The dangers of posting early

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Papa Legba
Joined: 25 May 2012, 14:07

31 Jul 2017, 22:06 #1

The turnover rate in the current administration is such that posting news summaries a day early is increasingly risky. You're in good company here; it's driving everyone nuts-- the day Scarramucci was fired, I saw numerous journalists on twitter complaining that their mostly-finished long-form articles just got obsoleted. Same with all the folks who were saving up Bohemian Rhapsody-themed Scarramucci jokes-- they were offloading songbooks of material.
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gvgoebel
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Joined: 19 May 2012, 11:33

01 Aug 2017, 02:08 #2

Papa Legba wrote: The turnover rate in the current administration is such that posting news summaries a day early is increasingly risky. You're in good company here; it's driving everyone nuts-- the day Scarramucci was fired, I saw numerous journalists on twitter complaining that their mostly-finished long-form articles just got obsoleted. Same with all the folks who were saving up Bohemian Rhapsody-themed Scarramucci jokes-- they were offloading songbooks of material.
Actually, I was leaving things open-ended, but generally assuming the worst.  When I read on CNN Online that Scaramucci had been given the boot, I said out loud:  "Holy XXXX!"

HOWEVER, it appears that General Kelly only took the job on the guarantee that the POTUS  would obey his orders ... err, follow his recommendations ... and the general almost certainly has a prewritten resignation letter in his desk.  He will tell the POTUS:  "You can talk me out of this ONCE."

It appears the first thing the general did on taking charge was call Scaramucci into his office and tell him, to his face:  "You're fired!"  Good heavens.  Can the general really keep the POTUS under control, however?  We'll get a good idea over the next week if the POTUS (a) starts talking sense on healthcare and (b) stops the loose tweets.

Circumstances seem to be bringing moderate GOP to the fore, like Susan Collins.  POTUS needs to call Collins and a Democrat of her choice, Schumer probably, to the White House for a chat on healthcare.   McCain is putting in an impressive closing act.  In the White House, I think we're going to see the three generals -- McMaster, Mattis, and Kelly -- forming up a triumvirate to stabilize the POTUS.  Here's hoping.  Things are just full of surprises, aren't they?

PS:  No, I swear I didn't change the forum again, the forum providers appear to have gone through a restructuring or merger.

Gotta get to bed, watch an anime video -- MY HERO ACADEMIA, about a super-hero academy -- and crash.  My AIR VECTORS article isn't quite done, and I'll have to get up in the dark hours of the morning to get it done.
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gvgoebel
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Joined: 19 May 2012, 11:33

01 Aug 2017, 17:29 #3

In further news, Senator Flake of Arizona just published a mega-blast at the GOP.  OK, the Republican civil war, brewing since the Clinton Administration, is now on in earnest.
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