A letter to Elizabeth Warren
The media is moving on, but I’m not
The Saudi Arabian “investigation” into the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has reached a new excuse. In an official announcement from the Kingdom, Saudi officials have at last admitted that Khashoggi died, 18 days after he died. And the official announced reason that he died was … the 59-year-old journalist engaged in a fist fight with 15 military intelligence officers sent to have a nice chat with him. This excuse may not be slotted in as version 5 in the tree of Official Saudi excuses. Official Saudi responses to the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate 1.0 Khashoggi left the consulate only a few minutes after entering. 1.1 Through a back door. 2.0 We don’t know what happened to Khashoggi. It’s a mystery to us. 2.1 Those guys in the airport were just tourists. 3.0 Rogue killers. 3.1 That’s all. Just rogue killers. 4.0 He may have accidentally been killed while being “questioned.” 4.1 Which could have involved questioning why he needs fingers. 5.0 He got into a scuffle during a “discussion” at the consulate. 5.1 With 15 intelligence operatives half his age. 5.2 Who just happened to be there. 5.3 Whoops. Go to excuse 4.0. As of Saturday, CNN reports that Saudi officials were willing to place the blame on a group best described as “anybody except crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.” According to the Saudis, they are now holding 18 suspects, and two of bin Salman’s closest advisers have been dismissed. All of which has led Donald Trump to make a tough statement. As the New York Times reports, Trump “broke with his own intelligence agencies” to accept the latest Saudi excuse and declare he finds it credible. But then, Donald Trump has accepted every version presented by bin Salman. And he’s just as credible as the idea that Jamal Khashoggi died in a fist fight with people who just wanted to talk. Saudi Arabia also has a point 5.4, which is that the widely reported bone saw is just a “product of Turkish media” and never existed. Which seems like a point that might be settled if they produced Khashoggi’s body. But they have not done so.
Leading Off ● North Dakota: On Oct. 9, the Supreme Court let North Dakota's GOP-backed voter ID law go into effect, making it especially difficult to vote on Native American reservations. That’s because this law requires IDs to list a residential address, which many voters on reservations lack, instead relying on post office boxes. Affected voters will therefore be disenfranchised if they can’t obtain new IDs or another form of address verification, which is why Daily Kos partnered with North Dakota Native Vote to raise almost $500,000 since Wednesday to help ensure the state's Native American population can participate in November’s elections. These funds will be used to provide updated tribal ID cards or other methods of address verification to tribal residents who lack the documents necessary under the state’s new law. Activists are hoping to use the widespread attention around this ruling—and the attempts to counteract it—as a way to encourage more voter participation by Native Americans. North Dakota Native Vote is also combining its efforts with a get-out-the-vote operation that will include measures like helping people in rural areas get transportation to the polls if they need it.
Media, especially cable news, needs to stop treating celebrations of violence by Donald Trump at rallies as “smart politics”. That’s not what it should be called. See below: x pic.twitter.com/OodLX2tCUm— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) October 19, 2018 This is unacceptable behavior, from Trump, from anyone. Call it what it is. And do better than just repeating Trump lies and GOP talking points. We have an election in two weeks, and people need to know where the GOP stands on this. Donald Trump, at long last, have you no decency? Media, at long last, have you no standards? “Oh look he’s threatening violence. And it just might work” is the absolute worst of political punditry. if you wrote this or plan to write it, just stop and add context or just retire. As for us, media won’t do it for us. Do it for yourself. Vote these people out.
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ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - An Elkins woman traveled the globe during her 25 years in the military. Wilga C. Lothes served as a member of the United States Air Force from May 30, 1990, through her retirement as a major on Dec. 1, 2015. Much of her time in the ...
What: Scandinavian DesignWhere: Artcurial, 7 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysees, FR-75008, ParisWhen: Oct 30, 7:00 PMPublic Viewing: 26 October, 11 am-7pm, 27 October, 11 am-6pm, 29 October, 11 am-7pmTop Lots of the Sale:- «Exceptional »Grasshopper« armchair», 1938 - Finn Juhl (1912-1989); Base and armrests in maple, structure covered with black leather. Realized by the cabinetmaker Niels Vodder in only two copies for the exhibition of the Cabinetmaker Guild in Copenhagen, 1938. The chair was never put into production, and the two rare copies were kept by Finn Juhl after the exhibition. Measured at h: 90 w: 87 d: 102 cm. Estimated Price: $230,200 - $345,500 - «Unique sofa», 1936 - Hans-Christian Hansen & Viggo Jorgensen (1901-1978 & 1902-1981); Frame in oak, structure covered with green velvet gray. Edition Johannes Hansen. Measured at h: 92 w 220 d 80 cm. Estimated Price: $46,050 - $69,100- «Rare pair of table lamps», 1972 - Alvar Aalto & Jean-Jacques Baruel (1898-1976 & 1923-2010); Black lacquered metal structure, brass diffuser. Edition Valaistustyo Oy. Measured at h: 36.50 w: 33 d: 18.50 cm. Estimated Price: $34,550 - $46,050- «Rare table lamp mod. 61067», 1955 - Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985); Base in frosted glass, barrel and brass adjustable arm, partially perforated and black lacquered reflector. Idman edition Oy / Iittala. Stamp of the publisher. Only two known copies. Measured at h: 75 w: 50 d: 15 cm. Estimated Price: $23,000 - $34,550- «Ceiling Rare», Circa 1950 - Alvar Aalto (1898-1976); Frame in white metal, brass broadcasters. Edition Idman Oy, stamp editor. Measured at h: 24 w: 115 D: 32 cm. Estimated Price: $23,000 - $34,550- «Rare Suspension», Circa 1950 - Paavo Tynell (1890-1973); Brass structure, perforated brass cup. Measured at h: 110 w: 65 cm. Estimated Price: $23,000 - $34,550- «Suspension mod. 1959», Circa 1952 - Paavo Tynell (1890-1973); Brass base, perforated brass reflector, frosted glass diffuser. Measured at h: 140 w: 78 cm. Estimated Price: $23,000 - $34,550- «Suite of twelve chairs mod.FH1973 called Seagull», 1973 - Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971); Base in coppered metal, structure covered with cognac leather. Measured at h: 80 w: 47 d: 44 cm. Estimated Price: $23,000 - $34,550- «Table called Judas», 1960 - Finn Juhl (1912-1989); Base and teak top, inlay of solid silver pieces on the shelf. Measured at h: 72 w: 310 d: 139 cm. Estimated Price: $23,000 - $34,550- «Sofa mod. 4118», Created 1929 - Kaare Klint (1888 - 1954); Teak base, structure covered with cognac leather, upholstered cushion in cognac leather. Measured at h: 80 w: 199 d: 69 cm. Estimated Price: $23,000 - $34,550For details, visit: https://www.artcurial.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: CollectionsWhere: Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, UKWhen: Oct 31, 10:30 AM GMTTop Lots of the Sale:- «A matched pair of Neapolitan pietre dure and marble tops late 17th century, on early Louis XV style carved giltwood console tables» - One top with central lapis lazuli and onyx shaped oval flanked by floral scrolling in specimen stones and lapis. Measured at 88cm. high, 154cm. wide, 90cm. deep; 34½in., 60½in., 35½in. Estimated Price: $258,840 - $517,680- «A set of twelve George II walnut dining chairs», circa 1735 - Comprising two 'shepherd's crook' armchairs and ten side chairs, on scrolled cabriole legs with scallop-shell cresting and pad feet to front legs, upholstered in white calico. Estimated Price: $90,594 - $116,478- «A Chinese School painting of the bund at Shanghai», circa 1865 - Gouache on paper, finely painted expansive view of Shanghai from the French Settlement to the Suzhou Creek seen across the Huangpu River, the calm waters bustling with large Western ships amidst junks and small boats, framed. Measured at 113 by 48 cm; 44 1/2 by 18 7/8 in. Estimated Price: $90,594 - $116,478- «An important Victorian ivory and hardstone inlaid ebony cabinet designed Alfred Lorimer for Jackson and Graham», circa 1867 - Kaare Klint (1888-1954); Architectural form in Italian Renaissance style. Measured at 285cm. high, 210cm. wide, 65.5cm. deep; 112in., 83in., 25¾in. Estimated Price: $64,710 - $103,600- «A South Italian mother-of-pearl, rock crystal, aventurine, marble and pietre dure inlaid top», late 17th century, Naples, circle of Cosimo Fanzago - A central cartouche surrounded by large scrolls and foliate patterns protruding from the middle of each sides, bordered by a ribbon scrolling around a rectilinear line. Measured at 116cm. wide, 69cm. deep, 4cm. high; 45½in., 27¼in., 1½in. Estimated Price: $64,710 - $90,600- «An oyster and marquetry month-going longcase clock», London, circa 1680, movement and case associated - Thomas Tompion; 10-inch latched dial with wheatear border, signed along the lower edge Tho Tompion Londini Fecit. Measured at 208cm. 6ft. 9¾in. high. Estimated Price: $51,800 - $77,700- «A set of twelve George III mahogany dining chairs», circa 1765, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale - Comprising two armchairs and ten side chairs, the dished seats in close-nailed ivy green silk damask upholstery. Estimated Price: $38,850 - $64,710- «A Louis XIV gilt-bronze mounted tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, stained horn, copper, brass and pewter inlaid Boulle marquetry casket early 18th century» - Decorated in contre-partie, top depicting landscapes with winged putti. Measured at 13cm. high, 33.5cm. wide, 25cm. deep; 5¼in., 13in., 9¾in. Estimated Price: $38,850 - $64,710For details, visit: http://www.sothebys.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
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