Trump Job Approval Went Down After His Asian Trip

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

Trump and his supporters welcomed the trip to Asia, because they thought it would make him look presidential and would improve his job approval numbers. But the trip, regardless of Trump’s bragging about it, was far from a success — and the public knows it.

His job approval numbers actually went down after the Asian trip.

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Dear Donald Trump, We’re Not Afraid of You

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From North Carolina pastor John Pavlovitz:

Yes, in countless ways I deeply fear the near irreparable damage you’re doing to the country I call home and love dearly, and to the people who live and raise families and do work and dream dreams here.

I am incredibly fearful, but make no mistake, Donald Trump—I am not afraid of you.

I am not afraid of you, because even with the greatest seat of power, you are a spectacularly small man.

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‘Rich Corporations’ Benefit Middle Class

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From Principled Perspectives:

I can see debating the merits of the GOP tax plan. By why the railing about the rich? This mindset is particularly bizarre in regard to corporations. How do “rich corporations” grow? By catering to the middle and lower classes (statistically speaking). They grow through mass market products.

We have successful business corporations to thank for the fact that we have the rich assortment of choices relating to home mortgages, college tuition, groceries, medical care, and all the other myriad choices corporations give us, including job opportunities. Historically, people couldn’t even dream about having all these opportunities to “balance”. We have successful business corporations operating in a relatively free market to thank for that. The simplistic political demagoguery that pits “us against them” ignores the fact that the corporation is an alignment of individual interests that benefits all. What we call “the economy” is an integrated entity, not a disintegrated zero-sum. People grow wealthy in America primarily by starting, building, running, and investing in great entrepreneurial businesses. Investors, employees, and consumers grow along with the corporations. The “very richest, largest, and most profitable corporations” are truly middle class institutions.

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You Thought There Was Anything New Under The Sun?

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From driftglass:

Many of my old comrades from The News Blog days have long since departed for Purity Angel Elysium. Over the years (shit, I mean decades) I have heard from a few of them, them every now and again, mostly during the administration of Barack “Worse Than Boosh!” Obama, and almost exclusively to chastise me for being a bad and unworthy Libtard.

Ah well. I’ve been thrown out of better places. I’ve been called worse things. They seem happy up there in paradise, secure in their own self-regard, surrounded by the like-minded and removed from this grimy, elbows-deep-in-the-imperfect world. And what more should one want for old friends than they find a little happiness in this old universe?

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Fox News Struggling To Attract Younger 60-75 Demographic

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From The Onion:

NEW YORK—Frustrated over its inability to penetrate the more lucrative market, Fox News is struggling to attract viewers in the younger 60-75-year-old demographic, sources reported Monday. “Despite pulling big numbers with the 76-to-90 crowd, there’s a lot more we can do to draw in that coveted 60-to-75 audience,” said Fox News acting CEO Rupert Murdoch, adding that the company’s long-term health was in jeopardy if it didn’t revitalize its aging viewer base by appealing to younger, more hip seniors.

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Trump Voters Celebrate Huge Tax Cut for Everyone But Them

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From Andy Borowitz:

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Jubilant Trump voters on Thursday celebrated the prospect of a gigantic tax cut that will benefit everyone but them.

Across the country, Trump supporters were overjoyed that, after months of gridlock and wrangling, the man they voted for was about to make Americans other than them wildly richer.

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Moore Defending Pastor: Real Sexual Predators are Women

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From The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser:

Franklin “Frank” Raddish, pastor of Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries and a staunch defender of Roy Moore, had this to say about women, LGBTQ people and pedophile:

More women are sexual predators than men. Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don’t hear about that because it’s not PC.

These people aren’t the good neighbor next door, they’re out to target young children.

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Molly!

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From Max’s Dad:

Let me take a bit of time between resisting to tell you about Molly.

We were blessed with Molly one day in April of 2016 when the stars aligned and we were just 5 minutes ahead of another family when we saw her in the local animal shelter. Her name was Baby, she was 11, she had cancer, she had been used as a breeder dog, and she had just been spayed. And there, in a cage, stood the most beautiful spirit I had ever laid eyes on, at least for a dog, and about 99% of humans. Baby was up for adoption and I immediately wanted her to come live with us. We changed her name to Molly, paid the fees. and took this 58 pound Golden Retriever home to enrich our home. Man, did she ever.

Molly loved the back yard to roam freely for perhaps the first time in her 11 years. She loved her treats. She loved to eat. She loved to play when her age let her. She loved to go on walks with her “brother” Jack. She loved to lay around and be brushed. She loved to be petted. She loved to fart and belch and make goofy faces. Molly was the sweetest most loving dog Ive ever had.

But Molly was now 13 and slowing down.

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