Morning Reads for Friday, December 21, 2018

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xdog
xdog

“After 2018, House Democrats will represent 78 percent of all Whole Foods Market locations, but just 27 percent of all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations. Of the 43 districts Democrats flipped from Republican control, 69 percent contain a Whole Foods Market.”

49 other election factoids from Charlie Cook.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I recollect reading that or a similar factoid. I’ll check out the other 49 later this weekend.

Raleigh
Raleigh

Happy Krampus day. The winter solstice brings forth an Austria tradition of Krampus, a half-demon, half-goat counterpart to Santa Claus. The legend is Krampus is a figure that punishes bad children by whipping and snatching them according to Germanic folklore. The traditional Krampus run in Austria is believed to ward off bad spirits near the winter solstice. The actual solstice will happen at about 5:30 EST today and the sun will reverse course and begin its trek back north making tonight the longest night of the year. Happy Krampus Day to all and a hope you have all been good… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

It’s also a southern Prussian tradition. My Rhine valley German/Prussian roots had many a Krampus tale in their 1890 letters from my Great Grandmother to his siblings.

Raleigh
Raleigh

I thought a story about the Krampus tradition was in one of Grimm’s Fairy Tails too but my 60+ year old brain can’t recall the story…. It’s a wonder children weren’t scared for life by those Grimm’s stories 🙂

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Acting AG Whitaker recuse from the Mueller investigation based on review by a senior Justice Department ethics official? You’re kidding, right? It’s only ethics—recusal isn’t even legally required. And besides, four advisors Whittaker picked for himself determined there was no need to recuse. Beyond that, there are other requirements to be met before recusal. Recusal isn’t necessary if Whitaker is doing a good job accordingly to any one of three branches of GOP government, Trump, senior elected officials or the Fox News/Trump base. Isn’t a founding principle of the country you don’t have to recuse until you’ve been proven to… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Thas’ what I’m talkin’ ’bout…
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8027054/british-sniper-killed-six-terrorists-single-bullet/
Better than the Orkin Man!

Benevolus
Benevolus

So Elena Parent is implying that the Michael Williams server disappearance might be related to Kemp’s last minute hack Hail Mary?
Interesting.
https://twitter.com/elenaparent

bethebalance
bethebalance

With the theory that it was Williams who hacked the SoS? Then the SoS blamed the Dems, and Williams disappears his servers?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Day 2 of staying at Mom’s where my brother controls the remote. Hour 7 of Fox News. On a volume so high that I can not drown it out on my hear phones with out damaging my hearing.

Gregs
Gregs

Ambien!

Noway2016
Noway2016

If I could, Baby Sister, I’d send you my Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones!! Enjoy as best you can!!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Hilarious! You need to explain to them how horrible Trump is and how much better things would have been with Hillary! Or maybe even Bernie. And now Cortez, Nancy and Schumer! I do not pity your Herculean task!!

Hope everyone has a great Christmas! Since Trump celebrates Christmas– I wish a Merry Festivus to all the liberals that hate everything about Trump!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Reminder, half my family are Republicans, half of my family are Democrats. I don’t have to tell them about Hilary, because my Aunt will tell us (including her MAGA hat wearing grandson) how Hillary would have screwed up a lot less then Trump. My cousin Bill will tell our Uncle David he lives off his over padded Railroad pension at our expense, call my blind cousin a freeloader for get disability then his father will remind him he is Pell Grant to go to college, and then every one of them will thank god Walker is no longer President.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Full moon, volcano cause salami!!
https://apnews.com/e91d55a6b39542c0896c5f31a0098870

http://news.trust.org/item/20181223015123-uu9eb

And y’all obviously know what caused that eruption and full moon?

Yep! You guessed it…

Global Warming!!!! LOL!!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Funny as a crutch.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The GOP nominated and elected someone that after two years in office still doesn’t understand that it takes 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate. Who knew a reality show actor would govern like, well, a reality show actor?. Dimwit Trump didn’t even comprehend Mattis’ resignation letter until fox News explained it to him. Trump’s snap was to fire Mattis. Trump would get blown out in The Dozens., so he’s not even a very good reality TV actor. Looks like we’re where we were a year ago, Amnesty for DACAs in exchange for significant wall funding. Except that if… Read more »