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The day just got past me, so I don’t have time for a real blog post. But I thought I’d toss up this link to Jessica Wakeman, and her tales of woe befriending beautiful women whose sense of entitlement led them to turn into crappy friends. Like Judy Berman, I was skeptical. I’ve had friends who were that very specific kind of conventionally pretty that they make a very specific kind of man act like an absolute asshole the second they walk in the door. And I’ve not found them to be more or less likely to be hard to get along with than female friends whose beauty is of the more eclectic kind.
Then I realized that Jessica’s friends were models. And so I suggest an alternate reading. Perhaps they weren’t entitled so much as hungry. I know that I’m an absolute bear when my blood sugar is low. If it was a semi-permanent condition, that would make me a semi-permanent asshole.
What do you think, Pandagonians? Does being beautiful make people act entitled? Or is it, as I’ve often noticed, more trouble than it’s worth in terms of unwanted attention and upkeep?
Wall Street Journal drops a truth-bomb on Trump over his market-destroying trade war: ‘Everyone loses’
In yet another blast from the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, the editors looked back at Friday's stock market free fall and pointed the finger directly at President Donald Trump and his "trade-war general" Peter Navarro for being the main culprits.
After Friday's disastrous stock market session that took a major downturn due to the escalation of the trade war -- with China and Trump ordering billions of dollars in new tariffs -- the Journal pointed out that there will be no winners.
G7 off to a rough start as Trump aides slam host Macron’s agenda
With President Donald Trump at the latest G7 summit, all eyes are on the interactions between him and French President Emmanuel Macron. The two world leaders started off amicably, exchanging pleasantries, but behind the scenes, things have grown contentious.
According to Politico, Trump officials are railing against Macron, accusing him of trying to "fracture" the summit by steering the negotiations away from trade and into areas like climate change.
This development comes after Trump harshly criticized Macron for enacting a tax on digital services, which could increase costs for American tech companies like Google and Facebook. Trump threatened that if France does not suspend its "unfair" digital tax, "we'll be taxing their wine like they've never seen before." It is a threat that Trump has made repeatedly over the last few weeks whenever he has gotten angry at France.
A likely recession could doom Trump
President Donald Trump is worried that there will be a recession before the 2020 election. For once, he is right about something.
This article first appeared in Salon.
"The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well. Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession," Trump tweeted on Friday in a clear attempt to assuage concerns. "They are willing to lose their wealth, or a big part of it, just for the possibility of winning the Election. But it won’t work because I always find a way to win, especially for the people!"