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Squabbles Over the Family Summer Home? Don't Hire a Lawyer Just Yet (Paul Sullivan/New York Times)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 50 min ago

Paul Sullivan / New York Times:
Squabbles Over the Family Summer Home?  Don't Hire a Lawyer Just Yet  —  For many people, summer means time for family vacations at the beach, on a lake or in the mountains.  —  But for some, summer signifies a time to return to a family vacation home, a place they went as children and now take their children.

Kendall Jenner accused of cultural appropriation online

Daily Mail - 4 hours 52 min ago
The reality star had taken to Twitter to celebrate the new cover of Hollywood Reporter, which features her with her famous sisters and mother.

Americans flock to St Joseph, MO for total solar eclipse

Daily Mail - 4 hours 53 min ago
St Joseph, Missouri is at the center of the path of the solar eclipse's path of totality and will see the longest duration of totality: Two minutes and 39 seconds - set to begin at 1:06pm CDT.

Maya Vorderstrasse's pregnancy photo series

Daily Mail - 4 hours 53 min ago
Maya Vorderstrasse posed for a funny photo series following her last weeks of pregnancy with her second child, Hazel. She used a letter board describing how she felt.

Minnesota firm creates pistol-mounted mini cam

Daily Mail - 4 hours 55 min ago
Brian Hedeen, president of manufacturer Viridan Weapon Technologies, said the footage would 'provide that missing piece of evidence'.

McConnell undercuts Trump's claim: 'Most news is not fake' (Negassi Tesfamichael/Politico)

Memeorandum - 5 hours 37 sec ago

Negassi Tesfamichael / Politico:
McConnell undercuts Trump's claim: ‘Most news is not fake’  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday undercut one of President Donald Trump's most-repeated claims, telling a group at the Louisville Chamber of Commerce that “most news is not fake.”

Celebrities share excitement for eclipse on social media

Daily Mail - 5 hours 1 min ago
As the most anticipated celestial event of a lifetime gets underway, celebrities have flocked to social media sharing photos of their eclipse eye-wear.

Norman Rockwell baseball painting sold for $1.6 million

Daily Mail - 5 hours 6 min ago
One of Norman Rockwell's most famous paintings, Tough Call, was sold for $1.6 million at an auction in Dallas, Texas on Sunday. The buyer has remained anonymous.

Van Driver in Barcelona Attack Is Killed by Police (New York Times)

Memeorandum - 5 hours 10 min ago

New York Times:
Van Driver in Barcelona Attack Is Killed by Police  —  SUBIRATS, Spain — The fugitive believed to have driven the van in last week's terrorist attacks in Spain was shot dead by the police on Monday in a village outside Barcelona after a Europeanwide dragnet, the police announced.

Lara Trump has ankle wrapped while out in New York City

Daily Mail - 5 hours 13 min ago
Lara, 34, was photographed near Central Park in New York City on Monday morning. She wore an ankle support wrap on her right ankle.

Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack

Daily Mail - 5 hours 15 min ago
Anissa Weier, 15, pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge over the 2014 stabbing of her classmate Payton Leutner in Milwaukee.

Pet owners in China turn to acupuncture for cats and dogs

Daily Mail - 5 hours 16 min ago
Pet owners living in China are turning to acupuncture, which is famous in the country, to help soothe the aches and pains of their beloved cats and dogs (pictured).

VIDEO: Packed Carbondale College Stadium Brings in Cheerleaders for Solar Eclipse

GatewayPundit - 5 hours 17 min ago

Packed Carbondale College Stadium Brings in Cheerleaders for Solar Eclipse

Southern Illinois University had 20,000 people fill the Saluki stadium.

Safe to say Saluki Stadium is filling up. Updated story out of Carbondale: https://t.co/ouzWrIWkoB pic.twitter.com/emBrRGECnH

— Ashley Jost (@ajost) August 21, 2017

Totality in Carbondale except for the light of a ton of cell phones. #eclipse pic.twitter.com/LaO6MhKyYf

— Ashley Jost (@ajost) August 21, 2017

The stadium is packed.

They even brought in cheerleaders for the event!
Via Fox Business Network:

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Couple have spent 17 years touring over 100 countries

Daily Mail - 5 hours 18 min ago
Herman, 49 and Candelaria Zapp, 47, have scaled across every continent in the world after giving up their jobs and home in Argentina.

DC's Jefferson Memorial to get slave-holding updates

Daily Mail - 5 hours 20 min ago
The non-profit Trust that helped leverage millions to refurbish the national Mall says monuments like the Jefferson Memorial will get new scrutiny and changes that stress the founder's slave-holding past.

Man in Ohio passes out on a rollercoaster three times

Daily Mail - 5 hours 22 min ago
There are numerous things that people do in the face of fear, and for one terrified passenger of a rollercoaster ride at Cedar Point in Ohio, US, that meant going into sleep mode.

Mitch McConnell Takes Time Off Vacation to Take Veiled Shot at POTUS TRUMP

GatewayPundit - 5 hours 24 min ago

Which side are you on, Mitch? Don’t answer that. We, the people, already know you don’t stand with President Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took yet another veiled shot at President Trump. This time, McConnell took issue with the term “fake news,” used frequently by the President and his ardently supportive base. 

POLITICO reports:

Trump has consistently hammered media organizations for their critical coverage of both his candidacy and his presidency, accusing them of putting out “fake news” — an accusation that has become a rallying cry for his supporters. His latest salvo came Monday morning when he retweeted a message about “fake news” attacks against him, writing, “Thank you, the very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control!”

But when asked on Monday about where he gets his news, McConnell — who has been the target of Trump’s ire in recent weeks — said he has no trouble finding reliable sources.

“What I do every morning — there a couple of services I look at that gives me a synopsis of articles,” McConnell said. “It is my view that most news is not fake. But I do try to look at a variety of sources.”

Recently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of voters at a Kentucky Rotary Club gathering that President Trump’s “excessive expectations” are harming Congress’ ability to salvage its awful reputation and get things done. McConnell vented about the President’s political inexperience, complaining Trump’s focus on short timelines don’t reflect what Congress can actually accomplish.

ABC News reports:

Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vented about how President Donald Trump’s lack of political experience has led to him setting “excessive expectations” for legislative priorities.

McConnell, R-Ky., told the group in Florence that he found it “extremely irritating” that Congress has earned the reputation of not accomplishing anything.

“Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” said McConnell, a Republican and the state’s senior senator.

Trump, a political newcomer, as McConnell noted, has a habit of declaring progress on major priorities that do not necessarily reflect the reality of lawmaking.

For example, as the House was in the midst of negotiations about its Obamacare replacement bill in February, Trump announced that Congress was in the “final stages” of its bill and said it would be ready for “submitting” in March. While the House bill was unveiled in March, that chamber didn’t vote on it until May, and health care votes continued until the end of July.

That sort of disconnect has led to Trump’s expressing disappointment when bills — chief among them health care reform — fail to end up on his desk, even though, as with health care, the political reality indicated all along how difficult it was going to be to pass legislation.

“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell told the group. “So part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines — unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating — may not have been fully understood.”

Things are much worse McConnell undercutting the President – he flat out rejects his agneda as the best set of policies to adance the United States, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Gohmert went on with Varney and Co. to discuss the Trump agenda following Steve Bannon’s absence in the White House.

Gohmert told the FBN audience that Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are “slow-walking” President Trump’s agenda that they don’t like.

Rep. Gohmert: If you look back before the election Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell were totally opposed to the things that got Donald Trump elected. And I told the president back in June, you are being slow-walked. We are being slow-walked. This is exactly what happened in 2005. Dennis Hastert and Bill Frisk, you know they were kind of OK with reforming Social Security but they really didn’t want the heavy lift. They slow-walked everything… I’m telling you that is exactly the way some of our leadership is thinking again. We’re going to eke by.

Via Varney and Co.:

 

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Baseball teams schedule games to coincide with eclipse

Daily Mail - 5 hours 32 min ago
Minor league baseball teams in more than six cities from Oregon to Georgia have scheduled games on Monday to coincide with the total eclipse as it streaks across the United States.

SHOCK VIDEO=> Left-Wing Thug Destroys 200 Year-Old Christopher Columbus Monument With Sledgehammer

GatewayPundit - 5 hours 33 min ago

Baltimore, MD – Alt-left thugs took a sledgehammer to a 225 year-old Christopher Columbus monument in the middle of Sunday night and posted it to YouTube.

The thugs held up two signs that read:

“Racism: Tear it down” and

“The future is racial and economic justice”

A video posted today on YouTube shows a thug vandalizing the inscription at the base of the 44-foot-tall Christopher Columbus monument located at the intersection of Harford Road and Walther Avenue, across from Herring Run Park. This monument is the oldest to Columbus in North America and one of three in Baltimore.

The person narrating the video said,

“Christopher Columbus symbolizes the initial invasion of European capitalism into the Western Hemisphere. Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas. That Columbian wave of destruction continues on the backs of Indigenous, African-American and brown people.

“Racist monuments to slave owners and murderers have always bothered me. Baltimore’s poverty is concentrated in African-American households, and these statues are just an extra slap in the face. They were built in the 20th century in response to a movement for African Americans’ human dignity. What kind of a culture goes to such lengths to build such hate-filled monuments? What kind of a culture clings to those monuments in 2017?”

 

(Transcribed by Baltimore Brew)

Video via Popular Resistance:

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