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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-14: Blurred Crimes Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #5-14: Blurred Crimes Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! 15 minutes with us can save you 15% or more on your car insurance! Hey it’s the first Idiots edition of the month known as Rocktober!!!! Congrats to the Dodgers on winning the NL West! Yeah!!! So we’re going back out on the road next week heading to Lexington, then to Boston, Philly, Nashville for our Halloween bash, and of course, we’re heading to Florida! Oh I can’t wait for that one. Do we have time for the thing? Yeah so I want to talk about Christmas music. Now don’t boo. Or should I call it “happy holidays” music since Trump thinks we made it illegal to say Christmas? See? I said it twice now! But I want to talk Christmas music. And next week of course is the big Foo Fighters headlined Cal Jam festival in LA which features the great Iggy Pop and his Post Pop Depression band. But did you know Iggy is being featured on a Christmas album with William Shatner? Yeah it sounds like we’re making this up. But then you add comedian / musician / world traveler Henry Rollins in the mix and then things get really weird. As if it wasn’t weird enough already, well, we got to play a clip from the song. Can we do that, Jay?



Yeah just stuff that one in your stocking. Who’s the merrier one now Trump? Ha ha. Got to love it when the audience is more of a smart ass than you are. OK enough of the intro, we have a lot of idiocy to get to but first we have to play Bill Maher’s brilliant New Rule from last week where he compares the Old Testament God to Trump:



Holy shit! We almost did an all Kavanaugh edition but we may save that for another week. In the top slot this week is of course the guy who we currently call “president”, Donald J. Trump (1) who showed that good old fashioned compassionate conservatism at work by mocking a sexual assault victim. In the second spot is Brett Kavanaugh (2) and we’re going to go over his calendar defense, and it’s shockingly insane. At number 3, Donald Trump’s son Patrick Bateman, er, Donald Trump Jr (3) and either he really needs the #MeToo movement explained to him, or he just doesn’t give a shit. Taking the fourth slot this week we’ve got a new installment of “People Who Somehow Got Elected” and this week we’re adding South Carolina’s own fire and brimstone senator Lindsay Graham (4) to that ever growing list. For the fifth slot this week – we’re going to talk about the one, the only Kanye West. His appearance on SNL last week where he wore a MAGA hat, gave an unhinged speech, and suggested we abolish the 13th amendment – is pure insanity! At number 6 this week is our weekly investigative piece Top 10 Investigates (6) and this week – sigh it’s another week and another retail chain is about to bite the dust, that chain is Sears. But is it going to be another Toys R Us? Probably. Taking the 7th slot this week is of course our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit”, and did you know that Liberty University’s movie about “Firefighter Prophet” Mark Taylor is getting a sneak preview this week? Well we have our own sneak preview! Taking the 8th slot this week, we have a new installment of “This Fucking Guy” and this week we’re going to profile Trump’s spiritual advisor Robert Jeffress, and yes, he is the worst man for the job! In the number 9 slot this week we’ve got a new edition of I Need A Drink, and I really need a few drinks to explain the madness coming from Lindsay Lohan: Child Snatcher! Ooh man that sounded good didn’t it? And we’re ending with yet another installment of our ongoing series Deep State Diaries and this week we’re flying high as we’re continuing our stay at the Pentagon by hanging out with the US Air Force! Finally this week we’ve got some live music for you from Ohio’s own The National! Really buy their new album “Sleep Well Beast” or you’re no friend of the show. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Just when you think these assholes couldn’t possibly get any more evil, they stoop even lower than you could imagine. Such is the case with our current president, Donald J. Trump. So while the rest of the world has been shocked and disgusted by the behavior of his SCOTUS justice pick Brett Kavanaugh, Trump has been golfing and hitting the campaign trail like it’s no big deal. In fact just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any lower than this it does.

President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally.

Before the crowd Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi, Trump imitated Ford during her testimony, mocking her for not knowing the answers to questions such as how she had gotten to the high school party where she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

"I had one beer. Well, do you think it was -- nope, it was one beer," Trump said, mimicking Ford's testimony last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"How did you get home? I don't remember. How'd you get there? I don't remember. Where is the place? I don't remember. How many years ago was it? I don't know."

Trump's comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd.
"I don't know. I don't know," the President continued. "What neighborhood was it in? I don't know. Where's the house? I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs -- where was it? I don't know -- but I had one beer. That's the only thing I remember."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/02/politics/trump-mocks-christine-blasey-ford-kavanaugh-supreme-court/index.html




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Do you hear that? That was the day America officially descended into madness. I mean just… how… who… what? Seriously, Donny, and I say this with the upmost respect: FUCK YOU! And here’s the thing – if you’re more concerned for your sons’ safety than your daughters’ safety, you probably shouldn’t be parents of either! In fact that seems to be the consensus here.

President Donald Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford sparked an immediate backlash Wednesday among two critical Republican swing votes on the nomination of Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh, with Sens. Jeff Flake and Susan Collins pointedly rebuking the President.

Speaking at a campaign rally Tuesday night, Trump cast doubt on Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by mocking her for not knowing the answers to questions such as how she had gotten to the high school party where she says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, an allegation he has repeatedly denied.

"There's no time and no place for remarks like that. To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. It's just not right. I wish he hadn't had done it," Flake told NBC's Savannah Guthrie on "Today," adding, "It's kind of appalling."

Collins, a Republican from Maine, similarly condemned Trump's comments, telling CNN's Manu Raju they "were just plain wrong." She would not say if the remarks would affect her vote.

Flake, an Arizona Republican, has played a key role in Kavanaugh's confirmation process. On Friday, he voted to move the nominee out of committee but called for an FBI investigation into allegations made against Kavanaugh in order to gain more clarity on the matter before the full Senate votes on his nomination.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/03/politics/jeff-flake-donald-trump-christine-blasey-ford/index.html




Damn right!!! You know you fucked up when Jeff Flake says you fucked up! Flakey!!!!! As the asshole in chief would call him! And really this is an all time new low. Maybe the lowest point our nation has hit yet, and it can only go up from here right?

Sen. Angus King accused President Donald Trump of using Christine Blasey Ford as a "political rally punchline" after Trump mocked Ford's testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a campaign rally.

"It made me feel sort of sick. I don't understand why he felt he had to do that," King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with Democrats, said in an interview Wednesday on CNN's "New Day."

At a rally in Mississippi Tuesday night, Trump imitated Ford and mocked her for not knowing the answer to questions involving the details of a high school party decades ago where she alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

King told CNN that the President's actions Tuesday night were not a way to win over Republican Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the three key undecided votes on Kavanaugh's nomination.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/03/politics/angus-king-trump-kavanaugh-accuser-cnntv/index.html




OK dude, even Mike Erhmantraut thinks you’ve gone too far, and you don’t want to double cross that guy, and I’ve seen all of Breaking Bad! And his crowd cheered him! I don’t think even Hitler went this far… oh wait yeah he did. But this is just a stunning level of evil.

If President Trump's statement Tuesday morning that it's a "very scary time for young men in America" had you screaming into the void, just wait until you watch him mock Christine Blasey Ford.

At an evening rally in Mississippi, Trump ridiculed Ford's emotional Senate testimony against his Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who Ford says sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in the 1980s.

While Ford has said she is certain it was Kavanaugh who trapped her on a bed, groped her, and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream for help at a summer party, as his friend watched, she has also noted that other memories from the night are hazy. She doesn't remember how she got home, for example. It's common for sexual assault victims to remember the attack in great detail, but experience other memory gaps.

President Trump maliciously used that handicap against Ford at the rally.
https://mashable.com/article/trump-mocks-christine-blasey-ford/#QNebgEV8LPqm






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Yeah you know it’s coming! We got to talk about it, of course Brett Kavanaugh isn’t going away and might be our next SCOTUS justice. Well this whole thing has turned into a category 5 shit storm of the highest possible destruction. It’s getting certifiably nuts and we need to break it down for you. Of course you know by now that he really likes beer. I really like beer too. I’m drinking a tall boy of some awesome Stone IPA right now. But you know the difference? I’m not the one who’s going to fucking shape the god damn landscape of the country for a whole generation!

A Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused him on Sunday of being untruthful in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee and making a "blatant mischaracterization" of his drinking while in college.

"I can unequivocally say that in denying the possibility that he ever blacked out from drinking, and in downplaying the degree and frequency of his drinking, Brett has not told the truth," Chad Ludington said in a statement to CNN.

Ludington said in the statement he often drank with Kavanaugh when they were classmates, and said Kavanaugh had played down "the degree and frequency" of his drinking in his testimony. Ludington said he often saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption," and said he often became "belligerent and aggressive" while drinking.

In his testimony to the judiciary committee Thursday, Kavanaugh denied ever blacking out from drinking.

Ludington said in his statement he witnessed Kavanaugh throw a beer in a man's face once for making a semi-hostile remark, "starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/01/politics/yale-kavanaugh-drinking/index.html




Come on even the dog knows when you’re lying about how much you’ve had to drink! But I love that Trump was “surprised” by the revelation that Kavanaugh was a raging alcoholic. Really? This is why reading is important here, people!

President Trump said Monday that he was "surprised" at how forthcoming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was about his affinity for beer during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, where he denied a decades-old allegation of sexual assault.

"I was surprised at how vocal he was about the fact that he likes beer and he’s had a little bit of difficulty," Trump told reporters at a Rose Garden press conference to announce a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

"This is not a man that said that he was perfect with respect to alcohol," Trump added.

The president downplayed any suggestion that Kavanaugh might be unqualified for the Supreme Court because of his drinking habits. Trump noted that nobody questioned Kavanaugh about his drinking habits during his professional career, suggesting it has not been a problem for the judge.

"I graduated from high school and while I did not drink, I saw lot of people drinking. They’d drink beer then go crazy," Trump said.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/409292-trump-surprised-at-kavanaughs-talk-about-beer-at-senate-hearing




Oh come on… not perfect with respect to alcohol? That’s about the lamest response ever that anyone could come up with. Why don’t you just call it “Blurred Crimes”? Yeah yeah!!! I got these blurred crimes because I drank too much, yeah you drank too much. I can’t remember… All right that’s enough of that, but I could do the whole song if I wanted to. This is my show after all! But of course Trump thinks it’s a good thing that he doesn’t drink, and I’m actually in agreement.

At one point during Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony, desperate for some comic relief, I messaged a friend to ask if this were a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing or an Anheuser-Busch commercial.

There was that much talk about beer.

Most of it came from him: He used to drink a lot of beer. He used to like beer a lot. He still liked beer. Didn’t the committee? Didn’t everyone? Beer, beer, beer, beer, beer.

Christine Blasey Ford had swigged cola during her turn earlier that day. I half expected Kavanaugh to pop open a Bud Light. Or to wheel in a keg! Then there’d be plenty to go around, and he could tactlessly offer an ice-cold brewski to Senator Amy Klobuchar.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-beer-politics.html




Now that’s someone who loves beer! Brett Kavanaugh may love his beer, but he’s got nothing on Homer Simpson! And by the way if you’re going to play Kavanaugh’s favorite drinking game called “The Devil’s Triangle”, maybe don’t.

Of all the depressing and enraging things to come from Brett Kavanaugh’s depressing and enraging confirmation hearing, the Supreme Court nominee’s shady, dissembling explanations of the slang in his high school yearbook stand alone. Let’s take a trip back to slimetown:

In Kavanaugh’s defense, once he made the decision to pretend that “Beach Week Ralph Club” referred to his problems with spicy food, the rest of the disgraceful performance became as mathematically inevitable as the parabolic arc a gout of vomit traces through the air on its way toward a dorm room floor. Here’s the splash:

It’s not hard to find examples of people using the phrase “Devil’s Triangle” to refer to relatively innocuous things, if you have a reason to lie about what it means. Perhaps Kavanaugh and his social circle were obsessed with musical history, and Squi built a replica of the Devil’s Triangle , as described in the Interior Journal of Stanford, Kentucky on Feb. 3, 1882:
https://slate.com/culture/2018/10/devils-triangle-rules-brett-kavanaugh-drinking-game.html





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Since we’re on the subject of sex crimes, the president’s eldest son, Patrick Bateman, clearly doesn’t get it when the entire country is erring on the side of women victims of sexual assault and abuse these days because the harassers and abusers have been getting away with it for too long. Well, Trump Jr apparently doesn’t get the message that has been coming for a long time now.

Amid increasing tension over the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, Donald Trump Jr. said he is more concerned for his sons than for his daughters.

President Trump’s eldest son, who has five children, was speaking about the recent allegations of sexual assault in an interview with DailyMailTV, which is scheduled to air as a two-part series Monday and Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail. Looking at his children’s futures, he seemed to be worried that perhaps one day, his sons might face false accusations of sexual misconduct.

“I’ve got boys and I’ve got girls,” he told the British tabloid, “and when I see what’s going on right now, it’s scary.”

When asked whether he was more worried about his sons or daughters, he said, “Right now, I’d say my sons.”

“The other problem,” he added, “is that for people who are real victims of these things, when it is so obviously political in cases like this, it really diminishes the real claims."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/01/trump-jr-says-wave-sexual-assault-accusations-make-him-worry-sons-more-than-daughters/?utm_term=.aac4333f1b27




See here’s the thing, Chump, if you are more concerned for the safety of your sons than of your daughters, you probably shouldn’t be parents of either! Thank you! And the other thing – if you don’t want to be pegged as a rapist, don’t do rapist things! And it’s funny that the son of a guy who has multiple counts of rape against him is playing the blame game against the victims.

In their first joint interview as a conservative powerhouse couple, Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoye questioned the political motivations behind Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump Jr. also told DailyMailTV that the #MeToo movement, Blasey Ford’s testimony against Kavanaugh during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and Democrats’ attacks on the judge’s honesty have made him afraid for his young sons. Apparently, Trump Jr. believes they could become prey to sexual assault allegations as they become teenagers and adults.

“I’ve got boys, and I’ve got girls,” the president’s oldest son said during the couple’s trip last week to Bozeman, Montana, to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. But he said he was more fearful for his sons.

“When I see what’s going on right now, it’s scary,” said Trump Jr., a father of five. He also questioned whether the Palo Alto University psychology professor was a “real victim,” saying the political overtones in the handling of her allegations diminishes “real claims” made by “real victims.”
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/01/donald-trump-jr-and-kimberly-guilfoyle-united-against-christine-blasey-fords-allegations/




Yeah so there’s reason to be concerned – no one wants to be at the center of a sex scandal, but this is quite possibly the dumbest thing to come out of this movement in the last two years. But guess what? He’s getting some backlash from parents regarding this and it’s well deserved!

In the aftermath of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifying during a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 27, there have been plenty of, well, interesting reactions to the debacle. President Donald Trump, for example, has lauded Kavanaugh's testimony as "powerful, honest, and riveting." Regardless of how "convincing" individuals found the judge's yelling and crying, an FBI investigation is currently underway.And apparently, Donald Trump Jr. is more scared for his sons than his daughters in the midst of the #MeToo era.

As you've probably heard by now, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school, according to The Washington Post. Thirty-six years later, she has come forward to share her testimony with the Senate as they consider him for a spot on the highest court in the nation. Although Blasey Ford spoke deliberately and concisely about her alleged encounter with the Supreme Court nominee — and is considered a credible source by many — judiciary committee Republicans ultimately voted Kavanaugh through to a Senate floor vote, which will be delayed pending a week-long FBI investigation.
https://www.romper.com/p/furious-parents-fire-back-at-donald-trump-jr-after-he-says-the-metoo-era-has-him-scared-for-his-sons-12114621




Excuse me a minute… And by the way Donny do you really want to say this when your dad has multiple sexual assault counts against him? And when his SCOTUS justice pick is under investigation for sexual assault encounters against him? Like really this is the worst timing possible. Or mayb

The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh have sparked a wave of unbridled anger and anxiety from many Republican men, who say they are in danger of being swept up by false accusers who are biased against them.

From President Trump to his namesake son to Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), the howls of outrage crystallize a strong current of grievance within a party whose leadership is almost entirely white and overwhelmingly male — and which does not make a secret of its fear that demographic shifts and cultural convulsions could jeopardize its grip on power.

This outbreak of male resentment now seems likely to play a defining role in the midterm elections just five weeks away, contrasting with a burst of enthusiasm among women propelling Democratic campaigns and inspired by the national #MeToo reckoning over sexual assault and gender roles.

“I’ve got boys and I’ve got girls, and when I see what’s going on right now, it’s scary,” Donald Trump Jr., a father of five small children, said in an interview with DailyMailTV aired Monday.

Asked whether he was more worried about his sons or daughters, Trump Jr. said, “Right now, I’d say my sons.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-trauma-for-a-man-male-fury-and-fear-rises-in-gop-in-defense-of-kavanaugh/2018/10/01/f48499a2-c595-11e8-b2b5-79270f9cce17_story.html?utm_term=.1521633ceb91





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Politicians at the state, national and local levels who are so toxic that you ever wonder how they were able to get into office, much less stay there. This is:



This week: South Carolina’s Lindsay Graham. If the phrase “if looks could kill” was taken literally, Lindsay Graham would be the poster boy for this. In the moments that followed Dr. Christina Ford’s testimony, Graham’s dead stare is the mother of all dead stares! But before we get into current events with Mr. Graham, let’s flash back to 2009 when he grilled then-nominee Sonia Sotomayor on having a temperamental flare:

SEN. GRAHAM: Okay. Now let's talk about you. I like you, by the way, for whatever that matters. Since I may vote for you, that ought to matter to you.

One thing that stood out about your record is that when you look at the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, lawyers anonymously rate judges in terms of temperament, and here's what they said about you: "She's a terror on the bench." "She's temperamental, excitable." "She seems angry." "She's overly aggressive, not very judicial." "She does not have a very good temperament." "She abuses lawyers." "She really lacks judicial temperament." "She believes in an out-of- control — she behaves in an out-of-control manner." "She makes inappropriate outbursts." "She is nasty to lawyers." "She'll attack lawyers for making an argument she does not like." "She can be a bit of a bully."

When you look at the evaluation of the judges on the 2nd Circuit, you stand out like a sore thumb in terms of your temperament. What is your answer to these criticisms?

JUDGE SOTOMAYOR: I do ask tough questions at oral arguments.

SEN. GRAHAM: Are you the only one that asks tough questions in oral arguments
https://crooksandliars.com/2018/09/flashback-remember-when-lindsey-graham




And that’s an understatement by the way. In fact with most you might say that there is a method to their madness. But Lindsay Graham is purely mad, there is no just plain madness with him.

Sen. Lindsey Graham had kept quiet during Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 1982.

But by the time it was his turn to speak during Kavanaugh’s rebuttal before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina Republican became animated and angry.

On Thursday afternoon, a visibly shaken Graham told Kavanaugh that the conservative federal judge was a “victim” of Democratic attempts to derail his confirmation.

“I cannot imagine what you and your family have gone through,” Graham said. “I hope you’re on the Supreme Court ... That’s exactly where you belong.”
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article219106835.html




Yes, Lindsay Graham is a psychopath and the bad guy here, which is why he wants to stop at nothing to nominate a like minded psychopath and abusive alcoholic to judge the highest law in the land. Let that sink in for a minute.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) on Thursday cast doubt on Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, suggesting her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee lacks details of the alleged incident.

"I don't know any more than I knew before," Graham, a member of the Judiciary panel, told reporters on Capitol Hill before the hearing was over. "I know that the people who've claimed to have been at the party say nothing happened. I don't know how she got home or how she got there."

"I think something happened to Dr. Ford. I'm gonna listen to Brett Kavanaugh," he added, before expressing that he was "disappointed" with how Democrats handled Ford's allegations.

"They knew about this in July," Graham told reporters, adding that there was a polygraph test on Aug. 10 that the committee received on Sept. 26. "We offered to go out there," he said, referring to California, where Ford lives.

Ford said she initially notified her local congresswoman, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), in late July about her allegation. She said Eshoo urged her to write a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary panel, about the allegation. That letter to Feinstein was sent in late July.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408771-graham-questions-lack-of-details-in-fords-testimony




That’s pretty much what it is like when one is blacked out. And if you’ve never had a drink you can’t really say what that is like. But Lindsay Graham is so pig headed that he will do something so absurd as to push through Kavanaugh’s nomination until he actually gets confirmed. So fool us once, shame on you, right? You know the saying – “fool me once, shame on you, fool me, you won’t get fooled again”, we heard a guy say that once.

President Donald Trump should renominate Brett Kavanaugh if the Senate fails to confirm him for the Supreme Court this year, Sen. Lindsey Graham declared Tuesday.

The South Carolina Republican said he still believes Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the high court soon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has vowed that the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh this week.

But Graham offered Trump a contingency plan in case the nominee is narrowly defeated.

"If his nomination were to fall short, I would encourage President Trump to re-nominate Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Graham said in a statement. "It would – in effect – be appealing the Senate’s verdict directly to the American people."

Graham discussed the strategy in more detail on Fox News, saying that Trump could use the issue in the midterm elections to go after Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Claire McCaskill of Missouri. The four Democrats represent Republican-leaning states that Trump won in 2016.

Trump could announce to voters in those states that he would nominate Kavanaugh again in 2019, after a new Senate convenes, Graham said.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/10/02/lindsey-graham-brett-kavanaugh-renominate/1498449002/




That’s Lindsay Graham – yet another person to add to the growing list of:





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We’ve given Trump a lot of shit about why he’s not invited places. But now there’s another person who probably should not be invited places, and that’s Kanye West. So Kanye West managed to infiltrate the holy grail of late night comedy – Saturday Night Live, and he made sure that he’ll probably never be invited back. Because after the taping ended, Mr. West went full MAGA, and you never go full MAGA under any circumstances!

Kenan Thompson stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers to detail his perspective on Kanye West’s controversial, unaired speech after the cameras stopped rolling on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live season premiere. This is Thompson’s 16th season of the show, making him the series’ longest-running cast-member of all time.

Thompson began by noting that he wasn’t in the episode much. “I did my part in the monologue and then got to watch the circus unfold,” he offers slyly before Meyers inquired about the post-show speech from West.

The show had ended with a performance from West, who delivered his Ye track “Ghost Town” with Kid Cudi and 070 Shake as the credits were rolling. The live show cut off due to its time constraints as the song unfolded and right as West invited the cast to rejoin him onstage. Chris Rock and other audience members captured West in his restyled red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat as he defended his pro-Trump stance. A mixture of cheers and boos were shouted from the audience.

“We’re all entitled to our opinion,” Thompson offered up measuredly, “I don’t know if that’s the moment, necessarily, to hold people hostage like that, but hey…”
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/kenan-thompson-kanye-west-held-snl-cast-hostage-during-pro-trump-speech-732147/




Yes and I could have told you that. I mean really even Tracy Jordan’s loose cannon nature was based off how much of a loose cannon Kanye is. And is anyone really that surprised that Kanye is a full blown MAGA Trump supporter? They’re two of the biggest egomaniacs on the planet and you know what they say about judging a person by the company they keep.

Kim Kardashian West didn’t seem fazed by husband Kanye West‘s behavior at Saturday Night Live over the weekend.

Kardashian West stood by on Saturday night as West delivered a lengthy speech about his support of President Donald Trump.d.

“While Kanye talked Kim just stood in the back and watched. The kids were there, too,” a source tells PEOPLE.

And despite numerous boos from the crowd as West spoke, his wife didn’t appear to be bothered by his controversial statements.

“She didn’t seem like anything, she was just watching,” adds the source. “Trump’s been good to them so it seems they do really love him, even Kim. They all hung out for a bit afterward.”
https://people.com/tv/kim-kardashian-watched-kanye-west-donald-trump-snl-speech/




It’s about ideas bro!!!!! And information!!! Man I wonder what that car ride must have been like on the way back to the hotel? I can imagine Kim going “Kanye, you know better than to go full MAGA in a place like that”. But it wouldn’t surprise me if they were both MAGA Trump train supporters – they both do love their ratings!

Kanye West promised that a new album would arrive on Saturday. Instead, he delivered three songs as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” and an impromptu monologue at the end of the show mentioning President Donald J. Trump.

Mr. West, wearing a red Make America Great Again hat, continued his foray into off-the-cuff political commentary after the credits rolled for the season premiere, delivering a scattered speech that was cut off from some broadcasts. In footage from the crowd posted to the comedian Chris Rock’s Instagram account, Mr. West can be seen musing on his support of President Trump and urging, “We need to have a dialogue and not a diatribe.”

Mr. West, who is known for delivering similarly improvised addresses during his concerts, said he is often asked how he can support President Trump because “he’s racist.” “If I was concerned about racism,” Mr. West said, “I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.” He said Democrats were responsible for a plan to take “fathers out the home and promote welfare.” The rapper also mentioned his long-teased presidential aspirations for 2020 and referred to the “one-sided” liberal nature of the entertainment world as the “S.N.L.” cast stood stoically behind him.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/30/arts/music/kanye-west-donald-trump-snl.html




We need to get a dialogue and not a diatribe? Says the guy who literally delivered a diatribe!! And it was forced! See, Kanye, a “dialogue” is when two people talk! A diatribe is when one guy goes off on a batshit crazy rant for fifteen minutes about nothing! Much like a Donald Trump rally. Hey o!!! but here’s

President Donald Trump had harsh words for “Saturday Night Live” after the show’s season premiere, but still managed to praise musician Kanye West for supporting him during a musical performance.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he doesn’t watch the comedy show anymore because it is “no longer funny.” The onetime host has tweeted harshly about “SNL” a few times during his presidency, as the show has featured a number of satirical sketches about him. But the president still managed to praise West for putting on a “Make America Great Again” hat and delivering a pro-Trump speech during his musical guest appearance on the NBC show.

“Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm,” Trump tweeted. “It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told ‘no’), was great. He’s leading the charge!”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-saturday-night-live-kanye_us_5bb10250e4b027da00d4442c






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Retail has taken massive hits in the last few years, and we’ve seen a few in the last couple of years alone – which include stores in our malls and stores in our shopping centers. But one store that’s been around since the turn of the century is about to go under. That store is Sears, Roebuck and Company, and they’re about to suffer the same fate as their Toys R Us counterparts. Yes, we will soon live in a world where Toys R Us and Sears no longer exist.

Tracking the slow-motion collapse of what used to be Sears Roebuck has been sort of like watching a glacier melt: You know it's happening, but it's tough to detect it with the naked eye. That is, until a Delaware-size chunk breaks off, which is what happened when the once-giant retailer recently unveiled a "liability management" plan crafted by Sears Holdings' CEO and largest shareholder, hedge fund tycoon Edward Lampert.

Of course, Crain's has lovingly maintained a decades-long tradition of predicting Sears' demise, and there's no telling if or when the company might ever seek bankruptcy protection. But bankruptcies, like avalanches, tend to happen quickly once they're triggered, and it's difficult to see how Sears can maintain its current course—shredding roughly $1.5 billion in cash each year to fund its business operations—without something big giving way, and suddenly.

The Sept. 24 announcement from Sears' Hoffman Estates headquarters seems to loosen a few slabs of ice uphill of Lampert & Co.

As Crain's columnist Joe Cahill explained in a blog post, the debt-reduction plan crafted by Lampert for Sears Holdings is most noteworthy for what it doesn't include: any commitment of new funds for the retailer he has controlled—and lent billions to—since 2005.

Investors have come to expect Lampert to continue lending to Sears, which has lost a total of $6.8 billion since 2013. Lately, however, he seems to be sitting on his wallet. In August, for instance, he floated a $400 million offer for the Kenmore appliance brand—though, as Cahill notes, that proposal was contingent on Lampert finding a third party to finance the buyout.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/something-drastic-bound-give-way-sears-and-suddenly




Which begs the question - Are there any new Kenmore appliances being made? That is another area of the bankruptcy that needs to be investigated. So what is Sears’ bankruptcy rescue plan? There’s many angles that we could go to for this. Of course don’t expect their CEO to cut his salary, that is not going to happen.

Sears could face bankruptcy if it doesn’t meet its next debt payment, due in the coming weeks. Now, the retailer’s chief executive has come up with a last-minute plan to save it, after already shuttering thousands of stores and selling off some of its key brands.

Eddie Lampert, who owns the hedge-fund ESL Investments and is also the retailer’s largest shareholder and creditor, has asked creditors to refinance $1.1 billion in debt before a $134 million debt payment is due Oct. 15, according to a Sunday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He also called for the company to sell off $3.25 billion worth of real estate and assets, including Sears Home Services and the company’s flagship Kenmore brand, which Lampert offered to buy last month for $400 million.

In the filing, Lampert’s hedge fund said it “must act immediately to have sufficient runway to continue its transformation” if Sears is to become profitable again. The company, which includes 820 Sears and Kmart stores, has about $5.6 billion in outstanding debt.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/09/24/sears-ceo-has-come-up-with-last-minute-plan-save-it-bankruptcy/?utm_term=.388862ef1cab




Sears could potentially sell off $3.25 billion in assets, though the value might be diminished because there was a Sears built on the property. Yeah the name is that toxic right now. But just how toxic is it really?

Tracking the slow-motion collapse of what used to be Sears Roebuck has been sort of like watching a glacier melt: You know it's happening, but it's tough to detect it with the naked eye. That is, until a Delaware-size chunk breaks off, which is what happened when the once-giant retailer recently unveiled a "liability management" plan crafted by Sears Holdings' CEO and largest shareholder, hedge fund tycoon Edward Lampert.

Of course, Crain's has lovingly maintained a decades-long tradition of predicting Sears' demise, and there's no telling if or when the company might ever seek bankruptcy protection. But bankruptcies, like avalanches, tend to happen quickly once they're triggered, and it's difficult to see how Sears can maintain its current course—shredding roughly $1.5 billion in cash each year to fund its business operations—without something big giving way, and suddenly.

The Sept. 24 announcement from Sears' Hoffman Estates headquarters seems to loosen a few slabs of ice uphill of Lampert & Co.

As Crain's columnist Joe Cahill explained in a blog post, the debt-reduction plan crafted by Lampert for Sears Holdings is most noteworthy for what it doesn't include: any commitment of new funds for the retailer he has controlled—and lent billions to—since 2005.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/something-drastic-bound-give-way-sears-and-suddenly




So is it debt reduction or is it outright theft? We don’t want to say it’s outright theft but yeah it’s probably outright theft.

Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund has a new plan for cutting Sears debt. The main beneficiary would be Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund.

Lampert, Sears Holdings Corp.’s chief executive officer, called this week for the underperforming retailer to stanch the bleeding by paying off certain loans -- many of them owned by his hedge fund -- while swapping other debt for notes that convert to equity. This comes at a time when Sears stock is hovering just above $1 a share, an 87 percent dive in the past year.

“To have debt that’s convertible into equity when the equity is worthless doesn’t appear to be a very attractive proposal at all,’’ said Elliot Lutzker, chairman of the corporate law practice at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP.

Lampert’s hedge fund, ESL Investments Inc., is the retail chain’s biggest shareholder. Because it owns about $2.5 billion in Sears debt concentrated in the category earmarked for repayment, ESL could recoup more than $1 billion under its own proposed plan.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-27/lampert-s-sears-plan-would-hand-lampert-s-hedge-fund-1-billion




So there you have it, Sears’ own CEO came up with a plan that’s basically legalized theft. That’s it for Top 10 Investigates. Good day.




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My friends, my fair congregation! Remember in that movie “The Dark Knight” when Batman only had one rule and that he would never break it for anybody? Well tonight I am actually going to break my one rule. And that rule is that I never mention the unholy, ungodly Dark One by name in my church! But when there’s a movie being made about unforeseen prophecies surrounding the Dark One, as told by a crackpot, I feel that I must break character!

Early one morning in 2011, retired Florida firefighter Mark Taylor was wrestling with another bout of insomnia. After years working at Orlando’s busy Station 2, Taylor struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts and symptoms of PTSD.

Taylor says he also was being visited by demons, angels, even God. And on that sleepless morning, God gave him a surprising prophecy: “The Spirit of God says I’ve chosen this man Donald Trump for such a time as this.”

“The Trump Prophecy,” a movie showing here and in 1,200 theaters nationwide Tuesday and Thursday, claims God’s intervention decided the 2016 election, not Hillary hatred, white anger, Russian interference or low voter turnout.

Producer Rick Eldridge says his movie has a clear purpose: “Our end goal is to get people in theaters and see a film that will reignite patriotism and call people to pray for our country and leadership.”
https://gazette.com/life/the-trump-prophecy-movie-claims-god-chose-u-s-president/article_a0f9dc14-ba84-11e8-b6ad-77b01ad16d11.html




No, Rick, your end goal is to preach to the choir of supporters of the unholy dark one that their batshit crazy theories are justified! And that Dark One’s name? Donald J. Trump. There, I said it! And you know this movie is a direct violation of IRS tax exempt rules. And also apparently it violates Facebook advertising policies!

Fireman Mark Taylor correctly predicted the presidency of Donald Trump, but “The Trump Prophecy” filmmakers didn’t foresee having their advertisements pulled from Facebook.

The film, scheduled for a fall theatrical release, is about Taylor’s life and 2011 prediction that Trump would ascend to the White House. A joint effort of the Liberty University School of Cinematic Arts and filmmaker Rick Eldridge, The Trump Prophecy was shot in the Lynchburg area with much of the cast and crew comprised of LU students. It now is in post-production.

The Trump Prophecy, previously known by its working title “Commander,” is scheduled for release on Oct. 2 and 4. Nearly 60 LU cinematic arts students were involved in the production.

In all, he claimed Facebook disapproved “approximately 40 different ads” for the film.

The issue dates back to at least June 14 when it was first noted by the film’s Facebook page.

“It seems that Facebook has now began censoring our page. For a movie??? Because the word TRUMP, Facebook has decided to disapprove any ads that we are placing and capping our exposure. Do they feel threatened in some way?” reads the post on The Trump Prophecy page, which Eldridge and the Reelworks Studios advertising team manage.
https://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/lu-film-the-trump-prophecy-runs-afoul-of-facebook-ad/article_68550eb3-51bb-5293-bf38-bb723a12c48a.html




Because nothing is worse than a bunch of falsehood nonsense told by a crackpot is there? And you guys are mad when you violated Facebook’s rules are you? Well, you have nobody to blame but yourself, for the good LAWRD sayeth “man must not blame others for his own musings.” Yes it says so in my good book here. So was this election GAWD’s plan? Or was it not???

Mark Taylor is sure he knows why Donald Trump became president.

Forget Hillary hatred, white anger, Russian interference or voter turnout. Trump’s victory was God’s will, said Taylor. Taylor said he knows this because God told him so.

In 2011, while watching an interview with Trump on TV, Taylor says he heard a voice saying, “The Spirit of God says I’ve chosen this man, Donald Trump, for such a time as this.”

And the Almighty is just getting started, said Taylor, a former firefighter who has published 23 “prophetic words,” many about Trump’s presidency.

The presidential prediction is detailed in “The Trump Prophecy,” a new film produced with the help of faculty and students at Liberty University — some of whom later rejected its message — that will be shown in some 1,200 theaters on Oct. 2 and 4.
https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2018/09/25/new-trump-prophecy-film/




Now I do love that one! So is GAWD just getting started? Or do we need to remind you of the kind of crackpot that Mark Taylor is? And yes, he is a crackpot ladies and gentlemen of my fair congregation, because this is the kind of nonsense you can expect from Mr. Taylor!

Mark Taylor, the so-called “firefighter prophet” and radical conspiracy theorist who is the subject of a new movie premiering this week, appeared on Chris McDonald’s “The Mc Files” program on Friday, where he again asserted that opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is all about trying to prevent President Trump from establishing military tribunals in order to prosecute and execute Democratic leaders like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

“This has everything to do with military tribunals, them being charged with treason, and them going to prison for the rest of their lives and some being executed,” he said.

Taylor claimed that God recently delivered a huge “prophetic sign” of this plan when a horse named after Obama had to be euthanized at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina last month.

“God’s been speaking a lot to me through racehorses,” he said. “The racehorse named Barack Obama was euthanized. That is probably the biggest prophetic sign that you could have of God saying this man is going to go down. Period. That’s the bottom line. You can get mad at me all you want to, but God’s the messenger here, he is the one sending the message. People don’t think that this stuff is real or it’s going to happen. It’s going to happen.”

“This is real,” Taylor insisted. “Justice is not coming, it’s here, period, and it is taking place on the earth. This whole thing with Kavanaugh is trying to stop the military tribunals … This is all about rounding these people up, charging them with treason, and they know that, basically, their head is going to be in a noose, literally.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/god-has-been-using-racehorses-to-speak-to-mark-taylor-about-plans-to-execute-democrats/




Really? This bullshit is still a thing? That’s why you are going to get your asses handed to you in November, and yes, I realized I just violated the IRS rules there! But then again, so did Liberty University, and they should pay dearly for this! But then again, Mark also claims that GAWD confirmed his SCOTUS prophecy with a train horn. Can you spell “crackpot”?

Mark Taylor, the so-called “firefighter prophet” and radical conspiracy theorist about whom Liberty University is making a movie, appeared on SkyWatch TV yesterday, where he explained how God used a train whistle to confirm that He was going to use President Trump to reshape the Supreme Court.

After Taylor recounted his claims that God told him that Trump will get to replace a total of five Supreme Court justices after one dies, one retires, and three are removed from the Court due to scandal, he explained how God confirmed this prophecy to him during the funeral service for the late Antonin Scalia.

“If you go back to Antonin Scalia’s funeral, when they were carrying his body up the steps” Taylor said, “there were two signs that were given by God that [the confirmation of Merrick Garland] was not going to happen. We had about an eight month window there where they could have put another justice in and the entire country was in a full-blown panic at that point and that’s when I came out with the prophecy that the Lord said, ‘No, it will not happen, this is being reserved for Donald Trump.'”

“The two signs that were given,” he continued, “there was a reverence there, it was very quiet and there was a siren in the background at the bottom of the steps. Well, when they got to the top of the steps, the siren fades away and all of a sudden you hear this enormous train horn and what the Lord was saying was, ‘Don’t fear America, help is on the way—the siren—this is being reserved for my anointed, Trump—from the Trump train.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mark-taylor-god-confirmed-my-scotus-prophecy-with-a-train-horn/




Yes, Mark, even JAYSUS thinks you’re doing it wrong!! For your crackpot theories about the Dark One are just that – crackpot theories! There you go, mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:



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For this week’s “This Fucking Guy” we’re going to profile Trump’s spiritual advisor and the guy who’s hellbent on turning the White House into a church – Robert Jeffress. This fucking guy is literally batshit crazy. You know never mind that America has long had a policy of the separation of church and state, you know, so America doesn’t elect a fascist religious dictator who wants to destroy half the planet like a real life Thanos. Instead, Trump has Robert Jeffress and Paula White – two batshit insane televangelists – literally convincing half the population that he’s God, Jesus, Buddha, and Allah combined! Like look at what he said regarding Brett Kavanaugh:

Robert Jeffress, a Texas pastor and “spiritual adviser” to President Trump, according to Baptist World Global, appeared on Fox & Friends over the weekend, where he adopted the performative partisan anger that was on display last week by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Jeffress called the contentious confirmation process “a battle between good and evil, between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness,” and said the hearings would encourage conservative Christians to turn out in the 2018 midterm elections.

Look, I have never seen conservative Christians as angry as they are right now over this debacle. Look, they realize now—conservative Christians—that the left is willing to do whatever it takes to cram their liberal agenda down the throats of Americans, including destroying the foundation of our legal system, the presumption of innocence.

And look, make no mistake about it, the reason the left hates Kavanaugh is not because of his judicial philosophy, it’s not because of what he may or may not have done to Dr. Ford. The Democrats don’t care one thing about Dr. Ford. They are afraid that if he is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, he may chip away at Roe v. Wade and diminish the number of babies being murdered every year in the womb through abortion.

Conservative Christians see this. They know this is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It’s a battle between good and evil, between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness, and that’s why they’re going to turn out in the 2018 midterms.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/kavanaugh-confirmation-battle-between-good-and-evil-says-trump-adviser-robert-jeffress/




Well knowing where your mouth has been, I must respectfully decline, sir! But Robert Jeffress is hell bent (and yes I do use that term loosely) on converting the entire city of Washington DC into his own fire and brimstone religion. And you know, Mr. Jeffress, you support Donald Trump! You don’t get to decide what you think is evil – he’s the devil incarnate! But of course Trump’s most hardlined supporters are sticking by their man.

President Donald Trump’s top evangelical advisers have weighed in on the side of his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After hours of angry denials from Kavanaugh and emotional testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, the evangelical leaders took to Twitter and Fox News to voice their opinions.

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas Church in Texas, said that by believing Kavanaugh’s accuser, Democrats are “trying to destroy the very foundation, not only of our American legal system, but of all of human civilization since the days of Moses.”

“Once we take that presumption [of innocence] away from the accused and give it to the accuser, we’re going to have nothing but chaos,” Jeffress said during an interview on Fox Business on Thursday night.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-top-evangelical-supporters-are-sticking-firmly-by-kavanaugh_us_5bae3103e4b09d41eba0d4b9




And well he currently sits in the Oval Office! Hey o!!! But as we had previously said that Pastor Jeffress is quite possibly the worst person for the job. And plus, like anyone else in the Trump Administration, Kavanaugh just can’t help but be a little bit racist, he actually used the word “scalp” when referring to treatment of Kavanaugh. That’s pretty strong.

Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress, pastor of a Texas megachurch, said on Sunday that Democrats want to make a trophy of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s “scalp,” referring to the bloody practice of removing the scalps of Native Americans.

During a panel discussion on Fox & Friends about the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, Jeffress said that conservative Christians are “angry” at the way the Supreme Court nominee is being treated.

“Look, they realize now, conservative Christians, that the left is willing to do whatever it takes to cram their liberal agenda down the throats of Americans, including destroying the foundation of our legal system: the presumption of innocence,” Jeffress opined.

According to the pastor, the reason “the left hates Kavanaugh” is because “they are afraid, if he is confirmed as Supreme Court justice, he may chip away at Roe v. Wade and diminish the number of babies being murdered every year in the womb through abortion.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/hell-breaks-loose-fox-news-pastor-says-dems-trying-scalp-kavanaugh/




Which is probably true. But Robert – let me ask you this! What about the thousands of actual lives lost through the military industrial complex that you are very much a part of right now? Do they count or are they simply collateral? Think about it. Either you support all life or you don’t. By the way if you want to know just how batshit insane the Christian right are in their never ending lust for power, just look at some of the batshit crazy things Robert Jeffress says.

Jeffress has also carved out a niche as the president's personal excuse Rolodex.

This week, as the water in which the president's political future sits begins to simmer, if not boil, Jeffress has been back in action. Monday, he attended a special dinner for Trump's evangelical supporters at the White House before making the rounds again on Trump's behalf.

Starting with two examples from this week, here are Jeffress' best, or worst, excuses for the president:

1. Jeffress explains why evangelical support for Trump isn't wavering, despite Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen admitting in federal court that Trump was aware of and helped direct payments before the 2016 election to two women with whom he had affairs.

“Well, it’s really not that hard to figure out when you realize he is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-conservative judiciary in history, and that includes either Bush or Ronald Reagan. I think that is why evangelicals remain committed to this president and they are not going to turn away from him soon,” Jeffress told Fox News Monday night after the meeting. "We have to understand these are still allegations against the president, so I’m not going to judge the president on these things. But even if they were true, some of these allegations, I mean, obviously, we don’t support extramarital affairs, we don’t support hush-money payments, but what we do support are these president’s excellent policies."
https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/robert-jeffress-top-10-excuses-for-donald-trump-11085895




And Jeffress would probably go for that too. That’s Robert Jeffress, this week’s:




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Ah it’s time for one of my favorite Top 10 segments. I really need a drink! And of course you know the idea behind this is that we have a few drinks and talk about anything in the news as long as it doesn’t relate to politics. But we won’t get blackout drunk, we don’t want to get in a fight with Mr. Kavanaugh, do we? Well this one kind of is sort of political. So tell me bartender, what goes well with news about Lindsay Lohan? A Moscow Mule? That actually sounds good, I think I will have one of those! No mint please. But yeah Lindsay Lohan is in some really deep shit. Here’s more.

Lindsay Lohan appeared to accuse a homeless couple of trafficking their children in a bizarre video that surfaced on the actress's Instagram account Friday night and ended, apparently, with her getting hit in the face.

The video, which was posted to Instagram Live before being removed, is fueling concerns about the 32-year-old actress, who became tabloid fodder several years ago, at the height of her fame, amid DUI arrests and other legal troubles. Lohan has stayed largely out of the spotlight in recent years, spending much of her time in Dubai - where she has said she plans to design a namesake island - and Greece, where she has lent her name to several beachside night clubs.

According to TMZ, which posted the video Saturday morning, Lohan recorded it in Moscow. In TMZ's version, Lohan appears to address her own Instagram followers, saying, "Hey, everyone, I just want to show you a family that I met, a Syrian refugee family that I'm really worried about." Lohan says she is going to introduce them, and that "they really need help."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-lindsay-lohan-instagram-video-explainer-20181002-story.html




Oh sure it starts out innocently enough – until it ends with you getting punched in the face! I mean yeah that is what usually happens with most of my outings. Oh wait, that’s never happened. But it gets weirder, because with Lindsay Lohan, of course that will happen!

Lindsay Lohan posted a bizarre live video to Instagram Friday night showing the actress seemingly get punched in the face as she attempts to take a boy away from a mother who she says are Syrian refugees.

In the video, the actress gets out of a car and approaches two young boys and two adults with them sitting on a sidewalk under blankets. She identifies them as Syrian refugees who need help. It is unclear where the video takes place.

“Hey everyone, I just want to show you a family that I met,” she says in the video. “A Syrian refugee family that I’m really worried about. They really need help.”

Lohan turns the camera to the family and offers one of the children a stay at a hotel where he can watch a movie.

She then addresses the mother and criticizes her for not letting the children come with her.

“You should not have them on the floor, you should be a hard-working woman and you should be doing what you can for your children, so they have a better life.” Lohan said.
http://time.com/5410792/lindsay-lohan-instagram-video-woman-refugees-child-abduction/




But of course you can’t have sparks without igniting the outrage machine in 2018! Because you know that’s going to happen. And like most things this is one of those things that’s so serious that it needs its’ own name and theme music. Lindsay Lohan: CHILD SNATCHER!!! DUN DUN DUN!!!!

Lindsay Lohan is being weird. While in Moscow, Russia (for who knows what reason?), the former child star went live on Instagram. Lohan recorded herself talking to a family she alleges are Syrian refugees.

At first, though maybe a little misguided, it appeared Lohan just wanted to help. The family looked homeless and she offered them a hotel room. When the family refused (probably because they had no idea what was happening), Lohan tried to take their child.

At 2 a.m., while in Moscow, Lohan went live on Instagram. She told her followers there was a family of Syrian refugees she was concerned about. God only knows if this family is actually Syrian or refugees.

“Do you want me to give you a hotel? ... I want you to tell America what you need, and I will get it for you," Lohan said to the family, who appeared to be homeless. Lohan told the family she was fluent in Arabic and used a fake Arabian accent ... for some reason.
https://www.revelist.com/celebrity/lindsay-lohan-fights-homeless-couple/13618/at-2-am-while-in-moscow-lohan-went-live-on-instagram-she-told-her-followers-there-was-a-family-of-syrian-refugees-she-was-concerned-about-god-only-knows-if-this-family-is-actually-syrian-or-refugees/2




Of course reasons are the reason why anybody does anything. Reasons are the reason for the season. I mean yeah that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense does it? Of course I’ve had 3 Mules by now so nothing really makes sense. But I’ll take another one please! Of course leave it to the internet to turn something scary into something humorous!

If you've been anywhere near the internet recently, you will have probably seen Lindsay Lohan has been trending for reasons which you couldn't even begin to imagine. The Mean Girls star took to Instagram Live this past weekend to post a video of herself in Moscow, Russia. So far so normal, except for the fact that the clip sees Lindsay approach an unknown family on the street and accuses them of child trafficking.

Yes. You read that correctly. In the early hours of the morning, Lindsay went on Instagram to tell her followers that there was a Syrian refugee family that she was worried about (for the record it is unclear if the family are Syrian or refugees). She then shared a video of her attempting to take the young boy with the family to her hotel. The woman who appears to be the child's mum punches her in response.

To top it all off, Lindsay puts on a fake accent in the video and makes bizarre statements like: “This is not Arab; you're ruining Arab culture by doing this" and "Don't fuck with Pakistan”. It should go without saying that all of this is wrong. Not only has Lindsay been offensive to various cultures but she has also harassed a seemingly homeless family for literally no reason at all.

The video ends with Lindsay crying and making out that she is a victim: “I'm, like, in shock right now. They were trafficking. I was just, like, so scared." Unsurprisingly, the internet is beyond unimpressed. Reactions range from fans calling out the 'Get A Clue' star for being offensive and inappropriate to people making memes out of the incident. Here are just a few of them.
https://www.popbuzz.com/internet/viral/lindsay-lohan-punch-instagram-meme/





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It’s time for episode 14 of Deep State Diaries. Yes we’re touring the 24 branches and services that make up the United States government. Everything from the FBI to the IRS to the Pentagon to the CIA to the DPW to the DVA to parks and recreation and all branches and services in between. Of course if you’re here you probably already know more about our government and how it works than your average Fox News loving Trump supporter does. So that’s what this segment is going to address. We are going to do a deep dive into all that makes the United States the United States. Because we here at the Top 10 love to educate as well as entertain. Because we care.

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It’s time to fly high as we explore the United States Air Force! Yes, their headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia, and the United States Air Force Academy is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. So you know the lust for the branch as made popular by movies like Top Gun and yeah you could even count the hilarious 1991 spoof Hot Shots!, but maybe not Hot Shots! Part Deux. So let’s delve into the Air Force and fly high, shall we? So the USAF are getting some new equipment and no it’s not the F15.

The US Marine Corps' stealth F-35B Lightning fighter jet could fly its first combat mission within days, according to several US defense officials, who told CNN that the fifth-generation aircraft are currently aboard the USS Essex amphibious assault ship and should soon be in a position to conduct airstrikes over Afghanistan.

The USS Essex has already sailed from the Gulf of Aden into the North Arabian Sea and is expected to move into the Persian Gulf in coming days, one official said.

F-35 pilots have been conducting intelligence and surveillance missions in Somalia while on standby to conduct air support for US troops on the ground there if needed.
While available for support, the advanced fighter jet was not used in an airstrike over Somalia on Saturday that killed 18 militants after US and local forces came under attack.

In May, Israel Defense Forces said they were using their version of the F-35 in operational missions, striking at least two unspecified targets in the region.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/25/politics/us-f-35-combat-missions/index.html




So just remember kids, while your teacher has to spend her own money on school supplies and has to work 3 jobs to pay the bills, the US government is spending $400 billion on new planes that nobody needs or wants! Just let that sink in for a moment. Oh but the insanity surrounding the F-35B continues to grow!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon and announced on Friday an $11.5 billion contract for 141 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), the biggest batch yet, lowering the price for the most common version of the stealthy jet by 5.4 percent to $89.2 million.

A preliminary deal was struck in July, and reported first by Reuters, clearing the way for a larger multi-year purchase that aims to bring the cost per jet down to $80 million by 2020. Most of the jets are for the U.S. military, and others are for a number of allied countries.

Reducing the cost of the world’s most expensive defense program is crucial to securing orders in the United States and more from abroad. Lockheed is the No. 1 U.S. defense contractor.

“Driving down cost is critical to the success of this program,” Vice Admiral Mat Winter, head of the Pentagon’s F-35 office said.

The agreement removes a roadblock from negotiations for a multi-year deal for the fighters that is expected to consist of three tranches over fiscal years 2018-2020.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lockheed-f35/lockheed-agrees-to-cut-price-for-new-f-35-fighter-jets-pentagon-idUSKCN1M81WB




Oh it’s only $80 million. So Boeing’s CEO can only buy 5 Rolls Royces instead of 6. Hey he only wanted one of every color! This is where excessive government spending comes into play. Apparently the budget included 77 of these things!

Beyond the 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters authorized by the 2019 defense policy bill, congressional appropriators are adding another 16 for a total of 93.

Congressional conferees on Thursday finalized a $674.4 billion defense spending bill for next year packaged with funding for the departments of Education, Labor, Health and Human Services, or Labor-HHS — and a continuing resolution through Dec. 7 for some other parts of the government.

As usual, appropriators used their annual defense spending bill to offer tweaks to the existing shopping list for military hardware from the previous version, which President Donald Trump signed into law last month.

The new compromise spending bill, which trumps the authorization bill, buys three littoral combat ships instead of two and 13 Bell-Boeing V-22 Ospreys instead of seven — among other differences.

The Navy and Marine Corps continue to invest in vertical takeoff aircraft and announced a $4.2 billion contract for dozens of new V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft just weeks ago.
https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2018/09/14/f-35-inventory-soars-in-new-pentagon-spending-bill/




OK yeah now you can boo! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! So let’s do the math on this – 77 F35B jets at $80 million a piece, that equals $6.1 BILLION. Yes, BILLION. On fighter jets that nobody really wants! This is greed and insanity on an entirely new level.

The Marine Corps variant of Lockheed Martin's (LMT) F-35 conducted a combat strike in Afghanistan, marking the aircraft's first such mission for the U.S.

A statement from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command on Thursday said "the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander."

"The F-35B is a significant enhancement in theater amphibious and air warfighting capability, operational flexibility, and tactical supremacy," said Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, in a statement. "As part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, this platform supports operations on the ground from international waters, all while enabling maritime superiority that enhances stability and security."

While that's the first time a U.S. F-35 has seen combat, the Israeli Air Force used the jets for combat missions in May, reportedly in Syria and Lebanon.
https://www.investors.com/news/lockheed-f35-first-combat-us-marine-corps/




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Overall importance: A
How Things Are Going: A+
Likely hood To Survive: A+

Overall: A+

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We’re continuing our journey through the Pentagon and visiting the unsung heroes of the US military – the US Coast Guard!


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[font size="8”]The National[/font]

My next guest are an awesome indie rock band out of Cincinnati, Ohio. You can see them October 12th at Austin City Limits and December 7th in Hudson, New York. Playing their song “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” from their album “Sleep Well Beast”, give it up for The National!




That’s it for our short homestand! We’re off to Lexington next! See you next week!

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