Category Archives: Culture

Trump, Dow, Book Sales Soar, Bannon Crashes

Steve Bannon called Trump’s son “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”. The quotes appear in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury.

This didn’t sit well with President Trump. Trump tweeted that Bannon “lost his mind” when he fired him. The Avenging Donald then sicced his lawyers on Wolff – guaranteeing best seller status for the book .

CNN’s Brian Stetler claims Wolff’s book “suggests Trump is unstable and raises alarms about his fitness for office.”

But CNN also reports that Secretary of State Tillerson, once accused of calling Trump a moron, never questioned the president’s mental health.  And the White House deputy press secretary called Wolff a fake news, crackpot fantasy fiction writer.

Wolff agrees! A note in the front of his book says some of his sources definitely lied to him.

Dow Up Bannon Down

Whatever. If it’s stability you want, the Dow steadily rose above the 25,000 mark.

Stock analyst Paul Gambles is terrified about that too.

 

 

 

Vanity Fair Hillary Shots

hillary shotsVanity Fair had a little fun with Hillary Clinton last week. But it didn’t last long.

Hillary Shots

The mag produce this video for its on-line site The Hive. The sketch featured staffers proposing toasts to Hillary. And each toast offered a New Year’s resolution urging her to abstain from running for office again.

One recommended she teach Yoga, another counseled alternate nostril breathing and another advised her to take up knitting.

Naturally the Hillary Faithful charged sexism. So Vanity Fair apologized and pulled the video.

Big Bitcoin Bounce

bit coin bounceIt’s been a wild ride for bitcoin. According to Cointelegraph.com the crypto coin lost 40% of its value last week. It dropped from $20,078 to $11,833. But was it just a buying opportunity? Bitcoin bounced to $15,147 yesterday. Big Bitcoin Heists

Leonid Bershidsky writes in Bloomberg View that your money is safer in a bank.

And don’t forget your bitcoin pin.

 

Wedding Cake Civil Rights

wedding caked

The Supreme Court heard a case this week about a baker who refused to make a gay wedding cake.

The Baker, Jack Phillips, says he doesn’t have anything against gay people and would be happy to sell the couple a ready made cake. But by making a special cake he would be participating in the ceremony and that would  violate his religious believes.

The Court seems divided.

You’re Fired

Fired

The Fired So Far:

Bill O’Reilly – sure. Harvey Weinstein – absolutely. Louis C.K. – of course. Kevin Spacey – makes sense. Mark Halperin – why not? Charlie Rose – check. Matt Later – believable. Garrison Keillor – !?

“I think the country is in the grip of a mania — the whole Franken business is an absurdity — and I wish someone [would] resist it,” he wrote, “but I expect MPR to look out for itself, and meanwhile I feel awfully lucky to have hung on for so long.”