What Are the Libs Up to Now?
A reporter for a Washington, D.C., political news site says Democrats are well aware that Joe Biden “does not have the mental acuity that he even had a couple of years ago.”
Joe Concha, a media reporter for The Hill, told Steve Doocy on “Fox & Friends” that Biden does not appear to be up to the task of holding the kind of press conference President Trump routinely holds.
“A lot of Democrats will tell you, at least privately, that he does not have the mental acuity that he even had a couple of years ago and this is a candidate that simply would not able to withstand the type of press conferences that the current president has, as far as them going on for an hour, an hour and a half, taking questions with multiple outlets with no ground rules attached,” Concha said.
Biden hasn’t held a press conference in nearly three months. The Democratic nominee instead occasionally sits for interviews with left-leaning news organizations, often setting ground rules first.
The Trump Agenda
Can you imagine?
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, proposed a solution to stop radical activists from destroying statues across the country: replace any statue that is torn down with a statue of his father.
“Want to save our monuments?” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Let’s get a movement going to replace any statue torn down during these riots with a new and more sturdy statue of [President Donald Trump]. The nonsense would stop instantly.”
The tweet from Trump Jr. comes after rioters have destroyed numerous statues of former presidents in recent days, including statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ulysses S. Grant. Rioters on Monday attempted to destroy a statue of former President Andrew Jackson near the White House.
President Trump announced on Tuesday that he has taken action to stop the destruction of property on federal land.
“I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent,” Trump tweeted. “This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!”
Asian stocks were expected to come under pressure on Wednesday, as a spike in new coronavirus infections weighed on sentiment, although U.S. assurances that the China trade deal was intact and upbeat economic data provided some reasons for optimism.
Kyle Rodda, market analyst at IG Markets, said late selling seen in Wall Street suggested a “soggy start” for Asian markets.
“We expect something of a positive start for Asian trade, but we will have overhanging concern about the virus itself and a second wave unfolding,” said Kyle Rodda, market analyst at IG Markets. “The market is clinging on to a recovery as much as it can.”
Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures rose 0.15% in early trading.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 futures fell 0.02%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index futures lost 0.01%.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.5% higher, the S&P 500 gained 0.43% and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.74%.
However, the three major indexes pared gains from highs of more than 1% earlier in the session on Tuesday.
In Other News
No big deal, it was only worth gobs of money.
A private art collector in Spain wanted to have a copy of a painting by Bartolome Esteban Murillo called “The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables“ restored and repaired.
So, of course, he turned to a furniture repairman, whom he paid about $1,000 for the job.
You’ll be shocked to hear that it didn’t work out too well.
The face of the Virgin Mary — originally a wonderfully illuminated young woman with pink cheeks — was left severely disfigured. And a second restoration made the problem even worse.
Art professionals say more must be done to protect the works of famed artists.
“Fernando Carrera, a professor at the Galician School for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, says such cases highlight the need for work to be carried out only by properly trained restorers, The Irish Times reported. “‘I don’t think this guy -– or these people -– should be referred to as restorers,’ he said. “’Let’s be honest: they’re bodgers who botch things up. They destroy things.’”
So let’s get this straight – you pay who knows how much for an extremely costly art piece and only $1000 to a guy to restor and repair. Brilliant!