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  1. Queen Margrethe of Denmark is reported to be ‘shocked’ after President Trump cancelled his upcoming state visit to the Kingdom after a dispute over Greenland. According to Danish newspaper BT, Her Majesty is “shocked” by the impulsive decision, with the President pulling out of the visit just two weeks before it was due to take place. A spokesperson for The Queen reacted to the news saying: “That was a surprise! We are simply lost for words.” The Danish royal household had already put a lot of work and effort into the visit as they prepared to welcome the US President. The Queen’s staff had cancelled their summer leave to help prepare the visit after Her Majesty invited Trump to visit her country last month. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, President Trump said: “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time. “The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future.” President Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, was due to arrive in Copenhagen on September 2nd and depart Denmark the following day, September 3rd. The President has expressed interest in buying Greenland which is ruled by Margrethe on several occasions. However, he has been told in no uncertain terms that Greenland is not for sale. Danes have reacted in anger to the news that President Trump has cancelled his visit over the Greenland spat. Former Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt tweeted: “Is that some kind of joke? Deeply insulting to the Greenlandic and Danish people.” Former US ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, said: “He was invited by the Queen for a state visit. She invited him, he accepted it. They’ve been waiting for him for weeks. The Danes and the Greenlanders rejected his project. “He rejects an entire kingdom. He behaves like a child.” Soren Espersen of the right-wing Danish People’s Party said: “If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof that he has gone mad.” The Danish Prime Minister is due to hold a press conference at 3pm local time. https://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/denmark/queen-margrethe-lost-for-words-after-donald-trump-cancels-state-visit-129170/
  2. He's going to keep pissing our allies off until we have none left.
  3. Speaking of birders, I saw a peregrine falcon in flight today! No photo, but he was magnificent...swooping down to grab a grebe, I think. I was at Rocky Mountain NP.
  4. So far, ArmyFrog and Rana have signed up. That's a fair start, but I know there's at least 10 more people who are dying to get in on the shenanigans. It's so easy to register that these guys could even do it! In fact, they're discussing their picks for the first week right now. The bucks are arguing about Oregon/Auburn while the cow had her picks made last week. Get to it, y'all!
  5. Do we have anybody drafted by any of the teams?
  6. Yes, and he's about to go on a State Visit to Denmark which claims sovereignty over the island. That ought to be a fun conversation between him and Queen Margrethe.
  7. You know I almost put forth a resolution banning computerized ranking algorithms. They are the scourge of CFB!
  8. Baseball Announces Fall Dates Preparations for the 2020 TCU baseball campaign will kick off in earnest on Sept. 20 and run through Nov. 3. Fall camp will feature 28 practices over a 45-day period. https://gofrogs.com/news/2019/8/19/baseball-announces-fall-dates.aspx
  9. We wish a very ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! to our South American Horned Frog cousin, @Rana1 today! I hope your celebration is muey bueno, but please refrain from chomping on any members of your extended family. ( [Rana Cornuda] eats other frogs, lizards, and mice. Tadpoles of the Surinam horned frog attack each other (and tadpoles from other species) soon after being hatched. Wiki). Otherwise, I hope there's cake! See you in the Pick'em! 🎂🍺
  10. It's here at last, the fantasy game everyone has been clamoring for! College Pick'em is always a highly anticipated benefit of TFH membership and brings out the team spirit in each player who tries their skill at choosing the winners each week. Aw, who am I kidding? Each of us in it to win all those fabulous prizes and trounce everybody else! Here's the run-down of how to play if you need a refresher: Sign up (see the link below) and get your picks done before the first Saturday of the season, August 31. Pick the winner of each match-up and then order those picks based on confidence. The higher the confidence, the more points you get for a correct pick. So, for example, if TCU is in the line-up of picks, you would automatically award the Frogs the highest confidence, which is 10 points. If Baylol is in it, you'd give them an automatic 1 point (there is no zero, alas). Picks for each game must be made by about five minutes before the kickoff. Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the page to SUBMIT. YOUR. PICKS. and pick the tiebreaker. You must submit your picks after each time you make a change, don't forget. Link for our group: http://fantasy.espn.com/college-football-pickem/2019/en/group?groupID=16761 Password: GMFP 2018 Defending Champion: That Damned Computer ESPN also has a phone app for their fantasy games where you can find College Pick'em. It's pretty easy to navigate once you get the hang of it. Look for it in your app store (Android and iPhone). It's called ESPN Fantasy. You can click a box when you sign up to get a weekly email reminder to make your picks. Somebody also posts a reminder in this thread. We had lots of fun last year and gained a few new players. Let's do it again!! GO FROGS!
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