Investi Gates

Investigating Presidents has been a full time exercise for decades. To the detriment of the country. Congress and special prosecutors have taken over government resources with only political goals. To delegitimize sitting administrations or thwart future elections. The Pentagon Papers. Watergate. Whitewater. Benghazi. Russia. All called witch hunts in their times. Inflamed by the media for its own profit. As real issues that impact Americans are ignored.

The Clinton Affair does reveal that they are the champions of the longest con.

Whining & Opining

Cable So-Called News. It always makes me laugh when I see talking heads’ hair on fire over something Trump did or said. So. Like every minute of the day. Broken record alert! Journalism is dead. Opinion-tainment has replaced reportage. Fake news? More like produced panels with a ranting slant. They each throw in one lame counter-point of view.

Bob Woodward has it right regarding CNN’s Jim Acosta law suit:

“In the news media there has been an emotional reaction to Trump. Too many people for Trump or against Trump have become emotionally unhinged. The remedy isn’t a lawsuit,” he argued. “It’s more serious reporting about what he’s doing.”

Daily Spin

Bombs sent by mail to Clintons, Obamas, CNN, Maxine Waters, and other politically Democrat targets. CNN and MSNBC immediately pivot to calling it an act against those who Trump has publicly attacked. FoxNews says it was a response to those who consistently attack Trump. Oh. And. Republicans called ISIS and Al Qaeda incidents terrorism, when Democrats would not. Now Democrats call these domestic attacks terrorism when Republicans will not.

Yup. That sums up America today.

Wedge Issues

October 18, 2018. It’s a wedge anniversary day. October 19, 1987. The market crash. October 17, 1989. The Big San Francisco World Series Earthquake. Anything can happen before the mid-terms.

As for wedge issues. The media squawks over every Trump tweet & soundbite giving him the constant spotlight. Even if mostly critical of everything he does, he gets the daily limelight. In the meantime, average American voters go to work and school. Drive their kids to games and other activities. Worry about mortgage payments, health insurance. Their issues rarely intersect with what’s on the news. That’s why polls are no longer reliable predictors.

Pollsters stab their tarnished forks into a leftover slice of old pie.

New Justice

There may or may not be a new Justice on the Supreme Court named Brett Kavanaugh. However, there is a new justice in the country. Maybe it is necessary to swing the pendulum toward taking accusations of sexual assault more seriously. Yet it’s a dangerous precedent.

Overreach has again taken over a valid debate. Media interviews with roommates and classmates whose sources are neither vetted nor corroborated have thrown journalism standards out.

Ben Sasse of Nebraska took to the Senate floor to rail against the mishandling of the Kavanaugh nomination. He said he’d suggested nominating a woman before anyone was chosen because he knew the current cast of characters couldn’t have a nuanced discussion of sexual harassment issues. He was right. Overreach usually begets backlash. We’ll see in the mid-terms.

Solid Citizens

Senator Jeff Flake, Republican from Snowflake, Arizona is anything but. He and his Democrat compadre Chris Coons created a compromise that will stand the test of time. A delay to allay deep divisions in the country before confirming a flawed Supreme Court nominee. Brett Kavanaugh may or may not survive in the fray. Either way. America wins.

Global Citizen 2018. Both Coons and Flake are here in Central Park. As well as John Legend. Shawn Mendes. Janet Jackson. The Weeknd. Cardi B. We can hear them from our house. After a beautiful green day spent at favorite Tavern in the Park with fun family.

Ryder Cup. As usual. Euros have the most personality. And this year. Most talent. We’ll see. Molliwood!

Quiet Grey

City schools closed for Rosh Hashanah. Two days. Today every local New York network channel is commemorating 9/11 seventeen years ago. Until noon. A surreal quiet around the city. Even Times Square. Drizzly grey low clouds act as a further shroud. Things should liven up soon. Jimmy Fallon’s bringing his Tonight Show to Central Park this Thursday.

Not good. When Omarosa thinks the same way I do. She told The View she believes Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers is the anonymous op-ed author. Don Jr. says it’s a low-level. Qui sait?