Editor’s note: To be raised in a small or medium sized city in America in the 1960s, as I was in Louisville, KY., meant going to visit the windows of the local downtown Sears Roebuck & Co. store to get glimpses of the magic of Christmas. Wide-eyed children and eager adults came to see what the designers would craft each year.
Yelm’s JZ Rose has provided such a delight here for 3 decades and will be greatly missed.
This community owes a debt of gratitude to JZ Knight in providing the same magic here in Yelm!
– Daylight Savings Time ends in Yelm this Sunday, November 1st, 2am. – Remember to turn your clocks back one hour prior to retiring Saturday night. Read more from LiveScience.com, Read more from Time and Date.com.
“New details of the Justice Department’s handling of the accusations against Halkbank reveal how Turkey’s leader pressured the president, prompting concern from top White House aides.”
Ed. note: Trump discussed an active criminal case with the authoritarian leader of Turkey, a nation where Trump has business interests. Attorney General Barr then interfered with his own DOJ prosecutors. These are impeachable offenses for both President Trump and AG Barr!
“The president’s apparent eagerness to please Mr. Erdogan has drawn scrutiny for years. So has the scale and intensity of the lobbying effort by Turkey on issues like its demand for the extradition of one of Mr. Erdogan’s political rivals, a Turkish religious leader living in self-imposed exile in the United States. Mr. Erdogan had a big political stake in the outcome, because the case had become a major embarrassment for him in Turkey.
“At the White House, Mr. Trump’s handling of the matter became troubling even to some senior officials at the time.
“The president was discussing an active criminal case with the authoritarian leader of a nation in which Mr. Trump does business; he reported receiving at least $2.6 million in net income from operations in Turkey from 2015 through 2018, according to tax records obtained by The New York Times.
“And Mr. Trump’s sympathetic response to Mr. Erdogan was especially jarring because it involved accusations that the bank had undercut Mr. Trump’s policy of economically isolating Iran, a centerpiece of his Middle East plan.
“Former White House officials said they came to fear that the president was open to swaying the criminal justice system to advance a transactional and ill-defined agenda of his own.
“‘He would interfere in the regular government process to do something for a foreign leader,’ John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, said in a recent interview. ‘In anticipation of what? In anticipation of another favor from that person down the road.'”
“‘Anonymous’ no more: Former DHS official Miles Taylor reveals he is writer of scathing Trump op-ed“
“Miles Taylor, the former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff who stepped forward in August to blast President Donald Trump’s leadership, said Wednesday he’s “Anonymous,” the senior administration official who wrote a scathing op-ed and book about the Trump White House.
“In a post on Medium entitled “Why I’m no longer Anonymous,” Taylor said he wrote the op-ed as a way to get the White House to focus on what he was saying about the danger he thought Trump posed to the country, instead of focusing on him.
“‘The decision wasn’t easy, I wrestled with it, and I understand why some people consider it questionable to levy such serious charges against a sitting president under the cover of anonymity. But my reasoning was straightforward, and I stand by it,’ Taylor wrote.'”Issuing my critiques without attribution forced the President to answer them directly on their merits or not at all, rather than creating distractions through petty insults and name-calling,” by Dareh Gregorian and Hallie Jackson, NBC News. Read more
“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” by Miles Taylor, The New York Times.Read more
“Who Is Miles Taylor?”
“A lifelong Republican and a former top official at the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Taylor took a leave of absence from his job at Google this summer to campaign for Joseph R. Biden Jr.,” by Michael D. Shear, The New York Times. Read more
Editor’s note: Sad to report we have come to this in America –
With political interference from President Trump and his hand-picked sycophant U. S. Postmaster General DeJoy, we have reached a place where the USPS warns they are not reliable to use for your ballot.