Saturday, December 16, 2017

Verboten words: The increasingly bizarre and farcical presidency of Donald Trump (contract bridge players will no longer be 'vulnerable')

CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity. (Washington Post, 12/15/2017)

Greetings from Trump's America: Mason County, West Virginia

A Year in the Ohio River Valley:  Hard Times in Trump Country  (Intercept, 12/16/2017)
In Mason, the county along the Ohio River where Stewart and her family live, nearly 20 percent of the less than 30,000 residents live in poverty. The mining industry that was once Appalachia’s lifeline has been on a long decline, and for the past 10 years, employment rates have dropped. In nearby New Haven, the Philip Sporn Power Plant closed in 2015. Two other coal plants in West Virginia have since closed.

Source:  Wikipedia

Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Autauga County.  (6/29/2017)
Bibb County.  (11/10/2017)
Covington County. (11/11/2017)
Dale County.  (12/12/2017)
Geneva County.  (11/11/2017)
Marion County.  (11/11/2017)

Mesa County.  (7/20/2017)
Shasta County.  (7/4/2017

Morgan County.  (4/25/2017)

DeSoto County,.  (9/9/2017)

Kootenai County.  (9/25/2017)

Franklin County.  (2/27/2017)
McHenry County.  (2/5/2017)
Perry County.  (5/8/2017)
16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

Granger.  (3/26/2017)
Hendricks County.  (10/1/2017)
Huntington County.  (4/27/2017)
Posey County.  (10/21/2017)
Scott County,.  (10/21/2017)

Boone County.  (1/15/2017)
Clinton County.   (10/15/2017)
Franklin County, (8/14/2017)
Marion County.  (5/23/2017)
Monticello.  (1/13/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties.  (2/7/2017)
Union County.  (9/10/2017)
Wright County.  (8/8/2017)

Clark County.  (3/21/2017)
Mitchell County.  (1/29/2017)
Sumner County.  (10/1/2017)

Hancock County,.  (10/21/2017)
Jackson County.  (12/9/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties.  (2/17/2017)
Lee County.  (12/9/2017)
Letcher County.  (6/29/2017)
Perry County.  (10/10/2017)

Calcasieu Parish,.  (5/22/2017)
St. Martin Parish.  (4/26/2017)

Piscataquis County.  (7/3/2017)

Macomb County.  (11/29/2017)
St. Joseph County.  (6/5/2017)

Lac qui Parle County.  (7/2/2017)

Pontotoc County.  (7/19/2017)

New Jersey
7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)

New York
UPDATE:  Essex County.  (11/29/2017)
19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

North Carolina
Robeson County.  (12/1/2017)
Union County.  (3/9/2017)

North Dakota
Sargent County.  (10/22/2017)

Adams County.  (12/9/2017)
Columbiana County,  (12/11/2017)
Defiance County.  (3/21/2017)
Highland County.   (3/19/2017)
Huron County.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County.  (6/6/2017)
Morgan County.  (10/10/2017)
Trumbull County.  (4/3/2017)
Van Wert County.  (4/12/2017)
Williams County.  (3/21/2017)

Bryan County.  (5/5/2017)

Douglas County.  (5/17/2017)

Dauphin County. (4/22/2017)
Erie County.  (9/2/2017)
Greene County.  (5/3/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County.  (1/14/2017)
Northampton County.  (7/20/2017)
Williamsport.  (1/24/2017)

South Carolina
Spartanburg County.  (6/5/2017)

South Dakota
Lawrence County,.  (4/27/2017)

Campbell County.  (12/10/2017)
Marion County.  (4/1/2017)
Maury County.  (10/31/2017)
Union County.  (5/30/2017)

Gaines County.  (4/26/2017)\

Grays Harbor County.  (8/20/2017)

West Virginia
Cabell County.  (8/4/2017)
Fayette County.  (1/24/2017)
Jackson County.  (6/18/2017)
McDowell County.  (7/10/2017)

Adams and Waushara counties.  (2/6/2017)
Buffalo County.  (3/19/2017)
Clark County,.  (3/19/2017)
Johnson Creek.  (1/21/2017)
Manitowoc County.  (8/10/2017)
Oneida County.  (4/24/2017)
Price County.  (10/21/2017)
Richland County.  (11/10/2017)
Sawyer County.  (3/20/2017)
Taylor County.  (3/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Winnebago County.  (11/27/2017)

Your 2,656-calorie order is ready, Mr. President

McDonald collage from Twitter (Andrew Lyons)

A Campaign Memoir That Shows Trump, at Least Partly, as He Is.  (The New York Times, 12/11/2017)
But the authors are also the first Trump aides to put their names to stories about the campaign’s internal dynamics and to describe some notorious habits of Mr. Trump’s, like his preferences for lunch: He really did eat a lunch of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate shake, which he would call a “malted.” “Do you think I deserve a malted today? I think I deserve one,” Mr. Trump would say after a hard-charging day of appearances.