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John Boehner doesn’t miss being Speaker of the House…

Boehner got out when the getting was good because they wanted him gone…

He’s Happy they sent him packing…

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His a lobbyist for a tobacco company now ….Probably making a WHOLE lot MORE money and having a lot less stress than Paul Ryan the guy who has his old job….

Former House Speaker John Boehner engaged in some schadenfreude Wednesday at the setbacks experienced by the Trump administration.

Boehner resigned the speakership in 2015 and promptly joined the board of Reynolds American Inc., the tobacco company, and lobbying giant Squire Patton Boggs as a strategic adviser.

In an interview at the KPMG Global Energy Conference reported by industry publication Rigzone, Boehner expressed a familiar relief at trading government for corporate work.

“I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” he said.

“Everything else he’s done [in office] has been a complete disaster,” Boehner said, referring to President Donald Trump. “He’s still learning how to be president.”

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Sailing: Day One of the America’s Cup Qualifiers postponed due to too strong winds

Evening all!
Day 1 of the America’s Cup Qualifiers has been postponed due to too much wind according to Event Organizers….
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The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), and America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), have announced that the strong winds in Bermuda has meant that day one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup has had to be postponed.
Forecasts indicate that winds may gust over 30 knots during the afternoon and evening, so with the safety of the sailors and spectators as the key priority, ACEA and ACRM have decided to postpone Friday’s events. Saturday 27th May and the days following are all forecast to have significantly improved weather conditions, so the four races scheduled to take place on Friday 26th May will now be added to the race schedules for the subsequent days.
The Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup will now take place on Saturday 27th May, starting at 8.30pm, following the three time Grammy award winning entertainer Wyclef Jean’s performance on the Main Stage in the America’s Cup Village at 5.15pm. The America’s Cup Village will close at 9.30pm. Gates open at 11.30am on Saturday, with racing due to take place between 2pm and 5pm.
Sir Russell Coutts, CEO of the ACEA, said, “We are obviously disappointed that the strong winds mean we have had to postpone day one of the 35th America’s Cup. This is clearly a decision we have not taken lightly and appreciate the inconvenience caused to the sellout crowd. Our primary concern however, is always safety for everyone involved in the America’s Cup. We are adding an hour to the race window on both Saturday and Sunday to run extra races with the aim of getting back on schedule. There are still tickets available at the weekend, although not in all categories, so we are hoping Friday’s ticket holders will still get the chance to enjoy what should be an incredible opening weekend.”
So, we will try again tomorrow at 1pm ET / 2pm Local Time. However instead of 4 Races we will have 6 Races.
Match-Ups
Race 1: Oracle Team USA v Groupama Team France
Race 2: Artemis Racing v SoftBank Team Japan
Race 3: Groupama Team France v Emirates Team New Zealand
Race 4: Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing v Artemis Racing
Race 5: Emirates Team New Zealand v Oracle Team USA
Race 6: Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing v SoftBank Team Japan
Daniel G.
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Hillary Clinton zings Trump….

Hillary Clinton is talking to her alma mater at Wellesley….

The lady is attacking Trumpism…

She SURE sounds like she is BACK on the campaign trail…..

And she HAS the audience in her hands …something she struggled for last year…

….this is 47 years after she did the same address as the President of the student body….

Hillary Clinton at the Wellesley College commencement Friday.

She also tries to correct something that cost her votes…

She asks that we listen to those who do NOT agree with us…

She pushes ‘service’ as apposed to just enriching one’s self….

She pushes registering to vote…Not just Presidential’s…

Get involved…

Don’t sit on the sideline…

Run for office…

Her comments are so different form Trump’s…

More looking inward…

More emotionally reaching….

She did NOT have this before because she was more guarded in her public persona…

Update…

As her speech unfolded, it became increasingly critical of the administration of the man who defeated her in November, without ever naming him.

She drew parallels between the year she graduated and the current year, noting that the president who was elected back then had ultimately been forced to resign while facing accusations of obstruction of justice. And she lacerated the atmosphere of “alternative facts,” warning that this can lead to the beginning of the end of a free society.

She spoke under an enormous white tent as a persistent drizzle coated the lush campus, where the top of Galen Stone Tower and its 32-bell carillon poked above the trees.

It is hard to imagine a more fitting place than Wellesley for Mrs. Clinton, 69, to reflect on her life’s trajectory. The college’s commencement has served as her platform twice before, at major turning points in her life…

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The Cleveland Cav’s will play the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship…

Boston lost , as expected , to Lebron and the Cav’s 135 to 103 in game 5 of the semi-finals…

The first of the finals series games is June 1st @ 9:00PM  on ABC….

Boston, MA May 25, 2017: The Cavaliers LeBron James backs down the Celtics Terry Rozier in the first half. The Boston Celtics hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Five of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the TD Garden (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

The Celtics started this season with hope and optimism and a belief they would be capable of joining the league’s elite. They returned most of the young core from last year’s 48-win team and then added four-time All-Star Al Horford and the draft’s No. 3 overall pick, Jaylen Brown.

And, in a sense, they did ascend to the top tier. They won 53 games, secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and then surged into the conference finals with home-court advantage against the Cavaliers.

But then this series served as a cold, hard reminder that there is still a sizable gap between the Celtics and the top.

Cleveland obliterated Boston in the first two games at TD Garden, and even though the Celtics were able to steal a win in Cleveland, the Cavaliers treated it more as a hiccup than a reason for concern.

In Game 5 on Thursday, the Cavaliers stomped on the Celtics early and did not lift their feet until they felt like it, as they coasted to a 135-102 win that was just as thorough as it appears….

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Sailing: One Day to go until the 35th America’s Cup begins….

Sport Sailing will begin around the beautiful island of Bermuda….

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You can watch the Opening Press Conference via YT Stream and listen & see what the 6 Skippers will have to say….
Meanwhile Mother Nature has throw us a curveball on the 1st Day of Racing as it might be cancelled because of high Winds.
Daniel G.
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iPhone 8?….How about iPhone 9?

Macrumors is up with a possible peek at the 2018 predecessor to unreleased iPhone 8….

As stories surrounding the 2017 launch of the “iPhone 8” continue to heat up, a report from The Bell this morning has already begun rumors for next year’s so-called “iPhone 9.” According to the report, which centers on Apple’s and Samsung’s supply chain deal for the 2018 iPhone, the iPhone 9 will launch in two OLED screen sizes: 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch (via The Investor).

Apple currently sells a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display in its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphone devices, respectively. Later this year, the company is expected to launch new iPhones in three sizes: two “iPhone 7s” models will keep the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes, while the major new “iPhone 8” will include a 5.8-inch OLED screen.

A rendering of the iPhone 8

The report said the iPhone 9 is expected to come in two OLED models — 5.28- and 6.46-inch display sizes. Samsung’s OLED shipment is also likely to be more than double at 180 million units….

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Ya Gets’ what ya vote for?…Donald Trump…Open Thread for May 22, 2017….

It’s been 122 days since Donald Trump moved into America’s White House….

I have written President Trump about 3 times here at the PDog in those 122 days….

I have written a LOT about Donald Trump’s bumbling in these past months….

I wrote a LOT about how Trump wasn’t qualified to be President and I think I got THAT Right….

But millions of people out there in America voted FOR Donald J. Trump ….Less than voted for Hillary Clinton by about THREE MILLON….

That’s the  way things work in America…. You CAN win the election if you get votes in certain places even if you get less overall….Trump surprised MOST of us and won the Presidency by less than 100,000 votes out of 140 MILLION or so ….

Turns out the people who voted FOR Trump believed him when he said the whole US Government was ‘rigged’….

Now that Trump IS the Government?

Things haven’t changed from the campaign….

He say’s crazy things that often make NO sense…

Even his party members in the House and Senate decided that THEY would draft an 2017 budget that had few of Trump campaign things in it….

Trump said he’s make sure NO one lost their Healthcare coverage….But that’s isn’t what is coming out of the GOP House with Trump’s Budget wishes….DEEP cuts is what he’s looking for…

Trump ranted about how Hillary Clinton couldn’t be trusted?

But Trump is out there GIVING the countries secrets away to the Russians IN THE White House….

It has got so bad with him countermining his staff in public  (Trump continues to be Trump) that we now wait for the next morning to get Trump’s REAL feelings on anything…

No Wall…

No Muslim Ban….

But we STILL can count on Trump to keep trying to stop HIS government people from investigating his buddies getting cozy with the Russians…Its gotten to Trump telling the Russians he’s trying to bury the probe HIS government is making against His  former and present campaign staff buddies….

For Now?

Trump STILL has a LOT of people happy that he’s in the White House even if he’s hard on offering up cuts for their benefits and hasn’t followed thru on getting them jobs…

Around 40% of Americans, according to polls, actually think Donald Trump is doing a Good Job….But…..

The other 60% of us didn’t vote for the guy ….

We’re NOT Happy….

We didn’t vote for this…..

We’re living with what the ‘other guys’ voted for….

It’s a Democracy , Right?

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Nike Announces New Apple Watch Bands With Matching Running Shoes

by Mitchel Broussard @ macrumors….

Nike today announced four new Apple Watch bands for Apple Watch Nike+ that will match the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection of shoes. The company said that the new colors of bands and shoes are “inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk,” and mark the first time that Apple Watch owners can directly match their band choice to their Nike sneakers.


Similar to previous Nike+ Apple Watch bands, the new options are made of the same flexible fluoroelastomer material that Apple uses in its own Sport bands, but include a perforated design for ventilation and sweat management. The most recent Nike and Apple partnership was in the cream and black NikeLab band that launched in April, following the first Apple Watch Nike+ device that debuted last September.

Users will be able to purchase the new Nike Apple Watch sport bands for $49.00 each beginning on June 1 on Nike.com and in select Nike stores….

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More Fox News Sexual Harassment and Discrimination lawsuits filed…

They just keep coming…..

Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc.

New York City lawyer Douglas Wigdor filed lawsuits in federal court in Manhattan on behalf of Kathleen Lee, a Fox News Radio shift editor who says she was sexually harassed and subjected to “unceasing retaliation” for complaining, and Naima Farrow, who maintains she was fired from her job as an accounts payable coordinator after telling supervisors she was pregnant.

In a third case in the same court, Vidya Mann, a Fox News accounts receivable specialist, said she was taken on as a temporary employee but passed over for permanent jobs in favor of white coworkers.

A spokeswoman at Fox News said the company believes the suits are without merit, noting that the company took prompt action and takes all complaints of discrimination seriously.

The new legal claims come as Fox News is already battling a series of lawsuits that led to the resignations of former chief executive Roger Ailes, who died last week, star anchor Bill O’Reilly and network co-president Bill Shine…..

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Sailing: 35th America’s Cup starts this Friday May 26th with the AC Qualifiers

Afternoon all!
It’s finally here after 3 years of building. On Friday May 26 at 5pm Bermuda Time / 6pm ET / 3pm PT the Chapter of the 35th America’s Cup will begin. 5 Challengers from New Zealand, Great Britain, Sweden, France and Japan will be vying to take on Defender Oracle Team USA in the Middle of June.
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It all starts with the America’s Cup Qualifiers where all 6 Teams incl. Defender Oracle Team USA will be racing against each other twice in a Double Round Robin Format. After that the worst Challenger is eliminated, Defender Oracle goes straight into the America’s Cup Match while the other 4 Teams will battle during the America’s Cup Playoffs consisting of Semifinals and Finals (first Team to win 5 Races advances to the next stage). The Winner of that Knock-Out Stage becomes the Challenger who will face the Americans in the 35th America’s Cup Match starting June 17th which is a Best of 13 Format (First Team to win 7 Races takes home the Oldest Trophy in International Sport)
Daniel G.
P. S. I’ll have a Day-by-Day Blog starting May 26 just like in 2013 …..
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Lebron James IS Human…He had a bad game…

The Cleveland Fav’s lost to the  Boston Celtic last night….

The odds of this happening I heard was 45 to 1 in Vegas …

Shit Happens….

Lebron James just didn’t have it….

Boston pulled the rabbit of the hat in the last minute of the game to win by a 3 pointer….

Anybody think  tomorrows game will play the same way?

It wasn’t LeBron’s night. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Boston Celtics’ best player was unable to take the floor, and the Cleveland Cavaliers just needed theirs to show up.

With point guard Isaiah Thomas out with a hip injury, the Celtics’ 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals seemed ever deeper heading into Sunday’s Game 3, especially in Northeast Ohio. With LeBron Jamesenjoying perhaps his greatest statistical postseason, a third straight sweep for the Cavs seemed inevitable.

But then the Cavs stepped off the gas.

Boston overcame a 21-point deficit in a 111-108 victory when Avery Bradley sunk a decisive three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left. It not only marked Cleveland’s first postseason loss, but the first time in 50 games James has blown a 20-point lead in the playoffs.

In 23 second-half minutes, James registered just three points, one rebound and one assist. He shot 1-of-8 from the floor, including 0-of-2 from deep. But it wasn’t his poor shooting that was surprising. It was the lack of killer instinct.

“I had a tough game, period,” James said as he finished with just 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting in 45 minutes….

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Nike Air Max 1 Jewel “White/Red”…

…from Nicekicks

Nike Air Max 1 Jewel "White/Red"

The Nike Air Max 1 Jewel is an interesting shoe, much like new versions of the Air Force 1 of the same moniker. The Jewel Swoosh, although an elder design element of the 80s centric silhouette, is as modern-day as it gets. Due largely to the fact that these 90s style aesthetics where far ahead of their time, the Nike Air Max 1 Jewel retro is as timely as any release today.

Originally debuted back in 1996, this White/Red colorway looks to be the first Jewel enthused Air Max 1 due in stores this summer….

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As Usual …Trump’s quiet at first…Then rants against Special Counsel…

He does the same thing over and OVER…

This time it could get him out of a job….

President Trump’s silence lasted just over 12 hours. Then, he let it all out.

The appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between his campaign and Russia was the “single greatest witch hunt in American history,” he tweeted.

Hours later, during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump revisited the topic.

“I think it’s totally ridiculous. Everybody thinks so,” Trump said when asked about the appointment. “Everybody, even my enemies, have said there is no collusion.”

The comments underscore Trump’s seemingly unstoppable drive to combat an investigation that has dogged him since his first day in office — even if it prolongs the controversy and potentially puts him at greater legal risk….

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Trump goes abroad….There will be Big effort’s to keep him Happy….

America IS the strongest Economy of the planet….

It has the the strongest  military…..

It IS the place people sometimes risk their lives to get to….

So when the American President pays a visit?

Countries (and his staff) go out of their way accommodate  the man that Represents America……

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Even if it is a guy who has said he wanted to close America off from the rest of the World and ran to get his job saying ‘America First’….

When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal – steak with a side of ketchup – will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine.

At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new U.S. president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. And at all of Trump’s five stops on his first overseas trip, his team has spent weeks trying to build daily downtime into his otherwise jam-packed schedule.

It’s all part of a worldwide effort to accommodate America’s homebody president on a voyage with increasingly raised stakes given the ballooning controversy involving his campaign’s possible ties to Russia. For a former international businessman, Trump simply doesn’t have an affinity for much international.

Even before Trump’s trip morphed from a quick jaunt to Europe into a nine-day behemoth, White House aides were on edge about how the president would take to grueling pressures of foreign travel: the time zone changes, the unfamiliar hotels, the local delicacies. Two officials said they feared that a difficult trip might even lead the president to hand off future traveling duties to Vice President Mike Pence….

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New Star Trek TV Series coming this fall….

……The series faced some bumps along the way, having its premiere delayed, but CBS finally released the trailer at its upfront presentation on Wednesday. From the teaser, we learn that 10 years before Captain Kirk there was First Officer Michael Burnham, aka Sonequa Martin-Green from “The Walking Dead.” And she kicks butt.

In addition to Martin-Green, “Star Trek: Discovery” features a solid cast, including Michelle Yeoh (”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) as Captain Philippa Georgiou, Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy from “Harry Potter”) as Captain Lorca, and James Frain (”Gotham”) as Spock’s father.

The network seems to have a lot of confidence in the show, as it already bumped up a Season 1 order from 13 to 15 episodes. From this trailer, we can see why….

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is gone…

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is dead at the age of 77, the network confirmed on Thursday.

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,” Elizabeth Ailes, Ailes’ wife, said in a statement that was first reported by Drudge Report and then read on air by Fox.

Ailes resigned from Fox News in July 2016 after he was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment….

Politico….

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