Monday, August 20, 2018

'Horror Musical Instrument'

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Etzanoa

LA Times: Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges By David Kelly
...he believes to be the lost city of Etzanoa, home to perhaps 20,000 people between 1450 and 1700.

Shivs

The Daily Beast: Trump Shivs Brennan, and Many 2016 ‘Conservatives Against Trump’ See No Evil - Journalists who once knew better are clearing space for senators to justify the indefensible, like pulling a former CIA chief’s clearance since he ‘has not been a friend’ to Trump. by Michael Tomasky

The Grifters

Politico: DOJ Sues Ivanka’s Ex-Business Partner for Massive Fraud - Moshe Lax and members of his family allegedly conspired to deprive the U.S. of $60 million. By BEN SCHRECKINGER

McGahn

Salon: Why White House counsel Don McGahn has Donald Trump extremely worried - McGahn talked to Robert Mueller’s team for 30 hours. That’s a huge blow for Trump, and the reasons why run deep by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Vatican On Sex Abuse Report - ‘Listen, No Normal Person Is Going To Sign Up To Be A Priest’

The Onion: Vatican On Sex Abuse Report: ‘Listen, No Normal Person Is Going To Sign Up To Be A Priest’

Dishonest

Scientific American: Honest Liars: Dishonest Leaders May Be Perceived as Authentic - Donald Trump’s election suggests supporters view an outsider’s lies as symbolic protests against the establishment By Matthew Hutson
The researchers did tie the study to the 2016 election by surveying 402 participants, who were told that one of Trump's tweets about global warming being a hoax had been definitively debunked. Trump supporters were more likely than Clinton supporters to see the tweet as not literal but as a challenge to the elite.

'End Of The Line'

The Traveling Wilburys

Have An Excellent Monday

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Morning Joe - The Roots Of President Donald Trump's Treatment Of Intel Agencies

Ari Melber - Craig Unger - Donald Trump Is A Russian Asset In The White House

Rat

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump is a narcissistic sociopath, and it just hurt him badly by Bill Palmer

Orwellian

Guardian UK: 'Truth isn't truth': Giuliani trumps 'alternative facts' with new Orwellian outburst - President’s lawyer keeps up attack on Mueller investigation - NBC host Chuck Todd: ‘This is going to become a bad meme’- Trump invokes Nixon and McCarthy in New York Times rant

Attacks

Guardian UK: Trump attacks 'disgraced' Mueller and rails against 'phony' obstruction claims - President continues to assail Mueller and Russia investigation and says ‘if you FIGHT BACK, they scream Obstruction!’

Charles M. Blow's Latest

NY Times: Nixon, Clinton and Trump - The more Trump is cornered, the more he mirrors Richard Nixon. By Charles M. Blow
For me, it is clear that there was at least an attempt by members of the Trump team to conspire with Russians to influence the elections.

Cohen

NY Times: Michael Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud Over $20 Million
...zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own...

...whether Mr. Cohen violated campaign finance or other laws by helping to arrange financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +39 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open moderately higher.

CNN: Pepsi buys SodaStream; Stocks rising; Estee Lauder earnings by Alanna Petroff

World Class

Quartz: How to get a world-class education for free on the internet By Amy X. Wang

The Same


Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekend!

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

work by Monet

Déjà Vu


Video

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

Disappear

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

Kasich

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

Free

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

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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


Postponed

CNN: Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade

McRaven

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
ALASKA

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

Parade

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

Aretha

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

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.

Omarosa

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?

Revokes

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Follow Me

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Spite

HuffPo: Trump Revokes Former CIA Director John Brennan's Security Clearance
Brennan - "It’s astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity. Seems like you will never understand what it means to be president, nor what it takes to be a good, decent, & honest person. So disheartening, so dangerous for our Nation."

'Librarian'

My Morning Jacket

Forgotten

Salon: Omarosa and the forgotten Martha Mitchell: Unlikely heroes who brought down a president? Omarosa’s nowhere near as sincere as Martha Mitchell, the boozy Southern belle who destroyed the Nixon White House by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Study Finds That All The Worst People Will Outlive You

The Onion: Study Finds That All The Worst People Will Outlive You

Bodily

Scientific Daily: New Research about Eating, Sleeping, Eliminating and Snuggling - Recent research looks at basic bodily functions By Steve Mirsky

Have An Excellent Wednesday

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Rachel Maddow - Manafort Trial Exposes Corrupt Workings Of President Donald Trump Transition

Colbert - Omarosa Reveals Trump's Secret Staff Nicknames

Tutti Frutti, Oh Rudy

The Palmer Report: Rudy Giuliani has bizarre meltdown about Donald Trump on CNN by Bill Palmer

The GOP Family

Guardian UK: Republican politicians can no longer count on the support of their families - Bob Goodlatte’s son and Stephen Miller’s uncle have proved that when it comes to politics blood is not thicker than water

Christine Hallquist

Guardian UK: 'We made history': Vermont Democrats nominate US's first transgender candidate for governor - In night of primary elections, Christine Hallquist makes history as the first transgender nominee for governor for a major party

Revenge Of The Mini Trumps

NY Times: The Revenge of the Lesser Trumps - They’re imitators. They’re operators. And they’re turning their teacher’s lessons against him. By Frank Bruni
From the master she learned how to draw and hold the spotlight: Mete out revelations. Hurl accusations. Contradict yourself. Leave everyone gasping, gawking and coming back for more.

Disgraceful

NY Times: Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says
Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 8:45 a.m. ET DOW futures are -145 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: Turkey hits back; Tencent earnings; Sears offer by Alanna Petroff

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

He's A Racist

The Atlantic: America Doesn’t Need Another Tape to Know Who Trump Is - A recent memoir from a former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, has reignited interest in the possibility of a recording in which the president employs a racial slur for black people. by Adam Serwer

Dog-Gate

The Daily Beast: Kellyanne Conway Refuses to Defend Trump Calling Omarosa ‘Dog’ - There are still some things about the president that Kellyanne Conway just can’t defend. by Matt Wilstein

Pardon Me

NY Times: Manafort Lawyers Rest Without Calling Witnesses in Fraud Trial

All Hell Breaks Loose Over Omarosa

Salon: Trump campaign pursues legal action against Omarosa, claims she violated a non-disclosure agreement - Earlier, she shared audio of Trump campaign staffers discussing an alleged tape of the president using the “N-word” by Shira Tarlo

The Onion - Q Forced To Resign From Department Of Agriculture For Improper Filing Of Expense Reports

The Onion: Q Forced To Resign From Department Of Agriculture For Improper Filing Of Expense Reports

Warming

Scientific American: Warming Is Worsening Wildfires, But Not Everywhere or Every Time - Human development patterns can be a larger influence on blazes in some places By Chelsea Harvey

Have An Excellent Tuesday

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Morning Joe - Trump Calls Omarosa 'Dog,' 'Crying Lowlife' In Tweet

Lawrence O'Donnell - President Donald Trump’s Bizarre Response To Omarosa’s Claim He’s A Racist

A New Level

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump and his henchmen take their self-defeating stupidity to a whole new level by Bill Palmer

More Rampant Than Ever

Guardian UK: Conspiracy theories are more rampant than ever. Can they be stopped? Americans’ beliefs about politics are as inaccurate and bizarre as ever. Is there a way to fix that?

'Red Tide'

Guardian UK: Toxic 'red tide' algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

The Trump N.D.A.

NY Times: Trump Appears to Admit White House Aides Signed Nondisclosure Agreements

Pelosi

NY Times: Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By Paul Krugman
What, then, does the G.O.P. have to run on? It can hype the supposed menace from illegal immigrants — but that hasn’t been gaining much traction, either. Instead, Republicans’ attack ads have increasingly focused on one of their usual boogeymen — or, rather, a boogeywoman: Nancy Pelosi, the former and possibly future speaker of the House.

Lowlife


The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are +58 and the price of oil is up. The market is poised to open moderately higher.

CNN: Icahn backs off; Tencent's troubles; More from Musk by Charles Riley

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ariel Leve - How To Deal With Gaslighting

Peter Wehner - Mueller's Got Something On Trump

The Universe

The Atlantic: The Universe as We Understand It May Be Impossible - A new conjecture in physics challenges the leading “theory of everything.” by Natalie Wolchover and Quanta

Sacha Baron Cohen Strikes Again - Gun Nut Completely Humiliates Himself

  This is painful.

The Borowitz Report - Trump Says White House Is No Place For Lying Lowlife From Reality Show

New Yorker: Trump Says White House Is No Place for Lying Lowlife from Reality Show By Andy Borowitz

'Won't Be Long'

Aretha Franklin - 1964

Reverse

Salon: For Republicans, the Mueller probe isn’t Watergate: It’s Ken Starr in reverse - Republicans assume that all scandal investigations are political weapons: And seriously, they ought to know - by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Sessions Vows To Protect All Deeply Held Religious Bigotry

The Onion: Sessions Vows To Protect All Deeply Held Religious Bigotry

Plastic

Scientific America: Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem—Scientists Are Hunting It Down - Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide By Andrea Thompson

Have An Excellent Monday

work by Raoul Dufy 1877 - 1953




Morning Joe - Giuliani Backtracks On If Trump Discussed Flynn With Comey

Brian Williams - General Barry McCaffrey - ‘Space Force Is A Thoroughly Stupid Idea’

New

Newsday: Omarosa releases another recording, threatens to say more

New Recording

The Palmer Report: Omarosa releases devastating new recording of a clueless Donald Trump by Bill Palmer

Dangerously Vulnerable

Guardian UK: Why US elections remain 'dangerously vulnerable' to cyber-attacks - Officials have been slow to update machines and secure data – and the political climate could hurt voter confidence

Incitement To Violence

Guardian UK: UN human rights chief: Trump's attacks on press 'close to incitement of violence' - Exclusive: Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who steps down this month, says US president’s rhetoric echoes that of the worst eras of the 20th century

Nada

NY Times: You Know Who the Tax Cuts Helped? Rich People
And what happened to that promise of a big raise for workers? No sign of it yet.

The typical family would earn $3,000 to $7,000 more a year, the White House Council of Economic Advisers said. In fact, real wages are down, largely thanks to the rising price of oil, which has more than offset any modest increase in income.

Unite The Cretins

NY Times: Rally by White Nationalists Was Over Almost Before It Began
After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of dozen supporters on Sunday in the nation’s capital for the first anniversary of their deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., finding themselves greatly outnumbered by counterprotesters, police officers and representatives of the news media.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET the DOW is -12 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open slightly lower.

CNN: Crisis in Turkey; Global fallout; Bayer pain by Charles Riley

Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend!

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

work by Monet

The Weekly Standard Warns Conservatives

The Weekly Standard: Editorial: Republicans and Trump Tower
But the fact that Trump and his closest advisers were keen to get their hands on opposition research generated by America’s greatest foreign adversary is no big deal for Republicans. How far we’ve come in just two years.

Lead


It's Just A Joke


How To Speak To A Narcissist

Narcissist, Psychopath, Or Sociopath - How To Spot The Differences

Racism

Salon: Laura Ingraham’s racist rant: Fueling fears of a changing America is GOP’s midterm strategy - Laura Ingraham’s “demographic changes” rant is not a matter of law and order — it’s a rallying cry to Trump’s base by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Pentagon Officials Listen In Silence As Mike Pence Details Plans For Angel-Guided Defense Weapons System

The Onion: Pentagon Officials Listen In Silence As Mike Pence Details Plans For Angel-Guided Defense Weapons System

Increases

Scientific American: Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases Are Increasing Dramatically - Climate change is one significant reason By Kacey C. Ernst

Truth Be Told


Have An Excellent Friday

work by Jim Sande



Lawrence O'Donnell - Republicans Betray Oath, Put President Donald Trump Over Country

Brian Williams - Corruption A Problem At Heart Of President Trump Administration

Fears Most

The Palmer Report: Rudy Giuliani screws up and gives away what Donald Trump fears most about Robert Mueller’s investigation by Bill Palmer

Controversy Prone

Guardian UK: Eighteen months into the Trump presidency, insider accounts pile up - Two books have been published and two more about the controversy prone administration are on the way

Appalling

Guardian UK: Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there's tape to prove it - Former Apprentice contestant and ex-White House adviser writes in new memoir that she witnessed ‘truly appalling things’

Best Friend

NY Times: Susan Rice: President Trump, the Autocrats’ Best Friend - The Trump administration is tolerating abuses by Saudi Arabia instead of defending its democratic ally, Canada. By Susan E. Rice

Willfully Stupid

NY Times: Where There’s Fire, Trump Blows Smoke - The president, either willfully ignorant or playing to his base, tweets nonsense about the California wildfires and refuses to acknowledge the role of climate change in the disaster. By The Editorial Board

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are -167 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: Turkey on the edge; Oil prices drop; Ryanair strikes by Ivana Kottasová

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Behind Big Baby's Back

NY Times: U.S. Officials Scrambled Behind the Scenes to Shield NATO Deal From Trump
Senior American national security officials, seeking to prevent President Trump from upending a formal policy agreement at last month’s NATO meeting, pushed the military alliance’s ambassadors to complete it before the forum even began.

First


Kobach

  Kobach was part of Trump's bogus voter integrity goon squad, and here he is being accused of tampering with the vote where he has the slightest GOP primary lead running as the governor of Kansas.

KansasCity.com: On day hundreds of new votes found in Kansas, Colyer calls on Kobach to recuse self By Bryan Lowry And Hunter Woodall

Putin

Observer: Donald Trump’s Nightmare Isn’t Robert Mueller By John R. Schindler

Pardon Me


Deficit

The Hill: Federal deficit jumps 20 percent after tax cuts, spending bill By Niv Elis

Screwball

Vanity Fair: Giuliani’s Screwball Legal Strategy Is More Dangerous Than It Seems - The president’s lawyer keeps giving Robert Mueller reasons to look unreasonable. by Abigail Tracy

Corrupt

Salon: Morning Joe: GOP’s “culture of corruption” shows “the swamp is up to Trump’s neck” - Following Wednesday’s indictment of Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough unleashed an epic rant by Brad Reed

The Onion - InfoWars Moves To Ban Alex Jones

The Onion: InfoWars Moves To Ban Alex Jones

The Sun

Scientific American: Mission to the Nearest Star: Fastest Spacecraft Ever Will Dare to Sample the Sun’s Corona - NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch August 11 to explore the extreme environment of our star’s mysteriously superheated atmosphere By Amy Thompson

Catastrophe

The Des Moines Register: Chuck Grassley on Trump's trade plan: 'If he's not successful, it could be a catastrophe'

Have An Excellent Thursday

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Rachel Maddow - Nunes On Secret Tape - Brett Kavanaugh Vote, Then Rod Rosenstein Impeachment

Lawrence O'Donnell - The Shocking Story Of The 'Biggest Grifter' In The President Trump Swamp

One Can Only Hope

The Palmer Report: Yeah, they’re all going down by Bill Palmer

Love

Guardian UK: This is what being in love looks like – in pictures - Photojournalist and videographer Stefania Rousselle asked strangers to share their most defining and life-changing love stories

Stall, Distract, Blame

Guardian UK: Trump team rejects Mueller's interview request but offers sitdown under narrow terms - In letter to Mueller, legal team reportedly said they did not want Trump to answer questions about potential obstruction of justice

Disgust

NY Times: Keep Up the Blanket Coverage of Trump. It Hurts Him. Just a little wave of disgust among Republican moderates is all that is needed to turn several key states from red to blue. By Thomas L. Friedman
Some healthy soul searching is taking place in newsrooms across the country these days over whether the mainstream media should be covering President Trump’s every tweet and rally. My answer: Absolutely! It’s the right thing for us to do professionally, and, as last night’s election results indicated, it’s the right thing to do politically if you want to see a check on Donald Trump’s power.

Kobach

NY Times: Kris Kobach Is the G.O.P. at Its Worst - In his race to be Kansas’ next governor, Kris Kobach represents the ugliest part of today’s Republican Party. He also sounds a lot like the president. By The Editorial Board
...Kris Kobach, the state’s secretary of state — and quite possibly the most pernicious public official in America.

The Market On Thursday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +28 and the price of oil per barrel is flat. The market is poised to open modestly higher.

CNN: Car trouble in Japan; Adidas soars; Pandora CEO out by Ivana Kottasová

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Pure Depravity

Reuters: New Mexico child abuse suspects accused of training children for shootings by Andrew Hay

'Don't Dream It's Over'

Crowded House

This Could Be Fun

The Daily Beast: Omarosa Secretly Recorded Trump and Played the Audio for People, Sources Say - A source confirmed with The Daily Beast that the ex-Trump aide’s secret recordings do exist, and that she has played them for people. by Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng, Maxwell Tani

Feminist Graffiti


Buddhism Meets Ohio

Tricycle: Old Tibet Meets the American Midwest - A charismatic Ohio-born lama brings the dharma to the Buckeye State. By Mary Talbot

Jared

Salon: Meet Jared Holt, the guy who’s getting Alex Jones kicked off the internet - Jared Holt helped lead the pressure campaign to get Infowars booted from Spotify, Facebook and other platforms by Amanda Marcotte

The Onion - Climate Researchers Warn Only Hope For Humanity Now Lies In Possibility They Making All Of This Up

The Onion: Climate Researchers Warn Only Hope For Humanity Now Lies In Possibility They Making All Of This Up

The Gut

Scientific American: Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections By Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by Richard Pousette-Dart 1916-1992





Morning Joe - Regardless Of Who Wins Ohio, GOP Still Underperformed

Yes They Are

The Palmer Report: These people are garbage by Bill Palmer

Sardiania's Sand Thieves

Guardian UK: Sardinia sand thieves face fines of up to €3,000 - Italian officials and vigilantes tackle tourists taking souvenirs of island’s beaches
Earlier this week, a 40-year-old Italian who lives in the UK but is originally from Naples, was fined €1,000 after police caught him in possession of a bottle of sand from Gallura beach, on the island’s north coast.

Women

Guardian UK: Gains for women in US primaries set record, while 'right to work' is defeated - Democrat and Republican parties choose candidates in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington ahead of midterm elections
Victories for Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan and Laura Kelly in Kansas mean women candidates set a new record, with eleven women having now been chosen as their party’s nominee for governor, surpassing the previous high-water mark of 10 in 1994, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

At least 173 female major party nominees will also run for the House, beating the record of 167 from 2016.

Cynical

NY Times: Rudy Giuliani Is Wrong About Chicago’s Bloodshed - Mr. Giuliani’s cynical pitch, if implemented, would lead to the same thing he’s accusing opponents of: not mitigating the violence, just managing it. By Kim Bellware

Balderdash

NY Times: Ohio Special Election Too Close to Call, as Republican Holds Slim Lead

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m ET DOW futures are -22 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open moderately lower.

CNN: Tesla bombshell; Tinder magic; Fox results by Ivana Kottasová