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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Highlights of the News

Good news. Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1: The Hollywood Reporter reported, "Universal has decided to scrap the release of The Hunt — an R-rated satire in which elites hunt 'deplorables' for sport — following a series of mass shootings across the country. The film had been set to hit theaters on Sept. 27.

"The studio's decision came a day after President Donald Trump took aim at the film — though he didn't name its title — and Hollywood, saying on Twitter, 'Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves 'Elite,' but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!'

"Even before Trump weighed in, the movie sparked an outcry on social media amid the public anger over gun violence and networks entered into the conversation when ESPN pulled an ad for the film that it had previously cleared. Subsequently, Universal paused its marketing campaign out of sensitivity to the recent mass shootings."

Comcast through its Universal unit invested $18 million in a film it cannot release. It never occurred to the overpriced executives who approved the project that promoting the killing of conservatives might upset them.

Ah, the Trumpenfreude smells good this morning.

ITEM 2: Breitbart News reported, "Rep. Joaquin Castro’s (D-TX) donor hit list appears to have backfired, with Trump supporters reportedly donating over $1 million to the president’s re-election campaign following Castro’s decision to publicly shame the Texas donors on Twitter.

"R. H. Bowman – one of the individuals publicly shamed by the Texas lawmaker for donating the maximum amount to Trump’s re-election campaign – told the Washington Examiner Friday that Castro’s efforts inspired others to donate to Trump’s re-election campaign, resulting in about $1 million raised for the president.

"'My phone’s been lit up for two days with calls from many of the Texas 44 and others of our friends here in Texas who are outraged by Castro’s comments,' Bowman said."

There is so much Trumpenfreude today, I may skip my morning bourbon.

ITEM 3: Deutsche Welle reported, "The United States is considering withdrawing some of the US troops stationed in Germany, with Poland mooted as a possible new deployment, the US ambassador to Germany has said.

"The threat of withdrawal comes amid ongoing differences between Berlin and Washington over Germany's contribution to NATO and a current spat caused by the German refusal to take part in a US-led naval mission in the Persian Gulf.

"'It is actually offensive to assume that the US taxpayer must continue to pay to have 50,000-plus Americans in Germany, but the Germans get to spend their surplus on domestic programs,' US Ambassador Richard Grenell told the DPA news agency, in comments carried widely by German media on Friday.

"His remarks come after the US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, tweeted that her country would be happy for the American troops in Germany to move there instead."

The war ended 74 years ago.

Can we go home now?

ITEM 4: The Washington Times reported, "President Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants to resume denuclearization talks as soon as joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises stop, and that he offered a 'small apology' for Pyongyang’s recent missile tests.

"The president said that Mr. Kim, in a handwritten letter delivered to the White House on Thursday, 'stated, very nicely, that he would like to meet and start negotiations as soon as the joint U.S./South Korea joint exercise are over.'

"'It was a long letter, much of it complaining about the ridiculous and expensive exercises,' Mr. Trump tweeted. 'It was also a small apology for testing the short range missiles, and that this testing would stop when the exercises end.'"

The Washington Post reported this as President Trump siding with North Korea over the American military.

Jeff Bezos and his flunkies lie like a rug.

ITEM 5: Ivanka Trump tweeted, "As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year. With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City -- and little national outrage or media coverage -- we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was offended.

She called a press conference and said, "It wasn’t a playground, it was a park. It wasn’t seven dead. It wasn’t 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. It’s misleading. It’s important when we’re talking about people’s lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right."

Thank you, mayor, for making her point.

By the way, seven people indeed died.

ITEM 6Bloomberg News reported, "Less than a week after two deadly mass shootings renewed the gun control debate in the U.S., Elizabeth Warren set out an agenda for executive action and legislation to tighten firearms regulation and reinstitute a federal assault weapons ban."

Does she mean a ban like the one Democrats passed in 1994 that completely failed to stop Columbine?

ITEM 7: Harry Litman of the Washington Post wrote, "Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide is unfathomable."


Here in Poca we had a pool on his Arkancide.

(I don't link pay sites.)

ITEM 8: The New York Post reported, "The 'sister' of the Dayton, Ohio, shooter who was killed during the attack identified as a transgender guy — although his family had no idea, according to a report and some of his own social media posts.

"Connor Betts’ 22-year-old sibling was named by authorities as Megan Betts in the days after the mass shooting, with cops releasing a statement saying relatives had lost a daughter.

"But he apparently went by the name Jordan Cofer, and identified as a male, although he was only out to a small circle of friends, according to Splinter News, which spoke to several of those pals anonymously."

That is one messed up family.

ITEM 9: reported, "A homeowner who shot and killed two intruders who police said were burglarizing his home in May has been cleared of any crime, his lawyer said today.

"Ronald Stolarczyk, 64, had been facing a charge of criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, after he shot and killed Patricia Talerico and Nicholas Talerico as they were breaking into his Deerfield home. The homeowner’s handgun wasn’t registered as required by state law, authorities said."

They won't charge him because New York would have to defend its stupid gun registration law. Second Amendment advocates would have appealed all the way to the Supreme Court -- and won.

ITEM 10: CNN reported, "The Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project that could devastate one of the world's most valuable wild salmon fisheries just one day after President Trump met with Alaska's governor, CNN has learned.

"The EPA publicly announced the reversal July 30, but EPA staff sources tell CNN that they were informed of the decision a month earlier, during a hastily arranged video conference after Trump's meeting with Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The governor, a supporter of the project, emerged from that meeting saying the president assured him that he's 'doing everything he can to work with us on our mining concerns.'"

Elections have consequences.

ITEM 11: Breitbart News reported, "Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin ceremonially signed into law four pieces of pro-life legislation as an appeals court heard a challenge brought by the ACLU regarding a state abortion safety law.

"On Thursday, Bevin signed SB 9, the Heartbeat Bill, which bans an abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected; SB 50, a measure that requires doctors to provide abortion pill patients with information regarding the reversal of the effects of the drug; HB 5, which bans abortion based on sex, race, or perceived disability of the unborn child; and HB 148, a measure that would ban abortion entirely in Kentucky should Roe v. Wade be overturned."

Abortion eventually will divide America into states that kill babies, and those that don't, just like it was before Roe v. Wade.

ITEM 12: Gizmodo reported, "It appears the Trump administration is drafting an executive order that has the potential to radically change how the content posted on social networks are governed, stripping crucial protections from tech companies and inserting much more government oversight. This is being done under the guise of a popular political talking point claiming that social media networks are censoring conservatives.

"The drafted order, of which CNN obtained a summary, is called Protecting Americans from Online Censorship, though in its current state it appears to more powerfully instill the fear of god in social networks with millions of active users than grant these users more freedom of speech."

Free speech is a God-given right so yes, the censoring Internet Oligarchs should be in fear.

We organized a government to protect our rights.

President Trump is doing his job.

ITEM 13: Fox News reported, "A San Antonio man was wrongly outed on Twitter as a donor to President Trump by Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro and said Friday the incident forced him to review emergency plans with his wife and three children."

What sort of society do we live in when Trump suporters must fear for their lives after being "outed"? In this case, the man was falsely accused of supporting Trump.

If he does not start supporting Trump after this, he is a fool.

(Fox News does not accept my links. It's their loss.)

ITEM 14: Science Alert reported, "Scientists Successfully Turn Breast Cancer Cells Into Fat to Stop Them From Spreading."

Yes, 95% of scientific breakthroughs are failures. But hope is always uplifting.

ITEM 15:
No, we nutballs read it and laughed and laughed and laughed.


  1. They pulled that film because Leftists were outraged that they portrayed Deplorables as victims and heroes.

    1. Exactly right. That said, making a movie where people on the liberal side of the political spectrum are hunting down "deplorables" in the current environment is beyond stupid.

  2. Courtney Love once said, “You’re no one in the rock industry until you’ve feuded with me and slept with Winona Ryder.” Otto says, “You’re no one in the journalism business until you’ve eaten at Tudor’s Biscuit World and made Don Surber laugh.”

  3. "There is so much Trumpenfreude today, I may skip my morning bourbon."

    One part vodka, one part vermouth, one part gin, and a cornflake.

    Breakfasts are such a bore.

  4. #12 Funny That. I tweeted my Rep about removing the lawsuit protection from social media that is censuring content because they are a "platform" not a publisher and I was suspended. Since I can't tweet, I wrote the President about this and low and behold he is taking action.
    Me and Mitch McConnell, who I wrote too, will claim responsibility. /sarc but true.

  5. Steven Hayward tweeted: Apparently "suicide watch" is now interpreted literally: you just watch. So much for postmodernism.

    1. In an old Roseanne episode one of the neighbors gets all their stuff stolen bu crooks using a phony moving company van. Nobody tried to stop them because they thought the crooks were real.

      The neighbor says "I thought we had a Neighborhood Watch?"

      Dan says, "We do. You got robbed and the neighborhood watched."

  6. Here's one for TClarity Wayne to fall over.
    Nutjobs, feel free to laugh.

  7. 13 - Castro must have thought he was in Cuba. Pulling a stunt like that should have consequences. But I forgot. He is a liberal.

  8. 15) I know nothink, absolutely nothink about anyone named Clinton.


    1. Is that your story and you're stickin' to it?
      I would.

    2. sir, i am not aware of any such persons named Clinton, nor any such operation named arkancide.
      nor would I be willing to confirm any rumors of there being persons named clinton or operations named arkancide if such persons or operations were proven to exist by others.

      unknown person not known as waterman

  9. 3: Fort Trump has a nice ring to it.

  10. #10. CNN is lying, as usual. Modern mining in 1st World countries is very compatible with wildlife, as opposed to the way they do it in 3rd World commie sewers like China.

  11. Photoshopping the face of the Hildebeast onto the picture of Nurse Ratched is one of the most terrifying images ever. I need some brain bleach.

    1. They do look quite a bit alike. Even without the photoshopping.

  12. Re Item 14:

    So scientists can turn breast cancer cells into fat? WOW. Looking at my belly, it appears that I have been saved from the ravages of male breast cancer an incalculable number of times.

  13. "'It is actually offensive to assume that the US taxpayer must continue to pay to have 50,000-plus Americans in Germany, but the Germans get to spend their surplus on domestic programs,' US Ambassador Richard Grenell told the DPA news agency, in comments carried widely by German media on Friday.

    Good man, Ambassador.

    As for Connor Betts and his mentally ill brother or sister or whatever the hell it was, mental illness does tend to run in families.

  14. #3 Bravo, Ambassador Grenell! Or should I say ausgezeichnet?

    #13 "If he does not start supporting Trump after this, he is a fool." Indeed.