The Blame Game
Real news daily. M.D. Creekmore provides a smart summary of the days ten most fascinating news stories…
1. THE BLAME GAME
President Donald Trump’s violent rhetoric is “a problem” that has led to a great division in the country, a Republican congressman told CNN Thursday. “The blame can go on the Republican side, it can go on the Democrat side, but when the President says to somebody in the audience, ‘I wish I could hit you in the face. If not, why don’t you do it and I’ll pay your legal fees,’ we ought to call it for what it is. That’s a problem,” South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford told CNN’s Anderson Cooper at the Congressional Baseball Game. From Eugene Scott on CNN News: GOP lawmaker: Donald Trump’s violent rhetoric is ‘a problem’. (Apparently, Rep. Sanford hasn’t been watching the hate filled rhetoric that’s being displayed every day by the mainstream media and the far left. Perhaps, he should go read some of the comments posted on this far left Facebook Page. How’s that for violent rhetoric?)
+ Dozens of Democratic congressional staffers erupted into boos, jeers, and even vulgar gesticulations Thursday when President Trump appeared in a video at the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. Mr. Trump delivered a message of unity, but some fans in the stands weren’t having any of it. Via The Washington Times: Dem staffers boo Trump at unity baseball game.
+ Ted Nugent toning down ‘hateful rhetoric’ after Scalise shooting. (From what I understood, Ted’s wife has laid down the law to him and is making him play nice with the Democrats and their supporters from now on.)
2. LOST AT SEA
A US Navy sailor who was thought to have gone overboard seven days ago and was presumed dead has been found alive aboard the ship that reported him missing, the Navy announced Thursday. CNN: US Navy loses sailor on ship for 7 days. (The obvious question is how does a sailor go missing on a ship at sea unless he simply didn’t want to be found?)
3. FAT, FAT, EVERYWHERE
According to the AHA, 82% of the fat in coconut oil is saturated. That’s more than in butter (63%), beef fat (50%) and pork lard (39%). And, like other saturated fats, studies show it can increase “bad” cholesterol. We recommend replacing the saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats – using oils instead of butter and choosing foods like avocado, oily fish, nuts and seeds instead of foods high in saturated fats like cakes, biscuits, chocolate and fatty meat. Reported by the BBC News: Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’.
4. THIS GIRL MUST BE SICK IN THE HEAD
A young Massachusetts woman accused of sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were teenagers was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday. She faces a sentence of probation to 20 years in prison. Reported by CBS News: Michelle Carter text suicide trial verdict: Guilty. (She needs the 20 years behind bars, but will probably get a probation slap on the hand. People need to learn that there are consequences for actions.)
5. WELCOME TO TENNESSEE
Two Tennessee men are being hailed as heroes for helping authorities capture a pair of murderous fugitives who had killed two Georgia corrections officers to escape custody — by holding the duo at gunpoint until deputies arrived. Reported by Amanda Woods in The New York Post: Two Tennessee Men hailed as heroes for holding murderous fugitives at gunpoint. (Me I’ll be Kickin’ It In Tennessee.)
6. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THAT
William Spingler, a Pennsylvania Democrat who stepped down from the Radnor Board of Commissioners in 2015, admitted fondling his 103-year-old mother-in-law who suffers from dementia at a nursing home on two occasions in December. As reported by The New York Post: Ex-politician admits he fondled 103-year-old mother-in-law’s breasts.
7. MAKING WITCH HUNTS YUGE AGAIN
“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” Trump said. The Washington Post: Trump is officially under investigation. (This is what his opponents on both sides of the political coin have been wanting – will a conviction for obstruction of justice and impeachment come next? Probably.)
+ From the Los Angeles Times: In a tweet, Trump seems to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice.
8. BEST NOT TO STEAL IN VENEZUELA
Sixty people have been recorded as killed in lynching’s in the first five months of this year alone. Last year there were 126 such killings — a surge from the 20 reported in the previous year, coinciding with the worsening of political tensions and economic chaos. Yahoo News Service: Venezuela mobs kick, burn thieves in lynching epidemic.
9. HOW TO DO STUFF
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10. THE BOTTOM OF THE NEWS
+ And another YouTube Video – Playing Nice with The LEFT Gets You The DC Shooter and Domestic Terrorists. The 2nd Amendment exists for times such as these.
+ (Hopefully, but they aren’t sure yet…) – Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s self-declared capital in Syria, but U.S. officials said there was no definitive proof of his death. The Associated Press: Uncertainty over Islamic State leader’s fate after an airstrike.