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NYT: Inside the Failing Mission to Save Donald Trump From Himself (Saturday, Aug 13th)

Retitled: Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Donald Trump’s Tongue

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...Trump’s mood is often sullen and erratic, his associates say. He veers from barking at members of his staff to grumbling about how he was better off following his own instincts during the primaries and suggesting he should not have heeded their calls for change.

He broods about his souring relationship with the news media, calling Mr. Manafort several times a day to talk about specific stories. Occasionally, Mr. Trump blows off steam in bursts of boyish exuberance: At the end of a fund-raiser on Long Island last week, he playfully buzzed the crowd twice with his helicopter.

But in interviews with more than 20 Republicans who are close to Mr. Trump or in communication with his campaign, many of whom insisted on anonymity to avoid clashing with him, they described their nominee as exhausted, frustrated and still bewildered by fine points of the political process and why his incendiary approach seems to be sputtering.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/us/politics/donald-trump-campaign-gop.html?rref=collection%2Fnewseventcollection%2FPresidential%20Election%202016&action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=Collection®ion=Marginalia&src=me&version=newsevent&pgtype=article

BREAKING: SS has had "more than one conversation" with #trump about the 2nd amendment comments

https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/763446116369170432

Sorry, I wanted to indicate this was a tweet from Jim Sciutto, CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent but there wasn't room!

Duplicate post

By Jason Easley
Mon, Aug 1st, 2016 at 12:44 pm

The Veterans of Foreign Wars have issued a statement condemning Trump’s attack on the military Gold Star Kahn family.

In a statement, the VFW said:

"Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has a history of lashing out after being attacked, but to ridicule a Gold Star Mother is out-of-bounds." said the new national commander of the near 1.7 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary.

“Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression,” said Brian Duffy, of Louisville, Ky., who was elected July 27 to lead the nation’s oldest and largest major war veterans organization. There are certain sacrosanct subjects that no amount of wordsmithing can repair once crossed. Giving one’s life to nation is the greatest sacrifice, followed closely by all Gold Star families, who have a right to make their voices heard.”

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/08/01/republicans-nearing-state-collapse-vfw-strongly-condemns-donald-trump.html

A favorite song/video of mine-- "Africa" by toto

All the Dems have to do in order to win

...is tell the truth and be themselves. Which they accomplished admirably at the DNC.



He's a charlatan, a buffoon, an imbecile, and thoroughly despicable

So what's to like?

As a conservative journalist wrote on American Thinker:

Donald Trump exemplifies every character trait that parents teach their children not to have. He is a braggart, bully, and liar; he is condescending, nasty, judgmental, mean-spirited, divisive, thoughtless, impulsive, selfish, hubristic, unprincipled, misogynistic, and simply put, a jackass. He lacks compassion, empathy, class, social graces, humility, and kindness.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/trump_is_everything_you_raised_your_kids_not_to_be.html

Put ever so well

Stonehenge Begins to Yield Its Secrets



AMESBURY, England — About 6,300 years ago, a tree here toppled over.

For the ancients in this part of southern England, it created a prime real estate opportunity — next to a spring and near attractive hunting grounds.

According to David Jacques, an archaeologist at the University of Buckingham, mud was pressed into the pulled-up roots, turning them into a wall. Nearby, a post was inserted into a hole, and that may have held up a roof of reeds or animal skin.

It was, he said, a house, one of the earliest in England.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/science/stonehenge-begins-to-yield-its-secrets.html?src=un&feedurl=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic01.nyt.com%2Fpages%2Fscience%2Findex.jsonp

OMG!! Aren't they gorgeous??? (For all you cat lovers)








*** Impossibly beautiful ***


They're Servals

They get up to 26 lbs

BTW, it does bother me that they are in people's homes and not in the wild, where they belong.

How about a little tail??



A comprehensive website of cliches (though I prefer to call them idioms)

Fascinating because, among other things, it lists the country of origin (and it's astonishing how many of these idioms originated in the US)

http://clichesite.com/alpha_list.asp?which=lett+1

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