Send her home.

I know we’ve been over this time and again, but having seen Princess Nepotism’s many appearances at the G20 summit, I’m reduced to spluttering. The gall, etc. Imagine if Obama did this, etc. What if that were Chelsea Clinton, etc.

I’ve been thinking it all weekend, and now I must say it out loud: The day Ivanka does her perp walk in handcuffs will be the best day of my life. I will GIF that moment, load it into a digital frame and mount it on the wall, where it will play for eternity. Just a loop. I’ll stand before it for a few minutes every day. “Hi, Ivanka,” I’ll say. “I hope you’re enjoying federal prison.”

At least Christine Lagarde gets it. She also knows how to dress for such an event, I might add. What TF is that Amish-ass dress Barbie has on? I know it’s Valentino, I know it cost $4,500, but it’s WRONG. The one time it would be OK to show up in a sheath dress, she goes for something with tricksy sleeves.

There HAVE to be other people out there who feel this way. There HAVE to. Otherwise I might just go stark raving mad.

So, then:

I see my Jobbie Nooner piece for Deadline Detroit made it into the comments, but for those who don’t read them, here it is. Apparently we left too early for the nuttiness that followed when a fierce little thunderstorm broke it all up. That’s good, because that was exactly the plan; Michael, whose boat we were in, looked at the towering cumulus clouds forming in the west and said, “Yeah, now would be a good time to go.” I have little sympathy for people who can afford tens of thousands for a cool boat, but cannot spare the brain capacity it would take to learn how to operate it safely, or just to occasionally flick open the weather app on their phones and see what’s coming. Also, you fend off another boat with your feet, not your hands, a lesson Mr. Missing Finger now knows all too well.

That story did well over the weekend, but you know what eclipsed it in a couple hours on Sunday? Three paragraphs and an embedded video of people doing donuts on the Lodge freeway. Online readers, I will never, ever understand your crazy tastes. And apparently this is a thing, thanks to SusanF for passing that video along.

It’s a holiday week, but I still must work it. Enjoy yours.

Posted at 10:28 am in Current events |
 

66 responses to “Send her home.”

  1. Julie Robinson said on July 1, 2019 at 10:56 am

    You don’t suppose…shudder…she’s going to run in 2024? His Orangeness has very carefully not endorsed Pence as his successor. Excuse me, I just threw up a little in my mouth.

    Re: the Jobbie Nooner piece and girls shaking their azz like Cardi B: I’ve been going to physical therapy for my crummy knee and have a home exercise program. One involves a mini-squat where I’m essentially doing this on the way down and after three weeks I’ve been unable to master it. Stiff hips, stiff back, I dunno, but my body isn’t having it. Guess I’m just a good girl.

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  2. Linda said on July 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Whole lotta people feel like you. Check out #IvankaUnwanted in Twitter.

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  3. Deborah said on July 1, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Ivanka is sickening, she’s an absolute phony inside and out. It’s not just embarrassing it’s dangerous.

    Today’s a busy day, I fly back to Chicago tomorrow as though we’re still going to France, but we won’t know until Wednesday. I’m bummed because the book I ordered which was supposed to be here already, hasn’t arrived. Hopefully it will arrive today.

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  4. Jeff Borden said on July 1, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I guess we need to go all the way back to the JFK administration to see anything approaching what the Orange King and his offspring are doing. But Princess Ivanka, Princeling Jared and those ugly ass tRump boys are not Bobby Kennedy. And then the video of the Orange King and Kim bumping bellies in the DMZ while our pussygrabber-in-chief talks about what a “great honor” it was to walk into the Hermit Kingdom, while Ivanka and Jared also stroll along. As the fabulous Cor was quoted as saying decades ago, “This is a house of morons.” I hope to live long enough to see the entire tRump Organization collapse into rubble. I’m especially keen to see the giant “TRUMP” signage bespoiling the Chicago River pulled off his tower here. What a day that will be.

    The NYT Book Review yesterday included reviews of three books on the current status of democracy. Not exactly cheerful reads. One of the books notes the insanity of our Senate, where 5% of the U.S. population residing in very low population states such as Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas will dictate to the vast majority of Americans what we can and cannot do because they can. Yeeeeesh.

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  5. beb said on July 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

    When I first started reading blogs back in the halcyon days of Bush every so often bloggers would say “What Digby said,” with a link. Because Digby could sum up things so succinctly and was so clear about where the moral center of our country should be. This political cartoon has been floating around this weekend but Digby makes it part of the grand scheme of great political cartoons
    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2019/06/a-brilliant-cartoon.html

    There seems to be a belief that, indeed, Ivanka is thinking of succeeding her dad in 2024. I don’t think she has a chance. She doesn’t seem to have her father’s skill at kicking people in the balls and will have to face people like Pence and Ted Cruz who have leaved from the beast best.

    I’m sorry to hear someone was seriously injured at the boat party. You know what else I liked on the deadline Detroit page — that article on Detroit’s ombudsman office. interesting, informative and funny.

    According to ThinkProgress Trump still wants to bring in some tanks for his celebration of a American himself. I think this is the year, people of DC, to stay home and watch NYC’s fireworks on TV.

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  6. Heather said on July 1, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I too am furious at Government Barbie’s playacting and live for the day she gets hers, even as I doubt it will ever come. At least we can watch her deal pathetically with her aging face, just like Mommy.

    She and Jared really think they rose to the top on merit. On Twitter, Elizabeth Spiers, the former editor of the New York Observer, has some great threads on dealing with Jared as her boss when he bought the paper. Among other things, he didn’t understand why the Observer couldn’t produce as many stories as a competitor with three or four times as many reporters.

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  7. LAMary said on July 1, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I am with you 100 percent on Ivanka. She needs to go back to the sheath dress business. Jared needs to go back to making terrible real estate deals with his family’s money.
    On the boats with stupid owners topic: it’s nothing new. We had a summer house on a point that stuck out into the bays between the north and south forks of Long Island. There was a buoy at the end of the point. Boats got stuck pretty regularly trying to pass the buoy on the wrong side. There was a particularly spectacular event late one night. A brand new very expensive boat didn’t just get on the wrong side of the buoy. It was about a quarter mile up the beach and it ran into the beach in front of our house, going fast enough to get a good fifteen or twenty feet up the beach, nearly hitting our bulkhead. The guy running the boat was very drunk. The sound of the boat hitting the sand and the engine making very bad sounds woke up the household. The Coast Guard was called and the next day people showed up to dig a trench deep enough to get the boat off our beach. They had to fill it in afterwards.

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  8. Sherri said on July 1, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    If Princess Nepotism makes you crazy, you have to read this insane thread about Jared’s Palestinian economic workshop: https://mobile.twitter.com/JFXM/status/1144300321889574912

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  9. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on July 2, 2019 at 7:20 am

    “Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”

    ~ Barry Switzer (or one of his PIOs)

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  10. Heather said on July 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Sherri, that thread was terrifying. We are really in a struggle with a small number of not just rich people but incredibly dumb people who want to continue to rule the world.

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  11. Suzanne said on July 2, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Heather, I would say a small number of rich and dumb people who nonetheless have managed to bamboozle a whole lotta people. Or maybe not bamboozle. A lotta people who simply were ripe for the picking.

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  12. Bitter Scribe said on July 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I don’t understand why people who would never dream of getting behind the wheel after getting bombed, much less drinking in their cars, think it’s OK to guzzle beer or whatever while they’re piloting a 15-foot-long machine held up by water.

    As for Ivanka, she’s a symptom, not the disease. Get rid of her father and she’ll go back to trying to hawk bad dresses.

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  13. Jeff Borden said on July 2, 2019 at 10:38 am

    With luck, the Southern District of New York eventually will bring down the tRump Organization, which at its core is a large-scale money laundering operation for enormously unsavory people. It would be wonderful to see those entitled little shitheads out on the street. Perhaps AOC can teach Ivanka to bartend? Donnie Jr. and Fredo might work as Walmart greeters.

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  14. LAMary said on July 2, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    One of my brothers has a couple of charter fishing boats. Years ago he stopped packing beer in the cooler he brings on board. One of the guys on the boat had a few too many on a night time fishing trip once, climbed up on a gunwale for some reason and fell into the water. This was in the dark. They found him, thank goodness, but the prospect of losing someone in Block Island Sound scared my brother pretty seriously, so no more drunks allowed. Some people complain, but it’s a strict rule. It’s just Snapple and sandwiches and a thermos of coffee now.

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  15. Bob (not Greene) said on July 2, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Some of you, no doubt, saw the story about the editorial cartoonist fired from his freelance gig at a Canadian newspaper in the wake of his drawing of Trump, golf club in hand, saying “Do you mind if I play through” to two dead migrants, whose photo was recently published. Neil Steinberg has an interesting nugget about a very similar cartoon from 30 years ago. http://www.everygoddamnday.com/

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  16. Deborah said on July 2, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Beb, thanks for that Steinberg link, very interesting.

    I’m waiting for the shuttle to the airport, sigh. If we aren’t going to France at least I have an appointment in Chicago for a haircut, man do I need it.

    I read that Pence was called back from a scheduled trip to attend to something at the whitehouse, I wonder what’s up. Of course there’s speculation that Trump had a temper tantrum over something.

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  17. Alan Stamm said on July 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Right on about Princess Nepotism, who’s deftly skewered in a Washington Post analysis Tuesday by Carrie Cordero, a Georgetown Law adjunct. Excerpt:

    Ivanka Trump ought to back off: Americans didn’t elect her, we don’t have any way of holding her accountable and we don’t support her playacting at government. . . .
    She has, after all, not one merit-based qualification to be participating in the diplomatic meetings she is attending. There are professional women inside the executive branch and outside government who have spent a lifetime becoming expert in their fields, whether that’s economics, international relations, trade, international law or diplomacy. If the Trump administration’s goal is to give a woman a seat at the table, there is no shortage of women who have the requisite experience and training who have earned their seat.

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  18. Jakash said on July 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Steinberg posted a link to his EGD post on Twitter, where there was a bit of a discussion as to whether that cartoon was plagiarized. Neil’s opinion: “Not necessarily. There are only so many ideas in the world, particularly when the topic is golf.” Personally, I wonder if it was perhaps an “homage,” since a current cartoonist could well be familiar with cartoons that have won the Pulitzer Prize.

    Somebody else posted this similar concept, by the loathsome Michael Ramirez, from 2014, evidently referring to the war in Syria:

    https://www.gocomics.com/michaelramirez/2014/08/14

    https://twitter.com/NeilSteinberg/status/1145996798990913537

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  19. Jakash said on July 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    The librarians around here may be interested to know, if they don’t already, that the new mayor of Chicago’s wife, “Amy Eshelman, was the assistant commissioner for the Chicago Public Library during the tenure of estimable commissioner Mary Dempsey” from 1994 to 2011. Which, along with the fact that Mayor Lightfoot has “‘fond memories’ of the library across the street from her junior high school in Massillon, Ohio” may have prompted her to propose having all the branch libraries in Chicago be open on Sundays. Which prompted legendary Chicago Tribune writer Rick Kogan to take up the topic of libraries, below.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-loving-libraries-lightfoot-kogan-0702-20190701-r4nhpeozf5gxjjvhvxivdsib2a-story.html

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  20. Peter said on July 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    This just in – census forms minus the citizenship question have been sent to the printers; appears that Trump will back down and not challenge decision. If nothing else, it just shows that if you stand up to him, he folds like a cheap suit.

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  21. alex said on July 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    I remembered the Dan Quayle cartoon and when I saw the new one I thought not only of plagiarism but that it wasn’t quite as effective as the earlier one. As I quipped to one friend on Facebook, Donald Trump wouldn’t be polite enough to ask if he could play through.

    I had google-searched for that Quayle cartoon and couldn’t turn it up anywhere.

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  22. Alan Stamm said on July 2, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Princess Nep is “testing the boundaries of Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” Bruni writes in his column for Wednesday’s Times.

    “It must have been wild, finding herself next to an egomaniacal autocrat like that. It must have been something to meet Kim Jong-un, too.” https://nyti.ms/2Yscx2j

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  23. Jenine said on July 2, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    US Women advance to World Cup finals! And this is the most life affirming thing I’ve read in a long time: So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend (and 10 Other Things I Want You to Know Before the World Cup Semifinals)
    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/sue-bird-megan-rapinoe-uswnt

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  24. basset said on July 2, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    LAMary, where are your brother’s boats? I fell out of one a few weeks ago cold sober and before noon off Cumberland Island, Georgia; didn’t climb up on the gunwale or anything, just got overbalanced one way or another and the next thing I knew I was underwater.

    Drowned a perfectly good camera that was in my pocket, brought it home and this past weekend I shot a hole through it with my 9-millimeter carry pistol. Right straight into the middle of the lens, glass dust all over the place and I never did find the rear screen.

    When I get a little time I’m gonna paint it glossy refrigerator white, mount it on a trophy base, and leave it sitting around the house. Sooner or later someone will notice it and ask what it is, and by then I will have some polysyllabic bullshit ready about the essential duality of perception and privacy in the age of multicultural media as expressed in kinetic, plastic art or some such pomposity and we’ll see who bites.

    Speaking of bites, has anyone else here read any John Gierach? Writes about fishing, or really about life through the perspective of fishing, and while I’ve never met him in person he seems from his writing to be one of the few fly “anglers” I could stand to be around for any length of time. Anyone who would title a fishing book “Standing In a River Waving a Stick” can’t be all bad.

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  25. beb said on July 2, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Deborah, I linked to Digby’s comment about the cartoon at #5. Bob (not Greene) posted the Steinberg column. I’m pretty sure there was no intention to plagiarize the earlier cartoon. With Trump love of golfing it was an obvious riff.

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  26. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on July 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Go see “Yesterday.” Enjoy Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, and a gem of a scene near the end between two people sitting on a boat on a beach. It will help.

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  27. LAMary said on July 2, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Basset, my brother’s boat is on the north fork of Long Island, NY. He has a website under the name Sundowner Charters. He takes people out for striped bass, flounder, blackfish, porgy, etc. His son captains one of the boats and my brother does the other. Both are very experienced captains and fisherman. A trip to the north fork would be really great in the summer. Excellent seafood, lots of farms with top quality produce, wineries and very nice uncrowded beaches.

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  28. Suzanne said on July 3, 2019 at 8:12 am

    David Brooks is an even bigger a$$ than I imagined.
    “I only wear New Balance because Nike was a goddess in a Greek culture that practiced slavery.”

    https://twitter.com/nytdavidbrooks/status/1146091980327391233?s=21

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  29. JodiP said on July 3, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Yes, Suzanne, he is, but he did provide some pretty good fodder for comments!

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  30. David C. said on July 3, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Buy Nike stock. The RWNJs are mounting another boycott. Nike did incredibly well during the last one.

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  31. Julie Robinson said on July 3, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Please don’t tell me that New Balance shoes are the darlings of the right wing. They seem to be the only brand that fit me.

    We’re going to miss the whole 4th debacle as we’ll be flying to Orlando during that time, what a pity. After a couple days we move on to NYC with the kids, and hopefully we’ll be too busy to interact with the news.

    Deborah, how’s Uncle J doing? Is France on or off?

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  32. Sherri said on July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Just call it the Kavanaugh exception.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/judge-new-jersey-16-year-old-rape-victim-good-family-college-scores-bias-privilege-destroy-life.html

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  33. David C. said on July 3, 2019 at 11:24 am

    It’s complicated with New Balance. They make some of their highest end shoes in the US and they thought that person’s trade policies would be better for them. Then the neo-Nazis declared them the official shoe of the alt-right. New Balance told them to pound sand. They make most of their shoes in Vietnam and Indonesia, so I don’t know what their stand on trade is now, but they fit me best too so I wear them. All the shoe companies are pretty vile, but you have to wear shoes. Pick your poison, I guess.

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  34. Deborah said on July 3, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Julie, my husband called me from Uncle J’s place last night, Uncle J has a Dr appt this afternoon and she’ll give the go/no go verdict then. My husband says he seems just fine compared to last week so who knows.

    I’m back in Chicago where the humidity is high as usual. This is why I spend the summer in NM. It was raining buckets last night when I arrived, the taxi driver said that the high yesterday had been 99, but it was in the 70s when I got here. Today’s high will be 80 which is what it is now.

    I’m typing this at the hair salon, can’t wait to get my hair cut, it looks awful, too many weeks since my last cut.

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  35. Julie Robinson said on July 3, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Well I’m gonna keep wearing them too, because if mama’s feet aren’t happy, mama isn’t happy.

    Deborah, fingers crossed.

    Schadenfruede is reading this, about how Breitbart is losing advertisers and influence: https://tinyurl.com/y2kwc8fx. It’s a WaPo article and pointedly says Amazon is still a customer.

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  36. Jakash said on July 3, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    New Balance fan here, too. Years ago, running problems caused me to upgrade from whatever was the best value to high-end NB running shoes that, as a side-benefit, are made in the USA. Haven’t looked back, though they keep changing them, needless to say.

    That said — in addition to the neo-Nazi thing, one of the comments to the Brooks tweet was a link to this 2017 Boston Globe article. “Jim Davis, chairman of New Balance, sent a $396,500 check to Trump Victory in September (2016).” “his recent giving has been heavily weighted to the GOP side, including at least $400,000 last year to groups dedicated specifically to protecting and expanding the party’s majority in the US House and Senate.”

    As David C. notes, though, “All the shoe companies are pretty vile, but you have to wear shoes.” I used to buy Nikes sometimes, but stopped decades ago when I decided I didn’t like the idea of spending some of those dollars to subsidize Michael Jordan and other millionaire endorsers. Hard to avoid doing that with most products these days, of course. I’m not sure what the appropriate course of action is, but I do tire of every single mundane thing that comes up being a political litmus-test of one sort or another.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/01/13/new-balance-founder-gave-nearly-trump/HEoVw5ig6OHhLKOc3dDorO/story.html

    As for nn.c regulars and their whereabouts — does anybody know what Jolene decided about where to live? If she’s commented in the last weeks/months? I’ve missed it. Still lurking out there, Jolene?

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  37. Jakash said on July 3, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Ted Cruz: “I WILL NO LONGER PURCHASE NIKE PRODUCTS.”

    Illinois Congressman Sean Casten: “Brave of you to stand up to a pair of shoes. Maybe one day you’ll stand up to the man who insulted your wife, your father and our country.”

    Twitter commenters: “I always laugh when they boycott something. The counties DT won only produce 36% of the GDP.” — “Right. They don’t have much buying power. The only products they could put a dent in are fertilizer and meth.”

    https://twitter.com/SeanCasten/status/1146189961001078784

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  38. Sherri said on July 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Read Adam Serwer.

    [W]hen those in power are caught abusing that power in ways that are morally indefensible and politically unpopular, they will always seek to turn an argument about oppression into a dispute about manners. The conversation then shifts from the responsibility of the state for the human lives it is destroying to whether those who object to that destruction have exhibited proper etiquette.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/border-facilities/593239/

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  39. brian stouder said on July 3, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    So, here’s my bet for our Fearless Fear-instiller in-Chief’s Fourth of July parade/xtravaganza:

    Betcha one 32-ounce icy-cold Diet Pepsi that someone (or more than one) latter-day Tiananman Square-style protester stands in front of the advancing tanks, causing them to halt

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  40. Suzanne said on July 3, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    My last 3 pairs of athletic shoes (I don’t run but do walk) have been Brooks brand. More than I care to pay but sooooo comfy!

    This Nike thing has brought forth some great Twitter shade!

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  41. Deborah said on July 3, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Haircut accomplished, a little shorter than I would have liked but I won’t be getting another one until early September so it will be OK in the long run.

    I was out shopping in Chicago for some walking shoes for France (still no word) I can tell you that Nike is still doing brisk business, on Michigan Ave anyway. I’m not buying anything until I know for sure that we’re going. My husband texted me that there’s some delay in his uncle’s Dr appt.

    Tomorrow will be crazy in our neighborhood, lots of party boats in the area of the lake across LSD from us called “the playpen”. There’s often at least one fatality during the day and into the night. The red police boats try to clear it out before the sun sets.

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  42. LAMary said on July 3, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I’ll do it Brian. Fly me in. A 66 year old woman blocking a tank would be perfect. Not some young guy but someone who is female, not his type, and is seriously impacted by the realness of climate change.

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  43. alex said on July 3, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Deborah, I used to work on one of the upper floors of a Northwestern building on the Drive and nude sunbathers would occasionally park there and have the whole office gawking.

    I haven’t worn athletic shoes in decades and so don’t have a dog in that fight.

    Just saw video of my Congressman, Jim Banks, holding a town hall today and blatantly deflecting questions of substance with a barrage of lies. “Medicare buy-in would destroy our health care system even worse than Obamacare already has.” “The Mueller Report found ‘no collusion.'” He’s one slick charlatan and knows how to shut people down when they aren’t in his amen corner.

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  44. Deborah said on July 3, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    So, the France trip is on. We leave Saturday, lots to do the next couple of days. It’s going to be hot in the south of France, less so in Paris. But not as hot as it was last week.

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  45. beb said on July 3, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    There was another article on the New Jersey boy from the “Good Family” It was headlined “Who do we get people like this?” or something like it with pictures of Trump and Kavanaugh but really just about that boy. It’s nice to know that the original judge was reprimanded and his ruling over-turn. But any judge who wants to throw out a rape accusation because a boy was from a good family ought to have his pension revoked as well.

    While I would be proud as hell if LAMary did the Tiananman Square thing but all reports are that tanks are going to move. And that engineers are still trying to find a play to park them that won’t crush the infrastructure.

    There was an article on all the things Trump can’t say during his speech tomorrow:
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/trump-july-fourth-rally-hatch-act-violation.html
    This list is so long that it’d inevitable he’ll violate one. The only question is how quickly he will break the law. I’m taking the under one minute on that.

    If God has any love left for us, please let it rain all day.

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  46. Sherri said on July 3, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    https://www.thecut.com/2019/07/politics-is-changing-why-arent-the-pundits-who-cover-it.html

    Same magazine, less than an hour later:

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/democratic-candidates-taking-unpopular-stances-progressive-trump-private-insurance-decriminalize-border.html

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  47. Deborah said on July 3, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Beb, unfortunately rain will just give Trump an excuse for why his 4th event won’t be as well attended as he would like it to be.

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  48. Suzanne said on July 4, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Gotta love good old Indiana
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1146571898073079809?s=21
    Trump remains underwater in most 2020 battleground states, according to Morning Consult:
    New Hampshire: -23 net approval
    Michigan: -15
    Wisconsin: -14
    Iowa: -13
    Pennsylvania -9
    Arizona: -7
    Ohio: -6
    North Carolina: -3
    Florida: -3
    Indiana: +1

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  49. nancy said on July 4, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Whoever said, above, that someone should stand in front of the tanks, a la Tiananmen Square, should be advised that the tanks will remain stationery and not roll down the avenue — too heavy for D.C. streets. The alleged Air Force One flyover is supposed to happen as Trump takes the stage, because that’s how Cadet Bone Spurs rolls.

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  50. David C. said on July 4, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    The puppet master isn’t impressed.

    https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1146762996561186817

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  51. ROGirl said on July 4, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Will there be troops goosestepping down Pennsylvania Avenue?

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  52. LAMary said on July 4, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    So any of you earthquake wusses who talk about 2.6s should show some respect. We just had a 6.4. It was about 150 miles away, in the middle of the desert, but we were rolling and rocking for a while. It definitely gets one’s attention.

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  53. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on July 4, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Sounds like it was a long one.

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  54. Sherri said on July 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Glad you’re okay, LAMary.

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  55. LAMary said on July 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I’m okay. Just rattled nerves. Checked the kitchen cabinets for stuff that might have moved and is leaning on the doors. I once opened a cabinet and soy sauce, vinegar and peanut oil all fell out and broke on the counter.

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  56. susan said on July 4, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    suzanne @48— No, I don’t gotta love Indiana. Or Ohio, for that matter. Which is why, having grown up in that area, I booked outta there as soon as I could!

    Oh, you were being ironic. Or sarcastic?

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  57. susan said on July 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Wannabe dictator, definite motherfucker.

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  58. susan said on July 4, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Trump supporters will be in his “parade.”

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  59. Diane said on July 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Well I am heartened. I walked with the local county Dems in the parade in the wealthiest (and I mean very wealthy) town in the county. We got one boo and a few scattered thumbs down-far less than we were expecting and we got way more cheers and clapping than I expected.

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  60. Deborah said on July 4, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Wow, LA Mary 6.4 must be intense.

    I read that Trump has delayed his show tonight because of bad weather approaching. They couldn’t get rid of the VIP tickets, so they palmed a bunch off on staffers. Who would want to go to that with a couple of rust bucket tanks and a blowhard wanna be dictator? Maybe they’ll cancel?

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  61. Julie Robinson said on July 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Glad you’re okay, Mary. A friend said the water sloshed out of their pool. We have experienced one tiny earthquake here, and one during time spent in LA, so naturally we think we’re old hands. Hah!

    The local symphony does a pops concert and fireworks at the ballpark on July 3, and we always enjoy seeing friends and celebrating together. Last night it started raining a few minutes before starting time, and we were dumb enough to stick it out in hope. Right after we decided to leave the heavens opened up, so instead of getting damp we got soaked. Oh well.

    All packed, leave for the airport in an hour.

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  62. David C. said on July 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    It sounds like the shit show we all knew it would be. They’ve turned off the National Mall webcam so nobody can see all the people who came dressed as turf. That person couldn’t organize a two car funeral.

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  63. LAMary said on July 4, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    A 6.4 that far away is a long rolling motion but nothing intense and violent. It’s like a pebble thrown into a pond. Where the pebble hits it’s a big splash but the ripples that move out from the impact site get smaller but go on longer.

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  64. Colleen said on July 4, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Nike fan here. They fit me the best of all the brands.

    The rain on Trump’s parade is wonderful.

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  65. Julie Robinson said on July 4, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Nobody, no nobody is gonna rain on myyyy paraaaade! Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl.

    I have a musical theatre reference for every occasion, and I’ll be here all night.

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  66. captain dan said on July 6, 2019 at 11:26 am

    And Chelsea has at least twice her IQ!

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