Good Monday morning.
Here is what's on the president's agenda today:
- The president has lunch with the vice president
- President Trump receives his intelligence briefing
There was an award show last night
Who won? I don't know. But what I do know is that some of the attendees could not control their impulse to get political. Christian Bale, who starred in the movie "Vice" about former VP Dick Cheney, thanked Satan for inspiring him to play VP Cheney. He also referred to Mitch McConnell and Cheney as "charisma-free assholes." I actually saw this movie and while the acting was great, the story line was ridiculous. You know what I mean — it was a bundle of lefty fever delusions about Dick Cheney.
Many "stars" wore Time's Up swag like bracelets, ribbons, and pins. What is that, you ask? It's a sign that you "protest sexism in the entertainment industry." You should never take moral direction from the Hollywood clowns, who tolerated all sorts of despicable behavior when offered the chance for fame and fortune.
Trump's wall will be steel instead of concrete
The only people who care what the wall is made out of are the Democrats and the media. Yesterday, the president said he was pushing for a steel barrier, rather than a concrete wall.
"We've been in touch with a lot of people and I informed my folks to say that we'll build a steel barrier, steel, that it will be made out of steel, that it will be less obtrusive and stronger," Trump told reporters at the White House upon returning from Camp David.
Trump said steel would "give us great strength," and suggested that Democrats opposed a concrete barrier.
"They don't like concrete, so we'll give them steel," Trump said, saying the material will look "beautiful" and be "stronger" than concrete.
It looks like we are no closer to a deal and the government remains shut down.
Suspects arrested in murder of 7-year-old girl and it's....
...not who you'd think. This story got a lot of attention, much more than the children who are regularly shot in Chicago. But that was because race-hustlers like Shaun King, aka Talcum X, thought it was a white person who shot and killed little Jazmine Barnes.
But [Eric] Black, who appeared in court Sunday, is black. Larry Woodruffe, 24, is the second man implicated in the shooting. Deputies haven’t publicly identified him as of Sunday morning, but he was named in reports by KTRK and reporter Shaun King. He is also black.
It is somewhat unclear how the initial report of a white shooter led to the arrest of two black men. Gonzalez got an email from a confidential source identifying the shooter and another man in the vehicle, according to the prosecution in Black’s court appearance. Authorities allegedly took Black into custody, he admitted that the weapon was at his home, and shell casings were consistent with the scene of the shooting. They drove a black-colored KIA, not the red pickup truck purportedly driven by the white suspect.
That is quite a mistake, isn't it? Very sad all around.
Historical picture of the day:
Broken record Ocasio-Cortez says 'no question' Trump is a racist
And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!
People Are Awful, Part Kajillion:
I literally laughed out loud.
Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is super Hispanic. Right?
My friend Carol Roth NAILS IT:
The CNN crew are still mystified as to why half of the country loathes them.
It's sad how many people are celebrating this:
Here is your semi-annual reminder that if you're getting a tax refund you've just given the government an interest-free loan for a year.