Hurricane Mike Seidel

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The Weather Channel’s Hurricane Mike Seidel provided some comic relief during the Florence disaster.

Inverted Trump Curve

Inverted Trump Curve

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When short term interest rates exceed long term rates, economists call it an inverted yield curve. And that can mean the economy is headed south. I looked it up – here.

Inverted Trump Curve

But when the economy is good the president usually  gets credit for it and his poll numbers head north. However, with President Trump being Trump, it’s not so simple. He has his own inverted curve. The economy is soaring but his poll numbers are sinking.

Fantastic Job in Puerto Rico

Fantastic Job in Puerto Rico

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President Trump’s policy is “if you hit me I hit you harder.” So he spent last week hitting the mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico over the death toll due to Hurricane Maria.

He claims “We Did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico.”

Death Toll

A GeorgeWashington University study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government says the hurricane killed 2,975 people. But FEMA administrator Brock Long says many of those deaths occurred “six months after the fact.” The initial number of deaths confirmed by coroners is 64. Trump’s preferred number is 18. That was the official count when he visited two weeks after the storm.

Meanwhile Obama has entered the mid term fray and he’s taking credit for the current economic boom.

Chuck Schumer’s Evil Schemes

Chuck Schumer's evil schemes

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Chuck Schumer’s evil schemes to hold up the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination kind of remind me of Havey Korman’s Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles. 

It seems Schumer dispatched Diane Feinstein to send the FBI a secret letter from a secret accuser of Brett Kavanaugh. And the accuser claims the judge groped her – in high school.

The FBI declined to open an investigation.

Update 9/16

The secret accuser has been named – Christine Blasey Ford. She says Kavanough locked the door and  forcibly covered her mouth and tried to pull off her bathing suit.

In a statement Chuck Grassley said:

It was “disturbing” that the “uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of the committee vote.”

But Lindsey Graham says he’d be “willing to hear what she has to say.”

Morning Joe Derangement Syndrome

morning joe derangement syndrome

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Apparently there’s no wrath like a Scarborough scorned. Trump’s former go to guy now seems to suffer from Morning Joe derangement syndrome. He honored the 9/11 anniversary in his Washington Post column by insisting Trump is worse than the terrorists .