President Trump Impromptu Presser Upon Departure for Camp David

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Today’s Twitter hits …

Something we all go through. Iowahawk is dealing with the loss of both of his parents.

Another rapist accuser is out of the closet. Wonder how many will appear this election cycle. I can’t imagine why someone would wait 20+ years to talk about it. Would this be a political issue if it happened to you? Besides, how did she end up in a lingerie dressing room with Donald Trump in the first place? Sounds like she went in there willingly, if you believe her account, which I do not.

Quote from the Daily Caller:

Carroll’s first-person account is New York Magazine’s cover story that features an excerpt from her upcoming book “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal,” reported New York Magazine’s The Intelligencer.

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Love, loss, grief

I read this exchange on the internet as a series of comments to a passage from Diana Gabaldon’s book, Written In My Own Heart’s Blood, that she posted today. The character, Brianna, is musing about time travel, and what might cause/allow it to be. I won’t quote the entire passage here, but this is the pertinent section:

“I sing the Body Electric,” she said softly. “The armies of those I love engirth me.”

Now, there was a thought. Maybe Walt Whitman had been onto something . . . because if the electric attraction of the armies of those I love had an effect on time-traveling, it would explain the apparent effect of fixing your attention on a specific person, wouldn’t it?

She thought of standing in the stones of Craigh na Dun, thinking of Roger. Or of standing on Ocracoke, mind fixed fiercely on her parents—she’d read all the letters now; she knew exactly where they were. . . . Would that make a difference? An instant’s panic, as she tried to visualize her father’s face, more as she groped for Roger’s . . .

The expression of the face balks account. The next line echoed soothingly in her head. But the expression of a well-made man appears not only in his face;

“It is in his limbs and joints also, it is curiously in the joints of his hips and wrists;
It is in his walk, the carriage of his neck, the flex of his waist and knees—dress does not hide him;
The strong, sweet supple quality he has, strikes through the cotton and flannel;
To see him pass conveys as much as the best poem, perhaps more;
You linger to see his back, and the back of his neck and shoulder-side.”

She didn’t remember any more, but didn’t need to; her mind had calmed.

“I’d know you anywhere,” she said softly to her husband, and lifted the remains of her glass. “Slàinte.”

This is the series of comments that followed. They touched me very much. I can’t imagine how it must feel to read them as the author of the words that evoked them.

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It’s Caturday!

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General Discussion, Saturday, June 22, 2019

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President Trump and The First Lady attend the Congressional Picnic

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The grilling of Hope Hicks. Subtitle: Gerry Nadler is an ass.

Jim Jordan reports on the proceedings. Nadler calling Hope Hicks “Ms Lewandowski” is his way of insulting a woman by insinuating in public that she has/had a sexual relationship with Corey Lewandowski. That is something he has no way of knowing and, even if he did, to talk about it in a Congressional hearing is both insulting and not pertinent to the discussion.

Here is the transcript of her testimony (all 8 hours!) if you care to read it:

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