Democrats Are Sick Of The Squad

Grind for July 30th
FIRST SIP:
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill



Making Things Worse

The Headline

Democrats are sick of defending “The Squad”

The Grind

A group of House Democrats last week complained to CNN’s Jake Tapper about having to defend freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib (AKA “The Squad”) from President Trump.

“I can’t tell you the number of Members who are angry and annoyed about them criticizing us,” said one Democrat (preferring to remain anonymous).

On July 16th, House Democrats passed a resolution in defense of The Squad after the group was criticized by Trump.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe…loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States…how our government is to be run,” tweeted Trump.

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came? Then come back and show us how it is done…I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

The Details

House lawmakers told CNN they expect The Squad to continue stirring up trouble despite the resolution.

“We were there for them; they should stop attacking us,” said one Democrat.

According to Democrats’ internal polling, AOC has an approval rating of 22% from her colleagues; Omar has a rating of 9%.

“What the President has done is politically brilliant,” another Democrat told Tapper. “Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks, and the President has now identified the entire party with them.”

By attacking The Squad, Trump is forcing Democrats to defend them and adopt their positions including radical comments like:

— “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice.” – Ayanna Pressley

— “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border.” – AOC

— 9/11 Terror attack = “Some people did something.” – Ilhan Omar

The Squad has also run into trouble with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, including this month over a border funding bill they opposed.

After the bill failed, Pelosi urged The Squad to speak with her about their complaints instead of posting to social media. As expected, AOC accused Pelosi of racism.



Keeping It Cool

The Headline

Sony is crowdfunding a personal air conditioner

The Grind

Tech giant Sony this week unveiled a personal temperature unit it calls the “Reon Pocket.”

The Bluetooth device, worn at the base of the neck in the pocket of a special undershirt, can be controlled using a smartphone app (iOS and Android compatible).

The device weighs 3 ounces and is about the size of a card wallet.

The Details

According to Sony, the Reon Pocket utilizes thermoelectric cooling to decrease the user’s body surface temperature by up to 23° F. The device can also be used as a heating unit, to increase body surface temperature by up to 14° F.

Sony is currently taking orders for the Reon Pocket through its crowdfunding platform First Flight.

The device, which is expected to cost between $117 and $175, will be released to Japanese backers in March if Sony reaches its funding goal.

As of July 26th, the Reon Pocket was 57% funded with 23 days left.




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Did you know… When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.