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  1. NYT: Trump approves strikes, then cancels them:
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    WaPo article tonight on the economy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-is-about-to-face-his-biggest-test-yet-on-the-economy/2019/06/17/ec9d00a6-911b-11e9-b570-6416efdc0803_story.html?utm_term=.778dce469833
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    T, you assume anyone gives a damn about the deficit anymore And right on cue...….Fox News talking head about elections and the markets:
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Possibly wage growth over the past year or so, but we aren't quite where we need to be yet either: https://www.epi.org/nominal-wage-tracker/
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    The economy's growth in 2018 (2.9 pct) was the same as it was in 2015 under Obama. But I don't think you can cite anyone in the GOP who was calling the economy "booming" then.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    It does drive me crazy when people on TV describe the economy as "booming." By what historical measure? And its tough to know any particular individual's situation, especially those in the Rust Belt states who contributed to Trump's election. That said, the bottom line number of ~3 percent GDP growth isn't bad and may well be enough to get him reelected. Even if there's a dropoff in the next 18 months, its tough to see it being substantial enough. But who knows.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    On the other hand, you can make the case that, despite Trump's daily buffoonery showing that he hasn't grown into the job, the economic numbers (at least for now) still appear solid and we aren't involved (yet) in some big overseas crisis that can hinder the re-election bids of incumbents. Hate to say it, but based on that, as well as the current crop of Dems running (none with HRC's baggage, but none particularly politically inspiring either) I can see more people going in November 2020 and pulling the lever giving Trump four more years than those who are sick of the aforementioned buffoonery and will vote for the Dem candidate no matter what. But my opinion just a worthless prediction 18 months out, and I do think Trump will lose the national popular vote again (something the 2016 polls did get correct).
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    All things Sports Talk Radio - DMV (met)

    Sounds like DC is getting a third sports talk station, as WMAL (AM 630) will switch to the sports format on July 1. Sounds like its going to be ESPN programming, with Golic/Wingo in the morning and Screamin A Smith in the early afternoon. Full lineup TBD. Station will broadcast Skins games.
  9. Yeah, there's a not-insignificant amount of fans who say they don't even pay attention to the regular season and only get into it at all for the playoffs....even after a Cup run. I went to one Caps game this year (actually two, but one was in Vegas) and the people behind me spent all game complaining about how bad the Caps sucked.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    I think what got me about it is I wonder if Meghan would've gotten so upset if a person with an (R) in front of their name or, heck, even a close friend like Joe Biden, had related the story that Klobuchar did. It was almost karmic that the story about someone in the WH ordering the "hiding" of the ship came out soon after. Dan, as you like to say: Amy K 74, Meghan 3.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    WaPo's Dawsey says Administration officials confirming WSJ story. This is REALLY pathetic:
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Looking at Twitter, the WSJ story indicates Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan approved the measures to "hide" the USS McCain. If true, I think Shanahan should resign. And whoever gave the order from the WH should as well (Mulvaney?).
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    DJT tweeting that he was not involved in any decision regarding the USS McCain.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    I still remember the pearl-clutching from conservatives over MSM articles about KJU's sister at the Winter Games, even though the same articles would rightly describe North Korea as a murderous dictatorship. Sigh...….look on the bright side. Only 5.5 more years.
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    WP: 20th anniversary of Snyder

    Was listening to Sheehan and Loverro talk about the best moves and worst moves Snyder has made as owner. Sheehan had hiring Gibbs in '04 as his best and hiring Shanny after the '09 season as #2. Loverro had hiring Marty in '01 as his best and hiring Shanny as his #2. For the worst, both had firing Marty. Kevin had siding with RG3 over Shanny as his 2nd worst, while Thom had hiring Zorn as his 2nd worst. Both pretty much agreed that the biggest reason Snyder's ownership has been a failure is personal arrogance, and the inability to see that there's a problem.