11/17/18

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Avenatti Arrest Mugshot (LOL)

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 14 on suspicion of physical violence against a woman.

Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Photo manipulation by T. Mannis for Chicago News Bench

Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after a woman filed a felony DV report. We're told her face was "swollen and bruised" with "red marks" on both cheeks.

TMZ first reported that Avenatti allegedly struck his estranged wife, but later said it was another woman. Avenatti is out on $50,000 bail and his first court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 5 in Los Angeles Superior Court, CNBC reports.

Since no official Avenatti mugshot has been released by LAPD, we made our own.

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6/16/18

Hypocrite Nancy Pelosi Calls Religious People Hypocrites For Not Opposing Immigration Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about immigration
to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana
on Thursday. (Mike Moore/Journal-Gazette/AP)
Nancy Pelosi hates it when people quote the Bible. 
Many Democrats do.

They tend to treat religion as they treat the Constitution: They hate it unless they can selectively pluck part of it to suit their momentary requirements.

When they find a suitable bit, they twist its meaning to progress their agenda.

BizPac Review reports that "Pelosi lambasted [US Attorney General] Sessions for quoting the Bible and chastised people of faith for not calling for a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. She also criticized him for not demanding an end to the separation of children from families of illegal immigrants during the prosecution of adults. Pelosi’s comments came in light of President Donald Trump’s stated refusal on Friday to sign an immigration bill that House Republicans were finalizing."

6/12/18

The Special Video Trump Showed Kim Jong Un: "A Story Of Opportunity"

Trump and Kim shake hands in Singapore
President Trump shared a video with Kim Jong Un when they met in Singapore on Tuesday. The title of the video, "A Story Of Opportunity For North Korea," was made specifically for Kim and his attending advisors. It's a moving appeal to the leader to grab the reins of history while opportunity presents itself. Watch the video below.

Cleverly presented as if it was a movie trailer, the video speaks directly to Kim about becoming a historic agent of change for good. It is clever for a couple of reasons. First, it's a faux trailer for a non-existent movie. Kim isn't stupid, he undoubtedly got that. Second, a trailer is for a movie that is yet to be seen, and the smart metaphor presented by this video "trailer" is that Kim has an opportunity to help make that exciting film.

6/11/18

Breaking: Trump, Kim Shake Hands in Historic Singapore Meeting

Skeptics said it wouldn't happen, but it just did. For the first time ever, a U.S. President is meeting with the leader of North Korea.


Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un before their meeting in Singapore
Photograph: AP
SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday, with Trump declaring the two would have a “great discussion” and Kim saying they had overcome “obstacles” to get to this point.

Before a row of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags, the leaders shook hands warmly at a Singapore island resort, creating an indelible image of two unorthodox leaders as they opened a conversation that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat. (More at AP)

The Guardian newspaper (UK) is live blogging from the Trump-Kim meeting.

Recent blurbs:

(Approx 9 PM ET) - Trump and Kim shake hands in Singapore

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have met at the Capella hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore, the first meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

They shook hands on the steps of the hotel before cameras. By Trump’s standards it was a relatively low-key handshake, with no jerky movements, though it lasted for about 12 seconds.

Trump and Kim will first have a one-on-one talk before they are joined by advisers for talks later this morning.

So far, so good. Optimism from both sides. The world watches, hopeful.

6/9/18

Crumbs, Continued: Pelosi Belittles Strong US Economy With Lies

The U.S. economy has come roaring back under President Trump. That has Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats losing their minds.

In a press conference last Thursday, June 7, Pelosi was asked about the May unemployment figure of 3.8%, the lowest it has been in 18 years. A reporter asked her if she thought the low lever was a good thing.

Pelosi's odd response:

"This has happened before," she said, "The people say, 'Oh my goodness... the unemployment rate is down. Why isn't my purchasing power increasing?'"

"Because our economy will never fully reach its possibilities unless we increase the consumer confidence," she explained.

"This is one unusual time, and I follow it closely, where the unemployment rate is down but the dependence on subsidies -- whether it's food insecurity, housing subsidies and the rest -- has not gone down because of the wage stagnation."

"Unless we have a very significant increase in wages and bigger paychecks, we are going to increase the frustration of America's families because they'll be saying, 'Hip hip hooray, unemployment is down. What does that mean to me in my life? I need a bigger paycheck.' That's the apprehension American families have had for a while," she said. (Transcript via Real Clear Politics)

Pelosi's answer is, frankly, disconnected from reality. Has everybody's financial situation improved under Trump? Of course not, but Pelosi contradicts herself with that answer.

6/4/18

India's Deadly Open Wells

Villagers lower a ladder to a leopard trapped in a well.
Photo: Caters News Agency
A leopard was recently rescued by villagers in Dhundi, a village in central India near Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The story, with video, immediately went viral on Monday, June 4. It's a heartwarming story of human kindness.

But it is also a story about human carelessness. Far too often, leopards and other animals fall into vast, open wells. The lucky ones are rescued. "Another leopard was also rescued from a well using the same technique last month, after it had fallen into a well" near the same tiger reserve, reports The Daily Mail.

In May, Times Of India reported that, "An adult male leopard, estimated to be 4-5 years old, was rescued from a partially full well at Tudal, Gaondongorim, by range forest staff on Saturday."

In another report, in April, the Times reported that, "A five-year-old leopard, which fell into a 15m deep well was rescued on Saturday morning by forest officials. The leopard fell into the well while chasing a dog."