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Trump invites Hillary to a second round come 2020….

Ain’t gonna happen though Donald…

You won’t be that lucky….

(Please no pundits saying this is a smart move by Trump…It isn’t..It’s just a wish to replay his ego…)

First of all?

This Dog thinks you ain’t gonna be President by then, if so?…You ain’t gonna get the nomination…

Second?

Hillary Clinton zero to no chance of getting in the 2020 democratic nomination sweepstakes let alone winning it…

So Donald?

Ya did it once?

No second try is coming your way…

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President Trump on Saturday invited his former Democratic presidential rival to try again in 2020.

He attacked Hillary Clinton as “the worst (and biggest) loser of all time” in a tweet.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!” Trump tweeted.

Trump has said that he wants Clinton to run against him again in 2020, but she claims that her career “as an active politician” is “over.”…

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Mike Francesa manage the Yankees?…Huh?

He’s a talking head…

He ain’t no coach….

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The Yankees are still looking for a new manager and the Sports Pope believes he’s qualified.

On his Monday show, WFAN host Mike Francesa said he feels he has what it takes to be the manager of the Yankees after being asked if he’d ever take the job if offered.

“Do I think I can manage the Yankees? Sure, but I’m not gonna get a chance to manage the Yankees,” Francesa said to a caller in audio captured by Twitter user Funhouse.

The caller tried to make the argument that if Donald Trump can be President, Francesa can be the Yankees manager.

“I definitely could, but the point is they’re not going to hire me to do that because they’re going to hire someone who either spent 20 years playing the game or spent that time as a coach or a manager and I understand that,” Francesa said. “Just like they’re not gonna give someone my radio show who doesn’t have any experience at least behind a microphone.”…

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DC Comic’s Justice League did $94M last weekend domestically ….

Some people are VERY disappointed in those numbers…..

My oldest son saw the movie….

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He thought it was just Ok….(He raved about the new Thor Movie)

Justice League opened to a tepid $94 millionlast weekend, a figure that has set off a new round of murmurs in Hollywood. The weak ticket sales are proof that the wild success of Marvel’s grand comic-book experiment should be seen as an exception rather than the rule—that simply teaming up big-name heroes isn’t enough to ensure a financial win. In the five years since Marvel officially struck gold with The Avengers, every major studio has worked to plan scores of expensive franchise films intended to build up to a guaranteed payout, but audiences already seem to be growing tired of this scheme.

After the critical and financial triumph of Wonder Woman this summer ($821 million worldwide on a $150 million budget), it seemed like the DC Comics movies had finally turned their fortunes around. Earlier offerings like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were critically reviled but made decent money anyway; Wonder Woman outgrossed them both domestically, despite a lower opening weekend, showing that positive word of mouth still mattered even for an action-packed superhero film. Justice League was more in line with previous efforts, recording a 39 percent Rotten Tomatoes score(compared to Wonder Woman’s 92 percent)…..

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International numbers for Justice league are better….@$185M…..(Thor @ $739M)

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Does Cory Booker have the ‘right stuff’?

The Senator from New Jersey was in the top tier of 2020 Democrats  in the running for the Presidential nomination…..

But?

He seems to be fading…..

Why?

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Sen. Cory Booker’s name comes up frequently in talk about the 2020 presidential race, but some Democrats wonder if he has what it takes to compete in what could be a crowded primary.

While Democrats say Booker, 48, is one of the party’s “fresh faces” compared to elder statesmen like former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, they aren’t sure he has created a lane for himself against would-be rivals.

“It’s a very high ceiling but he hasn’t met early expectations,” said one top Democratic strategist who has worked on several presidential campaigns. “He needs a signature fight or issue to really differentiate himself.

Booker — who is known for his nonstop Twitter presence and his touchy-feely speeches  — hasn’t quite captured the attention of party insiders and big donors, many Democrats say. And there’s a fear he may be a little too soft for the party’s white-knuckled approach against President Trump.

“There’s a reputation that’s maybe unfairly adhered itself to him of being a gadfly, a show horse, not a workhorse,” the strategist added. “Some of it happens because he gives a good speech and seems to relish social media.”….

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2nd Trump impeachment ad coming out….

I’ve actually seen the ads on the cable news channels …

Not bad…

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Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer on Thursday launched an ad targeting the GOP tax-reform legislation, the second ad in his campaign to impeach President Trump.

“This president and the Republican Congress are making a bad situation even worse,” Steyer said in a statement.

Steyer announced last week that he would pour an additional $10 million into his ‘Need to Impeach’ campaign, bringing his total spend so far to $20 million.

In the ad, Steyer slams the Republican plan for taxes as a means to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy.

“They won’t tell you that their so-called tax-reform plan is really for the wealthy and big corporations while hurting the middle class,” Steyer says in the ad.

“It blows up the deficit, and that means fewer investments in education, health care and job creation,” Steyer added.

The end of the ad displays a graphic suggesting viewers sign the petition to impeach Trump, which the campaign says has received 2.3 million signatures….

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A theory on the 2020 Democratic nomination sweepstakes and Hillary Clinton….

NY Post Op-Ed guy Michael Goodwin  forwards the view that the Donna Brazile dissing of the Hillary Clinton campaign in her new book,  is an attempt to make sure Clinton does NOT sun again in 2020….

Interesting , eh?

Very few people would seriously entertain Hillary Clinton mounting another run for President….Right???

(Actually Brazile has backed away from her attacks on Hillary pretty much…and has forwarded the view that she ‘admires’ Clinton for her efforts…)

….Clinton’s comeback plan is not as crazy as it sounds. Until a new challenger comes along to knock her off the party pedestal, she remains the default Democrat.

She cements her position by playing the role of entitled victim and winner of the 2016 popular vote. In her own book and interviews, she spies a vast conspiracy against her, from Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to James Comey to misogynists and racists and deplorables everywhere.

Even Barack Obama, whose Justice Department saw no evil when it came to Clinton’s reprehensible self-dealing involving Bill Clinton’s speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation,
is nonetheless the target of ­Hillary’s ire.

Yet Clinton is also looking forward, having started a new slush fund that could easily become a campaign super PAC. It’s called Onward Together, and she cited it in a volley of tweets where she claimed credit for the Democrats’ wins in the New Jersey and ­Virginia governors races.

“Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in,” she tweeted Wednesday. “So I wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate the extraordinary successes of a few groups I — and Onward Together — proudly fight alongside.”

Like it or not, that’s her story and she’s sticking to it until a challenger appears with a better one….

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Steve Bannon heckled at a Republican event in South Carolina…

While the people in the hall at the event at the Citadel Republican Society generally liked him being there to speak?

A unheard of thing happened to Steve Bannon….

He got hecked and booed…

The Republican Civil War IS alive and on going…

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon faced off with a heckler at the Citadel Republican Society in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday evening. Bannon was discussing Hillary Clinton’s approach to a rape case when she was a lawyer when a woman stood up and shouted something. As the woman was dragged out by security guards, Bannon joked that it was as if ‘one of my ex-wives’ had showed up, before saying: ‘You’re a good girl, you got the right for free speech – outside.’

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“So how did we do it? In 85 days, how did we do this? It’s called unity. It’s called a coalition,” he said.

Bannon said it was as if the “hand of divine providence” had played a hand in the election.

At that point, a woman burst into the room and shouted “it wasn’t the divine.”

The crowd booed as she was tackled by police.

“You’ve got the right to free speech,” Bannon said. “Outside.”

Both before and during Bannon’s remarks, scores of protests chanted, yelled and waved signs expressing their displeasure at his invitation to speak. One woman was arrested.

Despite the unrest swirling outside, cadet Cameron Brown, president of the Citadel Republican Society, said the organization had no regrets about inviting such a polarizing figure to the campus….

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Russian Offered to Send 5 Women to Trump’s Hotel Room

“After a business meeting before the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, a Russian participant offered to ‘send five women’ to Donald Trump’s hotel room in Moscow, his longtime bodyguard told Congress this week,” NBC Newsreports.

” Two of the sources said the bodyguard, Keith Schiller, viewed the offer as a joke, and immediately responded, ‘We don’t do that type of stuff.’”

“That night, two sources said, Schiller said he discussed the conversation with Trump as Trump was walking back to his hotel room, and Schiller said the two men laughed about it as Trump went to bed alone.”….

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Before this is Over….Republicans Are Going to Wish Clinton Won…

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..Jonathan Chait @ The New York Magazine..

“Imagine what the political world would look like for Republicans had Hillary Clinton won the election. Clinton had dragged her dispirited base to the polls by promising a far more liberal domestic agenda than Barack Obama had delivered, but she would have had no means to enact it. As the first president in 28 years to take office without the benefit of a Congress in her own party’s hands, she’d have been staring at a dead-on-arrival legislative agenda, all the low-hanging executive orders having already been picked by her predecessor, and years of scandalmongering hearings already teed up. The morale of the Democratic base, which had barely tolerated the compromises of the Obama era and already fallen into mutual recriminations by 2016, would have disintegrated altogether. The 2018 midterms would be a Republican bloodbath, with a Senate map promising enormous gains to the Republican Party, which would go into the 2020 elections having learned the lessons of Trump’s defeat and staring at full control of government with, potentially, a filibuster-proof Senate majority.”

“Instead, Republicans under Trump are on the verge of catastrophe.”

Politicalwire…

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Election Day 2017….

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It’s the voters turn today….

Not the pundits….

Not the polls….

The national media will define the results in turns of Donald Trump….

But for most voters it won’t be that at all…

All politics is local….

And it will be the emotional tag a particular candidate drops on the person doing their ballot receives…

Of course the BIG WILLY race is the Virginia Governors race which has turn to nasty shrill in the final days…

But there are other races around the country….

The New Jersey Governor’s race and tons of other state and local races out there….

Democrats hope to start to make gains they can build on to add to their chances in next years midterms….They also hope to look ahead on the state and local level where they suffered the last few elections….

Republicans will try to hold on to their narrow, but strong voter base….

We’ll see the results later today….

Update from Daily Kos with a graphic of most of todays elections results….HERE

Good news for Democrats

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Kneeling isn’t hurting the NFL…Overexposure is….

The idea has been brought up that the kneeling during the national anthem was the causing the National Football owners a loss in viewership….

A few of those owners have been quietly expressing frustration with the continuing of the action by their players…

But the Wall Street Journal is out with different reason for a decline in people watching NFL games…

Too much product ….

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Media executives are rallying around an explanation for the National Football League’s declining TV ratings: too much football available in too many places.

Total NFL ratings through the first seven weeks have declined 5% compared with last year and about 15% versus the same stretch in 2015, which was a very strong season for the league.

The league’s aggressive media strategy in recent years has led to a flurry of new offerings: an increase of Thursday night games; games available on Verizon mobile phones and Amazon’s streaming service; highlights on the NFL-owned cable channel RedZone and social-media platforms; and full-game replays on an NFL subscription service called GamePass.

The fear among TV executives is that this has backfired, devaluing the programming.

“I think there’s a question mark for the NFL, which is just to think hard about how they are licensing,”…

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Astros beat Dodgers 5-1 to capture first World Series championship

…Story from the NY Daily News…

From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.

Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s. “I always believed that we could make it,” All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve said. “We did this for them.”

For a Series that was shaping up as an October classic, Game 7 quickly became a November clunker as Houston scored five runs in the first two innings off an ineffective Yu Darvish. Hardly the excitement fans felt during the Cubs’ 10-inning thriller in Cleveland last fall.

Well, except for everyone wearing bright orange. “We’re coming home a champion, Houston,” Springer said after accepting the World Series MVP trophy named this year after Willie Mays for the first time…..

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The first iPhone X reviews are in….

It’s gonnatake people soom time to adjustr to their iPhone X….

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The iPhone X is a breakthrough device, but it’s going to take some getting used to.

That’s the initial verdict from tech reviewers who got time to fiddle with Apple’s new flagship smartphone this week ahead of its launch at Apple Stores slated for Friday.

The $999 phone has a gorgeous screen that’s nevertheless marred by a niggling notch at the top, reviewers say. Meanwhile, its Face ID feature has its quirks and the home button has been ditched in favor of screen gestures that can sometimes feel complicated.

On the positive side, reviewers praised the relatively compact size of the phone, which has a body only slightly bigger than the standard iPhone 8 but a screen larger than the iPhone 8 Plus’s.

Engadget’s Chris Velazco writes that the iPhone X’s display “is easily among the most impressive” he has ever seen in a phone. He praised the phone’s “subdued and natural” colors, compared to the more vivid display on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.

Reviewers, however, had an awkward time with popular apps — including Instagram, YouTube and Netflix — that aren’t yet optimized for the iPhone X’s uniquely shaped screen.

Namely, the iPhone X’s screen has a notch at its top center that houses the ear speaker and Face ID camera and sensors. The workaround for now, it seems, is for most apps to simply revert to a similar-shape screen that you get with a regular iPhone…..

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This dog has settled for a iPhone 8….

I don’t want anything to do with the facial recognition thing….

I’m hoping the bug fix just out stops the damn phone from stop freezing….

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Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension upheld…The appeals are over…

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The Dallas Cowboys running back will begin 6 six weeks off starting this weeks game if he doesn’t appeal….

Ezekiel Elliott will begin serving his six-game suspension for domestic violence following a 24-hour stay, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla announced her decision to uphold the NFL’s six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations several hours after lawyers for the NFL Players Association and the NFL Management Council argued their positions on Elliott’s suspension again – mostly repeating their prior arguments.

“The NFLPA has failed to demonstrate a substantial question warranting the extraordinary remedy of injunctive relief or a balance of hardships that decidedly weighs in its favor,” Failla wrote in her ruling….

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Update….

The Dallas Cowboys running back is playing in the November 5th game while his lawyers try to work out a deal with the NFL….

Upadte 11/9/17….

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s half-season run from his six-game suspension ended Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to let him play while it considers his appeal….

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NY Governor Cuomo Fund-Raiser draws Bill Clinton and Bon Jovi….

The New York Governor is up for re-election next year and is raising money…(His poll numbers remain above 50%)

He’s also on the list of 2020 Democratic Presidential sweepstakes possibles….

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is throwing a big fund-raiser to celebrate his 60th birthday and he is enlisting Bill Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi to help him bring in campaign money for his 2018 re-election.

Chairs of the host committee for the Dec. 14 event are being asked to contribute at least $50,000, according to an invitation obtained by The New York Times.

For $50,000, donors will receive a “premier table” for 10, plus three tickets to a private reception with Mr. Cuomo. Co-chairs are asked to donate $25,000 for a 10-person “preferred” table that includes two reception tickets.

Individual tickets are $1,000 for “general seating” at the event, to be held at the restaurant Cipriani Wall Street, which once housed the New York Stock Exchange and describes itself as “a triumph of Greek Revival architecture.” There is also a $150 “young professional” ticket.

The governor already has more than $25 million for his 2018 re-election with no serious declared opponents yet. But he has always been a voracious fund-raiser and is maintaining an aggressive fund-raising schedule, including a swing through California, where he raised money earlier this year.

Mr. Cuomo is a rumored possible Democratic candidate for president in 2020, but the money he is raising is restricted to his campaign for a third term….

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Donald Trump owns the Grand Ole Party… Even if his party lawmakers think little of him….

Jim Jones….

….’ was an American religious and cult leader’…..

His followers did what he told them to do to their demise… by’ drinking the kool-aid’ ……

Donald Trump?

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So much media coverage centers on four Republican Trump critics — one retired, two retiring and one facing a deadly, possibly career- or life-ending cancer: George W. Bush, Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (Ariz.).

Lost in this: President Trump enjoys public support (despite private gripes) from most of the 49 other Senate Republicans and 239 House Republicans, including every person in elected leadership.

  • Trump got standing ovations from Senate Republicans, with Corker in the room.
  • This flows from his strong, sustained support of GOP voters.
  • Corker is right: Republicans in private cringe at the thought of President Trump. But it’s meaningless if they publicly bow to him, routinely vote for him and never condemn him.
  • This — not the criticism by the few — is the story of the moment and the first nine months: With few accomplishments, countless petty GOP fights and slights, Trump is strong as ever.
  • Flake is the proof. While cable lapped up his anti-Trump retirement speech (“I will not be complicit”), the truth is he was forced out because he wrote a book critical of the president and saw his base turn on him. If Flake ran, he was toast. Arizona Republicans prefer Trump to Flake.
  • Corker is proof, too. He sucked up to Trump before turning on him. Once Corker turned, he was probably toast, too. Tennessee Republicans prefer Trump to Corker, too.

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