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On the roster: By, the we to Woodstock… – Warren posts big win at the Fox News poll – DCCC-chief is trying to suppress diversity riot – Hold on, let me get my alligator

BY THE TIME WE GOT TO WOODSTOCK…
There is a whole lot of fun is riding along in this decade, with Baby boomers on their semi-centennial nostalgia-trip.

We had one of the highlights of this summer, as America was back to shooting like 50 years ago, a couple of guys with slide rules and short-sleeved shirts, manages, three men to the moon by blowing up half a million gallons of kerosene and liquid oxygen, and somehow you brought home alive.

For people who don’t get upset when the supercomputer in the pocket download videos in less than five seconds, which looks even much more amazing.

There’s a lot to celebrate, as the twenty-teens-a tribute to the 1960s, settling Jim Crow chief among them. The invention of the laser, Sean Connery‘s James Bond, the push-button telephone, Taco Bell, the Ford Mustang, the scanning electron microscope, and Bob Gibson‘s 13 games without conceding a goal have been obtained, they were all pretty good.

But most of the inventory was heavy lifting.

The decade of the main legacy project for further mining the same protection for the descendants of the slaves was in the Vietnam war, arguably the low point in American foreign policy history. Not only that the government act in a conniving against their own citizens and America’s allies, Uncle Sam was defeated, and then, in defeat, betrayed the people of America had claimed to to protect. The death of 58,318 American, and a quarter of a million South Vietnamese troops extends over the entire era. It was a war, injustice, begun, carried out and completed.

The assassination of the President, his brother is the leading candidate for the democratic presidential nomination, seven years later, and then the world-historical leader of America’s Civil Rights movement are just some of the lowlights of the period of political violence, the hush the clack of the keys of social media should be-Cassandra’s snorting about a new civil war.

We had the riots in more than 100 cities, including Washington, burned a strip in the heart of the capital. The riot in Detroit killed 43 people and saw 7,300 arrested. Concerned about a lack of courtesy these days? How about the time the Ohio National Guard four college students in a campus-Demo killed? Pretty rude to you.

Yes, most of the back of the 60s, life was challenging. Some of the biggest changes, as the sexual revolution began by the pill, culturally freighted today. Others, such as the drug-culture, mainstream, look more and more dire, in the course of time.

But as the members of the “I-Generation” slide in the shank of the 70s, it’s hard to give you a nostalgia trip. It may not be the anniversaries of the defeat of fascism and the invention of the modern world, in which we celebrated together with their parents, but hey, Gen-X spend the 2040s with Cameron Crowe retrospective and talk about how you once dismissed Pets.com and the time we accused the President of lying about a super-creep.

And now we come to where the river meets the sea. Yes, it is the semi-centennial of the Woodstock music and Art Fair August 15, 16 and 17, 1969 in the Catskill Mountains is the Southeast of New York. Whether it was to an Aquarius antidote to the dispute or a mud-slicked coda to a decade, the discordant symphony, it was certainly the end of something.

Honors, critical re-evaluations, musical memories and cultural analyses have billowed about in the world of the media, such as springs of patchouli and cheeba smoke. The air is heavy, in fact, and never seems to clear.

The leading contenders for the major party nominations in the next year, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, were 23 and 26, respectively, this weekend 50 years ago. They were both already working in their profession. Both had been student-athletes, but avoided the Vietnam draft with medical excuses. Neither caught up in Woodstock would have been dead.

Trump and Biden, sat in very different ways, from the 60s, we have to commemorate this decade. And yet, they are re-litigate it.

We have a President stoking the culture war in a way that Richard Nixon and Pat Buchanan would have envied, and his leading Challenger vows to fight, a new birth of racism, he says, is synonymous with George Wallace‘s trademark. The two men tell us that America is on the brink, and that if the other side wins, the country could never recover.

This should sound stupid to the voters of a country that is rich, peaceful, and free. Saw from the top of the current cultural haze, America and Americans have, in a very deep way, never better.

We are right to blame the lack of historical perspective among younger Americans, for our present self-induced political crisis. And social media has to connect to the pudding-headed on the far left and far to the right and interact in a way that pose new threats to our Republican system. Every day brings a new panic, and new crimes, each with a warning that the end is near. These panic-stricken throng, but all lie on the feet and demagogues, begging to be saved from the coming American Apocalypse.

But our nostalgia trip by the seniors themselves, a large part of the problem, too. The dispute between the crew cuts and long hair, which never ended up on both sides and a broad grin to the other. The tribe, the contempt, the was succored by the Vietnam-share is with us still.

In 1969, depending on your juke-box and radio presets, as they would have Merle Haggard belting out “We don’t burn no draft cards on Main Street; We like livin’ right and bein’ free,” or the cast of “hair,” he says, but “No more falsehoods or derisions; Golden living dreams of visions.”

Not only that, they don’t seem about it, but the two sides of the cultural battles to have, in fact, their antipathies back stepped up in this late-life, their political adolescences.

While it is good to take a moment to relieve the heady days of youth, the rest of us would be grateful if you could stick to large rockets, good music and screenings of “Dr. No”.

THE RULES OF THE GAME: TAKE THIS CONTITUTION
“The zeal for attempts to amend, prior to the establishment of the Constitution, must abate in every man who is ready to accede to the truth of the following observations of a writer equally solid and ingenious…” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 85

TIME OUT: THE RESCUE OF THE WHALES
National Geographic: “It was in October 2018, and if Japan, battles did not stop to whales plying the waters of the North Pacific ocean, in accordance with the international Treaty that regulates the global trade of wild animals, to be punished would. The implicit threat, who spoke at a meeting in Sochi, Russia, from the elected body of trade in specimens of wild animals enforcement matters treated, for the 183 members of the Convention on International Treaty for Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), was dramatically non-compliance with, the body – embedded in the formal language of the Treaty-communication – could trade the mouth of Japan from the lucrative, legitimate wild animal. Japan had long claimed that its killing of over a hundred sei whales per year were Finance done in the name of science, and the rest of the whale meat was sold to, the academic work.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average level of agreement:
from 41.8 percent
The average of the rejection: 54.6 per cent
Net Rating: -12.8 Percent
Change from a week ago: minus 1.6 points
[Average, includes: Fox News: 43% approve, reject – 56%; IBD: 40% approve – 56% lean; Gallup: 42% approve – 54% lean; Quinnipiac University: 40% approve, reject – 54%; NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve – 53% disapprove.]

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WARREN POSTS Big WIN at THE FOX NEWS POLL
Politico: “Sen. Elizabeth Warren has leapfrogged sen Bernie Sanders for second place on the national level in the Democratic presidential primary, a new poll out on Thursday. The new Fox News poll of registered voters who say they plan to participate in the Democratic primary or caucus in the state shows that, even though Warren still trails former Vice-President , Joe Biden, pulling in 20 percent points to his 31, she posted an 8-point gain compared to the previous survey last month. Sanders dropped 5 points in the poll, good for third place with 10 percent support. The survey shows a remarkable growth for Warren in the last five months she has gained 16 points since March – while Biden remained fairly stable over the same period. Sanders’ second run has decreased steadily over the same period, with the Thursday survey, the first in which he fell to the third place.”

Trump revived the attack on Warren’s ancestry claim – Politico: “President Donald Trump said Thursday that he planned to revive an old attack strategy for the democratic candidate, Elizabeth Warren, focusing on their controversial past claims of Native American heritage. ‘Like Elizabeth Warren – I have the Pocahontas thing,’ Trump said in a New Hampshire rally Thursday. ‘I met her really hard, and it looked like she was down and out, but that was too long, I should have waited for it. But don’t worry, we revive him.” Trump mocked Warren in the early days to prove your candidacy for the previously claimed Native American heritage and a DNA test to make their claims. To … although controversial, the beginning of their candidature at the beginning of the year, the question of her heritage since faded from the public attention. … Warren has become a growing threat for the trump campaign with their own populist message against the President.”

Obama and Biden go way back, but it is complicated – NYT: “Barack Obama with his call for generational change, for the democratic presidential nomination in the spring of 2008, when he started musing about the potential running mates, with aides traveling with him on the trail. … Over the next few months, Mr. Obama’s top advisers currently 30 alternatives, the he respect, would be fully as. But his preference was clear from the beginning. When it came time to decide, in August, Mr. Obama chose Mr. Biden’s two younger finalists — Tim Kaine, Governor of Virginia, and Senator Evan Bayh from Indiana, the gentlemen in the shape of Bill Clinton‘s choice of Al Gore in 1992. ‘You are the pick of my heart, but Joe is the pick of my head,” Mr. Obama, Mr. Kaine said, after he made his selection, according to people with knowledge of the stock market. Eleven years later, Mr. Obama warns, and calculations have come to sleep.”

Biden’s brother may have benefited from his position Politically: “A donor with deep ties to the Ukraine awarded to Joe Biden, the younger brother of the half-a-million dollars at the same time, the then-Vice President led the US policy towards the country, according to public records reviewed by Politico. The 2015 loan came Biden’s brother from financial difficulties with his purchase of a multi-million dollar cottage, called “the Biden Bungalow in South Florida. There is no indication that the loan influenced Joe Biden official actions, but it is a decades-promotes long pattern, the details of which, in a political investigation at the beginning of this month, by the relatives of the former Vice-President, leaned on his political allies for money, and otherwise benefiting financially from the Biden name. Details of the loan are laid out in property records in Collier County, Florida, where Biden’s younger brother, James, and James’ wife, Sara, had until recently a home on Keewaydin Island.”

O’rourke says that he is” not in any scenario ” to run for Senate – Fox News: “Former Congressman and 2020 presidential candidate, Beto O’rourke made it clear Thursday evening that he was “not in any scenario to run for a U.S. Senate seat, despite growing calls for him to switch races. ‘Let me show her, where I tell you, and I say the country I in each scenario to run for the Senate of the United States,’ O’rourke said MSNBC host Lawrence O’donnell. … But he also promised that he will not run for President, when he challenged Republican sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. O’rourke is trying to relaunch his White house bid again after the mass shootings that have taken place in El Paso on Aug. 3. However, a growing number of Democrats hope that he decides to step out and challenge the other Republican U.S. senator from Texas, John Cornyn, is up for re-election next year.”

Delaney says that he is going to hang – CNBC: “John Hickenlooper ‘s nice to have a could, from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, but at least one of his colleagues, long shots, a businessman and former Rep. John Delaney, plans to stick around for a while. The Delaney campaign, told CNBC on Thursday that the one-time Maryland legislator is driving to the races until at least the Iowa group meetings in February, even if he doesn’t qualify for the party debates fall. And a big reason is the financial resources, because Delaney, a millionaire businessman, has to stay in the hunt. ‘We certainly have no intention of riding this out until Iowa,” said Michael Hopkins, the Delaney campaign national press secretary. “Unlike other candidates, we have the finances to support themselves.’ The goal is somewhat less ambitious than what had Delaney in a sense, much earlier in the race. … Delaney polling at 0.4% in the national Democratic polling is currently, according to a real clear politics average.”

DCCC CHIEF IS TRYING TO DIVERSITY RIOT PRESS
Politico: “Rep. Cheri Bustos, Chairman of the house Democrats” campaign arm, is trying to hit the reset button after a turbulent month in the hope to persuade, frustrated, black and Latino legislators, that they diversity take seriously, while maintaining their focus on keeping the house. Bustos (D-Ill.) members appointed on Thursday a new Advisory Council that the implementation of the search for a Director, after a massive senior staff shakeup from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in late July. The move, which comes after two Politically a report on the unrest in the group about the lack of diversity in the Committee of senior ranks, serves to further underscore its commitment to the reorganisation of the upper ranks of the campaign arm. Twelve democratic lawmakers and five technical experts with previous experience of working at the campaign arm of the Council, according to a letter Bustos and the Political. Bustos and her top aide telephone conversations with the legislators on the issue have repeatedly held.”

Latinos for Trump gets a rocking start – the Miami Herald: “In June, a day before the Democratic presidential candidates debated for the first time in Miami, Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and Vice President Mike Pence, the Stand in front of a boisterous crowd, in a hotel a few miles from the debate site-and announced that they together would lead a new Hispanic outreach effort for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Pence, the headliner was. But if the Latinos for trump is a functioning arm of the Trump of victory, then Nuñez, the daughter of Cuban immigrants, will seek the face of 2020. … Almost two months later, Florida, the first female Hispanic lieutenant governor only at the beginning of the role, the defense of the President is on the road to curtail immigration and blast critics who say he encouraged the Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso with the warning repeatedly of an immigrant ‘invasion.'”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Rep. Rashida Tlaib not to Israel go, after all – Detroit Free Press

AUDIBLE: HEY, Big MAN
“The Tallman” – New York mayor Bill de Blasio‘s name for themselves, as shown in E-Mails from a local news outlet, The city, shows de Blasio, a private E-Mail account for public business.

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HOLD ON, LET ME GET MY ALLIGATOR
CBS Miami: “Move over Florida man and a Florida woman pulled a small alligator out of their yoga pants during a traffic stop was sentenced to probation, after he pleaded guilty to four charges. Florida prosecutors say a Charlotte County sheriff’s Deputy stopped a pickup truck in may, after he ran a stop sign. The driver, 22-year-old driver , Michael Clemons, the Deputy said he and his 25-year-old passenger, Ariel Machan ‘ -Le Quire, were collecting frogs and snakes under an overpass. He gave the Deputy permission to search the bags in the truck. As the Deputy 41 3-strip-turtles asked in a ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ backpack, whether Machan ‘ -Le Quire had nothing else. She pulled the 1-foot gator out of your pants. Officials say that Clemons is pending.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The Korean crisis is real and growing. But we are not helpless. We have a choice. We have assets.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in The Washington Post, 20. April 2017.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Liz Friden contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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