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The Morning Briefing: Vegas Update, Corker v. Trump, Pence Bounces and Much, Much More

Vice President Mike Pence, front center, stands during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Good Monday morning and Columbus Day.

The president has no public events on his schedule today.

Las Vegas update:

Law enforcement has revealed that the note spotted in the room of the Las Vegas gunman consisted of his trajectory calculations. “I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was going to be for the crowd,” LVMPD officer Dave Newton said. “So he had had that written down, and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there.”

A prostitute has come forward and provided some character insight about the gunman:

The prostitute said the 64-year-old retired accountant paid her as much as $7,500 a night to join him for “really aggressive and violent sex,’’ which included “rapes.”

She said Paddock, who methodically planned and executed the nation’s deadliest mass-shooting in modern history last week, would tie her up and order her to “scream’’ for help.

“But even so, I could never have imagined he would do something like this,” the call girl said, referring to Paddock’s shooting rampage in Vegas that killed 58 and left nearly 500 more injured.

Steve Wynn, Las Vegas casino owner,e said the shooter “seemed like a rational man,” and made clear that customers are not allowed to have a firearm in their hotel.

“We also have rules about do not disturb,” Wynn said. “If a room goes on do not disturb for more than 12 hours, we investigate. We constantly — we don’t allow guns in this building unless they’re being carried by our employees and there’s a lot of them. But if anybody’s got a gun and we find them continually, we eject them from the hotel.”

Trump v. Corker

We now turn our attention to the cesspool that is Twitter for a fight that broke out over the weekend between Iran-symp Senator Bob Corker and President Trump. It appears the fight began when Corker said Wednesday, “I think Sec. Tillerson, Sec. Mattis, and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos.” On Sunday, Trump unleashed himself on the social media platform:

and then

Corker responded:

The AP is reporting that Trump privately urged Corker to run for another term.

Pence leaves Colts game after players take the knee

The Veep bounced out of the Colts-49ers game on Sunday when some of the players refused to stand for the national anthem.

“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence said in a statement.

“At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us.”

President Trump added:

The left, which believes the football players have the right to “protest” whatever the hell they are protesting, attacked VP Pence, who apparently does not have that same right.

Weinstein fired

Hollywood degenerate and Democrat money man Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his independent film company after allegations were made that he has sexually harassed women in the movie business for decades.

The Weinstein Company’s board of directors has voted to remove Weinstein from the studio, leaving control of the company in the hands of Weinstein’s brother, Bob Weinstein, and chief operating officer David Glasser, it was announced in a statement from the company Sunday.

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the statement reads.

As the crisis worsened, Weinstein lost key allies. His attorney Lisa Bloom resigned on Saturday, as did his advisor Lanny Davis, a former White House hand to Bill Clinton. One third of the all-male board quit on Friday, including billionaire investors Marc Lasry and Dirk Ziff, and Technicolor executive Tim Sarnoff. Weinstein was said to be furiously resisting efforts to force him out permanently.

Women have continued to come forward with more allegations.

In a surprise to no one, America’s moral mouthpiece Saturday Night Live had no comment on the Weinstein scandal.

Historical picture of the day:

Iranian demonstration against the Shah in downtown Tehran, October 9, 1978. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Hurricane Nate drenches parts of South, but lacks punch of prior storms

Dove apologizes for ad: We ‘missed the mark’ representing black women

Kaepernick Willing to Stand for Anthem if Signed by an NFL Team

Church criticized for promoting AR-15 raffle days after Las Vegas massacre

Nevada trial of Cliven Bundy postponed after Las Vegas massacre

Raging Wine Country Wildfires Force Evacuations

Pence to campaign for Gillespie in Virginia

Miami Dolphins Owner Makes Players Stand for National Anthem

Rowdy sex parties, poop antics cause New York winery to lose liquor license

Illegal immigrant breaks into NJ home, rapes 6-year-old girl, police say

In one of his first major interviews since he was shot, Steve Scalise forcefully defends current gun laws

These idiots again: White nationalists hold ‘flash mob’ in Charlottesville park

And that’s all I’ve not, now go beat back the angry mob!