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“I have been humiliated by my own decay.” Thus spoke Winston Churchill in 1953 during his second stint as Britain’s prime minister. Churchill, perhaps the greatest democratic figure of the 20th century, had been sworn in 18 months earlier — just a few weeks shy of his 77th birthday.

Joe Biden was sworn in as president two months after his 77th birthday.

The humiliation for Churchill came from an argument he lost with the American secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, who was shockingly dismissive of his concerns. Churchill’s “decay” was a serious concern.

Joe Biden turns 79 in November — exactly the age Churchill was when he complained of his own decay. And his age is unnerving his fellow Democrats.

Two weeks ago, a New York Times/Sienna College poll found that 64% of Democrats do not want Biden to run for a second term.

This is a staggering number. Consider this comparison: In 1982, at the nadir of the Reagan presidency just six weeks before the Republicans would take a major hit in the midterms, The Washington Post ran a story entitled “Reagan Should Not Seek Second Term, Majority Believes.” Unemployment was at 10.1%. Interest rates were at 12.25%. Things were bad.

But in Reagan’s case, only 35% of those who had voted for him in 1980 said they didn’t want him to run again. Right now, nearly two-thirds of Democrats — 95% of whom voted for Biden in 2020 — want the president to stand down.

Biden will be 82 when his term is up.
Biden entered the presidency older than Reagan was when he finished his tenure.
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Thirty-three percent of those Democrats said his age was the key reason, while 3% said they were concerned about his “mental acuity.” So you can bring the general age and infirmity number up to 36%.

Another 27% cited his job performance, and I think some of that could be implicitly assigned to fears that Biden’s age has compromised his ability to do his job well.

This week, a poll of New Hampshireans finds Biden trailing his own Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, among Democrats asked whom they would prefer to vote for in 2024. Mayor Pete got 17%, Biden 16%.

This too must be an age-based result. The president is closing in on 80; Mayor Pete is 40. Biden is querulous and short-tempered with the press in a Grandpa Simpson kind of way; Buttigieg’s most notable quality is his Ned Flanders-like unflappability.

Now, Biden is certainly far more physically fit than Churchill. Though Churchill’s peerless biographer Andrew Roberts says his “general health was good for a man of his age” at the time, the great man could no longer hear well. He had to take Benzedrine to find the energy and focus he needed to deliver major speeches. Four months into his tenure, he suffered an arterial spasm and was felled for months by a major stroke after a year in office.

But Churchill did publish the sixth volume of his monumental history of World War II on his 79th birthday — a book he somehow managed to complete even as he was serving as prime minister.

Churchill discussed his decay at age 79, what Biden is now.
Biden will be two weeks shy of 82 on Election Day 2024.
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So while his near-octogenarian mind may not have had, as Tennyson put it of the late-in-life Ulysses, “that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven,” it was still an enviable organ. But when it came to exercising his authority as a world leader, Churchill himself was far from certain he remained up to the task.

As for Biden, let’s face it, we all breathe a sigh of relief when he completes a sentence coherently.

Churchill was not forced from office by his age, because his specific infirmities were largely unknown to the British public. But his decline was visible to them and to everyone who knew him. Dwight Eisenhower said in 1953 that Churchill was “as charming and interesting as ever, but he is quite definitely showing the effects of the passing years.” He eventually bowed to the inevitable and resigned three years and five months into his second premiership.

Churchill was 80 then.

Biden will be two weeks shy of 82 on Election Day 2024.

Democrats are not turning on Biden because of inflation, or Afghanistan, or a failure to pass Build Back Better. They know he’s probably too old to be president now, and that he will unquestionably be too old to be president in 2025.

Biden was able to win office because America did not want Donald Trump to be president for a second term — and Trump’s own status as a septuagenarian made it difficult for him to argue in any convincing way that Biden was simply too old to be president. But he was.

And so will Trump be in 2024, by the way. He’ll be 78 on Election Day. He shouldn’t run, and Republicans shouldn’t vote for him if he does — and for this reason alone, by the way.

For, as Huck Finn might have said, “we been there before.”

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Kourtney Kardashian uses Kopari Coconut Melt to ‘look good naked’




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Kourtney Kardashian’s no stranger to showing skin.

Whether the reality star’s modeling lingerie, baring it all in a bikini or packing on PDA with husband Travis Barker, she’s clearly confident about her body — and relies on a selection of tried-and-true products to keep her skin in tip-top shape.

In one of her first-ever Poosh stories, fittingly titled “How to Look Good Naked,” the 43-year-old outlines some of her body care essentials, including La Mer The Body Crème ($300), Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($95) and Le Labo’s Pin 12 Candle ($82) — the latter because “lighting is everything.”

But not everything on Kardashian’s list will bust your budget. She also swears by Kopari Organic Coconut Melt, which will set you back just $29 for a full-sized jar or $18 for a mini version.

“In order to achieve glowy skin, it’s important to moisturize everything — everywhere — at least once a day,” the Poosh piece reads. “Don’t forget to care for your hands and feet as well; we recommend focusing on these areas at night.”

Billed as “a deep conditioner for your bod,” the product is comprised of 100% organic, unrefined coconut oil, and Kopari suggests applying it “as soon as you step out of the shower and at the end of the day.”

What’s more, the multitasking product also works well as a hair mask, dry shave oil, bath mix-in and belly balm, per the brand.

Snag a tub for yourself below — and get ready to look fabulous in your birthday suit, too.

Kopari Organic Coconut melt

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Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel Mets past Marlins




MIAMI — He’s one tough Cookie these days.

Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece.

On Saturday, he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park. Carrasco extended his scoreless streak over his past three starts to 18 ²/₃ innings.

The win was No. 100 in Carrasco’s career, making the 35-year-old the eighth Venezuelan-born pitcher to reach the milestone. Carrasco last surrendered a run on July 9 against the Marlins at Citi Field.

The Mets (63-37) won their fifth straight and reached the 100-game mark with the franchise’s most victories since 1986.

Overall, Carrasco allowed four hits and struck out seven with two walks. Seth Lugo replaced Carrasco in the eighth inning after Charles Leblanc had doubled with two outs. But Leblanc was picked off second base by Tomas Nido, ensuring Carrasco’s scoreless streak continued.

Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a run in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco didn’t allow a run in the Mets’ 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Lugo remained in the game to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, allowing Edwin Diaz a day off following a 10-pitch outing Friday in which he struck out the side.

The Mets will try for a three-game sweep of the reeling Marlins on Sunday with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

After scuffling at the plate for seven innings, the Mets gave Carrasco breathing room in the eighth when Francisco Lindor and J.D. Davis each blasted a solo homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Davis’ homer, in a pinch-hitting appearance, came as the Mets are searching on the trade market for a right-handed bat to solidify the DH spot.

The Mets have traded for two lefty bats in the last week-plus to bolster the other half of the DH equation. One of those additions, Tyler Naquin, debuted for the Mets on Saturday in left field and went 0-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach started at DH and drew a walk in four plate appearances.

Carrasco’s gem was the latest strong performance by a Mets starting pitcher. Entering play, the Mets had a 2.45 ERA from the starting rotation in July, which ranked second in the major leagues. Chris Bassitt had a rare flat start for the Mets a night earlier, when he allowed four earned runs over six innings.

Jeff McNeil hit a solo homer in the third against rookie Nick Neidert to give the Mets their first run. The homer was the first since June 14 for McNeil, who entered the day with a .162/.240/.191 slash line in July.

The Mets weren’t finished in the inning: Nido, Brandon Nimmo and Lindor all singled. Lindor’s hit extended the Mets’ lead to 2-0 and gave the shortstop 68 RBIs for the season before he reached 69 with his blast later.

Carrasco was challenged in the first inning, when he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas and walk to Jesus Aguilar before retiring JJ Bleday for the final out. In the fourth, Carrasco surrendered a leadoff single, but he escaped the inning when he got Bleday to ground into a double-play.

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Career NYC criminal tries to steal moped from NYPD station




A brazen career criminal with more than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, including rape, was busted for trying to steal a moped from outside a lower Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outside the 5th Precinct, sources said.

He was allegedly using a set of burglary tools Friday to try to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources said.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The proceeding was delayed for hours, sources said, after Matos allegedly became angry with a cellmate who used the facilities — but didn’t courtesy flush.

“I was just f–king with it. It’s not my tools,” he allegedly told an NYPD detective, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers during the court proceeding.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to give Matos supervised release in the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos told Morales.

But instead of hitting the streets once again, Matos was held on outstanding charges from the 23rd Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities said.

It was his second appearance before a judge in a week: Matos was in court days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property and was released in yet another incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for burglary, robbery, fare evasion — including the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Crime is up in six of the seven major crimes measured by the department contributed to the increase — though the seventh category, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% last month in comparison to numbers compiled in June 2021, according to the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, robbery rose 36.1% and burglary went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike last month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the department was arresting the same people for crimes “over and over again.”

Other recent and brazen repeat offenders include veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was finally locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to support his drug habit.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested more than 50 times. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents.

McLucas, who was released on his own recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.

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