Encore of Revival: America, October 23, 2017

The world is a different place from when Reagan left office. Just a few years after a long series of events, Russia and the US ended the Cold War under George HW Bush. Since then, three presidents—two Democratic and one Republican—have had double terms. Now, it doesn’t so much matter whether arming-up is right or wrong, but that arming-up makes sense now when it didn’t 25 years ago.

Russia has been more and more aggressive, retaking an old militarily strategic part of the Ukraine. China is getting ready to launch aircraft carriers with a 30 year vision to become a global power. While no decision has been announced, the US is getting ready for a Cold War era “standby” of nuked-up bombers ready to launch at a moment’s notice. North Korea’s fate will be the soonest test of whether the move was wise.

All the nuking up with Russia and the old enemies came up in the Mueller investigation. It’s starting to look like the Obama administration, along with the Clintons and an interesting list of others, made it possible for North Korea to get the nukes it did. Russianewsgategate backfired, just as Symphony suspected.

The NFL is also continuing to slip. For too many years, business theory touted the virtue of cow-towing to any and every form of criticism from everywhere and anywhere. If a mouse doesn’t like the cat food, the cat food company must change its formula. It happened with Limbaugh’s sponsors, now it happened with the NFL. By catering to demands from the wrong people, the backbone customers felt betrayed and took their business elsewhere. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything and the NFL, even for a brief moment, chose not to stand. Now, the NFL seems to be truly becoming historic, in more ways than one.

EXCLUSIVE: US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert | Defense One


Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump | WA Times

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow | The Hill

Judging by Mueller’s staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice | The Hill

Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision | The Hill

Political Theatrics

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior | Yahoo – AFP

2 former presidents — from both parties — blast the state of American politics in unprecedented day | Business Insider

Ahead of Halloween, universities nationwide tell students what not to wear | College Fix

Illegal alien accused of murdering 18-year-old student was in DACA program | Fox News

BOOM! Mitch McConnell ATTACKS Steve Bannon During Joint Presser with Trump – Says He “Will Support Incumbents” (Video) | Gateway Pundit

Senior Homepage Editor Reveals Biased Political Agenda at New York Times | Project Veritas

US judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions to the US from eight countries | CNBC

Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing ‘fake news’ | Examiner


Jaguars apologize to local military for anthem demonstration | Sun Herald

Jerry Jones Confronted by Protesters While Entering the NFL Owners Meeting | NKT Network

Protests at hotel before NFL owners open fall meetings | WSJ

US-shaped flag unveiled ahead of San Francisco 49ers game | The Hill