To My Wonderful Staff,
I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect, nor do I want, any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work. Family obligations include, but are not limited to, family birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any religious ceremonies, such as first communions and bar mitzvahs, graduations, and times of need, such as an illness or a loss in the family. This is very important to me. In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly. This has been an unwritten rule since my days in the Senate.
Thank you all for the hard work.
is the first woman to design her own line of signature guitars for a
mass market release. VICE News correspondent Mary H.K. Choi went to Los
Angeles to see what it’s like to engineer an instrument from the ground
Trump will sign an executive order Thursday to create a commission to investigate his claims of voter fraud and voter suppression (ABC News)
Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will lead the “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity,” which will seek to look into “vulnerabilities” in the country’s voting process.
The commission will include members from both sides of the aisle, and will issue a report on what it finds regarding alleged voter fraud “sometime in 2018.” Read more (5/11/17)
In an interview with the Economist on May 4, Trump, asked if he planned to appease the voters, journalists and Senate Democrats who have clamored for the tax documents to be released, responded, “I doubt it.”
“Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters,” he said. “Oh, at some point I’ll release them. Maybe I’ll release them after I’m finished because I’m very proud of them actually. I did a good job.” Read more (5/11/17)
“This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters,” the editor’s note reads. “Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not ‘in the bushes,’ as the story originally stated.” Read more (5/11/17)
VICE’s narrative is based in part that at least a portion of the politicians (the incumbent in the US) are in fact trustworthy (Shane visiting Obama, VICE’s left leaning politics, etc).
VICE’s audience tends to believes extensively in this hyper-individualism that Adam Curtis criticizes, specifically through the means of expression on the Internet. The black mirror concept. Kudos for presenting a uniquely different pov but I think it’ll go right over most people’s heads. VICE used to cover mass movements that tended to fizzle out in the same manner that Curtis has described.
“The most radical thing one could do nowadays is leave your house, walk to Aleppo and back, and not tell anyone about your trip.”