Morning Reads — Feb 13

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s time for the crushing weight of your week’s tasks to slowly consume you. Let’s begin.

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xdog
xdog

For you history buffs who haven’t been following Donaeld the Unready on Twitter.
Make Mercia great again!

Saltycracker
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Not that the program isn’t in need of adjustments, but…..

We’ll raise pay accordingly to make up for any pension loss due to change in the program, and won’t ever not continue with pay increases that at least match inflation. Promise.

gcp
gcp

Teachers are a large, powerful voting bloc in this state and consequently most of our state politicians are unwilling to make necessary changes to TRS.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Maybe they should ask Tom Price for some investment advice.

davidmac
davidmac

I guess it’s better that the key was all the way inserted into the bag than on the table, that way no one could make a copy of it from the photograph. Except this is still a huge OpSec nightmare.

https://twitter.com/MartinHeinrich/status/830159841335373826

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s conspiracy theorist National Security Advisor Flynn now says he can’t remember if he spoke of US sanctions with the Russians in December, when increasingly it seems that he did. It’s casts Pence and Preibus as sycophants in the mold of Spicer and Conway—whatever they hear in the White House is gospel. You can’t fault Pence, because nobody loves the Bible more than his boss. And Priebus had to say something to indicate he’s relevant. A conspiracy theorist National Security Advisor that can’t remember the subject matter of discussions with Russian officials, when the North Koreans are testing missiles with… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Keep grasping. That old Logan Act meme? Good luck with that. Has anyone ever been convicted under that one? He can talk to the Russian ambassador about anything he likes. Free country n’ all. As far as his not remembering, well he must have gotten that from Hilly, cause she’s said “I don’t recall…” more than any corrupt politician in history. Andddddddd, If you believe one of the other links, she’s also thinking of running again…If Lyndon LaRouche can run from jail, well, I guess she can, too.

davidmac
davidmac

If you think Latimer is believable, then I have some nice ocean-front real estate in Utah that you might like to buy.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The standards you represent and advocate for the GOP are amazing. Believe me.

Ellynn
Ellynn

David Bowie Won a Grammy!!!!!

Bruno Mars did a great rendition of ‘Lets Go Crazy” after a shout out to the movie Purple Rain with The Time intro. This 80’s teen was dancing along.

AND this morning Pandora added Prince Radio to it catalog. My Monday is now perfect.

Noway2016
Ellynn
Ellynn

Geraldo’s loss is Harvard’s Gain.

Noway2016
Noway2016

One more bit from Geraldo’s story. His quote is perfect. It describes all of this anti-slavery renaming crap perfectly: “intolerant insistence on political correctness is lame.” Pretty soon you libs are gonna insist on editing parts of Gone with the Wind because of some of the phrases and dialog there. It’ll happen sooner than later!

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

We opened Geraldo’s head. It was empty too.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Whole parts of history get rewritten all the time. Trump sometimes does it on a daily bases. Harvard can call it’s building anything it wants, because IT’S THEIR BUILDING. ‘Gone with the Wind’ once had phrases and dialog changed just after it was published so it would sell better outside the South. Some of the altered print copies are worth more then GWTW 1st additions. That’s a copyrighted work so unless the Mitchell estate allows it, not happening. Even art changes. Parts of the Michelangelo’s the Last Judgment was painted over to cover up male nudes. Cites and places change… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

This is a long 6 part read of unemployment in America, but worth the time.

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-new-unemployment/#New-York

Noway2016
Noway2016
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wait are you citing that as a good thing? I don’t think Maduro is a guy you want to compare your boy, Trump, to.

Then again, Maduro is thoroughly unqualified for the position he holds, acts like an autocratic despot, imprisons political opponents, has zero concept of how international economics works, is blindingly incompetent, and has a bad habit for publishing conspiracy theories with zero evidence to back it up.

You know what, I think the comparison works, Noway. Keep it up.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Gladly! CNN is dishonest and literally a dying news organization. And if Socialist, dictatorial POSs like Maduro are calling them “fake news” they be in a major league world of hurt.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You’re gonna have to explain this to me, because I think it’s going under my head. You think that (1) it’s a good thing that an incompetent despot is calling CNN ‘fake news’ and (2) that said incompetent despot is a reliable arbiter of what news is real or fake? Let’s unpack and see what Maduro is upset about: CNN ran a series of stories that, by all appearances, have cites and the legwork to back them up. Those stories paint the Venezuelan government in a bad light. Therefore, CNN is fake news. Let’s delve a little deeper into our… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Now, Andrew… you really shouldn’t call Hillary a “proven liar”. Decorum must, must be maintained!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I mean, that’s a pretty long reach to make a Clinton joke. If we’re going to re-hash the campaign, it looks like Hillary’s approach to e-mail security seems to be a lot more stringent than Trump and his habit for carrying his unsecured phone into NATSEC meetings.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lol! Really? Ok, as part of your therapy, I want you to repeat after me: e-mol- u-ments! Again. Again. Feel better?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

What? How did we get from your weird embrace of Maduro to the Emolument’s Clause?

You’re harder to follow than Kellyanne Conway’s lazy eye.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just trying to help. Your side has been totally brutalized on all fronts since the election and I’m just looking out for your heath.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Flynn gone. Kellogg acting. Who gets the gig ultimately?