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Friday, September 06, 2019

Highlights of the News



It's Friday and Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1Wayne Dupree reported, "Karma: Samuel L. Jackson Said He’s Happy To lose Fans Over His Anti-Trump Rants – His Latest Movie Just Bombed.

"According to Observer.com, Shaft was a world wide flop. The movie cost about $35 million to make, and only grossed world wide a dismal $16 million and is listed as as one of the biggest box office flops of 2019."

Yes, I wrote about it in June, but Trumpenfreude ages better than firewood.

John Nolte's list of box office flops is a cornucopia of Trumpenfreude.

He wrote, "Between its production and promotion budget, 'Dark Phoenix' easily cost somewhere between $350  and $400 million. Its worldwide gross stalled at $252 million. Disney’s gobbling up of 20th Century-Fox means the X-Men are now back in Marvel’s camp, but it will be years before this golden goose starts laying its golden eggs again."

Why is that?

Nolte wrote, "Every title with even a whiff of woke, with the stench of a social justice lecture, took a horrific beating, even those our bubbled critics tried to rally support for. Late Night, Poms, The Kitchen, Stuber, Booksmart, Blinded by the Light, Dark Phoenix, Rocketman, Men in Black: International, and The Hustle, were all wiped out."

Get woke, go broke has become a cliche but Hollywood keeps proving it to be true.

ITEM 2: The Daily Caller reported Tucker "Carlson called Walmart CEO Doug McMillon’s strident statement calling on Congress to ban many semi-automatic rifles a big step that has people who used to hate the retailer suddenly on its side.

"'It’s a fascinating turnaround,' he said after playing several media clips. 'For years, you’ll remember, Walmart was the target of coordinated attacks from the left. Progressives accused the company of destroying small towns, and of exploiting workers.'

"The retail giant figured out, Carlson noted, that it could 'buy immunity from criticism by mouthing left wing pieties.'"

Carlson and Neil Patel founded the Daily Caller in 2010. Carlson is one of the very few actual conservatives in D.C. Plenty of fakes. You see them on the panels of all the news shows that are not on Fox News.

ITEM 3: Bloomberg News reported, "The Trump administration is preparing a plan to strip California’s authority to set tougher auto efficiency regulations than the federal government, even while agencies continue finalizing a rollback of national standards, according to a person familiar with the matter.

"The matter is still under consideration and no final decision to proceed has been made but is expected in the coming days, said the person, who requested anonymity to discuss the matter.

"Under the plan, the Environmental Protection Agency would revoke a waiver granted to California allowing the state to limit vehicle greenhouse gas emissions more stringently than federal rules, as well as the state’s requirement that companies sell electric cars in greater numbers each year, the person said. In addition, the U.S. Transportation Department plans to assert that the California regulations are preempted by federal fuel-economy regulations."

Sanctuary cities should be next.

ITEM 4: The Washington Examiner reported, "While CNN marketed their seven hour climate town hall forum with many of the Democratic presidential candidates as unprecedented, the network was in last place in total viewership between Fox News and MSNBC.

"The town hall started at 5:00 p.m. and went until midnight on Wednesday. Fox News was in first place during the seven hour time slot, averaging 2.5 million viewers and MSNBC averaging 1.7 million viewers. CNN only averaged 1.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

"For the 25-54 age demographic, Fox News also came in first with 418,000 viewers. CNN was in second with 265,000 viewers and MSNBC in third with 246,000."

Actually, that is a win for CNN because none of its shows averages a million viewers -- not even in prime time.

ITEM 5: Politico reported, "White House Mideast envoy to exit administration."

The story said, "Avi Berkowitz, a longtime aide to Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, is expected to take on an expanded role, a Trump administration official said."

Gone is Jason Greenblatt, who joined The Trump Organization in 1997. His mother escaped the Holocaust by hiding in Budapest during the war. The family moved to America following the Hungarian Revolution against the Soviet occupation of Hungaryin 1956.

New York Magazine reported, "Trump Somehow Replaces Unqualified Mideast Envoy With Even Less Qualified One ."

The qualified Obama appointees got nothing done except enable Iran to pay terrorists to bomb Israel. Obama was the most anti-Semitic president we ever had.

Which explains why we elected the most pro-Israel president since Harry Truman.

ITEM 6: Newsweek reported, "Students holding the first meeting of a Gay Straight Alliance at a school in California were interrupted by classmates who reportedly shouted slurs, carried a banner reading 'Make America Great Again' and followed them into the parking lot.

"The inaugural meeting took place at Frontier High School in Bakersfield on August 28. Afterward, according to a parent who posted on Facebook, a group of 'straight kids' came in holding hands and shouting 'This is what's right!'

"The newcomers were members of Future Farmers of America (FFA), a 91-year-old youth organization that's typically nonpartisan. But, according to the parent, 'lately [there's been] tension at the school between FFA and any kids they've determined as 'liberal,' adding that 'the gay community is apparently the one they've decided to mess with.'

"One FFA member, a senior named Matthew, told KERO Channel 23 that he and other members were suspended for 'harassment, intimidation and sexual assault.'"

How pathetic is a high school if the FFA are the rebels?

ITEM 7: CNN reported, "The Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced Thursday it will host a CNN Democratic presidential town hall in California this fall focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.

"HRC said the October 10 prime time event, airing live on the eve of National Coming Out Day, will feature the largest ever audience for a Democratic presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQ issues. The candidates will take questions from the audience and CNN journalists on specific LGBTQ concerns as well as their plans to promote equality and civility."

First, the climate change debate.

Now this.

Jeff Zucker must secretly want America to re-elect President Trump.

ITEM 8The Atlantic reported, "Elite Failure Has Brought Americans to the Edge of an Existential Crisis. The nuclear family, God, and national pride are a holy trinity of the American identity. What would happen if a generation gave up on all three?"

Answer: You get Chairman Xi buying American politicians.

But "elite failure" (which implies they are the best failures) have led to the presidency of Donald John Trump. The restoration of God, family and country in the life of Americans is the only way to rescue America.

ITEM 9:
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

ITEM 10: Thomas Lifson reported, "Four years after allowing universal ‘concealed carry’ law, Maine rated the safest state in the nation for crime."

He cited a U.S. News & World Report ranking of the safest states. It said, "Maine ranks first in the nation for public safety. Fellow New England state Vermont places second in this subcategory, followed by New Hampshire, New Jersey and Idaho."

Vermont has always had universal concealed carry because it never regulated concealed carry.

ITEM 11: The Blaze reported, "A Houston, Texas, woman used her firearm to defend herself from five male suspects when they attempted to rob her early Tuesday. Now, she says she is in disbelief that she was able to walk away from the incident unharmed, telling a local news station, 'I saved my life.'

"Lachelle Hudgins arrived home around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and as she pulled into her apartment complex, she noticed a group of men lingering together roughly 20 yards away. According to Hudgins, the suspects approached her vehicle,and two of them reached inside her open passenger window — grasping for her purse — as she tried to roll it up."

The story also said, "Hudgins reached inside her purse and grabbed her handgun before the suspects could. She fired off the only two rounds in the firearm, striking one of the perpetrators."

Keep Texas Texas.

ITEM 12: The Daily Mail reported President "Donald Trump ratcheted up an attack on 'Will & Grace' actress Debra Messing on Thursday, calling for NBC to fire from the program over her suggestion that Hollywood liberals blacklist wealthy donors of the Republican president. She also suggested that black supporters of the president are mentally ill. She since since apologized on Twitter for the 'reckless' action while maintaining that Trump is targeting minorities."

Roseanne Barr apologized too.

They fired her anyway.

ITEM 13: Salena Zito tweeted, "Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto on homelessness and panhandling in the city,  if you don’t like it, 'go to a shopping mall' he said in reaction to growing concern from those who live in the downtown area on the rise of crime and panhandling."

Oh people already know that and they already are.

ITEM 14: The Washington Post reporrted, " As you've heard, President Trump displayed a chart that appeared to be doctored with a Sharpie to retroactively demonstrate that he had been right when he falsely warned that Alabama was threatened by Hurricane Dorian."

More drivel from the gossip broadsheet of the Deep State.

ITEM 15: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced, "Post-Gazette newsroom donates Pulitzer monetary award to Tree of Life congregation."

God bless them all.

39 comments:

  1. #14

    Early tracks which frankly are borderline useless did indeed show several tracks going through Alabama. Media beclowns itself again. B.S.G.

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    1. "a chart that appeared to be doctored with a Sharpie to retroactively demonstrate that he had been right when he falsely warned that Alabama was threatened by Hurricane Dorian."

      Kinda' like a FISA Warrant doctored to retroactively justify spying on a presidential campaign with phony threat of RUSSIAN SPY Carter Page!

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    2. and then Jane Fonda's cable news network switched Mississippi and Alabama on the map, assuming their audience to be all idjits

      waterman

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  2. #10 New Jersey is listed as 4th safest - with some of the most draconian gun laws in the country. This list may not prove anything.

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  3. “Ages better than firewood.” Hahahaha!

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  4. #2. Alternative headline, Walmart removes last American made products from store shelves.

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  5. #3. If the vehicle is made in California for sale in California, the feds should have no say... On either car
    #4. They count every passenger passing through every airport to get their numbers.

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    1. By making cali play by the same rules as the rest of the country (instead of the other way around) it would save money for manufacturers by eliminating one extra tier of construction requirements. Foreign imports too as they'll only have to build to U.S. standards instead of U.S. and cali. Another bene would be interstate sales and cali residents wouldn't be forced to pay extra to refurbish a purchade to meet cali requirements. Do they win on the deal too.

      -LG

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    2. LG, I am fully in favor of stopping the insanity. My point was that if Cal wants cars built to their foolish standards, they need to be built in California. But, who, in their right mind would want one?

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    3. Per the tenth amendment, I am all in favor of letting Mexifornia make its own rules as a "laboratory of democracy" that our founders intended. And the rest of us have no obligation to bail them out of their own stupidity.

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  6. He's a complicated man, but no one understands him but Obama (John Shaft)

    Right on!

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  7. "How pathetic is a high school if the FFA are the rebels?"

    Didn't you know you only eat homosexual beef?

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  8. The sharpie business is so perfect for his mindless cult. To be so clearly lying, but to have the sycophants still believe is just about everything about this "administration". It's like Tinkerbell for liars. If you clap hard enough the sharpie becomes real.

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    1. welcome back idjit

      do you know the difference between mississippi and Alabama?

      or did you graduate from Jane Fondas school of geography?

      waterman

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    2. better hurry.

      you'll miss the school bus.

      waterman

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    3. What's the implausible story? Something with Mississippi? I guess if you can believe Mexico is going to pay for the wall you can believe anything. Clap harder!

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    4. Waterman, I think he got some bad fentenal.,... Again.

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    5. waterman, didn't you mean the short bus?

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  9. on the other hand, rotten tomatoes gave Dave Chappell a record setting 0 percent on his new special.

    contrary to the critics instructions, viewers (commonly known as "butts in the seats") rated it at 99 percent.

    get unwoke, make a gazillion from those desperate for real entertainment.

    waterman

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  10. 'For years, you’ll remember, Walmart was the target of coordinated attacks from the left. Progressives accused the company of destroying small towns, and of exploiting workers.'

    Progressives hate small towns, except for the upscale resort towns where they like to vacay far from the madding crowd. Small towns are filled with deplorables. Which is also why they hate Walmart - it's where the hoi polloi shop.

    Progs don't seem to mind when illegal aliens get exploited.

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  11. 5, What qualified the last two or three generations of diplomats involved in Middle East issues? Anti-semitism? I am certain that from the points of view of the US State Department and British Foreign Ministry, that was the most important qualification.

    7. And here I thought "The Squad" was Roger Stone's last dirty trick.

    8. We are suffering what occurs when credentials become more important than qualifications.

    15. May they be blessed with many more opportunities to donate Pulitzer money to Jewish causes.

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  12. Fox news now has almost as many fake conservatives as any any of the rest of the enemedia

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  13. Item #16- "The North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) announced Thursday it will host a CNN Democratic presidential town hall in California this fall focused on pederast issues and rights.

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  14. #11 in californiastan she would be on a waiting list for ammo. Aaaaannnddd she needs a higher capacity weapon.
    #13. The panhandlers are going to the malls too.

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    1. Stop at one of our local CAL gas stations. There is almost always some person who just needs a dollar or two to get home to Mama.

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  15. 2. That won't make the left shop at walmart. Remember, the left loved mccain until he ran for president.
    12. But, Roseanne was correct. jarret did look like she was from the planet of the apes.

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  16. #6 Wow, they think the FFA is an evil right-wing group? For anyone who did not grow up in FFA country, FFA (Future Farmers of America) is a much more... normal group than you might think.

    They were immortalized in the 1964 Roger Miller song "Chug-a-Lug". Excerpt:

    4-H and FFA
    On a field trip to the farm
    Me 'n' a friend sneak off behind
    This big old barn where we uncovered

    A covered-up moonshine still
    And we thought we'd drink our fill
    And I swallered it with a smile
    ? Bll-bbb?, I run ten mile

    Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug
    Make you want to holler hi-de-ho
    Burns your tummy, don'tcha know?
    Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug...

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  17. Item #4 interested me due to the fact I have a brother who must have been one of the 1.1 million viewers, regarding CNN's next big town hall extravagant nonsense and the extreme as the lib that he is, he will most likely watch that one too. Poor guy.

    Kate

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  18. ITEM 7: I am not sure the Human Rights Campaign has any right to discuss civility with anybody. Nasty folk they are. Since when did civility mean progressives can do whatever they feel like and we have to "behave better?" It's like tolerance. If it's not a two-way street it's a dead end.

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  19. I was Triggered by your GIF.
    (I'll see myself out.)

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    1. Oh, my! I didn't see that one coming. Loved it!! Took me about 2 minutes to catch it, though.

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    2. With a groaner that bad, he deserves to hang in low gravity.

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  20. #4 I note that when you add the CNN and MSNBC numbers together you get a higher number than FOX. I don't know if it means anything, but I don't like it.
    Chollaman

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  21. maga morons always loseSeptember 6, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Bwahahahaha Item 14 President Sharpie is a delusional child who makes fools out of his supporters for the sixth day in a row.

    If I told you in 2015 that you'd spend THE REST OF THE DECADE repeating and defending Donald Trump's obvious, pointless lies you would have gotten mad... and yet, that is what you've been reduced to.

    Trump has so little respect for the maga hat crowd he makes you look stupid for defending him and you just sit there and take it. Grow a spine.

    So pathetic!

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    1. The mock, cluck quack, repeat bird does what the mock, cluck, quack, repeat bird does.

      Mock.

      Cluck.

      Quack.


      Speak this out loud, repeat quickly, over and over and over and over......

      Kinda like a mantra.

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  22. He's the mayor of munchkin land. Hah.The UK has become so pathetic. From the Empire of the world to the laughing stock and having their country taken from them without a shot in less than 150 years. Pathetic. I sure hope we can do better. Of course we're not an empire and don't want anything to do with that.

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  23. Not to be bigoted or anything but it must be noted that Vermont and Maine have very few minorities which may also be why the crime rate is so much lower. New Hampshire, not so much as they have Boston Mass just across the border so they get some travelers.

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