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Humor For a Broken Heart

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:03

Roger Mathews is using humor to get through the pain of his wife filing for divorce. The soon-to-be ex husband of Jenni “JWoww” Farley posted a picture to Instagram of his back with a medical device on it. He joked that his wife is using “shock therapy” to get him to become a better husband. Mathews named the device the “Dirtbag 9000” and said, “it has voice recognition so if you question your wife if will light you up”. The father of two ended the post saying “Humor has always been my way through life. Praying for a better tomorrow. Love you @jwoww”.

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Doppelganger, Doppelganger, Doppelganger

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:01

Tom Hardy’s doppelganger has his own doppelganger. Logan Marshall-Green has always been considered Tom Hardy’s doppelganger and vice-versa, but Buzzfeed made an interesting find this week. Logan Marshall-Green’s true doppelganger is his own twin brother Taylor Marshall-Green. Taylor’s Instagram page has been discovered and fans have been swarming to see the photos of the twin brothers. Many agree he is Logan’s true doppelganger while others still think Tom Hardy is. Irregardless, the fact that there are three men in this world who share traits such as these, we should all just be thankful and not question it.

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Bieber Backtracks

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:37

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin may have tied the knot in the eyes of the State, but they say it’s not official until they make vows in the eyes of God, friends say. They’re planning a lavish ceremony for early next year in either upstate New York or Ontario, TMZ reports. 

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Kate Hudson Baby #3

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:34

Actress Kate Hudson has given birth to her third child. Daughter Rani (sounds like “Ronnie) Rose Hudson-Fujikawa was born Tuesday, and announced yesterday. It’s her first kid with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa. Ronnie is named for her paternal grandfather Ron. 

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Kardashian Robbery Fallout

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:32

The security company that fell asleep on the job to allow Kim Kardashian-West to be robbed in Paris two years ago is getting sued by her insurance company. The lawsuit is for $6.1 million — the exact amount the insurance company paid out to Kardashian for her stolen jewelry. The suit alleges PROTECTSECURITY, and particularly bodyguard Pascal Duvier, left Kim hanging when he followed sisters Kourtney and Kendall to a club.

Kim has nothing to do with the suit — she was made whole by the insurance payout.

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Birthdays: October 4, 2018

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:26

Rachael Leigh Cook – actress – 39

Alicia Silverstone – actress – 42

Liev Schreiber – actor – 51

Russell Simmons – Def Jam records co-founder – 61

Christoph Waltz – 62

Linda McMahon – WWE CEO, 2010 Senate candidate for Connecticut – 70

Susan Sarandon – Actress and Activist – 72

Anne Rice – fantasy author – 77

Jackie Collins – English author, sister of actress Joan – 81

BORN ON THIS DATE

Charlton Heston – prolific actor – 1923

Buster Keaton – silent film actor – 1895

Rutherford B Hayes – POTUS 19 – 1822

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History: October 4, 2018

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:25

1918

German Chancellor Max von Baden sends a telegram to President Wilson requesting an armistice to end hostilities in World War I.

Wilson responded by refusing to negotiating with a military dictatorship, even though von Baden and the Kaiser had made such a promise. Diplomatic finagling continued throughout the month as Germany’s military position deteriorated.

German General Paul von Hindenburg reignited armistice negotiations in early November; major hostilities would end November 11.

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1957

Soviet scientists successfully launch Sputnik I, scaring Americans into accelerating their space program. Most importantly, putting the first probe into space gave the USSR an edge in the mounting arms race.

Almost 4 months later the US responded in kind, launching the Explorer I probe, and kicking off the space race

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1965

Pope Paul VI visits the United States. He’s the first reigning pope to make it across the pond to America.

He only spent one day stateside, confined exclusively to New York City, where he visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral and met with President Johnson at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

His Holiness also addressed the General Assembly at the UN, said Mass at Yankee Stadium, and visited the Vatican Exhibit at the World’s Fair.

All in less than 14 hours. An estimated 1 million spectators turned up to see the Pope in person; another 100 million watched on TV.

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1970

Rocker Janis Joplin overdoses on heroin in an L.A. hotel room and dies. Joplin was working on her album Pearl, which would be the best seller of her career.

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Networks Ignore Claim Against Ford

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:44

CNN and other networks are ignoring a letter from a former boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford that she might not be a saint. In the letter, the ex tries to discredit parts of Ford’s testimony—including that he once witnessed her coaching a friend on how to evade a lie detector test, and that the pair were bona fide jet setters. Ford has claimed she has a fear of flying because of the alleged attempted sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh, which she said happened in the early 80s. The friend denies every having been coached by Ford on any polygraph. As of yesterday afternoon, the blackout on the story continued on CNN, ABC, and CBS.

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Dem Staffer Busted For Doxxing

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:44

A Democratic Capitol Hill staffer has been arrested for doxxing Republican senators. Capitol Police announced they’d taken 27 year old Jackson Cosko, a recent staffer in the office of Dem Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, for the doxxing—a term of art meaning to post restricted personal details like contact information and phone numbers for political enemies on services like Wikipedia. That, of course, allows leftist thugs to show up at their political enemies houses, call them, and harass them. Cosko is accused of posting the personal information online for Sens. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch in the midst of last week’s superheated testimony by Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford. On top of the seven crimes Cosko is charged with, police say more could be added.

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Sanders, Acosta Spar Over “Victims”

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:44

Sarah Sanders struck back at CNN correspondent Jim Acosta on Wednesday. The grandstanding Acosta asked Sanders if Brett Kavanaugh was the “victim” in the whole episode over allegations of sexual impropriety lodged against him. Acosta was apparently indignant that President Trump would mock accuser Christine Blasey Ford at a rally the night before. Both Kavanaugh and Ford are victims of the Democrats’ smear machine, to paraphrase an emotional Sanders. The campaign has been “disgraceful,” and the Dems are “exploiting” the women who have come forward.

—QUOTABLE: “I think Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh are victims at the hands of the Democrats. I think it’s absolutely disgraceful what they’ve done and exploited this process … They are exploiting all the women that have come out to make any type of accusation. This isn’t the process that should have been done and certainly everybody deserves to be heard but that includes Judge Kavanaugh and that should be part of this process.” -Sanders

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Heitkamp Feeling “Kavanaugh Effect”

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:41

One Democrat senator in a red state is suffering the “Kavanaugh effect.” North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp is down by 10 points in her race against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer. A poll by Strategic Research Associates found Cramer up 51-41 percent, a wider lead for Cramer than a June poll by the same group finding Cramer up 48-44. The poll also found 60 percent of North Dakotans support confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court—the poll, however, wrapped up before last week’s dramatic testimony by Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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New Alert Draws Lawsuit

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:41

A lawsuit is seeking to stop those “presidential alerts” you may have gotten on your phone yesterday. The new lawsuit, brought by three New Yorkers, argues the system violates their First Amendment rights and is an unconstitutional seizure of electronic devices. Unlike some other alerts, cell phone users can’t opt out of receiving these new alerts—they’re essentially mandatory. The presidential alert has been in the works for six years, and in 2016 failed former president Barack Obama signed a law restricting its use to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters or threats to public safety. That’s not enough, the plaintiffs contend. It could be used by President Trump or future presidents to force propaganda on hundreds of millions of people, they argue.

—QUOTABLE: “Without more specific definitions…officials — including President Trump — are free to define ‘act of terrorism’ and ‘threat to public safety’ as they see fit, potentially broadcasting arbitrary, biased, irrational and/or content-based messages to hundreds of millions of people.” -Official complaint

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Will The Supplemental Report Be Made Public?

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:57

Sen John
Cornyn R-TX wants the FBI’s supplemental report on Supreme Court nominee Brett
Kavanaugh to be made public.

Cornyn said
that he wants the public to know what their Senators are voting on and their
votes to be on public record. More Republicans are calling for this to be made
public so as to force Democratic Senators in states that Trump won in 2016 to
make their votes be accountable to their constituents in their home states.

Democrats,
however seem to be more amenable to keeping the findings private as it may ruin
their narrative against Kavanaugh in case the findings don’t back up the
accusers claims.

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Kavanaugh’s Accusers’ People Question FBI’s Thoroughness

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:55

Attorneys
for both Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez are questioning whether the
FBI is being thorough in their supplemental investigation of Brett Kavanaugh as
they claim they see no evidence that the FBI has reached out any of the witnesses
they have named.

Attorneys
for Deborah Ramirez doubt that the FBI is being allowed to conduct the
investigation that it needs to. Insinuating that they are being dictated to by
the Trump White House.

Sen Mitch
McConnell R-KY, says the supplemental report would be finished Wednesday
afternoon and that the report will be available for review shortly thereafter.

There is one
copy of the report that will only be available to all 100 Senators and a
handful of aides that will be delivered one by one to each Senate office,
reviewed by the Senator than moved by courier to the next Senator. This is done
to prevent leaks to the media.

Sen Chuck
Schumer D-NY is demanding 24 hours after the report becomes available to hold the
procedural vote the Senate floor.

McConnell
has said the vote will take place after cloture either Friday or Saturday.
Whether all Senators can review the document, which thought to be relatively
short, can be done to meet that timeline is to be determined.

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Trump Mocks Ford at Mississippi Rally

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:53

President
Donald Trump was feeling his oats in friendly ground at a campaign rally in
Mississippi. Where last week he complimented Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine
Blasey Ford as being a “compelling and credible witness”, he felt no reason to
be complimentary in front of a crowd of supporters.

Using a
slight impression of Ford, Trump listed the things she can’t remember about the
incident in which she accused Kavanaugh of an attempted sexual assault.

“What years
was it? I don’t remember. How did you get home? I don’t remember. What
neighborhood was it in? I don’t remember”, Trump continued in this vein to wild
applause from has standing room only crowd of supporters.

Trump was
indignant and clearly agitated by the whole situation saying that the accusations
of which there are no solid evidence has left “a man’s life in tatters” and
that “his wife is shattered.”

Trump also
referred to the NBC interview with anther accuser Julie Swetnick, which did not
go well for her and her scumbag attorney Michael Avenatti as NBC disclosed that
they could not verify any of the claims and all her named witnesses denied
knowledge.

A familiar
pattern.

Perhaps
Trump is feeling confident of Kavanaugh’s confirmation and no longer feels the
need to be conciliatory.

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Corker- Dems Overplayed Their Hand

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:50

Tennessee
Senator Bob Corker, who is sometimes at odds with President Trump and
considered a swing vote in the ongoing Brett Kavanaugh saga says that the
nominee will win confirmation and that the Democrats have “overplayed their
hand”.

Corker went
in to say that cloture, which discontinues debate on the matter, will be filed
possibly Thursday once the Senate receives the FBI supplemental background
check report that was agreed to on Friday.

Corker said
that the vote will most likely come on Saturday and he is confident in
Kavanaugh’s confirmation after what he called, “heartfelt conversations with
his colleagues.”

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48 Hours

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:07

The Game has a two-year-old sexual assault case to deal with. A judge has given the rapper 48 hours to produce the agreed upon documents or the “U.S. Marshals will be on his a**”. This all stems from a case The Game lost against accuser Priscilla Rainey—who appeared on his VH1 show, “She’s Got Game”—who he was ordered to pay $7 Million in damages. An arrest warrant has been issued, but he has until Friday at noon to get things in order.

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“It’s Platonic”

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:00

According to Sophia Hutchins, rumored girlfriend of Caitlyn Jenner, there is nothing romantic about their relationship. Hutchins recently sat down with Jim Breslo for his Hidden Truth Podcast and told the host that her relationship with Jenner is platonic. They do just about everything together—including live together—but there is no intimacy. Rumors have been swirling about the 68-year old and 21-year-old since last year, although neither have confirmed or denied a relationship…until now.

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No Rings Yet

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:52

Once assumed to be a couple on the fast-track to marriage, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have yet to make that leap. The country singer recently opened up to People saying “I wouldn’t change one thing about my life right now. I’m happy”. The couple does not need the “legally binding document and shared last names” to make their relationship more secure, they are “rock solid”, according to a source. So, for now, the closest thing to a legal agreement is the rumored collaboration the duo has been “kicking around for some time”.

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Taco Day!

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:37

TODAY IS—Taco Day! Not sure when this day was created, no one is complaining that is was. The taco, as we know it today, has been around since the 19th century, but a meal prepared with tortillas has been referred to as early as 1520. That meal would have been made with soft wheat or corn tortillas, not the hard-shell option we have today. Taco combinations come in all shapes, layers and flavors, so there is sure to be something for everyone! Enjoy Taco-Thursday!

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