Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman in even cruder terms as she released a recording of campaign staffers discussing how to handle the potential release of a tape of Trump using the N word. Though the existence of such a tape seemed to be a rumor even in the October 2016 conversation Omarosa recorded, the Trump aides were planning for it to emerge, with campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson saying “I am trying to find at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it.” Because there are so many contexts in which racial slurs are acceptable and appropriate? The long-rumored N-word recording still hasn’t come out, with Trump apparently being protected by his producers on The Apprentice, but Trump didn’t seem to be responding well to this latest round of Omarosa news: xWhen you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didnÃ¢ÂÂt work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018 This is a woman who was on The Apprentice, then was brought back for Celebrity Apprentice, then for All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, and worked with Trump on a dating show called The Ultimate Merger—all before being hired to Trump’s campaign and then the White House. She had worked with or for Trump off and on for more than a decade, but gee, “I guess it just didn’t work out” when he gave that “crazed, crying lowlife a break” for the, what was it, sixth time? And Omarosa was high enough in Trump’s affections that even Kelly, supposedly brought in to impose order on the White House, didn’t fire her for more than four months—so “quickly”! About the “dog” part … well, that speaks for itself about how Donald Trump sees women when they don’t make him happy by praising and sucking up.
Russia’s deputy foreign minister has said that the United States and some of its allies were knowingly violating the 1988 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by deploying launching systems capable of firing cruise missiles. Read Full Article at RT.com
Since everyone is either on vacation or wishing they were on vacation this week, I felt like doing something more cultural and summery. Not that political horrors aren't happening daily. We'll be getting back to those shortly. I believe the initial idea came from driving past a Jamba Juice and being mildly surprised that Jamba Juice still existed. Are there really enough people out there drinking Strawberry Surf Rider smoothies to sustain a franchise? It seems almost inconceivable to me. Seems like paleo-friendly meat smoothies would be all the rage now. They actually sell cones of meat in Spain. That's my get-rich plan if cartooning fails. Help sustain these cartoons — join the Sorensen Subscription Service! Follow me on Twitter at @JenSorensen
The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● NY-27: In a quick about-face, GOP Rep. Chris Collins announced on Saturday that he would not seek re-election to New York's 27th Congressional District this fall, even though he'd insisted he'd do so following his indictment on insider trading charges on Wednesday. Campaign Action But getting off the ballot in New York at this late date is no simple matter. Probably the only plausible route available to Collins involves getting nominated for another post, since candidates in New York may only run for one office at a time. Unnamed Republicans have floated the idea of putting Collins forward for a town clerkship or for a county clerkship elsewhere in the state, though residency requirements might make that latter option impossible. It’s also conceivable that Collins could be removed from the ballot if he were judged to no longer be a resident of New York state; the chair of the Erie County GOP noted to Politico that Collins, who is extremely wealthy, also has homes in Florida and Washington, D.C. However, in litigation stemming from a 2008 election in the predecessor version of this very same district, Republicans argued to a federal judge that a candidate’s residency prior to Election Day is irrelevant for determining eligibility. While no written decision was ever issued, the court forbade the Working Families Party from removing Jon Powers from its ballot line (Powers had recently moved to D.C. for a new job after losing the Democratic primary). There is one further option for Collins. One election law expert, Alan Goldston, wryly observed, “If he really wanted to get off the ballot he could just plead guilty,” because political parties are allowed to replace candidates who are convicted of crimes. Probably not gonna happen, we’re guessing. In any event, Republicans say they’ll meet Tuesday to figure out how they might ditch Collins, which would then enable local party leaders in the eight counties that make up the district to hand-pick a replacement.
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What: August Fine Antiques, Art, Glass, & MoreWhere: 160 W Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USAWhen: August 18; 10.30 amTop lots of the sale:- Pair of Important Chinese Jade Gilt Bronze Incense Boxes. A pair of Important Chinese carved jade incense burners completed with gold gilded bronze. Absolutely stunning. Each measures approx. 12 1/2« height (31.8cm). Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000- Ram Kumar (India b1924) 1966 original oil painting on canvas executed circa 1966 having a geometric design. Signed to lower right and dated '66. Unframed and removed from stretcher. Measures approx. 30» height x 38« width (76.2cm x 96.5cm). Includes certificate of authenticity from and signed by Ram Kumar. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000- Very Large Isaac Kahn original cast bronze sculpture titled »Pas De Deux«. Stands atop tiered bronze base crafted in the original cast. An edition number 3/6 executed circa 1984 and cast in the In TheBeginning LTD., Jerusalem, Israel. Etched »I. Kahn 3/6« to top of lower tier of base. Measures approx. 48» height x 24« width x 20» depth (121.9cm x 61cm x 51cm). Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000- L&Jg Stickley Grandfather Clock C1905-1907. L&JG Stickley grandfather clock c1905-1907. Signed with L&JG Stickley Handcraft mark. Measures 78« height x 19» width x 12« depth (198cm x 48.3cm x 30.5cm). Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000- Large Important Chinese Celadon Porcelain Jar. A large and important Chinese celadon glaze porcelain jar. Bottom holds blue six character zhuanshu Yongzheng reign mark. Measures approx. 8» height x 8 1/2« diameter (20.3cm x 21.6cm). Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000- Chinese Blue & Yellow Glaze Dragons Charger. A fantastic Chinese blue and yellow glaze porcelain round charger plate depicting dragons amongst flames with pearl. Bottom holds blue six character calligraphy Qianlong reign mark. Measures approx. 10» diameter (25.4cm). Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000- Isaac Itzchak: Tarkay (Serbian / Israeli, 1935 - 2012) original oil painting on canvas titled «Flowered Hat». Signed to lower left. Mounted in a black and gold painted wooden frame. Painting measures approx. 24 1/4«height x 24 1/4» width to sight (61.6cm x 61.6cm). Measures approx. 36« height x 36» width (91.4cm x 91.4cm) overall including frame. Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Fine Asian Works of ArtsWhere: Jumbo Auction House, 5091 Walnut Grove Ave. San Gabriel, CA 91776.When: August 19Top lots of the sale:- Chinese Soapstone Ornamnet. Intricately carved soapstone ornament, depicting five dragons chasing a flamino pearl. Comes fitted with a wooden stand. Length: 7.5« Height: 5.75». Estimate: $24,000 - $48,000- Chinese Jade Guanyin Statue. Intricately carved jade statue, depicting a guanyin holding a vessel in standing position, with two deities standing on each side. Comes fitted with a wooden stand. Estimate: $18,000 - $36,000- Antique Chinese Cloisonne Vase. Height: 15.5«. Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000- Chinese Fencai quail shaped Porcelain Box. 'QianLong' mark at base. Length: 3». Estimate: $12,000 - $24,000- Chinese Jade Carved Ornament. Comes fitted with a wooden base. Length: 11.25«. Estimate: $12,000 - $24,000- Large Chinese HeTian Jade. Comes fitted with a wooden stand. Length: 32». Estimate: $11,250 - $22,500- Chinese Hetian Ornament. Length: 2.5". Estimate: $11,250 - $22,500- Antique Chinese Gilt Bronze Bodhisattva Statue. Standing on a lotus throne, the hands held in the lap, wearing long flowing robe, adorned with jewelry and a headdress, the face with a serene expression. Height: 11.75 in. Estimate: $9,000 - $18,000For details, visit: https://www.invaluable.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: August Online AuctionWhere: TG Bowo Inc. Walnut, CA 91789, United StatesWhen: August 19Top lots of the sale:- Qing Dynasty - «Qian Long» Styled Gold Bowl. H:6.7cm3/5 2in Handle To Handle: 5 in (12.6 cm) Wt: i¼š485.6 g. Estimate $60,000 - $200,000- Han Dynasty - Gold on Bronze Tripod. H:1/8 6 in (15.7 cm); D:1/2 7 in (19 cm). Estimate $ 36,000 - $ 60,000- Liao Dynasty - A Set of Gilted Silver Mask, Gloves. Mask Heighti: ¼š1/8 8 in (20.6 cm); Mask Width: 7/8 7 in (20 cm); Mask Weight: i¼š136 g. Total Weight of Whole Seti¼š3060 g. Estimate $ 35,000 - $ 60,000- Qing Dynasty - White Jade Budda Stutue with Gilted. With Stand H: 5/8 12in (32 cm); W:1/2 7 in(19 cm) Wti¼š838 g. Estimate $32,000 - $50,000- Warring States - Gold Belt Hook. L: 1/4 7 in(18.5 cm); H: 3/8 1 in(3.5 cm); W: 5/8 1 in(4.2 cm) ; Wti¼š378.2 g. Estimate $28,000 - $50,000- Liao Dynasty - Gilted Silver Crown with Phoenix. H: 7/8 11 in(30 cm); W:7/8 11 in(30 cm); Wti¼š1490 g. Estimate $20,000 - $40,000- Qing Dynasty - White Jade Budda Stutue with Gold Inlaid. H:13 in(33 cm); Bottom L: 3/8 3 in(8.5 cm) ; Bottom W:1/4 2 in(5.5 cm); Wti¼š1582 g. Estimate $22,000 - $38,000- Qing Dynasty - Hetian Jade «RuYi». L:7/8 18 in(48 cm); W:5 in(12.5 cm); H:1/8 3 in(8 cm); Wti¼š2051 g. Estimate $22,000 - $32,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Quail Lodge AuctionWhere: Bonhams, Quail Lodge's West Field, 7000 Valley Greens Drive (at Rancho San Carlos Rd), Carmel CA 93923 USAWhen: August 15, 06.00 pmTop lots of the sale:- 2018 Bugatti Chiron. VIN. VF9SP3V31JM795073, 7,933cc Quad-Turbocharged W16 Engine, Duplex 32-Point Electronic Fuel Injection, 1,500bhp at 6,700rpm, 7-Speed Twin-Clutch Manual Automatic Transmission, 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, All-Wheel Drive. The epitome of hypercar achievement, 1 of only 500 to be built over the model run, Offered by the original owner with less than 480 miles, Top speed of 261mph. Estimate: US$ 3,300,000 - 3,900,000- 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione. Chassis no. 920002, Engine no. 921002, 2,443cc DOHC 6-Cylinder Engine, 3 Weber 35 DCO Carburetors, Estimated 160bhp at 5,500rpm, 5-speed manual gearbox (original 4-speed included), Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle, 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes, The only original survivor of three Competizione Berlinettas, Consecutive years of Mille Miglia and Targa Florio competition, Nestled among Michel Dovaz's «Sleeping Beauties» for 40 years, Matching numbers and exeptional, well-documented provenance, Exceptional 69-year file of original documentation, Pebble Beach class winner, 100 point CCCA results. Estimate: US$ 3,000,000 - 3,500,000- An H.M. Bentley & Partners Demonstrator 1928 Bentley 6½ Liter Open Sports Tourer. Coachwork by Barker & Co. Coachbuilders. Chassis no. BR2354, Engine no. BR2361, 6,567cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine, Single Smiths 50BVS Carburetor, 147bhp at 3,500rpm, 4-Speed 'C' Manual Transmission, Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Suspension, 4-Wheel Mechanical Servo assisted Drum Brakes. Estimate: US$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000- 1953 Siata 208S Spider. Coachwork by Motto. Chassis no. BS518, Engine no. BS078 (see text), 1,996cc OHV All-alloy V-8 Engine, Twin Weber DCF/3 Carburetors, 125bhp at 6,000rpm, 4-Speed Manual Gearbox, 4-Whee Independent Coil Spring Suspension, 4-Wheel Finned Alloy Drum Brakes. Estimate: US$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000- 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet. Coachwork by Pinin Farina. Chassis no. 2039GT, Engine no. 2039GT, 2,953cc SOHC V-12 Engine, Triple Weber Dual-Choke Carburetors, 240bhp at 7,000rpm, 4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive, Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes. Estimate: US$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000- Ex-Brooks Stevens 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Touring Phaeton. Chassis no. 113696, Engine no. 113696, 5018cc, OHV 8-Cylinder Engine, Roots Supercharger, 100bhp or 160bhp with supercharger engaged, 4-Speed Manual Transmission, Independent Coil Spring Suspension, Front by Double Wishbones, Rear by Swing-axles, 4-Wheel drum brakes with hydraulic servo-assistance. Estimate: US$ 1,400,000 - 1,600,000- 2015 Porsche 918 «Weissach» Spyder. VIN. WP0CA2A18FS800586, 4,593cc DOHC V8 Hybrid Engine, 887bhp at 8,700rpm, 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission, 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, 4-Wheel Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes. Estimate: US$ 1,350,000 - 1,750,000For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: InteriorsWhere: Christies, 20 Rockefeller CenterWhen: August 22; 10.00 amPublic Viewing: 17 Aug, 10am - 5pm; 18 Aug, 10am - 5pm; 19 Aug, 1pm - 5pm; 20 Aug, 10am - 5pm; 21 Aug, 10am - 5pm; 22 Aug, 10am - 5pmTop lots of the sale:- Tiffany Studios: A Twelve-Light 'Lily' Floor Lamp, Circa 1910. Patinated gilt-bronze, favrile glass, the base stamped Tiffany Studios, New York, and each shade signed 'LCT'. 55 in. (140 cm.) high overall. Estimate: USD 30,000 - USD 50,000- Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893–1983): Sans titre II/X. Signed with initial 'M' (lower left); signed, dated and numbered 'Miro. 16/12/60 II/X' (on the reverse). Brush and ink wash and colored wax crayons on paper. 18 ½ x 28 ½ in. (47 x 71.7 cm.). Estimate: USD 25,000 - USD 35,000- Le Pho (French/Vietnamese, 1907–2001): Femme pensant. Signed and inscribed with characters 'Lepho' (lower right). Oil on canvas. 19 ¾ x 25 ¾ in. (50.2 x 65.4 cm. Estimate: USD 15,000 - USD 20,000- Camille Bombois (French, 1883–1970): Afternoon at the park. Signed 'Bombois. C.lle' (lower left). Oil on canvas. 22 x 18 ½ in. (55.9 x 47 cm.). Painted in 1937. Estimate: USD 15,000 - USD 25,000- Roy de Forest (American, 1930–2007): An Equestrian Conversation. Signed, dated, and titled 'Roy de Forest 1971/ An Equistrian Conversation' (on the reverse). Acrylic on canvas. 67 ½ x 60 ¼ in. (171.5 x 153 cm. Estimate: USD 15,000 - USD 20,000- Line Vautrin: A Talosel And Mirrored Convex Mirror, Second Half 20th Century. With script signature to verso, Line Vautrin. 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) diameter. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000- Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903): Sample-sur-Seine. Stamped with artist initials 'C.P' (lower left) and titled 'Chantillon-sur-Seine' (lower right). Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper. 9 ¼ x 6 ½ in. (23.5 x 16.5 cm.). Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000For details, visit: https://www.christies.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.com/homeFounder: Louise Blouin
Volumes is a new 4K experimental art film by artist and director Maxim Zhestkov (previously) which explores the laws of nature through the interactions of billions of spherical particles. As the digitally produced elements collide they transform into a series of brilliant colors, morphing from black and grey orbs to pink, blue, and white balls and back again. The spheres combine to create sweeping waves that disperse and meld back together in large, amorphous forms. More
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