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When Friends Turn Nutter

What do you do when friends of yours turn nutter on you, such as when they descend into conspiracy theories, Trumpism, etc? If they’ve otherwise been good friends, it can be distressing to watch them go down such a dark path. You may wonder if something happened to their brains, like a buildup of toxicity that made them turn. You may wonder if you could have done something to prevent their excursion into anti-truth. You may wonder how on earth they could be so ridiculously deluded. You may...
Tags: Relationships, Careers, Times, Steve, Trump, Don, Nutter, Grieve, Nutterland


November linkfest

It’s Word of the Year season, and two British dictionaries are leading the pack. Collins picked lockdown – a word we threw around here in the US but never experienced the way they did in the UK and elsewhere. (A friend of mine is literally confined to her London apartment after spending a month in France: she can’t go outdoors at all.) And Oxford Languages, publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, chose a phenomenon instead of a single word: the impact of the COVID-19 on language. “What struck the...
Tags: Apple, Art, Fashion, UK, London, Writing, Steve Jobs, France, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Urban, Bloomberg, New York Times, Oxford, Linguistics


Lame duck pardons turkey: Trump confronts reality at muted Thanksgiving event

At a much diminished White House ceremony, the president seemed to realise that his star has already begun to waneIt was a sad spectacle. Here was an ageing comic confronted by a shrinking audience, his jokes landing with a thud, his star beginning to fade.Donald Trump suddenly finds himself where he has never been: a secondary story, overshadowed by Joe Biden, dominating the news cycle no more. Continue reading...
Tags: Thanksgiving, White House, Life and style, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump


How Rudy Giuliani went from a respected federal prosecutor and beloved NYC mayor to Trump's bag man

Rudy Giuliani. J Pat Carter/AP Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, has been at the forefront of the administration's response to several controversies and legal issues. Giuliani was once the widely hailed mayor of America's largest city who lead the country through national tragedy. Recently, Giuliani became a key player in Trump's impeachment inquiry, found himself under federal investigation, and has represented the Trump campaign's unsubstantiated efforts to overturn the r...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Nbc, Washington, Life, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Features, House


How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
Tags: Politics, England, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, Barack Obama


Bye-Don: a farewell to the Trump aesthetic

It’s time to reflect on the weaponising of a certain Fox News-adjacent look that dominated his four years in officeThe age of Trump was an ugly one. An ugliness in profound and harrowing senses – racism, lies and callousness – extended into a literal ugliness that, while in no way as significant as the president’s actions, has often made the past four years feel like an assault on the senses. This administration has looked and sounded like no other, just as it has acted like no other. The nastin...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, Fox News, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump Administration, Biden Administration


Donald Trump's latest endeavor? Asking his supporters to pay his debts

The outgoing president has two ‘election defense funds’ – but the small print shows donations will go towards paying off debtDonald Trump has set up a retirement GoFundMe. Well, not exactly – he doesn’t call it a retirement GoFundMe, but his “election defense fund”. Related: 'Make America rake again': Four Seasons Total Landscaping cashes in on Trump fiasco Continue reading...
Tags: Life and style, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Is the Republican Brand Dying?

There’s a lot of talk about how supporting Trump may take down the Republican party. Perhaps that remains to be seen, but I wanted to do a little test within my own mind to see what I associate to each of these terms today, at least from a branding perspective. I was curious how the past four years may have influenced what I associate with the word Republican. Before Trump came onto the political scene, I tended to regard Republicans as mostly harmless but also patriotic, religious, and moral...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Careers, Values, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Steve, Trump, Biden Biden, Enron Weinstein Monsanto, Susie Lee DemocratDan Rodimer


Why It Had to Be Biden

The cover of this week’s Economist, that British bastion of business, intelligence, culture and policy, has a ragged, torn US flag flying over a government building. Above the flag is this lead: “Why it has to be Joe Biden.” In three articles, the magazine makes a strong case for Biden for the American voter. The subtitle of the first article summarizes their case: Donald Trump has desecrated America’s values. Joe Biden offers the prospect of repair and renewal. Though, happily, Joe Biden has wo...
Tags: China, Africa, Israel, US, Careers, America, Joe Biden, Iran, United States, Nato, Ben Franklin, United Nations, Congo, State Department, John Kerry, Biden


Trumps Reaktion auf Bidens Wahlsieg überrascht keineswegs

Wenige Augenblicke bevor in zahlreichen US-Städten Feierlichkeiten anlässlich Joe Bidens Wahlsieg ausbrachen, twitterte der amtierende Präsident: „ICH HABE DIESE WAHL GEWONNEN, UND DAS MIT GROßEM VORSPRUNG!“ Es wird wohl niemanden überraschen, dass Trump sich weigert, Bidens Triumph anzuerkennen. Immerhin ist die Amtszeit des amtierenden Präsidenten durch White Supremacy, der Behauptung von der Vorherrschaft der Weißen, und regelrechten Lügen gekennzeichnet. Das Wahlergebnis wurde Samst...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Virginia, US, Joe Biden, Nevada, Biden, Trump, Kamala, Witz, Kurz, Wahl, Sieger, Golfen, Joe Bidens Wahlsieg, Wahlsiegen


"If you’re going to work from home indefinitely, why not make a new home in an exotic place?..."

"It turns out there are drawbacks the trend stories and Instagram posts didn’t share. Tax things. Red-tape things. Wi-Fi rage things. Closed border things. The kinds of things one might gloss over when making an emotional, quarantine-addled decision to pack up an apartment and book a one-way ticket to Panama or Montreal or Kathmandu.... The anxious self-optimization pingpongs between 'Why aren’t I living my best life?' and 'Why aren’t I killing it at work?'... Ms. Smith-Adair’s office became a f...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Law, Careers, America, Monkeys, United States, Portugal, Starbucks, Montreal, Kathmandu, Panama, Costa, Trump, McDonald, Eugene Ore


27 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White House

President Barack Obama and his dog Bo were very close. Getty Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House. President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn't bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel "a little phony doing so." President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executive Mansion with his two German shepherds, one of whom would be the first shelt...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Dogs, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Bbc, Features, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan


Sensitivity to Lying

Some people have a high tolerance for lying and falsehood. They can hang out around others who frequently share false information, deliberately or from ignorance, and it doesn’t seem to bother them. Either they don’t notice the falsehoods, or they aren’t much affected when they do notice. I’m not one of those people. I used to be though. When I was younger I could hang around people who spewed nonsense left and right and be okay with it. That’s basically how I grew up, being taught lots of fa...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Usa, Relationships, Careers, Emotions, Donald Trump, Steve, Erin, Trump, Angela Stokes, Rachelle, Ron Lewison


Vice President-elect Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history last week when she and Joe Biden became the projected winners of the 2020 US presidential election. Born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India, Harris is the first Black woman and the first Indian American woman to appear on a Democratic ticket and to become the vice persident-elect. We took a look at Harris' extended family, which has five lawyers and several Stanford gradua...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Stanford, Senate, India, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles


Does the USA Need to Heal Now?

In my extended social circle, some people are calling for unity and healing now that Joe Biden will be the next President. Others aren’t so sure that healing is really what’s needed. The offer basically sounds like this: It’s time to repair the wounded relationships between the people who supported a lying, racist sociopath path for President and those who wanted to replace him. That’s a crappy offer. It doesn’t land well. The most airy-fairy people I know seem to be swallowing it and t...
Tags: Usa, Obama, Relationships, White House, Careers, Values, Joe Biden, Fox News, Nevada, Biden, Steve, Trump, Nutter, USA Need


"Could we maybe just accept that identity politics isn't an effective political strategy? And could Democrats just stop with it, like now?"

"I'm a black woman who votes Democratic consistently, not once did I hear a Democratic candidate in this election cycle speak directly to my concerns and needs as a black woman. My vote for Biden was to remove Trump, not because I felt the Democratic party had a vested interest in my concerns. And by the way, the concerns of black people (and women in particular) extend far beyond police brutality -- an overwhelmingly black male issue that has taken up all the air in the room when we speak of bl...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Metaphor, Charles, Biden, Trump, Democratic, Democratic Party, White Supremacy, Fred Astaire, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Class Politics, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Charles M. Blow


Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion that just sold for $18 million is set to be demolished

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. House Democrats are asking for documents from federal prosecutors and Florida law enforcement officials as part of a probe into how financier Epstein received a secret plea deal more than a decade ago after he was accused of molesting underage girls.The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, asking f...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, New York, Life, Trends, Architecture, House, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Everglades, Trump, Palm Beach, Glaser, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Corcoran


The Self-Care Routines of 5 American Presidents

In the last several years, talk about the idea of “self-care” — doing things to care for your own mental, emotional, and physical health — has become more and more common. At first, the term felt a little cringey and self-indulgent, something used largely amongst women-focused lifestyle blogs to rationalize booking a spa day and by the wellness industry to sell pampering products. But if self-care has sometimes been overused as a buzzword, its fundamental premise is still quite sound. In any...
Tags: Florida, Obama, Washington, Oregon, Life, White House, America, Hobbies, Ohio, Lincoln, Venice, Kate, Shakespeare, Harry Truman, Fdr, Lucy


The life of Dana Perino: the rare Fox News anchor who's worried about being boring

Dana Perino at Fox News Channel Studios on July 31, 2018 in New York. John Lamparski/Getty Dana Perino, 48, is the host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," a commentator on the "The Five," and co-host of the Fox podcast "I'll Tell You What." At age six, Perino told her family that she would one day work in the White House. She studied journalism at graduate school, but after refusing to interview the mother of a murdered 2-year-old child, she decided the profession wasn't for her. Perino tr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Politics, England, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Obama, Abc, California, Washington Post, Glenn Beck, Washington, Scotland


Get Ready For Turbulence And Its Impact

Turbulence is here and more is on the way. But don’t fear turbulence and don’t fear change. Adapt and overcome. Already, more and more signals show that the U.S. economy is returning to its pre-pandemic form of rapid growth and low unemployment. For lawyers, the market is already starting to tighten again with more and more companies struggling to find qualified talent. With viable vaccine candidates on the horizon, and treatment modalities already reducing the impact of Covid-19 greatly, the w...
Tags: Europe, Law, Careers, Joe Biden, Trump, Don, COVID


Melania tells a joke in West Bend, Wisconsin.

"Joe Biden says he could do a better job leading this nation. Apparently, when you hide in a basement, you feel safe communicating your wishful thinking." I love the rough-hewn lumber background. It's almost as expressive of Melania's oneness with the place as Lady Gaga's pickup truck. Now, Lady Gaga was mocked for that effort at performing American rural culture — redneckface, we might call it. I’m voting for America #vote #election2020 pic.twitter.com/bspDNkxnhJ— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)...
Tags: Fashion, Comedy, Law, Cars, America, Joe Biden, Beer, Pennsylvania, Ford, Sculpture, Wisconsin, Environmentalism, Lady Gaga, Biden, Trucks, Trump


From rich kid to first daughter: The life of Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, 38. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, has lived her life in the public eye. The 39-year-old has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and key advisor in her father's administration. Here's a closer look at her life, career, and time in the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump ...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Japan, Politics, New York, News, Entertainment, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Life, White House, Germany, India, New York City


I’m not okay.

So let me start out by saying the last four years have fuuuh-uuuhh-uuhhhcked me up. I have become OBSESSED with the goings on of our government, and I don’t mean it in the cutesy way the Instagram models mean it when they talk about whatever brand is paying them as much as M makes in a year for one post that says nice things about them. It’s unhealthy. I’ve lost friends over it. It’s caused problems in our relationship. It’s not good. But my obsession has resulted in a lot of navel gazing ...
Tags: Instagram, Sex, Mental Health, Abuse, Northern Lights, Election, Trump, Brittany Murphy, Rayne, Clifton Park


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, has faced attempted oustings, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey at the digital fair dmexco in Cologne, Germany, September 13, 2017. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and managed to avoid being ousted by activist investor Eliott Management in February 2020. On Octo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


I Voted for the First Time Ever

I mailed in my ballot on Friday. This is the first political election I’ve ever participated in. Here’s the first question filled out (not a difficult one): Voting for Biden / Harris for President was the only sane option given how hideous the other candidates are. You may not even recognize two of the candidates on the list since they’re running with much smaller parties, and they’re far from popular – for good reason I’d say. Don Blankenship is a former coal company CEO who s...
Tags: California, Careers, Values, Nevada, Steve, Trump, National Rifle Association, Don Blankenship, Abundance, Creating Reality, Biden Harris, Jo Jorgensen


34 photos that show how Halloween has been celebrated at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to visiting schoolchildren in advance of Halloween at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2019. Tom Brenner/Reuters Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years. It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958. Since then, presidents and first ladies have welcomed ...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Virginia, Holiday, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Features, Washington Dc, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy


62% of homeowners support low-income housing in their neighborhood

According to Redfin's latest survey, a majority of Americans embrace low-income developments in their neighborhood; however, concerns still abound.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Radio, Biden, Redfin, Trump, Affordable Housing, Markets & Economy, Select, Low-income Housing, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Low-income Housing Developments


Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images On Wednesday, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence participated in the only vice presidential debate for the 2020 election cycle. Born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India, Harris is the first Black woman and the first Indian American woman to appear on a Democratic ticket. We took a look at Harris' extended family, which has five lawyers and several Stanfor...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington Post, Life, Stanford, Senate, India, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends


Giveaway: sex toy survival kits for the apocalypse

2020 is not the year we ordered. We've spent almost 7 months in quarantine, and now we're heading into a precarious election that may lead to the collapse of society as we know it. But despite the hellscape that is this year, some good traditions persist, and one of those is my annual sex toy giveaway. Of course, the usual whimsical themes wouldn't cut it this time around. This is not a time for carnivals. It's a time for survival. So, I've assembled 10 sex toy survival kits to get you throu...
Tags: Giveaways, Sex, Oregon, Melissa Etheridge, Blogiversary, Giveaway, Trump, Addison, Twitter Facebook, Liberator Throe, Portland Apple, Breonna Taylor Tear, LUBE Magic Wand Rechargeable, Vibratexnjoy Pure Plug, Peepshow ToysPortland Toy Company, Portland Toy CompanyOne


Meet the billionaire doctors behind Regeneron, the pharmaceutical company that developed Trump's experimental COVID-19 treatment

Regeneron billionaires Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos. Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Taylor Nicole Rogers/Business Insider Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos, the billionaire doctors behind Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, are worth nearly $4 billion combined. President Trump took a high dose of the experimental 'antibody cocktail' that Regeneron is developing to treat his case of COVID-19. Even before he took the drug, the president was friendly wit...
Tags: New York, Life, New York City, US, Trends, Turkey, Cnn, Features, David, United States, New York Times, Billionaires, The Times, Merrill Lynch, Manhattan, Columbia University



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