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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.