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General Milley: I Don't Know Where Trump got "Whimpering and Crying" Story From




When Milley was asked about those comments today, he claimed he didn’t know where Trump got that story. “I know the President had planned to talk down to the unit and unit members, but I don’t know what the source of that was,” said the general. “But I assume it was talking directly to unit members.”

The Pentagon leader was then asked if he had heard the details in that way. “I have not talked to unit members, no, that’s correct,” he replied. “I’ve talked to the commanders and CENTCOM, but not down to the members.”

The White House has yet to respond to the comments from the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General.

Gop postpone biggest florida fundraiser due to lackluster tickets sales


TALLAHASSEE — The Republican Party of Florida on Tuesday postponed its biggest annual fundraiser, a move that some officials blamed on lackluster interest from donors.

Planners were having difficulty selling table sponsorships to the Statesman’s Dinner, and money that Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to raise for the event has yet to arrive. Event planners also couldn't land a keynote speaker for the dinner, which was scheduled for Nov. 9 in Orlando.

All That Booing Revealed the True Face of Trump: His face took the following journey over 15 seconds


n Sunday, Donald Trump got booed. I’m not telling you anything you haven’t already watched 30 or 40 times. He got buried by nearly 100 decibels of noise at Game 5 of the World Series, as the Washington Nationals played the Houston Astros in his adopted home of Washington, D.C. while surrounded by his wife, Melania Trump, and his most faithful pets, Lindsey Graham, Matt Gaetz, and more.

His face took the following journey over an amazing 15 seconds:


it is, remarkably, a face we’ve never seen on Trump before; we’ve seen a lot of versions of this guy during his life in the spotlight—from his time as the ’80s mascot for corporate greed to his time as a bankrupt casino owner to his time as a racist conspiracy theorist. Fifty years is a long time in the spotlight—you see a guy from a lot of angles.


This is the first time we’ve seen all the muscles in Trump's face strain against any reaction; the first time we’ve watched his breath catch. Even his lap dog Gaetz turned his head around slowly to clock how the president was handling it all (and it was as if Melania knew to keep her eyes forward). The reaction on his favorite platform, Twitter, has been largely celebratory, taking this ad hoc and pure expression of disapproval from the depths of the country’s capital and putting words to it. Of course, there were naysayers too. The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe paid the incident some poorly pitched hand-wringing, saying no president deserved such a reaction. That take quickly became a chum in the water, helping to extend the story on Monday morning.


California fire emergency... major museum / college in danger. No tweet from Trump

just victory lap tweets with morning.

consensus: the "booing" shows how Trump has coarsened America / don't wallow with a pig

some stuff I read today.

When your house is surrounded by massive warehouses

Valdepeña, 79, said she doesn’t go outside unless she has to, or even open the windows. Doing so lets in the smell of fumes from idling engines and the sounds of trucks docking and unloading late into the night.

“You want to know about the warehouses? They ruined my life,” she said.

The noise, the air pollution and the trucks are a daily reality for the dozens of working-class, mostly Latino residents of Rose Avenue in south Fontana. They have been surrounded by warehouses in the last five years as the Inland Empire has been transformed into a national logistics hub, with local officials jockeying to roll out the red carpet for the industry.

The warehouses have brought thousands of jobs to a place where residents have often struggled with high unemployment and long commutes. Their proliferation makes it possible for Southern Californians to buy something online and have it arrive at their doors within hours.

But the industrial boom has brought warehouse projects closer to homes, despite health warnings from state air quality officials, who recommend against housing people within 1,000 feet of such facilities because of harmful truck pollution.

In Fontana, where Mayor Acquanetta Warren prides herself on being nicknamed “Warehouse Warren,” developers have dramatically reshaped the city, buying dozens of single-family homes, horse properties, chicken ranches and other small businesses and tearing them down to build millions of square feet of distribution centers for Amazon, UPS and others.

Developers offered to buy Valdepeña’s home and those of her neighbors, but they refused to sell, and the warehouses went up around them. In Valdepeña’s case, one warehouse’s perimeter wall is right at her property line, 150 feet from her back window.

“Boxed. We’re boxed in from either direction,” said Josie Kuhl, 64, who has lived on Rose Avenue for 30 years. “We hear the forklifts at night. The rumbling of trucks when they’re docking, it’s just nonstop.”

Through the decades, Fontana has undergone continual reinvention — from the small town that drew Angelenos east with the promise of a more rural life, to one of the largest steel producers in the nation during World War II, to a working-class bedroom community for L.A. and Orange counties.

The warehouses, as Warren sees it, will once again remake Fontana: from a community whose residents face arduous commutes into a city where they just cross the street to get to work.

scary! clown and baby


Trump opponent gets "roaring, sustained ovation" at series game where trump is booed



Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he discussed with Trump whether he'd like to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, but the president declined while citing the disruption that would cause fans getting to the ballpark.

Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner told the Washington Post that Trump should be at the game, but he made clear that he did not invite Trump to throw out the first pitch, saying there were many other candidates that should be considered before Trump.

Jose Andrés, a prominent local restaurant owner and humanitarian, threw out the first pitch to a roaring, sustained ovation. He has a history with Trump, too, both in business and in politics.

Andrés has repeatedly opposed Trump's immigration policies and his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Four years ago, he withdrew from plans to open a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel in Washington following Trump's controversial comments about Mexican immigrants during the presidential campaign. Legal action ensued and the dispute was settled in 2017.

(regarding today's boos) when else have blue state people had direct access to Trump?

he sneaks in and out of California - heavily protected from the public. the kkk rallies are in red states with much vetting
to keep dissenters out.

when he hijacked the fourth of july celebration, MAGAs were given the tickets.

is this trump's first time among massive numbers of blue state folks?


Elite M.B.A. Programs Report Steep Drop in Applications - intl students opt for other countries



Elite M.B.A. Programs Report Steep Drop in Applications
Harvard, Stanford, MIT see declines; international students find more options in Europe, Canada and Asia

Applications to some of America’s most elite business schools fell at a steeper rate this year, as universities struggled to attract international students amid changes to immigration policies and political tensions between the U.S. and China.
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