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Video || Mika Brzezinski Apologizes for Calling Pompeo Trump’s “Butt Boy”

I don’t know. Is this necessarily “homophobic”? I always thought the term was a little bit more like a “kiss ass” or just someone who follows someone else around closely or does everything they say.

In fact, until about ten years ago, the president’s aide-de-camp, who follows him everywhere, gives him the papers he needs, and whatever other small items he requires, was routinely referred to by the White House Press corps and the president’s “butt boy.”

Anyway, as you know, today, if you get out of bed, you’ve probably offended someone. So Mika had to apologize, and a liberal got a dose of political correctness blowback their normally dole out to others.

Trump’s Next Attorney General Expected to Battle Porn Plague

Pornography is a scourge of our age. Children have access to it on the internet. Adults get addicted to it now that you don’t have to sheepishly walk up to a salesman and buy it. It’s all right there for you.

It’s not clear to me what they will do or how they will square it with free speech requirements. But anti-obscenity advocates think the Trump administration will do something. 

Is it hypocritical for President Trump to be our anti-porn crusader? Sure. Also, who cares?

According to the Washington Examiner:

Pornographers are bracing for the first major obscenity clampdown in three decades under President Trump’s new pick for attorney general, William Barr, a strident social conservative whose views threaten the lucrative industry. 

Anti-porn campaigners were thrilled with Trump’s selection of Barr, previously attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, noting his enthusiastic obscenity prosecutions in the early ‘90s. 

Barr, described by one Washington attorney as a “staunch Catholic conservative,” isn’t shy about his views, warning in a 1995 article that “secularists” were targeting “laws that reflect traditional moral norms” and that “we are seeing the constant chipping away at laws designed to restrain sexual immorality [and] obscenity.” 

Federal obscenity law hasn’t changed in decades, leaving a juicy target for Barr, who left office 25 years ago, before the explosion of Internet porn that flourished under three presidents.

Trump Considering Kushner for Chief of Staff

Not great news for the Trump Revolution.

Kushner will add all sorts of moderates, globalists, and Neocons to the staff and won’t fully understand the need to energize the base that elected President Trump in the first place. 

What’s more, he hasn’t exactly shown a deft touch to keeping himself clean when it comes to federal regulations, and possibly even federal laws. Might not be the right guy for an impeachment struggle.

According to the Huffington Post:

Having run through his first choices for his chief of staff vacancy without any luck, President Donald Trump is considering his own son-in-law for the job.

Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White House told HuffPost. He and two others close to Trump or the White House who confirmed Kushner’s interest in the position did so on condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s staffing considerations freely.

Kushner has been pushing his own candidacy with Trump, citing his work on a criminal justice reform package and a claimed ability to work with Democrats, one person said. “I don’t know why he thinks that, when the Democrats are mainly going to be coming after Trump,” the source said.

The White House did not respond to HuffPost’s queries about Kushner’s prospects for the job.

Trump told reporters Thursday that he is down to five finalists. “We are interviewing people now for chief of staff,” he said at a photo opportunity with newly elected governors who were visiting the White House.

Trump Cancels White House Christmas Party for Press Corps

Well, there’s no Christmas party for the White House press corps this year. President Trump has nixed it.

Every year, the press is invited to feast on White House delicacies, have cocktails, and then meet and get a photo with the first lady and the president. I’ve been to many of these parties – although the Obamas stopped inviting me because they didn’t like me, and I didn’t get an invite last year, probably by mistake – and I can assure you they are wonderful affairs. The lamb chops and the shrimp cocktail are the best you’ve ever tasted.

But who can blame Trump? The press corps invited a comedian who hates Trump to perform at its annual dinner last spring. And the coverage is relentlessly negative.

Why invite a group of people who hate you and who are biased in their work when they claim to be neutral to come party with you?

There’s plenty of grumbling about this, I’ve been told by others who are more connected to the other White House reporters. I’m sure you are all broken up about it and grieving for them . . . 

Trump Schedule || Thursday, December 13, 2018

11:45 am || Meets with Secretary of State Pompeo
2:00 pm || Meets with governors-elect; Cabinet Room
2:30 pm || Participates in a signing event for an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council; Roosevelt Room
5:15 pm || Attends a White House Christmas party
8:30 pm || Attends a White House Christmas party

All times Eastern

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Sports Illustrated Selects Christine Blasey Ford to Deliver Anti-Sex Abuse Award

Why must sports outlets get into politics? ESPN has become the CNN of the sports world. Now Sports Illustrated is getting all “woke.”

From the Washington Examiner:

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, was selected by Sports Illustrated to present an award honoring the first gymnast to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of abuse. 

Ford recorded a video announcing Rachael Denhollander, a lawyer and former gymnast, as the recipient of Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year award. The video marked Ford’s first public statement since she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation against Kavanaugh in September.

In Memory of Tom Harman

I want to tell you about a wonderful man who had a remarkable influence on my life, and on so many others. Thomas Hiser Harman of Centerville, Virginia, was my first editor. I didn’t go to journalism school. Tom Harman was my journalism school. He died last Thursday, December 6 at the age of only… Continue Reading