Jibber-Jabber

Maybe 10% of media content is actual news. Most of what is happening in the country is not reported at all. If it’s not about Trump. International events maybe 1%. The rest? Jibber-Jabber. Editorializing. Speculating. Opining. Panel-speak. So weak.

Speaking of empty chatter. Zuckerberg is before Financial Services Committee addressing Facebook’s Libra Coin and other related technology issues. None of the members seem to know the topic. Yet. They talk anyway. It’s kinda like regulators policing banks. No clue.

Side Lines

Some people need to take themselves out of the fray.

Hillary. You lost. Get over it. Tulsi Gabbard. Jill Stein. Russian assets. Really? Besides the Russians, Jim Comey, misogynistic men, complicit women, electoral college. Okay. How about looking in the mirror. And. Just. Go away!

U.S. Senators who are running against Trump should recuse themselves from the impeachment trial jury. Or get out of the Presidential race. Direct conflict of interest.

Tom Brady. Retire already. Let somebody else win once in a while.

Shaky Ground

30 years ago today. The earth shook. In San Francisco. 4-month old baby. New nanny. 27th Floor swayed. Aftershocks still resonate.

Now shifting political plates. Prez & Congress seismic clashing daily. Even Republicans quaking about Syria. Lackluster Democrat candidates. Need new people to stablize the temblors.

Romney? Kasich? Haley? v. Bloomberg? Oprah?

Dem Dozen

Twelve Democrats on one stage. Too many to have a meaningful debate. But. If you have to rate their performances.

My assessment a New York Times Pick.

Warren- Winner. Took incoming with clarity and aplomb.
Bernie- Strong. Happy to see him so spirited and consistent.
Biden- Better. Didn’t drool or stumble too much.
Kamala- Annoying. Phony as ever.
Pete- Good. Needs to pare paragraphs into sound bites.
Amy- Improved. Positive reviews, moderate in waiting.
The other six- See ya.

Dam Break

John Bolton is a hyper-neo-con from way back and he’s pissed about Syria and getting canned. So. He went back to his buddies at Fox to spill. It seems there are fatal cracks in the infrastructure. Trump falls?

On to tonight’s candidate overflow aka debate. Who should Dems now nominate? And run against? Surely not Pence. Open the gates.

Autumn Crisp

Farm fresh tart apples from Upstate. In a flaky crust. Clean crisp air. Parades on Fifth Avenue. Yep. It’s Fall in the City.

Won’t spoil anything about Season Finale of Succession. Except to say it was perfect. The Politician on Netflix a quirky Falchuk-Paltrow vanity piece. Yet. Worth it for Ben Platt’s version of Joni Mitchell’s River.

Ann Patchett’s new novel The Dutch House a pretty good read. Her narrator Danny a bit flat. Guessing Margaret Atwood’s sequel will win the Man Booker prize. Find out at 4:30.   Half right.

In other rumors. If Biden out. Bloomberg in.