24 Hr High/Low: 92/44
White Catholics favor Trump by 59% as shown by a Pew Research poll conducted July 27 – Aug. 2, higher than the 54% of all white voters. (In this poll, Latinos were only 18% of registered voters.)
“Swing states, such as Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin have an oversized influence on the outcome of the presidential election. Catholics comprise 20-25 percent of the population in these states,” according to the Political Science Now.
After a dearth of opinion articles in the New York Times worth reading, they come up with two in one day.
You have to dig down a little to see how they are related, but you have Pico Iyer saying the Dalai Lama likes science, which I guess is a little more real than politics, because it gets us away, again, at least in theory, from all the partisanship, religion, advocacy. The good guy using reality.
It’s so hot that I saw a squirrel pick up a nut with pot holders.
~ Corny old joke
Almost every economic metric is deteriorating except for employment numbers.
Whereas Alexei Navalny is depicted as Putin’s major domestic political rival in the Western media, he is in fact a virtual laughingstock among the Russian public, garnering about 1% of their support. Which means that, whereas Putin would have no motivation whatever to murder him, his assassination – or faked attempted assassination – would work wonderfully well as a false flag with the Western public for further demonizing Putin and pushing the Russophobic NATO agenda.
Dems introduced the CARES act and left out "the people". Remember "Just calm down".
‘Julian Assange receives first visitors in six months: “He is in a lot of pain”, Oscar Grenfell, 28 August 2020 (with permission)
“Julian Assange received his first visitors in six months, less than a fortnight out from British court hearings for the extradition of the persecuted WikiLeaks publisher to the US, where he faces life imprisonment for exposing American war crimes.
Stella Morris, Assange’s partner and an internationally-respected human rights attorney, was allowed to meet with the WikiLeaks founder earlier this week, after authorities at London’s Belmarsh Prison eased restrictions introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It was the first time that Morris and their two young children Gabriel and Max had seen Assange since March 22.
A Tale of Two Narratives
Yesterday my buddy said he was concerned about the election. Given the two options at the top of the ticket, I can't get too concerned one way or the other. Just look at the number of neocons throwing in with Biden. As I drove home I thought about the nature of the parties and elections as a coin toss. Some like heads, others tails, but it is the same corporate coin either way. Another example of two narratives is the ongoing protest. Listen to MSDNC, or the Clinton News Network, or National Propaganda Radio and it is peaceful demonstrators protesting police violence countered by right wing militias. Listen to Faux News and it is violent rioters looting and destroying small businesses and faithful veterans come to town to protect them. No wonder we are so divided. No wonder we are so ill informed with a totally captured media. Bill Binny was on Jimmy's show this week. He suggest operation mockingbird isn't just alive and well, but on steroids (at the 9 min mark).
I’d like to dedicate this Saturday to my Mom, and to celebrate thankfulness in whatever nurturing form it is found. The longer I live, the more I believe that life and death are perfectly balanced with love.