As part of the new agreement between President Trump and Mexico, Mexican federal troops stopped the season’s first migrant “caravan” of about 2,000 people that was planning to cross Mexico to enter the US illegally.
Best comment on this was from Prof. Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, who pointed out that Trump stopped the migrant caravan from entering the US and Mexico paid for it.
Hey, what gives? I was assured by all the smartest people in politics and media that that was a ridiculous notion, and it was never going to happen!
I usually don’t cover political statements from Hollywood celebrities unless there’s something particularly newsworthy about them (you’ll notice that I generously ignored the announcement that Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Arnold and a few others had formed a “celebrity task force” in someone’s treehouse to take down the President - sounds like the plot to a low-budget sequel to "Mystery Men.") But I think this definitely deserves a little attention.
Ronan Farrow, whose reporting on powerful sexual abusers like Hollywood mogul and major Democratic fundraiser Harvey Weinstein helped launch the “MeToo” movement, revealed that when he was working on that story for NBC in 2017, he was also trying to convince Hillary Clinton to give him an interview on foreign policy. He got a call back from Hillary’s publicist, telling him that the Weinstein story they’d heard he was working on was “a concern for us.” Shortly afterward, Weinstein emailed the then-president of NBC News, proposing to produce a docuseries about Hillary for NBC.
(The publicist denied that it happened that way, as you can see at the link, for what it’s worth.)
This alleged attempt by the Hillary camp to protect their patron Weinstein was the last straw for actress Rose McGowan, a radically pro-abortion liberal, but also someone who had long claimed to have suffered severe personal and career damage from being raped by Weinstein. She was one of the early, leading voices of MeToo.
Ms McGowan tweeted, “I knew that Hillary Clinton’s people, were protecting the Monster. I can’t believe I used to support her. I guess predators are her style”…“Hillary Clinton, did you have any concern for your husband’s victims? And what about HW victims? No? Didn’t think so.”
I’m glad to hear that the blinders are finally coming off, at least for some of Hillary’s celebrity feminist supporters who believed her “champion of women” baloney. Maybe they’re waking up to the fact that you don’t have to be a member of a “vast rightwing conspiracy” to have smelled a rat that’s been stinking up the joint for over a quarter of a century. Or to see the disconnect between “Believe all women” and the way Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones and other Bill Clinton accusers were either ignored or cruelly mocked (add Monica Lewinsky into that latter category) for years, both by Hillary and her supportive media clique.
When many of us read, “I guess predators are her style,” we couldn’t help thinking, “You’re just now noticing?” But I’m grateful that someone in Hollywood finally is.
This is an interesting analysis from Monica Showalter at American Thinker, comparing Rep. Adam Schiff’s public bravado to his increasingly wobbly behavior, looking for signs that he realizes he’s walked out over a shark tank on a very long, very fragile plank that is crumbling beneath his feet with every new step.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve watched Schiff blatantly lie about having evidence of Americans colluding with Russia (I’m so old, I remember when Hollywood liberals used to make movies about how terrible that was, not elect Congressmen who actually did it.) We’ve seen him read defamatory fake quotes from the President into the Congressional Record. And now, we’re watching him trying to overturn the results of a Presidential election by holding secret meetings with opponents locked out, in which he’s talking to unnamed second- and third-hand “witnesses” whose anonymous hearsay he wants to use to impeach the President without ever allowing him to cross-examine or even face his accusers.
I do have to hand it to Schiff: he’s absolutely convinced me that there is a national official in power who richly deserves to be thrown out of office, and possibly ridden out of DC on a rail. Except it’s not Donald Trump.
LeBron James is the latest big name in the NBA to join the “kowtow to communist China” movement, and it’s not going over well with fans on the Internet. As noted at the link, wealthy pro athletes have no problem denouncing oppression in America, whether real or imagined, but they clam up fast when the subject of the very real oppression by Beijing comes up.