Thursday, June 15, 2017

Notations on Our World (Special Thursday Edition): A Brief "Virtual Walkabout" On our World....

We are pleased to report that the Congressional Baseball Game took place that is an annual tradition in Washington that began in 1909. One of the injured Capitol Hill Police Officers threw out the first pitch on Crutches: 

The Democrats won--and it had a special meaning in light of the shootings at the practice field that left Congressman Steve Scalise fighting for his life--and the Democrats gave the trophy to Congressman Scalise. .

What has been of concern is how some have taken this to again make it a right and left issue.  On the same day of Congressman Scalise' shooting and in the aftermath of the beautiful speech by House Speaker Paul Ryan, Mr. Gingrich noted how the "intensity on the left is real".     It has also been quite on the so-called right especially with the rhetoric from President Trump especially during the campaign.   Congressman King of Iowa went as far as blaming Barack Obama for the shootings that occured yesterday.    What CNN deemed as the "Truce" ended with this reaction by the House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi:

"I think that the comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous, beneath the dignity of the job that they hold, beneath the dignity of the respect that we would like Congress to command. How dare they say such thing? How dare they? Well I won't even go into the whole thing. I can't even begin, probably as we sit here, they're running caricatures of me in Georgia once again, earned over a hundred million dollars of vitriolic things that they say, that resulted in calls to my home constantly, threats in front of my grandchildren. Really, predicated on their comments and their paid ads. So this sick individual does something despicable and it was horrible what he did, hateful. But for them to all of a sudden be sanctimonious as if, they don't, never seen such a thing before. And I don't even want to go into the President of the United States. But in terms of some of the language that he has used."

This is as we are seeing reports of the President being supposedly a subject of being investigation by the Special Counsel and (with the take from Seth Myers) new reporting about this President's Son-In-Law being investigated.    The President went on a Twitter Rant this morning.   This is also as the Vice president has also retained Counsel as well related to the Russia Probe.   The Special Counsel's investigation is taking on some very challenging turns for the President and his Administration.     The Administration, though, is continuing its' agenda to unravel Obama Era Rules--including their efforts to repeal "Obamacare".    Trevor Noah had something to say about it earlier tonight.-it was interesting that he celebrated it and then later on he said that the bill was "mean".  

 It must be noted that this includes the creation of a task force inside the CIA to facilitate regime change in Iran which was confirmed by the US Secretary of State.   The US Senate also passed sanctions against Iran and Russia as well.      The Iranian Foreign Minister reacted over Twitter in response to comments by Secretary Tillerson on wanting to work with element for peaceful regime change in Iran:

In the meantime, the diplomatic inferno in the Middle East is burning ever more.   Qatar continues to be under blockade.  Despite President Trump's public admonishments, The United States just concluded a deal to sell billions of arms to Qatar--and the US Navy sent ships for a naval exercise. Iran has stepped in with shipments of food This is as our team was also on the prowl assessing the aftermath of the horrific fortnight in London and the Fire.    Sky News (one of our featured Media Partners) have been providing non-stop coverage as they have announced the missing from the Tower.     The people were extremely angry and took out their anger on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as he walked the Community to meet with Community Leaders and victims.     On top of the terrorist attack and the current instability in the political space, the UK has had a series of shocks.     It was interesting that Sinn Fein went to 10 Downing Street to express reservations about their concerns about Northern Ireland:

It was interesting how Jerry Adams was quite dismissive of the British Government and how they underscored their desire to join the Republic of Ireland--and that they would not take their seats in the House of Commons.    In the midst of such agony, though, how London came together to take care of its' own was so gratifying to be witness to as we end this with images of the missing in the London Fire:

Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi

Brikte is from Eritrea, pictured here with her son Bruck who is also missing

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