The question: What did Senator Capito and our local Ogden newspapers say in 2016 about replacing a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year?
As Senator Shelley Moore Capito awaits her Republican talking points on voting on a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, I thought it might be informative to see what our senator said four years ago.
On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama introduced Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court. . . .
Trump the scientist, masks, supporting the troops
From the Lincoln Project
From earlier today:
The President as scientist
Wondering what’s causing the wildfires out west? Just ask Don Trump The Science-ish Guy! pic.twitter.com/mi64cGchkB— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) . . .
Cluelessness? Their sense of irony surgically removed? Accidents? Trolling by event staff? All of the above?
I saw the following as I was reviewing Trump’s recent rallies -- it’s from the beginning of yesterday’s Trump rally in Michigan:
Oh, the irony (pay attention to the lyrics) pic.twitter.com/hAmzO3uSZi— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 10, 2020
"It ain't me, it ain't me. I ain't no millionaire's son. . . .
What have our local congressman and local Ogden papers had to say about the Trump/veterans story?
I assume (unless Ogden papers are the only source of news) that most of my local readers are aware of the national news stories that has probably garnered the most attention since it broke on Thursday – The Atlantic’s investigation of President Trump’s attitudes towards veterans:
President Trump, who never served in the military, canceled . . .
Trump buys a three-month old conspiracy that even the Wheeling Intelligencer eventually realized was a hoax
In early June, many small/medium-sized cities, depending upon social media postings, worried that antifa was about to arrive in their city spreading violence and destruction. Antifa’s supposed arrival often coincided with scheduled protest events. In Wheeling, for instance, the possible confrontation with a protest rally brought about the . . .
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 . . .