Morning Digestion – 7-8-19: TRUMP LAYS LOW, HARDLY IN THE NEWS AT ALL, RENDERING THE NEWS BORING.

HOW DID THE MEDIA MANAGE TO SURVIVE BEFORE TRUMP? They descend into a boring funk when he doesn’t do something newsworthy. Like today.

TRUMP:Says reports of abuse of migrants at detention centers are a hoax.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/us/politics/border-centers-mcaleenan.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
He’s hardly in the papers today. Maybe it’s because Dems/media facing the unthinkablehttps://www.foxnews.com/opinion/liz-peek-democrats-confront-the-unthinkable-trumps-reelection

THE LIST&LINKS

MIGRANTS:Pelosi in trouble for dissing the four rads who voted against emergency funding.https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/tensions-flare-over-pelosis-comments-about-four-house-democratic-women-and-border-bill/2019/07/07/a1bf7b04-a0de-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html?utm_term=.bab8a1438414

The shock, the horror: ICE used facial recognition! Without your knowledge. How could they?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/us/politics/ice-drivers-licenses-facial-recognition.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

WP is also upset facial recognition scans done without knowledge or consent https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/07/fbi-ice-find-state-drivers-license-photos-are-gold-mine-facial-recognition-searches/?utm_term=.989354a99f4c

DOJ replaces Census legal time, suspecting the old team objected to new tactics.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/us/politics/census-citizenship-question-justice-department.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

WP is also certain Census team change is because something unethical is going on.https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-changing-lawyers-on-census-case/2019/07/07/18ba6650-a112-11e9-b732-41a79c2551bf_story.html?utm_term=.4620db097397

POLITICS:Dems get ready for the big shrink. Down to 8 by Feb.https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/08/2020-democratic-candidates-1399458

Willie Brown says  they’d lose, but Dems dream ticket is Kam and Mayor Pete.xxhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Emeryville-showdown-looms-over-nation-s-highest-14077812.php
That busing thing? Yeah, it was great, but no we wouldn’t want to do it again.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/effective-but-never-popular-court-ordered-busing-is-a-relic-few-would-revive/2019/07/07/dce439c8-9d40-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html?utm_term=.0cb06649e611

Tom Steyer says he’s going to jump into presidential race.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/billionaire-activist-tom-steyer-tells-friends-he-plans-to-enter-2020-presidential-race/2019/07/08/464fec06-a136-11e9-b8c8-75dae2607e60_story.html?utm_term=.42bc1b5e49d1

#METOOBillionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-sex-trafficking.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

SJW:Monroe had slaves. He’s been dead a long time.Now he’s going to pay.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/us/politics/monroe-slavery-highland.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Should white people pay double?https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/07/08/detroit-music-festival-charged-white-people-double-then-backlash-started/?utm_term=.76ad83b7641b

Navy guy got drunk and came on to women. His boss didn’t fire him. Navy fired the boss.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/07/08/admiral-set-take-over-navy-will-instead-retire-citing-emails-with-retired-officer-who-was-center-scandal/?utm_term=.a9998aeb6fdf

Starbucks apologizes after cops kicked out because customer was “uncomfortable.” fuck hiim/herhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/07/barista-asked-police-leave-because-guest-felt-uncomfortable-starbucks-has-apologized/?utm_term=.6a215b031f1f

Women’s soccer win in two words: equal pay.https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/soccer/uswnt-equal-pay-chant-world-cup-final/2019/07/07/47b5d9ec-a0f6-11e9-b732-41a79c2551bf_story.html?utm_term=.516335e88a3a

Are the women players paid less? Sometimes.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/08/are-us-womens-soccer-players-really-earning-less-than-men/?utm_term=.db12a8a2e60a

WTF:Awwww. Anderson Cooper getting only $1.5mil inheritance from Momhttps://pagesix.com/2019/07/08/anderson-cooper-to-inherit-just-1-5m-from-mother-gloria-vanderbilt/?_ga=2.69624729.862807711.1562592782-1911528243.1533649297

Why was I not very interested in the women’s world cup? A couple showboating women.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/sports/soccer/world-cup-final-uswnt.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Ransomware attackshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/us/florida-ransom-hack.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=US%20News

California adds up the costs of the damagehttps://www.wsj.com/articles/california-tallies-damage-from-quakes-11562544098?mod=hp_listb_pos2

Earthquake amnesia in L.A. after the 7.1https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/08/ive-lived-southern-california-decades-i-dont-quake-my-boots/?utm_term=.50a1d0d02cad

Earthquakes aren’t pushing california into the sea. The pacific ocean is.https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-sea-level-rise-california-coast/

Emeryville has the nations’ highest minimum wage, $16.30/hr. Might come down.https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Emeryville-showdown-looms-over-nation-s-highest-14077812.php

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