Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 6, 2015
August 6, 2015
Donald Trump drinking games for tonight's debate:
Take a drink anytime Donald...
--Uses the word "disgusting."
--Mentions his net worth (even if he lies about it).
--Makes a generalization about Mexico.
--Interrupts the other candidates.
--Calls someone a "loser."
--Refers to himself in the third person. (NY Post)
Take a shot if Trump...
--Pulls out his phone to tweet one of his own zingers during the debate.
--Says "huge" without pronouncing the "h."
--Name-checks his own last name.
--Says to the moderator, "Actually, it's THE Donald."
--Says something racist that he probably won't apologize for later.
--Turns to CHRIS CRISTIE and says, "BON JOVI is better." (NY Post)
Finish your beer if Trump...
--Brings a copy of his own birth certificate, just in case.
--Pairs the "Make America Great Again" hat with a "Strangle Your Enemies" necktie.
--Mentions the hotness of his wife or daughter (!).
--Prank-calls LINDSEY GRAHAM from the stage. (NY Post)
Take a drink...
--Every time Trump says "I" or "Me," take a shot
--Every time he says something smart or relevant, find a pig and tell it to fly. (Thanks, Marty Wall)
Another @$#%* Press Release:
Ever feel trapped between the obligations of work and family? Perhaps it's time to take some pressure off and throw a resume over to Netflix. The online giant made a splash this week by offering employees unlimited maternity and paternity leave for the first full year after the birth or adoption of a child. Need more reasons to apply? They also offer working stiffs unlimited time off and absolutely love their workers.
Chief Talent Officer TAWNI CRANZ released a statement saying they want employees to have "the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about work or finances" and will continue to pay them normally, without the hassle of state or disability pay. (Lee)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
JON STEWART does his last "Daily Show" on Comedy Central tonight, after more than 16 years and nearly 26-hundred episodes.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
HELEN REDDY is in a nursing home, suffering from dementia. Sydney's Daily Telegraph says the 73-year-old singer is being treated in a Los Angeles nursing home. Helen's condition is in its early stages but she has reportedly been asking the same question every few minutes and forgets where she puts things. Helen had plans to make a comeback, but a June 11th concert in San Diego had to be canceled because of her illness. (Marino)
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