STONE & Digital Dave Voted #2 Most Outrageous Radio Personalities!
Stone & Digital are becoming in demand after being voted the second most outrageous radio duo in the USA according to the Top Tens. Just beating out Howard Stern who finished a distant number three
Howard Stern’s Former Flunkie: Artie Lange shares pic of ‘deformed’ nose due to drug abuse
Former Flunke and now desseretd by Howard Stern:
Artie Lange is in trouble with the law again. The former Stern Flunkie who now is a junkie even admits that the new sellout PC stern is way to boring. But Lang has problems of his own.
Howard Stern’s former sidekick — who was just busted in January for drug possession — was arrested “without incident” at a halfway house in Clinton, New Jersey, at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to The Post.
“He was arrested for not being in compliance with the terms and conditions of the drug court program,” the spokeswoman said, without detailing what he is alleged to have done.
A law enforcement source said, “He was coherent and cooperative. Very routine. He looks a hell of a lot better than he did three months ago.”
A warrant was issued for his arrest Monday.
Lange, 51, was being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark and is expected to be charged with violation of probation, the spokeswoman said. A court date has yet to be set.
The former “Mad TV” star, who has been open about his long history with drug abuse, was serving four years’ probation for heroin possession, and last December tested positive for cocaine but dodged jail time. He also opened up about his nose becoming “deformed” due to years of drug abuse.
The star seemed to be making strides as just last month Lange was filmed happily completing his community service as a trash collector while seeking treatment for addiction.
“He’s doing really well,” his rep said.
Lange’s rep had no comment.
Howard Stern No longer Sirius radio’s main attraction
Howard Stern has claimed he has evolved? Does that mean he will apologize to his sidekick Robin Quivers for all the times he said the N-word in her presence? Is it just because he wants to be a star gawker and be friends with his new gay buddies Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’donnel? Supposedly they text daily.
We think that he has just turned into an old, rich, boring hasbeen who wants to be liked by liberal Hollywood who are now his so called friends. ” I had lunch with Jimmy Kimmel.” ” I text Ellen Degeneres on a daily basis.” ” I had Rosie O’donnel over my house for lunch.” Beth and I hung out with Jennifer Anniston on my vacation.”
Stern’s radio show has become so dull and boring that Sirius radio no longer promotes him as a marketing tool. In the past when you bought a new car you would get free Sirius radio for a trial period. And Howard Stern was a major part of the marketing. The thought was you liked him and the other programs and music, you would be come hooked especially because of his show.
Now that his radio show is so dull, boring and Hollywood liberal, it is no longer used as a trial to keep subscribers. Because if people heard it on a trial basis they would not want to be a subscriber. They are not getting the Howard Stern of the past but a male version or a whatever version of the Ellen Degeners show.
It is boring radio! So they keep Stern off hoping that they might want to subscribe after the trail subscription. They sign up the unknowingly listener to a 6 month or longer subscription then the subscriber is suckered in, gets a dull, has been, boring Howard Stern show.
Where’s Donald Trump and Congress:
Cartels thrive in New Mexico county after feds shut down checkpoints
Otero County last month became the first border community to declare a state of emergency after the federal government shut down two local checkpoints in the area, which had traditionally provided a second line of defense against shipments of drugs and illegal immigrants who managed to sneak through the border at El Paso, about 90 miles to the south.
“It’s a green light for the cartels when border checkpoints are down,” Otero County Sheriff David Black, 56.
Black, who has lived in this city of nearly 32,000 people his whole life, said he has 44 “gun toters” overseeing the county’s 6,628 square miles of lonely ranchland and pistachio orchards nestled among national parkland and the Holloman Air Force Base.
Now the lawman said he has to deploy his own overworked forces to stop drugs such as methamphetamines, marijuana and fentanyl from coming through his territory, which is home to some 65,000 people.
Otero County is undefended because US Customs and Border Protection shut down two inspection facilities on US Routes 54 and 70, Black said. The Border Protection agents were sent south to El Paso to help with the massive influx of migrants. More than 800 have been arriving per day at the border near El Paso, according to Border Protection statistics.
“I’ve had to redeploy my guys,” said Black. Reading from a report on his desk in the Otero County Sheriff’s Office his deputies seized $60,000 worth of illicit drugs in April. The figure is markedly up from the $3,500 seized in January, when the Border Protection checkpoints were still working, he noted, adding. “We have always relied heavily on those border patrol checkpoints.”
Since last October, Border Protection agents have discovered seven tons of marijuana and nearly half a ton of methamphetamine in the area, according to CBP statistics.
The unmanned checkpoints are also a headache for Kyle Williamson, the Drug Enforcement Agency’s special agent in Charge of the El Paso Division, which includes all of New Mexico and West Texas. His office monitors 770 miles of the US-Mexico border and 11 international ports of entry.
“We’ve lost our second line of enforcement,” said Williamson, 52, a 30-year DEA veteran who did stints in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Most of the drugs are being trafficked by a gang known as Barrio Aztecas, the enforcement arm of the Juarez Cartel, according to the agent.
“They are an incredibly violent gang,” he said, adding that they number between 2,000 and 2,200 members.
An additional 500 to 1,000 Barrio Aztecas are in prison, he said.
Black believes the security issue in Otero County will soon affect the entire country as drugs and terrorists move north. He said he wants “an enhanced wall of border security that is integrated with steel slats,” equipped with state-of-the art monitoring equipment and more guards. If that doesn’t happen, he fears, there will be an increase in crime.
“We give it six months for the crime statistics to start rising here,” he said. “And believe me, all of this is coming to a town near you, all over the country.”
Kevin Durant to stay with Golden State Warriors or a Real Surprise Team!
The 30-year-old has won two NBA championships with the Warriors — and might win a third next month — but many around the league expect him to move onto another team.
However according to our sources a relative states that it’s the Warriors and maybe a small chance with the:
It’s just a question does Durant want to pursue and be one of the greatest winning teams ever? Does Durant want to try to help his hometown team the Wizards build a championship team. We are told Kevin Durant loves California! Here is a list of other delusional teams who wants his services:
New York Knicks
The Knicks, the worst team in the NBA this season, are probably the favorites to land Durant. After the blockbuster trade of Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, the Knicks have enough cap space to sign two max-contract free agents, meaning they can add Durant and another star of his liking.
If the Knicks do not land Durant, look for the Clippers to make the big splash. Like the Knicks, the Clippers should have the space to sign two max-contract free agents — their other target is Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says there is a “better than 50 percent chance” that L.A.’s longtime second-banana team lands both Durant and Leonard.
The Clippers also are an attractive destination because of those running the team.
Don’t count out the other New York team in the Durant sweepstakes. The ahead-of-schedule Nets had a surprising 2018-19 season, finishing sixth in the Eastern Conference. That success has Durant and others “at least considering” the Nets, per SNY’s Anthony Puccio. Durant is believed to have a close relationship with Nets’ Caris LeVert. The Nets could pair Durant with restricted free agent point guard D’Angelo Russell, or if they can trade Allen Crabbe and renounce Russell and other pending free agents, they could have the space to sign two max-contract free agents.
It is a long shot, but the Hawks hope at least to get a meeting with Durant this summer. Having Durant and Trae Young would present a dynamic duo for Atlanta.
These teams can all hope but it’s the Warriors or the Wizards!
#MeToo didn’t make Biden’s behavior harmful, group says. It always was harmful.
As women came forward and shared that former Vice President Joe Biden’s behavior made them uncomfortable, questions in the media and on the morning shows swirled. “Has #MeToo finally gone too far?” “Where do we draw the line?”
Despite what headline writers and Sunday show hosts would have you believe, none of the women who have come forward and talked about how Biden’s behavior made them feel uncomfortable have equated the behavior with a sexual assault. In fact, all have gone to great lengths to state that while the behavior was inappropriate and uncomfortable, it wasn’t a criminal assault and as such they aren’t advocating for Biden to be exiled from public life or even to necessarily face punitive consequences.
Many of them did state wanting an acknowledgment; a clear “I am sorry” that is still yet to come. They wanted Biden, who stakes much his reputation on drafting and passing the 1992 Violence Against Women Act and championing campus sexual assault as one of his pet issues during the Obama presidency, to recognize his behavior is harmful. From our vantage point working at the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, we did too.
Many people – especially women, perhaps even more so women who work in male-dominated industries – are uniquely angry about Biden because they recognize the behavior all too well. It’s not an outright assault, but it’s uncomfortable, or paternalistic, or even misogynistic. Many women see these interactions and deeply identify with an experience they have had, where they’ve confided their discomfort with others and been told “he didn’t mean it like that” and “he’s just from a different generation” and “it’ll just end up hurting you if you say something,” which of course all really means, “His comfort is more important than yours.”
Still others, tongue in cheek, comment that “the times are a-changing” and how our interactions are held to a different standard now in this #MeToo era. But that simply isn’t true – these types of behaviors in the workplace and social settings were always uncomfortable and inappropriate and just plain wrong. That’s not new. The only thing that’s “a-changing” is our readiness to hear and understand and validate these experiences. It’s not lost on us that many men in politics and other male-dominated industries have responded to Biden’s behaviors in ways that reaffirm this has always been “business as usual.
Was The Masters Rigged For Tiger Woods to Win
Allegedly there was strange these going on with scorecards and perhaps clubs that seem to sway in favor of Tiger Woods. We are fact checking our sources. There were some strange things going on. The condescending golfer who for some reason loved by many despite how he treat fans won his first majors in over a decade.
Is golf so desperate to keep his brand relevant that they sway results. We always found it amazing how Woods won nothing for eleven years but was always the feature on TV teasers and sports channels. Si instead of golf pushing their younger talents they considered the big fix?
Ex-WFAN host Craig Carton sentenced to 42 months in ticket-resale scheme
Another one of CBS’ and now Entercom executive Mark Chernoff’s so called prized hires who seem to always find trouble in his good ole boy network gets jail time.
Craig Carton the radio personality was convicted of fraudulently raising more than $5 million from investors by lying about profitable ticket deals and using the money to pay massive gambling debts and repay former investors.
One-time sports-talk radio star Craig Carton couldn’t talk his way out of prison time Friday as a Manhattan federal judge sentenced him to 42 months for running a ticket-resale Ponzi scheme, despite his plea for leniency as a victim of the “demons” of childhood rape and gambling addiction.
“Gambling may be why you did what you did, but a gambling addiction is not an excuse for stealing from people,” said U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon, comparing him both to fraudster Bernie Madoff and to defendants who blame their crimes on drug addiction.
Carton, 50, the brash former sidekick of ex-NFL star Boomer Esiason on WFAN’s morning drive show, was convicted last year of fraudulently raising more than $5 million from investors by lying about ticket deals and using their money to repay massive gambling debts and former investors.
McMahon’s sentence followed an emotional pitch from Carton, who told the judge episodes of sexual assault as a child were re-triggered by on-air talk about Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children at Penn State, and he turned to blackjack for “salvation” but needed to steal to cover losses.
“It simply made the demons go away,” he told the judge. “I did it more and more so I could simply escape and feel better … Gambling became my escape, my anesthesia, my coping mechanism.”
Carton gave few details of the assaults — his lawyer said they occurred at camp and his family “silenced him” — but said he had received treatment for his gambling, citing supporters from Gamblers Anonymous in the audience, and had become a “better person” since he was charged.
He urged the judge to leave him free to resume his old job and proselytize an anti-gambling message instead of putting him in prison, a message outlined in a video called “The Reckoning” that McMahon said she had seen publicized.
I have a unique skill …” Carton told her, “a skill that would be wasted behind bars.”
Carton’s unique talented consisted of making fun of brown and black people. Carton would also talk freely joking of coming on to men. Well he can now go full fledged, with so many men around him in prison.
McMahon, herself a sports fan who listened to Carton’s show — “Good afternoon, Mr. Carton. Colleen from New York, first time, long time,” she introduced herself — said that until the day of his arrest she thought of him as a “knowledgeable” sports talker who at times behaved like “a jerk.”
She said childhood sex assaults — detailed in an unpublished chapter from his autobiography “Loudmouth” that defense lawyers filed under seal — didn’t absolve him of a Ponzi fraud any more than the gambling habits.
“Everyone has a motive,” McMahon said. “Every one has a reason. … No psychiatrist has opined that it drove you to commit fraud. … It explains a lot, but it doesn’t excuse anything.”
She said that she limited his prison time in part because of his promise to talk about the dangers of gambling and ordered 150 hours of community service upon release, but said she was skeptical WFAN would give him a platform amid growing reliance on ads for legalized sports gambling.
“I think there’s some magical thinking there,” she said.
Carton, a father of four who once made a $2 million annual salary at WFAN, loudly denied the charges when they were first filed in 2017. Testimony at his trial last year indicated he exploited his WFAN celebrity to try to make ticket deals with executives at Barclays Center, and then lied to the hedge fund Brigade Capital about his success as part of his scam.
Witnesses described how he borrowed money to finance regular junkets to casinos in the Bahamas, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and diverted money from ticket investors to repay debts and fund more gambling. He bragged about his gaming acumen on WFAN, and said Friday he once won $4 million in three days and once lost $700,000 in less than a day.
By the time he filed a sentencing letter with McMahon last month, his initial defiance had given way to remorse over how he damaged his family and ruined his career — a “descent into hell,” the judge called it.
His bid for leniency was backed by celebrity friends including Esiason, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, actor Joe Piscopo, New York Yankees executive Lonn Trost and former New York Jets executive Mike Tannenbaum, and a WFAN executive said reclaiming his job was possible.
Carton faced a potential maximum prison term of 45 years for wire fraud and securities fraud. Prosecutors asked for at least 70 months, the low end of advisory federal sentencing guidelines calling for a term of 70 and 87 months.
McMahon, however, said those ranges were inflated, and he deserved a lower sentence to credit his good works, including his funding of the Tic Toc Stop foundation to aid fellow sufferers of Tourette Syndrome.
In addition to the 42 months in prison and community service, the judge ordered Carton to make restitution of $4.8 million to victims of his fraud. He must surrender at a prison to be designated on July 15. He declined to comment leaving court and was hustled into a waiting van.
“Leave him alone,” an aide told reporters.
Mick Jagger seeks hospital treatment, postponing Rolling Stones tour
Mick is sick and The Stones aren’t rolling.
The legendary rockers postponed their North American tour Saturday after 75-year-old icon Mick Jagger was diagnosed with an undisclosed illness.
Just three weeks before the group was supposed to kick off the tour, doctors have advised the iconic frontman to rest while receiving unspecified medical treatment in the States.
“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment,” the band said in a statement Saturday.
A music industry source said doctors discovered the problem when Jagger underwent a pre-tour check-up.
The source said doctors “found something” that required “immediate attention” and told the singer he needed treatment at a US hospital.
Jagger has been told he will make a “complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible,” according to the band statement.
“This is not a serious thing,” a source close to the band insisted, noting that fans should hold onto their tickets because The Stones are “in the process of rebooking” the 17 scrapped dates of their “No Filter” tour.
President Trump calls Jussie Smollett case ‘embarrassment to our country’ at raucous rally
President Trump addressed the Jussie Smollett fiascoat his rally in Michigan on Thursday night, calling the case an “embarrassment.”
Trump had tweeted about the case on Thursday morning, writing that the FBI and the Department of Justice would probe the circumstances of it being dropped by local prosecutors.
At his rally in Grand Rapids, Trump got onto the subject after repeating his 2016 campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”
“MAGA country you heard that the other day?” he said.
“How about Chicago? He said he was attacked by MAGA country,” Trump added, referring to Smollett’s apparent attackers who he claimed yelled the phrase at him.
“That’s a terrible situation. That’s an embarrassment not only to Chicago, that’s an embarrassment to our country.”
Smollett, who is black and gay, claimed in January that two masked men jumped him while shouting racist and homophobic slurs — but the case quickly unraveled under police and media scrutiny.
Smollett was arrested and hit with a 16-count felony indictment, but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Tuesday dropped all charges with no warning and little explanation.
Megyn Kelly Desperate to Get back on TV!
Megyn Kelly may be rich. But she is super desperate to get back on to a TV outlet. She has become frustrated because at present there is no platform for her voice. She has penned up hostility and wants America to know her views and shine in the Spotlight.
Free to take jobs at other news outlets after leaving NBC News.
A failing TV show has added scrutiny on to where she might work next. NBC News and MSNBC are no longer options, and people familiar with CNN, ABC News and CBS News say executives either don’t have immediate interest or are not immediately able to find a spot that might be right for Kelly.
Speculation has long held that she has been pleading a return to to Fox News might spark conversation, but Lachlan Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, recently threw cold water on the notion. “I’m very happy with our current lineup on Fox News and we won’t be making any changes there,” he said in remarks made at a recent conference. When asked if he thought she would be able to find a new TV home given the recent outcry around her, he responded: “I hope she does because she’s very talented.”
She has been pleading to get back on TV. At this point she might have to finance her own show on a low tier cable network or do a radio show.
My Dog Does Not Bite File:
California toddler mauled to death by dogs, grandparents tried to save him
A California toddler died Friday, after a brutal attack by two Rottweilers, the Fresno Police Department said.
Authorities say the 1-year-old boy was in his front yard when, at about 11 a.m., the dogs began mauling him.
His grandmother attempted to stop the dogs but was unsuccessful after one of them bit her. It was the boy’s grandfather who, using a pipe hose to whip the dogs, managed to stop them.
Police began performing CPR on the toddler once they arrived at the scene. He was subsequently transported to Community Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead there.
According to neighbor Theresa Davis, she recognized the dogs from pictures. “I said, ‘oh my God, this is horrendou.’ These dogs have been in our neighborhood for eight or nine years.”
The dogs lived in the home behind Davis, who described their history of digging themselves out. “Just primarily on the back fence,” she said, “They’ve come out the side gate of their property, and recently discovered that hole a couple of days ago.”
Though Animal Control claims there is no record of complaints against the dogs’ owners, Davis disputes this. She maintains that she complained multiple times, even going so far as to use a trash can to prevent the dogs from utilizing their newest path. It didn’t work.
Neighbors maintain the owners were decent, outgoing people.
Trump uses veto power to overturn congressional resolution
President Trump used his veto powers for the first time Friday to overturn a Congressional resolution that would have blocked him from using defense funds to build the border wall with Mexico.
“Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” he said.
The resolution passed the GOP-controlled Senate 59-41 — with 12 Republicans defying the president — after being approved by the Democratic-controlled House.
But the Senate doesn’t have the 67 votes needed for an override.
Trump called the move by Congress “reckless” and applauded the “strong, wonderful” Republicans who stuck with him.
“They were very courageous yesterday and I appreciate that very much,” he said.
Later, he let the rogue Republicans off the hook. “I didn’t need the votes. We all knew it’s going to be a veto, and there’s not going to be an override,” the president told reporters gathered in the room.
Trump surrounded himself with law enforcement professionals, who sang him praises, and so-called “Angel Moms,” mothers of Americans killed by illegal immigrants.
The president pledged that their children “will not have died in vain.”
Trump declared a national emergency as a maneuver to free up billions for construction of the wall, despite public warnings from many prominent Republicans that Congress would view that as a precedent-setting infringement of its powers.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ- President Trump might win in 2020, But I will beat all comers in 2024.
New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denied in a new interview that she’s trying to shame moderate members of her party—but she added she also wasn’t going to stop trying to push the United States toward the place she wants it to go. She also hinted of a 2024 Presidential run.
“I haven’t put pressure on them specifically,” Ocasio-Cortez said late last week to USA Today, which published the interview on Tuesday. “We have an opportunity right now to have a national conversation and to move the entire country and raise the consciousness of the entire country to a better place. I’m not speaking to that member to change, I’m speaking to their districts, and I’m trying to have a conversation with the electorate.”
Ocasio-Cortez did add, however, that she would explain the rationale behind her decisions to the people she represents—noting that some Democrats supported an amendment to a gun-safety bill that required Immigration and Customs Enforcement be notified if a person fails a background check because they were not in the country legally. As for 2024 It’s a very strong possibility.
Michael Jackson fans believe he’s still alive after he is spotted in Costa Rica
Is the King of pop still alive? A sighting of Jackson? In Costa Rica a slender man who now resembles a balding pale white female, who is a semi-recluse that very much resembles Michael Jackson peeks out a window. He is seen wearing a veil. Male clothing is delivered as well as food and other supplies to this location. At times you can see a man struggling to dance in his backyard. the area is off limits to most.
Michael Jackson’s death at the age of 50 in June 2009 shocked thousands of fans worldwide but others are asking whether it was all an elaborate show.
Jackson conspiracy theorists, known as “believers”, have long claimed that the singer is still alive, having faked his own death.
In early 2017, investment banker David Dunn took the stand in the US Tax Court in Los Angeles and said Jackson was “on the edge” of going bankrupt before his death – fueling theories that the pop legend may simply have changed his identity in order to escape his financial problems.
In July last year, Hollywood hairdresser Steve Erhardt, who was a close friend of Jackson, claimed he had information about the star that “not even the family knows”.
In a post on Facebook, Erhardt wrote: “A tip for the believers, the Michael Jackson believers. You heard it here first, an announcement of sorts.
“And in a couple of months, or latest at the end of the year, you will be receiving some very good news. It’s almost unbelievable. And not even the family knows… but I do.”
No more news was forthcoming from Erhardt, but believers insist Jackson must simply have decided to remain in hiding.
Here are four more conspiracy theories about the King of Pop’s death.
Jackson’s Cosa Rica Property
Jackson has a dwelling in Costa Rica that no one ever knew about and the ownership/deed is his name in code. it is still occupied
Jackson’s will wasn’t signed by him
In 2012, five of the singer’s brothers and sisters – Janet, Rebbie, Randy, Tito and Jermaine – signed a letter to the executors of Jackson’s estate, John Branca and John McClain, accusing the pair of fraud, forgery, exploitation and abuse. The letter was published on gossip site Celebuzz.
Jackson’s siblings claimed that he was not in Los Angeles on the day his will was dated, 7 July 2002, and therefore could not have signed it. They also claimed that Jackson said he despised Branca and McClain and didn’t want them to have anything to do with his life.
Representatives for his estate responded: “We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael’s family whom he chose to leave out of his will.”
Jackson was killed for his music catalogue
La Toya Jackson has repeatedly said there was a conspiracy to kill her brother and that he knew he was going to die. He reportedly told her: “La Toya, I’m going to be murdered for my music publishing catalogue and my estate.”
Last year The Sun reported the existence of a note allegedly written by Jackson just weeks before his death that appears to support this theory. The note read: “They are trying to murder me.” Jackson continued that he was ‘“scared about his life” and that “the system wants to kill me for my catalogue”, according to the newspaper.
Jackson killed himself with drugs
On 28 August 2009, the LA County Coroner made an official statement classifying Jackson’s death as homicide. The coroner stated that he died from the combination of drugs in his body, including anesthetic propofol that Jackson’s personal doctor Conrad Murray had been giving him to treat sleep problems for two months prior to his death. Murray was eventually found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and was sentenced to two years in jail.
Before his trial, Murray’s lawyer claimed that the singer “took desperate measures” because of his deteriorating finances. However, the judge refused Murray’s request for Jackson’s financial records.
Lawyer Howard Weitzman, representing the singer’s estate, asked: “Is the theory that Michael Jackson committed suicide, took his own life? I don’t think that’s a salable theory.”
A law enforcement official told ABC News that the star was “heavily addicted” to the painkiller OxyContin and was injected daily with that medication, along with Demerol.
The Academy Awards, The Oscars, whatever you want to call them, with no host when will the President Trump bashing begin
After a string of Oscar season stumbles, the motion picture academy and its leadership are at a crossroads.
On Sunday night, millions of viewers around the world will finally find out who the big winners are in this year’s Academy Awards. But, after an unusually tumultuous and controversy-filled Oscar season, some would argue that one of the big losers has already been revealed before a single envelope has been opened.
Unfortunately, it’s the motion picture academy itself.
The venerable institution, which prides itself on representing Hollywood’s best and brightest, is heading into its most important and most glamorous night looking somewhat rudderless and half-dressed. For the first time in 30 years, the Oscars will have no formal host after Kevin Hart dropped out in December amid a firestorm over past homophobic tweets and jokes, leaving empty a gig that was once coveted but is now widely considered thankless.
As embarrassing as the Hart debacle was for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, though, it was just one of a number of black eyes the organization sustained in the run-up to this year’s Oscars, nearly all of them self-inflicted.
As the academy has stumbled through a string of public-relations crises — from a scrapped proposal to create a “best popular film” award that was widely criticized as pandering to a much-maligned and ultimately abandoned plan to move the presentation of several awards to commercial breaks — questions have been raised about how the organization is being run under President John Bailey and Chief Executive Dawn Hudson, as well as its 54-member board of governors.
“Not quite sure why the Academy Awards seems to hate the Academy Awards this year,” actor Josh Gad pointedly wrote on Twitter last week, joining hundreds of industry professionals protesting what they saw as a misguided plan to snub some of filmmaking’s most important crafts simply to shave a few minutes off the often-bloated telecast.
To many, the recent missteps and reversals reveal an institution at a crossroads, pulled in one direction by the need to adapt to a rapidly changing entertainment landscape and in the opposite direction by nearly a century of proudly held traditions.
And as the academy looks ahead to further challenges, including the opening of a long-delayed, highly anticipated $388-million museum scheduled for late this year, the group’s leadership — which will undergo a transition later this year with elections to replace Bailey as well as some board members — is likely to continue to draw scrutiny.
With the ratings for the Oscars steadily sliding in recent years, maintaining the show’s relevance is a top priority for the academy, which derives the bulk of its revenue from the show. (According to the group’s most recent annual report, despite last year’s lowest-ever ratings, returns from the Oscars were nearly $131.8 million, up more than 7% from 2017.)
But as this year’s turbulent awards season has proven — with controversies that at times pitted the academy’s leadership against some of its most esteemed members — getting everyone on the same page about how to do that is no easy feat.
“People in the academy have different views,” said producer and former studio executive Bill Mechanic, who served on the academy’s board before resigning in protest last year over what he saw as poor management of the organization. “You have the purists who don’t want any change. But you’ve got to come to some kind of solutions. … Or you just keep losing audience.”
Indeed, both within the academy’s leadership and its membership, which has grown by 30% in three years — in large part to diversify the disproportionately white, male ranks — there is a degree of division over what the Academy Awards, now in their 91st year, mean in today’s world.
Some regard the Oscars as a glitzy, star-studded entertainment show that needs to change with the times to attract an increasingly distracted and fragmented audience. Others see it as a hallowed celebration of the finest in filmmaking whose traditions should be upheld at all costs, even if it means a potentially wearying running time and lower ratings.
“I think the show has made many mistakes,” producer and director Judd Apatow told The Times last week, pointing, among other things, to an apparent early plan, also reversed, to cut performances of some of the best-song nominees from the telecast. “I understand the demands of time, but I think people would rather have a great show than a rushed show with less awards and less entertainment.”
Video retweeted by Trump taken down after REM complaint
The rock band R.E.M who have not had a top 40 hit song in nearly 30 years is now hopping on the President Trump Hating bandwagon to be relevant again! A trend that keeps going, as hasbeens continue to attack the positive things President Trump has done in order to gain relevance .
There were no shiny happy people after this Twitter spat.
Left-leaning 90s alt-rock band REM was so offended by a video mocking Democrats to the tune of their hit “Everybody Hurts” that they got it yanked from social media Friday.
The satirical clip, showing top Dems’ sour reactions to President Trump’s State of the Union address, racked up thousands of views after Trump retweeted it.
“Winning?” taunted bassist Mike Mills when the video was removed.
Trump responded with a Saturday post featuring the same images backed by Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”
President Trump predicts he will ultimately win legal challenges to border wall
President Trump says he anticipates a barrage of legal challenges after declaring a national emergency to fund his border wall — but that he will win at the Supreme Court.
“They will sue us in the 9th Circuit [Court of Appeals] even though it shouldn’t be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling and then we will get another bad ruling and then we will end up in the Supreme Court and hopefully we will get a fair shake and win in the Supreme Court, just like the [travel] ban,” Trump said outside the White House, in a sing-song voice.
“They sued us in the 9th Circuit and we lost and then we lost in the Appellate Division and then we went to the Supreme Court and we won,“ he continued, referring to the high court’s decision to uphold his travel ban after lower courts shot it down.
Several Democratic state attorneys general have already promised a legal fight, and congressional Democrats haven’t ruled out legal action in addition to swift legislative efforts to thwart the declaration, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
In a joint statement, the pair said the declaration would be “a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract” from Trump’s failure to force Mexico to pay for the wall, as he’d promised.
“Congress will defend our constitutional authorities,” they said.
Freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas said they would introduce a bill to stop Trump’s emergency declaration.
Ocasio-Cortez confirmed the move on Twitter: “@JoaquinCastrotx and I aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight.”
And border residents whose property could be impacted by the fencing that Trump wants — or even seized by the federal government through eminent domain — will surely file court challenges.
In 2006, when President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act to increase border fencing, property owners along the border in South Texas alone filed 334 lawsuits to fight the infringement on their land.
ABC News reported that the Justice Department warned the White House that a national emergency declaration was nearly certain to be blocked by the courts on at least a temporary basis.
But a senior White House official told the network that the administration was confident it could ultimately win the case on appeal.
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters in a conference call Friday morning that he was confident the move was legal.
“This is authority given to the president in law already. It’s not as if he just didn’t get what he wanted so he’s waving a magic wand and taking a bunch of money,” Mulvaney said.
The White House said Trump was merely using his “clear authority” to declare the emergency.
“The president is using his clear authority to declare a national emergency as allowed under the National Emergencies Act. Since 1976, presidents have declared nearly 60 national emergencies. Most of the previously declared national emergencies have been continually renewed and are still in effect, after being continually renewed,” the administration said.
How President Trump is Keeping the US safe! Feds have turned this small border city into a ‘war zone’: officials
The federal government has turned a small Arizona border city into a prison-like “battle setting” — with countless rows of razor wire stacked across its entire southern border wall, according to officials.
“In Nogales we are used to seeing the federal government make decisions about our surroundings,” said Evan Kory, a local who spoke to the Arizona Daily Star. “But the razor wire was way more aggressive than anything we had seen.”
City council members Wednesday night passed a resolution condemning the towering rows of concertina wire, which reportedly have been installed over the past three months.
National Guard troops were spotted placing even more of it along a section of fence last weekend — with as many as six additional rows being added.
“That wire is lethal,” said Mayor Arturo Garino, speaking to the Nogales International newspaper on Monday. “And I really don’t know what they’re thinking by putting it all the way down to the ground.”
In their resolution, city council members argued that the razor wire was dangerous and should “only [be] found in a war, prison or battle setting.” They claimed that covering the entire fence from top to bottom was “not only irresponsible but inhuman.”
“We had a delegation visiting from Nebraska seeing the military putting up the concertina wire on the wall and one of the folks said, ‘This looks like a war zone,’” explained Mark Adams, head of the Presbyterian binational ministry Frontera de Cristo.
“I knew it was supposedly meant to stop an ‘invasion’ of folks coming from Central America to ask for asylum at the ports of entry,” he told the Star. “Instead of addressing the real root causes of what was going on and the real issues like the asylum process, we spend money on fortifying an already divisive place and have people look at it and think a war-zone image of the border. I imagine by now we’ve already spent more time sending the military to the border than what it would have cost to put a new port of entry in Douglas.”
The city council resolution ultimately called on the federal government to remove the razor wire or face litigation. Customs and Border Protection officials said Wednesday night that it was in place to help secure “high-risk urban areas commonly exploited by criminal smuggling organizations.”
They claimed the wire in Nogales was installed following a request for additional support, though it’s unclear who made the request. The agency also said that the wire is on federal property.
President Donald Trump Hating can be expected at the Grammys 2019: Predicting a wide open, potentially wacky and hateful ceremony
Be prepared to turn down the sound a lot at this years Grammys as we will here liberals continue to belittle president Trump. And despite over 15% poverty in this country, over 20 million kids going to bed hungry, rampant homelessness, the spread of disease and violence by illegals we will here the constant preaching to have open borders for anyone.
The biggest takeaway from the nominations for the 61st Annual Grammy Award is that there are A LOT of contenders.
The Grammys have expanded the big four categories to eight nominees each (from the usual five). That means this year’s races are wide open. There’s no Adele or Bruno Mars to dominate. And while hip hop has a good showing, there’s a good chance the nominees from that genre will cancel each other out.
You can watch the Grammys for free on CBS with CBS All Access.
Will a big name like Drake, Kendrick Lamar or Lady Gaga finally take home one of the night’s top honors? Or will an underdog like Brandi Carlile or Kacey Musgraves sneak in? And might Post Malone shock (and horrify) everyone?
Here’s how we see things playing out:
Record Of The Year
· “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
· “The Joke” – Brandi Carlile
· “This is America” – Childish Gambino
· “God’s Plan” — Drake
· “Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
· “All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
· “Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
· “The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Let’s hope this year Grammy’s are less political and more entertaining!!!
STONE & Digital Dave Voted #2 Most Outrageous Radio Personalities!
Stone & Digital are becoming in demand after being voted the second most outrageous radio duo in the USA according to the Top Tens. Just beating out Howard Stern who finished a distant number three.
Howard Stern’s Buddy and Former Showmate:
Artie Lange sent to jail for drug possession, says he’s in rehab
Artie Lang who has been known to hurl racial slurs against Blacks and Latinos even to the point of degrading them just cannot control his junkie drug addiction.
Artie Lange‘s team tweeted on Wednesday that he’s in a long-term treatment program, but made no mention of the fact that he was actually busted for drugs that day.
Page Six confirmed on Thursday that the comedian was remanded to jail in Essex County, N.J., on Wednesday night for possession of a controlled substance. He has yet to be released.
The same day, his team issued a statement that he was seeking help for his drug addiction.
“Excuse any show advertisements.. starting today, Artie will be undergoing a long term treatment program, he loves and respects his fans… updates coming soon.. and it’s time – TeamLange,” they wrote.
A rep for Lange had no comment.
Lange’s arrest comes after various comedians came forward and urged him to get help. In December, Lange appeared in a New Jersey court after he tested positive for cocaine— but was spared jail time for violating his probation.
The 51-year-old is serving four years’ probation for heroin possession and was ordered to apply to drug court during his appearance at state Superior Court in Newark.
“I wouldn’t be arrogant enough to come in here after using cocaine for two days,” he said during his court appearance. “It’s in my system and it shouldn’t be.”
Lange’s visibly misshapen nose is due to years of snorting heroin and cocaine, he previously tweeted.
Mika Brzezinski and her PET Joe TAX Evaders:The tax strategy behind Joe and Mika’s Florida ‘studio’
The very two people who want to have open borders and are against the wall are to their best not to have to contribute all the government state spending that goes for supporting all the illegals.
The “Morning Joe” anchors have been reportedly on a home set in Jupiter, Fla., but using Washington, DC, backdrops.
Sources said the reason for the locale was a “tax dodge” — albeit a completely legal one — since Scarborough has a home in Florida and would need to spend a certain amount of the time there for any tax benefit.
“Mika just goes along for the ride,” a source said.
Scarborough, who’s still presently registered to vote in Connecticut., on Oct. 9, 2018 registered to vote in Palm Beach County, Fla. according to public records.
Democrat overheard Saying We Think and Hope This Muller Probe Last Until 2020!
it has now been over two years. Is a fix in with the Democrats and Mueller to have this Trump witch hunt leading right up to the 2020 presidential Campaign? President Trump’s lawyers are looking for closure to end this silly charade. President Trump is also now regretting not making former Governor Chris Christie as his Attorney General instead of Jeff Sessions.
The Democrats are rejoicing that the Russia Probe is going into 2020 and feel that this will lock up the elections for them.
How Mika Brzezinski and her PET Joe have been tricking ‘Morning Joe’ audience
Married MSNBC co-anchors Mika Brzezinski and her PET Joe Scarborough are reportedly making it look like they’re broadcasting their show “Morning Joe” from different locations, when they’re actually traveling together.
Fans have noticed that the duo have not been broadcasting their show from New York lately — and they appear to be co-hosting from two Washington, DC, locations, judging from different Beltway backdrops behind each anchor.
But Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi said on Twitter of Scarborough and Brzezinski: “They’re broadcasting from a home studio in Jupiter [in Florida]. And there’s no formal set in their home studio, just a couple of (Washington) backdrops. Thus, a wide shot is out of the question.”
He added via Twitter, “Joe and Mika are actually sitting a few feet away from each other. But they each address their own camera rather than turning to speak to each other (because doing that would expose the fact that they’re sitting on a makeshift set).”
The show’s panelists are back at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in Manhattan, but with a DC backdrop behind them as well.
The MSNBC show doesn’t disclose where in the world the co-hosts are via graphics. Farhi tweeted that behind the scenes, “People on the show say the multistate production arrangement has caused some concern about its [effect] on the ‘chemistry’ of the panelists and the co-hosts.”
Page Six exclusively reported on a similar setup back in 2017, when Scarborough and Brzezinski traveled to London together.
At the time, Scarborough appeared on-air in front of a “Morning Joe” logo, while a seemingly separate Brzezinski had a TV production suite behind her. But they were just feet from each other in a London studio. A source told us at the time, “ ‘Morning Joe’ is being produced as if they’re in two different locations. They are not! They are together — they are always together.”
Reps did not comment.
America’s Got Talent Still Recovering From The Poor Ratings of the Howard Stern Era.
The show that poor performances by Howard Stern as judged nearly killed off and finally was making a comeback in the ratings might be going through a major makeover.
The show really began to fail when Howard Stern was added as a judge, however they were able to save it by adding eye candy like Mel B and Heidi Klum which saved it from a near cancellation.
Since Howard Stern was allegedly fired the ratings have improved a whole lot but still not like it was at it’s peaked. The show really misses Nick Cannon too!
A shakeup may be coming to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
“The word on the street is they are replacing all ‘AGT’ judges except Simon [Cowell],” a source told us.
“It started with [talk about replacing] Mel B and now it’s everyone. Tyra [Banks] is gone.”
Page Six exclusively reported Banks was not returning as host.
Judges include Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
But another insider added of any revamp: “It’s inaccurate. The brand is extending, and is doing phenomenally well.”
A rep for the show didn’t comment.
Meanwhile, a source told us, “There hasn’t been much buzz about who’s replacing them . . . Simon’s ready for new judges.”
Donald Trump Bashing on Hold for a few Minutes: Stephen Colbert takes issue with Gillette’s ‘woke’ ad about toxic masculinity
Stephen Colbert took just a few minutes to end his tireless, predictable and boring Donald Trump bashing to address another issue. He took aim at both Gillette’s toxic masculinity ad that has gone viral and one of its right-leaning critics on Wednesday’s “The Late Show.”
“There’s controversy in the world of advertising, folks,” the CBS host began. “Gillette is drawing fire for a #MeToo-themed commercial that challenges ‘toxic masculinity.’ Wow, that sounds … cutting edge.”
The enlightened ad debuted earlier this week and recasts the razor company’s “The Best a Man Can Get” slogan, urging the next generation of men to oppose harassing and mistreating women, stop bullying one another and shave off their “toxic masculinity.”
The company’s short film drew both praise from women’s groups and a backlash from men. As Colbert notes, one such man was “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade, who said, “So let’s point out all the bad things you might say about men, put them into an ad, make men feel horrible, and then say, ‘Overpay for a razor.’”
“Wow, he really gets worked up about ads,” Colbert quipped, joking about what Kilmeade’s reaction might be to other directives. “‘Please drink responsibly? Oh, so now I’m not supposed to crash my car into a nursing home, stumble out and puke in the therapy pool? Thanks for the lecture, Mike’s Hard Lemonade!’”
Colbert said he was “sincerely moved” by the Gillette ad, particularly by the boys featured at the end, but still asked: “Are our public institutions so weak that we need to be taught moral lessons by razor companies? Because first it’s Gillette, and the next thing you know, every company is going to try to jump on the woke bandwagon.”
Another President Donald Trump Hater Joining CNN?
John Kasich joins CNN as a contributor
CNN has added another Trump Hater to their staff. We can expect even more garbage coming out of his moth bashing Donald Trump.
One day after former Ohio Gov. John Kasich left office, CNN confirmed that he will join the 24-hour news network as a contributor.
The return to cable news marks a return to the airwaves for Kasich, a former cable news host, and gives him an outlet to continue his criticism of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump.
A spokeswoman for CNN confirmed Kasich had joined the network as a contributor, but did not elaborate on his exact role with the company. Typically, contributors serve as “talking heads” on news commentary shows.
Axios first reported Kasich was joining CNN. John Weaver, a longtime Kasich adviser, confirmed the news to the outlet.
“The governor has strong insights to help guide conversations in our country in a positive direction and this new partnership with CNN gives him a great platform to do so,” Weaver told Axios.
Kasich is familiar with the world of 24-hour news networks. He hosted “Heartland with John Kasich” on Fox News from 2001 to 2007.
After a failed presidential bid in the 2016, Kasich’s national media appearances spiked as he became one of the leading critics of Trump and the Republican Party. A plurality of his appearances on the Sunday political shows since the 2016 election were on CNN
Nancy Pelosi “Border Walls Around ….My Houses Are Not Immoral!”
After Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) delivered an eight-hour speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives pushing for a vote on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in February 2018, dubious web sites claimed that Pelosi’s house had a wall around it. The idea — pushed by sites like DC Whispers Facebook page “The Political Insider” — is that the house minority leader is a hypocrite for advocating against a border wall and for protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived the U.S. as children:
Nancy Pelosi really-really likes walls…around her mansions.One of her homes sits atop a twelve-foot-high wall that keeps her well above the riff-raff that are her ultra-wealthy fellow millionaire neighbors.
And yet she’s against building walls to keep America safe?
Gee, kinda sounds a little hypocritical don’t you think?
And on top of this we think in her new position she gets a secret service bodyguard. And she is OK by her actions with Americans getting attacked and killed by Illegal aliens by not wanting a border wall sections increased.
President Donald Trump Attacked vehemently attacked by Mika Brzezinski’ pet boy Joe Scarborough…….. Again.
This staff use to watch a show called Morning Joe on MSNBC. It was basically to get a different view on topics. It has now turned into a three hour bashing mash of Donald Trump. It was once hosted the fair minded former politician Joe Scarborough.
The show has evolved into Mika Brzezinski and her pet boy Joe Show. The other day her pet boy Joe had a major meltdown this holiday weekend. Her pet Joe went on a tirade bashing Donald Trump. He stated that so far Trump’s two year presidency has been a complete failure. He stated that Trump will go down as the worst president in history. And then Joe had to go because Mika was calling!
“President Trump Better Realize We are Taking Russia Probe Right Into 2020” One Power House Democrat is Allegedly Overheard Saying
Confusing? We might need to keep this going right up to 2020!
The Russia Voting Interference probe is about to enter the third year of President Trump’s 3rd year of a 4 year term and still with no no end in sight. The Democrats already have achieved their goal of lingering this probe for two years and the Mid Terms. The Democrats knew this distraction would help them gain the House and nearly taking the Senate. Their goal now is to take this witch hunt throughout 2019 and up to the 2020 presidential campaign.
One power house democrat was quoting as saying “If we can filter this into 2020,Donald Trump will be a One -Term President”
President Trump attacks Comey, Mueller ahead of court filings in Russia probe
President Trump launched a Friday morning attack targeting special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey and other political foes — hours ahead of an expected pair of court filings by the prosecutor that could reveal new details into the probe of possible Russian collusion.
In a series of tweets, the commander-in-chief likened Mueller and Comey — who is set to go before lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Friday — to being “best friends.”
“Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of ‘legal’ at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt…,” Trump tweeted.
He continued: “….Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be……..”
“…..overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Doing same thing to people now. Will all of the substantial & many contributions made by the 17 Angry Democrats to the Campaign of Crooked Hillary be listed in top of Report. Will the people that worked for the Clinton….”
“….Foundation be listed at the top of the Report? Will the scathing document written about Lyin’ James Comey, by the man in charge of the case, Rod Rosenstein (who also signed the FISA Warrant), be a big part of the Report? Isn’t Rod therefore totally conflicted? Will all of….,” Trump tweeted.
In another tweet, Trump continued: “…the lying and leaking by the people doing the Report, & also Bruce Ohr (and his lovely wife Molly), Comey, Brennan, Clapper, & all of the many fired people of the FBI, be listed in the Report? Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton Campaign be exposed?..And so much more!”
In the midst of those tweets, Trump noted: “China talks are going very well.”
The president also said it is “Fake News” regarding previous reports that his lawyers are not compiling a counter-report to discredit Mueller and his expected report.
“It has been incorrectly reported that Rudy Giuliani and others will not be doing a counter to the Mueller Report,” Trump tweeted. “That is Fake News. Already 87 pages done, but obviously cannot complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report.”
The tweets come as Comey readies to meet behind closed doors with members of two House panels Friday as part of a probe into law enforcement officials’ conduct during the investigations into Trump’s alleged Russia ties and Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Mueller is also expected to reveal more details about his investigation as he faces court deadlines in two case filings.
Mueller has to file memos in court Friday that detail the cooperation of Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, and a filing is expected in the case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
News also broke Friday morning that White House chief of staff John Kelly is expected to resign from his post in the coming days, but Trump made no mention of Kelly in his early morning tweets.
Is there a lack of originality in Hollywood? A spate of film titles would say yes.
We discussed this a few times with all the remakes of once popular shows making comebacks. We were perplexed these cheesy show were even popular the first time around.
Now it’s the Hollywood movies that are running out of Ideas.
Is Hollywood running out of movie titlesm or just trying to confuse everyone? Judging from a spate of similarly named films this year and next, the answer seems to be both. Consider a few examples:
“The Price of Everything,” “The Price of Fame”
“Free Solo,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
“Outlaw King,” “Philosopher King,” “The King”
“American Animals,” “We the Animals,” “Social Animals,” “Animal Crackers,” “Eating Animals” (all that’s missing is a 40th anniversary re-release of “National Lampoon’s Animal House”)
“Cold War,” “A Private War,” “Private Life”
“Early Man,” “First Man”
“Searching,” “Searching for Ingmar Bergman,” “In Search of Greatness”
“Mary Queen of Scots,” “Mary Poppins Returns”
At this rate, it may be hard to keep things straight on Oscars night. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had nothing on this. Gone, apparently, are the days of distinctive, memorable movie titles like “Casablanca,” “Jaws,” “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?”
Instead, we’re subjected to a copycat cornucopia of “Dark” films, including “Dark Crimes,” “Dark Money,” “Dark River,” “Down a Dark Hall,” “The Dark,” “The Darkest Minds” and “In Darkness.”
Sadly, things are about to get worse. Coming soon to a theater near you are even more new movies that sound suspiciously like existing films.
The tale of a magical but ruthless nanny who overthrows Elizabeth I with help from a kilt-wearing chimney sweep. The bagpipe-heavy soundtrack includes “A Spoonful of Sugar (Helps the Haggis Go Down)” and “Supercalifragilistic-Loch-Ness-alidocious.”
“Beautiful Boy Erased”
A transgender teen is defined out of existence by regulations that say a person’s sex is fixed at birth by whatever genitals he or she is born with.
“A Starship Trooper Is Born”
In the distant future, film critics go to war against the 1,000th remake of “A Star Is Born.” Possible sequel: “Throw ‘Mamma Mia’ from the Train.”
“Stir Crazy Rich Asians”
Returning to the U.S. from a friend’s wedding in Singapore, a wealthy young couple is thrown into jail by immigration agents. Comedy ensues.
“Ben-Hur Is Back”
Trump threatens to permanently close Mexico border after clashes and Despite the US Poverty Rate The Democrats and Liberals Want Open Borders.
Current estimates on poverty in the U.S. The official poverty rate is 12.7 percent, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 estimates. That year, an estimated 43.1 million Americans lived in poverty according to the official measure. According to supplemental poverty measure, the poverty rate was 14.0 percent.
The number of homeless people in the United States has increased for the first time since 2010. Just under 554,000 people were homeless, a report from the department of housing and urban development said.
President Trump threatened Monday to close the southern border “permanently” unless Mexico sends asylum-seekers — many of whom he described as “stone cold criminals” — back to where they came from.
“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.,” the president said in a tweet.
“We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!” he added.
Trump’s latest threat to seal off the border comes a day after US Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at Central American migrants who tried to storm through a border fence at the San Ysidro crossing that links San Diego with Tijuana, Mexico.
Authorities temporarily closed the port of entry “to ensure public safety” after some of the migrants threw “projectiles” at agents as they bore down on the fence, officials said.
“Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas to dispel the group because of the risk to agents’ safety,” the agency said on Twitter.
On Sunday, Mexico promised to shore up security along the border, and the country’s Interior Ministry said it would immediately deport those who tried to “violently” enter the US from Tijuana.
More than three dozen migrants were arrested for disturbing the peace and other charges after the chaotic scene Sunday.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said US authorities will continue to have a “robust” presence along the southwest border and that anyone who damages federal property or violates American sovereignty would be prosecuted.
“DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security and public safety reasons,” she said.
More than 5,000 migrants have been camped in and around a sports complex in Tijuana after arriving via caravan in hopes of applying for asylum in the US.
Trump also took to Twitter on Sunday to express his displeasure with the caravans.
“Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer),” he wrote.
“Dems created this problem. No crossings!”
Bruce Springsteen the Anti Tom Petty!
By popular demand an issues we have addressed this before!
The story of two musicians the late great Tom Petty fought his record company to reduce costs of his music and concerts. Today we have the Trump hater, overseas America bashing and super liberal bleeding Bruce Springsteen bleeding his working class fans out of thousand of dollars!
How so by charging exuberant prices for his NYC Broadway show. If Springsteen was such a symbol for his working class lyrics he would charge working class prices. The shows The tickets come in two price ranges, $500 to $850.
Springsteen has grossed and bled his fans for around $44 Million for the Broadway shows and this is after grossing nearly $268 million dollars off of his last big concert from 2016 and early part of 2017.
Some argue he has to pay for all the overhead of a Broadway play there are many small clubs in NJ and NY this money grubber could be playing for smaller amounts. Springsteen’s goal here is to bleed his fans of all their money during the holiday season or he has become an Elitist and will only perform for the Elite who can afford to see him.
I guess we can change one of his song titles and song from Love of the Common People to the BLEEDING of the Common People! look at his hypocritical lyrics of his Love of the Common people song:
Living on free food tickets,
water in the milk from a hole in the roof
where the rain came through.
What can you do?
Tears from your little sister,
crying ’cause she doesn’t have a dress without a patch
for the party to go.
But you know she’ll get by ’cause she’s living in the love of the common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can.
It’s a good thing you don’t have a busfare,
it would fall thru’ the hole in your pocket and you’d lose it
in the snow on the ground.
You got to walk into town to find a job.
Tryin’ to keep your hands warm
when the hole in your shoe lets the snow come thru’
and chills you to the bone.
Now you’d better go home where it’s warm,
where you can live in a love of the common people,
smile from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can.
Living on a dream ain’t easy
but the closer the knit the tighter the fit
and the chills stay away.
You take ’em in stride for family pride.
You know that faith is in your foundation
and with a whole lot of love and a warm conversation
but don’t forget to pray.
Making it strong were you belong
and we’re living in the love of the common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can.
Yes, we’re living in the love of the common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can.
Yes, we’re living in the love of the common people,
smile’s from the heart of a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can.
Yes, we’re living in the love of the common people,
smile’s really hard on a family man.
Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to,
Mama’s gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can.
I guess as long as fans are making sacrifices to hear the same old songs year after year, Ole Bruce will continue to try to charge them as high as he can. And when the working class people stop coming his concerts his Hollywood elite buddies will be the only ones attending. We are not fans but someday his fans who were with him from the beginning will turn him and his songs off because of his greed.
CNN Hated Donald Trump So Much Their Staff is Now Comparing Him to:
We could not believe what we heard the last two days on CNN. The disdain that CNN has for President Trump has reached a fervor pitch. They were comparing President Trump to Hitler and the Pittsburgh Synagogue killer.
And you wonder why Donald Trump calls it fake media and Americans no longer view most media outlets credible.
Megyn Kelly: You Should Fired your Executives Who Wanted Me Here!
NBC News was looking for every reason to let Kelly go. We all know if her ratings were super high, she would still be on the Network. NBC the Network of SNL were the biggest vehicle for making racial jokes against blacks before Donald Trump became president. Then they became the Trump bashing Network instead.
Kelly had a hard time resignating with her super liberal NY audience. She became a one trick pony by going overboard with the me too movement as her only common denomintator with them.
NBC News announced she’d be off the air the rest of the week and that repeats of “Megyn Kelly Today” would be shown instead.
Details of her exit deal have not been disclosed. However, other publications have reported that the network will pay out the remainder of her salary. She reportedly has a $69 million, three-year contract and was just one year into the agreement.
The anchor’s departure comes just days after she questioned the protests about wearing blackface for Halloween during a segment on her show Tuesday.
“What is racist? Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person that puts on whiteface for Halloween,” she said. “And back when I was a kid, that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”
Soon after her comments aired, folks on social media sent a barrage of tweets condemning her, and Kelly later apologized by sending an internal email to her colleagues and friends. She also apologized on air Wednesday during her show.
“I want to begin with two words: I’m sorry,” she said. “You may have heard that yesterday we had a conversation about political correctness and Halloween costumes… I defended the idea (of blackface), saying that as long it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, that it seemed OK. Well, I was wrong, and I am sorry.”
Donald Trump Bashing isn’t working for CNN
CNN Ratings Down 41 Percent from Last Year
Last week, CNN dropped a full 41 percent in the daytime TV ratings and fell 36 percent in primetime compared to the same week last year.
AdWeek reports, “CNN ranked No. 6 across basic cable in total prime time viewers, and No. 5 in total day this past week. Despite the top 10 finishes, the network was -36 percent in prime time viewers, and -41 percent in total day viewers vs. the same week last year.”
Not only did CNN see a devastating drop from last year’s ratings, the network was once again bested by its competitors. Fox News came in first place with during the day, while MSNBC came in second.
In basic cable, CNN was in fifth behind ESPN and Nickelodeon. During prime time, CNN slid down to sixth place while ESPN came in first. Fox News, MSNBC, HGTV, and the USA network all defeated CNN.
The network has repeatedly seen embarrassing viewership losses compared to 2017. In August, the network lost 12 percent of its primetime viewers compared to 2017.
During one week in August, the network dropped 23 percent during the day and 24 percent in primetime compared to the same week last year.
The ratings slide isn’t the only recent embarrassment for CNN.
This week, it was announced that reporter Jim Sciutto would begin co-hosting a morning program for the network, despite the fact that Sciutto had recently made serious errors and was a key figure in CNN’s ongoing fake news scandal over their misreporting of a story about Michael Cohen’s knowledge of a Trump Tower meeting with Russians.
Jeffrey Toobin, an analyst for CNN, also humiliated the network further recently by falsely blaming Antifa violence on black Americans.
Howard Stern Sirius Radio Buying out his Large Contracts, Chris Russo and others
Is the cash rush by Sirius Radio to overpay radio personalities over? Has throwing money at them really been lucrative? Many of the new subscribers are from people who buy new cars. Most car companies are giving Sirius radio for a year. Few subscribe allegedly when the year is up. Many factors why pay for radio when you can get it for free.
Their big names like Chris Russo and especially Howard Stern have been become sellouts and less entertaining. And while some of the music formats are good you can get it all on free radio channels, cell phones. Mp3 players, Ipads etc. So it is just not worth it.
Some folks have told us that Howard Stern is now no listen to radio and Chris Russo is don’t listen to radio. As the subscribers cancel Sirius will do anything to dump these so-called over payed personalities.
Alec Baldwin’s ABC talk show tanks in ratings, ranks below CW on Sunday night
When you become a big fat liberal trouble maker hasbeen with one trick you fail in other venues!
Alec Baldwin and Robert De Niro’s joint exercise in Trump-bashing produced lots of headlines, but drew few eyeballs Sunday night
According to Nielsen, the premiere of “The Alec Baldwin Show” on ABC garnered just a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49, the demographic most coveted by advertisers. The Baldwin-hosted chatfest was the lowest-rated program in the demo of any broadcast network — including the CW.
By comparison, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” matchup between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs earned a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49, CBS’ “60 Minutes” — which featured an interview with the president — drew a 1.9 rating and the CW premieres of “Supergirl” and the reboot of “Charmed” each drew a 0.5 rating.
ROBERT DE NIRO SAYS HE’S ‘OFFENDED’ BY BEHAVIOR OF TRUMP, ‘REPUBLICANS IN GENERAL’
The “Baldwin Show” episode, which drew 2.2 million total viewers, featured interviews of Taraji P. Henson and De Niro, who told Baldwin that he was “so offended” by Trump and “Republicans in general
“Everything [Trump] says about other people, ‘You’re a loser. You’re a this. You’re a that,’ is everything he’s saying about himself,” the “Godfather Part II” and “Raging Bull” star added. “He’s so transparent. He’s projecting,”
The two then discussed Trump’s business acumen, concluding that his stint as host of “The Apprentice” had “tricked people” into thinking he was a “crack” executive.
HOLLYWOOD STAR EXPLAINS WHY HE CANCELED SAUDI ARABIA TRIP
Hours before his show debuted, Baldwin was the featured speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraising dinner, during which he urged voters to use the “orderly and formal” method of elections “to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump.”
An ABC spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the ratings.
DOG kills BABY New details emerge in fatal dog attack on Clearwater 7-month-old
We have said it 100 times no matter what you call your dog, your son, daughter, grand baby, your cousin …it is still a dog. It is still an animal! Able to act as vicious animal no matter how foolish people want to think. Watch your kids at all-times around dogs. There are to many stories like this occurring!
Not only do dogs bite…..they kill too!!!
A 7-month-old infant was fatally attacked by a dog on Friday, according to Clearwater officials.
The incident took place at 1125 Fairwood Ave. The report of a child bitten by a dog was called in at 2:12 p.m.
The dog, a family pet, attacked the baby girl at that address, police said. Paramedics rushed the child to Mease Countryside Hospital for medical treatment. The child was pronounced dead there.
Joshua Scott, who lives two doors down from the home on the other side, said he saw a gurney come out of the home after the incident but he thought it was empty.
“We didn’t know at the time there was actually a child on the gurney,” he said. “I’ve come to find out it was a terrible scene.”
No other details were released, including the identity of the child or the owners of the dog.
Clearwater police are now investigating the incident along with the Department of Children and Families.
The dog was taken into custody by Pinellas County Animal Control.
The attack stunned the neighborhood, where each house has a driveway and on Friday peacocks roamed front lawns under the twilight.
“That’s so sad,” said Shemica Keese, who lives two doors down from the home where the attack happened. “That’s horrific.”
‘Buckle Up Buttercup’: Michael Avenatti Tells Donald Trump Jr. To Get Ready For Prison.
The attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels also challenged both the president and his son to an MMA fight.
Donald Trump Jr. tried to make a joke linking disgraced former Democratic politician Anthony Weiner to attorney Michael Avenatti. In response, he received a warning ― and a challenge ― from Stormy Daniels’ attorney.
The Twitter feud kicked off when the eldest son of President Donald Trump shared a message about Weiner’s upcoming early release from prison, then cracked:
Later, for good measure, Avenatti challenged both the president and his son to an MMA fight for charity:
When someone asked if they would be using protective headgear in the theoretical matchup, Avenatti replied:
Because this guy is anti-Trump he basically controls CNN!
What Happens to Former Aging Leading TV Ladies? They Reinvent themselves at all cost to stay Relevant! Leah Remini her war on Religion
Leah Remini has found her forte and has re-invented herelf to offset the lack of opportunities she is getting now as an aging television actress. We were all hoping that if she was going to get into tabloid TV it would be something productive.
It seems like the fading ones are out of opportunities and gravitate to reality TV. Rehmini has even taken it to a lower level documentary type of tell all TV. It would be nice if Rehmini chose to pick topics that exposed people and set them up in a better place.
Great topics would be investigating and exposing parents who wanted a certain gender at birth and have coerced their kids to live as the sex they really wanted at birth. Other topics, men who have been falsely accused of rape, Women who have been assaulted and how they overcame it. Young men who have been getting raped by their female school teachers.
Remini choses the easiest target to bash and pick apart in this century, religion bashing. Yes that has been a trend for awhile now. The news networks love to do it as well. It is so easy to do nowadays because few will offend. Unless people are entrapped and are unable to leave some compound unlike the other topics mentioned above these folks have the right to practice and choose their religion of choice and are free to separate themselves from any Religious Denomination.
Remini knows that she will get little grief challenging religion but those other topics above, the leftist liberal of America would send her packing back Brooklyn NY and very fast!
President Donald Trump; Jeff Flaked us UP
Donald Trump had his doubts and always felt somehow Senator Jeff Blake was a border line republican. The sad thing about this is his buddy Senator Coons never said that if he was satisfied after a one weak FBI investigation he would support Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination.
Back to Senator Flake,
Republicans in Arizona needed Jeff Flake, and he abandoned them. Democrats and independents in Arizona needed him, too.
Flake would have faced a tough and undoubtedly nasty primary fight against “Chemtrail” Kelli Ward, the Trump sycophant hoping to ride a wave of anger, hate, misinformation and Steve Bannon-style near-Nazi nationalism into the U.S. Senate.
If he happened to win the primary, Flake would have had another tough fight against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the general election.
But at least then the voters would have had an opportunity to choose between two quality candidates.
Flake’s desertion trades quality for a quack. At least for one party. The long presidential primary season and subsequent presidency of Donald Trump has been tough on Flake. He criticized the candidate and he’s criticized the president and I’d guess that isn’t something he planned to do – or wanted to do – with a fellow Republican.
What Republicans need now is for politicians like Flake to stay and fight for what they believe their party should be. Instead, he’s taking a powder. Throwing in the towel. Washing his hands of the whole mess.
Maybe he’s tired.
Maybe he would have lost in the primary.
But at least he would have gone down swinging.
Instead of going out with a bang, however, Flake chose a whimper.
Oprah Winfrey, Robert Deniro,Nancy Pelosi. Stephen Speilberg, Chuck Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Howard Stern, Madonna Hilary Clinton George Clooney And More: Huddle in the Hamptons Talking Strategy to Over Take President Trump in 2020!
They talked money, weakness, campaigning, issues and strategy some of the most liberal minds in Hollywood and politics all getting together. Their main objective is to get President Trump out of office at any cost.
Nothing is off limits and no holds barred these folks will do anything to get their super liberal social agenda in full force.
Donald Trump: I Should Have Hired Chris Christie As Attorney General:
“DISGRACEFUL.” “Weak.” “Beleaguered.” President Donald Trump has been unsparing in publicly castigating his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in the year since Sessions recused himself from the investigation into potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Privately, Trump has berated Sessions, reportedly calling him an “idiot” and saying that hiring him was a mistake. He asked Sessions to resign following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the probe.
Trump’s reluctance to fire Sessions to two major considerations: Fears in the White House that the move would cost the president support among GOP voters and members of Congress, who generally like and support Sessions, and the risk of provoking further allegations of obstruction of justice—both of which could deepen the challenges already facing the administration.
President Trump want to hired former NJ Governor Chris Christie but feared he would not pass the senate hearings because of GWB bridge-gate. However now that time has passed he feels after the mid-terms he could fire Sessions and and replace him with Chris Christie.
No charges for Demi Lovato’s alleged drug dealer who was helping her to become the white Female Rick James
Demi Lovato whose goal was to party and become a white female Rick James’sthe supplier who almost helped her become, Brandon Johnson, who admitted giving Demi Lovato the drugs that may have caused her overdose in July, won’t face criminal charges over the incident.
Johnson, 31, likely won’t be investigated by the LAPD, TMZ reported, because Lovato’s overdose was considered a medical emergency, not a crime.
Last week, Johnson went into detail about what allegedly happened the night Lovato, 26, overdosed, claiming he responded to a 4 a.m. text from the singer and freebased oxycodone with her, tucked her in when she fell asleep and left.
However, the pills were likely laced with another much stronger drug, reported to be fentanyl, and Johnson alleged that Lovato “100 percent” knew what she was taking wasn’t an actual pharmaceutical.
“I disclosed to her that [the pills] were not pharmaceutical … they’re much stronger. She understood fully. It’s unfortunate what happened, but for [anyone] to think there was any misconception is absolutely ridiculous.”
However, Johnson himself then admitted, “I’m not sure what was mixed in, to tell you the truth.”
He also denied ever selling her drugs.
Following her overdose, Lovato was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in her bed by an assistant who thought she had died.
The assistant reportedly called 911 and responding paramedics allegedly revived Lovato with Narcan, an emergency drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose. Some reports suggested she may have used a combination of drugs and alcohol throughout the night after partying with friends.
The “Tell Me You Love Me” singer was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles two weeks later and currently remains in rehab.
Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones are Stone & Digital Dave next.
Stone & Digital Dave were temporarily banned Twitter as Alex Jones was, Now Jones is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his “Infowars” show for abusive behavior. Are Stone & Digital Dave next for giving President Trump Praise?
Twitter says Jones won’t be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. Twitter says Jones posted a video on Wednesday that is in violation of the company’s policy against “abusive behavior.” The video in question shows Jones shouting at and berating CNN journalist Oliver Darcy for some 10 minutes during congressional hearings about social media.
Jones had about 900,000 followers on Twitter. “Infowars” had about 430,000.Twitter had previously suspended Jones for a week. But until now it had resisted muzzling Jones further. Other tech companies have limited Jones by suspending him for longer periods, as Facebook did, and by taking down his pages and radio stations.
Bishop apologizes to Ariana Grande for ‘too friendly’ grope during Aretha Franklin funeral
The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral has apologized to Ariana Grande for his “too friendly” physical contact with her onstage and for making fun of her name.
Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who led the funeral, awkwardly greeted Grande after she performed Franklin’s 1968 hit “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” He held her close, with his right arm around her and his fingers pressed against the side of her chest, as he jokingly said he thought her name was a new item on the Taco Bell menu.
Ellis, pastor of Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple, where the ceremony was held, apologized Friday in an interview with The Associated Press at the cemetery where Franklin was buried.
“It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast,” Ellis said. “I don’t know I guess I put my arm around her,” Ellis said. “Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, I apologize.”
Many people for some reason feel compelled to bring their dogs in stores. Some of these dogs have bitten customers.
A lady was bitten by a dog inside a store (not a pet store) while standing in line. The dog owner’s son was holding the dog, facing me, in a very packed line. The incident was not provoked by myself, nor did the dog show signs of aggression. It literally just lunged at me. The (adult) owner did not even acknowledge what had happened & checked out/left quickly, before she could think of demanding proof of rabies vaccination, etc. The store has a sign on it’s front door that states that dogs are allowed inside. Can they be held liable for my medical bills since they permit dogs inside their store
If this happens make sure you get the customers name and go immediately to management. This is the only way you will be able to sue fro medical costs, pain and suffering etc… Many dog owners are irresponsible and will try to leave as quickly as possible.
One attorney did take note that even if you did get bitten if their is a sign on the door that says dogs are allowed it is going be even harder to get any compensation no matter what.
The bottom line if dogs are allowed either call and complain or just don’t go into that store. These aggressive dog lovers have made shopping a very unpleasant experience.
Did Donald Trump Pay Off another Woman?
According to our sources their might be another woman who is lurking about saying that she was offered a settlement or given a settlement as hush money. This could just be fake news or some other woman trying to get some attention off of Donald Trump’s name .
Stay tuned we know if their is a sniff to this rumor ambulance chaser or tabloid Chaser attorney Gloria Allred will be sniffing around.
Walmart Biggest Deals Now Includes A Bender Gender Clothing Line with the arrival of the New Ellen Degeneres Line of Clothing.
Once Sam Walton died Walmart has become a less family shopping and work experience for many. Sam wanted families to have Thanksgiving off and have somewhat of a quality of life work schedule. Well we know that has changed quite a bit.
Now Walmart is taking another step in that liberal direction of greed and trying to latch on the surprising success and longevity of Ellen Degeneres.
Walmart is now bringing in the gender bending clothing line of Ellen. Another step of promoting gender neutrality and Walmart is now taking a lead in this. We have spoken to females on our staff and did a public survey . Many said they refused to dress the rogue way she does.
So it is safe to say most women don’t like this style and we only found just few man who would encourage the females in their lives to wear these rags. Let’s hope minds do not become weak because of Degeneres fame and TV presence that this catches on. If so the gender neutrality sickos will be the big winners. No matter what these super liberals say there are differences between a male and Female!
Omarosa: Donald Trump and Kanye West Flirted with Me
While she did not put these in her book Omarosa says that Donald Trump made flirty compliments to her like “your hair looks nice” or that’s a nice dress. She did not put this in her book because she had a better relationship with him at the time. And she still thinks they were just innocent flirts.
However, she said that Kanye West came off as a wolf with questionable flirts but never crossed the line, but came ole so close!
Woman dies from infection after she’s nipped by new puppy
A Wisconsin woman has died after a nip from her new puppy — and it may be due to the same rare blood infection from dog’s saliva that forced a man to have all of his limbs amputated, according to a report.
Sharon Larson, 58, of Milwaukee, fell ill after she was bitten by Bo in June, according to the local NBC affiliate WTMJ.
She developed flu-like symptoms and was rushed to a hospital, where she tested positive for the Capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria, which is found in dog and cat saliva, according to the station. She died two days later.
“I feel like I got robbed. I lost… my best friend,” said her heartbroken husband, Dan Larson, told WTMJ.
Her death comes after Greg Manteufel, 48, of West Bend, Wisconsin, was licked by his pooch in June and later found out his body was being ravaged by the same bacteria. The next week, his blood pressure dramatically plunged — and doctors were forced to cut off his legs and forearms to increase circulation, according to a report.
It’s extremely rare for people who come in contact with the bacteria to develop the disease, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults over the age of 40 are more at risk along with people who suffer from alcoholism and weak immune systems, according to the agency.
“I was told she could get struck by lightning four times and live, win the lottery twice — that’s how rare this is supposed to be,” Dan Larson said.
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Trump: Harley Davidson boycott would be ‘great’
President Trump said a planned boycott of iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson for wanting to move some of its operations outside the United States would be “great.”
“Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!,” Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday. “Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or better.”
Trump sent the tweet from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., where he hosted members of “Bikers for Trump” on Saturday afternoon.
Harley-Davidson executives said in June that they were planning to shift production of motorcycles being sold in European markets to overseas factories.
They said it was in response to retaliatory tariffs the European Union slapped on imported hogs after Trump imposed levies on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.
Harley-Davidson said the EU’s tariffs would increase the cost of one of its bikes by $2,200.
Some owners told the New York Times that the decision would end their decades-old relationship with the Wisconsin-based company.
Mother who watched as her boyfriend beat, stomped toddler to death gets life sentence for murder
A North Texas woman who watched as her boyfriend beat and stomped her 18-month-old daughter to death in 2014 was found guilty Friday of capital murder.
Because of her age at the time, Alexis Botello, 21, received an automatic life sentence. Botello also was convicted of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and sentenced to 10 years on that count, the Fort Worth Star-Telegramreported.
Botello, of Weatherford, was just 17 when Tylea Moore was killed at a home in southern Arlington in early July 2014. She later told authorities that her boyfriend, Joshua Beard, had done it but “didn’t mean to.”
According to court documents, the couple were at Beard’s home in the 2200 block of Polo Club Court, where Botello and Tylea had recently moved. Beard became enraged at the girl and started yelling at her, then hitting her.
He then picked up Tylea, calling her a “little demon” and threw her so hard onto a bed that she bounced off and landed on the floor. Beard proceeded to stomp on the girl’s stomach until she vomited, police said.
Botello and Beard attempted to revive the girl after she stopped breathing, but she died at the home.
The couple then drove more than 40 miles to rural Parker County with Tylea’s body in the trunk of their car and — after stopping at a Walmart in Weatherford to buy shovels and gloves — buried the girl in a shallow grave beneath a bridge in Poolville.
The silence of Les Moonves spoke loud and clear
- Les Moonves chose to remain silent about sexual harassment allegations on CBS’s Thursday earnings call.
- It read like an act of defiance from a man who appears to think he can beat this.
- CBS CEO Les Moonves had the chance Thursday to speak to the investor community about allegations of sexual misconduct stemming from an eight-month investigation by Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker.Instead of addressing the claims, he chose to remain silent. He talked about advertising growth and streaming video and direct-to-consumer platforms — everything but the elephant in the room.In doing so, he actually made a statement, loud and clear: I’m not backing down from anything.
“In light of pending litigation and other matters, and on the advice of counsel, the scope of today’s call and any questions will be limited to the quarterly results of the company,” CBS Executive Vice President of corporate finance and investor relations Adam Townsend said before Moonves began speaking.
Equity analysts who cover CBS are taking heat because they declined to press Moonves during the question and answer portion of the call about his future with the company. Even BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield, who wasn’t called on by management, called the display by his peers “shameful.”
Moonves has already admitted he’s done at least something wrong in the New Yorker story.
“I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.”
(The New Yorker story then proceeds to illustrate several allegations of Moonves misusing his position to harm and hinder careers.)
So why was Moonves on the call in the first place?
It’s a show of force from a person who is secure enough (or wants to seem secure enough) that he can proceed in a “business as usual” fashion without repercussion.
One public relations chief, who wouldn’t speak on the record because of potential conflicts, said having Moonves participate on the call yesterday could only lead to a circus. A CBS spokesman declined to comment on why Moonves chose to be on the call.
But it appears CBS’s near-term strategy is to simply ignore the story. Earlier this week, the CBS board met to decide what to do about the allegations. The result? An announcement that they’d hired law firms to conduct their own independent investigation.
This approach of stubborn resistance helped Moonves keep his job when he balked at controlling shareholder Shari Redstone’s attempt to put CBS and Viacom together earlier this year. Then he took it one step further, pushing to dilute Redstone’s voting control over the company from 80 percent to 17 percent.
“He’s betting he can swing enough board votes his way and proceed with the lawsuit,” said Eric Jackson, Founder and President of EMJ Capital Ltd.
The #MeToo movement has taken down several CEOs — Harvey Weinstein, Steve Wynn, and even Intel’s Brian Krzanich, who stepped down after having a consensual relationship with a subordinate. More than 400 “high-profile executives and employees across fields and industries have been outed by the #MeToo Movement in 18 months,” according to crisis consulting firm Temin & Co.
But if Moonves, 68, was concerned about losing his job over #MeToo, he likely would have taken an easier exit. He could have said yes to a deal with Viacom and retired as part of the transaction, before The New Yorker story appeared.
But he fought the deal, even reportedly knowing Farrow’s article was in the works. That suggests he thinks he can beat this. His actions on the earnings call were more of the same.
Has the #MeToo movement lost its clout?
The #MeToo outrage seems to be subsiding. The signs were everywhere this week.
Chris Hardwick was back to work at AMC and NBCtwo months after an ex-girlfriend complained about the way he treated her during the three years they dated.
Al Franken, who gave up his US Senate seat in January amid groping allegations, said he might run for public office again. “I loved that job,” he said.
Netflix announced that Aziz Ansari — ostracized since January, when a woman accused him of being a bad date on “the worst night” of her life — would be welcomed back for a third season of “Master of None” “when Aziz is ready.”
The stars of “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out in support of director James Gunn, who was fired by Disney over decade-old tweets joking about rape and pedophilia.
In July, “Today” show host Megyn Kelly — over a chyron asking “Is #MeToo Too Big” — said the movement has been “expanded to the point of ridiculousness by some.”
CNN adding Stone and Digital Dave to their Anti-Trump Raid!
CNN who like to bash or disagree with any radio hosts whom see anything in positive in President Trump now add Stone and Digital Dave to the list. It seems like another ploy to shut down another positive Trump vehicle!
Donald Trump predicts the ‘Fake News Media’ will die before he leaves office
President Trump lashed out again at the “Fake News Media” on Tuesday, predicting that they “will be gone” by the time his second term ends.
“The Fake News Media is going CRAZY! They are totally unhinged and in many ways, after witnessing first hand the damage they do to so many innocent and decent people, I enjoy watching,” the president tweeted.
“In 7 years, when I am no longer in office, their ratings will dry up and they will be gone!” he added.
His message echoed one he sent earlier this month.
“The Fake News Media is going Crazy! They make up stories without any backup, sources or proof. Many of the stories written about me, and the good people surrounding me, are total fiction,” he tweeted.
“Problem is, when you complain you just give them more publicity. But I’ll complain anyway!”
At the time, he faced widespread criticism after a news conference with Vladimir Putin in which he appeared to embrace the Russian strongman’s denial of election meddling.
Trump willing to ‘shut down’ government over border security
President Trump said he’d be willing to “shut down” the government unless Democrats in Congress help pass immigration reform, including funding for his long-touted border wall, saying “we need great people coming into our Country!”
“I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!,” he posted on Twitter Sunday. “We need great people coming into our Country!”
Trump spent much of the weekend at his golf resort in New Jersey railing about Democrats not supporting his immigration policies, saying all they do is “Resist” and “Obstruct,” while claiming they want “Open Borders.”
Earlier Sunday, he said “there are consequences when people cross our Border illegally,” referring to the separation of children from their parents, and called on Congress to repair “the DUMBEST & WORST” immigration laws in the world.
He concluded with a campaign message: “Vote ‘R.’”
His administration has come under blistering criticism for separating children from their parents over its “zero tolerance” immigration crackdown to deter immigrants from trying to cross the border illegally.
The government in a court filing said it had met a Thursday deadline set by a federal judge by reuniting more than 1,800 children with their parents or guardians.
Trump claims it looks like his campaign ‘was illegally being spied on’
President Trump on Sunday said recently released documents about how the FBI monitored former campaign aide Carter Page shows that his 2016 presidential campaign was “illegally being spied” on.
“Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC ,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account. “Ask her how that worked out – she did better with Crazy Bernie. Republicans must get tough now. An illegal Scam! ”
The president was referring to the Department of Justice’s release late Saturday of a trove of heavily redacted materials about the FBI’s application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to monitor Page in 2016.
The FBI said it “believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government … to undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election in violation of U.S. criminal law.”
T he more than 400 pages of documents include the original FISA warrant sought in October 2016 and three renewals.
In another Tweet, Trump thanked Judicial Watch, the conservative group that sued for release of the documents, and said they confirm the FBI “misled the courts.”
” As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of
“Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam! , ” wrote Trump, who’s spending the weekend at his golf resort in New Jersey.
Page has denied any connection with the Russians.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election and whether any
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Gang member is convicted of murdering Huntington Beach woman, 19, and hiding her body in a cooler
A gang member was convicted of fatally shooting a 19-year-old Huntington Beach womanand hiding her body in a cooler, authorities said.
Anthony Robert Moreno, 40, was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced Friday.
Authorities said Moreno shot her inside the detached garage at the home, which was known as a gang hangout.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle Nov. 29, 2015. A 1991 Toyota Celica hatchback was discovered with a strong odor that indicated decomposition, and a body was found “entombed in a large container” in the rear cargo area, authorities said.
When Moreno was identified as a suspect in 2016, he was in state prison on an unrelated charge.
Moreno, whom authorities described as a documented gang member, previously was convicted of various firearms charges and driving a stolen vehicle.
Jurors found that Moreno intentionally shot the rifle that resulted in McEveety’s death. They also affirmed a special allegation that the murder was committed to benefit a street gang with the intent to promote its criminal conduct, authorities said.
President Trump slammed “obstructionist” Democrats Saturday for standing in the way of a legislative fix to illegal immigration.
“They think this is a good issue,” he said in a speech to fire up delegates at Nevada’s state GOP convention. “I think I got elected largely because we are strong on the border.
“I like the issue for our election, too,” he continued. “Our issue is strong borders, no crime. Their issue is open borders; let MS-13 all over our country.”
Trump made no mention of his Wednesday about-face on immigration, when he signed an executive order undoing his policy of separating migrant children from their parents amid widespread criticism.
Federal agencies have been struggling to meet his demands for “zero-tolerance” enforcement measures.
“They want to hire 5,000 more judges,” Trump said of Democrats. “I don’t want judges. I want Border Patrol, I want ICE.”
Federal officials launched a “reunification task force” Friday to bring the roughly 2,300 migrant children now in foster homes and detainment centers across the country back to their parents.
The new group is connected to a Department of Health and Human Services office that usually deals with public-health disasters like epidemics and hurricanes – tacit acknowledgment that the job of reuniting the minors with their incarcerated parents is too daunting for the agency’s small Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Since about April, feds say, roughly 27,000 people have been detained while trying to illegally cross the southern U.S. border in a family group.
Many of them were children and teens who ended up in U.S. custody, away from their relatives.
The Trump administration says it now wants to detain families together until they can go before a judge and plead their cases for asylum.
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice is seeking to modify a 2015 court order that mandated quick releases of migrant children – which complicates detaining them with their families over potentially long periods.
Further, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has just three family detention centers in operation, two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.
ICE is on the lookout for 15,000 more beds for family detainees, the agency said Friday.
The centers should look “child-friendly rather than penal in nature,” the agency said, and must provide private showers and educational field trips for kids in custody.
That’s not enough for New York City activists who protested Trump’s policies Saturday.
A dozen Occupy demonstrators camped out in front of the ICE field office on East Houston Street in Manhattan in hopes of preventing agents from transporting detainees.
“We plan on being here until ICE is shut down,” said Marrissa Holmes, 32, of Brooklyn. “As long as it takes.”
Eoaa G., 11, stood nearby waving a sign reading “Honk If You Hate ICE,” racking up several beeps a minute – even from an MTA bus and a city fire truck.
Meanwhile, Rev. Al Sharpton gathered 50 sign-wielding protesters and a cluster of elected officials near the East Harlem foster care provider where authorities have sent some 350 migrant kids
Camille Cosby has finally had enough of Bill Cosby and moved out, report says
Camille Cosby looked like she was ready to go down as one of modern history’s most long-suffering celebrity wives, with the way she stood by husband Bill as allegation after allegation piled up, pointing to him being a serial sexual predator who victimized as many as 60 women over nearly five decades.
The 74-year-old wife of the TV icon also stood by him through two trials on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in their suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.
But apparently, her husband being convicted in April was too much.
Camille Cosby is no longer standing by her man and has reportedly moved out of their suburban Philadelphia mansion, Radar Online reports. She has left Bill Cosby, 80, to occupy the house on his own and under house arrest pending sentencing.
“He literally is home alone,” a source told Radar Online, adding that the estranged couple now lead separate lives. “They’ve been fighting and arguing since the verdict. She wanted a divorce, but he begged her to stay.”
To add insult to the many injuries the comedy legend no doubt has coming, Camille Cosby also has taken with her their chef, house manager and personal driver. The couple’s three surviving children also stay with her and have not visited their father in months, the insider told Radar Online.
Her Massachusetts hideaway, in a historic village west of Boston, is said to be well-equipped with an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Camille Cosby also has been in downsizing mode, selling off the couple’s many assets to cover legal expenses. Among the properties to go: Bill Cosby’s private jet and vintage car collection..
“Camille wants to leave his scandal behind her. She has no interest in seeing Bill,” the source told Radar Online. “She wants to reside quietly in (Shelburne Falls) — and doesn’t want his reputation affecting the life she’s building for herself.”
But even if Camille Cosby has left her husband, she doesn’t sound like she entirely blames him for the predicament she finds herself in after being his loyal wife and business partner for 54 years. She has long defended him against the multitude of women coming forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, saying that his encounters with these women were consensual and that he was the actual victim, the Cut reported.
After the trial, Camille Cosby continued to present him as a victim of the media and a biased criminal justice system, according to Vulture.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner The Family Feud Fake and Is Kanye West In On It
Have the Kardashian clan turned Steve Harvey’s Family Feud into a Donald Trump Term Family Fake Feud? Fearing that the Kardashians would look like bubble heads a request was made for them to have the list of topics that the audience was to be surveyed.
This would give the family who seem to be clever in selling their promiscuous behaviors, looks and bodies not to come off as air heads on The Kardashian -West family feud showdown. Even Kanye West was open to it.
Despite disagreements by the family feud staff, it is rumored that the Kardashians made an or else proposition. Calls were made to confirm no phone calls were returned. So if the Kardashains shine on family feud we will all know why.
Couple arrested after killing baby, putting body in hotel freezer: cops
A Georgia couple who allegedly killed their 6-month-old son and then placed his body in a hotel freezer were arrested Monday in Florida.
The couple was located at a hotel in Bronson, Florida. When local authorities arrived at the scene, one of the suspects, James Mathis, 28, of Gainesville, pulled out a handgun and attempted to flee. He was subsequently shot by an Alachua County SWAT team member, according to a statement from the Dothan County Police Department in Alabama.
Mathis is now in custody of the Levy County Sheriff’s Department and is recovering at a local Florida hospital. Another suspect, Amanda Gail Oakes, 36, of Murrayville, is also in custody of the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.
Their arrests come after the Dothan Police Department last Friday received a call from the Hall County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia regarding Mathis and Oakes.
According to the Dothan Police Department, the sheriff’s department said that the couple may be involved with a “possible infant death.” Officials with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office also suspected that Mathis and Oakes were in the Dothan County area.
Authorities with the Dothan Police Department were unable to locate the couple, but learned that they were possibly heading for Florida.
Then, on June 4, Mathis and Oakes were found in Bronson in an apartment complex, where they were eventually taken into custody.
Later, Dothan police searched a local hotel room where the couple had stayed when they passed through the state. There, they found the body of 6-month-old Carlton James Oakes in the freezer. Authorities estimated that his body was in the freezer for roughly 6 days and believe that both Mathis and Oakes are responsible for placing his body there.
“The infant was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Montgomery, Alabama for an autopsy to determine this cause of death which at this time is unknown. It is believed that the child was deceased prior to being placed in the freezer, however foul play is suspected in the child’s death,” the Dothan Police Department wrote in the statement.
Both Oakes and Mattis have been charged with one count of abuse of a corpse and are both being held on a $15,000 bond.
The couple, who are slated to be extradited from Levy County to Dothan County, will likely face murder charges as well, according to the Dothan Police Department.
Family Says Young Girl Bitten By A Dog Inside Home Depot
It is only going to get worse! A petite female was seen in Home Depot with a Great Dane and mutt. They were both tugging and trying to get away. A German Shepard was seen barking and sniffing the meat at Walmart. And now this.
The popular home improvement chain posts a no pets allowed warning. The child’s family sits down with CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini and wants to know why the policy is not enforced.
Three-year-old Finja Simon was hospitalized after suffering an eye injury at the Home Depot in Downers Grove. Her mother, Marina Simon, says a Doberman Pinscher bit the girl in the face requiring stitches.
“She started screaming,” said Simon. “I saw the blood coming out.”
Store surveillance footage shows it happened at the checkout counter. The girl’s brother approached the dog first.
“He was holding his hand down to let the dog sniff,” said Simon.
She says her daughter approached next, and the dog bit her face. The video shows the girl fall to the ground. Simon said she then called out for help.
“Can somebody please give me paper towel, my daughter is bleeding,” said Simon.
A checkout clerk can be seen giving her a towel. Another clerk appears to help too, but Simon says not a single Home Depot manager came to the scene.
“I had this crying child laying there, screaming, bleeding,” said Simon.
As she took care of her daughter’s wounds, after a little over one minute passed, the dog’s owners picked up their goods and left. Nobody from Home Depot stopped them.
“They just walked out,” said Simon whose husband was upset by that too.
“It is upsetting,” said Randy Simon. “I mean come on, you should have more sense than that and exchange insurance information or whatever it may be.”
Since no one from the store stopped the couple, the Simon’s say they had no immediate way to find out if the dog had rabies. Plus they want to know why Home Depot employees even allowed the dog inside with shoppers. A warning sticker on the entrance door clearly shows pets are not allowed. Though CBS 2 found videos of dogs at various Home Depots.
Attorney Kurt Lloyd represents the family.
“They don’t enforce their no dogs allowed policy,” Lloyd said about Home Depot.
He says there have been dog bites at other Home Depot stores too.
“Just a recipe for disaster,” said Lloyd. “There’s forklifts going by, customers picking up goods and dropping things.”
Ten days after the incident, police tracked down the couple with the dog – Norris Ingbretson and Emily Trostle. Trostle, according to a police report the Simon’s filed, said she had brought the dog to the store, “many times before”.
Trostle also told police she apologized to Simon, and said it was not a bite, the dog barked and its teeth scratched the girl. Simon disagrees with both statements
No charges or lawsuit have been filed.
A Home Depot statement says workers failed to do an incident report before both families left the store. The company is working with the Simon’s family.
Even though Home Depot posts no pets allowed warnings, the company statement says stores can still choose to allow pets inside.
Finja’s parents hope she heals without scarring and recovers from her new fear of dogs.
“She has pretty horrible nightmares,” said Randy Simon.
The Downers Grove store is now asking people with dogs to kindly take their dogs outside.
Donald Trump:Work begins on border barrier replacement project in San Diego
Construction to replace barriers along a 14-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border began this week just east of Border Field State Park in San Diego, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
It is the third barrier replacement project to begin this year. Similar projects in Calexico and in Santa Teresa, N.M., are already underway. Funded during the first year of the Trump administration, the San Diego project that got underway Friday will replace fencing that was put up in the 1990s.
Administration officials describe the barrier replacement projects as part of President Trump’s promised “border wall.”
“Under this president’s leadership, we have a renewed commitment to secure our border,” said Ronald Vitiello, CBP’s acting deputy commissioner. “Not only does it significantly upgrade our existing infrastructure in San Diego, it also marks the third concurrent wall project in the U.S. and reflects CBP’s unwavering commitment to secure our borders and protect our nation.”
None of these projects look like any of the border wall prototypes that were unveiled in Otay Mesa last year. Trump inspected them in March on a trip to San Diego.
In Calexico, two miles of fencing are being replaced by 30-foot bollards — posts set close enough together to prevent a person from passing through but still allow people on either side to see one another. The Santa Teresa version has an opaque steel plate at the top of its bollards that a Department of Homeland Security official explained is an anti-climb feature.
The San Diego project will be similar to the one in Santa Teresa — bollards with a steel plate at the top. The bollards in San Diego will be between 18 and 30 feet tall, and they will run from about a half-mile inland from the ocean to the base of Otay Mountain.
SLSCO, a Texas-based construction corporation, won a $147-million contract for the project.
Donald Trump: Fake Mueller’s Russia probe has cost nearly $17M
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has cost taxpayers nearly $17 million, according to a newly released expense report.
That includes $7.7 million spent directly by Mueller for things like staff salaries, travel and rent as well as about $9 million the Justice Department shelled out in support of the Russia probe, according to Justice Department figures.
The expenses were incurred from May 17, 2017 — the day Mueller was appointed — through March 2018.
The Justice Department released its latest six-month expense tally Thursday to show “the Special Counsel’s spending within the approved budget.” Another expenditure review will occur for the six-month period ending Sept. 30.
The latest report shows that expenses are growing — $10 million in the latest six months between Mueller and DOJ expenses. For the nearly five-month period at the start of the investigation, an earlier report showed about $6.7 million in costs.
Mueller’s team is investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and ties between the Trump campaign and Russian bad actors.
The president has denied any wrongdoing.
Donald Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen may have just gotten a huge setback in his attempt to block Michael Avenatti from appearing in his criminal case
President Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen just received what could be a huge setback in his attempt to block Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, from appearing in the criminal case taking place in the Southern District of New York that followed the FBI raids on Cohen’s home, office, and hotel room last month.
The potential setback came late Monday afternoon when the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York opted against taking a position on Avenatti appearing in the case, which he petitioned US District Judge Kimba Wood to do.
Wood asked both the government and Cohen to say whether they opposed Avenatti’s motion before Thursday.
Avenatti excitedly tweeted out the filing after it appeared on the docket, writing that “the government is NOT opposing my application to be admitted pro hac vice.”
“I remain confident that Mr. Cohen’s attempts to exclude me from the case will fail for the reasons we provided,” he added.
Cohen’s lawyers, meanwhile, wrote Wood in an extensive Friday filing of their opposition to Avenatti being admitted into the case. The lawyers wrote that Avenatti had created a “carnival atmosphere” and should not be allowed into the New York court. Avenatti, they said, focused on “smearing” Cohen. They argued that Avenatti may have violated the New York Rules of Professional Conduct with his public actions related to Cohen.
“Mr. Avenatti appears to be primarily focused on smearing Mr. Cohen publicly in his efforts to further his own interest in garnering as much media attention as possible,” Cohen’s attorneys wrote.
Avenatti called those arguments “without merit and frivolous” and said it “speaks volumes that they so desperately” want him excluded from the case.
Avenatti is representing Daniels in a separate California lawsuit against Cohen and Trump, which seeks to void a nondisclosure agreement Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, signed just before the 2016 presidential election. That agreement centered on a $130,000 payment Cohen facilitated so Daniels would stay silent about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006.
It’s time for Bill Clinton to take a walk in the Chappaqua woods
It’s 2018. One of the world’s most powerful married men had a 22-year-old intern perform oral sex on him in his office. He’s been accused of sexual assault by three other women.
One claims, as is the case with so many of the men who have fallen from positions of power as a result, that he exposed himself to her (which always makes me, at least, pause and wonder why on earth so many men seem to want to do this). We know, too, that he lied about his tryst with the intern.
So why is Bill Clinton still presiding over glamorous parties?
When Monica Lewinsky was disinvited from a Town & Country Philanthropy Summit earlier this month where Bill Clinton was speaking, the question shouldn’t have been why was she disinvited. It should have been why is Bill Clinton is headlining events at all.
And boy, is he ever. Clinton has a full social schedule this summer. In June he’ll be publicizing his book “The President is Missing” along with his co-author James Patterson all across the country. He’ll also make time to host the Clinton Foundation dinner, where tickets range from $2,500 to $100,000 and Shaggy and Sting are scheduled to perform.
Again, he’s almost certainly guilty of actions that would be categorized as harassment in 2018. The fact that the Lewinsky affair happened as long ago as 1995 is no matter.
Charlie Rose is accused of harassment by several employees dating back to the late 1990s — and he lost his job in November.
People seem curiously willing to hold Clinton to a different standard than other men accused of sexual harassment. Many don’t seem especially bothered by his actions at all and lay the blame for the scandal squarely on Lewinsky. In a 2014 Economist/YouGov poll, 58 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, 48 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Lewinsky.
As recently as 2016, the very liberal Joy Behar was dismissing the women who slept with Clinton as “tramps” on “The View.” Not that much has changed since the period in the ’90s when Maureen Dowd dismissed Lewsinky as being “nutty and slutty” and “a ditsy, predatory White House intern who might have lied under oath for a job at Revlon.”
A Rasmussen Reports poll taken in November 2017, a month after the #MeToo movement began, found that 59 percent of people believe the accusations against Bill Clinton. But you wouldn’t know it from the way he’s being treated.
For some time, Lewinsky, who has emerged as a thoughtful anti-bullying advocate, said her relationship with Clinton was consensual. Still, it’s reasonable to wonder precisely how consensual a relationship can be between the leader of the free world and an intern.
Like many of us in light of the #MeToo movement, Lewsinky has recently been considering the nature of consent. Recently, in Vanity Fair, Lewinsky claimed that the past years have made her rethink the dynamics between her and Clinton. While still remorseful about her actions, she described his behavior as a “gross abuse of power.”
Some will contend that Lewsinky came on to Clinton, but there’s no argument wherein we can deny she was his employee.
Two arrested after border patrol agents find illegal immigrants hiding in car
Border Patrol agents arrested two people for smuggling illegal aliens into New Mexico.
They say it happened south of New Mexico Highway 9, which is south of Deming on Monday.
An area they say is popular for human smuggling.
The suspects are US citizens.
Agents found them with four Mexican nationals, who were lying down, trying to hide.
Jury gets case after Cosby painted as predator, victim
The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges that he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago.
The panel of seven men and five women got the case after receiving legal instructions from the judge.
Deliberations got underway after a marathon day of closing arguments Tuesday that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who is finally being brought to justice and the victim of a multimillion-dollar frame-up by a “pathological liar.”
Cosby gave a quick fist pump and sashayed toward well-wishers chanting, “We love Bill!” as he arrived at the courthouse on a rainy Wednesday morning.
The prosecution and defense gave jurors lots to think about after a two-week trial pitting Cosby, the 80-year-old comedian once revered as “America’s Dad,” against Andrea Constand, a former Temple University sports administrator who testified that he knocked her out with three pills he called “your friends” and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.
“The time for the defendant to escape justice is over. It’s finally time for the defendant to dine on the banquet of his own consequences,” prosecutor Stewart Ryan told the jury.
Cosby’s lawyers argued that the charges were based on “flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence.”
This time, prosecutors had five other women testify that Cosby drugged and violated them. One accuser asked him through tears, “You remember, don’t you, Mr. Cosby?” Cosby’s lawyers, who contend the encounter was consensual, countered by calling to the stand a woman who said Constand spoke of framing a prominent person so that she could sue and extract a big settlement.
Cosby’s more streamlined first trial ended in a hung jury last year after deliberations over six days. Only one additional accuser testified that time. Nor were jurors told the amount of Cosby’s 2006 civil settlement with Constand: nearly $3.4 million, which defense lawyer Tom Mesereau on Tuesday called “one of the biggest highway robberies of all time.”
“I have never seen or heard of a retrial that was as different as this was from the first trial,” said lawyer Dennis McAndrews, who has been following the retrial and is not associated with either side. “The prosecution now had multiple victims and the defense had the issue of money, which were powerful weapons for both sides.”
Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each carrying up to 10 years in prison. His wife of 54 years, Camille, looked on from the gallery as his lawyers pleaded with the jury to clear him, the first time she has attended the trial. She also sat in for the defense’s closing argument at his first trial.
Camille Cosby, 74, had stayed away as the prosecution built its case that her husband maintained a sordid double life, plying women with drugs and preying on them sexually. Before the jury came in, she put her arm around Cosby, who is legally blind. They smiled and chatted, and he gave her a peck on the cheek. When it was the prosecution’s turn to argue, she left the courtroom, and Constand entered.
“You’re dealing with a pathological liar, members of the jury,” said Mesereau, who won an acquittal in Michael Jackson’s 2005 child molestation case. “You are.”
Prosecutor Kristen Feden called Cosby the true con artist — wresting that label from Cosby’s lawyers, who had applied it to Constand throughout the trial.
“Yes, you did hear about a con,” Feden said, her voice rising as she moved toward Cosby and pointed at him. “The perpetrator of that con is this man, sitting right here.”
The defense highlighted more than a dozen inconsistencies in what Constand has said over the years and painstakingly reviewed phone and travel records, saying they prove the alleged assault couldn’t have happened when she says it did. They argued that he was charged after the 12-year statute of limitations for prosecuting him had run out.
WABC – AM Bernie & Sid Flopping already
WABC radio who took a pass on the highly Popular Stone & Digital Radio show is now forced to add another person to the failing Bernie & Sid show.
Former Fox News anchor Juliet Huddy is returning to the airwaves as a co-host of the “Bernie & Sid In The Morning” talk show on New York’s WABC Radio.
The program replaces Imus In The Morning which ended its long run last month.
Huddy quietly left Fox in September 2016 after 18 years with the company. She’d anchored for Fox News, Fox station WNYW, and co-hosted the syndicated show Dayside.
A few months after she left, it was revealed that 21st Century Fox had paid Huddy a “high six-figure sum” to settle a claim of sexual harassment against Bill O’Reilly. Huddy went on her former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly‘s NBC show last October to talk about it.
Of her new role, Huddy said, “This an exciting new direction for me that matches my wacky and provocative personality. I am so excited to torment Bernie and Sid everyday.”
Gov. Jerry Brown agrees to National Guard border efforts, but not ‘a mission to round up women and children’
Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to take money but not marching orders from President Trump in deploying 400 National Guard troops to various locations around the state, insisting any service members near the border would not enforce federal immigration law.
“Your funding for new staffing will allow the Guard to do what it does best: support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state,” Brown wrote in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis.
Brown was the last of the nation’s border governors to respond to Trump’s request for a beefed-up presence. In his letter, he said that he wanted to be “crystal clear” in what he was agreeing to provide.
“This will not be a mission to build a new wall,” Brown wrote. “It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life. And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.”
Although Brown may have taken longer to act than governors in the other border states — Texas, New Mexico and Arizona all pledged assistance earlier in the week — only eight days passed between the California Democratic governor’s decision and the president’s off-the-cuff remark about assisting with border duties. Last week, Trump told reporters that his administration would be “guarding our border with the military,” a statement his staff later amended to focus instead on help from the National Guard.
By the weekend, Mattis had signed an order to send up to 4,000 National Guard troops from various states to the border, but barred them from interacting with migrants detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in most cases. At the time, a spokesman for Brown said the request was still under consideration.
Has Howard Stern Become the New Don Imus
The similarities are now shocking how these two are becoming more alike. It is now Stern’s turn to become the old wimpy shock jock! Check out a special Saturday Stone & Digital Dave radio show for this mad observation on April 7th at 11:00 AM tune into WVFT- FM 93.3 Real Talk FM!
Donald Trump’s Former Friend Howard Stern Says Pal Donald Trump Should ‘Get the Out’ of the White House
Radio’s biggest sellout Howard Stern who continues to embrace the likes of Rosie O’Donnel and Alec Baldwin. Since President Trump has been in office the now liberal has said few positive things about Trump. Now Howard Stern had some choice words for his pal Donald Trump again during his SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, March 26.
The outspoken talk show host, 64, addressed Trump’s presidency with cohost Robin Quivers while discussing Stormy Daniels alleged affair with the president, according to The Hill.
Stern replied, “Yeah, probably not,” before getting candid about what he’d tell him. “My advice would be, like, get the f–k out of there, man. “[What] do you need that for? Go back to Mar-a-Lago and hang.”
“Just give it over to [vice president Mike] Pence,” he continued. “Let him do his thing.”
This isn’t the first time that the shock jock host has addressed Trump and his presidency Stern opened up about the 71-year-old POTUS and his “sensitive ego,” during a February 2017 radio show.
“I personally wish that he had never run. I told him that,” Stern said on his show at the time. “Because I actually think this is something that is going to be very detrimental to his mental health, too. Because he wants to be liked, he wants to be loved, he wants people to cheer for him. I don’t think this is going to be a healthy experience for him.”
He added: “It’s a very difficult job and Donald Trump, he really does want to be loved … and that drives him a lot. I think that he has a very sensitive ego, and when you’re president, people are going to be very, very critical … I do think he’s sincere in wanting to help out and I think he’s sincere when he says he has the answers, but he stepped into a situation that’s really not a win for him.”
Reddit announces policy changes this
It said that users could not use the site to “solicit or facilitate any transaction or gift involving certain goods and services,” which include:
- “Firearms, ammunition or explosives;
- “Drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, or any controlled substances (except advertisements placed in accordance with our advertising policy);
- “Paid services involving physical sexual contact;
- “Stolen goods;
- “Personal information;
- “Falsified official documents or currency”
The Reddit statement adds: “Reddit is not intended to be used as a marketplace and takes no responsibility for any transactions individual users might decide to undertake in spite of this.” As the site wrote, “Always remember: you are dealing with strangers on the internet.”
Craigslist to shut down its ‘personals’ section
You can still find furniture or a roommate on Craigslist. But ads seeking romance or sexual connections are no longer going to be available, after Craigslist took down the “personals” section Friday for its U.S. site.
The company says it made the change because Congress has passed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, meant to crack down on sex trafficking of children. It was approved by a landslide in the Senate earlier this week, as NPR’s Alina Selyukh has reported, but has been met with criticism by free speech advocates and sex workers.
As Craigslist wrote, the law seeks “to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully.”
“Any tool or service can be misused,” Craigslist said. “We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.”
The site added: “To the millions of spouses, partners and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness!”
Proponents of the measure have argued that it makes Internet sites more accountable for the content that users post that could contribute to child sex trafficking.
But as Alina reported, tech companies see this as “the first major cutback to the protections that these companies have had under the law.” And sex workers have argued that this will make people who work in the industry less safe, pushing them onto the street or deeper into the dark Web.
Trump has not yet signed the bill, which is known as FOSTA. It passed in the House by 388-25 and in the Senate by 97-2.
Until 2009, Craigslist had a section of the website called “erotic services,” where people openly advertised sex. That year it changed the name to “adult services” and promised stricter screening, after a medical student in Boston was accused of killing a woman he met through the site, NPR’s Tovia Smith noted. Craigslist eventually stopped listing ads for “adult services” in 2010, as NPR reported, though its personals section has continued until now.
Winn-Dixie is closing almost 100 stores as part of bankruptcy filing — see if your store is on the list
Almost 100 Winn-Dixie, Harveys, and BI-LO locations are closing in the Southeast as the regional grocery chains’ parent company prepares to file for bankruptcy.
On Thursday, Winn-Dixie parent company Southeastern Grocers announced it would “voluntarily implement a court-supervised, prepackaged restructuring agreement.” The company plans to file for bankruptcy by the end of March.
As part of the restructuring, the company is closing 94 grocery stores. That represents about 14% of Southeastern Grocers’ store count, with 582 locations remaining open.
In addition to Winn-Dixie stores, a number of Harveys and BI-LO locations — which are also owned by Southeastern Grocers — are closing.
Here’s the full list of grocery store
Jimmy Kimmel says he’s filing a federal complaint after buying Trump merchandise
Colbert and Now Kimmel have turned into one trick ponies-Trump Bashing all-the time!
Jimmy Kimmel is just a concerned consumer who wants to know that the goods he purchases are made in America. And that may end up costing the Trumps.
On Wednesday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the host revealed that he went on a little shopping spree at the Trump Organization’s official online store to see where all the Trump-branded merchandise is actually made.
“Trump, as you know, wants to focus on America. American-made products and goods,” explained Kimmel. “So I wondered — because I agree with that — how things were going on his family website, trumpstore.com.”
Kimmel was certain that Eric and Donald Trump Jr., who run the online shop, “take this American thing very seriously” since the brothers are so patriotic “they’re like a couple of flags wearing hair gel.”
But it turns out not a lot of those products were actually made in America.
A Trump-branded golf hat, coffee mug, duffel bag, bib — item after item of Kimmel’s orde
Still Looking for Ratings Seth Meyers blasts Trump’s tall tales and White House shake-ups
President Trump has always had a complicated relationship with the truth, but news this week that he admitted to lying to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took things to a new level.
On Thursday’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” the host took Trump to task for his lies and asked the important questions, including the possibility of a head injury.
In audio of a speech at a fundraiser obtained by the Washington Post, Trump said he was clueless about whether the U.S. and Canada have a trade deficit but insisted otherwise.
NYPD will bring armed officers back to Queens schools
The NYPD has reversed its decision to remove armed officers from three Queens high schools.
The move comes a week after The Post’s report on the cops’ ouster — and parents’ fury over the decision — went viral.
An NYPD representative from the 111th Precinct announced at a School District 26 meeting Friday that cops would be reinstated at Francis Lewis, Bayside and Benjamin Cardozo high schools.
An NYPD spokesman, Lt. John Grimpel, told The Post the officers will return on Monday.
Francis Lewis HS PTA co-president Linda Lovett, who started a petition to restore a cop to her kids’ school, was elated.
“I think it’s amazing. I’m so happy. I can’t thank The Post enough,” she said. “This is the power of the press, I have to say.”
2 Package Bombs Linked to Earlier Austin Attack: Police
Authorities suspect that both of Monday’s blasts are linked to a March 2 attack that killed a 39-year-old man
“We are not ruling anything out at this point,” said Manley, who said the intended targets were not clear since multiple people live in the homes where explosives were placed. “We are willing to investigate any avenue that may be involved.”
The police chief refused to provide many details about the explosives, citing the ongoing investigation. But he said they were an “average size letter box” and “not particularly large.” In all three cases, he said, the packages did not appear to have gone through the U.S. Postal Service or private carriers like UPS but were left on doorsteps without a knock or ringing of doorbells.
The explosions happened far from the main events of the wildly popular festival known as SXSW, which brings about 400,000 visitors to Austin each year. The police chief urged visitors to “be aware of what’s going on.
“Enjoy yourself. Have a good time,” he said. “There’s no reason to believe that you are at any greater risk other than be aware, look for things that are suspicious.”
In a tweet, organizers said, “SXSW is heartbroken by the explosions in Austin,” and they urged visitors to stay safe and alert police if they see any suspicious activity.
Four years ago, a driver plowed through a barricade and into festival-goers, killing four people and injuring many others. Additional security measures were taken in the aftermath, including additional policing, tougher security checks and brighter street lighting, among others.
President Donald Trump: “I Would Love To Run Against Oprah. I Know Her Weakness”
The President seemed energized by the warm reception from the audience, giving him a momentary respite from the Stormy Daniels controversy, the flack over trade deals, and the worries over his coming North Korea summit.
Trump kept veering from topic to topic. At one point, he noted that NBC News was suffering historic low ratings. In another, he said he wanted to take on Oprah Winfrey in the 2020 presidential election, saying, “I know her weakness.” He did not elaborate on what that might be, spinning off into another subject. However, we know he knows the list of celebrities who do non’t care for Oprah.
Trump was in western Pennsylvania to help GOP congressional candidate Rick Saccone, hoping to help a special election campaign that seems to be lagging. Election Day for the Pennsylvania seat is on Tuesday.
Trump predictably defended his recent steel tariffs for the Pittsburgh audience, saying that he has received phone calls from countries hoping to avoid sanctions. He even took on Republican icon Ronald Reagan. “I thought he was great. I loved his style. But not great on the trade.”
The event was held at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township.
Trump started his remarks by asking the crowd to go to the polls on Tuesday and vote for Rick Saccone, then joked that that was all he needed to say and everyone could go home.
Oscars get lowest ratings in show’s history
The 90th Academy Awards were the talk of Hollywood on Sunday night, but ABC’s 2018 Oscars broadcast attracted the fewest viewers in history, according to data released Monday by Nielsen. Some shows just don’t go over well with Trump bashing.
About 26.5 million viewers tuned in to the 2018 Oscars, marking a record low and the first time Academy Awards viewership sunk below 30 million people, the Associated Press reports.
The data does not include people who streamed the Academy Awards on digital or mobile platforms, though ABC made the broadcast available online and through its app for those with a cable log-in.
The figure is the lowest since Nielsen started tracking Oscars viewership numbers in 1974. Viewership sunk by 20% from last year, when 32.9 million people watched the 2017 Oscars. The 2017 Oscars saw was the lowest number of viewers since 2008, when the broadcast drew in 32 million viewers. In 2016, an average of 34.4 million people watched the Academy Awards broadcast.
The Elitist Attend Bruce Springsteen Now One of America Elitist Concert on Broadway!
How do you pay back a phoney and American basher like Bruce Sprinsteen for supporting you as the president of the United States? You accept a front row invitation to sit through a boring and dull Bruce Springsteen show for three hours on Broaway. He helps a slumping box office with the Elitist Obama’s watching the Elitist Bruce Springsteen performing to create a buzz.
Bruce Springsteen Greed In The USA Tour-Backlash
Is the working class folk and middle class America telling Bruce Springsteen he has been exposed?
Many of Bruce Springsteen fans and non fans are now calling the musical voice of the common people a fraud and a phony. Springsteen continues to say inane comments like he is embarrassed to be an American in Foreign Lands. He bashes President Trump at his US and foreign shows. But the big topper is, he has become an Elitist! His shows on Broadway are going for almost nearly six thousand dollars a ticket
Springsteen On Broadway: Orchestra Center
Network Told Some School Protesters Interview Will End With Any Pro-Donald Trump Remarks
How bias was one network? They mentioned to a few of the students any pro-Trump talk your interview will end or your mike will be turned off. This led to a barrage of anti- Florida Governor Rick Scott, the GOP and of course President Trump talk. Many students wanted to express their thoughts and anger! But this one network said it must be expressed a certain way or else.
Florida shooting survivor: CNN gave me ‘scripted’ question for town hall, quashed question on armed guards
A survivor of the Florida high school massacre said in an interview that CNN rejected his proposal to discuss armed guards in schools and instead handed him a “scripted” question to ask during Wednesday night’s town hall on gun rights.
Colton Haab, 17, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and an ROTC member, reportedly used Kevlar vests to shield students during the massacre. He said he decided not to attend the town hall after CNN presented him with the prepared question.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told Miami’s WPLG-TV. “I don’t think that it’s going get anything accomplished. It’s not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” he added.
The left-leaning cable news network denied the charge in a statement, saying, “There is absolutely no truth to this. CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.”
The town hall, moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper, included shooting survivors confronting several officials on gun rights, including U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, both of Florida, as well as National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.
Akron man who shot at police officers now faces minimum of 65 years in prison, feds say
Federal prosecutors have taken up a case of an man Akron police say exchanged gunfire with them during a Jan. 2 traffic stop where officers hit him with a cruiser
Michael P. Johnson, 34, was indicted Wednesday on multiple drug, gun and carjacking charges. He faces a minimum of 65 years in federal prison if convicted of all them.
Akron police said Johnson was a passenger with several other people in a Chevrolet Blazer when officers tried to stop the car at East Avenue and Morse Road, near the Lane-Wooster neighborhood.
Johnson, who also had methamphetamine during the traffic stop, had warrants for his arrest for escape, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, open container in a motor vehicle and a contempt of court, authorities said. He jumped out of the right-rear passenger door and immediately shot a revolver at police, with officers returning fire, police said.
He tried to carjack two cars before police officers hit him with a cruiser and took him into custody, authorities said. He was taken to Akron General Hospital after being struck to be treated for a broken leg.
Prosecutors say Johnson also possessed meth Sept. 24. They are trying to have Johnson forfeit the his gun and as well as $8,672 in cash.
Bruce Springsteen is ’embarrassed’ to be an American
Is it time for Bruce Springsteen to retire and just go away! First he becomes an elitist by charging thousands of dollars for his dull and boring Broadway shows. While he was keeping his common people fan base away. Now he is bashing America while performing in foreign countries! Maybe it is time to “BAN Springsteen In The USA!”
Bruce Springsteen, a once proud American with his song “Born in the USA” said at a concert in Australia he’s embarrassed to be an American.
The 67-year-old addressed the crowd as “embarrassed Americans” referring to President Trump in the White House in a newly-surfaced clip from his show in Melbourne Monday night.
He sang a cover of “Don’t Hang Up” mocking Trump’s phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
He said, “We stand before you embarrassed Americans. This is a song from 1965 by The Orlons and we’re going to use it to send a letter back home.”
Springsteen also announced his band is a part of the resistance against the Trump administration. However he said nothing of his greed bleeding his American fans of their working dollar with super high ticket prices.
This isn’t the first time the singer has taken aim at Trump.
During a wide-ranging interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast in January, Springsteen said he doubts Trump “is simply competent enough” to be president.
“It’s simply the fear of, ‘Is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job?'” Springsteen told Maron. “Forget about where they are ideologically. Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in a position of such responsibility?”
Springsteen said he planned to do his best to play a “very, very small part” in trying to ensure America maintains its ideals. He also added that there were “plenty of good, solid folks that voted for Donald Trump” and the outcome of the election is that Americans can now see that there are millions of people in the United States who think differently than they do.
One fan said he saw Bruce Springsteen 10 times. Now he refuses to ever buy another ticket to support him! The backlash at Springsteen continues to grow as real Americans begin to tune him out!
Stephen Colbert on Donald trump is Colbert a One Trick Pony or a One Trick Phoney
Should he really be taling about Trump’s hair and orange skin color?
You cannot turn on this man’s show without him being obsessed with Donald Trump? What happened to his diversed political humor.
This guy at one time sat down and praised Donald trump! He is still seeking revenge from a Late show interview where Trump KO’d Colbert according to this piece by the Atlanic’s (Megan Garber) in 2015.
Last night, Donald Trump appeared as a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. You could also say that Colbert had Trump as a guest, but that grammar wouldn’t be quite accurate to the spirit of the interview. Because, last night, Colbert was trumped.
Colbert’s strategy for the interview seemed a play on the one that political journalists have long relied on: Start with softballs, cajole, win over, and then progress to the heavier stuff. Thus, Colbert’s first question: “Are you shocked at all about the amazing reaction you get from crowds?” He added, “Because you shocked the Republicans.”
Trump, for the record, is not at all shocked about that. He’s Donald Trump.
Colbert then mentioned Trump’s most recent polling numbers. (“You see Zogby?,” Colbert asked. “Thirty-three percent! That came out today. Thirty-three percent, it’s incredible!”)
This—Trump’s tacit acknowledgement that his approach to both his own mistakes and the world’s inconvenient truths is simply to ignore them—might have offered the perfect segue into Colbert’s final gambit, a game that asked Trump to identify whether a given line was uttered by Trump or by the “over-the-top conservative character” Colbert used to play. It could have been brilliant. Instead, Trump got every single question right. (That’s including a trick question Colbert threw in at the end: “The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies.” Trump’s guess: “It’s not me. It could be you.” He was right: It was Charles Manson.)
Colbert tried role-playing. He asked Trump to imagine himself, as president, informing the Mexican president of his plan to make Mexico pay for the wall he has said he wants to build between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. It was a cheeky approach, but it backfired. Trump played along. Worse, Colbert’s rendition of the Mexican president involved him adopting a Speedy Gonzalez-esque voice and uttering responses to Trump that included the line, “Oh! Oh! My corazón! No, no, no!”
Trump managed to turn the game into a discussion of the “big, beautiful wall” he wants to erect on the Mexican border, China-in-220 B.C.-style, which, he claimed, will stop illegal immigration, curb crime, “stop problems,” and generally Make America Great Again. “The money comes out, the drugs come in,” he declared. “We’re gonna stop it.”
All Colbert could say was; That’s good…That’s good!
It was a great night for Trump. It was a considerably less-great night for Colbert. Coming off of his tough interview with Cruz the night before, the host was repeatedly bested by his guest. The grammar was all off, with Trump as the subject, and Colbert as, repeatedly, the object. Was he intimidated by Trump? Was he reprimanded for the harshness of the conversation with Cruz? Did he simply not take Trump seriously as a contender for the highest office in the land?
A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing (Kyle Smith-NY Post)
Men are scared, and feminists are delighted. But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable truth: We’re all in this together, men and women.
Consider what’s happening in the capital of Florida. Female staffers and lobbyists have found “many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately,” reported The Miami Herald. “I had a senator say, ‘I need my aide here in the room because I need a chaperone,’ ” lobbyist Jennifer Green told the paper. “I said, ‘Senator, why do you need a chaperone? . . . Do you feel uncomfortable around me?’ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘anyone can say anything with the door shut.’ ”
“I’m getting the feeling that we’re going back 20 years as female professionals,” said Green, who owns her company. “I fully anticipate I’m going to be competing with another firm that is currently owned by some male, and the deciding factor is going to be: ‘You don’t want to hire a female lobbying firm in this environment.’ ”
This kind of thinking is catching on in aggressively P.C. Silicon Valley, where men are taking to message boards like Reddit to express interest in sex segregation — sometimes labeled “Men Going Their Own Way,” or the “Man-o-Sphere.” How will that work out for women in the tech industry, where they already face substantial challenges?
Across industries, “Several major companies have told us they are now limiting travel between the genders,” Johnny Taylor, president of the Society for Human Resource Management, told the Chicago Tribune, citing execs who tell men not to go on business trips or share rental cars with women co-workers. UCLA psychologist Kim Elsesser, the author of “Sex and the Office,” sees a nascent “sex partition.” If men start to back away from women, at least in professional settings, it’s difficult to see how that will aid the feminist cause.
As is characteristic of movements led by the left in general, #MeToo faces the prospect of being seen to push too far, too fast. Not long ago, the British magazine The Spectator depicted the cause a feminist Reformation, with a modern woman nailing her demands to the door of a church like Martin Luther. These days the entirely justified anger and calls for change are venturing into iconoclasm: Let’s knock over some innocent statues and shatter all those stained-glass windows!
‘Several major companies have told us they are now limiting travel between the genders’
Outraged feminists triggered by “Thérèse Dreaming,” a suggestive 1938 painting of a clothed pubescent girl by the Polish-French artist Balthus, demanded the Metropolitan Museum of Art remove it. (The Met refused, to its credit). Moms are dressing their sons in humiliating “the Future is Female” T-shirts. The women’s Web site Bustle banned the word “flattering” because it implies there’s an ideal shape for a woman, and we all know women aren’t interested in looks.
Companies are firing perverts and sexual harassers, which is great, but those who can’t find any bad behavior to punish are casting around angrily looking for random things to attack. Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto professor and author of the bestseller “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” who has become a YouTube sensation by rebutting crazy left-wing students, has been lambasted on social media for citing sociological studies that say women are more agreeable in the workplace and suffer some salary repercussions because of it. Although this is essentially a restatement of the thinking behind “Lean In” — if you want it, push for it — Peterson found himself being subjected to an absurdly hostile interview by British broadcaster Cathy Newman in a confrontation that went viral and led to more abuse being heaped on Peterson.
Writing in The American Interest, Claire Berlinski calls the #MeToo movement “a frenzied extrajudicial warlock hunt that does not pause to parse the difference between rape and stupidity” and “a classic moral panic, one that is ultimately as dangerous to women as to men.” She tells a story about how she just discovered she has a new power: the power to ruin the career of a professor she knew at Oxford who grabbed her butt 20 years ago while drunk at a party. “I was amused and flattered,” she writes, saying, “I knew full well he’d been dying to do that. Our tutorials — which took place one-on-one with no chaperones — were livelier intellectually for that sublimated undercurrent. He was an Oxford don and so had power over me . . . But I also had power over him — power sufficient to cause a venerable don to make a perfect fool of himself at a Christmas party. Unsurprisingly, I loved having that power.”
Reformers should keep her underlying point in mind: Change may be good, but be wary of unintended consequences. Turning men and women into hostile opposing camps is not going to be good for either sex.
Donald Trump Talk improves Alisyn Camerota & Chris Cuomo New Day Ratings.
However CNN hasn’t delivered the massive prime time audiences its cable news competitors have in recent months, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t posting ratings records of its own. The New Day ratings have increased. It makes us all wonder what works for Chris Cuomo during the day does not work at night.
What Cumo does in the morning has not been working at night. Prime time viewers just are not that much into his Donald Trump bashing or his Dem Lovato song quotes. It gets even worse he even has quoted…..Howard Stern on the morning show!
Howard Stern’s Old Foe Don Imus being Forced Off the Radio!
One of the few men who could beat Howard Stern in the ratings and never feared taking him on like many do, will drift off into the sunset very soon. Unlike Stern Imus kept most of his edge. Whereas Howard Stern is now a Hollywood sellout puppy dog.
Even Sterns former peer Wendy Williams has called Stern a star gawker. Stern use to call Imus a turkey neck. Have you seen Howard Stern’s neck lately. Back to Imus: The last morning program hosted by legendary Don Imus on WABC-AM/New York will be March 29. On Twitter, the show announced: “Turn out the lights… the party’s over.”
The 77-year-old veteran radio personality, who’s been on the radio since 1971 has also had stints at WNBC/New York and WHK/Cleveland, said the the move was due to WABC’s parent Cumulus Media and its bankruptcy procedure. He also said Cumulus notified him that he would not be paid past the end of his contract, which is up at the end of the year.
You might remember that Imus’ career was temporarily derailed back in 2007 when he made racist and sexist remarks. He was fired by CBS Radio and MSNBC for using a racial slur to talk about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. He later apologized and made the move back to syndicated radio a few months later.
Imus has won the National Association of Broacasters (NAB) Marconi Award four times, and he is a member of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. His program is syndicated on 84 stations.
Michael Douglas accuser Susan Braudy goes public with harassment allegations, and Douglas responds
Ten days after Michael Douglas preemptively denied an accusation of sexual harassment, writer and former Douglas employee Susan Braudy went public Friday with those allegations on national TV.
That prompted Oscar-winner Douglas to issue a statement hours later that said journalist and author Braudy was doing “a true disservice to those who have actually endured sexual harassment and intimidation.” Douglas held firm to his earlier assertion that he’d never behaved inappropriately toward her.
In the interview that aired Friday on “Today,” Braudy said of Douglas, “He thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussion.”
Braudy’s accusations — which Douglas on Friday called “unfortunate but complete fabrications” — date to when she was running the New York office of Douglas’ Stonebridge productions in the late ’80s. She alleged that he masturbated in front of her at a work meeting at his apartment, used inappropriate sexual language around her and blackballed her in the film industry after she was let go from his company.
“He slid down the floor, unbuckled his belt and put his hand inside his trousers and I could see what he was doing. Then he began to sort of fondle himself,” she said. “And I was very scared.”
Donald Trump on alleged ‘sh–hole’ comment: ‘I am not a racist’
On February 2nd A Stone & Digital exclusive people know Donald Trump and say he is not a racist. Meantime:
President Donald Trump says in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries that “I am not a racist.”
Trump has been accused of using a vulgar word to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting last week with a bipartisan group of six senators. People briefed on the conversation also say that during the meeting the president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the U.S.
The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly.
Trump addressed the issue briefly Sunday as he arrived for dinner at one of his Florida golf clubs with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.
Asked what he thinks about people who think he’s racist, Trump said: “I am not a racist.” He told reporters: “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”
16-year-old boy allegedly killed family in New Year’s Eve attack:
16-year-old boy was accused Monday of using a semiautomatic rifle to gun down his parents, sister and a family friend at their Jersey Shore home on New Year’s Eve, according to reports.
The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, will be charged as an adult with four counts of murder, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said Monday.
“It’s a terribly tragic incident,” Gramiccioni said about the Long Branch shooting, according to NJ.com.
The teen was accused of killing his father Steven Kologi, 44, mother Linda Kologi, 42, sister Brittany Kologi, 18, and family friend Mary Schultz, 70, who lived in their home, Gramiccioni said.
“The grandfather of the suspect as well as the brother of the suspect thankfully left the home,” Gramiccioni said. Neither was injured.
Police received a 911 call about the shooting at 11:43 p.m. Sunday from inside the Wall Street house, he said.
The 16-year-old was arrested without incident and the Century Arms semiautomatic rifle — which was legally registered to a resident in the home — was seized, Gramiccioni said.
The shooting is being investigated as a domestic violence incident, and there is no danger to the public, he added.
A joint probe by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Long Branch police continues into the motive for the attack.