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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

There was a Hollywood award show last night

It's only January and another award show for the Hollywood crowd is in the can. Who won? No idea, but if you care, you can find out here.

Patricia Arquette, who won an award for something or other, thanked Robert Mueller during her speech. Arquette thanked Mueller and “everyone working to make sure that we have sovereignty for the United States of America.” These idiots are delusional. What do they think Mueller is going to reveal when all is said and done? So far, the big fish Mueller has "gotten," like Manafort, Flynn, Stone, and Cohen, have nothing to do with RUSSIA. They've been busted on process crimes. Only a few major players are still available who are viable candidates for the kinds of serious crimes the left is fantasizing Trump committed and that would be Kushner and the Trump sons. Even Carter Page, the patient zero of RUSSIA collusion, is walking free this very minute. Remember, Page was alleged to be a RUSSIAN asset in the garbage FISA warrant used to spy on the Trump campaign. He's still a free man after two years and a shit-ton of government surveillance. When are we going to see some espionage charges?

Open for business

Trump caved and opened the government on Friday after the Democrat-controlled unions started sicking out at the airports and the GOPe wimped out. I don't think Trump understands how much the Democrats control the government bureaucracy and for whatever they don't control, allies like the establishment Republicans can step in to help out. Most elected Republicans are not Trump supporters.

Trump said Congress has three weeks to work out a funding situation for the border security he wants or he will shut the government down or declare an emergency to get the wall funding. He's not going to shut the government down again, so emergency funding it will be. Let's hope that Trump has gamed this out because the lawsuits will be filed before the ink is dry on the emergency orders. I don't think the Democrats will make a deal on this. They can't give Trump any kind of win. The president agrees with me. "I personally think it's less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board," the president said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Meetings on the "deal" will begin this week.

Related:

Migrant detained at US-Mexico border had flesh-eating bacteria, Border Patrol says

Mueller gets Roger Stone

So some government storm-troopers busted into the house of a 66-year-old dandy to bring him to justice.

Stone was indicted Friday on charges that he lied to Congress about his interactions with Trump campaign officials, Corsi and Credico regarding WikiLeaks, the group that published emails hacked from the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. He is also charged with witness tampering involving Credico and obstructing the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

CNN, who has colluded with the U.S. intelligence apparatus in the past, just happened to be at the raid to film it? What are the odds? Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller has the story and timeline on the Stone indictment. Victoria Toensing asks a good question: Why Did Christopher Wray Allow Mueller’s Thugs To Use 29 FBI Agents On Roger Stone?

Related:

Jerome Corsi says he’s ‘happy’ to testify against Stone

Historical picture of the day:

The Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Jan. 28, 1986, in a cloud of smoke with a crew of seven aboard. The shuttle exploded after this photo, taken from atop the Vehicular Assembly Building, was made. (AP Photo/Thom Baur)

Other morsels:

YES. Hillary Clinton still considering 2020 presidential run

Trump hits Ann Coulter over recent criticism: 'Maybe I didn’t return her phone call or something'

NY congressman doesn’t regret calling Trump ‘grand wizard’

Tom Brokaw blasted for saying Hispanics should ‘work harder at assimilation’

Why is this? Do schools teach about the Holocaust anymore? Ignorance about the Holocaust is growing

Van Jones: John Lewis, Sheila Jackson Lee Opposed Criminal Justice Reform Because ‘They Just Didn’t Want Trump To Have A Victory’

Tom Brady Says There Is 'Zero' Chance He Will Retire After Super Bowl vs. Rams

Venezuela Allows US Diplomats To Stay After Pompeo Draws A Hard Line

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Second Amendment Challenge To A Gun Control Law

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover may have 'died' in dust storm, scientists fear

Anonymous donor gives $62,500 to ensure that Las Vegas shooter's guns are destroyed

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: 'I am seriously thinking of running for President'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Big Tech giants' dominance 'unsustainable'

58 dead, at least 300 missing after dam collapse in Brazil

And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!

Several Houston police officers were reportedly shot trying to serve a narcotics warrant:

Pray for the officers and their families.

This sounds promising:

A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer. “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in the Weizmann Science Park. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets.

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor said. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”

Aridor, chairman of the board of AEBi and CEO Dr. Ilan Morad, say their treatment, which they call MuTaTo (multi-target toxin) is essentially on the scale of a cancer antibiotic – a disruption technology of the highest order. The potentially game-changing anti-cancer drug is based on SoAP technology, which belongs to the phage display group of technologies. It involves the introduction of DNA coding for a protein, such as an antibody, into a bacteriophage – a virus that infects bacteria. That protein is then displayed on the surface of the phage. Researchers can use these protein-displaying phages to screen for interactions with other proteins, DNA sequences and small molecules.

Yay. Details for the scientifically inclined at the link above.

What's this? A superintendent of a large suburban school district in Missouri blew off steam with some friends? No biggie, right?

Meet Dr. Dennis Carpenter, superintendent of Lee's Summit R-7 School District (the guy in the middle):

This has caused a bit of a stir in conservative Lee's Summit.

There are many questions about the photo so we went straight to Dr. Carpenter to help answer your questions. The picture was taken from the social media profile of Carpenter's friend, presumably the photographer though it's not important which friend. The point is, this picture wasn't on the Superintendent's profile. Nor was it framed and displayed in his office.

We do know that the photo is the Superintendent, it's not doctored and that it was taken Thanksgiving weekend Nov 24th at the Georgia Southern vs. Georgia State football game in Atlanta. Georgia Southern is Carpenter's alma mater.

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The following statement was sent by a district employee on Dr. Carpenter's behalf:

"As the leader of the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, I care deeply about representing our district and our community responsibly. I am aware of and concerned about an image of me enjoying time with family and friends that has been brought into the public light. It's unfortunate that this photograph has surfaced. As such, I'm committed to discussing the image with the Board of Education and moving forward," Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter, Superintendent.

The Lee's Summit School District is in the best of hands, clearly.

 

According to the rumor mill known as the MSM, Mueller's investigation is "almost over." To which I say: