Inside Robin Roberts’ ‘GMA’ interview with Jussie Smollett – Page Six

I’ll be honest I did not watch the whole interview but the part that I did watch made me think that he was lying through his teeth. I know hindsight is 20/20 but it’s how I felt when I watched it. I thought the tears were phony and his whole storyline made no sense. Just as Robin Roberts said why would you not give up your phone when you are being threatened by two big guys. Your an actor on a successful television program and you can’t afford to get a new phone and it’s worth being injured for it? It didn’t make sense then and now we know it was not true.

Look as a gay man I wanted to believe him. But there were too many holes in the story. one more thing, if someone put a noose around my neck, I certainly would not walk around Chicago with it there and would have figured out a way of hiding it until I got to the hospital. But he did not he wore it all the way to the hospital.

I’ve said this before on this blog. What he did hurts every single person who has been, or will be a target of a hate crime. That’s all I can say at this point without getting angry.

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Black Cube: Inside the shadowy Israeli firm accused of trying to undermine the Iran deal – NBC News

Israel was a country that I had and have deep roots with.

My dad worked for the State of Israel for 18 years.

My paternal grandmother lived and is buried there.

The first fundraiser that I ever had chaired as an adult was for Israel.

Most of the family I have on Earth live there.

So, you can understand how difficult this post is for me to write.

Israel is run by an oligarch. Benjamin Netanyahu belongs in jail. He is a blight on the Jewish people. He has created a country in His image filled with people who are willing to skirt the law for their own benefit. A country willing to risk dealing with Patrick series just in case there is some money to be made. He is the Donald Trump of Israel. So this story about a company that does dirty tricks, a la Cambridge Analytica, is not surprising. If it had not happened I would have been surprised.

There is a group of American evangelicals and believes that Israel must be destroyed and I war with the Arab states in order for the Rapture to begin. This is superstitious mumbo jumbo but they truly believe this. Benjamin Netanyahu and his cohorts play into their hands and it disgusts me.

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NBC news article found here

Inside Obama’s midterm campaign plans {and his plan not to energise Trump base} – POLITICO

Will President Obama energize the Democratic base or energize the Republicans that hate him so much. In my experience President Obama is the kind of guy who plays three-dimensional chess. He will choose which states he will go to and who you will endorse so that it does not bleed into those who have this weird hatred for him. President Obama kept us out of depression I wonder what it’s going to be like in 4 years after this inept Administration. So at the end of the day I believe the Democrats are going to have a wave election and President Obama will be unimportant reason for people to come out and vote.

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Barack Obama is determined not to become the foil that he can see President Donald Trump clearly wants, and resist being the face of the Resistance for his own party. | Martin Bureau/Getty Images ( From POLITICO)

Inside the bitter last days of Bernie’s revolution – POLITICO

I got to say reading this article does not make me like Senator Sanders very much. Blow by blow each time he attacked Hillary on personality or in the campaign he was doing it all himself. Even when the statement was put out by his campaign that everyone was mad about because he did not this about the violence, he’s the one who took that part out.
At the end of the day Senator Sanders needs to find a way of sleeping with his actions. If because of his actions Donald Trump becomes president Senator Sanders will always be looked upon with derision by the by the country.
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http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/bernie-sanders-campaign-last-days-224041

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