A Good Night For Democrats, A Bad Night For The DNC

I’m not going to call it a pattern because it isn’t, yet, but more and more frequently candidates endorsed by the conservative Democratic National Committee and it’s conservative legislative cousins the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (House) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (Senate) are losing Primaries to candidates who bill themselves as “progressives” (there is no such thing, either you’re Left or you’re not) and Washington (meaning D.C. and not the State with the Weed surplus) outsiders.

About damn time!

Ever since Truman these moronic hacks and grifting consultants have been doing everything they can to make sure Harry’s Dictum is proven true- “Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time.”

Too bad “centrist” Villagers, at least I hope so. D.C. seems to exert some kind of alien mind control (my secondary theory is that they put something in the water which is why I only drink Grave’s 180 proof straight grain alcohol and distilled water when I’m there, saps your precious bodily essence otherwise) that turns once straight shooting, truthful legislators with a popular agenda into spineless, brainless pod people.

Democratic voters reject tradition, choosing outsiders in their quest to regain power
by Michael Scherer and David Weigel, Washington Post
May 22, 2018

Fresh faces with compelling life stories prevailed in Democratic primaries across several Southern states Tuesday, beating candidates with deeper political pedigrees and more governing experience in several key races.

The results marked an ongoing embrace by Democratic voters of non-politicians, women, veterans and nonwhite candidates to lead the party’s effort to take back control of the House and governors’ mansions this fall.

Voters in Kentucky nominated Amy McGrath, the first Marine woman to fly an F-18 fighter jet, for a key House seat in Lexington over the candidate favored by party leaders, a two-term mayor who ran on a promise to bring “adult supervision” to Washington.

In Texas, Democrats nominated two lesbian candidates with military or law enforcement backgrounds, one Latina and the other Filipina, for key races. And Georgia voters gave former State House minority leader Stacey Abrams a shot to become the first black, female governor in the country.

For Democrats, the results marked a reassertion of the party’s fealty to the rising American electorate — unmarried, young and racially diverse voters. The Democratic contention that it is the party of the future was muddled in 2016 by a presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, who first arrived in the White House 23 years earlier and campaigned to continue the policies of the sitting president.

Now, Democratic primary voters are looking to candidates who claim to embody the changing face of American politics.

The victory of McGrath in Kentucky’s 6th District delivered a second defeat in two weeks for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Another first-time female candidate, Kara Eastman, won the nomination for Nebraska’s only competitive House race last week, over the DCCC’s chosen candidate, former congressman Brad Ashford.

But those successes also carry some risk, putting the Democrats’ fate into untested hands. Indeed, Republicans jumped on both defeats for the Democratic establishment an example of liberals putting forward a weaker general-election candidate.

Democratic strategists say they feel good about McGrath’s chances in Kentucky, despite having recruited her rival to the race. Internal party polling conducted before the primary gave McGrath a lead over Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr (R), in a district that Trump won by 15 points in 2016.

In Georgia’s 6th District — where Rep. Karen Handel (R) had prevailed in a pricey 2017 special election — and the neighboring 7th District, black gun-control activist Lucy McBath and Asian American education CEO David Kim led in early counts.

The winners in Texas included a Filipina Air Force intelligence officer, Gina Ortiz Jones, and a black civil rights attorney who once played in the NFL, Colin Allred. Both emerged from crowded primary fields that included rivals with deeper experience in government and party politics.

The victorious Democratic candidate for governor, former Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez, is running to become the first Latina in the position if she wins. Her opponent, Andrew White, the son of former Texas governor Mark White, said he planned to “continue my dad’s legacy.”

Both Ortiz Jones and Valdez are also openly lesbian and saw little backlash to their identity even in more conservative parts of the state.

“They came up with the support of their community, doing it the old-fashioned, retail politics way, as opposed to someone who might feel coronated because they have been part of the party,” said Ilyse Hogue, the president of the pro-abortion-rights political group NARAL. “It’s why primaries matter — people get a chance to fully participate in the process.”

The trend has held in other states as well. On May 14, at the Connecticut Democratic Party’s convention, two-time statewide candidate Mary Glassman nearly lost the endorsement for the state’s open House seat to Jahana Hays, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, who had never run for office before.

The next day, Pennsylvania Democrats ousted a one-term lieutenant governor, blocked a three-term congressman’s comeback run in favor of a female state legislator, and backed an Allentown-area attorney over a longtime county district attorney who had begun the race with high name recognition.

Top takeaways from Tuesday’s historic primary night
By STEVEN SHEPARD, Politico
05/23/2018

The primary between Stacy Abrams and state Rep. Stacey Evans was always a curiosity: two women named Stacey who had served in the state House — one black, one white.

But it also pitted two contrasting strategies against one another. Evans had argued the road back to the governorship in Georgia — the last Democratic governor, Roy Barnes, left office after the 2002 election — was through moderates and blue-collar white voters who supported politicians like Barnes and Zell Miller, the late former governor and senator.

Abrams is making a different bet — one that is about to be tested on a massive stage — on expanding the electorate. She’s looking to register and engage more black voters, who turned out at a lower rate in the last midterm elections in 2014, when 40.6 percent of African-American voters turned out, compared to 47.5 percent of whites.

Abrams isn’t the only Democrat making that argument: Progressives across the map have insisted that running to the left, especially on economic issues, could access a well of untapped voters.

But Abrams’ strategy goes beyond ideology. And she’ll have no shortage of surrogates with potential 2020 ambitions swinging through the emerging presidential battleground state, which Trump won by just 5 points in 2016.

Democrats nominated Abrams, an African-American woman, in Georgia. In Texas, the nation’s second-most-populous state, the party nominated Lupe Valdez, a gay Latina, for governor.

In a closely watched Democratic primary for a House seat in Kentucky, former Marine fighter pilot (Amy) McGrath, a first-time candidate, defeated Gray.

Democrats chose women for two of the three Texas swing districts: Fletcher in the 7th District, and Gina Ortiz Jones in the 23rd.

Women are winning lots of Democratic Party nominations, and the party will be relying on them heavily in the fall. The latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, released Wednesday, shows Democrats with a 9-point lead among female voters on the generic congressional ballot, compared to a 1-point advantage among male voters.

McGrath in Kentucky wasn’t national Democrats’ first choice. The party recruited Gray to run, even after McGrath’s viral announcement video brought her big money from small, online donors.

If you are looking for optimism there’s also the fact that even ConservaDems are starting to get behind populist programs like Single Payer, Gun Control, Criminal Justice Reform, Net Neutrality, and Recreational Marijuana Legalization.

Me? I’ll believe it when I see it and they start pushing Civil Liberties and Privacy Rights, and move against Monopolies and start busting Banksters.

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Before he was War Machine, Don Cheadle was…

Captain Planet!

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Top Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide; Israel captures fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann; Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde killed; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller dies; Golf legend Sam Snead dies.

 

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Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Arthur Conan Doyle

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Supreme Court Ruling Side With Big Business

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that businesses can force workers to settle disputes with arbitration and virtually shuts workers out of the courtroom banning class action lawsuits.

In a 5-4 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote that the Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 allows employers to require one-on-one arbitration hearings. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Gorsuch’s decision “egregiously wrong” in a highly critical dissent that she read from the bench, a relatively rare move that signals strong opposition.

Ginsburg argued that the majority opinion violates workers’ legal right to engage in collective action. She wrote, “The inevitable result of today’s decision will be the underenforcement of federal and state statutes designed to advance the well-being of vulnerable workers.” Her dissent was joined by the court’s three other liberal justices: Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor.

Gorsuch’s decision caps a long run of Supreme Court decisions that have greatly expanded companies’ ability to require customers and employees to sign contracts that mandate arbitration, instead of allowing them to pursue claims in open court. Unlike court rulings, decisions made by arbitrators are usually kept private, making it difficult for other employees or customers to learn about wrongdoing. And unlike judges, arbitrators are generally paid by the companies that use their services. There is usually no right to appeal an arbitrator’s decision. [..]

Ginsburg compared contracts that force workers into individual arbitration to the “yellow dog” contracts that once blocked workers from joining unions. She argued that the outcome of Monday’s decision is easy to predict. “Employers, aware that employees will be disinclined to pursue small-value claims when confined to proceeding one-by-one, will no doubt perceive that the cost-benefit balance of underpaying workers tips heavily in favor of skirting legal obligations,” she wrote.

With the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Court, the writing was on the wall for this ruling and other to come

On the first day of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing, one of the stars of the show wasn’t the Supreme Court nominee, but Sheldon Whitehouse, the Rhode Island senator and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Looking back on the lopsided record of the Roberts court, Whitehouse felt compelled to remind Gorsuch of the legal and political reality he was about to join — one where a sizable portion of the court’s 5-to-4 rulings have gone to “distinct interests” that have prevailed over everyday people. Once he ran down the stats and the list of cases one by one, Whitehouse added: “That’s an easy 16-to-zero record for corporations against humans.”

Remember it was Gorsuch who ruled that a truck driver should have froze to death in his broken down rig.

No Respect

“Respect My Authoritah!”

Can’t you see? I’m easily bothered by persistence
One step from lashing out at you
You want in to get under my skin and call yourself a friend
I’ve got more friends like you, what do I do?

Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I’ve been, belong
You can’t be something you’re not
Be yourself by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life, known from the dawn of time

Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?
Rock your mouth when I’m not around, it’s easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize

Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Those same friends tell me your every word
Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I’ve been, belong

You can’t be something you’re not
Be yourself by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life, known from the dawn of time
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?

Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me? No way punk
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me? Walk on home boy

Look, it’s just like Larry Wilmore and Racism. You stop being Racist and I’ll stop talking about it.

What you have to remember is that your Racist, Bigot, Misogynist wants more than that you stop thwarting their Racist, Bigoted, Misogynistic actions.

They want more than that you stop pointing out in public their Racism, Bigotry, and Misogyny. They want more than your accusatory disapproving gaze, or even your stunned silence.

What they want is your approval. They want your applause. They want you to prove that you are just as Racist, just as Bigoted, just as Misogynistic as they are.

Nothing less will suffice.

And even if you do you’ll never be from ’round heyah. What did you do in the Culture Wars Daddy? Which side were you on, boy?

Abraham Lincoln
Cooper Union, February 27, 1860

The question recurs, what will satisfy them? Simply this: We must not only let them alone, but we must somehow, convince them that we do let them alone.

This, and this only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right. And this must be done thoroughly – done in acts as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated – we must place ourselves avowedly with them. Senator Douglas’ new sedition law must be enacted and enforced, suppressing all declarations that slavery is wrong, whether made in politics, in presses, in pulpits, or in private. We must arrest and return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure. We must pull down our Free State constitutions. The whole atmosphere must be disinfected from all taint of opposition to slavery, before they will cease to believe that all their troubles proceed from us.

Why Democrats can’t win the ‘respect’ of Trump voters
by Paul Waldman, Washington Post
May 15, 2018

In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is “respect.” If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people who voted for Donald Trump, Democrats can win them over and take back Congress and the White House.

The assumption is that if Democrats simply choose to deploy this powerful tool of respect, then minds will be changed and votes will follow. This belief, widespread though it may be, is stunningly naive. It ignores decades of history and everything about our current political environment. There’s almost nothing more foolish Democrats could do than follow that advice.

(T)he mistake is to ignore where the belief in Democratic disrespect actually comes from and to assume that Democrats have it in their power to banish it.

It doesn’t come from the policies advocated by the Democratic Party, and it doesn’t come from the things Democratic politicians say. Where does it come from? An entire industry that’s devoted to convincing white people that liberal elitists look down on them.

It’s more than an industry, actually; it’s an industry, plus a political movement. The right has a gigantic media apparatus that is devoted to convincing people that liberals disrespect them, plus a political party whose leaders all understand that that idea is key to their political project and so join in the chorus at every opportunity.

If you doubt this, I’d encourage you to tune in to Fox News or listen to conservative talk radio for a week. When you do, you’ll find that again and again you’re told stories of some excess of campus political correctness, some obscure liberal professor who said something offensive, some liberal celebrity who said something crude about rednecks or some Democratic politician who displayed a lack of knowledge of a conservative cultural marker. The message is pounded home over and over: They hate you and everything you stand for.

This machine is extraordinarily powerful. It may not be able to guarantee Republican victory at the polls, but it absolutely can determine how conservatives — including those Trump voters — view what happens on a day-to-day basis in the political world, including efforts by Democrats to reach out to them.

Democrats bend over backward to show conservative white voters respect, only to see some remark taken out of context and their entire agenda characterized as stealing from hard-working white people to give undeserved benefits to shiftless minorities. And then pundits demand, “Why aren’t you showing those whites more respect?”

So when we say that, what exactly are we asking Democrats to do? It can only be one of two things. Either Democrats are supposed to abandon their values and change their policies, despite the fact that many of those policies provide enormous help to the very people who say Democrats look down on them, or they’re supposed to take symbolic steps to demonstrate their respect, which always fail anyway. How many times have we seen Democrats try to show respect by going to a NASCAR event or on a hunting trip, only to be mocked for their insincerity?

In the world Republicans have constructed, a Democrat who wants to give you health care and a higher wage is disrespectful, while a Republican who opposes those things but engages in a vigorous round of campaign race-baiting is respectful. The person who’s holding you back isn’t the politician who just voted to give a trillion-dollar tax break to the wealthy and corporations, it’s an East Coast college professor who said something condescending on Twitter.

So what are Democrats to do? The answer is simple: This is a game they cannot win, so they have to stop playing. Know at the outset that no matter what you say or do, Republicans will cry that you’re disrespecting good heartland voters. There is no bit of PR razzle-dazzle that will stop them. Remember that white Republicans are not going to vote for you anyway, and their votes are no more valuable or virtuous than the votes of any other American. Don’t try to come up with photo ops showing you genuflecting before the totems of the white working class, because that won’t work. Advocate for what you believe in, and explain why it actually helps people.

Finally — and this is critical — never stop telling voters how Republicans are screwing them over. The two successful Democratic presidents of recent years were both called liberal elitists, and they countered by relentlessly hammering the GOP over its advocacy for the wealthy. And it worked.

Two things- I do hate them and every thing they stand for and I will never stop thwating their Racist, Bigoted, Misogynistic actions and speaking out against them.

Loudly and in public.

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This Day in History

Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign the ‘Pact of Steel’; Richard Nixon is the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union; Actor Laurence Olivier born; Johnny Carson hosts his last ‘Tonight Show.’

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Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.

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A “Smoking Gun”

“No Collusion. No Collusion.” Well, first of all it’s not “Collusion”, it’s conspiracy to commit a Felony, or rather several of them, by a Criminal Enterprise. These people should be charged under RICO like the Mafiosi they are (sure, it’s The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight– doesn’t matter, still crimes).

Second- there’s already a mountain of evidence and several “Smoking Guns” that are already in the public domain and admitted to by the criminal participants!

Including this one-

Trump Tower Meeting Participant Apparently Accuses Donald Trump Jr. of ‘Admitting to Collusion’
by Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime
May 16th, 2018

An email sent to one of the eight participants in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya accuses Donald Trump Jr. of “admitting to collusion.”

The sender of the email in question is redacted. The email was sent to and apparently received by Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze, a native of the Republic of Georgia and an employee of Russian billionaire Aras Agalarov. Kaveladze was previously interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over his attendance at the June 9, 2016 meeting.

Aside from Trump Jr.,Veselnitskaya and Kaveladze, the other participants at that meeting included: eventual presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Trump 2016 campaign chair Paul Manafort, Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, publicist Rob Goldstone and a Russian translator.

The email was sent on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:50 a.m. and was addressed to “Ike Kaveladze.” The subject line reads: “dt jr”–an obvious reference to Donald Trump Jr.

The email also contains an attachment of a PDF file apparently containing a screenshot of a JPEG image. The controversial email reads, in full:

“Why did he release this e-mail admitting to collusion?”

The email appearing sequentially before the “admitting to collusion” email appears to be addressed to Kaveladze (the actual email address of the recipient is blacked out but “Ike” appears next to the redaction. This email contains a statement drafted by Trump attorney Alan Futerfas attributable to Goldstone. This prepared statement backs up Donald Trump Jr.’s original story regarding the Veselnitskaya-Trump Tower meeting. This email is dated Monday, July 10, 2017.

The emails appearing sequentially after the “admitting to collusion” email contain correspondence between Goldstone and Trump Jr. In this brief back-and-forth, Goldstone begins:

Good morning

Emin (Agalarov, Aras’ son and Russian popstar) Just called and asked me to contact you with something very Interesting.

The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and In their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and Information that would Incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.

This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump – helped along by Anis and Emin.

What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about It directly?

I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.

Trump Jr. writes back approvingly, “Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Seems we have some time and if it’s what you say I love it especially later In the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?”

Beginning on June 3, Goldstone writes back on June 6, “Let me know when you are free to talk with Emin by phone about this Hillary info – you had mentioned early this week so wanted to try to schedule a time and day Best to you and family Rob Goldstone.”

Kapow.

Spying

You think I was going to talk about the FBI Informant? It’s not a story.

Ok, briefly. This guy, whoever he is, is just like thousands of other FBI informants. He knows a person who is an FBI Agent (or more rarely is specifically recruited because of specialized knowledge or access) and he works at his day job (journalist, academician, business person- whatever). They meet people at lunch, in a meeting, at a gym, and one day some idiot says- “I just ran across this great Tax scam.” or “I know a guy who can get you drugs, how many Kilos do you need?” or “You wouldn’t know it to look at me but I’m the Connecticut River Killer.”. Then, instead of just wrestling that person to the ground and calling 911 (that’s always dangerous and they could be kidding), they call their buddy at the FBI and say- “You’ll never believe what I just heard, do you think someone should look into that?”

In this case the informant, who has a life, happens to be a Republican that is active in Party Politics. He meets a moron with the Trump campaign who just can’t wait to explain exactly how the Russians are going to help Trump beat Hillary with a stick (it’s amazing, when I was a politician I’d just stand there, minding my own business and folks would come up and tell me the most intimate details of their locals, who hated who, who was cheating with whom, who was stealing from the treasury, without my even asking). He calls his friend at the FBI and says- “I thought it was illegal for foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections.”

Duh!

No. I want to talk about the draft fact that hundreds of millions of people walk around every day with a wire tap and an instant location device riding around in their pocket.

I’m speaking, of course, of their cell phone.

Nearly Everyone In The U.S. And Canada Just Had Their Private Cell Phone Location Data Exposed
by Karl Bode, Tech Dirt
Mon, May 21st 2018

A company by the name of LocationSmart isn’t having a particularly good month.

The company recently received all the wrong kind of attention when it was caught up in a privacy scandal involving the nation’s wireless carriers and our biggest prison phone monopoly. Like countless other companies and governments, LocationSmart buys your wireless location data from cell carriers. It then sells access to that data via a portal that can provide real-time access to a user’s location via a tailored graphical interface using just the target’s phone number.

Theoretically, this functionality is sold under the pretense that the tool can be used to track things like drug offenders who have skipped out of rehab. And ideally, all the companies involved were supposed to ensure that data lookup requests were accompanied by something vaguely resembling official documentation. But a recent deep dive by the New York Times noted how the system was open to routine abuse by law enforcement, after a Missouri Sheriff used the system to routinely spy on Judges and fellow law enforcement officers without much legitimate justification (or pesky warrants).

It was yet another example of the way nonexistent to lax consumer privacy laws in the States (especially for wireless carriers) routinely come back to bite us.

But then things got worse.

Driven by curiousity in the wake of the Times report, a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University by the name of Robert Xiao discovered that the “try before you buy” system used by LocationSmart to advertise the cell location tracking system contained a bug, A bug so bad that it exposed the data of roughly 200 million wireless subscribers across the United States and Canada (read: nearly everybody). As we see all too often, the researcher highlighted how the security standards in place to safeguard this data were virtually nonexistent:

“Due to a very elementary bug in the website, you can just skip that consent part and go straight to the location,” said Robert Xiao, a PhD student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, in a phone call. “The implication of this is that LocationSmart never required consent in the first place,” he said. “There seems to be no security oversight here.”

The researcher notes that one of the APIs in the portal was not properly validating the consent response, making it “trivially easy” to skip the portion where the API sends a text message to the end user attempting to obtain consent (Brian Krebs, who first reported the vulnerability, has also confirmed the problem). Given the New York Times story had been making headlines since its May 10 publication, it’s obviously possible that others discovered the vulnerability. LocationSmart has since pulled their location data tracking portal offline.

Meanwhile, none of the four major wireless carriers have been willing to confirm any business relationship with LocationSmart, but all claim to be investigating the problem after the week of bad press. That this actually results in substantive changes to the nation’s cavalier treatment of private user data is a wager few would be likely to make.

What to do? Well, tell your representatives there ought to be a law. Also, invest in an all cash burner phone. It won’t keep the NSA out but it might protect you from petty harassment.

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Jenny Nicholson
Fifty Shades

Only Darker and Freed I’m afraid.

Darker

Freed

The Breakfast Club (All You Need)

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This Day in History

Aviator Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris, completing the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic; The American Red Cross founded; Susan Lucci wins a Daytime Emmy; ‘Gypsy’ opens on Broadway.

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Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You might not have the things you want, but if you check carefully, you got all you need.

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Season Finale

That’s it for Saturday Night Live this year. I suppose they’ll be back again in early September, maybe late August. It’s always sucked ever since the original crew (minus Chevy Chase, plus Bill Murray) left in 1980 but this year didn’t suck as badly as most. The criticism of Trump & Co. was scathing and certainly got under his skin. Perhaps I’ll do a “Best Of” or two at some point if I really get stuck for material.

In the mean time here is the stuff they did last night that I thought was interesting.

Don’t Stop Believing

Cut For Time

Wasilla Barbie

Chris Hansen

A Star Is Born

Dick Wolf’s America’s #3 Comedy Market

Happy Anniversary

Tweedledum And Tweedledumber

It’s… The Bishop!

Fittest City In The Country

Tories

Abusive Relationships

The Breakfast Club (One Melanie in May)

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AP’s Today in History for May 20th

Charles Lindbergh begins his trans-Atlantic flight; Amelia Earhart starts her trek across the Atlantic; Freedom Riders attacked in the South; Explorer Christopher Columbus, comedien Gilda Radner die.

 

Breakfast Tune Roger Sprung – “One Morning in May”

 

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Trump misspells Melania’s name in tweet on her return to White House from hospital

Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday from a week-long hospitalization after treatment for a kidney condition, a lengthy stay that raised questions about whether the first lady’s condition may have been more complicated than initially revealed.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, has declined to release additional details, citing Trump’s right to privacy.

Donald Trump heralded his wife’s arrival home with a tweet in which her name was spelled incorrectly.

“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House,” Trump wrote. “Melanie is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!”

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