Trump Thursday morning tweets against serial bashers Morning Joe hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, minutes before they end of their program, cutting down on their ability to respond immediately on air, are making headline:
‘I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!’
Low-rating Morning Joe hosts and engaged couple Joe and Mika have used their program obsessively attacking Trump on daily basis.
Last Friday, Trump critic MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea last Friday morning:
“I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options.”
“This White House is a joke,” Brzezinski famously declared on-air in March after Trump accused President Obama of having wiretapped him. “This administration has no credibility,” she added.
“As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder,” the first lady’s communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to CNN when asked about the tweets.
I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: ” The concern all of us in the news media have about the president calling us enemies of the American people. ..that is a very, very harsh statement and potentially very dangerous.”
Hey Wolf, President Trump is just draining the fake news media swamp and as long as the liberal media continue to make fake news, Trump will continue to fight fake media – the enemy of the American people.
Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” host Wolf Blitzer asked White House Correspondents’ Association president Jeff Mason if he has discussed the “potentially very dangerous” issue of President Donald Trump calling the media “enemies” of the American people with the White House communications team.
Blitzer said, “Hold on. I want to get Jeff Mason back in this conversation. You’re the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, you’ve met with Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House team—have you raised the concern all of us in the news media have about the president calling us enemies of the American people? Because that is a very, very harsh statement and potentially very dangerous.”
Mason answered, “Well, that type of rhetoric is something that we have spoken about since he first said that, and many of you probably were at or watched the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and I addressed that then as well. That is rhetoric that we reject and is just not something that I think is helpful to the public discourse and it’s not, again, it’s just not something that’s true.”
( Milo ) Professional wrestler Dan “Progressive Liberal” Richards has taken the internet by storm with his epic schtick featuring, as his name would suggest, A-level mockery of liberals.
According to The Daily Mail, Richards’ real name is Daniel Harnsberger. The outlet describes him as “a 36-year-old real estate broker who puts people in headlocks in his spare time” as part of Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountain Wrestling league.
Deadspin, which profiled Harnsberger earlier this week, states that he came up with the Progressive Liberal character in 2015, when President Donald Trump was a few months into his campaign for the Presidency.
Taking advantage of the political storm of the time, Harnsberger – who, according to Deadspin, claims to legitimately lean hard left, although that may be his character talking – began donning outfits with Hillary Clinton’s face and phrases like “Not My President” and showing up to matches to serve as a “heel.”
“And it seems to be working – he’s caught the attention of Deadspin, Sports Illustrated, even the right-wing Breitbart.”
Indeed, in Breitbart’s coverage of Progressive Liberal, the outlet states, “his moves include smugness, condescension, and whining, none of which do him much good in the ring but they all do wonders for his heel persona.”
“You people need to be reprogrammed,” Progressive Liberal says in one Appalachian Mountain Wrestling clip. “You continually vote against your own interests. You put people in Congress, in the White House, that aren’t gonna help you. They’re not gonna bring your jobs back.”
According to The Daily Mail, Progressive Liberal also once told a crowd that if then-candidate Trump won the election, he would want him to build a wall not around Mexico but around Appalachia, “so none of you people can infiltrate the population.”
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is under federal investigation. McCabe campaigned for his Democrat wife Jill during 2015 state senate election in Virginia. McCabe violated the Hatch Act which prohibits FBI agents campaigning in partisan races.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is being investigated by the Office of U.S. Special Counsel for violating The Hatch Act that prohibits FBI agents from campaigning in partisan races.
The Office of U.S. Special Counsel, the government’s main whistleblower agency, is investigating whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s activities supporting his wife Jill’s Democratic campaign for Virginia state senate in 2015 violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against FBI agents campaigning in partisan races.
The Hatch Act prohibits FBI employees from engaging “in political activity in concert with a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.”
It defines prohibited political activity as “any activity directed at the success or failure of a partisan group or candidate in a partisan election.”
concerns came after revelations by media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, that a political action committee affiliated with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, contributed almost $500,000 to the 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe. (She lost the election.) She also received $207,788 from the Virginia Democratic Party, which is connected to McAuliffe, a Democrat.
Obama “trips are like the lifestyles of the rich and famous,”
Every time Obama opens his mouth, the fair question is: Which billionaire’s paradise island did he do it from?
Liberal HBO host John Oliver : “I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation “
( Fox News ) Ex-presidents, understandably and un-controversially, go on vacations immediately after leaving office. But the level of luxury the Obamas enjoy on their vacations is unprecedented for a modern-day president, say travel experts.
Since leaving office in late January, Obama has visited late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; the Four Seasons in Bali — where rooms cost upward of $2,000 per night; a Palm Springs estate; Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island; the exclusive Mid Pacific Country Club in Oahu; the 13th-century Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany; and the Rising Sun, Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen’s private yacht.
“These are some of the most luxurious travel destinations in the world. Many of our clients spend tens of thousands of dollars or more to stay at these resorts, which cater to the most discriminating and demanding guests,” said Kendra Thornton, travel expert and owner of luxury travel agency Royal Travel. “For example, Necker Island has a nightly price tag of $80,000. Anyone who stays at these properties does so because they want the best of the best.”
“These trips are like the lifestyles of the rich and famous,” said Democratic strategist Pat Caddell. The former adviser to ex-President Jimmy Carter believes that President Obama’s vacations are unprecedented, and a far cry from how Carter spent his first few months out of office.
“I think the Bernie Sanders wing of the party, when they see President Obama, whom they instinctively want to defend being the corporatist president, I think it makes the base uneasy,” said Caddell.
Left-wing activists told Fox News they are troubled by what they see as a trend by Obama to distance himself from the base of the party. It’s not just vacations. The president also has enjoyed hefty fees for speeches to prominent Wall Street firms. It’s all part of a trend, they say, of Obama trying to join the fabled 1 percent.
…..The left-wing media is also worried about Obama’s luxury vacations.
“I’ll tell you who should kick back a little less,” said HBO host John Oliver in an interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night Monday. “This might be controversial – I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation with Richard Branson. Just tone it down with the kite-surfing pictures. I’m glad he’s having a nice time – America is on fire.”
The family man Obama, jetted off 2Tahiti ALONE for a month Staying at Marlon Brando's exclusive $11K a night resort Where's Michelle 🤷♀️ pic.twitter.com/0OKtUcINPX
…“I think every time Obama opens his mouth, the fair question is: Which billionaire’s paradise island did he do it from? When is he going to do anything to help people other than enrich himself?” Caddell said. “How can he possibly be doing things? How do you do things from Marlon Brando’s island? It’s in stark contrast to Carter.”
“Obama has a right to do whatever he wants,” Caddell said. “But these trips really are a little bit rich.”
Headline: “Clinical Psychologist: Women ‘Hate’ Harmless Men.” You know, every so often, folks, these stories cross our proverbial desk here. Every six months or so you get a story about male-female relationships of the day and how they’ve changed, you know, what men look for in women today versus 20 years ago, 30 years ago, and vice versa. And we have another one today from a clinical psychologist claiming — his name is Jordan Peterson is the clinical psychologist, professor of psychology University of Toronto. He’s a popular speaker, it says here. And it starts by saying: “Many modern men have been propagandized to believe that modern women want nice, sensitive, empathetic guys who make them feel safe.”
Pajama boys. They want skinny, look like they rarely eat, young, youthful, no acne pimples or zits kind of guys that are totally deferential to women’s issues and traits. In other words, they understand that women are feminists and that women are — whatever. And this guy’s point is that those men women actually hate. They might look like they like them, but they don’t actually, when you get down to making a choice, that’s not who women want to choose.
And if women do, it’s because they are the alpha in the relationship.
“Many modern men have been propagandized to believe that modern women want nice, sensitive, empathetic guys who make them feel safe. And then they are perplexed and frustrated when they eventually find themselves dumped, divorced, or relegated to the friend-zone for perpetuity. According to Jordan Peterson such results are not surprising. When he spoke to a gathering of people earlier this year, his thoughts on what women really want in a man supported a stereotype that still has popular cachet: that women are attracted to –” Well, I can’t use the word here. It’s a bodily orifice. I’ll say butt holes.
This is something actually that has never changed. I’m telling you, it has never changed. This is not new. Whatever this guy’s earth-shattering research is, this isn’t new. I simply ask you to remember your high school days. How many of what you thought were the classy women were fascinated by the ne’er-do-wells, the bikers, the near-gang members, the renegades, the longhaired, greasy-haired, leather-jacket, telling everybody to go to hell kind of guy. It always perplexed a lot of guys my age. They thought women wanted sophisticated, clean cut, polite. That went to hell out with feminism, but even before that happened, do you remember those days, Snerdley? Brian, was that your High School? It was. It was.
“It’s been really interesting for me to watch the response… of young Caucasian males to hip-hop. You know, there’s an aggressiveness about hip-hop that’s really attractive to young Caucasian males. And there’s something absurd about the spectacle of the young Caucasian males taking on the persona of inner-city black gang members.”You know how you can recognize this? They run around trying to talk like Eminem. What up, yo? It’s just part of the persona. “Women don’t even like harmless men; they hate them. They like to claw them apart. What women want are dangerous men who are civilized.” We’re not talking about guys that are not civilized; don’t misunderstand. We’re not talking about people that don’t know how to use a knife and fork. Dangerous, risk-taking guys who are civilized and do not mind
Left-wing Slate writer Christina Cauterucci unhinged call to women in order to achieve full gender equality: BECOME MASS MURDERERS AND RAPISTS!
“I have long believed that women will not have achieved full gender equality until we make up half the world’s mass murderers and sex offenders,” she declared, adding, “Not that I would advocate for more mass murderers and sex offenders, but I do wish, kind of, that women made up a greater share.”
“If people believed women to be capable of terrible violence, they might believe us to be capable of everything else—the presidency, for instance,” Cauterucci proclaimed. “Visible gay villains teach the world that queers aren’t all lovable Ellen DeGenereses, glamorous Laverne Coxes, sharp-witted Anderson Coopers, and goofy Neil Patrick Harrises. Equality means having the freedom and power to be just as fucked up and insufferable as anyone else.”
CNN breathlessly happy that “Obama’s jeans game gets strong(er) ”
The news that Obama had achieved a “definite upgrade” in his selection, and wearing, of denim jeans is something that CNN needs right now, a very consoling news at the time when the fake news network is undergoing a shakeup after recent resignations, top execs vetting of Russia news, threat of lawsuit and retraction of their fake Trump-Russia story.
CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 28, 2017CNN Politics reported Wednesday afternoon that former President Barack Obama had achieved a “definite upgrade” in his selection, and wearing, of denim jeans.
“The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans.” — Barack Obama, 2014.
While the statement wasn’t one of then-President Obama’s most important pronouncements during his time in office, it was one of the most questionable, from a truth perspective. Said to Ryan Seacrest during a radio interview in March of 2014, it was a response to Obama’s critics, those who mocked his denimwear, which, according to years of photographic evidence, leaned toward ill-fitting, stone-washed, and extremely “Dad”-like.
He again wore jeans on Tuesday, this time while on vacation with his family in Bali, Indonesia. The look was a definite upgrade, but the jury’s still out as to whether jeans are, or should be, his thing.
“There was one episode like four years ago, in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching,” Obama told Seacrest during that same conversation. The sartorial moment, which occurred in 2009, stuck with him. “I’ve paid my penance for that [look.] I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.”
During CNN interview with Erin Burnett, the anti-greed millionaire got testy when asked if his wife is under FBI investigation. He also blamed Donald Trump
Erin Burnett: “We understand your wife has hired a lawyer to represent her in a possible probe in a land deal that fell apart; this was back when she was president of Burlington College…”
Erin Burnett: “I just want to ask you, do you know she’s under FBI investigation?”
Sanders: “Excuse me! My wife is about the most honest person I know. When she came to that college, it was failing financially, academically. When she left it, it was in better shape than it had ever been.
Five years later just at the moment coincidentally no doubt when I’m a candidate for the President of the United States, Donald Trump’s campaign manager and vice chairman of the Republican party of Vermont launched this investigation.”
Sanders continued to play the victim, claiming to ‘go after people’s wives is pathetic’.
Burnett press Bernie Sanders AGAIN asking him if his wife is indeed under FBI investigation and he refused to answer her and again played victim.
Jane Sanders is former President of Burlington College, which became bankrupt and got shut down thanks to huge bank loan she took for the college hoping donors and increase number of students will pay for the $10 million debt. She’s accused of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the school. According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.
Jane Sanders also collected approximately a $200,000 severance package. after she resigned from the college.
Bernie Sanders under FBI investigation for bank fraud.
On Tuesday evening, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hired Hulk Hogan’s lawyers and sued the New York Times for defamation for falsely accusing her in a June 14 editorial of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to shoot Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). The Times’ editorial was published on the day that James Hodgkinson shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) while he was practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game with his GOP teammates.
“Today, Sarah Palin took a stand against The New York Times Company by filing a lawsuit which seeks to hold The Times accountable for stating that Governor Palin is part of a ‘sickeningly familiar pattern’ of politically motivated violence and that she incited the horrific 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords, a tragedy where the gunman seriously wounded numerous people and killed 6, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl,” Palin’s lawyers—Ken Turkel, Shane Vogt, and S. Preston Ricardo—said in a statement.
The complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court, states that “at the time of publication, The Times knew and had published pieces acknowledging that there was no connection between Mrs. Palin and Loughner’s 2011 shooting.”
“In doing so, The Times violated the law and its own policies,” it reads.
Messrs. Turkel, Vogt, and Ricardo said Palin “seeks to hold The Times to its November 13, 2016, pledge [‘to rededicate itself to reporting facts honestly and holding power to account’], and to face both journalistic and financial accountability for the false statements that it published about Mrs. Palin.”
Gettysburg, in Pennsylvania, the scene of a great battle 154 years ago between soldiers of the Union and the Confederacy, is a major national attraction, especially during patriotic holidays like Independence Day. While there are 3,500 Union soldiers buried there, no Confederate graves exist.
Both town officials and federal battlefield park officials are aware of the warnings, some of them posted on the group’s Facebook page. Other groups have obtained permits for gatherings, but the protesters have not attempted to get permission. Antifa’s event was promoted for July 1-2 between 3 and 6 p.m. The group reportedly urges followers to “find their local Confederate graves” to desecrate.
Park officials say they support First Amendment rights, but are prepared for disruptions.
“Our goal is to ensure that public safety and visitor safety is number one and that park resources are preserved,” said Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for Gettysburg National Military Park.
Gettysburg remains the largest battle ever held on American soil with more than 160,000 troops fighting over a three-day period that resulted in up to 51,000 casualties.
CNN is facing a $100 million libel lawsuit from Anthony Scaramucci , hedge fund manager and member of Trump transition team member, for a fake story they were forced to retract, claiming Scaramucci is under investigation by Congress for his alleged link to a Russian investment fund.
He got an unusual public apology but the threat of lawsuit continues.
The specter of a $100 million libel suit scared CNN into retracting a poorly reported story that slimed an ally of President Trump’s — and forcing out the staffers responsible for it, The Post has learned.
Following the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray while in police custody, the riots in Baltimore that ensued left businesses looted and destroyed. Worse, police were ordered to stand down while all rioting and destruction occurred.
Now, dozens of businesses are striking back at the city by filing a lawsuit over the loss of their business — something they lay squarely at the feet of Baltimore’s government, WJZ reported.
Former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as well as current mayor Catherine Pug are both named in the suit. Rawlings was the mayor at the time of the riots, and was widely criticized for her horrendous response to the riots.
“We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well,” she said in the aftermath of the attack, leading to widespread outrage among store owners who lost everything.
“The City failed them when they adopted a policy of restraint and issued stand-down orders, caring more about the public perception that they feared would result with increased police presence than preventing what were clearly preventable riots,” the lawyer for the businesses suing the city said.
WBAL-TV reported that the lawsuit asks for compensation for the damages, but does not list a specific dollar amount. It is unclear if a specific amount will be asked for at a later date as the lawsuit progresses.
The Baltimore Sun reported that the court filing is over 700 pages long, and lists in great detail exactly what happened to the roughly 60 businesses that are part of this lawsuit.
Trump: ‘Wow, CNN had to retract big story on “Russia,” with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!’
Donald Trump launched a new attack on CNN Tuesday after three of its journalists were forced to resign over an anti-Trump story that the network retracted.
‘Wow, CNN had to retract big story on “Russia,” with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!’ the president tweeted.
Trump also retweeted a Photoshopped version of CNN’s iconic logo – remade to read ‘FNN – Fake News Network.’
And in a followup tweet, he wrote: ‘Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!’
He later tweeted a shot across the bow of other news agencies: ‘So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!’
The three CNN employees lost their jobs after the outlet deleted a story from its website that claimed there were possible ties between Russia and an associate of President Donald Trump.
In the wake of their resignations, Donald Trump Jr. called for CNN’s president Jeff Zucker to publicly explain, saying the story is ‘the biggest fake news scandal in the network’s history.’
Thomas Frank, Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris were all involved in CNN’s new investigative unit and left the company Monday.
Frank wrote the deleted story, Lichtblau was an editor in the unit and Haris oversaw the unit.
Andrew J. Spieles, 21, a James Madison University student of Harrisonburg, Virginia, pled guilty and sentenced to 100 days in jail for registering names of dead people and submitting them to Registrar’s Office.
Spieles was working for Harrisonburg Votes, a political organization affiliated with the Democratic Party, when he committed the crime.
I thought this never happens? Also, I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess he's a democrat. https://t.co/U0Xfk0TVq7
“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.”
Later that month, someone at the Registrar’s Office called police after another employee saw a name they recognized on a registration form.
The name was the deceased father of a Rockingham County Judge.
“The Registrar’s Office discovered multiple instances of similarly falsified forms when it reviewed additional registrations. Some were in the names of deceased individuals while others bore incorrect middle names, birth dates, and social security numbers,” the spokesperson continued. “The Registrar’s Office learned that the individuals named in these forms had not in fact submitted the new voter registrations. The assistant registrar’s personal knowledge of the names of some of the individuals named in the falsified documents facilitated the detection of the crime.
“Spieles later admitted that he prepared the false voter registration forms by obtaining the name, age, and address of individuals from “walk sheets” provided to him by the Virginia Democratic Party, fabricating a birth date based on the ages listed in the walk sheet, and fabricating the social security numbers. Spieles admitted that he created all 18 fraudulent forms himself and that no one else participated in the crime.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Harrisonburg Police Department investigated the crime
PV Journalist: “Then why is CNN constantly like Russia this, Russia that?”
John Bonifield: “Because it’s ratings. Our ratings are incredible right now.”
Project Veritas James O’Keefe strikes again! Just dropped bombshell undercover video of CNN Producer John Bonifield admitting the Trump-Russia story is B.S. with no proof but good for ratings:
P.V. Journalist: “So you believe the Russia thing is a little crazy, right?”
John Bonifield (CNN Producer): “Even if Russian was trying to swing an election, we try to swing their elections, our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments. You win because you know the game, you play it right. She (Hillary) didn’t play it right.”
PV Journalist: “Then why is CNN constantly like Russia this, Russia that?”
John Bonifield: “Because it’s ratings. Our ratings are incredible right now.”
PV Journalist: “But honestly, you think the whole Russia shit is just bullshit right?”
Bonifield: “Could be bullshit. I mean it’s mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don’t have any big giant proof.”
Did the FBI retaliate against Michael Flynn by launching Russia probe?
As soon as Gritz revealed to the FBI that Flynn and other top federal figures had written letters to support her case and likely would be called as witnesses, the bureau dispatched a lawyer to try to block the evidence from being included in the EEO case, documents show.
Circa.com by John Solomon and Sara Carter
WATCH| Secret memos show Trump adviser roiled bureau by intervening in agent’s discrimination case before he was targeted in Russia case.
The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.
Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.
….Documents and memos obtained by Circa detail how Flynn and other top officials at other government agencies in 2014 and 2015 came to intervene in the EEOC case of Gritz, who rose over two decades to a supervisory special agent inside the FBI on the strength of her counterterrorism work.
For nearly a decade, Gritz worked with the intelligence community to help successfully track down global terrorists or rescue Western hostages, and was even occasionally called upon to personally brief then-Director Robert Mueller on sensitive cases like the disappearance of a retired agent Robert Levinson inside Iran, memos show.
But her career took a sudden downward turn after she went to work under McCabe and his leadership team in 2012, resulting in her first negative rating after years of outstanding performance reviews. She filed an EEOC complain inside the FBI against a handful of bureau executives in 2012, alleging her career was being derailed by sexual discrimination.
….As soon as Gritz revealed to the FBI that Flynn and other top federal figures had written letters to support her case and likely would be called as witnesses, the bureau dispatched a lawyer to try to block the evidence from being included in the EEO case, documents show.
Now for the consequences. CNN announced on Monday afternoon that three network officials are leaving their jobs over the incident: Frank, the reporter on the story; Eric Lichtblau, a recent CNN addition from the New York Times who edited the piece; and Lex Haris, the executive editor of “CNN Investigates.” The moves follow an investigation carried out by CNN executives over the weekend, with the conclusion that longstanding network procedures for publishing stories weren’t properly followed. “There was a significant breakdown in process,” says a CNN source. “There were editorial checks and balances within the organization that weren’t met.”
The official CNN statement: “In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story’s publication.”
Regarding the personnel changes, a CNN source said, “The individuals all stated that they accepted responsibility and wanted to resign.” A compelling wrinkle in the saga of the story springs from the careful language in the editor’s note: “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci,” it reads. CNN is not bailing on all the factual representations in the story, however. “We pulled it down not because we disproved it,” says a CNN source, adding that there was “enough concern” on some factual points that “given the breach in process, we decided to pull it down.”
Jenn Jackson: Bruno Mars is a non-Black person of color (POC) who has recently decided that singing Funk music is economically productive. His role in the industry erases Black people.
A bitter Washington Post writer Jenn M. Jackson has had enough of people praising non-black Bruno Mars for ‘appropriating’ black culture and funk music and making money from it. NOTE: black women with straight hair, isn’t that a cultural appropriation?
Bruno Mars is half-Filipino from his mother, half Puerto Rican-Jew from his father side( His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary), and is originally from Brooklyn, New York). Mars real name is
Peter Gene Hernandez was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians . Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood.
Last Sunday, before the “24K Magic” singer even took the stage at the 2017 BET Awards Sunday night, Jackson fired off a tweet criticizing Mars:
“I really need y’all to stop with this Bruno Mars praise and be more critical about the ways we understand appropriation,”
She followed with more loony tweets, accusing Mars of using funk music for money while erasing black people from the industry:
He is a non-Black person of color (POC) who has recently decided that singing Funk music is economically productive
Listen, you can like Bruno Mars’s music and still be critical about how his role in the industry erases Black people. Then and now.
Taking our shit and repackaging it for white people is not innovation. Even if these non-Black ppl sing well, it’s appropriation. Period.
In Bruno’s case, ‘bringing Funk back’ essentially means, “Funk was a Black thing and now I gave it to white people.” That’s appropriation.
Yes, he gives “credit” to Funk artists on occasion. He also has a primarily white audience which has no memory or care for Black artists
I really need y'all to stop with this Bruno Mars praise and be more critical about the ways we understand appropriation.
( Daily Mail ) President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Monday after the Supreme Court restored most of his executive order banning incoming travel from six terror-prone countries.
‘Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,’ the president said in a statement shortly after the high court ruled. ‘It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.’
The Supreme Court said it will decide in the fall whether or not the travel ban is constitutional. Liberal state attorneys general have argued that it amounts to a religious test for entry into the U.S. since the affected countries all have Muslim majorities.
The court said that while the wheels of justice turn, the Trump administration can enforce the executive order against anyone from those nations who doesn’t already have a ‘bona fide relationship’ with a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
The stopgap measure, announced Monday morning, is largely a victory for Trump, who will be allowed – at least temporarily – to stem the flow of immigrants and refugees from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Trump has said he would put his ban into effect 72 hours after the Supreme Court gives him a green light.
JUNE 26–Several hundred visitors to a Pennsylvania park were treated to an X-rated performance early Thursday evening when a couple engaged in a series of sex acts “in close proximity to a playground,” police charge.
When a pair of officers arrived, they spotted Jacqueline Getz, 31, performing oral sex on Kyle McClure, 29. “Several witnesses,” a criminal complaint notes, subsequently approached police to report that Getz and McClure “were having sexual intercourse, oral and digital sex” in public.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that she and her family were booed leaving a New York City restaurant during the city’s Pride Parade.
Haley tweeted that patrons also said “hateful things” to her family, noting that she was with her 15-year-old son Nalin.
In November 2013, Haley opposed a federal lawsuit challenging an amendment in South Carolina’s constitution that banned same-sex marriage.
“The citizens of South Carolina spoke … spoke something that I, too, believe, which is marriage should between a man and a woman,” Haley said at the time. “I’m going to stand by the people of this state, stand by the constitution, I’m going to support it and fight for it every step of the way.”
Well, @nikkihaley opposes trans protections, tried to oppose SSMs from other states, and now works for Trump. So yeah, she was booed.
President Trump: “Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!”
President Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in a tweet Sunday morning, saying the former secretary of state “colluded” with the party in the presidential primary to defeat ‘crazy’ Bernie Sanders.
“Is she allowed to so collude?” the President asked. “Unfair to Bernie!”
Last year during campaign, Trump told his supporters, ‘The system is rigged against Bernie’
Some of the Democratic National Committee’s leaked emails, which were published on Wikileaks, did suggest that there was a pro-Clinton bias within the party.
Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!
Bernie Sanders publicly hates ‘greedy bankers’. Secretly? Not really. Sanders and his wife are under FBI investigation for bank fraud and allegations that Sen. Sanders’ ‘office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.’
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.
Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.
According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.
.Sen. Sanders, formerly mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, regards the claims as a political game levied against him after his run for president in the 2016 primary election, a platform which has transformed the small-state senator into an influential voice in American liberal politics.
Scott Baio : Congratulations, George Clooney on your billion $ tequila sale. In good faith you should give your share of the $$$ to Syrian refugees!
Liberal actor and pro-Muslim refugee advocate George Clooney just sold his tequila company, Casamigos, for a whopping $1 billion.
Twitter users are now asking the actor to spread his wealth to Syrian refugees: Why not use some of that money to care for refugees? Will you donate at least 50% to the refugees you claim to love/support?
According to The New York Times, Casamigos – the tequila company Clooney founded with two of his friends in 2013 – has sold to Diageo for $700 million in cash up front and $300 million should the brand perform well over the next 10 years.
Trump critic Clooney has also described the President as a “xenophobic fascist.”
Assange why Democrats used the Russia hysteria: “Without the “We didn’t lose–Russia won” narrative the party’s elite and those who exist under its patronage would be purged for being electorally incompetent and ideologically passé”
The Trump-Russia collusion narrative is a political dead end.
The collapse of the Democratic vote over the last eight years is at every level, city, state, Congressional and presidential
Great piece from Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, on why the Democrat Party is doomed:
1. The Democratic establishment has vortexed the party’s narrative energy into hysteria about Russia (a state with a lower GDP than South Korea). It is starkly obvious that were it not for this hysteria insurgent narratives of the type promoted by Bernie Sanders would rapidly dominate the party’s base and its relationship with the public. Without the “We didn’t lose–Russia won” narrative the party’s elite and those who exist under its patronage would be purged for being electorally incompetent and ideologically passé.
The collapse of the Democratic vote over the last eight years is at every level, city, state, Congressional and presidential. It corresponds to the domination of Democratic decision making structures by a professional, educated, urban service class and to the shocking decline in health and longevity of white males, who together with their wives, daughters, mothers, etc. comprise 63% of the US population (2010 census).
The Trump-Russia collusion narrative is a political dead end. Despite vast resources, enormous incentives and a year of investigation, Democratic senators who have seen the classified intelligence at the CIA such as Senator Feinstein (as recently as March) are forced to admit that there is no evidence of collusion [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BS5amEq7Fc]. Without collusion, we are left with the Democratic establishment blaming the public for being repelled by the words of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party establishment.
The Democratic base should move to start a new party since the party elite shows no signs that they will give up power. The existing Democratic party may well have negative reputational capital, stimulating a Macron-style clean slate approach. Regardless, in the face of such a threat, the Democratic establishment will either concede control or, as in the case of Macron, be eliminated by the new structure.
WHEREAS, California’s attempt to influence public policy in our state is akin to Tennessee expressing its disapproval of California’s exorbitant taxes, spiraling budget deficits, runaway social welfare programs, and rampant illegal immigration;
WHEREAS, Tennessee is pleasantly surprised that California will not be sending its economic development teams to Tennessee to recruit our businesses, but we can still send our teams to recruit their businesses
Last week, California decided to show nationwide its LGBT tantrum by official travel ban to eight states whose LGBT laws it deems too conservative — among them Tennessee.
Here’s the official response from Tennessee legislature:
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 111
A RESOLUTION relative to state travel bans.
WHEREAS, California has passed legislation banning state-sponsored travel to Tennessee and certain other states; and
WHEREAS, the ban stems from legislation enacted by Tennessee that allows counselors to refer patients to other counselors who can better meet their goals, which the California State Legislature has judged to be morally reprehensible; and
WHEREAS, California’s attempt to influence public policy in our state is akin to Tennessee expressing its disapproval of California’s exorbitant taxes, spiraling budget deficits, runaway social welfare programs, and rampant illegal immigration; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee is pleasantly surprised that California will not be sending its economic development teams to Tennessee to recruit our businesses, but we can still send our teams to recruit their businesses; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee is puzzled why California thinks it is a good idea to prohibit its state colleges and universities from participating in athletic competition in Tennessee (March Madness comes to Memphis this year via the South Regional), Kansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, this type of ban, the result of legitimate disagreements about government policy, is neither persuasive nor productive for either party and will lead to economic warfare among states, as one sovereign entity attempts to tell an equally sovereign entity how to conduct its affairs by restricting travel thereto; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we urge the other forty-eight states to refrain from imposing their unfounded moral judgment on their sister states as California has done in order to prevent escalating foolishness.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, and the American Legislative Exchange Council and that a certified copy of this resolution be sent electronically to each member of each state legislative body in the nation, so they may also consider taking action against this type of blackmail.
“No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason [Farkas]. This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions. I will lay out a workflow Monday.”
This memo was sent following a Breitbart News investigation which forced the retraction of a fake news story claiming the U.S. Senate was investigating an associate of President Donald Trump for alleged ties to Russia
CNN issued a retraction for their now-deleted story this week following an investigation by Breitbart News, saying in a statement released Friday night, “On June 22, 2017, CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund. That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.”
In wake of story retraction, CNNMoney exec editor sends memo to staff mandating all "Russia-related content" must be cleared by him or VP pic.twitter.com/2Y6QMZj1h5
The establishment media became upset this weekend after President Donald Trump canceled the “White House Muslim Iftar Dinner tradition started by Thomas Jefferson.” But the media is wrong in every respect. Thomas Jefferson never held any Iftar dinner and only three out of 45 presidents ever hosted one, so there is no such “tradition” to cancel.
Amy B. Wang of the Washington Post led the pack with this nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the “first Iftar dinner” with a June 24 piece entitled, “Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House.”
The often-used claim that Thomas Jefferson held the first Iftar dinner at the White House was trotted out by the Post’s Wang. She recounted the time when the diplomatic envoy from the Bey of Tunis, Sidi Soliman Melli Melli, visited Washington during Ramadan in 1805.
Jefferson invited the envoy to the White House for dinner at 3:30 PM—the time most Washingtonians had dinner in those days. But after he sent the invitation he was told that Melli Melli could not partake of a meal until after sunset because of Ramadan. Thomas Jefferson was faced with two choices: cancel the dinner entirely or simply have the meal later in the evening at a time when his guest could attend. As a good host and a decent person, Jefferson chose the latter.
In fact, all Jefferson did was change the time of his meal. He had no intention of honoring Islam. Jefferson simply was not honoring the religion of “the Musselmen”—as he termed Muslims at the time—when he changed the time of the meal. Also, there is no evidence that Jefferson asked Melli Melli what sort of food a “Musselman” would eat, so no special food was prepared to suit a Muslim’s religious needs. Jefferson neither inquired about religious accommodations nor was any made. All he did was move the time of the meal as a courtesy.
No Ramadan Dinner! Donald Trump is putting an end to 20-year White House tradition started by President Bill Clinton. White House will not celebrate Iftar Dinner, a Muslim holiday which marks the culmination of the month of Ramadan.
Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking of the fast.”
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan.
White House officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
In late May, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly said the State Department would break with recent tradition and not host a Ramadan reception, as it had done nearly annually for two decades. On Saturday, Tillerson released a brief statement sending “best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr.”
“This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity,” Tillerson said in the statement. “This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities. Eid Mubarak.”
Interesting glimpse on the mind of an angry feminist and about her alt-right sex buddy:
At first we were just fuck buddies but we started hanging out more and more.
He and I were never exclusive, I found monogamy oppressive, especially with a white guy.
Aborting his demon span was the most empowering thing I’ve ever done.
We would all talk to him about his role in dismantling the patriarchy from within since he was a white male
He was a rapist. He had slept with me and about six of my feminist friends as an undercover ally, had we known of his bigoted and ignorant views, we never would have shared our bodies with him
I had invited him over to have a little fun with my ‘transhuman’ friend Rachel and he left because Rachel was ‘male.’ I said no, she identifies as a woman so SHE’S A WOMAN but there was absolutely no reasoning with him
Back then I identified as bisexual, but now I know that I’m in fact pan-sexual.
K and I enjoyed including other women in bed with us, especially one I started Brown, because I met so many open-minded and sex positive feminists
White silence is violence. They don’t want equality, something is wrong with them. They are brainwashed. They have no compassion. They are our adversaries.
I’ve gone behind enemy lines so you don’t have to. When I met him, I was still very ignorant and naive. I was a sophomore at Bristol Community College and he was a freshman. One night, my friends and I were looking for some weed, and someone gave us his number. I was attracted to him right away, I texted him from my own phone and we ended up hooking up the next day. He was actually named after a former Democrat president (I’ll just refer to him as K) so obviously he came from a very liberal family.
At first we were just fuck buddies but we started hanging out more and more. I guess I was always somewhat woke, because he and I were never exclusive, I found monogamy oppressive, especially with a white guy.
We still considered ourselves boyfriend/girlfriend but we were in an open relationship. He didn’t seem to mind. Things were going well until the following year, when I transferred to Brown University.
Watch out! This is another unhinged claim by victim expert from feminazi left:
HOW TERRIBLE! Childhood toys are racist and we just found out thanks to social justice writer Rosie from feminazi Medusa magazine!
If you love playing Japanese card game Yu Gi Oh, there’s a breaking news about the game – it is racist!
According to Rosie:
“Looking at these cards, it was evident to me that the black dragon had little to no power, and the white dragon was one of the rarest cards you could get, was indeed far more powerful than the black one.”
From Medusa Magazine:
When I was younger, I too, loved to play with Yu Gi Oh cards. I was a naive girl who enjoyed playing and trading the cards with friends, the other day my little cousin was trading cards with a friend they had over to our house. She asked me to come play cards with them and I readily agreed, eager to get lost in nostalgia when my biggest problem was which attack to play. I got a few cards from my cousin and discovered something horrible. I stared down at the cards, blinked, and took a deep breath.
They were racist.
What’s worse, they are marketed to young children as toys that are harmless and fun. Quickly I gathered up the cards from the young folk and threw them out as fast as I could. I ran to my computer, shaking, and started to type.
Does this seem like an overreaction? To some maybe, but I can assure you, it’s not. Looking at these cards, it was evident to me that the black dragon had little to no power, and the white dragon was one of the rarest cards you could get, was indeed far more powerful than the black one.
“The Solution to White Supremacy is White Abortion”, writes feminazi Nicole Valentine of Medusa Magazine. According to this feminist hag:
” If you claim to be progressive, and yet willingly birth white children by your own choice, you are a hypocrite. White women should be encouraged to abort their white children, and to use their freed-up time and resources to assist women of color who have no other choice but to raise their children.”
In a progressive society, it is often white families that stand in the way of equality and justice. Systemic white supremacy depends, first and foremost, on the white family unit. When white conquerors forcefully penetrated the indigenous, egalitarian homeland of the Native peoples of America, they were quick to replicate their white societies, initiating their parasitism by establishing white plantations, headed by white fathers, submissive white mothers, and, most critically, white children, with full dominion over the enslaved and oppressed people of color that were forced to uphold these micro-fiefdoms.
It is no surprise, then, that America’s fascination with the white family unit has gone hand-in-hand with the historical proliferation of white supremacy. After Bacon’s Rebellion, white micro-fieftans thought it necessary to expand the definition of white family to encompass the entirety of white society, so as to coerce the working class to fight amongst itself based on racial lines. Whites are embedded from birth with the sense of common white identity, and this identity conditions them to replicate the white family unit, thus furthering the cycle of white supremacy in America. That is why the white family unit must be destroyed…
…White women: it is time to do your part! Your white children reinforce the white supremacist society that benefits you.If you claim to be progressive, and yet willingly birth white children by your own choice, you are a hypocrite. White women should be encouraged to abort their white children, and to use their freed-up time and resources to assist women of color who have no other choice but to raise their children.
Imam Tawhidi : ‘According to Islamic jurisprudence, a Muslim girl reaches the stage of maturity at eight to nine years of age,’
‘Sheikh Kamal Mousselmani: ‘The hijab is compulsory for the girls when they become nine according to our religion,’
Guess how old was Muhammad’s child bride when he married her? Aisha was six years old but thee marriage was consummated when she turned nine. And Aisha was also Muhammad’s favorite wife. That’s why child bride is okay in Islam. The believers are just imitating their prophet. ( Read link – The Tragedy of Aisha – WikiIslam)
From Daily Mail:
Muslim girls in Sydney are dressed in white from head to toe as part of a hijab ceremony to signify the age when they must cover up their bodies, with an Islamic imam slamming it as a step toward Sharia law.
Australia’s most senior Shia cleric Sheikh Kamal Mousselmani presided over the ceremony where 24 girls walked on stage to show their maturity.
‘The hijab is compulsory for the girls when they become nine according to our religion,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
The girls were dressed in white, the same shade as a wedding dress, however Sheikh Mousselmani denied the ceremony was about preparing girls for marriage, despite Islamic law saying girls reach maturity at the age of eight.
‘You want me to tell you that it was a marriage ceremony. Definitely not,’ he said.
However Adelaide Shia leader Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi said Islam classified eight as the adult age for girls and was worried by the ceremony’s symbolism.
‘I confirm that according to Islamic jurisprudence, a Muslim girl reaches the stage of maturity at eight to nine years of age,’ he said.
Professor Katherine Dettwyler : Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved, typical of the mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueles [sic] males who come into my classes”
From Fox News:
A college professor is receiving backlash for saying that Otto Warmbier “got exactly what he deserved.”
The University of Virginia junior died Monday after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and being brought home in a comatose state. He had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel while visiting the country.
“Otto is typical of the mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueles [sic] males who come into my classes,” anthropology professor at the University of Delaware Katherine Dettwyler wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
People from across the country have called for her to be fired, some saying on Twitter that they would not send their children to the university.
The professor said students like Warmbier cry about their grades and think they can get away with anything, including raping women. It is unclear how she was relating rape to Warmbier’s case.
POLICE IN IOWA ARRESTED A 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SUSPECTED OF STARTING A SMALL FIRE AT AN IOWA MOSQUE THURSDAY MORNING.
Des Moines firefighters and police were called to the Islamic Center of Des Moines about 10 a.m. There had been a small fire on the carpet, according to a Des Moines police report.
The fire was extinguished by the mosque’s staff by the time firefighters arrived.
Security cameras in the mosque showed a woman, later identified as Aisha Ismail, pouring lighter fluid on the carpet and then starting the fire, said Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek. Ismail was not on scene when police and firefighters arrived, according to the report.
Police arrested Ismail at a west Des Moines apartment that evening. She was booked into jail on a charge of first-degree arson.
There are no indications that this fire was a hate crime, Parizek said. Ismail attended the mosque, he said, adding that her motive for the fire was unclear.
Melania was dressed in a sleeveless, pale pink Gilles Mendel silk chiffon gown. The First Lady wore Manolo Blahnik pumps and had her hair down in loose waves.
Ivanka also opted for a pink dress that almost perfectly matched the bridesmaid’s gowns. The First Daughter styled her strappy dress with chandelier earrings and she had her blonde hair swept into an updo.
From Daily Mail:
Third time might be a charm for US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who wed his Scottish actress fiancee Louise Linton in front of President Trump and the First Lady at a lavish, star-studded ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday.
It’s the third marriage for ex-banker Mnuchin, 54, who is reportedly worth upwards of $300 million, and the second marriage for Linton, 36, an Edinburgh-born actress who has appeared in several Hollywood films.
She was married to Hollywood lawyer Ronald Richards. They divorced in 2009.
The pair exchanged vows on Saturday evening at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on the National Mall.
The 300-person guest list included President Trump, First Lady Melania and Vice President Mike Pence. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also attended the lavish ceremony.
The Vice President officiated the couple’s wedding.
Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger ‘would come in and we would see the diarrhea running down her leg and to the floor,” one court worker said. “She would soil the chair and then ask for a new one.”
“She came to the interview with an oxygen tank”
She was unable to climb the three steps to her courtroom bench, even with the help of a specially installed railing
Members of the all-Democratic City Council in suburban White Plains rewarded their party’s well-connected chairwoman with a plum six-figure judicial seat — even though she was too sickly to work, critics charge.
City Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger — who suffers from a digestive disorder and morbid obesity, among other ailments — was unable to climb the three steps to her courtroom bench, even with the help of a specially installed railing, sources said.
City Judicial Review Committee member Mark Elliott has publicly accused Mayor Tom Roach of making sure “the fix was in” for the judge, who had been his campaign treasurer.
“She came to the interview with an oxygen tank. She’s very fragile,” Elliott told The Post.
“No reasonable person could have looked at her as I did and thought that she could finish her 10-year term.”
The committee rejected the Yale Law School grad, 61, for appointment to the post.
But she got the job anyway, and promptly went on the first of several medical leaves just a week after being sworn in to her $175,500-a-year job.
The job also provides $65,000 worth of annual health benefits, which the currently hospitalized Shollenberger has been putting to good use.
Aside from the alleged cronyism, court workers were also troubled by a more immediate concern — a severe gastric distress problem that made itself apparent on the few occasions the judge made it into court.
“She would come in and we would see the diarrhea running down her leg and to the floor,” one court worker said. “She would soil the chair and then ask for a new one.”
Another court worker said Shollenberger astounded staffers by acting with “complete arrogance” following the awful accidents.
“She would just say, ‘There is a mess over there. I think someone should clean it up,’ ” the source said.
Singer Miley Cyrus now claims she is a genderless, ageless “spirit soul.”
“I’m weird because I feel very genderless, I feel ageless,” she told ITV’s Ross King. “I feel like I’m just a spirit soul, not even divided by a human being. I treat the animals the same and hopefully treat the planet with as much respect as possible.”
“I feel very much like there’s no us and them, there’s no me and you,” she continued. “I feel like I want to be everything and also be kind of nothing. I just want to be myself.”
Hey Miley, keep talking weird and your fiance may leave you again and this time for good.
Watch Cyrus’ ‘genderless’ interview with ITV at 11:20 video mark.
UBUD, Indonesia (AFP) – Barack Obama has kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on Saturday (June 24).
The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said.
“They arrived late last night and went straight to the hotel in Ubud,” a local military commander, I Gede Widiyana, told AFP.
Obama spent four years until 1970 as a boy in the then sleepy capital of Indonesia after his divorced mother married an Indonesian.
Many Indonesians felt a strong bond with Obama because of his exposure to Indonesia and its culture, even making him a 2m bronze statue that was placed in his former school.
The statue of “Little Barry” – as Obama was known to his Indonesian school friends – depicts the boy Obama dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with a butterfly perched on his hand.
Indonesia’s foreign ministry said Obama’s visit to holiday in Indonesia came after several invitations from President Joko Widodo.
While in the capital, Obama will meet the president on June 30 and give a speech at an Indonesian diaspora convention the next day.
Another single mom who wants to get rid of her young children? Looks like that’s what Cynthia Marie Randolph just did.
Report from Daily Mail:
A mother has been charged in the deaths of her two young children, after she allegedly left them in a hot car as punishment while she smoked pot and took a nap.
Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in Weathorford, Texas after her kids were found dead May 26.
Police said Randolph was trying to teach her two-year-old daughter Juliet a lesson for not coming out of the car when she was the called, when Juliet and her 16-month-old brother Cavanaugh died.
Randolph put the children inside the car and then went inside the house and smoked marijuana before taking a nap for two to three hours, thinking the children would leave the car on their own when they were ready, according to police.
When the mother found the children in distress inside the car, she broke the window of the car to make the incident look like an accident, police said.
Randolph’s story changed several times, investigators said. Initially, she told police that she was doing chores in the house when the children ‘took off’.
Finally, the real case of obstruction of justice by Obama’s former Attorney General!The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday they have opened a probe into Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to influence or shape the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential election.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”
Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.
Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.
The probe into Ms. Lynch comes as the Judiciary Committee is already looking at President Trump’s firing of Mr. Comey.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said the investigation is bipartisan. The letter to Ms. Lynch is signed by ranking Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and also by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, the chairman and ranking member of the key investigative subcommittee.
Democrat official Phil Montag on GOP Steve Scalise shooting by left-wing domestic terrorist James Hodgkinson:
“I’m glad he got shot. I’m not gonna fucking say that publicly. I’m glad he got shot.”
“I wish he was fucking dead,”
From Daily Caller:
“This motherfucker, his whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to fucking kick people off of fucking health care,” Montag is heard saying in the audio recording, which was published on the website talkrealsolutions.com.
“I’m glad he got shot. I’m not gonna fucking say that publicly. I’m glad he got shot.”
“I wish he was fucking dead,” he added.
Montag made the comments during a conversation with Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, the chairwoman of Nebraska’s Democratic Black Caucus, and a man named Destin Madison.
Montag told the Omaha World-Herald that Gentry-Tipton and Madison recorded his conversation in order to force him to publicly support Gentry-Tipton in a controversy over her own remarks about Scalise.
“Watching the congressman crying on live tv abt the trauma they experienced. Y is this so funny tho?” Gentry-Tipton wrote on social media after Scalise was shot.
Kleeb, the party’s chairwoman, last week called on Gentry-Tipton to resign over the comments.
In the conversation with Montag, Madison is heard asking the party official to make his thoughts about Scalise public. When Montag said he could not, Madison said he had been recording the conversation and would be publishing the audio file.
Kleeb told the World-Herald on Thursday that she had removed Montag from his position.
Read more: Nebraska Democrat Caught Saying He Wanted Steve Scalise Dead
Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, posted an ominous message on Twitter on Friday: “TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK.”
The lawyer, who blogs at Lawfare, has posted similar messages in the past just before major stories in the ongoing Trump-Comey saga hit The New York Times.
Wittes wrote on Twitter that the upcoming story could be published later Friday or on Monday. The heads-up comes a day after Trump revealed that he was bluffing last month when he suggested that he had recorded his conversations with Comey.
Former President Barack Obama will return to the campaign trail this fall in an effort to stem a series of Democratic electoral losses, according to a report in the HuffPost.
Obama is expected to campaign for Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a rare decision for a former president. The decision shows that Democrats appear helpless without Obama, hoping that he will help them recapture the magic.
Northam has tried to nationalize the race by positioning himself as an anti-Trump Democrat.
“I’ve been listening carefully to Donald Trump, and I think he’s a narcissistic maniac,” Northam said in his campaign ads during the primaries.
BAXLEY, Ga. – Police are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible.
Video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter beaten by two customers. It happened Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia.
The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly.
When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face.
Baxley police have issued warrants for the suspects, Nathaniel Smith and Latasha Smith, according to our ABC affiliate in Savannah WJCL. The pair could be charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children.
The suspects drove away from the restaurant in a cream or tan Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials say they headed north on Highway 144.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Baxley Police Department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 call center at 912-367-8111
What a loony state! California went nuts when Trump announced Muslim travel ban from several terror-linked Muslim countries. Now the left-wing state bans publicly funded travel to eight states over alleged LGBT discrimination. But California is ok with Muslims who believe it’s ok to kill gays because that’s what Islam says.
The eight states: Texas, Alabama, Kentucky , South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee
( Daily Mail ) Donald Trump turned his first ever Congressional Picnic into a family fair on Thursday evening, with the President, his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka all letting their hair down for a night of celebration.
Photographs from White House’s South Lawn showed Melania kissing babies as she and her husband mingled with people in attendance.
Meanwhile, Ivanka played with her daughter, Arabella, in the Rose Garden.
Melania was wearing a $2,255 Mary Katrantzou ‘osmond grid’ print dress on the night.
The president also shook hands on the lawn, which had been decorated to look like Manhattan’s Central Park – apparently in tribute to the New Yorker who now spends his weekdays at the White House.
Earlier, Trump used his short speech at the event to call on Republicans and Democrats to come together during a short speech at the Congressional Picnic in Washington.
The president opened his brief remarks by saying his ‘thoughts and prayers’ are with congressman Steve Scalise, who was wounded after being shot during a practice session ahead of the Congressional Baseball game earlier this month.
‘We are so touched that joining us here this evening are Steve and Jennifer’s children… in fact, we just gave them a beautiful tour of the White House. They got the A-tour,’ he continued.