Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tweety at it again



Things are going so good. I feel good too.  Tried today to appreciate it as I know at my age I'll soon be sick and debilitated and wont be able to remember how "good" feels. Hell I even won money in a golf tournament today.


Be proud of what you have done America. No other President has shaved so many strokes off his handicap in the first 11 weeks of Presidency. #winning?


Congress to investigate connection between Trump's bowel movements and his morning mean tweets.


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In a scathing report, Wells Fargo's board released the results of its six-month investigation into the conditions and culture that prompted thousands of the bank's employees to create fraudulent accounts in an effort to meet aggressive sales goals.
Wells Fargo to Claw Back $75 Million From 2 Former Executives

By STACY COWLEY and JENNIFER A. KINGSON

After an investigation into a sales scandal at the bank, the board pinned most of the blame on its former chief executive and its former head of community banking.


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The urn containing Prince's ashes, built to resemble the compound, Paisley Park, where he lived, is kept inside the atrium there.
Prince's Death: One Year Later, Unsolved Mysteries

By SHEILA M. ELDRED, SERGE F. KOVALESKI and BEN SISARIO

As the anniversary of Prince's death approaches, investigators still have not given any indication of where he got the fentanyl that killed him.

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[Not So] Mature: Woman Arrested After Allegedly Choking Girl Who Blocked Her View At Disney World

by jonathanturley
Many of us have experienced the frustration of waiting to see the parade or fireworks at Disney only to be blocked by the crush of the crowd.  There are However, while some may entertain the idea of strangling people blocking you, Tabbatha Mature, 41, is accused of doing just that.  Worst yet, the alleged victim was a young girl.








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Faustian Bargain: Harvard Removes Reference To “Pilgrims” In 181-Year-Old “Fair Harvard” Hymn As “Insufficiently Inclusive”

by jonathanturley

We recently discussed how Harvard dropped its long use of "House Masters" as racially insensitive.  Now it is dropping the last line of its 181-year-old "Fair Harvard" hymn as "insufficiently inclusive."  The line refers to "Till the stock of the Puritans die" and some feel the reference is problematic because it refers to white ancestors.  As many on this blog know, I am an ardent traditionalist and oppose such revisionist moves whether it is the removal of names or portraits or seals.  The change at Harvard is the result of the work of the Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging created by University President Drew G. Faust.  Frankly, it is a Faustian bargain for Harvard in further stripping away historical elements to satisfy contemporary attitudes.  I do not believe such changes are nearly as beneficial as teaching students to use history with an understanding and perspective of institutional change.



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Demonstrators outside the White House on Friday.

OP-ED COLUMNIST

War as Political Weapon

By CHARLES M. BLOW

On Syria, we would all do well to temper the self-congratulatory war speeches and thrusting of pom-poms.

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Sam


On the fence about things


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University of Missouri Closes Four More Dormitories

by jonathanturley
University_of_Missouri_sealWe previously discussed the falling enrollments at the University of Missouri after their Black Lives Matters (BLM) protests.  The closure of dormitories has continued with three additional undergrad residence halls being shuttered. There are now seven such closed dormitories on campus.



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An image from a YouTube video of a man dragged off of an overbooked United Airlines flight in Chicago.
United Airlines Passenger Is Dragged From an Overbooked Flight

By DANIEL VICTOR and MATT STEVENS

The airline said the man was one of four who had been selected to be bumped from the flight. When he refused to leave, security officers pulled him out of the cabin.

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• A judge has ruled — for the second time — that Texas lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minorities when crafting the state's voter ID law. 
•  Speaking of voter ID, a study says a court-mandated voter education campaign failed to prevent widespread confusion about the state's law before the 2016 general election. 
• Remember the Texas lawmaker that was hit by a stray bullet? He filed a bill to ban celebratory gunfire. It was heard in a committee hearing yesterday

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Danielle



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