Monday, February 18

Putting today’s headlines in the crosshairs:

Better luck never, Nana Hilldawg.

Better luck never, Nana Hilldawg.

  • Monday is Presidents’ Day, an opportunity for Americans to show a little love to America’s Commanders-in-Chief.  Well, maybe not all Americans. 

  • The Jussie Smollett saga has managed to find an even weirder path. Smollett, who appears to be avoiding questions from Chicago law enforcement may have paid the Osundairo brothers to help him stage the attack he blamed on roving gangs of Subway-hating Trump supporters, only after a threatening, racist, letter sent to the studio of “Empire,” the TV show on which Smollett starred, failed to spark significant outrage. But wait - there’s more! New reports indicate Smollett - and possibly the Osundairo brothers - may have made and sent the letter, as well. You’d think an actor would know the value of rehearsal.

  • The Jussie Smollett story:  A gay black man convinces a political party made of fake indians, the klan, communists, vegans, and thugs, to blame white guys for a hoax involving Nigerians and Subway sandwiches.  And they say Hollywood is out of ideas. 

  • According to CNN comedian Brian Stelter, "The fact that one robbery was faked does not mean robbery is not a problem. The fact that there is one false rape accusation does not mean that there's no rape. We have to cover these issues as trends and as patterns" The fact that you willingly participated in a racist fraud - well after it was apparent the attack on Jussie Smollett was a hoax - doesn't mean you're ALWAYS participating in racist frauds.  Sure, Bri. Sometimes they're just regular frauds. 

  • Don’t look now, but disgraced MSNBC pundit Al Sharpton says Smollett ought to “face accountability to the maximum” for the hoax.  Hey Al, Tawana Brawley called.  She said “irony is ironic.” 

  • Disgraced former Congressman, and Clinton crony, Anthony Weiner has been released from prison after serving time for doing the kind of stuff that normally ends up with Chris Hansen telling the perp to “just have a seat right over here.”  Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife – oh wait – it’s Anthony Weiner? OK, just hide yo’ kids. 

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released a bizarre video over the weekend in which the silly girl compared the proposed wall on the US southern border to the Berlin Wall while using the word “like” nearly 200 times in under a minute.  The Berlin Wall – which was constructed by Chiquita Khrushchev’s ideological heroes – kept people in, not out.  Like, OMG, like, history is totes hard! 

  • Florida Democrat Congressman Ted Deutch says “If we can reduce gun violence by raising the minimum age a person can buy a shotgun or rifle, then we should do exactly that,” and that’s why he introduced legislation to prohibit Americans below the age of 21 from purchasing shotguns or rifles.  Under Deutch’s bill, 18-20 year-olds will still be able to exercise their civil rights, but only if the make it through basic training. 

  • Senator – and Democrat Presidential candidate – Amy Klobuchar (MN) agrees with Rep. Deutch, telling a mob of liberal supporters “It is time to put sensible gun legislation in place.”  And then, she demonstrated "sensible" by throwing a brick at a staffer.

Be sure to check back here throughout the day as more targets present themselves…