The Daily Populous

Saturday August 22nd, 2020 evening edition

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Throughout the Trump presidency, we have seen numerous examples of establishment Democrats praising George W. Bush or even wishing he were president again.

The latest incident of Bush-related amnesia occurred after he announced the publication of a book containing portraits of new immigrants to this country.

Once the invasion was complete, the occupation of Iraq demonstrated that the Bush administration was as incapable of governing as Donald Trump’s.

This mishandling of the war was so bad that, by 2006, even the neocons who backed the war were becoming critical of the administration.

At the height of his failure, with New Orleans underwater, George W. Bush praised “Brownie” saying he had done “a heck of a job.”.

It is less about George W. Bush than it is about the failures of the Republican Party as a whole.

The same holds true for George W. Bush, and we should never forget it. »

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Guitarist Jack Sherman dies aged 64

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Image copyright Red Hot Chili Peppers Image caption Guitarist Jack Sherman (left) with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1984.

Jack Sherman, the guitarist who appeared on the debut album of American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, has died at the age of 64.

Sherman replaced Hillel Slovak, guitarist and founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in December 1983. »

TIL the first word that Helen Keller learned was water. Her tutor took Helen’s hand, poured water over it, and then spelled out W-A-T-E-R in Helen’s palm. Helen made the association between the writing in her palm and the water. After this breakthrough, Helen learned 30 more words that day.

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Keller was the first of two daughters born to Arthur H. Keller and Katherine Adams Keller.

Keller was born with her senses of sight and hearing, and started speaking when she was just 6 months old.

By the time Keller was 7, they had invented more than 60 signs to communicate with each other. »

WordPress developer said Apple wouldn't allow updates to the free app until it added in-app purchases — letting Apple collect a 30% cut

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WordPress' founding developer said in a tweet Friday that Apple cut off developers from making updates to the app unless they started letting users buy domain names within the app — a service the app doesn't currently include.

The Verge reported that WordPress agreed, meaning Apple effectively pressured a free app into monetizing itself, allowing it to take a 30% commission on future purchases.

Apple's battle with app developers heated up again Friday after WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg claimed that the company locked developers out from making updates until it added in-app purchases to the free iOS app, The Verge reported. »