Friday's HOT MIC

Her is today's HOT MIC.

Stephen, I'm from the Chicago area and what the study is saying is true in one way. If you are in the areas where tourism is a main staple, then yes, everything is fine and the city makes sure of that by having a large police presence. But if you are one of the unlucky who lives on the south or west side of Chicago (the places where tourists will never go) then this statistic doesn't apply to you. It's a free-for-all and there are reports that not even EMTs will respond there. Chicago politicians make sure that all the police are in the "nice" areas of Chicago where the tourists won't be assaulted. But the people who live in the ghettos (where the government has placed them because they are inconvenient)  live in Hell. And that's the truth. Sidenote: Chicago has been run by Democrats for at least my entire lifetime (41 years) or more. It's an absolute fact that when you drive on the Dan Ryan you have the thought in your head that you might not make it to your destination because of errant gunfire and you'd better have enough gas because if you have to stop...just forget it. Safest city? BAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

This is a nice story to head into the weekend with:

More from CBS News:

We are moments away from elation. Five-year-old Brian Kelly has been waiting nearly six months for his dad, Air Force Cpt. Dan Kelly, to get back from an overseas deployment.

But before I show you that happy ending, we need to go back to the sad beginning.

"He said, 'I have to go now. I'll see you soon.' And Brian just started weeping," said Barbara, his mom.

She says what upset her son most was that he wouldn't be able to do yard work anymore -- his favorite father/son activity.

As we first reported a few months ago, Dan's deployment left his junior airman aimlessly leaf-blowin' in the wind, counting the days until his dad's return.

Neighbor Dean Cravens used to watch them. He knew the boy missed his dad, but he didn't know how much until he got a knock at the door.

"Nobody ever comes to our front door, so I was like, OK, who could that be?" Dean said. "And you could see him through the window, it's Brian. And I just looked at him and I could tell he wanted to do yard work and I said, 'Sure, meet me around the garage. We'll get some tools out and go.'"

And there was a door knock virtually every day thereafter.

CBS says that Cravens has a family of his own but made sure he carved out time to do yard work with Brian.

There is plenty of bad news about bad people every day; it's nice to be reminded of the good ones out there.

Welcome to Opposite Day:

Chicago named among safest cities in the world

More from The New York Post:

Despite Chicago’s alarming, if select, murder statistics and routine singling out by President Donald Trump for gun violence, this lakeside metropolis was just ranked one of the safest cities in the world.

The Economist Intelligence Unit, a London-based research firm affiliated with the Economist magazine, named Chicago to its 2017 Safe Cities Index, issued Thursday — one of only three US cities to crack the top 20 — largely based on advances in digital security.

The annual ranking assesses 60 global cities using four factors: personal safety, health security, digital security and the safety of infrastructure.

So...the trains are safe if you don't get shot.

Well, well, well...

More from Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch was informed yesterday by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that the FBI has located 30 pages of documents related to the June 27, 2016, tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, and proposes non-exempt material be produced no later than November 30, 2017 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02046)).

The new documents are being sent to Judicial Watch in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department failed to comply with a July 7, 2016, FOIA request seeking the following:

  • All FD-302 forms prepared pursuant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure.
  • All records of communications between any agent, employee, or representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding, concerning, or related to the aforementioned investigation. This request includes, but is not limited to, any related communications with any official, employee, or representative of the Department of Justice, the Executive Office of the President, the Democratic National Committee, and/or the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
  • All records related to the meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016.

The FBI originally informed Judicial Watch they did not locate any records related to the tarmac meeting.  However, in a related case, the Justice Department located emails in which Justice Department officials communicated with the FBI and wrote that they had communicated with the FBI.  As a result, by letter dated August 10, 2017, from the FBI stated, “Upon further review, we subsequently determined potentially responsive documents may exist. As a result, your [FOIA] request has been reopened…”

I wonder how many of the "honorable" Jim Comey loyalists are still in the FBI and helped facilitate this "oops" moment.

If the records truly were missing, that doesn't exactly inspire confidence that the FBI can do its job well.

Either option is troubling. One thing is certain-everything about Comey's last year as FBI head stink.

Project Vertitas' James O'Keefe created a short video response to Dean Baquet, the executive editor at the New York Times, after Baquet called him "despicable."

Enjoy:

The New York Times is in disarray over two sting videos recently released by O'Keefe, who promises more to come.

Previously:

Project Veritas Catches New York Times' Video Editor Trashing Trump

Project Veritas Releases Second New York Times Video

 

 

This is #NeverTrump:

It's not really about principles, it's about being opposed to anything Trump does because they hate Trump. A principled person doesn't do a 180 just to further a tantrum.

Jimmy Kimmel is only the moral spokesperson for America when it comes to partisan political issues.

The Daily Beast:

After he spoke out so forcefully on both health care and gun control over the past month, many late-night viewers might have expected Jimmy Kimmel do the same about the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. When he didn’t, Kimmel’s right-wing critics — including Donald Trump Jr. — were quick to accuse him of liberal bias. Was he protecting the Democratic donor and his fellow “Hollywood elite” in a way he would never do for Donald Trump?

Kimmel pushed back hard on those assertions on Friday during an interview with Good Morning America’s Amy Robach to promote his upcoming week of Brooklyn tapings, during which he also welcomed the idea of having President Trump on his show. “Maybe this is crazy, but I feel like I could turn him around on a couple of things,” he said.

Starting with the president’s son, the late-night host said, “Well, he’s an idiot. This is an imbecile whose job seems to be tweeting, as far as I can tell.”

“First of all, the Harvey Weinstein thing, people like this false equivalence of that’s somehow equivalent to what happened in Las Vegas,” Kimmel added, arguing that the alleged assault of dozens of women does not deserve the same reaction as the killing of nearly 60 people. He said that Weinstein is “not a friend of mine,” adding, “I'm not in the movie business.” As a once and future Oscar host who is friends with many of the movie stars in Weinstein’s orbit, that claim is a hard one to buy.

Kimmel is a weak coward. There is no false equivalence here. He makes his living commenting on topics that dominate the news. He also didn't push back at all when the media was lauding him as America's conscience while he was blathering on about health care and gun control. He won't say anything about Weinstein because Weinstein is a liberal. It's that simple. Kimmel is only interested in being angry with people who don't agree with him on politics. What he is doing isn't comedy, it's partisan propaganda.

And it's not funny.

Film director Oliver Stone broke with his Hollywood friends -- temporarily -- and seemed to give Harvey Weinstein a pass on his sexual assault scandal.

The Hollywood Reporter:

"I'm a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial," Stone said. "I believe a man shouldn't be condemned by a vigilante system. It's not easy what he's going through, either. During that period he was a rival. I never did business with him and didn't really know him. I've heard horror stories on everyone in the business, so I'm not going to comment on gossip. I'll wait and see, which is the right thing to do."

He waited all of a couple of hours until he realized how lonely it was defending Weinstein:

Later in the day, Stone walked back his remarks, posting a message on Facebook saying he had been unaware of the extent of the allegations against Weinstein because of his travel schedule.

"After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape," Stone wrote.

It couldn't be because Olly has his own issues with sexual harassment, could it?

New York Daily News:

While Oliver Stone defended Harvey Weinstein amid more than a dozen allegations of sexual harassment and assault, a former Playboy Playmate accused the “Platoon” director of sexual assault.

Carrie Stevens, who was best known as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in June 1997 but also had several small movie and TV roles, claimed Thursday that Stone had grabbed her breast at a party.

The 48-year-old model told the Daily News that she was at a party at producer Ted Field's home in honor of Stone more than 20 years ago when Stone walked up to her standing by the front door.

"He was really cocky, had this big grin on his face like he was going to get away with something," Stevens, who was 22 at the time, told The News.

At that point, Stone "reached out and...honked it like a horn," she said, describing him as "an immature guy in elementary school who snaps your bra."

Stevens said she was surrounded by other people, but nobody said anything.

"That's what's going on in Hollywood. That's why things have to change. He's Oliver Stone. Nobody's going to say anything," she told The News.

There is something about fame that makes some men think of it as a license to treat women as sex toys.

 

President Trump just announced that the U.S. will not certify the Iran deal.

 

President Trump is delivering remarks regarding his Iranian strategy from the White House.: