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It has been an extremely challenging 24 hrs yet again.  I was just numb when I saw coverage when the widow of Sergeant Johnson received a call from the President.  According to Congresswoman Wilson of Florida, Sergeant Johnson could not get a open casket funeral as she noted that the President told the Widow: “..he knew what he was signing up for..”.    I was numb when I heard it.

What is unfortunate is how President Trump failed miserably in leadership especially as he tried to deflect his lack of empathy–this is not even noting the bigger question of what we were doing in Niger anyway as he continues his attack on President Obama.     This is as President Trump also went after Senator John McCain yet again and politicized the death of General Kelley’s Son.

I was so proud to share the gofundme page set up for Sergeant Johnson’s Children that had raised over $ 126,000.  Trumpism has also manifested its’ ugly face In Alabama–as I send my thanks to Professor Turley for underscoring how dangerous the candidacy of Roy Moore is.    I noted on Twitter that he’s America’s Ayatollah and I hope the good people of Alabama will see him for the Fraud that he is:

It appears that the Senate race in Alabama between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is now a dead heat. The tie in the normally reliable red state reflects controversial views of Moore who was twice removed from his job as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for defying federal court orders. One […]

via “The Very Definition Of Tyranny”: Roy Moore Calls For Justices To Be Removed For Voting For Same-Sex Marriage — JONATHAN TURLEY

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President Trump was busy again this morning as he touted his achievements as the World continue to come to grips with the aftermath of his decisions–touting the Paris Withdrawal, Keystone XL, etc.–I responded to the Twitter Rant although It will fall on deaf ears.

Now, what is critical is what many are missing–and I am with Corey Robin on this.  The Courts will be where the Trump Legacy will continue long after he has left the scene:

Mike Allen is reporting this morning: Trump was upbeat and brought up a Kim Strassell column in The Wall Street Journal, “Scalias all the way down,” giving the president credit for “remaking the federal judiciary.”‘ I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. While political scientists warn against the norm erosion of the Trump…

via “It’s Scalias All the Way Down”: Why the very thing that scholars think is the antidote to Trump is in fact the aide-de-Trump — Corey Robin

It has been quite a week as I finished off some late breaking curation work for the Daily Outsider that would be available later on today.   I did take comfort in these thoughts as a new week dawns as I say, Onward to the New Week with all its’ possibilities !!!

Source: 17 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

What Corey Robin talked about is so critical that we all must take note of…..His words are poignant and frankly tough to read–but critical…..

Of all the sentences I’ve read on the Harvey Weinstein story, this one, from the New York Times, was the most poignant: More established actresses were fearful of speaking out because they had work; less established ones were scared because they did not. In virtually every oppressive workplace regime—and other types of oppressive regimes—you see…

via Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand At Work: The Harvey Weinstein Story — Corey Robin

As the weekend looms, I ran across this that is just powerful which I hope all enjoy:

The Right to Breathe is a documentary that captures air quality issues in Southern California from an emotionally powerful and personal perspective.

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 Quite a Month…..

As I have been tending to support of the Daily Outsider as the new Quarter was at hand, I had unfortunately neglected my corner here at WordPress until as I saw  the article on the Department of the Energy  courtesy of the team at Buzzflash (part of the Truthout.org network).   This is as President Trump has waged a culture war with the NFL, threatened to cancel NBC’s Broadcast License, is about to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal and just rescinded the Clean Power Plant Rule–all in the past seven days.     I just heeded the call to action from the NRDC to send a note to the EPA–although it will fall on Deaf Ears.     This is as  News out of Puerto Rico, in the meantime, is as grim as ever.

Quite a read …..One long, sustained ‘Oops.’

Source: Rick Perry’s Department of Energy Is Worse Than You Could Even Imagine

On a Horrific W-End….

I was hoping to be excited about the new quarter as I released my first notation here in my Corner on Word Press.   Yet, the excitement was a bit early (and that is putting it mildly) as itt has been a horrible weekend of attacks worldwide capped by the horrific night in Las Vegas early this morning.  There are too many shootings, too many guns, too much inattention to Mental Health–frankly, prayers are not enough as guns continue to be the order of the day–I am at a loss to explain how the Las Vegas Shooter was armed as he was–and it was pathetic how Daesh (known as ISIS here in the West) claimed credit.  If an asteroid hit earth, Daesh/ISIS will claim credit.

I salute all the first responders as I remember the innocent victims and pray that their families are granted the solace to deal with this horrible tragedy–We Shall overcome as I note this from the IACP President–A very sour note to begin the Quarter:

Yet again, this weekend brought devastation, tragedy, and fear to our communities. Our deepest sympathies are with the victims, their families, and the communities of Marseille, France; Edmonton, Canada; and Las Vegas, United States. Whether a knife, vehicle, or gun, the work of a lone wolf or coordinated attack, these horrific events have all brought […]

via Statement of IACP President Donald W. De Lucca on Weekend’s Deadly Attacks — IACP Blog

It is the dawn of the new quarter–I have been “Virtually pounding the pavement” gearing up for the new Quarter as I saw this–as he’s a fan, I’m a fan of his work and have periodically shared his thoughts here in my “Corner at WordPress”.  This is probably, in my view, one of his best about lessons in Leadership which I will personally read every single “syllabi” again and again!!

Onward to the new Quarter with all its’ possibilities…

I’m a fan of the Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials (the original ones, not the cheesy new ones). Some of my favorite sayings about The Most Interesting Man in the World include: His personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards. Even his enemies list him as […]

via 6 Ways to Become a Badass Leader — Leading with Trust

Working Away….

As the team at the Daily Outsider had gone dark, It gave me a chance also to reflect as we all gear up for the 4th Quarter.     What happened in Puerto Rico prompted the team to break the sabatical to report on Government Resources as the People of Puerto Rico continue to suffer–this is as the team continued its’ efforts with its’ daily updates on Twitter & weeklys on Facebook.   I was also working away–and decided to share this as the issue of Trust is ever so critical here and now in light of Hurricane Maria, the challenges ensued by the President’s continued culture war and the efforts at Taxes which all indications are will benefit the top 1% and will potentially see an increase in Taxes for the Middle Class.   Some interesting thoughts to fully “Book-End” The quarter which I hope all enjoy thanks to @Randy Crowley:

Building trust in the workplace is much like growing plants in a garden; you have to sow the seeds. If you don’t sow it, you can’t grow it. It doesn’t matter how rich the soil is in your garden, how much sunlight it receives, or how often you water, if you don’t sow the seeds, you […]

via 21 Seeds of Trust – If You Don’t Sow It, You Can’t Grow It! — Blanchard LeaderChat

As I have written before in my “Corner” here in “Word Press World”, I am a fan of Professor @JonathanTurley.    I admittedly have had reservations I have expressed when I have shared with him–but his views have been enlightening and educational–and the reactions I have had to my comments have been fun to participate in.  I look forward to further engagements during the 4th Quarter and beyond.

Mrs Clinton has been yet again in the headlines as she has been making the rounds promoting her new 500-Page Book–What Happened?   The punditry has been at it–despite all the reservations, as I finished off these thoughts, it was No. 1 at Amazon.      What Professor Turley wrote earlier tonight in his blog is a very fun way to “book-end” my comments as I go “dark” here in my corner for the balance of the Quarter as I say…Onward to the new Quarter with all its’ possibilities!!!

As a Game of Thrones fan, I was surprised to hear that Hillary Clinton viewed herself as one of the main characters in the series. I assumed that the character would be such tough women as the Dragon Queen and “Breaker of Chains” Daenerys Targaryen or perhaps the fierce warrior Brienne of Tarth. Instead, Clinton picked the one […]

via Clinton Identifies With Which Game of Thrones Character? — JONATHAN TURLEY