Breaking news makes this a four martini lunch! Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start by noting the Democrats have lost every bit of the approval advantage they enjoyed over the GOP a year ago and Jim offers an analysis that both parties would be wise to heed but never will. They also slam Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for reportedly threatening to fire high-ranking officials at NOAA if there was not a statement released defending President Trump’s outdated forecast for Hurricane Dorian. Jim says if the reports are true, Ross should lose his job. They brace them themselves for the media to fall in love with Democrat Jon Ossoff all over again as the special election golden boy from 2017 (who lost) is now running for U.S. Senate in Georgia. And they react to the breaking news that John Bolton is out as National Security Adviser in the Trump administration.

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ArkWe all know, or have been endlessly badgered to believe (even from the Pope), that Anthropogenic Global Warming (or Climate Change, Climate Disruption, Climate Annoyance) that has caused the conflict in Syria, the near imagined extinction of the polar bear and, of course, is a bigger threat to world peace than a nuclear Iran or Russian troops amassing on Eastern European borders — is also responsible for the four-year California drought.

Don’t you dare believe for a minute that droughts in California are a periodically recurring phenomena recorded well before the onset of the Crusades, before the signing of Magna Carta, before the Renaissance, and well before the Industrial Revolution or the emergence of the internal combustion engine, Al Gore or Hillary Clinton’s private jets, or Leonardo DiCaprio’s yacht. Ignore what redwood tree rings may indicate or that there are these things called “deserts” in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Surely, that’s irrelevant (and don’t call me Shirley).

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