We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Kelly should have avoided criticizing Congressperson Wilson, who had been a friend of the soldier, La David Johnson and his family since he was a boy in her mentoring program. Instead, he added more fuel to the political fire.
Kelly apparently misstated facts concerning the dedication of an FBI building.
That you wish the facts were otherwise doesn't make those facts disappear. Kelly did confirm that Trump lied about the conversation at issue. Kelly was wrong about the content of Wilson's speech when he called her an "empty barrel". As for whether or not Kelly should have avoided criticizing Wilson, that's rather obvious in retrospect.
I've seen various analyses for the Amazon bid putting different cities at the top of the list: DC/NoVa, Boston, and now Austin.
My concern is that all of these rankings list Atlanta second, and my experience with RFPs has shown that the 'compromise' choice that nobody really wants is one that often wins.
A lot of people here in Atlanta do NOT want Amazon to come here because they will all want to live in city itself and have the mentality of the Seattle/Boston housing market where you pay $600,000 for a three-bedroom without blinking. Meanwhile we still have pretty reasonable housing prices...so far.
Many, many people here in the big A do not want Amazon to come to our city. It will be good for tax collections but very very bad for quality of life.
I don't get it.
I thought it was a compliment to describe First Responders or military personnel as running toward trouble and not away from it, an indication of courage and character. I don't know what DJT actually said, but how is it any different saying that military personnel "know what they are getting into" but go anyway.
I listened to the video posted on Althouse of DJT calling the widow Natasha DeAlencar. Kudos to her for posting it. I had no issues with Trumps handling of an awkward and painful conversation. I'm sure I wouldn't have done any better. http://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/10/natasha-de-alencar-widow-of-army-staff.html
FromtheAlthousebolg: I thought it was a compliment to describe First Responders or military personnel as running toward trouble and not away from it, an indication of courage and character. I don't know what DJT actually said, but how is it any different saying that military personnel "know what they are getting into" but go anyway.
As we were not party to the conversation, we can't know for sure. But based on Trump's usual conversational mode, he probably sounded like he was trying to avoid blame. Remember, the entire brouhaha started when a reporter asked about Niger, and Trump diverted to how he was so much better at calling the families of the fallen than his predecessors.
As for the family, they say they were most upset that Trump didn't even remember Sgt. La David Johnson's name.