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The Morning Briefing: Post-Debate Creepy Porn Lawyer Edition

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The Morning Briefing Readers Have Spoken (Sort Of)

Yeah, another “debate” happened and the world is a bit dumber because of it.

Those of us who spend a lot of time reading and/or writing about politics are obligated to acknowledge the various Democratic primary goings-on but — thanks to you dear readers — I realized that we don’t need to dwell on them.

Debates are the worst parts of these interminably long modern presidential primary seasons. They’re farcical affairs moderated by faux journalists who think they should get as much attention as the candidates. Last night’s nonsense was so bad that the far-left Hollywood publication Variety wrote a debate wrap-up with a headline saying that the questions from the far-left CNN hacks failed both “the candidates and the electorate.”

Full disclosure: whenever I write about the primary these days it feels like an unavoidable trip to a crappy dentist who won’t even prescribe painkillers after an emergency root canal. You lovely readers seem to be less-than-enthused on days we lead with primary stuff here, as well.

So…we’ll still talk about it, but maybe not as much. I’m not going to ignore the debate news, I’ll drop some links from my colleagues’ coverage of it below before the other links begin.

I feel better already, how about you?

Area Democrat Scumbag Forced to Move Into Bargain Lodgings

While the nation had its bleary eyes semi-focused on the Democrats’ “Charge of the White Brigade” in Iowa, most missed the news that bald bottom-feeding sleazebag Michael Avenatti was hauled off by the Feds while he was being taken to task by the California State Bar.

ABC News

Attorney Michael Avenatti was abruptly taken into federal custody in Los Angeles Tuesday evening, following a day-long disciplinary hearing in which the California State Bar is asking a judge to prevent Avenatti from practicing law based upon their belief he poses a “threat of substantial harm to the public” if he continues to perform legal work.

Avenatti was on the stand when the court took a break and IRS agents placed him under arrest. Multiple sources told ABC News that Avenatti is accused of violating the terms of his pre-trial release.

There is nothing about Avenatti that isn’t execrable.

He’s also the poster boy for why half the country hates the media and why the Democrats should never be trusted with anything.

Just two years ago, Avenatti was being celebrated by the Trump-haters in libmedia, constantly appearing on MSNBC and CNN. It sometimes felt that he was on both at the same time.

We can never forget the fact that there was also serious talk of Avenatti running for president as a Democrat. They were so blinded by their hatred for Trump that they were celebrating a skeevy lawyer who’s meal ticket was a porn star, all the while he was running a side hustle as an extortionist and withholding settlement money from a paraplegic client.

But Trump’s morals or something.

Debate Smörgåsbord of Links

Trump Supporters OWN Protesters, Blocking USSR Flag With Trump Flag at Rally

Check Out the Bizarre Ways the Bloomberg Campaign Tried to Get Attention During the Dem Debate

Bernie Sanders Won’t Back a Trade Deal Because It Doesn’t Say ‘Climate Change’

Mayor Pete’s Belated Epiphany: ‘God Does Not Belong to a Political Party’

Yeah, I’m Going to Obliterate This by the End of Next Month

PJM Linktank

Grandpa Stalin has a spending problem: Even CNN Now Realizes Bernie Sanders’ Agenda Is Ridiculously Expensive

Vince Vaughn Targeted by Twitter Mob for Shaking Trump’s Hand at National Championship Football Game

Your future on Democrats: Raid on New Zealand Activist’s Home to ‘Ensure Compliance’ with Gun Buyback Is Absolutely Chilling

Dude. [UPDATED] Bombshell Vid Shows Bernie Sanders Staffer Advocating for Riots, Gulags, Shootings

SHOT: Surprise! Bernie Telling Warren ‘A Woman Can’t Win’ Was a Despicable Democrat Smear Job

CHASER: ActBlue Flooded with Requests for Refunds of Donations To Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign After Bernie Smear

7 Years Later, Christian Bakers Still Fighting to Reverse $135K Fine Over Same-Sex Wedding Cake

Are ‘Meghan and Harry’ Losing Their Royal Titles? The Queen Signals Maybe

Not Surprising: Shepard Smith in Talks to Join MSNBC

This is stupidism. Anti-Discrimination Police Training Under Mayor Pete Warned Against ‘Languageism,’ ‘Sizeism’

Wisconsin Judge Finds Democratic Election Commissioners in Contempt for Not Removing Ineligible Voters From the Rolls

VIP

Build-A-Bear will debut a Baby Yoda stuffed animal as customers scramble to get their hands on toys based on the adorable character from ‘The Mandalorian’

Ivanka Trump plans White House summit on human trafficking

Woah: Michael Flynn Moves to Withdraw His Guilty Plea 

Senior House Republicans Will Appeal to FISC Judge to Remove David Kris from FBI Oversight Position

The American chapter of the Ayatollah Khamenei fan club has spoken: Despicable: Democrats Block House Resolution In Support of the Iranian Protestors

Video: McConnell Continues Unloading on Pelosi, Schiff on Senate Floor, Turns Tables on ‘Cover-Up’ Accusations

Clemson lost the football game, but won the financial gains

Too Dumb To Check: Did Police Really Threaten To Arrest National-Champion Team For Smoking Celebratory Cigars?

Bomb Canada. Trudeau: If Not For Escalation Between The U.S. And Iran, Those Jet Passengers Would Still Be Alive 

Uh-Oh! Time To Cancel Stephen King After He Suggests Art Should Be Judged On Quality, Not Diversity

ABC News’s Chief Political Analyst: If Bernie’s Not A Sexist, Why Does He Keep Trying To Deny Women The Democratic Nomination?

Greta Van Susteren’s Husband Calls MSNBC On-Air Talent ‘Whores’ With ‘Pathetic’ Jobs

 You won’t see Michael Bloomberg at the #DemDebate, but can you spot him in this meatball?

Trump launches fresh attack on Apple over privacy

More than 50 injured after Delta jet dumps fuel on L.A. schools during midair emergency 

Trump: ‘I don’t believe’ Sanders said a woman can’t win the presidency

Sam Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen’s son, sworn in as Jersey City firefighter

AG Barr Floats New Protocol for Investigations of Presidential Campaigns After Trump-Russia Fiasco

Dems Buck Election Security Concerns Ahead of Iowa Caucuses

CNN’s Van Jones: Democratic debate was ‘dispiriting,’ no evidence party can defeat Trump

Bee Me 

The Kruiser Kabana

Me Before Coffee

https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/1217266362529116161

OK, we know this didn’t end well, but this mini-documentary clip has loads of great Joan Rivers’ moments as a guest with Carson on The Tonight Show.

There is no need to say “many many.” One “many” covers it.

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PJ Media Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”