Is he finally telling his life story?
Via Page Six:
Woody Allen’s upcoming movie contains some awkward scenes involving an older man having sex with young starlets, considering the current firestorm about sexual misconduct sparked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
We’re told that a plotline in the untitled Allen flick, which is currently filming in New York, centers around a middle-aged man who is sleeping with a much younger woman, among other actresses, and, according to the script, “makes a fool of himself over every ambitious starlet and model.”
In scenes just filmed, a character played by Rebecca Hall accuses 44-year-old actor Jude Law’s character of having sex with a 15-year-old “concubine.” In the scene, the so-called concubine — played by Elle Fanning (19 in real life) — acknowledges her relationship with Law’s much-older character, but then protests that she is 21 years old. After a discussion about his infidelity, Fanning’s character then asks Law, “Were all these women for pleasure, or were you researching a project?”
They’ve had enough of lil’ Kim
Via The Express:
In a shocking bombshell interview, an academic with close ties to the Chinese government has warned war with North Korea was on the table.
Chong Sho-Hu, who is a professor of international relations at the Renmin University, in Beijing, said North Korea was “seeking death”.
He also confirmed the long-lasting era of Chinese friendship with North Korea has ended.
Despite historic ties between the two countries, president Xi Jinping has reportedly become “fed up” with the erratic behaviour of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
Speaking to the BBC, the professor warned that one more missile test would be the move “to push the country off the cliff”.
Start fining the NFL players and the kneeling will stop. Update to this story.
Via Daily Mail:
A top Michigan police woman will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post in September that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem ‘anti-American degenerates.’
Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue has been under fire since September 24 when she shared a meme on her personal Facebook page that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem ‘millionaire ingrates who hate America.’
She has apologized, especially to black lawmakers, but hasn’t publicly explained why she shared it.
Governor Rick Snyder confirmed the penalty Thursday at the end of press release that announced many steps to ‘review the culture of state government.’
Hundreds of athletes have expressed they are taking a knee during the pre-game national anthem as a symbolic protest against racial oppression and incidents of police brutality against blacks.
The controversial message on her personal Facebook page caused outrage, as some have called for her to be fired – which Snyder had already said he would not do.
The full message reads: ‘Dear NFL: we do not support millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect our Armed Forces and Veterans.
‘Who wins a football game has ZERO impact on our lives. Who fights for and defends our nation has EVERY impact on our lives.
‘We stand with the Heroes, not a bunch of rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American degenerates. Signed, We the People.’
What He says may surprise you
President Donald Trump may have found an unlikely ally in the presidents’ club.
In an interview with The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, former President Jimmy Carter said he’s eager to partner with Trump for a North Korea diplomatic mission.
While his comments about his North Korea plan were brief, the former Democratic commander in chief addressed several topics, including the Trump-Putin relationship and his disappointment of Obama’s work in the Middle East.
Here are the 5 most remarkable lines from Carter’s interview.
1. ‘I would go, yes’
Carter told the Times he’s willing to go to North Korea amid the ongoing tensions over nuclear weapons.
“I would go, yes,” he said.
He said he has talked with Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, about his intentions but was given “a negative response.”
“I told him that I was available if they ever need me,” he said.
Must read. Read to end. Very clear. Show it to your liberal friends and family members until they get it.
Via National Review:
Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads — the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.
The Facebook-ad buy, which started in June 2015 — before Donald Trump entered the race — was more left-wing agitprop (ads pushing hysteria on racism, immigration, guns, etc.) than electioneering. The Clintons’ own long-time political strategist Mark Penn estimates that just $6,500 went to actual electioneering.
(You read that right: 65 hundred dollars.) By contrast, the staggering $500,000 payday from a Kremlin-tied Russian bank for a single speech was part of a multi-million-dollar influence-peddling scheme to enrich the former president and his wife, then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton. At the time, Russia was plotting — successfully — to secure U.S. government approval for its acquisition of Uranium One, and with it, tens of billions of dollars in U.S. uranium reserves.
Appeasement is the order of the day.
Via Lincolnshire Live:
A social media backlash has been launched at Lincolnshire Police after they posted a video on better understanding British Muslims.
The 12-minute long film touches on the history of Islam, its values, its followers’ journey to British shores and reminded people of hate crime laws.
But a barrage of negative online comments have been posted in response, with some accusing the police of producing a “propaganda” video and telling people what to think.
The force and other social media users defended the move, saying it is an attempt to promote better understanding between communities.
Among those objecting to it were people posting on the police’s facebook page.
“Are we now not allowed to think our own thoughts!?” asked one. “We don’t require any indoctrination. Police should deal with law not religion.”
“How do Lincolnshire Police view the ordinary, decent, Christian people of this country?” wrote another.
“The answer, most unfortunately, is all too plain. Continue to alienate the rest of us, and you’ll be facing some pretty huge problems further down the line, won’t you?
“NOBODY should be getting special treatment and if you’re going to promote videos like this, then you need to do it for every faith and nationality in Britain. Looking forward very much to your video wishing us all a wonderful Christmas.”
Not enough social justice warriors as paying customers.
Via Fox News:
The owner of a Massachusetts coffee shop said she was closing the business due to the backlash following her daughter’s controversial comments about cops on Facebook.
Kato Mele, the owner of the year-old White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn, Mass., told The Daily Item she was closing the store “so I can stop being harassed.”
“I’ve lost my business and I’ve lost my daughter. I don’t know how this story just keeps building, but I need people to leave me alone,” Mele told The Daily Item. “I’m closing my business so I can stop being harassed.”
Mele tried to make amends with police after her daughter, Sophie, the store’s manager, wrote on her personal Facebook page last weekend that the business would never host a “Coffee with a Cop” event.
The post started a debate that took a different turn when Sophie called police officers bullies and racists. In turn, social media users called for people to ban the coffeehouse.
Mele fired her daughter and wrote police an apology, calling the remarks “distasteful, biased and hateful.” She invited officers to the shop Monday for coffee.
“I don’t agree with what she said. It is not my opinion. I should never have been linked to my business and that’s where I parted ways with my daughter, in regards to the business,” Mele told The Daily Item.
However, police did not show up, and the regular morning customers did not either.
Trump Derangement Syndrome gone wild.
Via Fox News:
SNBC star Rachel Maddow’s latest anti-Trump conspiracy theory was so outlandish that even the dependably liberal HuffPost criticized it as “so flimsy that it could be debunked by a quick glance at a map.”
On Thursday evening, “The Rachel Maddow Show” opened with a somber 25-minute diatribe that attempted to connect the tragic ambush attack that killed four American soldiers in Niger to the latest version of President Trump’s proposed travel ban, which included the nation of Chad. Maddow essentially claimed that the inclusion of Chad, which recently pulled its troops out of Niger, in the revised travel ban resulted in extremist attacks such as the one that left four Americans dead.
The HuffPost, which is so anti-Trump that it refused to even cover him in the political section during the early stages of his campaign, published a story headlined, “What the hell was this Rachel Maddow segment?” The MSNBC host proclaimed that Chad’s pullout from Niger “had an immediate effect in emboldening ISIS attacks,” but the HuffPost easily shot down her theory.
Colby College Department of Government assistant professor Laura Seay told the HuffPost that “any expert” would have said Maddow’s conspiracy theory was “crazy” and the pullout of Chadian troops isn’t necessarily related to the Trump’s travel ban.
Add another roadside memorial.
Via St. Louis Post Dispatch:
A woman was shot Thursday night while taking part in a vigil for a man who had been fatally shot at the same spot a night earlier, police said.
The 21-year-old woman was not conscious or breathing when police arrived at the scene shortly before 9 p.m. in the 3900 block of South Grand Boulevard, police said. Homicide detectives were called there to investigate. She was critical and unstable at a hospital, police said on Friday.
Police have said very little about what may have led to the attack on the woman. They have no information on a suspect.
The unidentified woman was attending a vigil for Gerald Alfred, who had been killed there on Wednesday night. Alfred lived in the 7800 block of Rio Tinto Place in south St. Louis.
Alfred was killed in a double shooting at the same site about 11 p.m. Wednesday. The Shell gas station is at 3932 South Grand Boulevard.
Police arrived Wednesday to find Alfred dead on the gas station parking lot. Only later did police learn that there had been another person shot — he was gone by the time officers arrived. Someone in the crowd had rushed him to the hospital by private car. The man who survived is 26 years old. He had been shot multiple times and was critical but stable at a hospital, police say.
The site is in the city’s Dutchtown neighborhood. The gas station was open Friday morning, and a stready stream of customers was pumping gas and buying snacks. To the north of the station, where Alberta Street intersects with Grand, sits a makeshift morgue. An angel figurine, votive candles and an empty bottle of Remy Martin cognac decorated the space where the vigil for Alfred had been on Thursday night.
Finally! Safe bet? Rafael Cruz didn’t do it.
Via Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that he will allow the release of never before seen documents related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.
The classified documents are scheduled to be released Thursday, Oct. 26, the date set 25 years ago by Congress under a bill signed by then-President George H.W. Bush. The cache of documents includes 3,100 documents never seen by the public and over 30,000 files previously released in redacted form.
Recent reports, citing senior administration officials, suggested that Trump may extend the classified status of certain documents drafted in the 1990s, due to concerns they might reveal recent American intelligence tactics and operations.
Fusion is refusing, FBI wouldn’t say and Democrats are doing everything they can to prevent people from finding out.
Via Daily Caller:
President Trump called on the Department of Justice and FBI to reveal who paid opposition research firm Fusion GPS to produce the infamous anti-Trump dossier of research compiled last year by former British spy Christopher Steele.
“Officials behind the now discredited ‘Dossier’ plead the Fifth,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.”
Trump was referring to Fusion co-founders’ Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan pleading the Fifth during interviews with the House Intelligence Committee earlier this week.
The committee has recently ramped up its efforts to investigate the dossier. In addition to the subpoena for Fusion’s co-founders, the panel earlier this month subpoenaed Fusion’s bank, TD Bank, for records that would disclose the identities of its clients. (RELATED: Fusion GPS Fights House Subpoena For Bank Records, Which Would Reveal Its Dossier Client)
Fusion was working for a Hillary Clinton ally when it began work on the dossier. There have been few clues about who the client might be, and Fusion has resisted all attempts to find out who it is.
Even after Weinstein, even when it was revealed Democratic operatives knew, but took his money anyway. Everyone knows about this guy. But it’s ok, as long as he has the right liberal credentials.
Via Free Beacon:
Peter Yarrow, convicted in the 1970’s of “making sexual advances” on a 14-year-old girl, will perform on Friday at a rally organized by the nonprofit Code Pink: Women for Peace.
Yarrow went to prison after making sexual advances on a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister in 1970 when they went to his Washington, D.C. hotel room to ask for his autograph, according to the New York Post. Yarrow pleaded guilty to taking “indecent liberties” with the 14-year-old and spent only three months behind bars.
The performer was pardoned by President Jimmy Carter on his last day in office in 1981.
Yarrow has extensive ties within liberal circles: he sang at John Kerry’s 1995 wedding, performed at Occupy Wall Street for protesters, and performed for Barack Obama’s campaign. Yarrow is also godfather to one of Kerry’s children.