Driving the Day Good Sunday morning. PATRIOTS VS. FALCONS face off in SUPER BOWL LI tonight in Houston. The Pats are a three-point favorite. Someone bet $1.1 million on the Falcons. http://apne.ws/2l7gpG1 -- WSJ A-HED: “Will Lady Gaga Take on Trump at the Super Bowl? Place Your Bets! Offshore bookmakers are split on whether the outspoken pop star will mention the president in her halftime show; ‘I believe in a passion for inclusion’,” by Hannah Karp.http://on.wsj.com/2kammhhStory Continued Below COMING ATTRACTIONS -- THE SUPER BOWL INTERVIEW -- TRUMP AND O’REILLY -- O’REILLY: “Putin’s a killer.” TRUMP: “A lot of killers. We got a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?” http://bit.ly/2kC7VWJ … @marcorubio at 8:59 a.m.: “More When has a Democratic political activists been poisoned by the GOP, or vice versa? We are not the same as #Putin. MR” … @StephensWSJ: “Trump … [Read more...] about SUPER BOWL EDITION — PENCE on lifting Russia sanctions: We’ll see — FEINSTEIN: Trump ban will go to SCOTUS – THE JUICE: NEW MEMBERS at Mar-A-Lago, Pinkos to VP’s office
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Driving the Day BULLETIN -- REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN – N.Y. Daily News’ Jason Silverstein: “Jimmy Breslin — the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News’ columns championing ordinary New Yorkers — died Sunday morning, according to friends and family members. He was 86. The cause of death was not immediately released. The curmudgeonly columnist and author — whose velvety and witty writing style uplifted the downtrodden and eviscerated the scoundrels — crafted copy for The News, Newsday, the New York Herald Tribune and New York Journal American. For more than 40 years, James Earl Breslin was the newspaper reporter New Yorkers trusted and clamored to read, and other journalists strived to emulate.” http://nydn.us/2nAuJYQ Good Sunday morning. THE PRESIDENT is at Trump International Golf Club this morning. He left Mar-a-Lago at 8:26 a.m., per pooler Franco Ordonez of McClatchy. He is … [Read more...] about REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN — TRUMP infighting — TILLERSON’s warm words for China — BLOOMBERG’s warning to Dems on Gorsuch — SUNDAY BEST — PENCE visits Mar-A-Lago — B’DAY: Jill Abramson
State GOP chairman Tony Sutton is in a bitter and now public feud with a former business associate and Republican fundraiser over whether he offered to switch sides on state gaming issues in exchange for a job. For years, Sutton has actively supported his party's platform against gambling expansion in Minnesota. But late last year, according to South St. Paul businessman Bill Lethert, Sutton's wife asked Lethert to help her find out whether a group trying to add slot machines to horse racing tracks would hire her husband to promote their effort at the Capitol. Sutton and his wife, Bridget, vehemently deny they sought business from the group. "That is a bald-faced lie," said Sutton, who offered to take a polygraph test to prove his truthfulness. "It is false, false, false." The allegations come just days before Sutton is scheduled to be reelected as party chairman. He faces no serious opposition in Saturday's election. Lethert and Bridget Sutton exchanged e-mails earlier this year. In … [Read more...] about Did state GOP chief offer to jump fence on gaming?
Lost “The Incident, Parts 1 & 2” Originally aired May 13, 2009 Mario Perez: ABC Uh, your Jacob’s burning. Because of issues with the length of this post, I’ve had to split the entry into two parts. Read the recap of the episode here. So, yeah, wow. Where to begin with this? WhitDC suggested: “”Buzzuh??! See you in January!” and I gotta tell ya I was thisclose to doing just that. Because, whaaa? I mean, even after countless viewing and a week to contemplate, I’m still feeling rather fuzzy-headed about the whole thing. Here’s the thing, if I had come to this blog in the last entry and said, “OK, listen: Locke? Isn’t actually Locke. He’s some guy we’ve never met, and whose name we don’t know, who has been on the island with Jacob for a really long time and for some reason wants to kill him. KBAI.” you all would think I was a crazy person MAKING STUFF UP AS I GO ALONG. I have had deep and … [Read more...] about Lost: Back to the Old House, Part 2
Lost “Tabula Rasa” Originally aired October 6, 2004 Mario Perez : ABC Kate’s fresh start? Look. I am not a philosophy student. I managed to get my liberal arts degree without taking a single philosophy course. Impressive? I know. But what this means is that I will often miss philosophical allusions that are made on this blasted show. However, sometimes the writers like to bash us over the head with a reference that even a philosophy noob like myself can’t miss. For instance, even I know that “Tabula Rasa” is a philosophical concept that argues that when we are born, we are all blank slates, and that we become who we are through our experiences. In the ongoing battle of nature versus nurture, the concept of “Tabula Rasa” comes down firmly on the side of nurture. And I will pat myself on the back for knowing that John Locke was the Enlightenment thinker who popularized this notion. What I didn’t know is that it was an idea … [Read more...] about Secrets, Lies and Do-overs on Lost