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Wisconsin GOP Rep. Sean Duffy is resigning from Congress, per several sources.

https://twitter.com/JakeSherman/status/1166010040597319681
I wonder if he got a gig at Fox.

Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States, according to sources who have heard the president's private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum that recorded those comments.

Behind the scenes: During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" according to one source who was there. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?" the source added, paraphrasing the president's remarks.

Asked how the briefer reacted, the source recalled he said something to the effect of, "Sir, we'll look into that."

Trump replied by asking incredulously how many hurricanes the U.S. could handle and reiterating his suggestion that the government intervene before they make landfall.

The briefer "was knocked back on his heels," the source in the room added. "You could hear a gnat fart in that meeting. People were astonished. After the meeting ended, we thought, 'What the f---? What do we do with this?'"

https://www.axios.com/trump-nuclear-bombs-hurricanes-97231f38-2394-4120-a3fa-8c9cf0e3f51c.html


Breaking: Trump to build Northern Wall

Help make America great again:

This isn’t a scene from a hundred years ago. This is right now, in front of the Hillsborough, NC Courthouse. Contemporary racism erupts in our backyard.





https://twitter.com/GraigMeyer/status/1165387810888650753

Overhead shot of the 'I Love Lucy' studio




EDIT: see post #12 (it is a mock-up)

Joe Walsh announces Republican challenge to Trump

Source: The Hill

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Sunday announced he would mount a primary challenge to President Trump.

The conservative radio host unveiled his campaign on ABC's "This Week."

"We've got a guy in the White House who is unfit, completely unfit to be president and it stuns me that nobody stepped up, nobody in the Republican Party stepped up, because I'll tell you what George, everybody believes in the Republican party, everybody believes he's unfit," Walsh told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "He lies every time he opens his mouth."

https://twitter.com/ThisWeekABC/status/1165612663910457345
Walsh was elected to the House in 2010 as part of the Tea Party wave and served one term. He began as a strong supporter of President Trump but over the past year has emerged as a fierce critic of the president. On Sunday he apologized for his own past racist and sexist tweets and "personal" criticism of former President Obama, acknowledging the role it played in creating today's politics.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458720-joe-walsh-announces-republican-challenge-to-trump

President Trump expresses regret over trade war with China, then claims he was 'misinterpreted'

Source: USA Today

BIARRITZ, France — President Donald Trump signaled Sunday that he may be having regrets over his trade war with China, but the White House backtracked a few hours later and said he had been misunderstood.

At a breakfast meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Trump said “yeah” when a reporter asked if he was having second thoughts about how the trade conflict with China has escalated.

“I have second thoughts about everything,” he said.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham later issued a statement seeking to clarify Trump's comments and suggesting the only thing he regrets is not placing higher tariffs on Chinese goods.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/08/25/president-donald-trump-trade-war-china-regrets-g-7-summit/2107246001/



https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1165600079060901888

Former Apprentice contestant ranks Trump next to Mother Teresa on women's issues

Former “Apprentice” contestant Tana Goertz said in recent interview that only Mother Teresa comes to mind when she thinks of who has done more for women than President.

In an brief interview with one of CBS News’ 2020 campaign reporters, Adam Brewster, Goertz was asked about how the Trump campaign can regain some of the support from female voters who previously voted for the president in 2016 and then Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne (D), who bested then-incumbent GOP Rep. David Young in 2018.

“If Donald Trump was running we would have never lost anything. So, there’s different candidates running that don’t have the power that Donald Trump has and the pull, so I can’t speak for why – that’s kind of, that one’s like comparing apples and oranges,” said Goertz, who currently works a senior employee for the Trump campaign in Iowa, according to the Rolling Stone.

“So, let’s move beyond that because Cindy Axne, you know, she won,” Goertz said before laughingly asking the reporter to “leave that out” after a brief pause.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/458691-former-apprentice-contestant-ranks-trump-next-to-mother-teresa


Unwittingly, more right than wrong. Mother Teresa was a horrible person.

I added Aerosmith ft. Run DMC to this video of the shadow of a millipede walking...

https://twitter.com/Pandamoanimum/status/1164834588696272897

Ronan Farrow has a new book coming out:



In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth. At any cost.

In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.

All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explained-until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.

This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it’s the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook the culture.

https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/ronan-farrow/catch-and-kill/9780316486637/
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