Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday's Broken Promise

I knew I wasn't going to be reading much of it when I saw the front page.

Hernandez’s fiancee may sue prison for failing to prevent suicide

That was the lead again, and what I'm noticing more and more is what is not in my Globe on a daily basis rather than the swill that is.

Trump assails 100-day mark as 'ridiculous standard'

I did scan the article although I'm no longer interested in what fallacy comes out of his mouth these days. I'm sick of $howman presidents. Apparently, he foisted this tax bill on Congre$$ with no warning (never a good idea; they like to be included or else their egos are bruised) and towards the end we find that "Trump also signed directives Friday to review financial measures put in place by the Obama administration. The presidential order asks Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to review the tax regulations imposed by Obama in 2016. Those include efforts to clamp down on “corporate inversions” — in which US companies merge with foreign companies to take advantage of lower tax rates abroad. Meanwhile, Trump is seeking to use negotiations on a deal to continue operations of the government to leverage several of his priorities. ‘‘I think we’ve made it very clear that we want border wall funding, we want greater latitude to deny federal grants to sanctuary cities,’’ White House press secretary Sean Spicer said."

That explains the National focus on page A6 of the print, but rest easy -- this guy talks out of both sides of his mouth worse than Nixon (with all due respect).

Below the fold:

Loss of ‘Codfather’ permits could hurt New Bedford

Maybe they should open up some pot shops.

Jack Grinold, longtime sports information director at Northeastern, dead at 81


Teacher of the year talks about challenges and rewards of being a teacher

Sorry, I fell asleep.

March for Science draws support, ambivalence



Second parchment manuscript copy of Declaration of Independence found — in England

Kind of making my own in a way.


On second thought, maybe ‘West Mass’ isn’t the best idea

It took $85,000 to figure that out, 'eh?


Mother of mentally ill man fatally shot by Boston police demands justice

That was a bad day.

Here are some missing briefs that appeared in print:

Northeast Maine prepares for even more snow

A Globe whiteout, and you can see why. 

Two 12-year-olds rescued python found behind Lawrence school

Fall River man injured in lottery ticket robbery

Three arrested in Barnstable on drug distribution charges

Heroin and crack

Three-alarm fire destroys home in Leominster


Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley’s new invite; GOP students threaten to sue college

Don't care what that provocateur dupe has to say.

In print but missing from the web version:

Florida State Senator Frank Artiles Resigns After Racial Remarks

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005


Attack on Champs-Élysées injects more uncertainty into French vote

It has almost become routine in France: A terror attack shatters the rhythms of daily life, bringing bloodshed and anguish. The assailant turns out to be someone known to authorities.

Yeah, like a movie we have seen one to many times. It's the same script, and the Globe even had an invisible eyewitness to the scene(?). 

I'm told the incident, whatever it is, was to be a gain for Fillon. The fact that the incident, whatever it is, is supposedly helping that $tinking $cum says to me that -- in what is sure to be a rigged vote with the “movement toward one who has held power” narrative being applied -- the run-off will be between Fillon and Macron with Le Pen left out. The Ma$ters of the Univer$e are no longer chancing elections even if Trump is on board.

Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

The affection the longtime allies usually share for each other is rooted in decades of cooperation on defense, intelligence, and trade. Australia has fought alongside the United States in every major conflict since World War I, and is one of the largest contributors to the US-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria.

Some AEI puke says it's about ‘‘reestablishing relations.’’

Disguised militants kill dozens of Afghan troops 

I guess that big bomb really didn't do much of anything after all.

Missing from the web but in print:

Bus bombing suspect hoped to profit off attack, officials say


Nothing about Syria, nothing about the Palestinian hunger strike, no Russia, no Iraq.


Eversource makes a power move on the South Boston waterfront

Boston tech firms, Markey, vow net neutrality fight

Three Chicken & Rice Guys outposts set to reopen, pending inspections

United CEO won’t get added role as chairman amid furor over removing passenger

He's had a bumpy ride.

US rejects Exxon Mobil’s bid for waiver on Russia sanctions

See, Trump isn't a tool of Putin, and just after Tillerson took a dump on Moscow's porch.


The Globe's solution to retail woes?

Bring back the summer tax holiday (pfffft)!! 

That doesn't explain the month-after-month dropping of tax receipts or misforecasts from authority and government.

I'll send you a postcard as I enjoy the Good Life this weekend.