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SpaceX: Elon Musk Is Thinking Of Moving To Mars

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SpaceX proprietor Elon Musk has actually specified that there is a high probability he will definitely be amongst the withstand leaders to overcome Mars … along with assumes he could as a matter of fact complete his days there.

The 47- year-old billionaire notified Axios on HBO that there is a 70 percent opportunity he will straight use a SpaceX rocket to fly to the red planet along with as opposed to just see, he specified” I’m considering moving there.”.

He furthermore recommended that such a moving could well be long-lasting, mentioning: “Our company believe you can return nonetheless we’re not specifically certain.”.

RT documents: Musk provided the number without losing out on a beat, favorable although that his service has yet to present a manned location journey, and also a 250 mn mile journey with as-of-yet untaught emigration devices.

This is not some resilient technique based on details growths, according to Musk, nonetheless an actually real chance that will definitely happen within our life time for the ticket expense of” a set hundred thousand dollars.”.

You will certainly not be getting an easy life for your lending, nonetheless. When asked if fleing to Mars would definitely be a hideaway hatch for the bountiful, Musk specified it will definitely be anything nonetheless a journey. Requiring to build a base, there will definitely be” really little time for leisure, along with likewise after doing all this, it’s an actually harsh setup. So … there’s a probability you die there.”.

Still, Musk declares that he prepares to take on the challenge in the spirit of tourists that climb Mount Everest, with the exception that those hill climbers do not generally establish to stay on the elevation for the rest of their lives with no hope of return.

NASA, that is taking care of Musk on a job to relocate astronauts to the International Spaceport terminal, simply lately exposed that they would definitely be discovering” service culture” at SpaceX after a video arised of Musk smoking marijuana on a popular conspiracy theory idea podcast. The video could probably endanger his capacity to obtain the federal government clearance he would definitely need to collaborate with the job.

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‘Breaks my heart’: New York hospital on losing workers to vaccine mandate

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WROC) — In less than two weeks, New York’s health care workers at hospitals and nursing homes will have to have their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, or they risk losing their jobs. 

Under the mandate, there is no test-out option for employees. It has caused some controversy and worry with many hospitals already struggling with staffing shortages from the pandemic. 

Michael Stapleton, the president and CEO of Thompson Health, says that, before the pandemic, they would typically have around 90 openings out of 1800 people. Currently, they have close to 300. The vaccine mandate could lead to more.

“We were having huge staffing struggles to begin with, even before this happened, and now they’re exacerbated, they’re even worse, and so it’s a huge challenge for us,” Stapleton said.

Since the vaccine mandate was announced in early August, Thompson Health has seen 115 workers get the shot. However, they still have close to 200 who haven’t been vaccinated.

“We’re going to lose people over this mandate. That breaks my heart. These are great people who’ve cared for our community over and over and over again, they’ve dedicated their life, they’ve dedicated their careers to taking care of people. And now they’re not potentially going to be able to,” Stapleton said. “That’s horrible.”

The vaccine mandate could also impact staffing at nursing homes, including the one through Thompson Health. “We have occupancy for 178 residents,” Stapleton said. “Nursing homes all across this area are closing and downsizing. And that creates a huge problem because what happens is, we then can’t discharge patients out of the hospital, patients back up in the hospital, and then patients back up in your ED because you have no inpatient beds for them.”

Due to staffing shortages, hospitals have been left making some changes. “Elective surgery cases,” Stapleton said. “We’re not going to be able to do all of them. We’re going to have to postpone some of them. We’re going to have to postpone some of our procedures, because we’re going to need to flex our staff around to those priority areas where the patients are still going to come.”

He also said there will be changes coming to the hospital’s cafeteria this weekend. “Our cafeteria will be strictly operational to feed our patients and residents,” Stapleton explained. “We no longer have the staff to feed our associates and visitors.”

While there are staffing shortages, Stapleton reiterated it’s still important for people to see the doctor. “What I don’t want to see is people putting off care, because for the last 12 months, we’ve been seeing the ramifications of all of these people who put off care during this pandemic. It can’t happen. People are coming in way too sick. They shouldn’t be this sick,” Stapleton said. “We want people to go see their primary care. We want people to do preventive medicine to take care of themselves. We’ve got to make sure that happens moving forward.” 

On Tuesday, a federal judge from Utica temporarily blocked the state’s vaccine mandate. However, it only applies to health care workers who claim a religious exemption. Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state will appeal the ruling.

As hospitals like Thompson’s figure out their plans in the coming weeks, Stapleton said he knows his employees will continue to provide good care. “This is an incredible health system, with an incredible number of dedicated employees who will do whatever is asked of them,” he said. “During that whole pandemic, when it started 18 months ago, there wasn’t one person out of 1800 that said ‘No, not doing that.’ Everybody was there, everybody was on the same page.”

Thompson Health is part of UR Medicine. It is the parent corporation overseeing the operation of five affiliate healthcare organizations in Ontario, Livingston, and Wayne counties. The corporations include F.F. Thompson Hospital, M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, FFTH Properties and Services, F.F. Thompson Foundation and F.F.T. Senior Communities.

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Massachusetts reports 1,999 new coronavirus cases, decline in hospitalizations

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Massachusetts health officials on Thursday reported 1,999 new coronavirus cases, as both the positive test rate and COVID hospitalizations ticked down.

Infections have been higher amid the more highly contagious delta variant. The nearly 2,000 new virus cases now bring the daily average of infections to 1,333. The daily average was 223 two months ago.

The daily average percent positivity has been ticking down in recent weeks. The percent positivity is now 2.30%, compared to 2.98% a few weeks ago.

The positive test average was 1.61% for Thursday’s report.

State health officials also reported 16 new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s total recorded death toll to 18,424.

The daily average of deaths is now 9.9, up from the record-low death count of 1.3 in mid-July.

COVID hospitalizations went down by 31 patients, bringing the total to 675 patients.

There are now 173 patients in intensive care units, and 97 patients are currently intubated.

Of the 675 total patients, 213 patients are fully vaccinated — or about 32%. Those who are unvaccinated are at a much higher risk for a severe case.

Wednesday’s count of 2,716 new virus cases was the highest single-day tally since February. However, the state Department of Public Health later clarified the higher total, saying the numbers “include a backlog of testing results from September 10-September 13 not previously reported to DPH.”

“This resulted in an increase to today’s reported case counts,” DPH said in a statement.

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High school football: Ninth-ranked Woodbury rolls past Eagan 48-15

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Woodbury quietly continues to make a strong case as one of the best Class 6A teams.

Mason Pelke caught two scores, Blake Rohrer grabbed one and Garrett Smith scored on special teams — all in the second quarter — and the Royals went on to roll Eagan 48-15 Thursday.

Tied for ninth in this week’s Associated Press Class 6A poll behind the likes of more heralded Lakeville South, Eden Prairie, Rosemount, Wayzata and St. Michael-Albertville, the Royals (3-0) also got five passing touchdowns from George Bjellos.

“We’ve got a really good shot at going far, but we’re staying humble,” Rohrer said.

“We’re resilient. This is a great group of kids. We got talent from seniors to sophomores. Everyone can play,” Pelke added.

With sustained winds of 20-plus mph from one end zone to the other, Woodbury, which has had more success passing than running in its first three games, used a smothering second stanza to turn a scoreless contest into a blowout.

Three times on its opening two drives, the Royals went for it on fourth down. The latter kept a drive alive that culminated in a 22-yard touchdown pass from Bjellos to Pelke early in the second quarter.

“I hate to punt,” said Woodbury coach Andy Hill. “We’ve got plenty of plays that can get us four or five yards. And our defense is playing so well.”

Little more than four minutes later, Bjellos and Pelke hooked up again, this time from the 7, for a 13-0 lead.

“We just put our foot down,” Pelke said.

A high snap went off the Eagan punter’s hands two minutes later, and Smith fell on the ball in the end zone for a 20-0 lead.

Landon Tonsager ran the flexbone with success early as Eagan had an 11-play opening drive that ended on downs at the Woodbury 18. However, its next four possessions were three-and-outs.

“Everyone did their job and executed. We had a few mistakes, but we made up for them. We played physical,” Smith said.

Woodbury got the ball back on the Wildcat 35 with 54 seconds before halftime. A long screen play to RJ Altman on fourth and 10 kept the drive alive, and three plays later Bjellos hit Rohrer for a 4-yard strike.

Matt Vaske caught his first pass of the year for a 6-yard score and Charlie Jacobson caught a 23-yard touchdown pass for a 41-0 third-quarter lead. Both drives were set up by fumble recoveries inside the Eagan 25 by Marco Salas and Ugonna Okeke, respectively.

“All of our guys can make plays,” Rohrer said. “It’s fun.”

Having breathing room was a refreshing change for Woodbury, which also got a 47-yard run by James Maier.

The Royals rallied to beat Champlin Park 15-7 in week one and pulled away in the second half to beat Eastview 41-27 last Friday.

Grant Hooyman scored from the 2 and Tonsager scored from the 15 in the fourth quarter for the Wildcats.

This was the third straight week that Eagan (0-3) stayed with an opponent for a quarter before the opposition used a dominating stretch to pull away.

Rosemount scored 21 points in less than four minutes in the second quarter of a 47-7 week one win over Eagan; Park scored the final 21 points of the first half and the first three of the third quarter last week for a 38-14 lead en route to a 44-34 win.

“We’re not built to come from behind that much,” said Eagan coach Nick Johnson. “We got a ways to go.”

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Buffalo school officials propose National Guard help with bus driver shortage

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The bus driver shortage has led to a chaotic start of the school year for Buffalo Public Schools. According to Superintendent Kriner Cash, the district lost 150 drivers going into this year, and as a result, has to cut back on more than 100 routes.

“We then have to cover for those routes by taking the children to school with the drivers that come and then go back and pick up the children that are waiting,” Cash said. This has caused hour-long delays for some students, while others weren’t picked up at all. One mother said her son’s bus driver stopped showing up after two days.

District officials are now looking at what other states are doing to solve this national issue. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has deployed the National Guard to drive students to and from school—an option Cash presented to the board at their meeting Wednesday night.

“They can drive buses, they have 70 licenses,” Cash said. ” So we can talk to Governor Hochul and say ‘we have a challenge here. If you can get us 50 good drivers, that would begin to solve the issue very quickly.’”

Cash said he’s also heard of some states paying parents to drive their children to school, but ultimately he does not think that was the best solution. He also told board members there are currently more than 200 applicants looking to be bus drivers for the district.

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Police: Boy found with gun and drugs at Boston public school

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A 16-year old boy was arrested Wednesday at a Dorchester school after he was found with drugs and a gun in his bag, police said.

At about 10:45 a.m., officers responded to a radio call about a gun found at the Community Academy of Science and Health, police said.

Officers went to the Charles Street school, where they spoke administrators who already had searched the boy and discovered a gun and a small bag containing what they believed to be drugs, police said

A database revealed that the gun was reported stolen from Braintree on July 24, 2019, police added.

The boy was charged of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, high capacity feeding device, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and possession of marijuana, police said.

In a statement shared with students’ families, a Boston Public Schools official said: “The student … will face disciplinary action as well as interventions through the BPS Code of Conduct, along with legal consequences from law enforcement …CASH is a safe and welcoming environment for all students and staff. Violence of any kind is not tolerated in our community.”

 

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Even as drought eases, toll on Minnesota crops appears to be final

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Even as drought eases, toll on Minnesota crops appears to be final

Despite an abating drought in the southern portion of Minnesota, scientists who analyze the statewide monitor say its lingering effects have the left the majority of the state’s croplands in poor condition.

As of this week’s Drought Monitor update, 63 percent of the state’s croplands are in “very poor to poor condition.” Topsoil moisture was significantly reduced in every Midwestern state except Wisconsin.

Drought analyst Brad Rippey, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said croplands are worse across the north and western portions of Minnesota, where most counties are in extreme drought and a strip of the state faces exceptional drought.

Drought conditions gradually recede toward the southeastern corner of the state. Most of the nine-county region of south-central Minnesota remains in a moderate drought, while the middle third of Minnesota is split between moderate and severe conditions.

“For a lot of the state — really for the entire Upper Midwest — it’s going to be a disappointing harvest this year,” Rippey said, referencing drought conditions in the Dakotas. “The heat and the drought definitely took a toll on major row crops like corn and soybeans.”

He added that recovery is improbable given the shortening days and cooling weather. Farmers in southernl Minnesota typically spend October harvesting crops, first soybeans and then corn.

The latest USDA forecast indicates farmers in Minnesota expect an average corn yield of 174 bushels per acre, an 18-bushel decrease from last year’s figure. The projection is a stark contrast to last fall’s excellent harvest, where one farmer near Le Center said he grew his best corn crop and many peers were harvesting 225 to 235 bushels per acre.

Soybean yields in the state are only slightly below last year’s mark, at 47 bushels per acre instead of 49, because of timely late-summer rains.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse Orange plays host to in-state foes the University at Albany Great Danes Saturday. Syracuse is reeling a bit after a 17-7 Dome Opening loss to Rutgers last week.

Kickoff is set for noon on the ACC Network.

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Reminder, you can watch the postgame press conference on localsyr.com or NewsChannel 9’s Facebook page

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Child COVID-19 cases hit new high record in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – This week the Jefferson County Health Department revealed pediatric cases have hit their highest peak since the start of the pandemic.

Kids break the record at 237 cases.

“So that’s a huge percent, the largest we have seen since the beginning of the pandemic,” Jefferson County Public Health Department Public Information Officer Brianne Zwiener said.

Zwiener confirms this time around that there are not just more cases, but symptoms are more frequent compared to last year where many minors that tested positive were asymptomatic.

“In November 2020, we saw what was at the time, the highest COVID-19 case count for 0-19 which was 217. That was in the middle of our surge right around the holiday season so that was kind of on track with what we were seeing there,” Zwiener said.

Pediatric cases currently make up 32% of the total weekly cases in Jefferson County.

Higher than the latest numbers nationwide which sit at 28.9% as of Sept. 9.

“This is new. This is the emergence of Delta, which we know is highly transmissible and is affluent in our community,” Zwiener said.

Some parents didn’t know about the numbers and were shocked to hear about the increase.

“I had no idea. I really haven’t heard anything about that,” one Jefferson County mother said.

Melinda Owenspy, another Jefferson County mother, said, “The only thing that makes me nervous is that they can’t get the vaccine.”

Both parents have young kids.

For the latest COVID-19 report in Jefferson County, click here.

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Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

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WASHINGTON — One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful about dramatically expanding Washington’s reach at an enormous cost.

They’re all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill through Congress.

The party is again confronting the competing political priorities between its progressive and moderate wings. The House version of the bill that was drafted this week ushered in a new phase of the debate that could test whether Democrats can match their bold campaign rhetoric on everything from income inequality to climate change with actual legislation.

Any stumble may have serious consequences for the party’s prospects during next year’s midterms, when it will try to prevent Republicans from retaking Congress. The finished product could alienate centrists who say it goes too far, or frustrate those on the left who argue it’s too timid at a moment of great consequence.

“This is critically important for Democrats and for their message in next year’s election,” said former New York congressman Joe Crowley, a veteran Democrat who was upset in the 2018 primary by progressive star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “We’re going to blink and we’re going to be in 2022.”

Crowley said bills proposing trillions of dollars in spending were “simply something I never had to deal with in my 20 years” in office. “These are enormous figures by any standard,” he said.

But, Crowley added, no matter the final price tag, ”Let’s not lose sight of the fact that this will be transformational regardless.”

With Republicans universally opposed to the bill, Democratic leaders have a narrow path as they navigate an evenly divided Senate and thin House majority.

Many Democrats agree on the goals included in the legislation, such as providing universal pre-kindergarten and tuition-free community college while increasing federal funding for child care, paid family leave and combating climate change. The party also is aiming to expand health care coverage through Medicare and create pathways to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

But there are differences over how much such a measure should cost and how it should be paid for.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who met privately with President Joe Biden on Wednesday, have balked at the $3.5 trillion price tag.

House Democrats, meanwhile, have proposed a 26.5% top corporate tax rate to help cover the cost. That’s less than Biden’s 28% target. But Manchin has pushed for an even lower corporate rate of 25%.

There are also divides over how to impose levies on top earners. Biden has advocated restoring the top tax rate on capital gains to 39.6%. House Democrats, however, would tax such income, which is often generated by the wealthy, at 25%. They would also impose a 3% surcharge on individual income above $5 million.

Biden further supports higher taxes for those earning at least $400,000 annually, even as some progressives would like to see a lower threshold for higher taxes to kick in.

“We’re not going to raise taxes on anyone making under $400,000. That’s a lot of money,” the president said Thursday. “Some of my liberal friends are saying it should be lower than that.”

Biden discussed the matter Thursday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the White House said they agreed “it is only fair” that the spending bill is paid for “by repealing the Trump tax giveaways to the wealthiest Americans and big corporations.”

Differences over tax thresholds are technical, but they represent a desire among many House Democratic leaders to protect their most vulnerable members in moderate districts from attacks that they support profligate taxes and spending.

“There’s a supposition by our friends on the progressive left that it hardly matters what you do, as long as it’s big,” said Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist Washington think tank. Instead, Democrats are ideologically diverse enough that “people who run in competitive races simply can’t embrace the same kind of ideas that people who run in safe, blue Democratic districts,” Marshall said.

Joseph Geevarghese, executive director of the progressive activist group Our Revolution, countered that “It would be incredibly problematic for the president to say, ‘Look we won both chambers of Congress. We won the White House. We couldn’t deliver better health care, we couldn’t deliver transformational change on the climate.’”

“It is not going to be explainable to the American people,” Geevarghese said, “and I think there’ll be consequences as a result.”

Democrats have been here before. The progressive versus moderate divide dominated the early stages of the party’s 2020 presidential primary with Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders serving as the most prominent representatives of each end of the spectrum.

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, scored early victories. But the party ultimately coalesced around Biden, in part because of an urgent desire to unify behind a candidate who could have the broadest appeal and defeat then-President Donald Trump.

Biden has since largely kept the party unified by adopting many top progressive priorities, such as spearheading a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that passed in March and supporting a now-stalled proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $15 per hour. He has resisted, however, some of the biggest progressive goals, including the universal health care proposal known as Medicare for All.

But it’s unclear whether that equilibrium can be maintained.

Already, Our Revolution and other progressive activists have staged protests outside the offices of moderates including Manchin. They’ve begun referring to themselves as the “tea party of the left” combatting “obstructionist corporate Democrats.”

Manchin is so far unmoved. “I’ve been very clear and very open” about the need to reduce the budget bill’s price tag, he said.

In the House, meanwhile, Democratic Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy, head of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition, opposed parts of the spending package in committee, arguing that her party’s effort to muscle it through was too rushed.

Progressives, though, have responded by playing their own legislative hardball. Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, co-chairwoman of House Progressive Caucus, said the group remains unified behind a vow not to support a separate bill that many moderate Democrats are more excited about — a $1 trillion, bipartisan public works measure — until the spending bill advances.

“Joe Manchin has power, of course. We need his vote. But so do, really, every single one of us, because in the House, (Democrats) have a margin of three votes,” Jayapal said on a conference call with progressive activists. “Everyone’s a Joe Manchin here.”

Sanders, who spearheaded the proposal as head of the Senate Budget Committee after some progressives pushed for spending plans worth as much as $6 trillion, says the current price tag is compromise enough and has vowed not to accept further cuts. He says tax increases on the rich can resonate with working class voters from both parties.

Marshall said many voters in battleground House districts do indeed applaud higher levies for the wealthy as “tax fairness,” but that support wanes if additional spending focuses more on social programs than economic stimulus.

“It has to be tied to a plan to create good jobs, spur innovation and growth,” said Marshall, who added that many in swing districts have also expressed concerns about running up federal debts and contributing to rising inflation.

Still, he said, it would be even more costly for Democrats if the squabbles over the budget proposal’s final price tag drag on.

“I think Democrats will find a way to compose their differences simply because they can’t afford to have this president fail,” Marshall said. “The margins are just too narrow.”

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Howie Carr: Gen. Milley is now the Democrats’ latest crush

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Milley defends calls to Chinese, Biden says he has ‘confidence’ in general

Why is that the most reprehensible person in any big national news story always seems to be from Massachusetts?

C’mon down, Gen. Mark “Thoroughly Modern” Milley, the 63-year-old Winchester-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

It turns out that last January, in the final days of the Trump administration, this bloated beribboned buffoon phoned the head of the Chinese military, took the proverbial knee and basically begged for absolution for non-existent sins:

“Gen. Li, if we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”

In other words, the groveling generalissimo was going to surrender before the war — any war — began.

Never mind that there was no such armed conflict in the works anywhere except in Milley’s unhinged mind.

The fact is, when it came to committing the U.S. military to foreign entanglements, Donald Trump was the least bellicose president since Eisenhower. Apparently Milley, suffering as he did from a full-blown case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, never noticed this.

Milley was — and is — far crazier than even the fictional coup-leading general in the old movie Dr. Strangelove, Gen. Jack D. Ripper.

Sadly for Milley, he didn’t get the opportunity to surrender to the Red Chinese. He had to wait seven months before he could preside over the greatest military humiliation the United States has ever endured, in Afghanistan.

But Dementia Joe Biden says he has “complete confidence” in Thoroughly Modern Milley. Of course he does! China is not our enemy, as Milley has burped. The Big Guy agrees – after all, they gave his crack-addled son Hunter $1.5 billion to, uh, invest.

So Milley was just sucking up to his next boss by promising to tip off the Bidens’ benefactors to our plans (as imaginary as they were).

Think back in history — what usually happens to a general who conspires with his nation’s foes to defeat his own military.

Usually they’re allowed to smoke a cigarette, after which they are blindfolded and rudely pushed up against a wall …

How is that single phone call alone not disqualifying for the nation’s top uniformed military service member?

But it’s not. Milley is now the Democrats’ latest crush, their flavor of the month. He’s the new Michael Avenatti, the next Robert Mueller.

By the way, Milley is the same guy who just described the Predator drone strike in Kabul last month as a “righteous strike.” Now we find out the dead were not terrorists, but 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children. The driver of the car that was bombed was a worker for a humanitarian nonprofit who’d been picking up not explosives, but water bottles.

Imagine if a Trump general had described such a misguided hit as a righteous strike.

But Thoroughly Modern Milley is a national hero, at least in the alt-left media. If Vegas posted odds on the next winner of the Kennedys’ Profiles in Courage award, Milley would be a prohibitive favorite.

Think of the eight-figure book contract coming his way — he’ll get a bigger advance than Andrew Cuomo. Not to mention directorships on all the Chicom-pandering Silicon Valley corporate boards? And honorary degrees and six-figure speeches before the hedge funds run by Wall Street banditos.

The stories about Milley’s willingness to betray his own country and troops first broke in the latest anti-Trump screed, “Peril.” Many were initially skeptical of the reports, but the Pentagon has denied nothing.

According to “Peril,” last January Milley was basically taking orders from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi!

The book includes a transcript of a call between Milley and Pelosi after the Jan. 6 so-called insurrection.

“Is there anybody in charge at the White House,” the 80-year-old shrew screeched, “who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?”

“Madam Speaker,” the obsequious Milley responded, “I agree with you on everything.”

Just consider the “fat butt” part of that exchange. In his four-star general garb, Milley looks like 10 pounds of you-know-what stuffed into a 5-pound bag. Who the hell is a guy with that many chins, who’s got to be close to three bills, to be fat-shaming anybody else?

Bottom line, Thoroughly Modern Milley is a Thoroughly Horrible Human Being. But he’s from Massachusetts, so what else would you expect him to be?

Plus, he’s a graduate, not of West Point, but of both Princeton and Columbia. The best and the brightest, in other words, who are neither.

Before this and the surrender in Afghanistan, Milley was best known for his alleged terror of “white supremacists” in the military. Because … it was a good career move.

Ironically, though, Milley finally found a General Lee he could look up to. Only it wasn’t Robert E. Lee, of the Army of Northern Virginia. It was Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army.

By the way, in case you were wondering, Milley went to the all-boys Belmont Hill School, Class of ’76. He was on the football team, along with a linebacker from the Class of ’75 who later moved to Pennsylvania and now also works for Dementia Joe under the name of Dr. Rachel Levine.

Must have been one helluva gridiron powerhouse, with two bruisers like Milley and Rachel on the same team. Belmont Hill School doesn’t have a nickname, but given the subsequent careers of the squad leaders, perhaps it would be appropriate to describe that ’74 team as the Belmont Hill School Personal Pronouns.

They went 1-6.

Why are we not surprised?

Listen to Howie from 3-7 p.m. weekdays on WRKO-AM 680.

 

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