Like #SteveBenen I also wonder why Trump never misses a chance to boost Putin while dragging the country that rejected him in the 2020 election.
What happened in #Helsinki – and why has the US translator never spoken out? Trump took the notes, but why? Is it merely a minor embarrassment or a major scandal that Trump wants buried?
With this in mind, it stands to reason that the former president, who went to almost comical lengths to make Putin happy while in office, would go out of his way not to appeal beholden to the Russian, especially in the midst of atrocities in Ukraine.
And yet, as we were reminded yesterday, Trump can’t seem to help himself. I wonder why that is.
The problem is not just that Donald Trump sided with Vladimir Putin over U.S. officials. It’s that the Republican keeps siding with the Russian leader.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/trump-isnt-quite-done-siding-putin-us-officials-rcna68330
The Manhattan DA revives the inert “hush money” case against TFG, and this little detail will never fail to make me snicker like a schoolgirl. I’m sure AG of The Daily Beans podcast will happily dust off her Pecker jokes!
The Times reported on Monday that witness David Pecker, former publisher of the National Enquirer, a tabloid that helped broker the deal with Daniels, was seen entering a building in Lower Manhattan where the grand jury has been empaneled.
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/30/donald-trump-hush-money-grand-jury-new-york
Amazingly, Jordan continued to spew talking points. Also amazingly, Chuck Todd did a journalist’s job.
On “Meet the Press,” Jim Jordan was presented with factual details that debunked his talking points. He acted as if he didn’t want to know the truth.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/jim-jordan-presented-factual-details-prefers-not-know-rcna68125
We didn’t book Flybe for the accounts I’m on, but when I used to support a UK-based company – and I’m not surprised at all.
The regional airline Flybe has ceased trading and cancelled all its scheduled flights, leaving passengers stranded and hundreds of crew without jobs.
Customers advised not to go to airport and to contact their booking agent
— Read on www.theguardian.com/business/2023/jan/28/flybe-all-flight-cancelled-as-airline-ceases-trading
I did manage some decent sourdough
Unlike the author of this article, I did eventually produce decent looking sourdough, with best results using Foodgeek’s easy oat sourdough loaf and very little discard or wasted starter. But getting the timing right is hard, and I also bought a lot of “magic gear” that didn’t make it easier, but did make the process more pleasing.
“I was getting up at 6am to meet the demands of a yeast culture I could never bend to my will. It was a relief to finally give up trying”
— Read on www.theguardian.com/food/2023/jan/25/the-one-change-that-didnt-work-sourdough-baking-left-me-frustrated-obsessive-and-covered-in-flour
During a one-month excursion to the icy plains of Antarctica, a team of researchers found five new meteorites — including one of the largest ever discovered on the continent.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2023/01/24/world/meteorite-antarctica-discovery-scn/index.html
https://youtu.be/oqM0ZYnA02g Well here’s something I didn’t know I needed in my life that I now need in my life. A new series is coming to Apple TV+ where the infamously indoorsy Eugene Levy is sent on wild adventures around the world. This is a guy who hates to even get his hair wet. I think…
— Read on boingboing.net/2023/01/24/eugene-levy-steps-out-of-his-comfort-zone-in-the-reluctant-traveler.html
Gaelic origins of Icelandic words and landmarks challenge orthodox view of Viking heritage, says author
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/04/iceland-language-culture-inspired-gaelic-settlers-says-author