Daily Blog October 2019

…ment is coming

All the hand wringing, chastising and doubting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was put to rest in the last week of September.

She said early on that he would impeach himself, and that’s exactly what’s happening.

I expect all the people supporting him will become future Michael Cohens who get fired, get indicted and possibly go to jail.

Thanks Democrats for making America great again.

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  1. By Kara Swisher
    Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.

    Your Move, Facebook

    Twitter will no longer allow political advertising, a move that places Twitter and Jack Dorsey in stark contrast to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.

    Dado Ruvic/Reuters

    That’s one small step by @jack, one giant leap for tweetkind.

    It’s not as significant as man conquering space, but Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, moonwalked into the digital future on Wednesday with a move that was both unexpected and inevitable. In a Twitter thread (of course), he declared that the company would no longer allow “political advertising on Twitter globally.”

    To those hoping that Mr. Dorsey would also take action against one of the platform’s most famous rules violators, let’s make one thing clear: @realdonaldtrump can still huff and puff away on his disingenuous digital sousaphone, but his campaign cannot pay to do so.

    Still, it was a bold and epic poke that seemed aimed directly at Mark Zuckerberg, since Twitter’s announcement came just as Facebook was dropping its current earnings report. While Facebook’s earnings were spectacular — especially in comparison to Twitter’s weaker showing a week ago — the announcement now places Twitter and Mr. Dorsey in stark contrast to the social networking giant and its co-founder and C.E.O.

    Read more in a pdf of this article or go behind the paywall.

  2. Nationals erupt late in Game 7 thriller to stun Astros for first World Series crown

    The Nationals celebrate their Game 7 victory. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

    It was a pitching duel worthy of deciding the destiny of the World Series: Zack Greinke v Max Scherzer in a battle of two aging aces. Yet in the end, the key struggle might have been internal, Scherzer’s spirit in defiance of a sore body that threatened to betray him.

    The 35-year-old woke up on Sunday with neck spasms that left him unable to move his right arm, get out of bed or get dressed by himself. He flew to Texas on Monday wearing a neck brace. A couple of days, a cortisone shot and some chiropractic treatment later, he pronounced himself fit and ready, pitched in the decisive game of the World Series and gave up only two runs in five often-agonizing innings: a home run from Yuli Gurriel and an RBI single from Carlos Correa.

    That narrow margin proved vital when the contest turned on its head in the seventh inning, as the Washington Nationals scored three times to storm into the lead, spoil Greinke’s stellar performance and deliver the first World Series title either before or since the Nationals franchise emigrated from Montreal in 2005. It is the city’s first since the Senators beat the New York Giants in 1924.

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  3. Obama Calls Out Online Call-Out Culture: ‘That’s Not Activism’

    “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.”

    Scott Olson/Getty Images

    Barack Obama isn’t a huge fan of online call-out culture.
    While speaking at an Obama Foundation event in Chicago on Tuesday, the former president sounded off over what he perceives to be a desire among young people to prove how “woke” they are by judging others online. “This idea of purity and that you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke — you should get over that quickly,” Obama said, to laughs. “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids, and share certain things with you.”
    He continued to tie the issue to activism:
    “I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media — there is this sense sometimes of the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people, and that’s enough. If I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself. Did you see how woke I was, I called you out. Then I’m going to get on my TV and watch my show … That’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.”

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  4. What you need to know about the House impeachment inquiry resolution

    On Thursday, the full House will vote on a resolution detailing the process and next steps for the impeachment inquiry.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

    On Thursday, House Democrats will vote on a resolution formally laying out the next steps and procedures of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

    Technically, House committees have been in the middle of an impeachment inquiry since September, but this vote marks the next big step, especially as lawmakers and committees move from closed-door depositions to public hearings.

    As Vox’s Li Zhou explained, the resolution lays out five key aspects of committee procedures going forward, including detailing how the House Intelligence Committee will actually conduct public hearings, who will get to ask questions, and saying that the House Judiciary Committee will be in charge of advancing articles of impeachment — if and when the time comes. The resolution says the House Intelligence Committee will also make public transcripts of some of the private depositions they’ve already held.

    To be clear, we are nowhere near the House moving toward an actual vote on articles of impeachment; Thursday’s vote is simply the next step laying out how Democrats will start to make their public case for impeaching Trump. Still, it’s a big moment: It’s the first time lawmakers will take a recorded vote on whether they think President Trump’s conduct with Ukraine is worth investigating.

    And thanks to CSPAN, anyone can watch this vote happen.

    When will Thursday’s vote happen: The vote series on Thursday’s impeachment inquiry resolution is expected to start around 10:30 am ET. But getting to the actual vote could take a little longer, considering debate and procedural motions.

    How to watch: The impeachment inquiry resolution vote, like all House votes, will be streamed live on CSPAN, which you can watch online at https://www.c-span.org/. It will also be streamed on Vox’s Facebook page.

    What to expect: Democrats have more than the required 218 votes to pass such a resolution; numerous moderates have come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry and this vote is simply laying out the ground rules for how they’ll proceed. A few things to watch out for is if any moderate Democrats defect at the last minute (at least one New Jersey Democrat, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, said he plans to vote against the resolution), if any moderate Republicans vote for the resolution, or if Republicans try to cause any procedural headaches for Democrats by attempting to tack on last-minute amendments.

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