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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.

Related:

Robert De Niro just called Trump a 'racist' and 'white supremacist,' and drew comparisons to Hitler and Mussolini

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.

Related:

GOP's Crenshaw offers 'border denialism' definition amid shutdown negotiations

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.

Not so much.

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.

Wow.

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:

Soviet heavy armor is shown on the snowy foothills in Afghanistan at a small encampment near Kabul, Jan. 7, 1980, after elements of the Soviet armed forces made their controversial entry into Afghanistan territory. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

Other morsels:

Vermont newspaper editorial board: 'We beg' Bernie Sanders not to run in 2020

English footballer Rooney arrested in Dec in U.S. for public intoxication

Here's the interview with the media-generated 'superstar' Ocasio-Cortes

Broken record Ocasio-Cortez says 'no question' Trump is a racist

Macron’s Tough Stance On Yellow Vests Backfires Badly As Riots Engulf France

Poland shuts down 13 escape room sites after 5 teens die in a fire

CIA director appoints woman to top analyst position

‘Sonic attacks’ at US embassy in Cuba may have just been crickets

Roger Stone Apparently Invented ‘the Wall’ So Trump Would Stay On Message and Attack Immigrants

Top Pentagon official resigns

Saudi woman barricades herself in Thai airport hotel, begs for asylum

YES. YES. YES. MoveOn: 2020 Democratic nominee must be unapologetically progressive

Joe diGenova: 'Cardinal' James Comey -- The man who destroyed the FBI

Snoop Dogg calls federal workers who vote for Trump after shutdown an expletive

Bolton attempts to clarify US’ next step in Syria, troops could stay for a while: report

CBS announces News President David Rhodes is headed for the exit after year of troubles

High school wrestler forced to cut dreads returns to action

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.

Do better.