This evening, Twitter took down a video by the Trump War Room that took a sentence from Biden's speech earlier today out of context. Media Matters' president describes the original video:
#1) Biden was saying Trump was full of shit when he claims you wouldn't be safe in Biden's America. Trump campaign cuts it mid sentence to do . . .
Local coffee drinkers, building the Mexican wall, an Alabama candidate, and the coronavirus
Perhaps not as big as "seniors meeting for coffee," here are a couple of news stories that I found interesting in my travels around the Web.
Mexico is paying for the wall (that's Trump's story, and he's sticking with it.)
From yesterday’s Trump rally:
President Trump: "Mexico is paying for . . .
”I profoundly accept this nomination” *
We have a new champion in the “Worst Use of a Popular Song at a Political Convention” category
Since 1984, I believe the clear leader has been the Ronald Reagan re-election committee’s use of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as background for a group of on-stage dancing Republicans at that year's Republican convention. Last . . .
In case you missed it: Monday was the Wheeling Intelligencer’s annual self-congratulatory editorial day
Don't they realize how self-serving this is?
We see these editorials a couple of times a year. Two are definite: one in August on the Intelligencer's birthday and one next month for the News-Register's. (Addditionally, there are usually one or two self-congratulatory pieces during the rest of the year.) They all say the same thing about putting reader's first, . . .
“No one, no one, who has lost the trust of the American people should ever serve as our president.”
Here was West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention:
(Note -- you will need to manually stop the clip.)
I could not find a recent poll on the public's overall trust of the president but earlier today Axios released a poll on how much we trust the president on . . .
Congressman McKinley and the US Postal Service (with some additional thoughts on socialism for the rich)
Our local congressman joins Democrats to pass a postal bill buts still finds a way to attack them
Yesterday, the House voted to support the U.S. Postal Service and local representative, David McKinley, voted with the Democratic majority. From WV Metro News:
U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was one of 26 Republicans that voted in support of a $25 billion bill for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain services during the . . .
Bob Nutting’s Pittsburgh Pirates are on-course to set baseball’s modern-day record for the worst-ever winning percentage (with 8/20 update)
Baseball on the cheap (part 37)
The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics had a .235 winning percentage which is the worst-ever season in baseball’s modern era. As of today, the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates have won four games out of nineteen for a .211 winning percentage. If they play all 60 games on their schedule, they will need to win 11 of their remaining 41 games (a .268 clip) to . . .