I was thinking of George Steinbrenner

    tonight,  I used to escape from the Cross  Bronx onto the GW at 8 something in the  morning.   Back when  Steinbrenner used to fire Billy Martin every  other weekend;  Or so it seemed, What did Reggie say? "One's a liar and the other's convicted?" Something like that.

    After one of those G &B  ( I started to write S&M and thought " No") reconciliations the Y's  had the clever idea of using the enormous bill board looking down on the bridge from the Palisades: Photo of Martin from behind in uniform:  caption underneath:

    VP Mike Pence has Lost His Innocence

    Vice-President Mike Pence on the tragic deaths revealed today of 8 nursing home residents in a private nursing home in Florida, when the facility exceeded legal temperatures due to the loss of effective air conditioning:

     ....................................................(nothing..)...........................................................

    Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) on the family that requested voluntary removal of life support apparatus and subsequent passing of irreversibly brain damaged Terri Shiavo in 2005:

    Washington, Apr 1 - 2005:

    "I grieve with the Schindler family and millions of Americans at the death of their precious daughter, Terri Schiavo. With her death, America lost not only a precious citizen, America lost its innocence.

    "Although Terri Schiavo's life may be over, the debate over the rights of incapacitated Americans is not over. Congress must right this wrong by ensuring that incapacitated Americans may not be deprived of their inalienable right to life without the assurance of the due process of law that our federal courts were established to protect. This will be Terri Schiavo's legacy."

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    ANOTHER RANT ON RUSH?

    I swore I would not rant about Rush anymore.

    But here it is.

    Rush went on a rant about Hurricanes and the conspiracy of media with entrepreneurs to scare citizens into purchasing the necessities of life.

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    Bernie and His Bomb Throwing Bots Go BOOM!

    Just another day in ...

    Demo-land . . .

    Handful of Sanders loyalists bashed freshman Sen. Kamala Harris

    They only bash those who are a threat to their purity test.

     

    Hasn't this crap gone on long enough?

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    Adopt-a-Dreamer

    Disclaimer:  I have   always harbored invidious fantasies of a pampered retirement courtesy of the dependency multiplier effect built into social security and the supply of twenty five year old widows with four adoptable kids likely to be found in many third world countries.

     

    That said, and i the spirit of sincere inquiry (ed note "yeah, right") what would be the impact upon the immigration status of a dreamer who was adopted by a citizen?

     

    Trump's Dream is The Wall

    He needs it. He wants it. He must have it. The Wall. How about take some hostages?

    What better ploy could he pull than after giving a kill date for DACA, then, if our government survives the plethora of deadlines on budgeting and debt,  demand the necessity of starting The Wall? Keep more of those hard workng, America loving, ambitious, pesky dreamers out! 

    Combined Wall funding DACA legislation?

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    Do Not Mix: Chemical Plants and Natural Disasters

    The consequences of Hurricane Harvey go on and on. Even under the "best" of circumstances the flooding caused by the days of torrential rain would be hazardous as the toxic fluids from automobiles, gas stations, businesses, and household chemicals mix with flooded sewers and sewage treatment facilities. In other words, flooding around any modern town or city is going to result in a toxic stew. However, this region of Texas is far more than a modern city (or collection of cities). It is the petrochemical capital of the United States, as well as having significant numbers of chemical production facilities.

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    Houston: Did the Bigot-in-Chief Get The Memo?

    Just wondering . . .

    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) said that he will represent any immigrant
    who faces deportation after seeking help during Tropical Storm Harvey.

     

    During a press conference, Turner said “there is absolutely no reason” why any individual shouldn't call for help.

     

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    AMAZING GRACE

    We find ourselves with the single most repugnant personage as President of the United States of America.

    And yet, there are other things to worry about. hahahah

    I spend too too many hours viewing these new YOUTUBE sites? Or Ipod espressos?

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    Joe Arpaio, Trump's Kind of Lawman, Pardoned

    Joe Arpaio is Trump's kind of lawman: cruel to the point of sadism, racist, makes his own law, and self righteous to a fault. Unfortunately, I am not embellishing the truth. After decades of effort by civil rights organizations and many citizens of Maricopa County and beyond. Arpaio had been ordered by the court (in 2011) to stop racially profiling people assumed to be Latino, stopping them, and turning them over to immigration authorities (ICE). Many of those stopped were citizens or legal residents, and many were not Hispanic; however, all that was required was that a patrolman, or a deputized citizen (and there were lots of those) believe you were Hispanic. Arpaio flagrantly ignored this order and continued his practice of harassment and illegal detention. So he was brought back to federal court and U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found him in criminal contempt of court.

    Trump Hates Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey may be "the worst disaster in Texas history". Recovery may last for years due to the trillions of gallons of water that need to drain or be pumped out of Houston, the 4th largest city in America.

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    Nate Silver: 7 Rules For Reading Trump’s Approval Rating

    There is a lot to digest here . . .

    And I have a sinking suspicion that Trump's reaction to this would be... #fakeanalysis ...

    August. 24, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/7-rules-for-reading-trumps-approval-rating/

    Democratic Opportunity

    The Democrats have a great chance to win back many of the working class Midwesterners who were pivotal in last year’s election even if some Trump voters are deplorable racists who cannot be reached through rational argument. A study by professors from the University of Minnesota and Boston University concludes that Hillary Clinton’s narrow loss may be attributed to her relative hawkishness. For example, Trump came out in opposition to the Iraq War far earlier than Clinton grudgingly admitted it was a mistake. Likewise, analyses from such disparate and credible sources as Scientific American, CNN, and Fortune Magazine see Trump’s opposition to free trade as an important factor in his victory.

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    The Most Appropriate Thing to do During the "President's" Screed

    I remarked that when he turns his head he looked like Liberacci.  My cat had a better idea:  She spent the whole time licking her ass.

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    Wound Collectors: The Lowest Base of the President's Base?

    Indicators . . .

    1. Lack of conscience, morality, and ethics.
    2. Rigid morality and sense of entitlement.
    3. Grandiosity and overvaluation of self while devaluing others.
    4. Evidence of paranoia – hatred of lesbians, gays, Latinos, anyone not perfect like him.
    5. Sees social slights, indifference, human imperfections, diversity and catalogs them and nourishes those wounds he has collected so that he can justify his actions.

     

    Is Trump a Racist?

    I've seen a lot of discussion on this question this week. The right has been making the claim that Trump is correct when he pointed out that there was violence on both sides. The left that one cannot make a moral equivalency between those who protest for white supremacy and those who counter protest. I have just one small point to make on the question.

    Trump claimed at his last news conference on the issue that he watched all the videos of the Charlottesville protests, better than you all did, he told the reporters. He claimed the protests on Friday night were peaceful and about the statues.

    Keep the monuments

    but provide the full story.

    Their existence is in effect a message the honoree was a brilliant performer. What's missing is that it was on behalf of an evil cause.

    Leave them.Just add  the rest of the story.For example

                  General Robert E. Lee

       Who struggled to keep millions in misery

            

     

     

     

     

        

    Moral Leadership

    This 2008 documentary, "A Ripple of Hope", tells a moving story about the night of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968. Robert F. Kennedy, then campaigning for the presidency, was scheduled to appear in a black area of Indianapolis. With rioting in cities throughout the country he was strongly advised to cancel his campaign appearance. He declined to do so and made the sort of speech that we desperately could use about now. Here is part of that not long speech:

    What Trump did during his summer vacation: crashing and burning via "Fake News." For the record, Aug. 15, 2017

    Looked at the front pages tonight, too much bad Trump news for the "In The News" section, and not just on the Charlottesville story. Not including op-ed, only Editorial Board

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    VOX POPULI

    Dwight David Eisenhower had to deal with the racial unrest in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

    There is context here.

    There are tomes discussing this context; these tomes abound.

    This previous Supreme  Commander of the ETO and of course the principal director of the Allied DDay Invasion subsequently became the Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces in WWII. 

    Ike ended up President of The United States of America.

    This great man from Texas had never been a champion of Civil Rights. He once rued the day that he had appointed Earl Warren as Chief Justice of our Supreme Court.

    But Ike had to 'step up to the plate' when Little Rock exploded whilst 'Negro Children' were attempting to enter school.

    What GOP senators said about Charlottesville

    Given Trump's unwillingness to clearly condemn the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, it is interesting to see which GOP senators felt inclined to distance themselves from their Nazi wing. Below I follow the statements collated by Ari Plachta of Haaretz. Updates and corrections are most welcome in the comments.

    Called the attack "domestic terrorism":

    Second Thoughts on "Three Myths"

    I started this as a comment on Dr. Cleveland's brilliant piece but it goes in a sufficiently different direction that I decided it would be hijacking "Three Myths ".

    This will be taken as an affront by many of  but my reaction to the unfairness of a "legacy" taking the spot at ,say , Tulane that should have gone to a deserving minority  is like JFK's famous remark in a different context: "Life isn't fair".

    Without question everyone should have an education.

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    FANTASIES OF THE FACISTS?

    Halloween (1978) theatrical poster.jpg

    Okay, so I am minding my own business and I find this gem?

     

     

    And on the 7th day...

    Unemployment % 

    1929   3.2        2007    5.0       sub prime band was playing *

    1930   8.7        2008    7.3       Paulsen kneels before Nancy Pelosi

    1931 15.9        2009     9.9      GM, Chrysler,AIG and the world, saved

    1932 23.6        2010     9.3      Obamacare passed in "Reconciliation"

    1933 24.9        2011     8.5    

     1934 21.7       2012     7.9

    1935 20.1       2013     6.7

    1936 16.9       2014     5.6

    1937 14.3      2015      5.0

    1938  19.0     2016      4.7

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