decertify 2020 Election Results

GOP And Russia

The Palmer Report:  The Trump-Russia scandal is what we thought it was by TR Kenneth

Early 1960s To Late 1970s

 Guardian UK: Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop? Alcohol’s allure was powerful when we were growing up and those born after us consume far less. Now booze is falling out of fashion, is it time to assess old habits? by Zoe Williams

It Gets Worse

 Guardian UK: New Texas law bans abortion-inducing drugs after seven weeks pregnancy - Governor Greg Abbott’s actions sparked outrage from reproductive rights advocates in a state that recently passed another restrictive bill by Melody Schreiber


 Washington Post: Opinion: This shouldn’t be hard: Republicans must help the U.S. avoid default Opinion by the Editorial Board


 Washington Post: Opinion: Uma Thurman: The Texas abortion law is a human rights crisis for American women

In my late teens, I was accidentally impregnated by a much older man. I was living out of a suitcase in Europe, far from my family, and about to start a job. I struggled to figure out what to do. I wanted to keep the baby, but how?


NY Times: ‘It’s Become Increasingly Hard for Them to Feel Good About Themselves’ By Thomas B. Edsall - Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.

"Across all family structures, we observe that boys’ likelihood to act out is sharply reduced when faced with larger and better parental inputs. For girls, the relationship between parental inputs and behavioral outcomes appear to be much weaker. As these parental inputs are typically higher and of better quality in intact families, this largely contributes to why boys with single mothers are so much more disruptive and eventually face school suspension."

The Fed

 NY Times: The Federal Reserve is meeting and all eyes are on its bond purchase plans. The Fed is expected to clearly signal that it will slow bond purchases later this year. But the meeting comes as stocks sink.

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 6:45 a.m. ET DOW futures are +196; the market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNBC: House passes bill to avoid government shutdown, suspend debt limit — but it faces Senate roadblocks with deadlines near by Jacob Pramuk

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Brilliant Saw Trick

MSG - NYT - Trump Campaign Knew Claims Of Election Fraud Were Lies


 CNN: Americans *hate* the Texas abortion law Analysis by Chris Cillizza

RoF - Marjorie Taylor Greene Gives Completely Bonkers Speech While Trying To Impeach Biden

The Lincoln Project - 'Last Week In The Republican Party'


 NPR: St. Louis Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Face Suspension Of Their Law Licenses By Dan Margolies


 Washington Post: Opinion: Republicans’ overreach on abortion may haunt them in 2022 Opinion by Jennifer Rubin


 NY Times: Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows Days before lawyers allied with Donald Trump gave a news conference promoting election conspiracy theories, his campaign had determined that many of those claims were false, court filings reveal. By Alan Feuer

Norm Macdonald - Kitchener Leslie Joke

Morning Joe - Georgia Secretary Of State - My Job Is To Make Sure We Have Fair Elections

Morning Joe - Trump's Legal Team Tried To Convince Pence On Decertifying Results


 Washington Post: NASA looks to a future that includes flights to the moon and Mars as it reorganizes - As commercial companies take over flights to low Earth orbit, the space agency is looking to deep space for its new mission By Christian Davenport


 NY Times: Democrats Begin Effort to Curb Post-Trump Presidential Powers - But to appeal to Republicans, a bill being introduced in the House to impose checks on executive authority may be broken into pieces in the Senate. By Charlie Savage

The Onion - Relieved Ecologists Announce Rising Sea Levels Were Due To Clump Of Hair Clogging Drain At Bottom of Ocean

 The Onion: Relieved Ecologists Announce Rising Sea Levels Were Due To Clump Of Hair Clogging Drain At Bottom of Ocean


 Axios: Biden claims "era of relentless war" is over in first UN speech by Zachary Basu

Have An Excellent Tuesday

 work by Isaac Grunewald 1889-1946

Lawrence O'Donnell - Mary Trump - 'We Really Dodged A Bullet'

Seth Meyers - Fox News Poll Contradicts Fox News Talking Points On Vaccine Mandates

Rachel Maddow - GOP Operatives Charged Over Russian's Donation To Trump


 The Daily Beast: Trump Org Prosecutors Find New Evidence—in a Basement - Check the Basement - A lawyer for Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg revealed in open court that prosecutors have found more evidence and that more indictments are expected. by Jose Pagliery


 The Palmer Report: Confirmed: New York prosecutors are indeed targeting Donald Trump for criminal indictment by Bill Palmer


 Guardian UK: Demand soars for monoclonal antibody treatments in states with low vaccination rates -  Biden’s new state-based distribution plan sparks backlash from some officials by Melody Schreiber


 Guardian UK: Covid-19 has now killed as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu pandemic - More than 1,900 people are dying in the US daily on average – the highest level since early March

Act Already

Washington Post: Opinion: Ominous new details about Trump’s coup attempt require Democrats to act Opinion by Greg Sargent


Washington Post:  Opinion: Republicans’ new civic religion: Election denial Opinion by Dana Milbank


NY Times: Their Baby Died in the Hospital. Then Came the $257,000 Bill. A New York family had good health insurance. But the bills for their daughter’s care started showing up and kept coming. By Sarah Kliff

Medical billing experts who reviewed the case described it as a dispute between a large hospital and a large insurer, with the patient stuck in the middle. The experts say such cases are not frequent but speak to the wider lack of predictability in American medical billing, with patients often having little idea what their care will cost until a bill turns up in the mail months later.

U.N. General Assembly

 NY Times: U.N. Live Updates: World Leaders Meet in Shadow of Pandemic - Covid-19 and climate change are predicted to dominate the General Assembly gathering. About 100 leaders are expected to appear in person, with U.S. global leadership in the spotlight.

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. At 6:45 a.m. ET DOW futures are +313; the market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNBC: Dow futures rebound more than 300 points following Monday’s big sell-off by Maggie Fitzgerald