Coffee and News- Hurricane Michael, Justice Kavanaugh, Trump, Climate Change
Good morning to you. Hope you have that coffee brewed and if so, let’s review the headlines for today.
There’s a reason why I went with a different look this morning with my coffee. Born and raised in Miami, that’s how Cubans make their coffee. Forget fancy electric coffee makers. We’re old school.
After dealing with so many destructive hurricanes such as Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Wilma, and Irma last year, a Cuban coffee maker was my only access to coffee. I either made my coffee on a camping stove or a gas grilled barbeque. Either way, it got me through those difficult times. Hurricane Wilma left me almost a month without power.
Hurricane Michael is still a Category 1 hurricane, but it is expected to reach Category 3 by the end of the day. Hurricane Michael is projected to hit the Gulf Coast tomorrow, somewhere along the Florida Panhandle with winds of 100 + miles per hour.
Then Hurricane Michael is making a right turn cutting through my neighborhood, literally, and continue through Georgia and the Carolinas. At the minimum there will be flooding in my area since I live near the St. John’s River.
Today, is the first day on the job for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Yesterday at the swearing-in ceremony with President Trump, the President apologized to Justice Kavanaugh for having to deal with the allegations of sexual assault.
President Trump also said that Justice Kavanaugh was proven innocent. Not sure when that happened, but that’s what the President says.
It’s Getting Hot in Here
We have a very serious problem with climate change according to the latest report by the United Nation’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
We are reaching disastrous levels of global warming and we have ten years to take unprecedented action. That’s it. TEN YEARS! This isn’t a joke.
We are reaching the dangerous threshold of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels, which means extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people. Unfortunately, our President is out of the Paris Accord Agreement and believes the Chinese invented the “hoax” of global warming. How one person can be so ignorant is beyond my understanding.
Goodbye Google +
Due to a data breach, Google+ is shutting down its social media network. Google+ never took off, but announcing its closure was perfectly timed by a report by the Wall Street Journal of the breach and Google’s failure in making the breach known publicly.
Finish up your coffee and for those of you like me in Florida, like always, use common sense and be prepared for the hurricane. Good luck.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
October 8, 2018
- Taylor Swift speaks out politically for the first time in her career
- Stormy Daniels bumps into Michael Cohen at the aiport
- Justice Brett Kavanaugh starts hearing cases this week
October 5, 2018
- Protests for Judge Kavanaugh
- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks out against Kavanaugh
- Professors nationwide want Kavanaugh out
- The Senate votes today on Kavanaugh
October 4, 2018
- Republicans, led by Senator Mitch McConnell, continue to push the Kavanaugh appointment through after a limited FBI investigation
- A federal judge rules against the Trump administration and TPS – Temporary Protected Status
- Anti-LGBTQ rule prevents diplomats from receiving visas for their loved ones if they are not legally married
- The National Alert or the Presidential Alert System is already in the courts on a lawsuit focused on First and Fourth Amendment rights
October 3, 2018
- President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford
- Vote Democrat if you are tired of winning says President Trump
- More arrests for riots at Charlottesville Rally
- Mueller is wrapping up the investigation
- President Trump is a tax cheat per New York Times