Friday's HOT MIC

Here is your HOT MIC for today.

Liberal news media is working overtime to try and catch the entertainment industry in the sexual harassment department:

More from HuffPost:

Hamilton Fish, president and publisher of The New Republic, resigned from the magazine Friday, following allegations that he had mistreated female employees.

Win McCormack, the owner of The New Republic, made the announcement in a memo to staff, noting that the investigation into Fish’s conduct would continue.

“This won’t mean an end to the inquiry we’ve commissioned, as we want to understand everyone’s experiences in full, both on their own terms and for the purposes of looking ahead,” McCormack wrote. “If you happen not yet to receive the investigator’s contact details, with our invitation to connect with her, you should expect to today.”

J.J. Gould, the editor of The New Republic, declined to comment for this article. Fish and McCormack did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In a letter to McCormack, Fish acknowledged complaints from employees that his presence in the office “had led them to feel uncomfortable at the New Republic.”

Yes, we're all innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The court of public opinion is a far nastier and judgmental place, however. The avalanche of accusations in the past several weeks has been stunning. In almost every case though, the accused either somewhat admit guilt, or leaves their positions in hurry, which looks like an admission of guilt.

In the most recent of my weekly interviews on NRA TV, I said I think that we are only at the tiniest tip of this iceberg. One wonders how long it will be before this scandal starts hitting corporate America or academia. Hopefully, we won't be hearing new accusations at this pace six months from now, but I wouldn't be surprised if we were.

How young is your state?

Time has the answer:

The youngest state in the country is Utah, new data shows.

Utah residents have a median age of 30.7 years old, younger than any other state in the U.S., according to 2016 data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Alaska, the District of Columbia and Texas follow closely behind — all with median ages under 35. Nationwide, the median age is 37.9, up from 31.7 in 1980.

Utah’s high birth rate explains its youth, says Tim Heaton, a sociology professor at Brigham Young University. More than half of adults in Utah are Mormon, according to Pew Research Center, which Heaton believes is driving Utah’s population of young people; the state had the second highest birth rate in the country in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here is a screenshot from the article that breaks down the numbers:

Those of you who live in one of the cities listed below may want to avoid the area where a protest is scheduled to take place.

These protests may turn out to be nothing but minor nuisances or they could turn into major riots. The organizers say they plan to be non violent but won't stop protesting until the "Trump/Pence regime" is overthrown.

See Also:

Reminder: 'Refuse Fascism' Protests to Unseat Trump Begin Nov. 4

Safe Streets Project Vows to Disrupt Antifa, Black Bloc Domestic Terror Riots on Nov. 4

Communist Front Group 'Refuse Fascism' Plans Nov. 4 Revolution to Unseat Trump


The president and first lady departed from the White House to Hawaii this afternoon en route to Asia for a nearly two week trip.

Melania, as usual, looked stunning in her designer coat and signature stilettos.

According to Breitbart's fashion editor John Binder, her coat is cobalt blue.

Meet Army National Guard Master Sgt Mark Allen, who was shot in the head while searching for Bowe Bergdahl.

ABC News reported last month:

Nearby, Master Sgt. Mark Allen suffered a head wound during the ambush. National Guard Staff Sgt. Jason Walters testified that Allen was trying to make a radio call when Walters saw him get hit by a bullet.

"I watched just as a cloud of his blood came out the side of his head," Walters testified.

Walters became emotional when he described tending to his friend's wound.

"I grabbed a pressure bandage, and started. Sorry ma'am," he told a prosecutor before pausing and resuming testimony. "I started treating his wound ... telling him to hang on."

Allen now uses a wheelchair and is unable to speak, requiring assistance for everyday tasks such as getting out of bed. Walters said it was difficult visiting Allen in a hospital after the deployment.

"Seeing him like that is something I don't wish anyone would have to see," he said.

I agree with Trump. The verdict is disgraceful.

Well, this is a new one:

Can you believe that woman is only 53?

Iraq War vet and wounded warrior J.R. Salzman is not pleased with the Bergdahl verdict:

Salzman agreed with Trump's assessment that the ruling is a "disgrace."


Roger: Regarding the military letting people in who seem to hate America, PJM's Megan Fox wrote a piece yesterday about the Safe Streets Project, a group dedicated to bringing violent anarchists from groups like Black Bloc to justice. She interviewed Ivan Throne, founder of the organization, who said:

Antifa grooms kids to get into the military, get trained and then come back with skills. Greece, in particular, will have a huge problem with this. Their Antifa is ahead of ours on the militancy.

That's a terrifying prospect. We've seen in recent years, Bergdahl, Manning, the communist at West Point, and others who are clearly unfit for military service. How are they infiltrating the armed forces? Either these guys are extremely good actors or the vetting process is inadequate. Add to that the fact that many really excellent young men (I know several) are avoiding the military because they don't want to deal with all the political correctness and social engineering (thanks, Obama), and you have a military that's being destroyed from within. Frightening.

Best headline of the day:


A man who robbed a Far South Side hot dog stand accidentally shot himself in the leg and penis as he tried to escape early Tuesday, according to court documents.

Terrion Pouncy, 19, remained hospitalized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Thursday after the robbery about 6 a.m. Tuesday at the Original Maxwell Street Polish, 11656 S. Halsted St. in the West Pullman neighborhood, and so did not appear for his bond hearing Thursday, according to records. Judge Stephanie Miller ordered him held without bail, pending a hearing Tuesday, according to court records.

Police were called to 700 block of West 116th about 6 a.m. Tuesday  regarding a person shot and found Pouncy with two gunshot wounds, one to the right thigh and one to the penis, according to his arrest report.


Hey, that's the people's empanada.