Morning Digestion – 12-17-19: FREE RIDE IS OVER. THE FREE MD WILL BE FOLDED INTO THE SUBSCRIBER PODCAST. SUBSCRIBERS RULE!

Yeah this has been coming. Too many people taking it for granted they don’t have to subscribe.

In the news, support for impeachment among Democrats drops in CNN poll. OOOPS…

IMPEACH:GOP Senators want it over Quick. DJT not so much.https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senators-seek-quick-acquittal-for-trump-the-president-wants-more-11576535310?mod=hp_lead_pos5
CNN poll shows support for impeach and remove dropshttps://thehill.com/homenews/administration/474846-support-falls-for-trumps-impeachment-removal-from-office-cnn-poll
Vulnerable Dem Freshmen decide to go down with the ship.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/us/politics/judiciary-committee-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: The question at the heart of the impeachment debate is not whether Mr. Trump leaned on Ukraine to investigate one of his political rivals when Kyiv was in dire need of American military aid. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that he did. At issue is whether that constituted an egregious abuse of power that warrants impeachment.
It’s a partisan stalemate on ousting Trumphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/americans-locked-in-partisan-stalemate-on-removing-trump-from-office-post-abc-poll-finds/2019/12/16/528aa7b8-2034-11ea-bed5-880264cc91a9_story.html

700 scholars want Trump impeached. Of course.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/more-than-700-scholars-pen-letter-urging-house-to-impeach-trump/2019/12/16/575d980a-2060-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

Rudy says he was the guy who convinced Trump and Pompeo to fire Yovanovichhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/us/politics/giuliani-yovanovitch-ukraine.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: He added that he did not recommend that Mr. Trump or Mr. Pompeo recall Ms. Yovanovitch. “I just gave them the facts,” he said. “I mean, did I think she should be recalled? I thought she should have been fired.” He said, “If I was attorney general, I would have kicked her out. I mean — secretary of state.”
Interview with Rudy. Yeah I forced her out.https://www.foxnews.com/media/rudy-giuliani-says-he-forced-out-ukraine-ambassador-yovanavitch-she-was-corrupt

Four guys who claim to be Repubs but haven’t been for a long time want him to lose.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/opinion/lincoln-project.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
Who they are: George Conway, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver, Rick Wilson
WP says Repubs show no respect for the constitution unless they impeach.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/will-any-republicans-take-the-constitution-seriously/2019/12/16/cf281e14-201a-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

McGurn says Adam Schiff should not investigate if Steele Dossier was Russ disinfo.https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-job-for-adam-schiff-11576540574?mod=hp_opin_pos_2

POLITICS:Trump team trying to milk impeachment for 2020https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/17/trump-impeachment-2020-086362

Corey complains that race permeates everything.https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/17/2020-diversity-black-candidates-086394MQ: It feels like the country has taken a giant step backwards, he said. “It’s hard to answer the question of, how did you go from Barack Obama to Donald Trump?”
Boris pisses on BBChttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/business/media/bbc-boris-johnson.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
Why young white libs hate Mayor Petehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/magazine/pete-buttigieg.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=The%20New%20York%20Times%20Magazine
MQ: The Buttigieg backlash, just like this spring’s first flush of Buttigieg mania, has a dorm-room atmosphere about it; it is most intense within his own cohort of young, mostly white, college-educated liberals, who are torn between a mounting discomfort with their own privilege and an instinctive comfort with their own class. Buttigieg is his demographic’s most natural avatar in the 2020 race, and that is precisely his problem.

In Pakistan Muscharaf sentenced to deathhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/world/asia/pervez-musharraf-death-sentence-pakistan.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage

SJW:Merriam Webster names “they” the word of the year.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/16/confused-about-they-merriam-websters-word-year-dont-be/

NYT documents slum conditions in homeless camp in East Baycan’t paste a link. it’s all video.

WTFBoeing caves, halts 737 Max production.https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/16/boeing-will-halt-max-production-january-faa-reviews-software-fix/

The Simpsons is thirty years old today and WP says it’s lost its edge.https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/12/17/how-simpsons-lost-its-edge/

5 Replies to “Morning Digestion – 12-17-19: FREE RIDE IS OVER. THE FREE MD WILL BE FOLDED INTO THE SUBSCRIBER PODCAST. SUBSCRIBERS RULE!

  1. The problem is, I think – that you put too much information in the MD. Free-loaders didn’t need to pay for anything else – their need for news was satisfied. It should only be a list of topics – like a tease for the PC later in the day. Don’t elaborate or explain anything. Unless you have something juicy to promote – but still no details.

    Your proposed change is fine with me.

    Aneta

  2. Hey John! Probably a smart move.
    My question is: Why doesn’t the MD show up in my Apple podcast subscription? It isn’t downloaded to me automatically and I have to go looking for it.

  3. I’m a subscriber and I don’t mind longer podcasts! I had a hard time listening to both! I’m glad you are combining! I like the idea of putting a teaser out , maybe one short subject! Thank you!
    Terryb

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