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Tuesday news update

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1. TMZ reports that “Empire” is going to “slash” Jussie Smollett’s screen-time.

Production sources tell TMZ … Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode — which is being shot now — but, 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86’d.

But he has not been immediately fired and the show canceled, like happened with Roseanne Barr because of a single free-speech Tweet. The lesson is that a white person tweeting something stupid and then deleting it and apologizing is a much worse offense than a black person committing a felony hate-crime hoax.

TMZ also report that their law enforcement sources say that prosecutors intend to seek a felony indictment from a grand jury for filing a false police report. But that has yet to be confirmed by other news media.

2. Bernie is officially running for president! No one seems to care that, if elected, he will become an octogenarian during his first term in office.

I say that if Joe Biden decides to sit out, then Bernie becomes the frontrunner and he will be hard to beat. He has name recognition, plus he’s less scary to white voters than an angry non-white like Kamala Harris. (Obama’s secret to success was that he wasn’t angry.)

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February 19, 2019 at EST pm

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RBG, I told you so, again

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Copying and pasting what I wrote before:

1. You have to truly be a moron to think that the MSM could cover up the fact that RBG is dead until a Democratic President is sworn in in January 2021. And in fact, it’s in the interest of the MSM for RBG be dead because they’d get a massive amount of readership and viewership as a new Supreme Court nomination goes through the process. So MSM silence definitely means that there’s nothing wrong with her; at least nothing that would cause her imminent death (it has been previously reported that she would be at home for a few weeks recovering from her last hospitalization). I have no doubt that she will never voluntarily retire so long as Trump is President, no matter how poor her health.

2. After moron right-wingers convinced themselves that Hillary Clinton was going to die any moment from some mysterious disease, and that turned out to be false, I recalled an episode of Star Trek. Scotty is left in charge of the Enterprise while Kirk and Spock are down on the planet, and the Klingons lure him away with a fake distress call. And then, just as Scotty is about to return to the planet, they receive yet another distress call. And that’s when Scotty says, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!” So the lesson to learn is to totally ignore any unverifiable reports on right-wing message boards about a liberal Democrat’s health.

These morons on the right are as bad as the morons on the left, and it’s almost enough to make me give up on politics blogging.

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February 15, 2019 at EST pm

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RBG, I told you so

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The Washington Post reports that RBG attended a musical production last night.

I told you so.

After moron right-wingers convinced themselves that Hillary Clinton was going to die any moment from some mysterious disease, and that turned out to be false, I recalled an episode of Star Trek. Scotty is left in charge of the Enterprise while Kirk and Spock are down on the planet, and the Klingons lure him away with a fake distress call. And then, just as Scotty is about to return to the planet, they receive yet another distress call. And that’s when Scotty says, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!” So the lesson to learn is to totally ignore any unverifiable reports on right-wing message boards about a liberal Democrat’s health.

These morons on the right are as bad as the morons on the left, and it’s almost enough to make me give up on politics blogging.

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February 5, 2019 at EST am

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Sandwichgate

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Curle writes in a comment:

We don’t know that he didn’t drop the sandwich and pick it up later. They come with a wrapper. Why leave it on the ground?

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February 2, 2019 at EST am

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RBG

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I saw the following comment elsewhere on the web:

These rumors are easy enough to refute if they are false. Just have her make an appearance. Instead, the MSM sits around complaining that there are people who don’t believe she is alive or able to serve. Maybe such people are not buying your lines because you, the MSM, have been caught in misreporting before, and it is well known that the MSM/Leftists are panicking because the court oligarchy that THEY created is now being taken over by Conservatives/Constitutionalists. You cannot blame them for believing that the MSM/Left/Deep State would do anything to prevent Trump from having another Supreme Court pick.

The MSM is trolling right-wingers. Let the stupidest of the bunch get themselves worked up like this guy, and then when RBG finally appears they can point out how right-wingers are (1) incredibly stupid (2) conspiracy-mongers and (3) evil and unchristian in hoping that a nice old woman is dead.

You have to truly be a moron to think that the MSM could cover up the fact that RBG is dead until a Democratic President is sworn in in January 2021. And in fact, it’s in the interest of the MSM for RBG be dead because they’d get a massive amount of readership and viewership as a new Supreme Court nomination goes through the process. So MSM silence definitely means that there’s nothing wrong with her; at least nothing that would cause her imminent death (it has been previously reported that she would be at home for a few weeks recovering from her last hospitalization). I have no doubt that she will never voluntarily retire so long as Trump is President, no matter how poor her health.

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February 1, 2019 at EST pm

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Phonegate

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chicago-police-say-empire-actor-jussie-smollett-refuses-hand-over-n965371

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has refused to turn over his cellphone to detectives, who are investigating the alleged attack that sent him to the hospital earlier this week, Chicago police said Thursday.

The actor declined to share telephone records that could show he was speaking with his manager just as the alleged assault happened early Tuesday morning in Chicago, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told NBC News.

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To be fair to Smollett, I wouldn’t give my phone to police either. The police can verify the time of the call from the carrier records, if Smollett provides that.

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February 1, 2019 at EST am

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There really was a white guy with a rope

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https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/31/jussie-smollett-neighbor-suspicious-redneck-rope-attack-chicago/

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Or maybe not, this just keeps getting weirder:

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January 31, 2019 at EST pm

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Fake news headline

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Headline at USA Today: “Assault on ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett serves as a stark reminder that lynching and noose symbolism is still prevalent”

Will we get an apology when the story is proven to be a hoax? Not likely, the fakestream media never apologizes for their fake news stories, they just move on to the next outrage.

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January 31, 2019 at EST am

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The rope

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https://abc7chicago.com/photos-show-potential-persons-of-interest-in-empire-actor-attack-police-say/5113489/

They confirmed video shows Smollett walking across the street from the two possible persons of interest. Police said in the video he walks out of frame for about a minute and reappears on another camera “wearing a rope like a neck tie.”

And then 45 minutes later he’s still wearing the rope.

Click the link to the article to see the picture of the “persons of interest.”

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January 31, 2019 at EST am

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More info about the Smollett attack

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http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/01/update-tv-star-told-cops-to-turn-off.html

Police were summoned to an apartment in the 300 block of East North Water Street after a man who identified himself as a friend of Smollett’s called 911 and said that a “well-known” person had been assaulted and battered after leaving his apartment, and they wanted a report.

I think that’s a key piece of information that it wasn’t Smollett himself who called the police.

Perhaps Smollett left the apartment to cheat on his gay boyfriend with some gay hookup, but the encounter went bad, and Smollett came back to the apartment all beat up, and he doesn’t want to tell his gay boyfriend that he left for a gay hookup, so he makes up a dumb story about being attacked by racists, and then the friend insists on calling the police and Smollett can’t think of a good reason to stop him from doing so. And then when the police come, Smollett sticks with his attacked-by-racists story.

Police reviewed video from dozens of public and private surveillance cameras in the Streeterville area. As of 2:45 p.m. they had not seen any images of the attackers. Investigators have found footage of Smollett alone inside the Subway shop.

Consistent with the gay hookup gone bad theory, Smollett voluntarily went somewhere private where there would not be video cameras, and then got into the fight.

A source familiar with the investigation told CWBChicago that the rope was “thin clothesline, straight out of the package.” The Sun-Times reports that the rope “didn’t necessarily resemble a noose” as has been widely reported.

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Smollett was still wearing the noose around his neck when police arrived at his friend’s apartment nearly 45 minutes after the attack, according to a police spokesperson. Police took the rope as evidence.

This part is a little mysterious. So there really was a rope. Not a “noose,” thus not a symbol or racism, but also a strange way to attack someone. Could be the rope was used for something sexual.

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January 30, 2019 at EST pm

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