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Good article on what it's like for a coach to be fired

https://sports.yahoo.com/what-its-like-to-be-fired-as-an-nfl-coach-201550343.html

What it’s like to be fired as an NFL coach
Henry Bushnell
Henry Bushnell
Yahoo SportsDecember 30, 2019, 2:15 PM CST
He had planned to sleep at his palatial office. Shut his eyes in darkness. Open them to light. He’d peer out his window. Survey a well-manicured lawn. Then get to work. Because he loved his job. He really did.

He was a 38-year-old Midwestern transplant, who after three nomadic decades had found a home out west. Work had initially lured him to Los Angeles. Life had attached him. He’d graduated from early adulthood here. Learned a ton. Married. Had kids. He’d traveled north for a payday, then bolted east for a “great job,” then returned for his “dream job.” And in September 2013, even as he struggled, he couldn’t imagine leaving it.

Until, on a return flight after a business trip, he got the note. His boss wanted to meet. Not tomorrow. Tonight. And not in his office, not even at company headquarters, but in a private room at Los Angeles International Airport.

More at link
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Dec 31, 2019, 10:15 AM (5 replies)

From Wikipedia

Three United States Presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998 and Donald Trump in 2019.[30][31] Neither Johnson nor Clinton were convicted by the Senate, while Trump still awaits a Senate trial. Additionally, there were efforts to impeach John Tyler and Richard Nixon (Nixon resigned before proceedings began).[32]


Thought I'd post this since a Trumper told me over Christmas he's only "half impeached"
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:58 AM (19 replies)

Any Ken Follett fans?

Have read them all and wait for a new one. It takes him a long time because he puts out well researched masterpieces in my mind.

So I periodically look. He's got a new one. But have to wait til September 15 2020 for release

Prequel to Pillars of Earth

Description
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett, a thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: The Middle Ages
It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.

In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined: A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land. But the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.

Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Specifications
Number of Pages: 928
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Series Title: Kingsbridge
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Viking
Book theme: General
Author: Ken Follett
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2020
https://www.target.com/p/the-evening-and-the-morning-kingsbridge-by-ken-follett-hardcover/-/A-79418199
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:15 AM (15 replies)

Ignore all noise! This slimebag MF

was Impeached!

Just spend one single night savoring that!!!!
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 11:43 PM (31 replies)

Two VERY persuasive things I haven't heard mentioned. Perhaps I missed

1. Trump sent his attorney over there to dig up dirt on Bidens. Admittedly, on record.

2. Trump DID NOT care about an investigation - just the announcement - which is crystal clear evidence it was ALL for personal political gain.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 08:53 PM (9 replies)

Raleigh, Portland, San Antonio, Hawaii, NY, NC, NYC, NJ, NH, St Pete, TN, KY, AL, Austin, StLo,Omaha

Raleigh
https://twitter.com/RedTRaccoon/status/1207141741096316928?s=20
Portland
https://twitter.com/PDXzane/status/1207114947240443904?s=20
https://twitter.com/PDXzane/status/1207118838375927808?s=20
San Antonio
https://twitter.com/AlamoOnTheRise/status/1207164726905647106?s=20
Hawaii
https://twitter.com/FranSnell1/status/1207163656011563008?s=20
Not sure where
https://twitter.com/cbouzy/status/1207164164378185728?s=20
Oneida
https://twitter.com/dleisert/status/1207084767725920257?s=20
Ashville
https://twitter.com/DeniseInNC/status/1207163634012569601?s=20
NYC
https://twitter.com/taywebster36/status/1207085111734362112?s=20
Times Square
https://twitter.com/authorjerm/status/1207074667195973632?s=20
Summit NJ
Walpole, MA
https://twitter.com/trishboyden/status/1207086651740184576?s=20
NH
https://twitter.com/danoBdano/status/1207084318184611840?s=20
St Pete, FL
https://twitter.com/MarthaARhine/status/1207094047334113281?s=20
Knoxville, TN
https://twitter.com/LeeSessions77/status/1207082692552142848?s=20
Louisville
https://twitter.com/TylerWHAS11/status/1207088522907324422?s=20
Atlanta
https://twitter.com/IndivisibleLum/status/1207076830081159168?s=20
Huntsville Al
https://twitter.com/paul_gattis/status/1207083884321615872?s=20
Montgomery AL
https://twitter.com/MikeCasonAL/status/1207083577839632385?s=20
Austin
https://twitter.com/BerningMan9377/status/1207084745689042949?s=20
StLo
https://twitter.com/mfernandes_stl/status/1207069622270345218?s=20
Omaha
https://twitter.com/K8Nebr/status/1207088112788217863?s=20
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:27 AM (23 replies)

Why can't scientists event......?

Like my dog, Tony. He runs out the door. It can be 20 degrees, it can be 50 and raining, it can be 98 and steamy. He does not stop near the door and wonder "wtf"? He goes outside with no hesitation.

Why can't scientists study and invent some kind of clothing for us to mimic this?

Sure there are many more ideas.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Dec 17, 2019, 10:05 PM (7 replies)

Whoever wins .PLEASE pick Hakeem Jeffries

For VP!!!! He is so sharp, so succinct, so Democrat!!

So what he's from Brooklyn! He makes so much sense it would translate to Montgomery AL !!

Wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakeem_Jeffries
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu Dec 12, 2019, 09:56 PM (24 replies)

Republican Group Hits Donald Trump With Scathing New Billboard Campaign

https://news.yahoo.com/republicans-for-the-rule-of-law-billboards-trump-135139335.html



A conservative group is targeting House Republicans with a digital billboard campaign that is heavily critical of President Donald Trump.

In the new ads, Republicans for the Rule of Law calls out Trump for prohibiting key witnesses in the Ukraine scandal from testifying in the House impeachment inquiry against him.

The ads show Trump with a finger over his mouth to indicate that he wants silence. He appears next to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in the images.

"What Is Trump Hiding?” ask the ads, which will be placed in the congressional districts of House Republicans, including Reps. Greg Walden (Ore.), Mac Thornberry (Texas), Fred Upton (Mich.) Brian Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) John Katko (N.Y.) and Martha Roby (Ala.).

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu Dec 12, 2019, 11:55 AM (50 replies)

Amherst poly sci tweet

https://twitter.com/TimInHonolulu/status/1204997860170665984?s=20
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu Dec 12, 2019, 02:22 AM (3 replies)
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