Friday – August 7, 2020

National Raspberries and Cream Day

Countdown to the 2020 Election — 88 days to go!

Meme du Jour

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1782 – President Washington authorized the creation of the Purple Heart award for soldiers wounded in combat

1794 – The Whiskey Rebellion — This was a protest against a federal tax on distilled spirits. Rebels burned the regional tax inspectors home and Washington sent 13,000 troops in response. (See, Trump was following George Washington’s lead)

1888 – Theo Van Kannel of Philadelphia received patent #387,571 for the revolving door1959 – We launched Explorer 6 a satellite that sent back a killer picture of earth

1987 – American Lynn Cox swims the 2.7miles from the U.S. to the USSR (across the very cold Bering Strait) — She was the first person to do so and reportedly received a warm welcome from the Soviets

1990 – Operation Desert Shield begins as US Troops are deployed to discourage Saddam Hussein from invading Saudi Arabia

2000 – Al Gore announced he was picking CT’s Joe Lieberman as his running mate 

News and The Politics out of D.C.

TRUMP HINTS THE VACCINE MIGHT READY BEFORE THE ELECTION (DID HE?)

BIDEN SAYS BLACKS NOT AS DIVERSE AS LATINOS, TRUMP RESPONDS

BIDEN RESPONDS TO HIS COMMENTS ABOUT LATINO AND BLACK COMMUNITIES

CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY SAYS BIDEN’S COMMENTS REFLECT ‘MINDSET OF PLANTATION OWNER’

TRUMP TO GERALDO: BIDEN, DEMS ARE ‘AGAINST THE BIBLE’

‘THIGHLAND’ MISPRONUNCIATION BY TRUMP TRIGGERED SOCIAL MEDIA

WATCH A TENSE PELOSI CALL PBS HOST AN ‘ADVOCATE’ FOR THE GOP

BARR TURNS HIS DETAIL AROUND TO THANK BLUE LIVES MATTER DEMONSTRATORS

NY AG SUES TO BREAK UP THE NRA (WAIT, NOT THE CLINTON FOUNDATION?)

TRUMP FIRES BACK AT NY AG’s NRA ACTION

THE NRA RESPONDS TO NY AG ACTION, CALLS CLAIMS ‘BASELESS’

COINCIDENCE? MOVE TO DISSOLVE NRA COMES AS BATTLEGROUND STATES WERE SET TO SEE MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR TRUMP BY THE PRO-GUN GROUP

TWO EXECUTIVE ORDERS BLOCK COMMUNICATION WITH OWNERS OF CHINESE-OWNED APPS TIKTOK AND WECHAT

GENERAL FLYNN’S ‘LETTER TO AMERICA’ (HE’S WORRIED FOR OUR NATION)

MEET KANYE’S RUNNING MATE – MICHELLE TIDBALL

General News

LIVE VIRUS UPDATES: ILLINOIS SPIKES, CA AND FL DECLINES CONTINUE

OH GOV TESTS POSITIVE JUST BEFORE TRUMP SHOWED UP (then tests negative)

TWO CATS IN TEXAS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

OVER 70% OF AMERICANS ARE AFRAID TO SEE THE DOCTOR DURING PANDEMIC

GOV CUOMO SAYS HIS STATE NEEDS ANOTHER $30BIL FROM THE FEDS

RIOTERS ATTACK PORTLAND POLICE STATION IN THE SUBURBS

PORTLAND MAYOR IS FINALLY SEEING THE LIGHT, SLAMMING PROTESTERS

GRAMMY-WINNING MUSIC PRODUCER ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH DOZENS OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS

REPORT: ELLEN BULLIED AND 11-YR-OLD BOY, CALLED HIM ‘FAT’ AND ‘STUPID’

PRESIDENT OF NBC Entertainment FORCED OUT OVER CHARGES OF TOXIC WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENTBEN AFFLECK

STOPPED FILMING ON A MOVIE BECAUSE HE DIDN’T WANT TO WEAR A YANKEES CAP

MEGHAN MCCAIN WON’T SAY IF SHE’S VOTING FOR BIDEN… (SHE’S NOT VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP)

Other News Catching My Eye

THIS IS SO 2020 — WE MAY RUN OUT OF HURRICANE NAMES – TOO MANY STORMS

WOKE OLYMPICS NOMINATION FOR SETH ROGAN — HE’S ANNOUNCED THAT HE’S ‘ACTIVELY TRYING TO MAKE LESS THINGS STARRING WHITE PEOPLE’

‘DR BIKINI’ BLASTS SEXISTS WITH HER INSTAGRAM RE-ENACTMENT OF A LIFE-SAVING EPISODE

HERE’S YOUR LOGO-FREE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM’S NEW HELMET

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