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Hurricane Maria update. Likely CAT 5 at 8pm advisory

8pm yesterday = 982 mb, 80 mph winds

8pm today = Roughly 925 mb, 160+ mph winds

11pm Irma advisory - track even farther to the west (edit with official track)

than it was on the 5pm and 8pm tracks.

https://twitter.com/track_irma/status/905991606876155905

https://twitter.com/wxbrad/status/905989255272550400

Another explosion at the Arkema plant. (Video)

Waiting for Trump to make a statement like: "A beautiful plume of smoke, the likes of which haven't been seen in quite a period of time. Long time, folks. Believe me. And the people. The great people, amazing people, unbelievable people...they tell me they've never seen anything like it. That, I can tell you."


https://twitter.com/andrewkimmel_/status/904444936677883906

Trump: Arpaio pardon done during hurricane for "higher ratings"

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/902270942386237441

BREAKING: Gorka "resigns"

https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/901239955284000768

BREAKING: Trump has pardoned the POS Arpaio

https://twitter.com/maggienyt/status/901233348537982976

I confess! The President is right!

(Many of you will remember this is the journalist who gave Sarah Huckabee Sanders hell in the press room on June 27.)

I CONFESS! THE PRESIDENT IS RIGHT!

24 Aug 2017 Written by Brian Karem

"For the most part, all they do is complain. ... These are really, really dishonest people and they're bad people and I really think they don't like our country. I really believe that." - President Donald Trump speaking about the media during a Phoenix Rally.

Well I guess the jig is up folks. I am going to be the first to turn in my secret Liberal/Jewish/Muslim media cabal decoder ring. The president has found us out. If it hadnít been for Trump, we mightíve gotten away with it, but he proved too much for us.

Now that Iíve been caught, I intend to make a full confession. I canít speak for anyone else and wouldnít ever try to, but for me I feel pretty good finally getting this weight off my shoulders. I hope the cabal lets me come back on pot luck nights though. Thatís some good cooking.

CONT: http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/columns/editors-notebook/item/5695-i-confess-the-president-is-right

Trump lays out strategy for disaster in Afghanistan

Put aside all the things he said about Afghanistan in the not-so-distant past (three of which I'll paste at the end of this) and just focus on how ridiculous the strategy is that he detailed tonight.

The objectives: defeat ISIS in Afghanistan, defeat al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. Okay, sounds good.

But then he says we will not be there on an open-ended basis, and we will not engage in "nation building."

In other words, we will shoot people and blow things up for some period of time, and when we "win" (or finally decide to GTFO) we will leave behind nothingóno roads, no water delivery system, no airports, no hospitals...nothing.

This is a perfect opportunity for the three enemies we're fighting to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. They couldn't have written it better themselves.

The people of that country saw us do the exact same thing after we helped push the Soviets out. And look what happened. We saved them from the Soviets and managed to also turn them into a nation that was hostile against us.

We are doing it again. And for what? Even if we "win" as defined by the three objectives noted above, what does that mean for the future of Afghanistan and, as a result, the future of the United States? Does he think groups that are hostile to the US won't swoop in once we're gone?

There is no clear definition of victory here. None. And, in my view, there never will be.

Here are just three examples of Trump getting it right on Afghanistan not too long ago. Now, he has abandoned this rational line of thinking and he's about to make a major mistake.

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/403615352338128896

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/289807790178959360

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/289807790178959360


Two problems with Republicans denouncing Saturday's violence.

1. No one should be praised for denouncing Nazis and their violence; it should be treated as something we expect. It's disgusting that the bar is so low now, people are getting credit for distancing themselves from Nazis. Just bizarre.

2. Very few of them are drawing a direct line from the Nazi marching, slogan-chanting, slur-slinging, and violence to Trump. They KNOW they're going to get credit as outlined in #1 above, so that's all they do.

Make them own this:

GOP

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