Free Sunday Breakfast At Madison’s Fire Station No.3

I deeply respect our Madison Fire Department and so it is pleasing for me to promote their local free Sunday breakfast at Fire Station No.3 on Sunday, September 18th. Serving from 8:30-10:30 A.M. Station No.3 is located at 1217 Williamson Street.

This week one of the firefighters stopped at our home and offered me a flyer about the event. It so happened that when I spoke about a fire in a large apartment complex on the far East Side many years ago she finished my sentence with “out on Hayes Road. I was there that day”.

That had been my home in the mid-90’s and it was destroyed when my truly nasty neighbor placed hot used charcoal into a paper bag onto his wooden balcony. (It should come as no surprise that he also had no more money than brains so the legal suit that many of the residents undertook never found a suitable ending.) 

I have never forgotten the firefighters and what they did that day. One of them who I never was able to find out by name moved something very special in my apartment so it would not be ruined and because of that I still own it today. I have a deep and abiding respect for the work they do and the public service they provide.

The only thing I can say that was somewhat interesting was to see the remains of the water bed in my loft apartment.  I have to assume when it emptied it aided in helping secure some of my possessions below it.

Pancake breakfast

Do You Wish To Own Henry Kissinger’s Lincoln Continental Limousine?

I wonder if this car goes as fast as a Mini Cooper?

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You could own Henry Kissinger‘s personal Lincoln Continental limousine.

The 1966 car, which was used throughout Kissinger’s career, is going up for auction through Dan Kruse Classics — a boutique car auction house — on Sept. 10 at the 42nd annual Hill Country Classic in Austin, Texas.

The limo is expected to sell for $40,000.

The black car — with blue interior — is also equipped with bulletproof glass. It was purchased through the US government, according to the auction house.

The diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize winner is now 93 years old.

Hillary Clinton To Get Closer To The Press

From ABC

Hillary Clinton has abstained from the common presidential campaign practice of flying on the same aircraft as her traveling press corps — until now.

Beginning on Monday — with just 64 days left until the election — the Democratic presidential nominee will replace her small, private jet with a significantly larger aircraft that she will not only share with her campaign staff, but with Secret Service staffers and reporters too.

According to a Clinton campaign aide, the new plane will be unveiled on Labor Day with a trip to Ohio and the Quad Cities, a region of four counties in northwest Illinois and Southeastern Iowa.

Until now, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence has been the only one of the four presidential and vice presidential nominees to have this set-up.

Hillary Clinton Will Need To Address Her Scheduled Time As Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton will need to use her political talents at a heightened level soon as the State Department agreed Thursday to turn over all the detailed planning schedules from her time as secretary of state to The Associated Press by mid-October.  That news was an abrupt reversal from U.S. government lawyers’ warning last week that hundreds of pages would not be released until after the presidential election.

Why this is most significant is because the release will make available before the election all of Clinton’s minute-by-minute schedules. Those planning documents offer a detailed look at Clinton’s daily routine during her four-year tenure as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.

The daily schedules drew attention last week after the AP reviewed the two years of schedules released so far, plus Clinton’s official calendars. From those, the AP determined that more than half the people who Clinton met or spoke with — outside of members of the U.S. or foreign governments — had donated to the Clinton Foundation either personally or through companies or groups.

I have urged and argued for a more forthcoming approach from Clinton regarding questions about her emails and the Clinton Foundation.  It is more and more clear that the email problem has far less to do with Benghazi (which was the most overrated non-story of the past 8 years) than it has to do with the way the Foundation was masterful at seeking ways to bring powerful players together.  As I have always stated the Foundation serves a great purpose but the demands for accountability and transparency must be responded to as well.

The timing of all this is most troubling as the Clinton campaign suffers from a series of cuts a day.  The lack of an open dialogue with Clinton and the press only exacerbates the situation.

Henry Kissinger And George Shultz To Endorse Hillary Clinton?

Another political earthquake.

When we were at Stanford a few weeks ago, former Secretary of State George Shultz acted viscerally when he was asked about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. “God help us,” he quipped.

But during a visit with our colleagues John Harris and Bryan Bender yesterday, Shultz took it further, signaling that he was discussing issuing a joint endorsement of Hillary Clinton with Henry Kissinger. He didn’t say it directly, but he said “no” when he was asked if there was still time for Trump to earn an endorsement.

“We are going to do it together, ” Shultz told Harris and Bender in Palo Alto, speaking broadly of a possible endorsement. “It will have more impact.” Shultz — who also served as Treasury and Labor secretary — said he was impressed by Clinton, noting a “deep knowledge of Mexico” he picked up on in a personal encounter. “When the next president takes office, if he or she turns inwards, the chaos will only develop more,” Shultz said, in another implicit swipe at Trump. “There is no substitute for the United States.”

When Bender and the boss pushed Shultz on his timing, he said, “It’s not Labor Day yet.” Jesse Ferguson, a Clinton spokesman, said, “We don’t know anything about it.”

Here Is List Of Presidential Debate Moderators

This year’s three presidential debates will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt; CNN’s Anderson Cooper with ABC’s Martha Raddatz; and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

The vice presidential debate moderator is Elaine Quijano of CBS News.

Holt will lead the first debate, which is set to take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on September 26.

Cooper and Raddatz will co-moderate the second debate, a town-hall style event at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9.

Wallace will moderate the third and final presidential debate at University of Nevada in Las Vegas on October 19.