Are We Serious With These Go Fund Me Pages?

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In the wake of the highly dramatic and emotional testimony of both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee this past week, it has come to public attention that GoFundMe pages have been set up for both individuals.

That’s right.

Ford and Kavanaugh have seen hundreds of thousands of dollars pour into accounts which are supposedly to support their administrative and court expenses.

Are we serious?

Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University. Kavanaugh is a judge for the second highest court in the land. Each is being supported by political parties with limitless funding. Are Americans such suckers as to provide them with more money? It just adds to this national embarrassment.

Feeling charitable? Take the money and help those in Indonesia who just experienced a horrendous earthquake and tsunami. As of today, over 800 have been confirmed dead and that count is expected to rise exponentially. There is plenty of suffering among the destruction.

Click Here To Donate To World Vision’s Indonesia Earthquake Fund

Of course, there are plenty of other charities which are supporting Indonesia as well. Just make sure your choose a properly vetted organization. And if the Indonesia cause doesn’t “do it for you”, there’s still plenty of help needed in the Carolina and Virginia areas from Hurricane Florence.

Click Here For A List Of Charities Supporting Hurricane Florence Victims

If you got the moolah, let’s be smart with it!

Saturday Night Live Season 44 Premiere

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The long running Saturday Night Live premiered last night with its 44th season and there was plenty of material available for the ensemble’s sketches to kick things off. Of course, there was plenty of focus on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings. The cold open featured a recreation of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with special guest star Matt Damon portraying an exaggerated Kavanaugh to humorous effect. Various SNL cast members played the various Senators with SNL alumnus Rachel Dratch making an appearance as Senator Amy Globuchar. Aidy Bryant has a humorous bit playing sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, and Kate McKinnon nearly stole the bit with her portrayal of Senator Lindsey Graham.

Click Here To Watch The Saturday Night Live Cold Open

Actor Adam Driver was the host of the season premiere and the musical guest was rapper Kanye West. While his musical sets were underwhelming, West stirred controversy by refusing to take off his “Make America Great Again” hat and going off on a rant about supporting President Trump and calling for dialogue. His rambling diatribe led to audience boos, several cast members walking off the set including Adam Driver and the rest staring in shock; shaking their heads in disbelief.

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If this is how the first episode of the season kicks off, it should be a kinetic, tantalizing program this year for the often lambasted show.

Weekend Football News And Notes

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Recapping some of the weekend football action:

On the college side of the things, the top two teams in the country, Alabama
and Georgia, both took care of business and routed their opponents.

#3 Clemson lost their starting quarterback to injury but were still able to
come back against a game Syracuse squad, winning in the 4th quarter with a
27-23 victory.

In the biggest game of the day, #4 Ohio State marched into Happy Valley PA to
play the #9 Penn State Nittany Lions. Both teams entered the matchup with
undefeated records and despite a raucous, rowdy “White Out” Penn State crowd,
the Ohio State Buckeyes rallied from a 4th quarter 12 point deficit to win the
game 27-26. The Nittany Lions had a chance to win the game, but a very
questionable play call on 4th and 5 late in the game was stuffed by the Buckeye
defense.

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In another battle of undefeated squads, #7 Stanford lost to #8 Notre Dame in
South Bend as the Irish rolled to a 38-17 victory over the Cardinal.

Also, undefeated #12 West Virginia defeated #25 Texas Tech in a high scoring
game 42-34, #14 Michigan rallied from being down 17-0 to win 20-17 against
Northwestern, #19 Oregon defeated #24 California 42-24 giving the Golden
Bears their first loss of the season and unranked Virginia Tech did the same
to the #22 Duke Blue Devils, winning 31-14.

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In today’s early NFL action, the Cincinnati Bengals shocked the Atlanta Falcons
in Atlanta with a touchdown 7 seconds left in the game to win 37-36. Despite
the win, the Bengals lost their starting TE Tyler Eifert to a gruesome ankle
injury in the 3rd quarter.

There were 2 games that went to overtime with the Tennessee Titans defeating
the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 and the Houston
Texans defeating the Indianapolis Colts 37-34 as time expired in the overtime
period.

The hype over the Miami Dolphins undefeated start and potential demise of the
New England Patriots was quickly extinguished as the Patriots won 38-7. As with
the Cincinnati Bengals, the Patriots also lost their starting TE Rob
Gronkowski in the 3rd quarter due to an ankle injury.

In other games, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the NY Jets 31-12, the
Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 26-24, the Chicago Bears crushed the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-10 and the Green Bay Packers blanked the Buffalo Bills
22-0.

The late afternoon games include the Cleveland Browns vs the Oakland Raiders,
The Seattle Seahawks vs the Arizona Cardinals, San Franciscio 49ers vs the
Los Angeles Chargers and the New Orleans Saints vs the New York Giants. As
of 530p EST, all of these games were relatively close approaching halftime.

Tonight’s Sunday night matchup is the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Pittsburgh
Steelers on NBC. Monday Night Football on ESPN tomorrow will feature the
Kansas City Chiefs versus the Denver Broncos.

The Wright Stuff

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O Captain! My Captain!

Last night, the New York Mets and their fan base said goodbye to their All Star Captain David Wright. A fan favorite for years until injury derailed an excellent career, the third baseman had not played in two years and had to work through a vigorous rehab regime to get back to playing shape. Unfortunately, Wright came to the realization this summer that his body will just not respond. As a tribute, the Mets activated and started Wright at third base where he played alongside friend and teammate Jose Reyes one last time. Wright received the first pitch of the game from his 2 year old daughter Olivia. He played the first four innings of the game before being pulled from the game to a long standing ovation at Citi Field. Wright had one routine put out from third base on a ground ball and got to bat twice – grounding out once and drawing a walk.

The Mets would win the game over the Miami Marlins 1-0 in 13 innings.

We wish David Wright the best of luck in his retirement years.

Frau

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Democrats are calling for an open ended, no time frame investigation from the FBI in regard to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. The calls come a mere day or two after they were granted a one week delay so that the FBI could follow up with accusers in the case. One of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys tweeted that the week delay should be extended and open ended yesterday. Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Min)stated the investigation should not be limited in scope.

It will be interesting to see how many more voices chime in this week calling for an extension to the delay or if new accusations against Kavanaugh are produced.

9/29/18 – Image Metaphor Of The Day

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A dubious anniversary. 10 years ago today, on September 29th, 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its largest single day point loss ever with the bankruptcies of Lehman Bros and Washington Mutual. Although there were signs that an economic crisis was brewing, this particular event made it official. An economic crisis of epic proportions had arrived and would affect financial markets the world over. Emergency measures including bailouts for companies were put in place by the U.S. government and shock waves rippled through foreign trade markets.

So hey, let’s deregulate everything again, remove restrictions on industry, start selling faulty mortgages, handout massive bonuses on Wall Street and essentially revert us to the conditions that set up 2008 in the first place.
Enjoy that booming stock market while it lasts.

It will all go up in smoke eventually. It always does.

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And Now Back To The Dirt…

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Bill Maher is a skid.

There’s no other way to say it. He’s an untalented loudmouth who serves as a television “shock jock”, attacking everything in sight that doesn’t fit his world view. And what a sad world view it is. In his latest vile diatribe, Maher attacked the close friendship of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and the late John McCain. Responding to Graham’s outburst at the Kavanaugh hearings, Maher stated that Graham needed “the stabilizing influence of his dead boyfriend”. The lowlife then went on with his usual bottom of the barrel remarks, labeling Brett Kavanaugh a liar and a drunk and then topping it off with a segment attacking religion, while promoting his own crappy “Religulous” pseudo-documentary. (Let’s face it, the stuff self-promoters like Maher and Michael Moore peddle are not documentaries; they are op-eds. Documentaries are objective pieces. You can’t star in or promote opinion like these buffoons do and call it a “document”).

Whether you are liberal or conservative, religious or not, Maher’s latest words were classless and the lowest of the low. Not surprising coming from a low life.

And who made this untalented know-it-all the voice of liberal America? He was a self admitted pothead in college studying “English and History” (you’d never know it from the drivel that pours from his big mouth), an underwhelming stand-up comedian, an absolutely terrible actor (the hypocrite talks about the actions of Kavanaugh and yet starred in sexist garbage like “Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle of Death!”), and served as supporting window dressing at best.

In 1993, Comedy Central gave him his own political parody show entitled “Politically Incorrect” despite having no background in politics. There he crafted his low ball attacks on anything he disagreed with. Always to get a headline, he’s attacked everything from the U.S. response to 9/11 to his own dogs (likening them to retarded children).

Inexplicably, HBO gave the “all bark, no bite” wannabe political pundit his Real Time With Bill Maher program where he could now criticize and attack without the censorship of a basic cable network like Comedy Central. Every so often, he’d catch audiences with a real “shocking” soundbite to keep himself relevant.

In 2008, he made his trash film “Religulous”, calling it an expose on religion and its faults. Of course, the obvious moron only interviewed fringe religions, cult figures and acclaimed atheists. There are no counter remarks whatsoever from actual authorities within any major religion. Just get me the craziest kooks out there! Even worse, the ever present trademark of Maher: it’s JUST NOT FUNNY.

He’s been able to wrangle up a devoted cult of mindless sheep who hee-haw at each shocking, uncorroborated piece of filth that falls from his mouth. Of course, anyone with half a brain realizes, the one who talks the most is likely the one who knows the least.

RIP John McCain. RIP Real Time.