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August Premieres and Returning Favorites

Welcome to the dog days of summer!

The Sinner USA, Aug 1, Wednesday, 10-9CT Season 2, Carrie Coon featured!

Animals HBO, Aug 3, Friday, 11:30-10:30CT Season 3, animated post-apocalypse NYC!

Random Acts Of Flyness HBO, Aug 3, Friday, Midnight-11CT


Better Call Saul AMC, Aug 6, Monday, 9-8CT

Lodge 49 AMC, Aug 6, Monday, 10-9CT Goes with 'Saul' I guess?

Fear the Walking Dead and Talking Dead AMC, Aug 12, Sunday, 9-8CT Second half of Season 4

Ballers HBO, Aug 12, Sunday, 10-9CT Russell Brand joins up!

Be sure and add your favorites!

"Everybody believes in accountability until it's their guy."

I always want to ask - "Why the tattoos?"

You know what? I just 'discovered' it's really none of my business!

I Don’t Want To Talk About My Tattoos With Strange Men by Emily McCombs HuffPo

Even if a man isn’t touching or leering, commenting on tattoos can feel like a perpetuation of the entitlement to our bodies that women experience constantly. Never mind that we’re only riding the train home, or standing in line at the grocery store ― we are still on display, our bodies still up for discussion and commentary. It can feel mentally jarring to be minding your own business, perhaps daydreaming or reading a book, and have your attention drawn again and again to the reality of your thighs or your bare shoulders. The question or compliment itself often feels like a ruse, a thin excuse for men to gleefully exert that access to our bodies, to get away with something in public

Things I will be keeping to myself from now on:

CDA: "The first five of our official endorsement list for the 2018 midterm elections is up!"

Source: Christian Democrats of America

Christian Democrats of America officially endorses the candidates below for the 2018 midterm elections. After vetting the values, policies and ideals of the below candidates, we believe they are in alignment with our platform and the policies/values that are most important to Christian Democrats. This list is in no way complete, as we will continue adding to this list on a regular basis as the midterms approach. Look for special features on these candidates on our social media, podcast and blog and for an official Voter’s Guide on issues coming soon.

Richard Painter – Senate, Minnesota

Quote: “This President is a traitor. Either we impeach and remove him or we start learning Russian.”

Tabitha Isner – Congress, Alabama

Quote: My political views are firmly tied to my faith, the idea that we are called to feed the hungry and care for the sick and liberate the captive. I believe that we do better by our children and families when we support abundant life for all rather than fearing that there isn’t enough to go around. In these United States of America, we can all enjoy abundant life, but it’s going to require courage and faithfulness to our ideals. We can restore unity and strengthen the bonds of peace, but It’s going to require humility and gentleness, patience and bearing with one another in love.

Kelly Fryer – Governor, Arizona

Quote: “I will use a human rights lens to write every policy, sign every bill and draft every budget – people first. I think Arizona is the most beautiful state in the nation but we face a long list of challenges, including deep economic inequity and high poverty, struggling public schools, mass incarceration, a water shortage, racist immigration policies, anti-LGBTQ bias, constant attacks on women’s rights and an assault on our natural resources. These problems have reached or will soon reach crisis levels as a result of decades of negligence, incompetence, ideological blindness and immoral leadership. As governor, I will use 3 principles to tackle every challenge: 1) People first – I’ll use a human rights lens to write every policy, sign every law and draft every budget. 2) Everyone wins – It isn’t true that, for someone to “win,” someone else has to “lose.” I will seek solutions that work for all of us. 3. Be fearless – I’m going to listen to the smartest people, look for the best ideas, think big and act boldly to make Arizona work for everyone – and I mean everyone.”

Joan Greene - Congress, Arizona

Quote: “We must be the Voice for the Voiceless. We fight for the people and not an industry. We must include compassion in every decision we make because when we do, we would never have the atrocities we are having now. We must always extend our hand to those in need. Together we can turn our Community and Country back to the WE it should be instead of the me it is becoming.”

Tim Kaine – Senate, Virginia

Quote: “Let’s hear from the “least of these,” who must deal with the ramifications of the decisions made in Washington. In the end, our collaboration and openness to new ideas will produce solutions that do a better job at caring for those most in need.”

Song by Christina Forrester – Executive Director/Founder, CDA

Nick Saban's contract sends message to college football

Source: AL.com, by Joseph Goodman


Saban, who is 66 years old and 132-20 in 11 seasons at Alabama, extended his contract by one year on Friday to 2025. It sent a powerful message to coaches (and their recruits) throughout the SEC. The Tide's glorious ride isn't ending anytime soon, and the greatest coach in the history of college football will not be aging out of the sport's most demanding league.


It's clear at this point that beating Saban will be the only way to get him to retire. Good luck with that. He's 64-7 over the last five seasons, and one failed defensive drive away from winning three straight national championships.

Saban's Alabama is the favorite to win the championship again this season, and, at this point, his biggest problem every year is convincing stockpiled talent not to transfer. Saban's quarterback controversy this fall will be the envy of every other coach in the country.

If Auburn's starting quarterback goes down with an injury this season, the Tigers are done. If Alabama's starting quarterback gets knocked out, the backup has starred in a national championship.


Read it all at: https://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/07/nick_sabans_contract_sends_mes.html

The Process starts here. See y'all September 1st!

After rosy report, Dotard says economy going to go 'higher'

Source: CNBC, by Tucker Higgins

The president also championed the GOP tax overhaul passed late last year, saying that "as a result, more than 6 million Americans are enjoying new bonuses, better jobs, and far better paychecks." The president said that Democrats' efforts to turn back the tax cuts would be a "disaster for our economy."

It's not clear that the Republican tax plan has resulted in increased wages. The Bureau of Economic Analysis noted Friday that personal income growth, in the form of wages and salaries, decelerated in the second quarter despite the GDP increase. Real wages have remained stagnant over the past year, according to government data.

Meanwhile, corporations have boosted their stock buybacks and cash distributions to shareholders, which have accelerated at a record pace. Bloomberg reported in May that 2018 was on track to be the first year in which shareholders saw a $1 trillion windfall from stock buybacks.

By pumping up expectations for U.S. economic growth for the remainder of the year, Trump raised the political risks for Republicans in November's midterm elections and for himself for a 2020 re-election bid.

Read it all at: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/27/trump-were-going-to-go-a-lot-higher-than-4point1percent-gdp-number.html

While the 'genius' was rambling on, reading his prepared speech, this began - and ended the day:

Trump's back in Jersey this weekend

President Donald Trump is spending another weekend at his Bedminster golf club.

The president is scheduled to fly into Morristown Airport late Friday afternoon and then head over to Bedminster. It will be his fourth visit to New Jersey in the last five weeks.



And one other bombastic line of bull we'll be hearing - "Workforce Participation."

Let's check the facts - looks fairly average (on the low end) and unimpressive, doesn't it?

Nothing to brag about here!

GDP - Get ready for some more bull!

MarketWatch by Mark Decambre

Stock-market investors can’t remember the last time a GDP report held such import

Consensus estimates from economists polled by MarketWatch indicate a rate of expansion of about 4.2%. Although the Federal Reserve’s GDPNow tracker was indicating a Q2 read of 3.8%, as of Thursday.

Fox Business reports that a strong number may be used as an excuse for the Trump administration to take a victory lap, claiming that late-2017 corporate tax cuts and a number of other stimulative measures enacted over the past several months are bearing fruit.


Others note that at least some of the growth can be attributed to a rush to get ahead of the Trump administration’s tariff threats, which have had an outsize impact on the soybean market, as David Rosenberg points out:


AND a little perspective (note results of last Republican administration):

So - brace yourself for the bullshit!

Chris Hardwick to Return as 'Talking Dead' Host Following Investigation

Sometimes the 'good guy' (frequent description by friends and aquaintances) turns out to be pretty much a good guy.

Source: Variety, by Cynthia Littleton and Joe Otterson

Chris Hardwick will return as host of AMC’s “Talking Dead” series following an investigation into allegations that he was abusive to former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra.

Hardwick will return as host of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” aftershow as of Aug. 12 for the “Fear the Walking Dead” midseason premiere. He was suspended from the role by AMC last month after Dykstra penned an essay accusing Hardwick of being emotionally and sexually abusive during their relationship.

“Following a comprehensive assessment by AMC, working with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the firm Loeb & Loeb, who has considerable experience in this area, Chris Hardwick will return to AMC as the host of ‘Talking Dead’ and ‘Talking with Chris Hardwick.’ We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step,” AMC said in a statement.

“Talking Dead” has become a mainstay on the network and frequently ranks as one of the top-rated cable shows of the week. The show debuted during the second season of “The Walking Dead” in 2011 and began after airing “Fear the Walking Dead” as well in 2016 during that show’s second season.

Read it all at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/chris-hardwick-to-return-as-talking-dead-host-following-investigation/ar-BBL3Cn4

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