Charles Aznavour, the ‘Frank Sinatra of France’, dies aged 94 – The Guardian

Charles Aznavour has been in my life all my life. His song “la bohème” one of my parents favorites. They would play it and I watch my mom become melancholy for her family. It is an Anthem of how things change and yet always remain the same. I have such great memories listening to this man’s music and I will always be grateful to him.

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Whoops, CNN just lost another pro-Trump commentator down the scandal chute

Trump supporters were promised all the best people. I say Trump supporters because I never believed he would have all the best people. Look at his campaign and how badly it was run.

I am a man of my convictions and when CNN hired Corey Lewandowski, a known abuser of women, I pulled the plug on CNN. I have not watched CNN since he was hired. Now comes the case of Jason Miller. Another one of these people that they pull out of the dregs to be a supporter of trump. It’s amazing the people they have to find that are willing to talk about the Tangerine nightmare in a favorable light. I think CNN should look at MSNBC and how they have not tried to find people that are going to speak well of the Tangerine nightmare because anyone who does seems to lack credibility or just moral fortitude.

All the best people, another one of the lies, the 5,000 lies, that we have been told by this president in his time in office.

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Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Reuters

We are meant to have a government by the people, for the people and yet this President seems to think that it’s a government for his Base by his base. Let all others be damned. Brett Kavanaugh and his views go contrary to the vast majority of the American people. By the Numbers 72% believe that women should have the right to decide how to deal with their bodies. 75% of Americans believe that we need stricter gun control laws. And these numbers are the same if you talk about campaign reform, civil rights, and so many other issues that will come before The Supreme Court. So why did the Tangerine nightmare in the White House pick Brett Kavanaugh? Brett Kavanaugh believes in an imperial presidency. That word hasn’t cropped up since the Nixon era and here we are coming back. Okay. Let us not forget this is a lifetime appointment of a man who’s in his 50s which means we will be saddled with him for a generation. So when you think about whether or not you’re going to vote in November think about how important your vote is. Just to give you a little bit of perspective Hillary Clinton lost Michigan by only two votes per Precinct, just too.

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FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

Trump admin rejected report showing refugees did not pose major security threat – NBC News

Racists, white supremacists, Alt-right, and the rest of the Trump Administration, that’s all I have to say.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a round table discussion with the Joint Interagency Task Force – South’s (JIATF-S) Foreign Liaison Officers at the Department of Justice in Washington on Aug. 29, 2018.Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP file

Poll: More Dems approve of McCain than Republicans after his death – TheHill

When I was a kid I used to read Superman comic books. Once in awhile Superman would end up in Bizarro world. Everything would be backwards. Does that sound familiar to what is happening today?

Senator McCain may be remembered as the last of the bipartisans. I did not agree with him on everything but I knew that he listens and wanted to try to come to some arrangement. The republicans in Congress now have one goal, to feed that insatiable thirst for more money so they can get reelected. Freshman Congressman arriving or told by their party that they need to forget about writing bills and instead they need to worry about running for congress again. The average Congressman spends 6 hours a day calling for donations to the very rich. I may be going out on the tension here but Senator McCain makes me want to get up on top of a hill and scream that we need reform in our politics. First and foremost we need to get big money out of politics, it’s what has created the swamp and it’s turning our whole country into one.

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Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort Give 5 MSNBC Shows Their Largest Audiences Ever

Count me as one of the close to 4 million people that watched Rachel Maddow last night. As well as the record numbers of people that watched MSNBC all day. NBC used to have Thursday night as must see TV, well on Tuesday MSNBC was must-see TV. The Barrage of news coming out between the 1 and 2 p. M. Hour was overwhelming. Nicole Wallace and her deadline White House show had their usual cast of characters. The interesting part was that for the first time I was hearing cell phone notification sounds. That’s because the news was moving so fast that her panelists did not want to be left out in the cold. She did a great job and I am so happy for MSNBC. Perhaps they’ll bring back their moniker of Leaning forward.

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Trump’s Unhinged Rant About Gestating A Turkey Might Be His Weirdest Tangent Yet – Huffington Post

I think the American people, including many Trump supporters, understand that this man needs see a psychiatrist about his mental state. I don’t believe he ever wanted to be president and now he’s trapped in this job and he doesn’t want. People are pushing him to stay in the office because they want him to bring their agenda into fruition. it’s rather selfish of them but then the Stephen Miller’s of the world are selfish.

So let’s talk about this turkey, I guess we could call it the turkey in the room. Butterball says that even a 30 lb turkey should only be cooked for 6 hours if it stuffed. All this food talk is making me hungry. Anyway, this is a president that loves to eat steaks well done, the worst way to cook a steak. No wonder the chefs of the White House find him to be the worst president they’ve ever worked for. They should just put a McDonald’s in the White House and that would be all he needs.

People who are more polite than I said that he was distracted on Tuesday night. I don’t call this distraction I call it the beginnings of dementia.

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Box Office: Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Earns $126 on Friday – Hollywood Reporter

I’ve never been a fan of Kevin Spacey. I never watched House of Cards even though it’s right down my alley because of him. People who know me ask how come I’ve never watched House of Cards and I never tell them the truth. I never watched it because of Kevin Spacey. So there.

So it seems very fitting that his latest movie grossed less than $13 a theater and it’s opening night. Yes, $13 per movie theater showing this movie.$13! I guess it’s not 13 being a lucky number for him.

I am sad for the other actors who had to endure his presence and now have this on their resume. I’m sorry for all of the producers but they made the decision to have him in the movie.

But the part that annoys me the most about this whole Kevin Spacey episode is the fact that he thought coming out would make all this a better outcome for him. It doesn’t, it makes him more of a liar.

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Judge calls Trump administration family reunification efforts ‘unacceptable’ – NBC News

I never thought I would be ashamed of my country. It’s done some terrible things in what it thought was the right thing to do. But separating mothers from their children goes beyond the pale. This is the post November 9th 2016 America, this is Trump’s America. In the name of this demagogue we have become intolerant, divided, and not the country that our founding fathers hoped we would be at the mature age of 242.

We have a tag line calling ourselves the resistance. Well now is the time to resist and go and volunteer and make phone calls and donate and knock on doors and do everything you know how to do to get people out to vote. I I am volunteering at the Westside Democratic Club helping people learn how to make cold calls. The Westside Democratic Club is in Westwood and I live in downtown Los Angeles. I drive there in rush hour and come back home in what is left over from Rush Hour. It actually takes me more time to get home then it does to get there. And I’m not doing enough, he’ll I’m not doing half of what I should be doing to try to save our country.

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EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone Reviews Paul Manafort’s Fashion – The Daily Caller

Normally you would find a link at the bottom of this taking you to the article that this is based on. I won’t give The Daily Caller that much importance.

If Roger Stone, someone that’s still very close to Donald Trump is attacking Paul manafort on his fashion sense while he’s on trial I believe that this is an implicit attack on the individual Paul manafort. Rodger stone is a very shrewd operator and he would not put an article like this in a right-wing, Breitbart like website, if it were not for the consumption of the Trump base. They are bracing for Paul manafort to flip and making him an “enemy of the people” before he does.

Just in case you were interested here is what Rodger stone, that dresses like a clown thinks about Paul manafort’s suits from The Daily Caller:

Manafort’s style choices were generally wrong for his body type. His custom-made Italian suits never fit him properly largely because their svelte design was wrong for his built. Manafort had the view that if something was expensive that meant it was good. He wore $6, 500 suits that fit him badly.

Now, if Roger Stone would only look into the mirror and take his own advice and stop dressing like a clown.

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