Encore of Revival: America, September 9, 2019

British Parliament is essentially attempting to filibuster the Brexit referendum. PM Boris Johnson has been ordered by Parliament to agree with whatever decision comes from the EU—in which Johnson gets a vote and a veto. Maybe British Parliament should have gone on to instruct France not to veto an extension. The problem with this law is how non-specific it is, which is typical of posturing. Perhaps that’s the best way for Johnson to legally “interpret” it. Johnson’s main goal is to get a Brexit deal, which he believes will only be best if real fear of real failure is allowable. But, that’s up to the British, so the rest of the would should grab a popcorn, not tell others what to do, and see how the theatrics end.

Why is America arguing about weather? Sabotage. Someone at NOAA gave the president a ridiculous forecast, that a hurricane would plow through a wall of heat and high pressure, which doesn’t happen. Of course Dorian would turn right. But, someone advised him otherwise.

The president, who is not a meteorologist, then Tweeted caution and concern for Alabama, because someone at NOAA so advised, when everyone else at NOAA knew better. This is the work of someone trying to undermine the president. He’s fired people who were wrong in the past, he should also fire the advisor who made the prediction that was as wrong as it was ridiculous.

The economy is doing well, contrary to the best efforts of the bank. Don’t blame Trump for the Chinese trade war prices; blame the companies. Over 80% of our clothing and over half of our shoes are made in China. Whatever happened to cause that, Trump is fixing it. If we don’t like the road of all things made in China, then don’t do it again, and don’t blame the cleaning lady.


McConnell Seems Increasingly Nervous Republicans Could Lose Big Next Year // Truthout


US judge: Terror watchlist violates constitutional rights // AP


IG report reveals more evidence transition briefing used to gather intel on Trump team // Fox News

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices // Yahoo News

Science, Weather, Health

Government workers are ‘irate’ at their NOAA bosses for ‘throwing them under the bus’ // Daily Mail

Solar power in Taiwan surpassed nuke plant due to hot sun on Mon. // Taiwan News

You’re Kidding

EU paper recyclers ‘in crisis’ as China waste import ban bites // EURACTIVE.com

The Isles

Brexit News Synopsis: France Threatens Veto, UK Poll Analysis, Labour MP Quits // Money Maven

Brexit extension: PM to ‘test law to limit’ to avoid delay // BBC News

Boris Johnson loses cabinet member as extension request deadline looms // Vox

Boris Johnson Loses Majority: So What? Rebel Attempt to Stop No Deal Does Matter // Money Maven