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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Man who ‘threatened to kill CNN host Don Lemon' arrested
[Independent] Benjamin Craig Matthews accused of making more than 40 threatening calls from same phone number. A man has been arrested after being accused of making threatening phone calls to CNN.
There appears to be only one way to settle this.
Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39, from Mountain Home, Arkansas, faces multiple counts of making terrorist threats and harassing communications.

He also allegedly made death threats against a CNN host, Don Lemon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 07:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mr. Matthews is now in protective custody.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  accused of making more than 40 threatening calls from same phone number.

Sounds like my ex-wife during our divorce
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 8:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Hey, Donny Boy - is this the sort of thing that 'comes with the territory'?
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2018 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Matthews should have turned the knob to "OFF" on his TV set. Anyway, why was he wasting his time with CNN? Lemon? Well, at least he was well-named.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 10:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Matthews should have turned the knob to "OFF" on his TV set.

I think the whole country would be a lot better off if we all did that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 11:55 Comments || Top||

#6  How about the Antifa clowns who have put Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity in danger by doxxing them?
Posted by: gorb || 11/08/2018 14:55 Comments || Top||

California shooting - LIVE: 12 people killed and gunman dead after shooting in crowded Thousand Oaks bar
[Independent] At least 12 people have been killed and around a dozen more injured in a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, police have said.

A sheriff’s sergeant died after being shot and the gunman was found dead inside the Borderline Bar & Grill, Ventura County sheriff Geoff Dean confirmed.

At least 30 shots were fired, police told the Los Angeles Times. Witnesses said a man fired several shots from a handgun before throwing smoke bombs into the crowded bar. A man who said he was in the bar told ABC news he saw a man shoot into the crowd.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 07:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was 'Country' night.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Smoke grenades, plenty of ammo, appeared 'Middle Eastern' by some reports (although 24-hour rule applies), took out bouncer first.

So well planned.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/08/2018 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Borderline Bar and Grill:

For over 25 years, The Award Winning Borderline Bar & Grill of Thousand Oaks has stood as the Ventura County's Largest Country Dance Hall & Live Music Venue. With over 2,500 square feet of wide open dance floor, Borderline has provided a haven for country line dancing folks of all ages equiped with pool tables, games, HDTV's, and a full bar & dinner menu open till 2am 5 nights a week.

The Borderline Bar & Grill first opened its doors in the late 80's, in beautiful Malibu Ca. alongside the infamous Pacific Coast Highway and has since moved to Thousand Oaks Ca. in 1993.

Since the doors have opened in '93, the "Giant Cowboy Hat" & "Disco Ball Saddle" have stood as a tribute to the original Borderline, centered above the dance floor and accompanied by the famous "BORDERLINE - Where your boots meet the beach" banner.


May or may not be relevant, but the 2017 Mandalay Bay hotel sniper shooting also took place at a Country and Western venue.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 8:24 Comments || Top||

#4  shooter saw too many John Wick movies
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Gray2121 || 11/08/2018 9:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Lots of pro-American shirts and military tattoos on the survivors in the pics.

May be my cynicism talking but I wouldn't be surprised if that is why it was targeted.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/08/2018 9:07 Comments || Top||

#6  ...the motive may never be determined. - standard press release.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 9:19 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Unless the perp is white
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 9:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Listening to the Beeb:
1) no mention of perp's identity or ethnicity
2) no evidence of terrorism at this time statement

Usually, this is a sign of non-white guy + terrorism. Any bets on "known wolf"?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/08/2018 9:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Was he on the FBI's radar ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 9:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Or as the Aussies put it, "man of undetermined origin".

Slappy Maxies homey who to the BAMN to heart?
Posted by: AlanC || 11/08/2018 9:56 Comments || Top||

#11  PONA (person of no appearance) generally means exactly who you think it is.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/08/2018 9:57 Comments || Top||

#12  Ian David Long is the Thousand Oaks shooter, a military veteran known to local law enforcement. He may have taken his own life.

Ventura Count Sherrif Geoff Dean giving excellent interview/press conference on FOX right now.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 10:03 Comments || Top||

#13  Antifa?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 10:19 Comments || Top||

#14  Was the shooter a Marine combat veteran? PTSD?

Police had good response time. They did a good job. RIP for the 29 year veteran of the PD who was first in and got shot and killed. Sympathies for his family and son. His dad was a hero.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 10:27 Comments || Top||

#15  I did a search for David Ian Long and the images that showed up were victims and one white guy. At first I thought the white guy was the shooter but he was just the reporter writing the story.

Internet is weird sometimes.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/08/2018 10:29 Comments || Top||

#16  From Besoeker’s link:

One neighbor who knew Long said he was a veteran who suffered from PTSD. She said, "I don't know what he was doing with a gun." Others said Long lived at the home with his mother.

His gun, which appears to be a .45-caliber handgun, was purchased legally, according to ABC News. AP reports that he also deployed a smoke device.

The Daily Mail says he is a Marine and he committe suicide after killing the first sheriff who came through the door. They have photos of him in uniform — he’s white.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2018 10:42 Comments || Top||

#18  I think we have a lot of veterans who spent way too much time in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. We should leave those shit holes to their own devices, defend our own borders, and then bring factories back to America so young men can get good jobs.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 12:03 Comments || Top||

#19  Wondering what his DD-214 looks like.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 11/08/2018 13:33 Comments || Top||

#20  ...you'll see it when we get to see John Kerry's personnel file.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 13:38 Comments || Top||

#21  We've made incredible strides in artificial limbs, have we made any progress in handling PTSD?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/08/2018 14:05 Comments || Top||

#22  DOD has spent a pile on “resiliency” and other buzzwords. Does that count?
Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 11/08/2018 14:56 Comments || Top||

#23  >have we made any progress in handling PTSD?

Ketamine and Ecstasy work apparently.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/08/2018 15:13 Comments || Top||

#24  Adam Housley, a former Fox reporter, has been an independent investigative reporter. A niece might be motive alone, sending a message to back off. Trey Gowdy also lost a nephew killed & Eric Bollinger's son who never did drugs had an untimely overdose. Papadoupolis was warned to stay in the open as anyone challenging the Deep State is a threat. I really don't believe in coincidences and now with all the other Fox peeps being threatened and doxxed.
Posted by: Eohippus Dribble5682 || 11/08/2018 17:10 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 11/08/2018 18:40 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
ALABAMA DINING REPORT Man falls through Waffle House roof in video, fights customers and runs away
Police are searching for a man who fell through the ceiling of a Waffle House and then shoved customers as he ran out of the restaurant.

According to local news site Times Daily, authorities in Tuscumbia, Alabama, say Wesley Glenn Bost, 27, was trying to break into a Waffle House on Sunday when he crawled into the restaurant's ceiling.

Surveillance video shows Bost going into the restaurant's bathroom and tying his jeans to the door, ABC WAAY reports. He reportedly broke the sink and the toilet trying to get into the ceiling.

Then, customers watched as the ceiling appeared to cave in and the man fell out, causing a heap of debris to fall on top of a booth table, as seen in a video shared on Facebook. He fought through patrons and staff to the exit, where he fled the scene.
Waffle House- come for the waffles, stay for the entertainment.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/08/2018 05:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Seems like a lot of work just to skip out on a bill...
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2018 8:48 Comments || Top||

#2  A Waffle House is not usually someplace you want to break into. The patrons just might put a can of whup ass on you. One of our Waffle Houses is next to the fire station. Good place to eat.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Similar to what happened at a Cookout here in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 11/08/2018 10:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe he was up on the roof just getting a weather report, since WH stays open during inclement wx......
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 11/08/2018 10:53 Comments || Top||

#5  If nothing fell into my hash brown bowl or coffee I wouldn't be too concerned.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 10:55 Comments || Top||

#6  He left his pants in the bathroom?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 12:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Unusually robust or buxom?
At Waffle House, folks, it's the custom
To tie up your jeans
In the john, by all means,
So's your fall through the ceiling don't bust 'em.

Remember: Don't trust 'em till you've trussed 'em! Cuz ya never know when they'll walk away on their own and trip a waitress. Safety first!
Posted by: Grampaw Ebbolurt2365 || 11/08/2018 14:45 Comments || Top||

#8  Abu, the woman here in Kingsport left her pants and underware somewhere else. She was naked from the waist down.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 11/08/2018 16:38 Comments || Top||

U.S. Abruptly Postpones Top-Level N.Korea Talks
[AnNahar] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomacy to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

The talks between President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
's top diplomat and the North Korean delegation, which had been due on Thursday, "will now take place at a later date," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

"We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit," she added in a statement.

State Department officials gave no further reasons for the delay in the meeting, although North Korea has stepped up its demands that the United States lift sanctions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2018 01:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Good. Make the Norks live up to their agreements
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||

Dow Jones surges 545 points after midterm elections split control of Congress
[Wash Examiner] The three major U.S. stock indexes climbed Wednesday after Democrats won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives while Republicans kept their majority in the Senate.

The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 2.1 percent to 26,180 while the broader S&P 500 added 2.1 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 2.6 percent.

The post-election rally, while sizable, is nonetheless unlikely to signal the end of market volatility fueled by President Trump's escalating tariffs, which include duties on $250 million of Chinese imports, and rising interest rates as the Federal Reserve works to maintain economic stability.

It may indicate, however, that some investors were concerned about the possibility of a larger "blue wave," Justin Waring, a strategist with the chief investment office of UBS Wealth Management, told the Washington Examiner.

"Markets do climb the wall of worries," he noted. From an investment perspective, "the real risks of a blue wave were that Democrats could capture the Senate, too."

But even that wouldn't have had any significant impact on the loosened regulations or the GOP-led tax cuts that fueled the market's animal spirits, Waring said. "When you have the presidency, you have veto power, and even if Democrats won every Senate seat, they wouldn't have had enough to override a veto."

The markets had largely anticipated a Democratic victory in the House, where a new majority may step up oversight of businesses including large financial institutions. Other industries, like pharmaceutical manufacturers, could also be under greater scrutiny, while bipartisan support for data privacy legislation may threaten top technology firms.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 07:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gridlock they could live with... Control of both houses of congress by the Democratic Party's lunatic fringe...? Instant Investor Panic.
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 19:38 Comments || Top||

A 69-year-old Dutchman asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender
[WAPO] In the quixotic battle against old age, some people use skin care and spin class.

That’s not enough for Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old who feels like he’s in his 40s. The Dutch pensioner is asking a court in his hometown of Arnhem, southeast of Amsterdam, to change his birth certificate so that it says he took his first breath on March 11, 1969, rather than on March 11, 1949. The judges heard his case on Monday and promised they would render a verdict in the next several weeks.

Ratelband sees his request as no different from a petition to change his name or the gender he was assigned at birth ‐ and isn’t bothered that this comparison might offend transgender people, whose medical needs have been recognized by the American Medical Association. It comes down to free will, he maintains.

"Because nowadays, in Europe and in the United States, we are free people," he said in an interview with The Washington Post. "We can make our own decisions if we want to change our name, or if we want to change our gender. So I want to change my age. My feeling about my body and about my mind is that I’m about 40 or 45."

Being in his 40s would make his life much better, he explained.

For one, it would boost his dating prospects. "If you’re 69 on Tinder, you’re outdated," reasoned Ratelband, who has seven children and is now without a partner. His friends urge him just to modify his age on dating apps. "But I don’t want to lie," he said. "If you lie, you have to remember everything you say."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 09:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow! Thank you Besoeker. This opens whole new vistas for me. I'm going to be 35 today. (How come my body lies to me?)
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||

#2  For one, it would boost his dating prospects.

WTF? He's learned absolutely nothing in 69 years.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 9:45 Comments || Top||

#3  If he wins, does he lose his pension?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/08/2018 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Do they date on that planet?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 13:39 Comments || Top||

#5  He wants to work another 20 years before he can retire? Get the coat with the extra long sleeves.
Posted by: Blackbeard Creretle1983 || 11/08/2018 14:19 Comments || Top||

#6  He's just messing with them I figure. Why not. Reductio ad absurdum them 'til it hurts so bad they give up.
Posted by: gorb || 11/08/2018 14:53 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 - Agreed
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 14:57 Comments || Top||

#8  >claiming age is as fluid as gender

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/08/2018 15:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Growing old is a certainty, while growing up,eh, not so much.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/08/2018 18:38 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Former New Jersey Gov. Christie said to be considered for Attorney General job
[The Hill] Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is being considered to replace outgoing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to multiple reports.

ABC and CNN both report that sources close to the selection process have told them that Christie, a longtime friend of President Trump's who endorsed the former real estate magnate's White House bid after dropping out of the 2016 campaign, is on the president's shortlist.

Christie served as a U.S. Attorney in New Jersey between 2002 to 2008 and was considered a contender for attorney general during the 2016 transition.

A representative from the White House tells The Hill that they "have no personnel announcements at this time."

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) is also reportedly on the president's shortlist.

Trump announced Sessions's resignation on Wednesday.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 11:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Nice - free donuts!"
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2018 11:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Gawd, NO!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 12:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Schumer's thinking about now -

Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.
He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 13:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Watching all the heads explode would be entertaining... But, No! Absolutely not!
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 13:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Sod off Swampy! Acting AG Whitaker seems to get it wrt the Clintons and Dems railroading Trump.
Posted by: Blackbeard Creretle1983 || 11/08/2018 13:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Fuck no.
Posted by: newc || 11/08/2018 14:09 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm thinking that this is Trump trolling the Press and Dems. We'll see.
Posted by: Menhadden Hatfield4345 || 11/08/2018 18:48 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm thinking that this is Trump trolling the Press and Dems.


Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Video) - YouTube
Posted by: Clith FootnMouth7248 || 11/08/2018 19:42 Comments || Top||

Notorious RBG In Hospital After Losing A Fight With Gravity
"I've fallen, and I can't get up!"
[Zero Hedge] - 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has reportedly been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court.

She went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning, according to emailed statement from Supreme Court.

As a reminder, Ginsburg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, has had two prior bouts with cancer, and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

We would imagine the 'Left' is about to start panicking since the GOP's gains in the Senate during the Midterms will ease any SCOTUS nominees going forward (heaven forbid).

Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2018 09:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Murky and Collins can "vote their conscience" and it won't matter. Say hello to irrelevance
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 9:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I blame a sedentary lifestyle. I recommend 10k marathons and a new hobby.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

#3  She may be the exception to my belief that when one is one the floor grasping for breath, one does not say "Please Lord, just one more day of work".
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#4  While I do not wish harm on her, I do have to wonder if she will make it the next 6 years while Trump is in office.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/08/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Ginsburg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, has had two prior bouts with cancer, and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

Reads like she has been on life support for several years. Ginsburg says she will hang on until the end in an article Mrs. JohnQC read.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 10:19 Comments || Top||

#6  If she makes it to 2020 she's be the star of all Democrat Presidential ads.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/08/2018 10:30 Comments || Top||

#7  This place, how do you guys do it? Reading here is fun.

Posted on Rantburg yesterday: "And Ginsberg, tick-tock"

Posted by: Boss Spoper5850 || 11/08/2018 10:30 Comments || Top||

#8  I hope she has the wit and wisdom to retire gracefull.... What am I saying? She will be trying to hold onto her position from the ICU out of partisan impulses and pure personal vanity.
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 10:42 Comments || Top||

#9  CNBC says 3 fractured ribs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2018 10:51 Comments || Top||

#10  You can bet Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Bath House Barry, and Nancy Pelosi are holding a prayer vigil.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 10:51 Comments || Top||

#11  Or a black mass.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 11/08/2018 10:54 Comments || Top||

#12  That didn't take long.
Posted by: Iblis || 11/08/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#13  She broke three ribs? Let's take up a collection and send them to her.
Posted by: gorb || 11/08/2018 14:48 Comments || Top||

#14  Brezhnev lasted a good decade in very ill health, was brought back from near death several times, and finally died. RBG ... may profit from his example.
Posted by: si vis pacem, para bellum || 11/08/2018 15:23 Comments || Top||

#15  RBG: "It only hurts when I jerk to the left, so....pretty constant pain"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 15:33 Comments || Top||

#16  Was Kavenaugh involved in the fall?
Posted by: Airandee || 11/08/2018 17:27 Comments || Top||

#17  LOL! I got suckered in by the "Notorious", thinking it was one of those rappers.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/08/2018 18:39 Comments || Top||

Here's What Matt Whitaker Thinks of Robert Mueller
[Daily Caller] President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday afternoon and temporarily elevated his chief of staff, Matt Whitaker.

Whitaker will now assume control of oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Flores confirmed Wednesday.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 05:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday

Better late than never
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 6:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Mr. Giuliani to the courtesy phone?

[He went after the Mob in NYC. Given Donks Deep State is largely a criminal enterprise, seems like a good fit to clean them out at DoJ and FBI.]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 6:22 Comments || Top||

#3  And, in case you have nothing to do at 1700 local today: NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW—MUELLER PROTECTION RAPID RESPONSE
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 11/08/2018 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Holy State, or holy King, or holy People's Will - have no track with the senseless thing...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 8:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Matt Whitaker.

More than an average football player. All-American. All Big 10. Also a BS, MBA, and JD. Appointed U.S. Attorney under W. Strong ethics background. Seems like a good Acting AG appointment. A little more swamp draining and getting rid of roadblocks?

Trump should speed along the declassification of FISA and other documents. Air this out and let the public see what kind of crap he has been dealing with.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 10:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Ref #5: In other words a definite keeper.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 10:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Trump waited until he had a lock on confirming the next one before having Sessions step aside. He also waited until it was certain he'd be harassed with subpoenas and nonsense from the House no matter what he did before he acted. All fairly predictable in hind-site.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/08/2018 10:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Trump should speed along the declassification of FISA and other documents. Air this out and let the public see what kind of crap he has been dealing with. Posted by JohnQC

This may be part of the plan John. If RGB punches out, POTUS will have effectively secured both the Senate and the Supreme Court. These are necessary in order to drop indictments and gain convictions. Empty GITMO cells are waiting.

Although the 300m target may be Bath House Barry, if I were Hillary Rodman Clinton, James Comey, or John Brennan, I'd be a bit concerned right now.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 10:34 Comments || Top||

#9  No, having a permanent independent Imperial Censor that can impose his/her view of The Law™ is not part of the U.S. Constitutional tradition... Mueller is no Cincinnatus. ...Unless he is viewed as a tool of the Belt-Way Establishment™ against an uprising of the underclass led by Trump.
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 10:35 Comments || Top||

#10  I don't think much of special counsels (SC) either. They give far too much power to unelected officials. Appointments of special counsel members seem to be under the sole control of whoever heads up the special counsel. Mueller and Rosenstein should have recused themselves as they were both suspects as well as investigators. I think most people in flyover land see this SC for what it is.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 10:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Special counsel = desire for "special results..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 12:13 Comments || Top||

White House Suspends Press Access for CNN's Jim Acosta
I was SURE Fred had an Attention Whore graphic in the library, but no... No more Mr. Nice Guy
Hopefully it's a permanent revocation. Those two entitlement shi* disturbers should be given strong, written admonishments from the Ms. Huckabee as well.
[HollywoodReporter] The White House is suspending CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's "hard pass" for what press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders deemed "absolutely unacceptable" conduct in a statement on Wednesday night.

"I've just been denied entrance to the WH," Acosta wrote on Twitter. "Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit."

Sanders announced the punishment in a lengthy statement on Wednesday night, several hours after Acosta tussled with President Trump during a feisty press conference.

The White House is punishing Acosta for his interaction with a White House press aide who forcibly attempted to remove the microphone from Acosta's hands as he attempted to ask the president a second question.

"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his administration," Sanders said in the statement. "We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern."

Sanders continued: "This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any president in history. Contrary to CNN's assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the president's support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the president for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it‘s an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this administration. As a result of today's incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice."

This is not the first time the White House has attempted to punish a CNN reporter what the Trump administration deems bad behavior. In July, White House reporter Kaitlin Collins was banned from an open press event after she loudly asked questions of the president during a pool spray.

CNN will surely respond to the White House's decision, released late Wednesday. Acosta shared Sanders' statement on Twitter and wrote, "This is a lie."

Related: Breitbart - CNN Analyst Calls for Briefing Boycott After Jim Acosta’s WH Pass Revoked
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So now he'll write a book with Jeff Sessions?
Posted by: Beau || 11/08/2018 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Clinton Not News is a radical leftist propaganda operation and Acosta a nasty snot eating agitator.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 11/08/2018 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Door, ass, Jim
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 6:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Day 1 at the WH, they should have suspended all the press access. Then on a one to one interview (see - The Apprentice), picked who would continue to work the WH and who needed new assignments from their employers.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 6:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Accost/Acousta...coincidence?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 11/08/2018 6:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Good. He was getting off on being the constant disturbance in the press room.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/08/2018 9:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Good. And No, This isn't censorship.
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 9:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Bongino called Acosta an intergalactic embarrassment. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 11/08/2018 11:59 Comments || Top||

#9  Commie News Network can send someone else. As DeGaulle said, the graveyards are filled with indispensable men.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#10  CBS has the best video I've seen of the incident that finally cost Acosta his job. Trump answered one question from Acosta and then wanted to call on another reporter but Acosta would not yield the microphone when an intern tried to take it from him.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 12:33 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 11/08/2018 18:43 Comments || Top||

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail
[BBC] A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says.

Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destination was not known.

The Supreme Court ruling sparked protests from Islamists and the government had said it would bar her from leaving Pakistan.

Her husband had said they were in danger and pleaded for asylum.

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Asia Bibi, a mother-of-five, was released from prison in the city of Multan, her lawyer Saif Mulook said.

Also known as Asia Noreen, she was convicted in 2010 of insulting the Prophet Muhammad during a row with neighbours.

Several countries have offered her asylum.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Making it out of the country alive will be a good trick.

Hey, anyone seen Snake Plissken? I got an idea for a spec script, "Escape from Pakistain".
Posted by: SteveS || 11/08/2018 0:47 Comments || Top||

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