By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Readers, I owe you a double apology: First, that I spaced out and didn’t post a Water Cooler yesterday, Tuesday, with no announcement or anything. That happened because I’ve been going mad buttoning the house up and painting rooms and shelving books and heaving out stuff generally, and mulching the front lawn to kill off the last of the grass that isn’t quack grass (sigh), and happened yesterday because yesterday was a travel day for me, and I had somehow gotten into my mind the idea that I was traveling on Labor Day, and hence, travel equaled holiday equaled no post. Unfortunately for us all, Labor Day was Monday. And not Tuesday. I get calendar slippage whenever I go mad. Sorry!
Second apology: This is a vacation week for me, and so I will be posting very light Water Coolers through and including Tuesday of next week. Sorry!
You might like to peruse this article by the normally astute Matt Taibbi: “How Donald Trump Lost His Mojo.” When you unwrap the opinion from the reporting, you’ll see it’s a trip report from a Trump rally.
Now we have this trip report from Taibbi, and I’m interested to find out what readers think about the reporting, in comparison to the other reports. Exercise your mad critical thinking skillz!
Readers, feel free to contact me with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, and (c) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi are deemed to be honorary plants! See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. And here’s today’s plant (CF):
CF writes: “I spotted this flowering plant at a rehab center in Florida, where my Grandmother is currently recovering from a stroke (all things look good!) She liked the flower a lot, maybe it truly is a plantidote!”
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