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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #6-10: Wheel Of Corruption: Into The Spiderverse Edition

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #6-10: Wheel Of Corruption: Into The Spiderverse Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Hey websites, please ask me to stop reviewing your updated privacy policy, because we both know that ain't happening. We are back everybody! And hey it’s time for Stupidest State, but I didn’t make that obvious or anything! So let’s talk about Captain Marvel for a minute. How great was that movie? But what I really want to talk about is their tribute to the late, great Stan Lee. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to skip over this part, because here be spoilers ahead. That was brilliant the way they edited the seemingly never ending Marvel Studios logo that appears before the movie to be all footage of the hundreds of Stan Lee cameos over the years. But the real awesome thing they dropped into the movie was the final Stan Lee cameo where he’s sitting on a bus reading something. But what is he reading? He’s reading the script for the 1996 Kevin Smith comedy Mallrats. Yes, he’s reading the script for the movie that is arguably credited with the first Stan Lee cameo! So does that mean that Jay & Silent Bob exist in the movies themselves??? Or do they exist as movies within the movies? That is definitely the most meta that the Marvel movies have been to date. But really when you do go see it, be sure to catch that as it’s a very cool moment in the MCU and the Kevin Smith universe. OK that’s enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to, but first John Oliver is back and he delves into a subject that Americans love to hate – robodialers! And he beats the FCC at their own game!

Hey everyone, the Wheel Of Corruption is back!! Yay!!! And this time we’re doing something a bit different and celebrating one of my favorite movies of last year, and the winner for Best Animated Picture, Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse! Because there’s a lot of horrific sex crimes this week and it’s going to get real dark real fast.In the first spot this week is GOP Pedophiles (1) because Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest has opened up a massive can of worms involving a super secret pedophile ring in Florida that shouldn’t have been opened. It’s Qanon come to life! Taking the 2nd slot this week is of course the guy who we currently call president, Donald J. Trump (2) and he took a disaster surveying trip to Alabama, and well, it was quite the disaster itself. For the third slot this week, is also Donald Trump (3). And if you saw the news this week, he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” and his explanation for it is truly astounding. In the fourth slot this week we have to talk about two different documentaries – Leaving Neverland and Surviving R. Kelly, and whew, there’s a lot to unpack from both of them. For the 5th slot this week is of course our weekly investigative piece Top 10 Investigates (5), and this week we’re going to talk about getting scammed on Go Fund Me, and why you should take precaution before jumping in after a couple is going to jail after pulling off an epic homeless scam that will make things that much worse for those less fortunate. In the number 6 slot this week is our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit”, and the unholy Dark One is signing his name on the holy book, is that OK? Well, our resident pastor will examine both sides of the issue and allow you to draw your own conclusions! In the number 7 slot this week, we have a brand new “Beating A Dead Horse” – can Trump’s favorite stripper Stormy Daniels pull off a live standup comedy act? We will beat it (**DING**) to the ground to find out! Taking the 8th slot this week is a new “How Is This Still A Thing” and we are going to find out why Jared Kushner’s security clearance (8) is still a thing! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot this week is “I Need A Drink” and in light of the marriage proposal to Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, we got to talk about the reigning king of jealous boyfriends, Jose Canseco, because, whew, he crazy. Finally this week it's the most wonderful time of the year! Stupidest State 2019 is finally here and we’re live in Phoenix for the Round 1 Week 1 (10) kick off which puts Kentucky vs Maine in the Batshit Conference, while tournament newcomers Idaho and Oregon bring their big guns to the dance - both literally and figuratively! Plus we have some live music from a great band from Long Beach – Rival Sons are here! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Hey everyone say it with me: It’s time for the WHEEL OF CORRUPTION! YAY!!!!!

Of course you know the rules by now – I spin the wheel and we have to talk about whatever it lands on. Of course if it lands on the guacamole option, you know that it costs $1.50 extra. So here’s what is on the wheel this week:

- Guns
- Abortion
- Crime
- Poverty
- Election Theft
- Buy A Vowel
- Sex
- Clip Without Context
- Greed
- Spying
- Spiderman
- Food
- Elections
- Donald Trump
- Clip Without Context
- Chance
- 5,000
- Bankrupt
- Community Chest
- Donald Trump
- A Random Tweet
- Something Random In The News
- ‘Merica!
- Golf
- 10,000
- Morally Bankrupt
- Guacamole
- Clip Without Context
- Talk Shows
- Holy Shit
- Beating A Dead Horse
- This Fucking Guy
- How Is This Still A Thing?
- Harry Potter
- 15,000
- People Are Dumb
- Donald Trump
- I Need A Drink
- Infowars
- T-Shirt Cannon
- Lightning Round
- Bonus Spin

Let’s do this thing! Spin that shit! No whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy stop! And it lands on… clip without context!

Funny because I don’t remember that being part of our party platform! Spin it again! Sex. Yeah so I don’t know if you’ve been following the Chinese Madam story out of Miami but it’s certifiably insane and quite possibly the most hypocritical thing that the GOP has ever done since getting Bill Clinton impeached for a sex crime. Well, it seems that the tables have turned and now the GOP is the one in the hot seat. Take that statement where you want. It started when Robert Kraft got busted for soliciting prostitutes while in Miami (see: Idiots #6-8 ). But now it’s spiraled out of control. Here’s what is happening so far.

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz was accused of involvement in billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking ring by an attorney for one of Epstein’s victims, who claimed in federal court on Wednesday that the release of sealed documents will prove it.

Paul Cassell, who represents Virginia Roberts Giuffre, told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the testimony of other witnesses will show Dershowitz’s involvement in the alleged trafficking of “his close friend Jeffrey Epstein.”

“When all the records come out it will show that Epstein and [Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine] Maxwell were trafficking girls to the benefit of his friends, including Mr. Dershowitz,” Cassell said in oral arguments for a case filed by the Miami Herald to unseal a collection of court documents relating to Giuffre’s now settled lawsuit against Maxwell.

Yes holy shit indeed! So three huge GOP celebrities – Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz, and Robert Guiffre, are all busted and implicated in this thing. And hey wait a minute! They all have ties to the Trump administration! Holy shit, it’s the Qanon theory come to life! Maybe they are running a sex ring out of the basement of a DC pizza parlor! And guess what? It goes all the way to Trump himself!

Seated at a round table littered with party favors and the paper-cutout footballs that have become tradition at his annual Super Bowl Watch Party, President Donald Trump cheered the New England Patriots and his longtime friend, team owner Robert Kraft, to victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3.

Sometime during the party at Trump’s West Palm Beach country club, the president turned in his chair to look over his right shoulder, smiling for a photo with two women at a table behind him.

The woman who snapped the blurry Super Bowl selfie with the president was Li Yang, 45, a self-made entrepreneur from China who started a chain of Asian day spas in South Florida. Over the years, these establishments — many of which operate under the name Tokyo Day Spas — have gained a reputation for offering sexual services.

Nineteen days after Trump and Yang posed together while rooting for the Patriots, authorities would charge Kraft with soliciting prostitution at a spa in Jupiter that Yang had founded more than a decade earlier.

Yeah so while BFF 4 life Kraft was busy winning the Super Bowl, Trump was taking a selfie with the same Miami Madam that he would later get busted for! No wonder members of the Patriots don’t want to go to the White House. Especially knowing what kind of food they’ll be served! So what’s the connection to Trump you might ask? Well, they’re only selling trade secrets to international executives.

After revelations earlier on Saturday that Li “Cindy” Yang, the founder of a Florida “massage” spa chain now linked to an alleged sex trafficking operation, sold access to Donald Trump for Chinese businessmen, as The Inquisitr reported, one prominent expert on national security warned that the Yang-Trump connection poses a “massive blackmail risk.”

“It is a textbook story of how foreign actors gain leverage over senior officials,” wrote Carnegie Endowment scholar David Rothkopf in The Daily Beast.

The alleged sex-trafficking scandal first gained national attention in late February, when New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting an act of prostitution from an employee of a “spa” in Jupiter, Florida, as The Inquisitr reported. Kraft was one of 25 men charged with paying for sex at the spa. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Yang, 45, no longer owns the spa and has not been charged in the sex trafficking case. But her connection to the spa chain that was allegedly operating as a front for sex trafficking, together with her political influence-peddling of Chinese business with Trump and other top Republicans, poses a significant national security threat, according to Rothkopf and other experts.

So if you want to know how deep this goes (*phrasing*), Trump might be accused of laundering secrets to Chinese executives at his Mar-A-Shithole resort. Yes, Trump is laundering secrets through a Chinese madam. How is this not bigger news? Again, phrasing. I think the moral of this story is don’t trust anyone with the last name Gong, because it will end badly for you.

The latest Trump political donor to draw controversy is Li Yang, a 45-year-old Florida entrepreneur from China who founded a chain of spas and massage parlors that included the one where New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft was recently busted for soliciting prostitution. She made the news this week when the Miami Herald reported that last month she had attended a Super Bowl viewing party at Donald Trump’s West Palm Beach golf club and had snapped a selfie with the president during the event. Though Yang no longer owns the spa Kraft allegedly visited, the newspaper noted that other massage parlors her family runs have “gained a reputation for offering sexual services.” (She told the newspaper she has never violated the law.) Beyond this sordid tale, there is another angle to the strange story of Yang: She runs an investment business that has offered to sell Chinese clients access to Trump and his family. And a website for the business—which includes numerous photos of Yang and her purported clients hobnobbing at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach—suggests she had some success in doing so.

Yang, who goes by Cindy, and her husband, Zubin Gong, started GY US Investments LLC in 2017. The company describes itself on its website, which is mostly in Chinese, as an “international business consulting firm that provides public relations services to assist businesses in America to establish and expand their brand image in the modern Chinese marketplace.” But the firm notes that its services also address clients looking to make high-level connections in the United States. On a page displaying a photo of Mar-a-Lago, Yang’s company says its “activities for clients” have included providing them “the opportunity to interact with the president, the [American] Minister of Commerce and other political figures.” The company boasts it has “arranged taking photos with the President” and suggests it can set up a “White House and Capitol Hill Dinner.” (The same day the Herald story about Yang broke, the website stopped functioning.)

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Let’s give the wheel a good strong spin shall we? And it lands on… 10,000. Cool, I win 10,000 of something! I still don’t know 10,000 of what though. It could be anything we’re not sure. Let’s spin it again! Donald Trump. So Trump is currently in some very deep shit right now, so what’s a guy to do to get some much needed publicity! I know! Let’s go to a disaster area and then take some photos with the people! That should get me in the news! Well like most things Trump does, it ended as poorly thought out as it began. Because Trump loves people who kiss his ass, and hates people who don’t. In fact – he ordered FEMA to give Alabama the “A+ treatment”.

President Donald Trump said he’s ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give Alabama the “A Plus treatment” following a devastating tornado.

Tornadoes touched down in the southern United States on Sunday, the worst ripping through rural Alabama. The storms left at least 23 people dead, including three children, and destroyed more than 1,000 homes, The New York Times reports.

Sheriff Jay Jones of Lee County, Alabama described the destruction as “catastrophic” and said he expected the death toll to rise as search and rescue teams continue their efforts.

Trump tweeted on Monday morning that FEMA would provide “the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes.”

That’s pretty much what we got here in California. As if he couldn’t be any more batshit crazy and self-centered offering special favors to states that voted for him is a new low. And it gets even lower too – wait until you see what our resident pastor has to talk about when we get to “Holy Shit” this week! So how much worse can it possibly get? Well… there might be even worse weather on the way and Trump probably visited at the wrong time.

Alabamians digging through the rubble of tornado devastation welcomed Friday's visit from President Donald Trump but braced for the threat of more severe weather in the next two days.

However, the danger is not as great as it was last weekend in eastern Alabama, CNN meteorologist Monica Garrett said.

Tornadoes devastated Lee County in eastern Alabama then, killing at least 23 people and injuring dozens. Ten twisters struck the state and about 37 hammered the Southeast on Sunday.

"A tornado is possible," Garrett said about this weekend. "But the bull's-eye is more to the west."
CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said severe weather will stretch from northern Texas into eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas from Friday afternoon till evening. The main threat will be damaging winds and an isolated tornado.

But my favorite thing about this trip was seeing #FakeMelania trending on Twitter through the whole weekend and that’s something that’s not easy to do! So what is the #FakeMelania conspiracy? Well it alleges that Trump and Melania are not getting along, which isn’t that far of a stretch, and he replaced her with someone that really, really looks like her. Again, not much of a stretch.

The Melania Trump “body double” made her latest appearance on Friday — at least according to Twitter users who revisited one of social media’s enduringly popular conspiracy theories when they saw photos of Mrs. Trump with her husband in Alabama, as Donald Trump visited the region where a series of deadly tornado strikes claimed the lives of 23 people earlier this week, as CNN reported.

The Melania “body double” conspiracy theory dates back to at least October of 2017, when photos circulated on Twitter that appeared to show the 48-year-old, Slovenia-born former fashion model appearing somewhat different in side-by-side photographs.

Conspiracy theories about Melania Trump’s true whereabouts got a boost in May of last year, when Melania Trump, for reasons that were never fully explained, disappeared from public view for nearly three weeks, an extraordinarily long time for a first lady to go without a public appearance, according to The Guardian.

During that time, as The Inquisitr noted, the “location” listing on the official Melania Trump Twitter account switched from Washington, D.C., to “New York,” sparking unsubstantiated theories that the first lady had left her husband and moved out of the White House, returning to live in New York City.

Yes that’s right – it’s fake, mon. But Trump probably doesn’t know that, or care to know that. What does he care about? Trump cares about playing favorites. It’s like a child with multiple siblings wondering which one the parent thinks is the favorite. Yes it’s your worst nightmare come to life people, and Trump is playing us with this one! He loves Alabama, but he hates California.

President Donald Trump is being accused of playing favorites after he tweeted Monday morning that he directed FEMA to give Alabama the “A Plus” treatment for disaster relief while being slow to respond to the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico and threatening to withhold funds for the California wildfires.

Critics of the president suggested Trump was playing politics with disaster relief, noting that Alabama is a reliably Republican state while California is solidly blue and Puerto Rico is majority Democratic although the island does not have federal voting rights.

At least 23 people were killed in Sunday’s tornadoes in Lee County with search efforts continuing Monday.

Trump’s critics said his tweet suggested that areas of the country that do not support him, such as California and Puerto Rico, did not get A-plus treatment.

When Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria in 2017, a Category 5 storm that killed at least 2,975 people, the Trump administration was slammed for what was viewed as a slow response to help the island. The president also got in a feud with the mayor of San Juan, whom he blamed for the depth of the disaster:

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Let’s give the wheel a good strong spin shall we? Oh and hey it’s one of our famous clips without context!

No! you don’t call someone you don’t like a pedophile just because you don’t like them! Just give the middle finger like a reasonable person and move on! Spin it again! Donald Trump. Before we get into this story, I have to play the clip first because it’s definitely Trump at his most exquisite.

Yeah so that happened. I couldn’t love this story more. Every day Trump is becoming more like Kevin from the Office. It’s just a matter of time before he spills a giant vat of chili all over the White House carpets. So in a page literally from Kevin Malone, he attempts to “save time” by using one less word! Gee, me think, why waste time saying many words when few do trick? Well this is one of those things where real life is stranger than fiction. Because things like this happen.

President Donald Trump called Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple" during a meeting at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump flubbed the head of Apple's name during the inaugural meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board to discuss the importance of technology in education. The meeting was held in the State Dining Room of the White House.

"We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple," Trump said as he sat next to Cook who had a paper name tag in front of him that said "Tim Cook."

It's not the first time Trump got a CEO's name wrong.

Last March, he called Lockheed Martin's CEO Marillyn Hewson "Marillyn Lockheed."

Really this is like that Curb Your Enthusiasm episode when Larry David referred to a woman in his phone as “Denise Handicapped”. Marilyn Lockheed? Tim Apple? I mean what’s next? Jeff Amazon? Bill Microsoft? Bill Clinton Foundation? I could do this all day! And here’s my favorite part. You know how much time Trump saved by doing that? He saved exactly 0.27 seconds. He’s got places to go and golf balls to hit, people!!!

President Donald Trump says he didn’t slip up when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting.

Trump tweeted Monday: “I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words. The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!”

Trump made the comment last week. After the session, Cook altered his Twitter profile, replacing his last name with the Apple logo.

At a dinner for Republican National Committee donors at his Florida club Friday, Trump complained that his “Tim Apple” flub was “fake news,” said a person who heard them and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss Trump’s remarks. Trump’s complaint was first reported by Axios.

And here’s the best part – Trump not only said that he lied, he doubled down! Trump’s lies are not just normal lies. They’re like looking at a Photoshop creation – they’re heavily layered, each layer has its’ own character, and it takes a lot of processing time and unpacking to get the full feel for what he’s trying to achieve.

Former Trump employees have warned that as objectionable as the president may sound in public, he’s even worse behind closed doors. Such was the case last Friday when Trump spoke to Republican National Committee donors at Mar-a-Lago. According to Axios, organizers were so concerned with Trump’s private comments leaking that they made attendees seal their cell phones in magnetized pouches. Though the measure may have prevented the release of audio recordings of the president’s speech, a few donors gave Axios a run-down of proceedings. They were as strange as one might expect and, yes, race was involved.

During what one donor described as a “bizarre tangent” about his seclusion in the White House over the holidays, Trump allegedly joked that Secret Service agents were wearing blackface. The donor said that Trump described looking out the curtain of the White House and seeing the agents “in the trees, on the lawn,” and that they were wearing night-vision goggles. “They’re in blackface,” Trump said, adding that “maybe they have to take them away,” because of it. The two sources who relayed the account to Axios said they assumed Trump was referencing the controversy surrounding Democratic Virginia governor Ralph Northam, who last month admitted he wore blackface in the ’80s and which everyone seems to have forgotten about.

It didn’t end there. Responding to recent comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that the GOP has been using to claim she’s anti-Semitic, Trump reportedly went ahead and slapped the label on the entire party. “The Democrats hate Jewish people,” he reportedly said bluntly before going on about how much he’s done for Israel since taking office. This of course is not true. After Trump said last week that the Democratic party has become “anti-Jewish,” the Washington Post dropped some statistics proving the claim has no bearing in reality. Not only are 32 of the 34 Jewish Americans in Congress Democrats, over 70 percent of Jewish Americans voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and a poll released in October 2018 found that 74 percent of Jewish-American voters planned to vote for Democratic candidates in the midterms.

I mean ugh… it’s damn near impossible to keep track of his lies anymore. One minute he says one thing, the next minute he doesn’t admit it and tries to… yeah thanks monitor guy! That’s exactly what it’s like – for those of you viewing at home there’s footage of that Always Sunny conspiracy theory clip. But yeah the next time Trump says anything, expect him to support it… or deny it, whatever. Fuck it.

Last Wednesday, President Trump closed out a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board by personally thanking “Tim Apple,” better known as Apple CEO Tim Cook. Video of the hilarious and now well-publicized moment is below.

This is far from the worst of the frequently confused president’s gaffes, and it’s something that would have fallen out of the news cycle by now if Trump had simply let the issue go. But Trump is, of course, unable move on and has mentioned the incident publicly at least twice since.

Axios reported this weekend that Trump told a group of donors at Mar-a-Lago on Friday that he actually said “Tim Cook, Apple” really fast, but he said the “Cook” part too softly and chalked the resulting video up to “fake news.” Two donors at the event told Axios that they were baffled as to why Trump was even bringing it up because, as one of them put it, “it doesn’t even matter!”

And on Monday morning, Trump took to Twitter to argue that he called Tim Cook “Tim Apple” on purpose as “an easy way to save time & words.” He then admonished the “Fake News” for putting out “another bad Trump story.”

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Let’s spin it to win it! Come on no whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy… stop!!! What? I’m bankrupt? What did I wager? All 10,000? NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Spin it again. And it lands on Morally Bankrupt. Which leads me to my next topic – if it’s in the news, we got to talk about it. And there’s a pair of documentary movies that could potentially take down two of the world’s biggest music stars Michael Jackson and R. Kelly, for Leaving Neverland, and Surviving R. Kelly, respectively. Yeah it’s ugly and it will only get uglier especially when Michael Jackson is the number one earner on Forbes Magazine’s annual list of the Top Earning Dead Celebrities. And for the record we won’t make fun of the victims here. But we can make fun of the situation right? Well how bad is it? Michael Jackson is effectively getting cancelled.

As the release of a new documentary detailing abuse accusations against the singer Michael Jackson has prompted debate about his legacy, the public response to its contents is also leading radio stations across the globe to stop playing his music.

A radio network in Quebec pulled Jackson’s music from its nearly two dozen stations, according to The Canadian Press. In Britain, Variety reported that the BBC was forced to deny imposing such a ban after it was reported that the singer’s music had been “quietly dropped” from one of its stations.

And the backlash has led to an almost complete removal of the singer’s music from the airwaves in New Zealand, after the two largest radio networks — which own most of the country’s commercial stations — said Wednesday that they would no longer play Jackson’s songs.

In the New Zealand and Canadian cases, radio networks cited a change in public opinion about Jackson that was tied to the documentary “Leaving Neverland,” a two-part mini-series focusing on the accusations of two men who say Jackson abused them as children, as the reason for the ban. The program is scheduled for broadcast in New Zealand on Sunday and Monday.

Yeah so Michael Jackson, even though the 10th anniversary of his death is coming up, hasn’t exactly had what one would call the best week. And of course you know Trump, who always takes the unpopular opinion on everything, is probably blasting Thriller and Smooth Criminal right now, because, fuck it, why not? I mean even the Simpsons pulled their famous Michael Jackson episode!

An episode of The Simpsons featuring Michael Jackson’s voice has been pulled by its producers after a powerful documentary accused the star of sexually abusing two men when they were children.

The HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, which was shown on Channel 4 this week, featured James Safechuck and Wade Robson who claimed they were sexually abused by Jackson.

The singer featured in the Stark Raving Dad Simpsons episode which aired in 1991, but his involvement was only confirmed years later. Jackson voiced Leon Kompowsky, who meets Homer in a psychiatric hospital, where he claims to be the pop star and does the moonwalk.


And even Drake, who had a collaboration with Michael Jackson on one of his albums, has since pulled the song from his setlist. I mean the hits just keep coming! So you might be asking well what’s going to happen to Michael Jackson’s estate? Well, there’s a lot to unpack from this documentary and we will bring updates as it comes along.

HBO’s blockbuster Michael Jackson documentary “Leaving Neverland,” in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, accuse the late singer of abusing them sexually when they were boys, has caused much speculation about what the allegations will mean for Jackson’s legacy — and the earning power of his estate.

The estate and Jackson’s family have fiercely criticized the accusers and the documentary — the estate filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO — and even scheduled two rare Jackson concert films directly against the premiere airtimes of the two-part “Leaving Neverland.” The estate claims HBO violated a non-disparagement agreement it struck with the singer in 1992. “‘Leaving Neverland’ isn’t a documentary, it is the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death,” the estate said in a January statement.

In the wake of reactions to the documentary, many of them negative, could a bad look impact the recorded-music deal between the estate and Sony Music Entertainment, the longtime home of Jackson’s recorded-music and publishing catalogs? According to the Wall Street Journal, that agreement is worth $250 million for the rights to distribute the singer’s recordings over seven years.” (A source close to the situation confirmed the figure to Variety.)

Look, look… this was not an easy entry to write. I’m 100% pro first amendment. I’m not for book burning or censorship of any kind, but yeah really, I’m currently on the side of “fuck that guy”. Especially with all the other assholes like R. Kelly, what does that say about the future? Yeah I can understand Bill Cosby getting banned from everywhere, and now it looks like Michael Jackson and R. Kelly might be joining them. But really, fuck those guys.

Spotify and Apple Music have not taken action against Michael Jackson’s music catalog following the release of “Leaving Neverland,” a two-part HBO documentary that accuses the pop superstar of sexually abusing two young boys in the ’80s and ’90s. The move is a departure from the stance the two companies took against R. Kelly after the singer was hit with new accusations of sexual misconduct.

Representatives for the two leading streaming services haven’t responded to multiple requests for comment on whether Jackson’s music would be pulled from its featured playlists. Both Spotify and Apple Music removed R. Kelly’s music from its playlists last year.

Kelly was recently indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four accusers — three of whom prosecutors said were underage — between 1998 and 2010.

“We don’t censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behavior, but we want our editorial decisions — what we choose to program — to reflect our values,” a Spotify rep told TheWrap last year. “When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator.”

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Let’s spin it to win it! Oh….. 10,0000… oh hey it lands on our Spiderman theme!

Yeah so for this edition like I said we’re paying tribute to one of my favorite movies of the last year, Spiderman - Into The Spiderverse. And this won’t be the only time either. So let’s spin it again! Hey it’s time for Top 10 Investigates!

It’s time to investigate beyond the headlines. This is Top 10 Investigates!

Go Fund Me is the world’s largest crowdfunding website. And while the intentions of Go Fund Me are good – that anyone can donate to anyone for anything, But when anyone can donate to anything, there’s bound to be some scammers and people who are abusive of the privilege. It’s a simple fact of life – if anyone can donate, it’s quite possible that you can get scammed. In fact one such story out of New Jersey that broke last November started out with good intentions, but very quickly went south. Let’s hear more.

A woman and a homeless man who fabricated a heartwarming story of compassion that drew more than $400,000 in donations on GoFundMe pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges on Wednesday.

Johnny Bobbitt, 36, pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden, N.J., to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, while Katelyn McClure, 28, pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Sentencing for Ms. McClure is scheduled for June 19; she faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Mr. Bobbitt faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing date has not been set.

The two also face state charges in New Jersey, as does Mark D’Amico, who was Ms. McClure’s boyfriend when the crimes were committed.

In 2017, the authorities say, the three wove an irresistible yarn. Posting to GoFundMe, a crowdfunding site, Ms. McClure and Mr. D’Amico said that she had run out of gas while driving home in the Philadelphia area, and that Mr. Bobbitt, a homeless veteran, had spent his last $20 to buy gasoline for her. The couple said they wanted to raise $10,000 to thank him and get him off the streets.

Yes, that did go south very fast. But it wasn’t just a mere scam it’s a conspiracy that unfolded that has multiple layers involved from all parties involved. So who is Johnny Bobbitt, the man at the center of the case? Well, you should never trust a guy named Johnny Bobbitt, first of all. But second, yeah they picked just about the shadiest guy possible to pull off the scam.

Johnny Bobbitt, the former homeless veteran who became the face of a GoFundMe scam that netted more than $400,000 from donors, admitted Friday to knowingly participating in the fraud and spending some of the donated funds on illegal drugs.

Bobbitt pleaded guilty to second-degree conspiracy to commit theft by deception before Superior Court Judge Christopher J. Garrenger on Friday and was formally entered into the county’s drug court, a diversion program reserved for nonviolent offenders who agree to enter into a rigorous supervision and substance abuse treatment in order to avoid criminal penalties.

He is scheduled to be sentenced next month to five years of special probation contingent upon him completing the program. If he fails to comply with the drug court conditions, he would face an alternative sentence of five years in state prison.

Bobbitt, who was ordered to remain in Burlington County Jail pending sentencing, told the judge he understood his plea agreement and was not coerced into entering the guilty plea.

Yes that is a good question. Well, it is bad and it can lead to repercussions for both you and Go Fund Me, as well as the people who you scammed out of money. Not to mention that it can make life difficult from here on out that much more difficult for anyone who dares to make a Go Fund Me request ever again. So what do actual experts say you can do to avoid getting scammed? Let’s ask them.

Customers, like Garrett, began coming forward this past December, when people started posting warnings not to use cards for purchases from the Pinkys Ice Cream truck in Iowa Park and Burkburnett because they had been charged multiple times for the same purchase.

"It took me about a month because I do not use my debit card much and I just kept putting some money into my account and I was negative $10 and I was really confused," Garrett said.

Garrett said she was actually one of the lucky ones because she was able to detect it early on and Wichita Falls Police Officer Brian Masterson said that is key to help solve these investigations.

"We can try and go out and get surveillance video and potentially get the people responsible for doing this, get them arrested and put into jail and hopefully stop other people from becoming victims," Officer Masterson said.

Actually this one is a definite scamola, Homer. But just like detecting deadly diseases, the key to beating scammers at their own game is early detection. And however, just like death, getting scammed is something that doesn’t happen until it happens. You won’t know it until it is over. But this begs the question – is everything on the internet a scam now? Why of course it is!

The internet: where you can meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills, and help new people! And also, get fleeced. The saga of a couple from New Jersey who raised over $400,000 to help a homeless man and then reportedly withheld the money from him has reached its bitter end, and it turns out everybody involved is a scammer. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning so you can fully enjoy the drama. Because there is a whole lot of it.

Back in 2017, Kate McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico told a heartwarming story about a homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt, offering her his last $20 when she ran out of gas one night. Nice, right? Right. That’s what everybody thought when they read it on a GoFundMe campaign the couple started, promising to use the money to help Bobbitt secure housing and set up a trust in his name. Cue $402,000 in donations from people moved by Bobbitt’s kindness.

But then, in September, Bobbitt got a lawyer and started claiming he’d never received the money the couple raised. He did get some of it, about $75,000, which included a camper and a 1999 Ford Ranger. (Neither were registered in his name and Bobbitt lived in the camper on the couple’s property until they kicked him off in June.) Bobbitt said the pair spent the rest of the money on vacations and a new BMW. At this point, the cops raided the couple’s house and they, via their lawyer, said that the money was gone. GoFundMe donated $20,000 to Bobbitt to help cover legal expenses.

That’s it this week for Top 10 Investigates. Good day.

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Spin that shit! Come on no whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy… stop! Something random in the news!

Jason Blundell and his two teenage kids, Shelby and Spencer, spent a snowy Saturday in Chadron, Nebraska, recreating their family's 1967 Ford Mustang GTA, according to the Scottsbluff Star-Herald. The Mustang stayed in the garage, of course, but its snow-replica was parked proudly out on the curb.

The "Snow Pony" took five hours to build and blew up from there, attracting admirers from across the world thanks to a family friend who added to the display. Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Mick Downing, who attends the Blundells' church, filmed himself writing a fake tow notice for the obvious snow-car and posted it on the patrol's social media pages.

Downing, of course, never filed the paperwork to submit the notice, as it would have been legally parked if it were a real car.

I’m not really sure if you can fault the officer or you can fault the terrible parking job. Either way this one is a colossal WTF. Spin it again! oh hey it’s time for Holy Shit!

Gather around, my fair brothers and sisters, it’s time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate! For the Holy Church of the Top 10 has convened and it’s our weekly duty to remind you why the holiest among us are also the most full of:

My fair congregation! In times of a natural disaster, we can always turn to the good LAWRD JAYSUS for a miracle or two. However, when the most unholy, ungodly man whose name I dare not speak in my church, claims he’s a man of GAWD, then there’s certain liberties he takes with the job that he’s given on any day! You know the supporters of the unholy Dark One, painted his predecessor as a “celebrity”, but they elected a guy who is synonymous with the term “celebrity”. In fact he’s so much of a celebrity that he thinks that his opinion is greater than that of GAWD himself!

U.S. President Donald J. Trump flew to Alabama to make a personal survey of last week’s Tornado damage. Trump upset a lot of people when he signed Bibles presented to him by tornado survivors. A 12-year-old boy initiated the presidential signing spree when he gave the president his Bible and requested him to sign the Christian holy book. According to media footage, even Melania Trump, the first lady, signed Bibles.

Trump’s Bible signing activity has divided religious leaders on whether such an action is appropriate. A few are offended, while others said President Trump might have gone about his signing activity differently. One of the few who supported the president in this issue is Hershael York, Dean of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary School located in Louisville, Kentucky. He pointed out that the president signed the Bible as he was asked. He then said although the United States does not have a national faith, Americans have faith in their nation, and thus it is not surprising that people have asked politicians to sign their Bibles. Reverend Donnie Anderson is one of the many clergy members offended by Trump’s signing spree. The executive minister of Rhode Island State Council of Churches said she was deeply offended by the manner the president scribbled his signature. He not only autographed Bibles but also many other products like hats. He also posed for many photographs. As per Rev. Anderson, Trump made a calculated political move to solidify his GOP voting base. https://www.worldreligionnews.com/?p=60013

Now look, sir… just because the videos that I show may mention his name, I will personally not say his name in my church, and it is implied that my parishioners don’t either! And if you don’t like my policy, the door is THAT way! That is the way it is in the Holy Church Of The Top 10! Now, back on track. Here’s the thing – was he the first one to do it? Absolutely not! But is he the most offensive person ever to sign one? Absolutely!

Peter Manseau, the Smithsonian’s curator of religion, tells The Washington Post that other presidents have signed Bibles, too. Specifically, says Manseau, Barack Obama signed one or more Bibles during his time in office, as did George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. Manseau did not, however, say when or where those Bible signings took place.

“From what I can tell the event [Friday] wasn’t outside the norm,” Manseau said.

Also known to have signed a Bible in his career is Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

And though at least one evangelical was appalled by the signing of Bibles, it seems that others in the evangelical community are less put off by signing Bibles. Tim Tebow has been known to sign them, for example, and late evangelist Billy Graham signed a Bible in 2005 for a very special friend of his: that friend was Donald Trump.

Did the Bibles burst into flames afterward? But this brings up a very interesting gray area. Now… is it OK for the Dark One to sign the Good Book? Well this not only divided the people who were there, it’s spawned a national debate among the holiest and godliest among us, and the people who are on the other side. So what do actual pastors have to think about this? Well let’s ask them!

- When President Trump signed Bibles in an Alabama region devastated by tornadoes, he was giving comfort to survivors by participating in a time-honored Southern tradition, some observers say. Others claim signing Scripture was inappropriate.

In the South, signatures in a person's Bible "bring back great memories of relationships and friendships and moments in our life," said Rusty Sowell, pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala., where Trump signed tornado victims' Bibles March 8.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Providence in the aftermath of an EF-4 tornado that killed 23 people. The church has been used as a staging area for disaster response. While gathering at Providence with survivors, first responders and volunteers, Trump and the first lady signed memorabilia including Bibles for those who asked, Sowell told Baptist Press.

The Bible signing provoked media reports over the weekend, with some critics voicing strong opposition to Trump's actions.

Sowell said he "didn't think anything about it" when Trump began signing Bibles. The pastor noted signatures in his own Bible of friends and other significant people dating back to the mid-1970s.

Even the good LAWRD is speechless on this one! By the way give it up for our gospel choir, how great are they? Can I get an amen??? Well, I’ve been all over this great land of ours and I certainly don’t remember that being a tradition from any of the places I’ve ever been! That’s right, sir! But here’s why people don’t think that the Dark One should sign the Good Book!

President Donald Trump is not a liar. A liar is someone who occasionally tells mistruths. President Trump is a broken fire hose of lies. He’s a broken slot machine of lies. He’s a lie conveyor belt.

On Monday, the president lied again, this time in tweet-form, claiming that America was “starting to make a turn back” to a time when Bible study was big in public schools.

The Washington Post’s Mark Chancy noted, there was no such time in American history.

But besides that, Trump, who has routinely portrayed himself as a man of God, had to deal with a competing tweet from an actual man of God.

There you have it, a guy who claims to be the holiest among us, has never set foot in our holiest of institutions! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:

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Let’s spin the wheel shall we? Oh and hey it’s a clip without context!

Holy shit! That’s crazy! I don’t remember that being part of our party platform! Spin it again! Oh and hey it’s time for Beating A Dead Horse:

The comedy world was completely divided this week as Stormy Daniels announced that she was going to try her hand at stand up comedy. Yes, *THAT* Stormy Daniels. Professional stripper and the woman who some might argue is Donald Trump’s worst nightmare. And she’s also single-handedly responsible for ruining our childhoods more than any amount of Ghostbusters remakes ever could. So, Stormy Daniels announced that she was going to fill the late spot at the Chuckle Hut and actual comedians are split down the middle as to who really gets to fill that spot. Hey, wait a minute! That’s also what we do here! So does that mean I don’t get to play to an audience either? Oh wait, we play the coveted Wednesday at 2:00 PM slot when there’s no possible chance of landing an audience. So let’s expand on this further, shall we?

Stormy Daniels is taking a spin at being a stand-up comedian.

The adult-film star — who’s been locked in an ongoing legal battle with President Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen — will perform at a comedy club in Houston later this month, the Joke Joint Comedy Club’s co-owner, Ken Reed, told KTRK-TV this week.

Daniels is suing Trump and Cohen to void a nondisclosure agreement about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006. The payment over that agreement is one of the reasons Cohen was last year sentenced to three years in jail for bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

"I'm not going to judge her on her politics, or her day job, or anything else,” Reed said of Daniels’s upcoming sets. “She has an audience. She has a fanbase that want to see her. I think it's going to be a good show.”

The head of the comedy club said the idea for Daniels to deliver some one-liners came from her management team.

Yeah so Stormy is heading to the stage everybody! Woooooooooooo!!!!! And what city will be lucky enough to witness this train wreck? Houston, Texas! And boy won’t they be so receptive there? Because Houston is prime MAGA country and I’m sure they won’t have any of it. But hey you never know what kind of audience you’re going to get!

Adult film star-turned-comedienne Stormy Daniels is taking her act on the road and starting her comedy tour in Houston.

Co-owner of the Joke Joint Comedy Club in southeast Houston, Ken Reed, says her management team reached out to him to schedule the show. He says he's gotten mixed opinions about her show coming to his club.

"I'd go see it. Check it out. See what it's about. I always like to laugh," said Aaron Holmes, a potential patron to the Stormy Daniels shows.

Meanwhile, Michael Nichols differs, saying, "Personally, not my preference, but, you know, to each his own."

Yes true, this is doo doo, or as some might put it, horseshit. So here’s where we get into the meat of this discussion. So actual stand up comedians aren’t having any of this. But as we’ve learned, Stormy is not the first celebrity to try their hand at stand-up comedy. Yeah we get it that comedy is not an easy profession to get into – it takes a lot of hard work to sell out the Chuckle Hut or the Joke Joint. So why so serious?

Stormy Daniels made waves after announcing a headlining gig at Joke Joint Comedy Showcase in Houston. Comedians nationwide took offense to Daniels, who likely has never done a comedy open mic in her life, headlining a comedy club on name recognition alone.

But here’s the rub: porn stars have been headlining comedy shows for years. Bree Olson made a web series, Bree Does Comedy, about an adult film star that becomes a stand-up. Sovereign Syre made a name for herself as a dual-action comedian and porn star. Ron Jeremy does a surprising number of club sets.

The prevalence of porn stars getting up onstage makes the backlash to Stormy Daniels doing stand-up only more confusing because this isn’t a new phenomenon.

Earlier this week, Laurie Kilmartin tweeted “Doing standup is not a reward for being famous. Please leave the weekend gigs for actual female comics,” in response to Daniel’s Tour Manager, Dwayne Crawford, announcing her first stand-up show in Texas. While Kilmartin says to “leave the weekends” for actual comics, the show is an independently-produced one-nighter on a Wednesday.

Well, we would actually prefer not to do it that way. And even more and more actual comedians are speaking out against this idea. So is it a good move or a bad move? You be the judge. Of course we could and should afford a trip to Houston to witness the potential train wreck of a show, but yeah we’ll just save money and wait for the highlights to come out on Twitter! So what do actual comedians think of this move?

If you blinked and missed it, Stormy Daniels is starting her career in stand-up comedy. For the entertainers that have worked for years honing their craft, you can imagine that they would be pretty upset that Stormy gets a pass in the business just because she's got some stories to tell about Donald Trump. The former adult star will probably sell out her shows but according to Chris D'Elia, she shouldn't be referring to herself as a comedian.

When TMZ cameras caught up with the actor, he was asked about his thoughts on the move from porn to comedy. He actually gave a pretty insightful answer too. "I'm not a porn star if I just make a video of me fucking someone... I just made a video. She's not a comedian!" He goes on to say that people often look at stand-up as a second choice for when they've failed in their first career. Referring to the move as a cash grab, D'Elia notes that some of his peers are pissed about Stormy waltzing into the business so casually.

Instead of calling it a comedy tour, Chris suggests she change the name to a "public speaking" display. Let us know your thoughts on this? Does Stormy Daniels belong on the stage as a comedian?

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Let’s give the wheel a good strong spin shall we? And it lands on… wait for it… wow, two clips without context in a row! What are the odds?

Yeah it’s always those damn commies isn’t it??? I swear, I can’t even anymore. Spin it again! It’s time once again to ask:

This week: Jared Kushner’s security clearance. How is this still a thing? Yes, Jared Kushner is the man who is married to Donald Trump’s DHLF Ivanka. Don’t ask us what that abbreviation means, because you don’t want to know. In case you’re wondering how difficult it is to actually obtain a security clearance to go inside the White House, it’s pretty close to damn near impossible. And the guy who we currently call president, Donald J. Trump, just hands them out like he’s handing out party favors. Kiss Trump’s ass enough or marry into his family? You get a security clearance! And why does he still have this most coveted of all clearances? Well its’ a mystery.

President Donald Trump pressured his staff to give daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner security clearance, despite objections from senior staffers, according to a report published Tuesday.

According to the report, Trump pressured then-chief of staff John Kelly and White House counsel Don McGahn to grant the clearances so that it wouldn‘t look like the president was inappropriately influencing the process, several sources told CNN. Both McGahn and Kelly refused, and Trump ultimately granted the security clearances himself, the sources said.

Last week, reported Trump demanded Kelly grant Kushner a top security clearance last year, despite the chief of staff laying out major concerns in an internal memo.

The reports contradict statements made by both Trump and Ivanka, who have denied there was any inappropriate influence in granting the security clearances.

In January, the president told the he played no role in ordering White House officials to grant Kushner top-secret clearance.

So if you kiss Trump’s ass enough, you might just get top secret national security clearance. Maybe that’s the Art Of The Deal? OK, we will admit that we’ve never actually read the Art Of The Deal, we will just make things up. Which is pretty much what Trump does all day every day. That’s what happens when you don’t actually read. And when you do read, the actual headlines are pretty frightening, such as what happened when the Democrats inquired about this clearance:

The White House rejected a demand from the House Oversight Committee to turn over documents and comply with interviews concerning the security clearances of some of President Donald Trump's closest advisers, including Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The refusal to provide the documents increases the likelihood that House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings will issue a subpoena for the information.
Cummings told CNN on Tuesday that "when you cannot get information, you cannot be a check," and said Trump's administration is "reluctant" to give the committee "the information that we need to do our job." The Maryland Democrat said that "under the Constitution, we have a duty -- it's not some witch hunt, it's a duty, a sworn duty, by the way -- to be a check on the executive branch."
The chairman added, "We will very carefully consider our next options, and we will do things that are responsible and consistent with the Constitution."

That we can imagine is pretty much what it’s like behind the scenes. In fact, how did Jared obtain his security clearance? That’s something that has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. And trying to figure out why and how he has security clearance is enough to make you go WTF?. But really, just don’t try to make sense of it. Instead try to figure out how it can be taken away.

Over the last two years we’ve seen periodic news reports detailing the comedy of errors that has been Jared Kushner’s security clearance process. The story flares up, but because it seems only to be about bureaucratic paperwork, it smolders just as quickly. This is because we mostly see the “what”—the bureaucratic swindle—and not the “why.” News: It’s not boring.

Sadly, though, we can’t get around the “what” of it, so I’ll tell a short story:

Kushner, who needs a top-level clearance to do the jobs assigned to him—such as negotiating the Middle East peace process—didn’t receive a full clearance for a long, long time. When he did get cleared, it was because Donald Trump—who is President of the United States and coincidentally also Kushner’s father-in-law—overrode his national security officers and demanded it.

Why didn’t Kushner qualify? First, he repeatedly withheld information on his security questionnaire (form SF-86), which he had to amend four times. (Flag this: The omissions included meetings with foreign officials.) Kushner’s applications were so riddled with errors and omissions that when Charles Phalen, director of the administration’s National Background Investigations Bureau, was asked before Congress if he could “recall if there has ever been an applicant having to submit four addenda detailing over 100 errors and omissions being able to maintain their security clearance,” he replied he had “never seen that level of mistakes.”

And by the way – the one person who could revoke Kushner’s security clearance is one of Trump’s worst nightmares – California congressman Adam Schiff, or as Trump calls him “Shifty Schiff”. But there is also this.

A White House security specialist is seeking official whistleblower protection from the federal government after raising concerns about “unwarranted security clearances" for administration officials, including Jared Kushner, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

The specialist, Tricia Newbold, filed the whistleblower complaint less than two weeks after she was suspended without pay for defying her supervisor, Carl Kline.

The complaint, which was obtained by NBC News, alleges Newbold raised concerns with Kline about a security clearance for an individual as early as July 2017. The complaint does not identify the person, but sources familiar with the situation told NBC News that it was Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser.

In the complaint, Newbold says Kline "repeatedly mishandled security files and has approved unwarranted security clearances."

This is what happens when the conspiracy theorists run the conspiracy. Extortion, racketeering, lies, and more lies – all standard operating procedure for the Donald Trump administration. That’s enough to make you ask – Jared Kushner’s security clearance:

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Oh man I could really use a drink right now!

Of course you know the idea behind this is that we have some cocktails, and while we are cocktailing we talk about anything in the news that doesn’t relate to politics. So tell me bartender, what goes well with a jealous boyfriend story? Jealous Boyfriend IPA? OK I will try that one. And give it to me in a large glass, and don’t skimp on the pour. And I don’t know if you saw in the news over the weekend that former Yankees star Alex Rodrigues got engaged to everyone’s favorite hand puppet Jennifer Lopez over the weekend. Well, none were more jealous than former Oakland Athletics star and part time Steven Segal impersonator Jose Canseco. And let’s just say Mr. Canseco is a home run short of a cycle.

Jose Canseco has moved on from his pitch of assisting New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow with his at-bats to taking swings at the second-most high-profile pairing of the weekend.

No, no, not Antonio Brown switching yellow for silver. Canseco is taking aim at former New York Yankees all-star Alex Rodriguez giving Jennifer Lopez a diamond he couldn’t lose on a beach.
Canseco dives in on cheating allegation

One day after A-Rod announced the engagement on his social accounts, Canseco decided to fill his time accusing the former slugger of cheating on his new fiance.

It gets worse: the woman Canseco pulled into this mess is his ex-wife, Jessica.

While J-Lo’s competition show, “World of Dance,” was airing Sunday night, Canseco delivered a string of tweets with zero facts.

“Alex Rodriguez stop being a piece of s— stop cheating on Jennifer Lopez,” he tweeted.

Oh Jose, you can’t just flat out accuse A-Rod of cheating. Oh wait, except everybody has accused him of cheating! And not just on Jennifer Lopez, either! But it gets weirder – so much weirder. Apparently Mr. Canseco has gone completely off his rocker and wants to fight A-Rod for J.Lo’s heart. Because that always works! And them’s fighting words, apparently!

One day after Alex Rodriguez confirmed his engagement to Jennifer Lopez, Jose Canseco accused Rodriguez of being unfaithful to the pop singer and actress.

Canseco on Sunday said Rodriguez was cheating on Lopez with his ex-wife Jessica.

Jose and Jessica Canseco married in 1996 and divorced in 1999.

Following his initial tweet alleging Rodriguez of cheating on Lopez, the six-time All-Star also issued a challenge to A-Rod.

Canseco's final season in MLB was in 2001. He tried his hand at mixed martial arts in 2009, losing to Hong Man Choi via first-round submission.

Ha ha… that’s classic. But being jealous boyfriend #1 isn’t the only crazy thing that he’s been cooking up lately. And this is too fucking good. Apparently Mr. Canseco is a hardcore conspiracy theorist who believes in bigfoot and wants to fight aliens. Yes, those kinds of aliens, sir! And nothing says Las Vegas like alien hunting. The cost? Only a mere $5,000!

Former major leaguer Jose Canseco has continued to sail off into the muddy skies of insanity, as he is promising that people who pay to spend time with him will meet a “real alien” and Bigfoot.

When last we visited former Oakland Athletics star Jose Canseco, he had decided to share his beliefs that aliens were teaching humanity how to travel through time. With concepts straight out of an H.P. Lovecraft story, Canseco proclaimed that the technology existed, at least in regards to those aliens, to send the brains of humanity through time and space. Of course, his claim that he himself had been in the future, and had seen the Super Bowl already, was proven wrong.

While there may be some doubt regarding Canseco and his treks through time, he promises that those aliens are real. In fact, if you spend the money to hang out with him, not only will you get to meet one of those aliens, but he also guarantees a Bigfoot sighting as well.

Yes, for a mere $5000, you too can golf, hunt Bigfoot, and go fight aliens with Jose Canseco. I just… how… what… who is this for? I mean he’s got Bigfoot ideology all wrong! Bigfoot is usually found in the forests, and there’s no forests in Vegas! Yes, sir, I’ve been there. Oh and Mr. Canseco is also trying to court Tim Tebow. Dude, Jose… you might want to take a break from humanity for a while. Go home, you’re drunk.

According to Jose Canseco …

Wait, come back. It’s not like you think.

OK, so it’s exactly like you think. Canseco is having a thought, just a few weeks after his last thought — inviting suckers, er, thrill-seekers on a $5,000-per-person excursion to hunt for Bigfoot and aliens who have communicated to the onetime Oakland A’s Most Valuable Player the secrets of time travel.

I’ll pause for a moment while you travel back in time and read that again.

That’s our Hosey (as Dave Stewart used to call his one-time teammate) — always swinging for the fences.

Here’s his new thought: He wants a job as Tim Tebow’s personal hitting coach. But only if Tebow trades his batting helmet for a tin-foil hat.

“Tim Tebow let me help you with your swing,” Canseco tweeted. “I just saw one of your bats you have no rhythm right now and you’re to rotational I will help you for free I’m a fan of yours.”

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Let's spin the wheel one last time this week! Come on no whammy no whammy no whammy.... STOP!!! T-Shirt Cannon!!! Yes everyone will get the new Top 10 Stupidest State 2019 t-shirt! Yeah how awesome is that? Let's spin it again! Stupidest State 2019! Hit it!

16 states will enter and only one state will become the new Top 10 Conservative Idiots Stupidest State!

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Stupidest State Round 1 Week 1! We're here live at the home of the Arizona State University Sun Devils, the fabulous Wells Fargo Center in Phoenix, Arizona! We've got two matchups of two teams and they are here and they are ready to tangle! In this corner it's a Battle of the Batshit as Kentucky takes on Maine, fresh from their triumphant return to the tournament! While in this corner, it's a Gun Nut showdown as two newcomers to the tournament look to bring their big guns to the dance - it's hot newcomer Idaho against another hot newcomer, Oregon. Who will win? Who will go home? Let's get out the bracket so you can follow along!

[font size="4"]Kentucky Vs. Maine [/font]

[font size="4"]Kentucky[/font]

So of course you know the Bluegrass State, Kentucky is the reigning champion of this conference since Florida bowed out and became a member of the Gun Nut Conference. Want to know Kentucky's credentials? Yes, their governor currently is Matt Blevin, who's been called one of the worst governors in the country. They're also home to two of the most horrible senators this country has ever seen - jackass and human turtle impersonator Mitch McConnell and Mr. Monkey Pancakes himself, Rand Paul. Kentucky is also the home of former Christian right hero now disgraced county clerk Kim Davis. And now they can add Nicholas Sandmann to the list! Yes, the 16 year old from the Indigenous People's March is a hero of Trump because he's going after the mainstream media for - get this - character defamation! Oh womp womp!

The legal team representing Nick Sandmann is seeking $275 million in damages from CNN, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
Nick, a 16-year-old Covington Catholic student, was thrust into the national spotlight when videos of him and his classmates interacting with others outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., went viral in January. He is represented by Todd McMurtry and experienced libel and defamation lawyer L. Lin Wood of Atlanta.
This is the second defamation lawsuit filed against a media company after the viral incident in Washington, D.C.
In February, Nick's legal team filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking $250 million in damages against The Washington Post. Nick's legal team also has sent dozens of letters requesting national media outlets and figures preserve evidence such as internal emails for potential lawsuits.

Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Gee if he thinks CNN is bad wait until he gets a hold of this program! Oh and his legal team? He has a whole fucking legal team? Who's paying for this? Time to follow the money. The sooner this dipshit goes away the better. But the sad thing is we probably haven't heard the last of this pathetic snowflake. Yeah he is a snowflake! He can dish it out, but he sure can't take it. Vicious attacks on him? Go cry me a fucking river.

Following a $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post, Covington Catholic teenager Nick Sandmann and his family are planning to sue CNN for a similar amount, Sandmann's lawyer said.
Lawyer L. Lin Wood announced the lawsuit in an interview with Fox News host Mark Levin. The interview is set to air on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET during the network's Life, Liberty & Levin.
“CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than the Washington Post, and CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes," Wood said.
Wood said he expects the lawsuit will be filed on "Monday or Tuesday" of next week.
“I've got some young, smart lawyers that are working hard as we can," Wood said. "Double-checking, and listen, when we file complaints, we've investigated it because we want to get it right. Maybe CNN can learn from that."

[font size="4"]Maine[/font]

Maine needs no introduction to the conference. The Pine Tree State's credentials are pretty much unparalleled in the dance as they have given us Gov. Paul Le Page. They've also given us notorious flip flopping senator Susan Collins. But Maine, outside of the major cities, is also home to some very prime MAGA country. Which is why even though they tend to vote Blue, they also vote in some of the craziest politicians in the country. So much that they've been referred to as Canada's Florida. Well, at least on this program they have anyway. So what's Maine been up to lately? Well they attempted to censor political speech (sponsored by a republican, obviously) and it hilariously backfired on them!

A Maine Republican’s bill that sought to ban teachers from discussing political or ideological advocacy with students has been unanimously rejected by a legislative committee.

Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s bill sought to limit the types of classroom discussions teachers can facilitate and would have barred teachers from “endorsing, supporting, or opposing” court cases and presidential actions. The Bangor Daily News reports the bill faced strong opposition and was rejected Thursday by members of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee.

Republican Rep. Gary Drinkwater says Lockman’s bill was an overreach and any issues about classroom discussions can be handled at a local level.

Republican Rep. Heidi Sampson says the Maine School Management Association has agreed to send letters to school boards about discussing sensitive topics in classrooms.

Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/01/maine-bill-banning-teachers-political-speech-in-classrooms-fails/

That's pretty fucked up that that is where we're at in this country that politicians have to start censoring speech because it is getting so out of control. And no, we don't want to go down that road sir! And Maine can't even budget right - they have the same budget aspirations as Trump does, which is throw a whole bunch of cash that you don't have at the subject and hopefully it will go away. Huh, I don't remember that being an economics lesson!

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills laid out her $8 billion budget before the Legislature on Monday night, arguing for a proposal that expands Medicaid, spends more on the opioid crisis and returns more money to municipalities by telling lawmakers Maine “cannot afford to stand still.”

In the first budget address of her tenure as governor, Mills said that Maine “has many assets but it also has many challenges” as the state lags behind its New England neighbors on economic expansion, income growth and public health. Mills said her two-year, $8 billion budget “moves us forward” by making investments in schools, infrastructure and health initiatives without raising taxes.

“This is a pragmatic, common-sense budget that lives within our means and that delivers what Maine people want,” said Mills, a former attorney general and Democratic state lawmaker who is Maine’s first female governor.

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“Paul LePage said teachers are ‘a dime a dozen.’ Shawn Moody lost the election when he said Maine schools are ‘overfunded.’ Based on the reactions of the Republicans to Governor Mills’ budget speech tonight, they’ve clearly learned nothing,” House Majority Leader Matt Moonen, D-Portland, tweeted shortly after Mills’ speech.

[font size="6"]And The Winner Is… [/font]

Oh this one is a no brainer! Kentucky easily routes Maine to advance to the next round of the tournament. Final score - 85 - 61, they win by a whopping 24 points!

[font size="4"]Idaho Vs Oregon [/font]

[font size="4"]Idaho[/font]

This is the first time we've seen the great state of Idaho in the tournament. Yes, the home of Boise State's infamous blue football field is home to a lot of guns. And guess what? They're not afraid to use them either! So what makes them one of the hottest states in the union that they can go and brandish their guns wherever they please? Well concealed carry is a hot topic in the Gem State but don't let that fool you into thinking that they are anti-gun. They are very much pro gun to the point where restaurateurs have to start chasing them out of public places!

Chef John Berryhill was surprised that a brief interaction he had with a small group of restaurant patrons about their guns on Feb. 21 resulted in a social media firestorm — and he said he appreciates all the support he’s received over the past week from customers.
“The whole social media thing is just huge,” he said Friday night. “There were thousands and thousands and thousands of comments from Twitter to Instagram to Facebook.”
Business has been brisk as usual at Bacon, despite a state lawmaker’s call for a boycott last weekend, Berryhill said. He’s said he’s not anti-gun, but he’s considering putting up a sign to let customers know that he does not want open carry in his restaurant.
“People have been carrying concealed weapons here for a long time, and it doesn’t bother us because you don’t know,” he said, noting that several of his friends have recently told him they conceal carry.

Yeah so that's how gun crazy Idaho is. But what happened with that controversial bill that would have allowed anyone with a carry permit to allow guns in schools? Well thankfully that died on the house floor, but it will be back. Yes, just like Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons, this subject will refuse to go away quietly. I'm sure Trump will weigh in at some point, and when he does you can guarantee that he'll take the unpopular opinion because that's how he rolls. But for now...

A bill that would have allowed anyone with an enhanced concealed carry permit to carry guns at Idaho public schools is dead, at least for now.
House Bill 203 will not get a hearing in the Idaho House of Representatives State Affairs Committee, according to committee Chairman Rep. Steven Harris (R-Meridian).
“The bill will not be heard this year,” he wrote in an email. “This will allow more time for stakeholder involvement.”
However, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Chad Christensen (R-Ammon) said he’s still working on the bill, though he wouldn’t specify what he might be doing to revive it.
“The chairman has cancelled the hearing,” he wrote. “However there are some things in the works.”

[font size="4"]Oregon[/font]

Now you might be thinking "Hey wait a minute, Oregon is a blue state!". Well, the Beaver State is a blue state the same way that Maine is a blue state. In that they have a lot of areas that vote blue, but once you get outside, there's plenty of heat packing MAGA nuts to satisfy any Trump fan. Oregon may be the home to the Trailblazers and the Oregon Ducks, but they're also home to some pistol packing militia groups such as Patriot Prayer, the III%ers, and the Oath Keepers! Which begs the question - what are they keeping an oath to? Well they're proposing a controversial bill that would allow cities to become sanctuary cities for hardcore gun nuts!

A new kind of gun law is on the ballot in 10 Oregon counties this year. The so-called “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances” would give those county sheriffs the authority to determine if state and federal gun laws are constitutional and bar county resources from being used to enforce them.
The measures represent a new legal strategy from gun rights groups.
“It’s a brand-new approach,” said Rob Taylor, an Oregon gun rights activist who is pushing these ordinances. “It’s something that really hasn’t been tried in a lot of places.”
Taylor runs the Committee for the Preservation of the Second Amendment. The group wrote and shepherded the ballot measure to Election Day with help of the Oregon chapters of militia groups like the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters.

Yeah so sanctuary cities for guns! What a great idea! And you know what else Oregon is the home of? The Bundy Militia! Yes, the discount gun humping cowboy mafia that was recently pardoned by Trump because, owning the libs, has been under scrutiny since that infamous pardon. And in fact, even Bundy himself has got tired of the movement that he started!

Ammon Bundy, the rancher at the center of a 2016 standoff with the government at an Oregon wildlife preserve, said he is leaving the militia movement after criticizing President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Bundy shut down his social media accounts and announced that he was stepping away from “patriot groups,” BuzzFeed News reported Thursday.
He said the decision comes after he faced fierce backlash for opposing Trump’s attacks on a caravan of migrants.
"It's like being in a room full of people in here, trying to teach, and no one is listening," he told the outlet. "The vast majority seemed to hang on to what seemed like hate, and fear, and almost warmongering, and I don't want to associate myself with warmongers."

[font size="6"]And The Winner Is… [/font]

Man this was a close one that came down to the wire... and we might have our first upset of the tournament brewing here. And the winner is... OREGON!!! OREGON WINS!!! A last second 3 pointer knocks favored front runner Idaho out of the tournament and Oregon moves on. What an upset! The crowd is stunned here at Wells Fargo Center!

[font size="6"]Next Week[/font]

For Round 1 Week 2, we're live at the home of the UNLV Running Rebels, the Thomas & Mack Center in fabulous Las Vegas for the hot 2nd round action! It's a rematch from last year as Wisconsin goes for broke against Nevada's gaming industry, while Indiana faces off against tournament newcomer Oklahoma in a Family Values showdown!

[font size="8"]And Now This:[/font]
[font size="8”]Rival Sons[/font]

Ladies and gentlemen, my next guest is an awesome band from Long Beach. You can see them on tour through April including a sold out show at the Henry Fonda Theater on May 9th, their latest album is called “Feral Roots”. Playing their song “Too Bad”, give it up for Rival Sons!

Thank you UCB Theater for our 3 week homestand! We’re off to Atlanta next! See you next week!


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