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  1. Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case

    President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in the case brought by adult film star Stormy Daniels.

    He said in the filing he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination because of a criminal investigation targeting him, which led to his New York office, home and hotel room being raided by federal agents earlier this month.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/04/25/michael-cohen-says-he-plead-fifth-amendment-stormy-daniels-case/552183002/

    • “Like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me and you know, from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong. There were no campaign funds going into this,” Trump said.

      Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said on MSNBC that Trump’s comments are “hugely damaging” because they appear to reveal that the president had some knowledge of the payment.

      http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/384969-trump-on-cohen-nothing-to-do-with-me

      • Grimm

         /  April 27, 2018

        I imagine quite a few voters in America wished they had as many hot women as Trump does in their past that they had to lie about. Landslide 2020

        • Gezza

           /  April 27, 2018

          I bet most of them would be happy just to find a good one & stick with her. Look at what happens when you hit on tarts.

          • David

             /  April 28, 2018

            “Look at what happens when you hit on tarts.”

            You become President?

            • Patzcuaro

               /  April 28, 2018

              Or you get splattered by the filling which may be sweet or savoury

            • Gezza

               /  April 28, 2018

              Don’t think so. Why not test your theory tho? Hit on some tarts. Report back on the results? Hope to see you on the ballot paper in 20/20, but I’m not confident, to be honest.

  2. duperez

     /  April 27, 2018

    On hearing President Trump saying, “Like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal…” I thought, “You gotta be crazy.”
    It seems that crazy is now normal. Is it that crazy, like really crazy, has got to be said as ‘hugely crazy”?

  3. sorethumb

     /  April 27, 2018

    “Together,” President Macron instructed President Trump, “we can resist the rise of aggressive nationalisms that deny our history and divide the world.”

    Before Congress he denounced “extreme nationalism,” invoked the U.N., NATO, WTO, and Paris climate accord, and implored Trump’s America to come home to the New World Order.

    “The United States is the one who invented this multilateralism,” Macron went on, “you are the one now who has to help preserve and reinvent it.”

    His visit was hailed and his views cheered, but, on reflection, the ideas of Emmanuel Macron seem to be less about tomorrow than yesterday.

    For the world he celebrates is receding into history.

    https://www.vdare.com/articles/patrick-j-buchanan-macron-the-last-multilateralist

    • phantom snowflake

       /  April 27, 2018

      “VDARE is an American website focused on opposition to immigration in the United States and is associated with white supremacy, white nationalism, and the alt-right.”
      “VDARE.com is an anti-immigration hate website”
      “VDARE runs a racist website that’s been heavily heavily criticized by civil rights for pushing white nationalism.”
      “VDARE regularly publishes articles by prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.”
      “Racist VDARE website kicked off Paypal.”
      “VDARE.com often hosts anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and white nationalist viewpoints and columns.”

      Just thought I’d provide a little balance…

      • sorethumb

         /  April 27, 2018

        Yes I know you are a SJW!

        • phantom snowflake

           /  April 27, 2018

          Alt-Right Delete

          • sorethumb

             /  April 27, 2018

            “Our story of bus drivers reveals the existence of the proverbial elephant in the room. It shows that the living standards of the huge majority of people in rich countries critically depend on the existence of the most draconian control over their labour markets – immigration control. Despite this, immigration control is invisible to many and deliberately ignored by others, when they talk about the virtues of the free market.” 
            ― Ha-Joon Chang, Twenty-Three Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism

            http://takimag.com/article/a_blind_spot_full_of_billionaires_steve_sailer/print#ixzz4rh6C8y5F

        • phantom snowflake

           /  April 27, 2018

          SJW
          SJW is a white supremacist term that is used to label any issue that white people don’t find important. It amounts to saying only the concerns of white males are legit and everyone’s concern is ridiculous. Other social issues that are important to white people like taxes, immigration, terrorism and Black on Black crime is never labelled SJW. Only things white people hate are labeled that.
          “Black Lives Matter is nothing more than SJW bullshit.”

          (UrbanDictionary.com)

        • phantom snowflake

           /  April 27, 2018

          SJW
          Derogatory term used by rednecks and alt-right assholes to refer to anyone who doesn’t share their closed-minded philosophy.

  4. sorethumb

     /  April 27, 2018

    North and South Korea announce end of Korean War
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/356136/north-and-south-korea-announce-end-of-korean-war

    Footnote:
    Correlation is not causality
    Correlation is not causality
    Correlation is not causality
    ……….
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/l0Iyau7QcKtKUYIda/200w.webp