Known for his traditional sign off, “Always be a good sport, be a good sport all ways,” Robertson brought a simple style to the broadcasts of Cougar football. When he announced his retirement Robertson said, “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s been great to be with you Cougars at your meetings and get-togethers, and I hope we can do it again and I’m sure we will.” … [Read more...] about Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson passes away at age 91
On Sept. 1, the unmanned well owned by Houston-based Magellan E&P Holdings Inc. began spewing a plume of natural gas, condensate and water, in addition to emitting a sound like a jet engine. By the next day, the plume had diminished to about 5% of its original size. … [Read more...] about Repair to well off Texas coast taking longer than expected
Trump is known to adore dictators, especially Putin, but his susceptibility to flattery has made him adore several others who appear to be following Putin’s strategy. Trump boasts to Woodward that Kim Jong-un addressed him as “Excellency.” He brags, falsely, that “I’m the only one he smiles with,” as if this would indicate something positive about Trump’s negotiating style if true. He says he was awestruck at meeting the diminutive, rotund North Korean hermit-dictator, saying he said to himself, “Holy shit,” when he first found himself in Kim’s presence, and assessed his counterpart as “far beyond smart.” … [Read more...] about The 5 Wildest Revelations in Bob Woodward’s New Trump Book
“The statements I made are: I want to keep the country calm. I don’t want to panic in the country,” he told reporters on March 30. “I could cause panic much better than even you. I would make you look like a minor league player.” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Tells Bob Woodward He Played Down Threat of Coronavirus to Avoid Panic
NPR's Ron Elving writes: "Was there no one in Trump's communications office to question this commitment of the president's time? Who but Trump could have arranged 17 interviews with a man who had written critically of eight presidents, including an earlier book characterizing Trump as unprepared and unfit for his office, a national disaster waiting to happen?" … [Read more...] about Bob Woodward’s reporting prompts the question: What if Trump had risen to the occasion?