JIMMY FALLON: I saw that Jennifer Lawrence was just named the world's highest paid actress, bringing in $46 million last year before taxes. She narrowly beat out the world's second highest paid actress - Hillary Clinton.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
JIMMY FALLON: In the meantime, Hillary Clinton recently wrote an editorial for a news site aimed at Millennial women. She says she has much to learn from young people. Specifically, she wants to learn how to switch from email to Snapchat. 'Your messages get deleted automatically? I want to hear more.'
JIMMY FALLON: A bit of a scandal here - Melania Trump is getting ready to sue the British newspaper The Daily Mail for writing that she once worked as an escort. Melania says she strongly denies the accusation that she has ever worked.
JIMMY FALLON: After more than a year of promising mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, last night Donald Trump actually referred to them as 'great people.' Even Ryan Lochte was like, 'Get your story straight, man.'
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
From WISN 12 News:
Milwaukee County's parks director has sent a letter to the company behind the gaming sensation "Pokemon Go," asking it to comply with a county ordinance that requires a permit for game play in the public spaces, WISN 12 NEWS has learned.Oh my God! People in a county park! Imagine that.
So far there's been no reply, parks director John Dargle said, adding that he's only asking the CEO of Niantic to do what any organization must do when it organizes an event on park land.
"We're asking them to submit a permit so that we understand who is the contact (and) how we can get a hold of them if this should get out of hand," Dargle said.
Until that permit is obtained, Niantic "must deactivate and removal all Pokemon GO sites, including Poke stops and Gyms within Milwaukee County parks," the letter said.
...Additionally, entrepreneurs like artist Anandah Bohl have seized upon the opportunity presented by the game by selling fan art to the throngs in Lake Park. Niantic makes money through in-app purchases.
"Parks wants a cut of that revenue so we can help catch up on deferred maintenance," Abele said, adding that it's illegal to operate a business without a permit.
"Pokemon Go" player Andres Amaya suggested the county let it go.
"I understand the danger, the worry, the fears behind that, but from what I've seen, everyone plays respectfully here. Everyone's extremely polite, and I don't know why people wouldn't want the parks to be filled with people. That's what parks are made for," he said.
Give me a break!
This is all about money, as Abele admits. The county wants its cut.
When I was at Lambeau Field over a month ago, I saw what was clearly a "Pokemon Go" assembly at the "Lambeau Leap" statue.
It didn't bother me. I expect to encounter people when I'm out in public.
12 people, including 7 students, were killed in attack on American University of Afghanistan, official says. https://t.co/K5BX3djfaA— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 25, 2016
Italy earthquake latest:— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 24, 2016
- At least 120 people dead
- Magnitude 6.2
- Three-quarters of Amatrice town destroyedhttps://t.co/VomVyCMRUE
UPDATE, Thursday, August 25, 2016:
Death toll from Wednesday's earthquake in Italy rises to 247, civil protection officials say https://t.co/cUpatnj37x— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 25, 2016
JIMMY FALLON: Another big reality show is coming out, the new Celebrity Apprentice featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I saw that his new tagline is 'Let's get down to business. Let's get down to business.' You know, because Trump's already using 'Hasta la vista' as his immigration slogan.
JIMMY FALLON: I read that a 12-year-old boy is actually running one of Trump's campaign offices in Colorado. When asked how an inexperienced child could be running things, the boy said, 'Look, he's the nominee and we're stuck with him.
JIMMY FALLON: It seems like people are still talking about this Ryan Lochte story. Apparently, Lochte lost all four of his endorsement deals yesterday following his Rio robbery scandal. In fact, he's so desperate for money he's actually considering robbing a gas station.
Ryan Lochte lost all his business deals in just one day. Even Trump was like, 'It took me months to do that. This guy is fast. This guy is fast.'
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
As the Never Trump crowd keeps plowing ahead on its anti-Trump crusade...
From ABC News:
Government email traffic and internal call logs made public by conservative groups this week offer more evidence that donors to the Clinton Foundation sought and at times received special favors and access to the State Department.
“[Hillary] Clinton and her staff treated the State Department as an arm of the Clinton Foundation,” said Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, which released 725 pages of State Department emails between top Clinton aides as part of a lawsuit the group filed seeking government records. “Some of these emails should have been turned over to us years ago.”
... The documents are the latest to show how a top official with the Clinton Foundation — Doug Band, a longtime aide to former President Bill Clinton — served as a conduit on behalf of foundation donors seeking access to the State Department.
The most pointed example made public Monday involves a request by Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, after first trying normal channels, to meet with the secretary of state. The emails suggest the meeting was confirmed only after intervention by the Clinton Foundation, to which his government had given $50,000 to $100,000.
BREAKING: AP analysis: More than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary gave money to Clinton Foundation.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 23, 2016
Question: Why are so many on the Right actively working to get this woman elected to be our next president?
It's insane. It's disgraceful.
Q. Who deserves more media criticism Ryan Lothte or the Clinton Foundation? A. Donald Trump— James T Harris (@JamesTHarris) August 23, 2016
On Sunday night, I watched what I thought was the Season 2 finale of The Jim Gaffigan Show, not the series finale.
A Message About The Jim Gaffigan Show— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) August 22, 2016
After months of discussion Jeannie and I have decided to make season 2 of Th… https://t.co/fcPpybB84v
A Message About The Jim Gaffigan Show
After months of discussion Jeannie and I have decided to make season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show the final season. We realize this may surprise some and we don’t make this decision lightly. It is hard to say goodbye to this highly personal passion project, which we have nurtured and poured our hearts into for over five years. Jeannie and I are grateful that TVLand allowed us to do this show about our lives the way we wanted. It was empowering, exhilarating and exhausting. As many of you know all the episodes this season were written by Jeannie and me. Jeannie was the showrunner and I acted in virtually every scene. In one way it was a perfect scenario. We worked with an amazing cast and crew, learned tons and laughed so much. However the time commitment to make the quality of show we wanted was taking us away from our most important project, our five children. We are truly grateful for all the support friends on social media and television critics have given The Jim Gaffigan Show. Jeannie and I are excited to move forward with other creative pursuits.
Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan
This is really disappointing. I'm so sorry to learn it's over.
There is so little that's worth watching on TV anymore.
JIMMY FALLON: Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort was forced to resign on Friday following news that he had pro-Russian ties, which really upset Trump because he insists on having all his ties made in China. 'Those kids are counting on the work.'
JIMMY FALLON: Unfortunately, one of the bigger stories out of the Olympics is this scandal with swimmer Ryan Lochte. Lochte claimed he got robbed in Rio just to cover up the fact he actually vandalized a gas station bathroom. Then, the other swimmers said, 'What were you doing in a bathroom? Just hold it and do it in the pool like we do. We're swimmers.'
And Lochte's troubles didn't end there. Today, Speedo announced that they are ending his endorsement deal over the fact that he made up the whole robbery story, which makes sense because Speedo is known for leaving nothing to the imagination. We want to know everything. We want to know everything. That's right, I guess Speedo will just now have to rely on their other spokesman - the fattest guy at the beach.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Call it the tipping point or the straw that broke the camel's back.
Whatever you want to call it, I'm there regarding Charlie Sykes.
I've had enough of the hateful rhetoric he's directed at some conservatives for months and months, more like a year. He has mercilessly mocked and belittled Trump supporters, "Trumpkins."
Since his radio interview last March with Donald Trump before the Wisconsin primary, Sykes has given himself fully to the Never Trump movement.
That interview gave Sykes national attention that morphed into a gig with Democrat bastion MSNBC. He became the go-to guy for the likes of Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell to assist in their gross mischaracterization of conservatives and their pro-Hillary efforts.
It's been disturbing to see that Sykes was comfortable playing that role. It's also disturbing that apparently, according to Sykes, he's being bombarded with angry, vulgar emails from his audience, vowing to stop listening to his program.
It's a mess, with many behaving badly.
Sykes claims to be taking the high road, insisting that he's sticking to his principles with his anti-Trump crusade. He doesn't see the hypocrisy involved when he complains about the inappropriate treatment he's receiving while he heaps mounds of ridicule on Trump supporters. Sykes is very vocal when it comes to criticizing Trump for saying rude things but he doesn't seem to realize that he's being equally offensive and abrasive and crass.
The proverbial last straw with Sykes was put in place when I read the Politico piece by Erick Trickey, "Charlie Sykes' Air War - How one of the most influential #NeverTrumpers is battling his party's nominee and questioning some long-held beliefs."
There are quotes from Sykes in the article that I hope he regrets.
“When I would deny that there was a significant racist component in some of the politics on our side, it was because the people I hung out with were certainly not,” Sykes says. “When suddenly, this rock is turned over, there is this—‘Oh shit, did I not see that?’
“I kind of had that reaction this morning, with that woman [caller referring to terrorism carried out by Muslims]: Did we ignore this? There’s got to be some serious introspection, because of the things that we either didn’t see, or that we ignored, or that we enabled.”
So now Sykes thinks there's a "significant racist component" among conservatives.
That's as insulting as it is wrong.
Is Sykes blind to the "significant racist component in some of the politics" on the Left?
He's certainly not interested in discussing that on MSNBC or with Politico.
Some serious introspection is in order, on Sykes' part.
It's particularly annoying that Leftists really like the way Sykes has turned on his listeners.
[H]e’s wrestling with his listeners, from whom he is feeling increasingly estranged.
“I am dealing with the daily flood of emails on how we’re never going to listen to you anymore,” Sykes says. Longtime listeners write him to say conservative talk radio should criticize Hillary Clinton and not Trump.
“If I lose listeners, that’s a price I’ve just got to pay,” he says. He’d rather say what he really thinks than fall in line with other broadcasters’ embrace of Trump. “I feel dumber every time I listen to Sean Hannity. I don’t want to be that guy.”
I don't think Sykes realizes that he's alienating listeners in the middle, those of us reluctantly backing Trump because President Hillary is unthinkable. In the crowded Republican primary field, Trump was at the rock bottom of my list. But lower than Trump is Hillary.
I don't think he cares about conservative principles. No conservative could ever be content with the idea of Hillary in the White House.
We're not bad because, given the choices we have, we're willing to vote for Trump.
The stuff Sykes says here and what he's said elsewhere about Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and Reince Priebus is not good at all. Sykes takes a holier-than-thou stance that, quite frankly, is nauseating.
“Walker and Ryan have no illusions whatsoever about who Donald Trump is,” Sykes insists with the authority of a confidant. “They could have a conversation for an hour and a half with me, and everything [I] say about Donald Trump, there would be no disagreement. It’s just, at the end of the conversation, they would say, ‘Yes, but we can’t elect Hillary Clinton.’ I would say, ‘I can’t bring myself to vote for Donald Trump. I think he’s unfit to be president.’”Sykes is being completely unrealistic.
Sykes sympathizes with Ryan's and Walker’s political quandary, but he’s unsparing in his critique of Reince Priebus, who, as the state GOP chairman, boosted Ryan and Walker’s careers before he ascended to the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. After Priebus declared Trump the presumptive GOP nominee, Sykes stopped talking to him for a couple of months.
“I just didn’t want to hear about the Kool-Aid,” Sykes says after a long sigh. “Reince is a friend. Reince has no illusions about Donald Trump, but made this decision not just to support him, but to go all in. It was painful watching somebody who I knew knew better. That’s why I describe him as a tragic figure.”
Trump was elected. He's the Republican nominee. It is unreasonable to expect Walker and Ryan and Priebus to turn their backs on the Republican nominee.
Of course, Priebus should support Trump. That's not tragic. It's his job.
Perhaps the worst part of the article is when Sykes says Hillary is better than Trump.
This does not mean he can contemplate voting for Trump’s opponent. (When pressed, he says he’s willing to consider voting for Libertarian Gary Johnson.) “Hillary is awful and potentially corrupt within historically understandable parameters,” says Sykes. He holds his hands about a foot and a half apart. “She’s awful like that.”Hillary lied to the families of Americans killed in Benghazi.
Then Sykes throws his arms out wide. “Trump is potentially awful at this level,” he says.
In Sykes’ eyes, Trump is “a serial liar, a con man, a fraudster, a narcissist and authoritarian.” Clinton, meanwhile, is “a welfare-state liberal Democrat” and “big government” supporter with her own character problems.
“In any other scenario, Hillary Clinton’s lying about her emails, and her pay-for-play relationship with the Clinton Foundation would be disqualifying issues,” he argues. “The only reason they’re not disqualifying is because Donald Trump is a fundamentally more repellent, dishonest figure.”
She's a crook. She's dishonest - the private server, the deleted emails, the lies upon lies.
She is a serial liar.
Any reasonable, relatively intelligent person knows that Trump is not fundamentally a "more repellent, dishonest figure" compared to Hillary.
Speaking of narcissists, perhaps Sykes needs to consider what truly motivates him and fuels his Never Trump crusade.
The Politico piece ends with Sykes considering the likelihood that his listeners are racists and he's previously been blinded to that fact.
A week earlier, Sykes had said Milwaukee’s racial divisions would also be a part of his coming reevaluation of the conservative movement. He’s thinking again about a 2014 New Republic piece that depicted Scott Walker’s political base in the Milwaukee suburbs as a hostile racial environment and argued that conservative talk radio hosts such as Sykes play a role. Sykes calls the piece “ridiculous,” “tremendously overblown” and a “really, really negative hit job.” But he says he’s going to grapple with it when he writes his next book.This is too much. It's really unconscionable.
“I’m going to reread it and go, ‘OK, as much as I really seriously hated this story’—this is the nagging thing in the back of your head—‘Is there some grain of truth in the criticism that I spent 20 years denying?’”
The Walker political base in the Milwaukee suburbs is a hostile racial environment in Sykes' new world?
Perhaps Bill Penzey will ask Sykes to do a column for his next spices catalogue.
I don't get why Sykes doesn't realize all the positive feedback he's getting from the Leftists is not a good thing. Instead of reading it as a warning, he's allowing himself to be swallowed up by them with no concern for when the time comes that they will spit him out. And that time is coming.
The most troubling part of the Sykes Never Trump sideshow is the way he has turned on his audience and the terrible things he's saying about his listeners.
No, I take that back. The most troubling part is that he doesn't care that he's undermining Ron Johnson's reelection chances and aiding the extremist, radical Russ Feingold campaign. Sykes is actively working to doom Republican candidates.
No, that's not the most troubling part. I think it's that he considers Hillary, with her extreme Leftist agenda including her war on the unborn, a better candidate than Trump.
Bottom line: I've had enough of Sykes' sanctimonious crap. I've had enough of his insults. I've had enough.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
James Woods tears into Obama for his response to the flooding in Louisiana during his Martha's Vineyard vacation.
Hypocritical lying two-faced uncaring narcissistic scum... pic.twitter.com/HDzmXZ2gkb— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 21, 2016
Of course, we all remember how Obama and other Leftists ripped President Bush for his reaction to Hurricane Katrina.
Now, the Leftists and their media outlets, like MSNBC, make excuses for Obama and attempt to justify his failure to disrupt his vacation time to survey the damage.
Wisconsinite Gwen Jorgensen made history in Rio!
Do we really want four more years of divisiveness?
Clearly, the Never Trump contingent have no problem with that.
They just keep yapping and tweeting, working to elect Hillary.
Unbelievably short-sighted and self-serving.