Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 10 August 2017, and this is the mid-day edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
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The North Korea/US confrontation of words continues. Trump’s comments were “improvised” (surprise) but while his rhetoric was hot, the White House’s military advisors were urging a much calmer approach to the situation. The American stock markets were all down over
President Trump took to twitter to criticize Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Whether or not it’s a good idea to make an enemy of the person who can help drive your agenda through Congress is not debatable: it isn’t. Slowly but surely, the paths to effectiveness and accomplishment are coming apart for this White House.
New Orleans flooded again. This time, not because of a hurricane but a huge rainstorm. Again, the scene was very reminiscent of Randy Newman’s song, “Louisiana 1927”, which states “Louisiana, they’re tryin’ to wash us away”. Tough times for the Crescent City.
The administration is kicking around an idea to “outsource” the Afghanistan war, in essence bringing in mercenaries to fight the conflict. What could possibly go wrong?
The PGA Championship starts today. It’s the fourth major in golf and brings together all the best players in the world for the event, which will be held at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, NC.
Today is National Lazy Day. I know, I know, you’d like to celebrate it, but it just takes too much effort.
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