Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sally Quinn's Next Act | Washingtonian

It’s a gorgeous spring morning, and Sally Quinn—the hotshot journalist turned wife of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee turned gatekeeper of Washington society turned religion columnist and about-to-turn evangelist for mysticism, magic, and the divine—is tucked into a wicker settee behind her Georgetown mansion, awaiting the arrival of an ABC News crew.

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I'm glad my wife, children and dogs will not be influenced by this woman. I suppose Peggy Noonan knows her.

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James Comey started drafting statement exonerating Hillary Clinton before FBI interviewed her, aides

"Conclusion first, fact-gathering second — that's no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Judiciary Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a letter to the FBI.

via www.washingtonexaminer.com

But it's ok for academic articles.

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The Science of Why Harvey Was So Devastating

Tropical Storm Harvey’s impact on Texas has been catastrophic, but the city of Houston is faring worse than some others. Here's the science of why Harvey has been especially devastating for the area

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Ryan Hamilton (now on Netflix)

This guy was pretty funny. (We watched him on Netflix last night.) Lots of small town in Idaho humor. He's from eastern Idaho, very much Mormon country. Western Idaho and Northern Idaho are more Protestant and Catholic and generally not that funny. 

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Harriet Tubman may not be on $20 bill after all | abc7.com

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is raising speculation that Harriet Tubman's future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy.

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Personally, I don't think Jackson deserves to be celebrated. But taking him of the $20 would just encourage further iconoclasm.

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Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb's Frozen Embryo Legal Battle Ends in Louisiana | E! News

Sofia Vergara has scored a major victory in her legal battle against ex Nick Loeb over their frozen embryos.

On Friday, a Louisiana federal judge granted the 45-year-old Modern Family actress' motion to dismiss the case against her in the state for lack of personal jurisdiction, court records show.

via www.eonline.com

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Ax-wielding boyfriend saves woman from home invader, police say | Fox News

A Florida student who reportedly left class to rob a woman inside her home met his match when he was pinned to the ground by the woman's ax-wielding boyfriend, police said.

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This would not be an excused absence at my university.

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Immigrants will face additional scrutiny to get permanent residency, Trump administration says | The Sacramento Bee

Citing President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry,” the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Thursday that in-person interviews will be required for approximately 130,000 immigrants nationwide seeking green cards. In the past, immigrants already here on work visas could apply by mail or on line for permanent residency. The interviews will be required along with forms 140 and I-485.

via www.sacbee.com

This doesn't seem unreasonable on its face.

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Numerologist Warns Planet Nibiru Is About To Smash Into Earth

Nibiru, sometimes referred to as Planet X, is a hypothesized planet on the edge of our solar system. Nibiru has been predicted to end the world several times since 2003.  Scientists have refused to acknowledge the existence of Nibiru, and NASA has repeatedly assured the public that nothing they know of will be smashing into the Earth anytime soon.  “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax,” NASA says.

But Christian numerologist David Meade says otherwise. He claims that a star is driving Planet X, also known as Nibiru, towards our own planet. Meade says he uses passages from the Bible to back his claims about the wayward planet and it’s supposed collision with Earth.

via www.shtfplan.com

This is the first I've heard of this. Actually I didn't even know Christian numerology was a thing, but I guess it stands to reason.

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No joke: Robbers walk into a bar full of off-duty cops | New York Post

This duo picked the wrong pub to knock off.

via nypost.com

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