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Looks like Germany may have dodged a huge bullet:

The suspect is a German native named  Günter Schmidt. Just kidding:

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a 29-year-old Tunisian citizen with producing a biological weapon after police found highly toxic ricin in his apartment in the western city of Cologne.

Sief Allah H. has been in police custody for two days on suspicion of violating the War Weapons Control Act and "preparing a serious act of violence against the state." Special police and fire units found the ricin during a raid of his home late on Tuesday.

And from the "you don't say" file:

The man first came to Germany in November 2016, local daily Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger reported. He reportedly had sympathies for the "Islamic State" (IS), the Islamist terror group that has carried out attacks in Europe and fought in the war in Syria.

Scary stuff. Ricin is 6000 times more powerful than cyanide and causes organ failure which results in death within 36 to 48 hours.

 

Giving Flag Day some love on today's Facebook Live video:

As I like to do, something lovely and completely non-political to wrap up my blogging day.

Apropos of nothing, really, but while taping this week's Right Angle segments with Bill Whittle and Scott Ott, behind the scenes the three of us embraced a topic too hot for TV: What's your favorite Elvis song?

Mine has always been and will always be "You're The Boss," and not just because it's a duet with the always-delectable Ann-Margret.

But mostly because.

And because of that, several years ago I stumbled across this fan-made music video, stitched together from bits of "Viva Las Vegas."

It's a short little number, but slinky and sultry as only those two could be. Brian Setzer recorded a swingier version with Gwen Stefani for his 1998 masterpiece, "The Dirty Boogie." But as much as you might enjoy that version, it still doesn't quite compare to the original.

Hope you enjoy, and I'll see you bright and early in the AM.

Can Donald Trump break the Democrats' near-monopoly hold on the black vote, and relegate Donks to near-permanent doom?

That's the subject of my Right Angle this week, heartily discussed with Bill Whittle and Scott Ott.

Go Steve Scalise!

Here's an interview the House Majority Whip gave before the Congressional Baseball Game this evening.