Old friends: I was in touch with Brian Schneider yesterday, and he’s battling a hamstring injury that will prevent him from making the trip to Viera tonight. He’s disappointed, and said he has been catching everyone in bullpens and wants to play in games, but the club is holding him back which makes sense for a catcher in spring training, I suppose. The problem: Schneider can’t check in on Ryan Zimmerman, who is staying in the apartment Schneider owns in Viera.
In order to get the Democrats to the table to actually discuss restraining spending on social security or Medicare, most people, and I’m one of them, think he’ll somehow have to put taxes on the table. So one thing I’ll be listening for is will Mr. Paulson indicate a willingness to at least listen to the possibility that the only way to get a grand compromise on the deficit is to be wiling to at least entertain tax increases of some sort..
By any measure, Pruitt has failed the simplest test of leadership that posed by President Abraham Lincoln: “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Conflict of interest laws are in place to prevent and deter corruption. Corruption has a cost because it deprives Americans of the services and programs to which we are entitled. How can any American no matter what he or she may think of environmental regulation now feel any confidence that EPA is functioning to serve anyone’s interests besides Pruitt’s? Even erstwhile far right supporters like the American Future Fund, a dark money group sometimes funded by the Koch brothers, and the Fox host Laura Ingraham are now calling for him to go, and rightly so..
InsidiousIf you think that you suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, or any psychological or psychiatric condition, then you already have a jump start on recovery if you need it. Make an appointment with professionals and find out. Given the level of alcoholism in the US, I think it wiser to be even over cautious and find out you do not have any of these afflictions.
Not long after the draft, Manziel traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate. It was one of many trips he would take to Sin City for UFC fights, to loungepoolside, to stroll once through a casino in a blond wig. More and more, the “amount of time” he committed to Cleveland faded in favor of another trip to Vegas.
And you need him to hear you. Ignorance is not bliss in this case. You need to know what’s going on. It is my responsibility. It is the government’s responsibility. After all, I am the head of the government. John Hannah of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies suggests that the push pull effect might work on foes as well as friends. On Saturday, China announced a cutoff of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of 2017. Constituting more than one third of all North Korean exports, this is a major blow to its economy..