“You know,” Trump went on, “when a tree falls, after 13 to 14 months it becomes extremely dry. You look at some of these fires, they don’t really catch where the trees are growing because they’re wet. The water’s pouring up the tree. And they just don’t want to listen. They mocked us when I said that. You got to clean your floors. Just an expression.” … [Read more...] about Trump on California wildfires: ‘You got to get rid of the leaves’
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The Trump campaign is betting that traditional door-to-door campaigning will pay big dividends. The campaign has claimed it has more than 2.5 million volunteers. As Newsweek has pointed out, this would be a greater number than the 2.2 million who backed then-candidate Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWall Street backed Biden campaign with million in 2020 cycle: report Obama, Biden to campaign together in Michigan The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Tech execs testify on platforms' liability MORE during his dramatic 2008 run for the White House. … [Read more...] about The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds
The 2020 news cycle has been dizzying, the Bay Area enduring one trauma upon another. But this pandemic also has been eerily quiet, said Saffo, the futurist and forecaster. The past six months have been reflective for many people, and the next six months may bring more of the same. Or they may be the time of action — of finally emerging from isolation for real, of truly striking that balance between living and mere survival. … [Read more...] about It’s been six months since the Bay Area sheltered in place: What have we learned?