Morning Reads for Friday, September 13, 2019

And there was great rejoicing. (If you see her, ask Teri for a pen!)

Make up your own Friday the 13th crap.

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A thing to keep in mind about Wilbur Ross’s role in ordering NOAA to issue a statement supporting Trump’s misrepresenting fact by sharpie, is what Ross did concerning including adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census. The Supreme Court basically ruled that Ross contrived the explanation that the DOJ first suggested the question be included, that is was himself and the WH that initiated it. If the NOAA intervention gets to a Court for some reason (which I doubt), Courts will rule against Ross again. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-john-roberts-killed-the-census-citizenship-question/ar-AAHcCK2?ocid=spartandhp “Our review is deferential, but we are ‘not required to exhibit a… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/climate/neil-jacobs-noaa-hurricane-dorian.html “This administration is committed to the important mission of weather forecasting,” Dr. Jacobs, acting administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in remarks at a weather conference here.” “There is no pressure to change the way you communicate or forecast risk in the future.” “No one’s job is under threat — not mine, not yours. The weather service team has my full support and the support of the department.” In followup remarks Jacobs said [snark]: “I went to the mat for you, but Trump is more… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The North Koreans along with everyone else (China, Taliban, Iran, etc) sense Trump’s weakening position. I disapproved of Bolton, but he wasn’t an enabler of Trump narcissism.

Bolton gone is one less obstacle in negotiations. With Trump increasingly in need of something to make himself look good, if only to himself, the world can focus on agreements that do that when negotiating with the Trump administration. Making someone think they look good is an NK specialty, after decades of experience doing it for the Kims.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/skoreas-moon-trump-expected-to-meet-at-un-amid-hopes-for-new-nkorea-talks/ar-AAHdkBX?ocid=spartanntp

Ellynn
Ellynn

5 SPLOSTS, almost 20 years of complaining, hand wring, council tempests, 4 city managers and just weird bid processes… the city will have a ground breaking. And a public party and Saturday which folks can complain over paying for…

https://www.wtoc.com/2019/09/13/city-leaders-set-break-ground-savannahs-new-arena/