Morning Digestion – 12-2-19: TAKE MY WORD FOR IT: NOBODY IN NEWS LIKES DOING CHRISTMAS SEASON STORIES. THEY JUST SUCK.

Think of that when you see some poor reporter schlub standing in the snow (weather story) or in a mall (shopping story) or at the airport (travellers’ delays story). Take my word for it. They hate it.

the listlinks etc

LONDON ATTACK:NYT says don’t forget what victim stood for. How about not forgetting terrorist was released from prison by soft headed judge.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/opinion/london-bridge-attack-jack-merritt.html

CHRISTMAS.It’s Cyber Monday. Is it really cheaper?https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/01/cyber-monday-what-know-before-you-shop/
The biggest pain in the ass for reporters is holiday travel stories.https://www.wsj.com/articles/storm-brings-delays-on-record-day-for-u-s-air-travel-11575247791

Christmas decorations featuring Auschiwitz? On Amazon? Holy crap.https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10463495/amazon-auschwitz-christmas-decorations/

TRUMP:Dems gnashing their teeth over “progressive” trade deal, gives Trump a win.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/us/politics/trump-trade-deal-usmca.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: The deal presents a dilemma for Democrats because it contains measures they have supported for years, from requiring more of a car’s parts to be made in North America to rolling back a special system of arbitration for corporations and strengthening Mexican labor unions.
Ginsberg is out of the hosp. But what if there’s an election year SCOTUS battle?https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/472354-ginsburg-health-scare-raises-prospect-of-election-year-supreme-court-battle

Going off to make nice at NATO to get impeachment off his mind.https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-fight-at-home-hangs-over-trumps-nato-trip-11575198000

Just as a reminder of what real dictators do, Iran is cracking down. Brutally.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/world/middleeast/iran-protests-deaths.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: Iran is experiencing its deadliest political unrest since the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago, with at least 180 people killed — and possibly hundreds more — as angry protests have been smothered in a government crackdown of unbridled force.
Sheryl Atkisson’s 101 media lies/errors about Trumphttps://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/sharyl_attkisson_compiles_list_of_101_notable_media_mistakes_on_trump.html

IMPEACH:The Nadler Judiciary panel is back in the impeach spotlight.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/us/politics/judiciary-trump-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Rejects chance for his lawyers to appear at judiciary hearingshttps://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-lawyers-wont-participate-upcoming-impeachment-hearing-sources/story?id=67420879

Showing up would validate an already unfair process.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/01/trump-impeachment-response-house-judiciary-074712

Obama’s strong arm wh lawyer thinks trump is founders’ worst nightmarehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/opinion/trump-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

POLITICS:The Biden soundbite. Seriously. WTF?https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/01/biden-children-leg-hair/

Black voters might make Biden the nomineehttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/02/us/politics/2020-democratic-delegates.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. may lose the Iowa caucuses. But he is betting on strong support from black voters in Southern states and urban areas to help him accrue the 1,990 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

It might work.Kamala implodinghttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7743559/Kamala-Harris-aide-writes-stinging-resignation-letter-joins-Mike-Bloombergs-campaign.html

CHINA:Bars U.S. sailors from Hong Kong R&Rhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/china-bars-american-sailors-from-hong-kong-r-r-11575286243?mod=hp_listb_pos1

SJW:The latest white privelege in L.A.: shade.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/us/los-angeles-shade-climate-change.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

Libs give themselves a medal for supporting free speech, tolerating a guy they hate.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/us/indiana-university-eric-rasmusen.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Education

DEEPSTATE:Lisa Page speaks out in Daily Beast. Just ahead of IG report. Huh.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/02/lisa-page-trump-interview-daily-beast-peter-strzok-fbi/

WTF:Brit judge lets terrorist out of jail. He goes on stabbing spree.
Those social security scam calls? New way to report them.https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/02/have-you-received-one-those-social-security-scam-calls-theres-new-way-report-it/

At least 20 dead in battle between cartels and army just across border in Mexicohttps://www.wsj.com/articles/at-least-20-killed-in-mexico-gunbattle-near-texas-border-11575252949?mod=hp_lista_pos3

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