Via Daily Caller:
After ex-comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s meltdown on Twitter before the Senate’s big tax vote Tuesday night, President Donald Trump can reasonably direct federal authorities to lock her up — and even to “take some money out of her fat-ass pockets,” which he once infamously cited as a personal goal.
Starting a few hours before the legislation passed, O’Donnell tweeted:
Even after another Twitter user, Louise Mensch, replied that O’Donnell was irresponsibly advocating bribery, O’Donnell doubled down.
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
New York (AFP) – Oscar-winner Matt Damon has alienated friends with remarks over the sexual misconduct firestorm blazing through Hollywood, but enough to become the next male star on the cutting room floor?
An online petition demanding the dumping of his cameo in 2018 heist movie “Ocean’s 8” has nearly reached its goal of 17,000 signatures — signed by more than 16,620 supporters by late afternoon New York time Thursday.
Critics say his inclusion would be particularly galling given its status as an all female reboot of the popular franchise, starring Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.
The petition calls on “Oceans 8” producers George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, “to toss Damon’s Oceans 8 cameo where it belongs: on the cutting room floor.”
It alleges that he “enabled” Harvey Weinstein’s conduct by trying to squash a New York Times report in 2004 that detailed instances where the now fallen Hollywood mogul exploited his status as a studio executive to harass and assault women.
Damon denied trying to bury the story and claimed he had no idea of the allegations against Weinstein, who helped catapult him into an international household name.
The actor also came under fire last week, for telling ABC News that there was a “spectrum of behavior” and a “difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?”
His long-time friend, Ben Affleck, with whom he shared an Oscar for best screenplay over 1997 movie “Good Will Hunting” and Affleck’s actor brother Casey, have also been accused publicly in recent months of sexual misconduct.
“This behavior is beyond enabling — it’s just gross. Matt Damon should not be in this movie,” said the petition.
“Damon’s inclusion would trivialize the serious nature of the charges against sexual abusers like Weinstein,” and “show massive disrespect” to women speaking out, it said.
Harvard-educated Damon, 47, is the father of four daughters, including a child from a previous relationship of his wife.
“Ocean’s 8” is scheduled for release in June 2018 and tells of an attempted heist at New York’s annual Met Gala, one of the hottest tickets in the celebrity universe.
Papa Johns’ founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO following an intense backlash sparked by his criticism of NFL players protesting the National Anthem. The company’s president, Steve Ritchie, will take over as CEO.
Business Insider reports:
Schnatter sparked controversy in November when he slammed NFL leadership over the ongoing national anthem protests.
“Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” CEO John Schnatter said in a call with investors.
Schnatter owns roughly 25% of Papa John’s, and will stay on as chairman after stepping down as CEO in January. According to a press release from the company, he will “pursue his personal passion for entrepreneurship, leadership development and education.” […]
Schnatter has moved away from public political discussions following the Obamacare controversy. The CEO donated $1,000 to President Trump’s campaign but did not make any effort to publicly support the politician.
Papa John’s recently warned the NFL their sales are down this year during NFL games.
In November, Papa John’s told the NFL they were pulling ads from the games.
The consumer sentiment is too negative.
Via Bleacher Report:
Pizza chain Papa John’s announced Wednesday that it is pulling its advertising associated with the NFL, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
Per Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter said sales are down due to “negative consumer sentiment” regarding the company’s relationship with the NFL.
Schnatter also called the NFL “an example of poor leadership,” according to Maze.
The pizza entrepreneur is stepping down after speaking the truth. Millions of Americans are furious with NFL players’ decision to disrespect one of the country’s most sacred past times — respecting the National Anthem.
Something tells us this isn’t the last we’ve heard from Schnatter.
PICTURE BELOW WAS STOLEN FROM THE INTERNET BY………..Papa Mike
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hillary Clinton’s image has declined since June and is now the worst Gallup has measured for her to date. Her favorable rating has fallen five percentage points since June to a new low of 36%, while her unfavorable rating has hit a new high of 61%.
I guess whining about how everyone else was to blame for her loss hasn’t helped her cause. The neat thing about her book was a question was asked and answered on her book cover: What Happened – Hillary Rodham Clinton. When BJ read her book he threw it in the trash and told her not to have it published.
Clinton’s prior low favorable rating was 38% in late August/early September 2016 during the presidential campaign. She also registered a 38% favorable rating (with a 40% unfavorable rating) in April 1992, when she was much less well-known.
The current results are based on a Dec. 4-11 Gallup poll. Clinton’s favorable rating has varied significantly in the 25 years Gallup has measured opinions about her. Her personal best was a 67% favorable rating taken in a December 1998 poll just after the House of Representatives voted to impeach her husband, then President Bill Clinton. She also had favorable ratings in the mid-60s during her time as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.
Hard to believe since she was one of the worst SecStates ever, but she did have the Fake News Media propping her up.
At times when she assumed a more overtly political role — during attempts to reform healthcare in 1994, in her years as a U.S. senator, and during her 2007-2008 and 2015-2016 campaigns for president, her ratings suffered. Her favorable ratings were near 50% when she announced her second bid for the presidency in the spring of 2015, but fell in the summer of 2015 amid controversy over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Throughout 2016, her favorable ratings were generally around 40%, among the worst ever measured for presidential candidates but more positive than Donald Trump’s ratings.
Yet, somehow she lost to Trump.
Since losing to Trump, Clinton’s favorable ratings have not improved, in contrast to what has happened for other recent losing presidential candidates. In fact, her image has gotten worse in recent months as Democratic leaders, political observers and Clinton herself have attempted to explain how she lost an election that she was expected to win. Meanwhile, controversy continues to swirl around Clinton given continuing questions about the fairness of the 2016 Democratic nomination process and her dealings with Russia while secretary of state. There has also been renewed discussion of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s handling of past sexual harassment charges made against Bill Clinton in light of heightened public concern about workplace behavior.
Her book has backfired.
In the past six months, Hillary Clinton’s image has declined among Republicans and independents but not among Democrats.
From a longer-term perspective, Hillary Clinton’s favorability among Democrats has not held at the level seen during the 2016 election. She had 87% favorable ratings among Democrats both at the beginning (based on a May 2015 poll) and end (based on a November 2016 poll) of her 2016 campaign for president.
The campaign and its aftermath took the greatest toll on independents’ views of Clinton. She began with a 51% favorable rating among this group, which fell to 33% in November 2016 and now sits at 27%.
People don’t like whiners.
Bill Clinton Image Worst Since 2001
Bill Clinton’s image has also slipped over the past year, with his current 45% favorable rating down five points since Gallup last measured Americans’ opinions of him in November 2016. Given his 52% unfavorable rating, more U.S. adults now have a negative than a positive opinion of the former president.
People are finally realizing that he was a serial sexual harasser and an overall dooshbag.
His current rating is his lowest since March 2001, when it hit 39% after his rocky exit from the White House that included a series of controversial pardons as well as the Clintons taking, but later returning, gifts intended for the White House. At that time, 59% of Americans had an unfavorable view of Bill Clinton, his highest in Gallup’s trend. He did have favorable ratings lower than 39%, but those were measured early in his 1992 presidential campaign when a substantial proportion of Americans were not familiar enough with Clinton to offer an opinion of him.
Now, they just want him and his crooked wife to go away.
Her book was supposed to set the stage for her comeback in 2020 to once again run for president. I don’t think it worked.
SOURCE: The Grouchy Old Cripple
Lock her up!
Via Daily Wire:
Late on Tuesday evening, as Republicans moved to pass a historic tax reform package, Rosie O’Donnell — nemesis of Donald Trump and former television star — tweeted out offers of bribery to Republican senators to vote down the bill. She didn’t just do it once. She did it over and over again:
Rosie may have hit the hooch last night, if her other tweets are any indicator:
Rachel Meadow would certainly not be pleased.
Bribery is illegal under federal law. Here’s the relevant portion of 18 USC §201(b):
- Rosie was not happy.
NOT MY STORY BUT A GOOD ONE AND TRUE
My Grandfather watched as his friends die in WWI …
My Father watched as his friends die in WWII and Korea…
I watched (1st hand) as my friends fought and died in Vietnam…
I watched as our friends and children fought and died in Desert
I watched and waited while our friends and children fought and died in Iraq…
None of them fought for or died for the Mexican Flag or any other foreign flag…
Everyone fought for and died for the U.S. Flag!
In Texas, a student raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole; another student took it down. Guess who was expelled… The kid who took it down.
Kids in high school in California were sent home this year on Cinco de Mayo because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.
Enough is enough.
The e-mail message below needs to be viewed by every American;
And every American needs to stand up for America.
We’ve bent over to appease the America-haters long enough…
I’m taking a stand..
I’m standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the U.S. Flag can’t stand up…
And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message…
Let me make this perfectly clear!
THIS IS MY COUNTRY!
And, my making this statement DOES NOT Mean
I’m against immigration!!!
- YOU ARE WELCOME HERE IN OUR COUNTRY! Just like BOTH sets of my grandparents. They were Italian and Croation and they landed in New York at Ellis Island with their “name tags” pinned to their clothes. If the clerks couldn’t pronounce or spell their names, they would just change it!……
To come through legally:
1. Get a sponsor!
2. Get a place to lay your head!
3. Get a job!
4.Live By OUR Rules!
5.Pay YOUR Taxes!
6.Learn the LANGUAGE like immigrants have in the past!!
7. Please don’t demand that we hand over our lifetime Savings
of Social Security Funds to you.
If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone,
then YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!
When will AMERICANS STOP giving away THEIR RIGHTS ???
We’ve gone so far the other way…
We’ve bent over backwards not to offend anyone…
But it seems no one cares about the
AMERICAN CITIZEN being offended!
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
A Goose Quacked And Pecked At A Cop’s Car.
When He Followed Her, He Couldn’t Believe What He Saw!
Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, but has never quite experienced anything like this before.
He was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot when he got an unexpected visitor.
A goose came up to his car and started pecking on the side of it.
He threw food out for her, thinking that’s what she wanted, but she didn’t take it.
She continued to peck and quack, then walked away, stopped, and looked back at Officer Givens.
Then she came back to his car and pecked at it again.
She made it very obvious that she wanted Officer Givens to follow her, so he finally got out of his car and did just that.
The goose led him 100 yard away to a grassy area near a creek.
Sitting there was one of her babies, tangled up in a balloon string.
He was kicking his feet, desperate for help. He was wary of helping the baby on his own,
worried that the goose might attack him, so he called for help from the SPCA,
but no wildlife rescuers were available at the moment.
Luckily, Given’s colleague, Officer Cecilia Charron, came to help.
She began to untangle the baby, and the mother goose just stood there and watched, quacking.
She didn’t become aggressive, and just let Officer Charron do what she had to do to set the baby free.
It’s like the mother goose knew they were helping.
Once she untangled the baby, she put her down and she ran right to her mom and they went back to swimming in the creek.
Charron teared up and said it was the highlight of her 24 years on the force.
It seems like something made up.
It was just incredible, Givens said.
I honestly don’t know why I decided to follow her, but I did.
It makes me wonder do they know to turn to humans when they need help?
We may never know the answer to this question,
but what we do know is that Officer Givens was in the right place at the right time to help these geese!
Life is precious.
A GREAT STORY WITH A GREAT ENDING!……..Papa Mike
I think every women that has the strength to hold a handgun should buy one, go to the range and learn how to properly shoot and take care of it, take a Conceal & Carry course, then have it with you at ALL TIMES!…….Papa Mike
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man who they said robbed a woman inside an elevator in Harlem after helping her with her groceries.
The incident was captured on surveillance video. It happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday in the area of West 122 Street and Manhattan Avenue.
Police said the man first helped 74-year-old Betsy Brady carry groceries into the lobby of her building.
“I said thank you several times, ‘Oh, thank you very much for the help,’” Brady told CBS2’s Reena Roy.
He then followed her into the elevator, where investigators said he demanded all of her money.
“I was just about to ask him what floor and he said, ‘no don’t make any noise just give me your money,’” Brady said. “I said I don’t really have any money.”
She said the suspect then grabbed her purse, rummaging for cash but found nothing. Instead, Brady gave him $2 from her pocket so he’d back off.
“I just knew there was nothing more I could do about this,” she said. “I had two singles in the pockets of my coat and I gave it to him and he left.”
The widowed mother of two lives alone and just moved into the building a month ago.
“I do know when I went to the store yesterday I was looking behind me at everyone,” she said.
Brady says she will also be keeping a closer eye on who is behind her when she comes home at night.
The suspect is described by police as a black man between the ages of 45 and 50, about 5’8″ to 5’10” tall and between 200 and 220 pounds with a mustache. He was wearing glasses, a tan/mustard colored hoodie and a multicolored hat.
CALIFORNIA BRAGS IT WILL END GUN VIOLENCE WITH SUDDEN ENFORCEMENT OF 50-YEAR-OLD LAW…..I LOVE CALIFORNIA I WAS BORN IN SANTA MONICA, BUT THESE DIMocrats ARE LOOSING IT. ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS JUST ENFORCE THE EXISTING GUN LAWS!………..Papa Mike
Every few years the State of California enacts a new slate of gun control laws. When those don’t do anything to reduce crime, they pass another bunch of unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership. Starting next January, Cali’s latest gun control laws go into effect and the state is smack-talking the federal government for not being as proactive. The thing is, it looks like this bragging is just the state’s sudden interest in enforcing a law that has been on the books since 1968.
Smug liberal Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome sent out this video that gives Congress crap for not stomping on the Constitution they way California does:
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed to Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro Saturday evening that the House Judiciary Committee will subpoena FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, lawyer Lisa Page, and demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr along with his wife and former Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr “in their ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against
A Republican on the House judiciary committee said Saturday he’s gotten a commitment from committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to subpoena top officials at the FBI and Justice Department in their ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against President Donald Trump.
Republicans have zeroed in on deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, top counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa Page, former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who reportedly worked for Fusion GPS, the firm that compiled opposition research on Trump in 2016.
“Chairman Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in an appearance on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
News of the imminent subpoenas comes amid Fox News publishing a portion of the approximately 10,000 texts messages sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page. Among the messages is an exchange revealing Strzok and Page discussed an ‘insurance policy,’ against a Trump presidency.
The kicker? Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe may have not only been privy to the conversation, but a part of it.
The discussion took place in his office.
Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr popped up on House investigator’s radar after it was reported he was demoted over contacts with Fusion GPS, the shady opposition research firm behind the discredit’Trump dossier.’ Fox News‘ James Rosen and Jake Gibson reported the wife Bruce G. Ohr worked for the opposition research firm during the 2016 presidential election.