Monday, September 24, 2018

43: So Minty


17 comments:

  1. Be sure to catch Alan's late night post Sunday night regarding more Kavanaugh accusers coming forward.

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  2. Kavanaugh nomination in deepest doo-doo; multiple stories. [Click] Some comparisons to the Al Franken case have been made.

    How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump [Click] New book by an academic with relevant creds.

    GOP Bets Everything on the Base. [Click] “…the party has all but abandoned independent voters this year…” And they have also abandoned a good part of the GOP’s traditional base; they are banking on a minority of a minority of voters. von Moltke the Elder would not approve. [Click]

    —Alan

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    1. Yes, base is the word. Only in their case it’s more an adjective than a noun.

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    2. Go to the "GOP Bets Everything on the Base" link and scroll down for rumor Rosenstein is going to resign. Why should I think Dear Leader will overplay his hand in the event?

      Alan

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    3. It doesn't seem too bright to expect to maintain their congressional majority when they have at best twenty-five percent of the vote, especially in light of the news stories about the Democratic vote being energized. On the other hand, they managed to elect Trump...

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  3. I seem to have overstated it. Rosenstein verbally *offered* to resign--and DT is being advised (for what good that does) not to accept.

    Alan

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    1. The rumor was a stunt to get Kavanaugh out of the news cycle. Only worked for a few hours.

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  4. Trump’s trade wars start biting GOP ahead of midterms [Click]

    An excellent read from the Uppity Wimmin Chronicles:
    The Culture War That Was Fought in the Sky [Click] “In 1928, women helped decide the presidential election, but they wanted more than just the vote. They wanted to do everything a man could do. Even fly the Atlantic.”

    —Alan

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    1. Well, the distraction didn't work too well. A few minutes ago I walked past my dad's TV, tuned to Fox News, and guess what met my ears? "Brett Kavanaugh..." They couldn't even get Fox News to go along with it.

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  6. It Makes No Sense for GOP to Stick with Kavanaugh [Click] “Kavanaugh is a massive liability now for a party that is already heavily identified with the grossest and most predatory aspects of male sexual entitlement. Keeping Kavanaugh at this point would be an act of sheer madness.” To paraphrase Napoleon, never interrupt your enemy in an act of sheer madness…

    —Alan

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  7. 'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here [Click] I have long figured that there will be lots of money to be made from the relocations of major cities.

    “Prodded to name refuges in the US, researchers will point to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific north-west, where temperatures will remain bearable and disasters unlikely to strike.” Great earthquakes and major volcanic eruptions are not disasters, eh?

    —Alan

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