A few events caught my attention between now and the end of the year and yes, the bunny picture is pure click bait. Sorry, not sorry.
September 18: United Nations — 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, better known as UNGA. Midtown Manhattan will be gridlocked with black sedans bearing diplomatic license plates and tinted windows as world leaders from 193 countries descend upon NYC. The high-level meetings kick off between September 25th – 30th and unlike past years, Russian President Putin is expected to attend.
September 20: Washington, DC — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to advance the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court despite new allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) called the contentious hearings an “intergalactic freak show” while Sen. John Flake (R-AZ) wants to delay the confirmation process until the woman who made the allegations, Christine Blasey Ford, is heard.
September 24,: Norristown, Pennsylvania — The sentencing of Bill Cosby following his conviction three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting a Temple University employee at his home in January 2004. Cosby’s legal team has requested the judge recuse himself due to a political conflict of interest.
September 25: Washington, DC — The House of Representatives is back in session leaving only four (4) days to fund the U.S. government before possible shutdown. No pressure.
October 02: Stormy Daniels to release tell-all book “Full Disclosure” which is described as a memoir about her life and past relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump.
October 07: Brazil presidential elections.To date, 13 candidates, including the currently jailed former President ‘Lula’ and ‘Brazil’s Trump’ Bolsonaro are up for election. A second runoff between the top two candidates is scheduled for October 28.
October 17: Canada legalizes weed – second only to Uruguay
October 18: Brussels, Belgium — EU Summit. The UK and EU are expected to put the finishing touches on the terms of the Brexit “divorce” and like any celebrity couple, they’re expected to announce a “conscious uncoupling” in the form of a political declaration on their future relationship.
November 4: Brooklyn — Trial date for Mexican kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera a/k/a ‘El Chapo’ in U.S. Federal District Court. Given his propensity for escaping, the U.S. Marshalls and NYPD aren’t providing details as to how they’re going to transport the defendant between Manhattan and Brooklyn on a daily basis. And yes, it sounds like the plot for an action thriller starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
November 6: Midterm elections across hundreds of local, state and federal primaries in the U.S. Historically, midterm elections don’t get a lot of attention but between election
security issues meddling and a possible shift in power within Congress, Get Out The Vote is the rallying cry for both Democrats and Republicans. For a macro/micro look at the elections, check out NYT’s guide.
November 17: Mercury in retrograde until December 6th. Yeah, this is a thing.
November 30: North America — Official end of the hurricane season.
November 30: Buenos Aires, Argentina — G20 Summit consisting of 19 countries and the EU. Trade and investment ministers are “stepping up the dialogue” as new Trump tariffs loom.