'We're All Doomed': 'Weird Al' Yankovic Says What We're All Thinking in Hilarious Presidential Debate Parody – Billboard

  1. ‘We’re All Doomed’: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Says What We’re All Thinking in Hilarious Presidential Debate Parody  Billboard
  2. Watch ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Moderate Presidential Debate in ‘We’re All Doomed’ Video  Rolling Stone
  3. Opinion | Weird Al’s Take on The Weird Presidential Debate  The New York Times
  4. Weird Al remixed and auto-tuned the Trump-Biden debate for The New York Times  The Week
  5. ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Tries to Rescue the Presidential Debate in ‘We’re All Doomed’  SPIN
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Baby Yoda joins forces with firefighters in western US

Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A 5-year-old Oregon boy and his grandmother delivered a toy version of the pointy-eared Force user to a donation center for firefighters on Sept. 12 along with a note that read: “Here is a friend for you in case you get lonely.” (Sept. 30)

       



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Intelligence Officials Urged Trump Spy Chief Not to Disclose Unverified Russian Claims About Clinton – The Wall Street Journal

  1. Intelligence Officials Urged Trump Spy Chief Not to Disclose Unverified Russian Claims About Clinton  The Wall Street Journal
  2. National Intelligence chief gave little notice for briefing on Russian assessment  POLITICO
  3. Obama allegedly briefed on claims Clinton approved plan tying Trump to Putin: Rpt  Fox News
  4. Andrew McCarthy: Russian intel alleges Hillary Clinton orchestrated collusion hoax to distract from emails  Fox News
  5. Everyone hates James Comey, except for Hollywood  Washington Examiner
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Corrupt Comey conveniently claims no memory of parts of FBI’s Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ probe

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ired FBI Director James Comey needs immediate medical attention. He suffers from either acute amnesia or debilitating dementia.

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on the FBI’s Trump-Russia “collusion” investigation and the bureau’s egregious abuse of the surveillance process under Comey’s reign, he claimed to know nothing about everything.

Like a broken record, Comey responded to questions with the same pat answers: “Not that I recall … I don’t know … I don’t remember … I never knew … that doesn’t ring a bell.”

If he were playing dodgeball, Comey would have won.

To hear Comey tell it, he was an empty suit at the helm of one of the most important investigations in modern American history, examining whether Donald Trump conspired with Russians to steal the 2016 election. We now know it was all a devious fiction. But that didn’t stop Comey’s FBI from targeting Trump with the damning lie.

Along the way, Comey himself signed off on a series of spy warrants involving the Trump campaign, relying on uncorroborated and inaccurate evidence presented to a secret federal court under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court were deceived and the court was defrauded by up to 17 mistakes, misrepresentations, and glaring omissions that were later identified by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Horowitz’s report shows there were more than 50 omissions, and exculpatory evidence was deliberately withheld.

Even though Comey swore under oath that the evidence he submitted was true and verified, it was not. His defense Wednesday was that he was clueless, not corrupt. He claimed he had no independent knowledge of anything.

Did Coney simply don a blindfold and sign his name by rote? Doubtful. Comey presided over every aspect of the investigation. He knew exactly what he was doing as he shredded innumerable constitutional rights in his zeal to destroy President Trump.

When the “collusion” hoax was eventually revealed and the malevolent acts of the FBI exposed, Comey feigned abject ignorance. He never apologized for the national nightmare that he and his confederates launched that cost taxpayers more than $25 million.

In one puzzling moment during the hearing Wednesday, Comey quipped: “I don’t regret my role, I regret that it happened.” Try to make sense of that. I double-dare you.

Much of Comey’s spy warrant on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was based on a dossier composed by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who had a known hatred of Trump. The dossier was paid for by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and Democrats.

Comey knew all this but hid these vital facts from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Other evidence demonstrating Page’s innocence was also concealed.

Yet Comey falsely told judges on the court that Page was a Russian spy, although there was not a scintilla of credible evidence or probable cause backing up this baseless allegation.

Before Comey affixed his signature to the first warrant, Page sent Comey a letter explaining that he was not a Russian spy but was working with the CIA against Russia. This was then confirmed in an email from the CIA sent to the FBI.

At that point a lawyer on Comey’s team, Kevin Clinesmith, altered that critical document to state the exact opposite. At Wednesday’s hearing, Comey claimed the equivalent of unconsciousness about it all. “I didn’t know,” he said.

Did Comey know that Steele’s primary dossier source was a suspected Russian spy by the name of Igor Danchenko who was feeding the FBI disinformation, as newly declassified records affirm? He must have; it’s impossible for him not to have known.

But at the hearing, Comey again professed ignorance, which prompted this question: “How can it be that the FBI finds out that the dossier’s sub-source was a Russia spy and it doesn’t get to you?” Comey issued his standard reply, “I don’t know.” Right.

Did Comey know that his own agents debunked the contents of the dossier as nothing more than gossip, rumors, and unfounded innuendos about Trump when they interviewed Danchenko, rendering Comey’s spy warrant legally unjustified?

“I don’t remember anything about that,” Comey said.

A follow-up question was blunt: “How could all of that happen and not get up to you?”

Without batting an eye, Comey replied: “I can only speculate, but it didn’t happen.”

Was Comey even in charge at the FBI? Of course he was, but his only way out is to pretend that he wasn’t.

On the eve of the hearing, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified a top-secret report revealing that Hillary Clinton drummed up the phony Trump-Russia “collusion” allegations to distract from her own email scandal in advance of the 2016 presidential election.

The report was based on Russian intelligence obtained by the Obama administration. Ratcliffe stated: “To be clear, this is not Russian disinformation and has not been assessed as such by the Intelligence Community (IC).”

Members of the IC were so alarmed by what they believed Clinton had done that they sent a referral directly to Comey requesting that he investigate Clinton over the alleged plot. Did he?

During the Wednesday hearing Comey suffered another crippling memory lapse when he responded: “It doesn’t ring a bell.” He added that he’d read Ratcliffe’s disclosure but “had trouble understanding it.”

At that point, I thought someone might call an ambulance.

Clinton’s role in instigating the Russia hoax is corroborated by public records if anyone ever bothered to examine them. In the second chapter of my book, “Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History,” I tracked Hillary Clinton’s speeches in which she first initiated the phony narrative. It began in early 2016 and escalated in the ensuing months.

I wrote that consistently at campaign stops Clinton “insinuated that Trump was under the influence of [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and acting as a clandestine agent for Russia.”

Clinton’s devoted coterie of disciples also alluded to a supposedly illicit Trump-Russia partnership. Her website was more trenchant, posting preposterous allegations that Trump was tangled in a plot to “interfere in our election.” Clinton herself openly predicted that if Trump won the presidency, he would be a “puppet” of Putin.

At the same time, Clinton’s presidential campaign commissioned the Steele dossier that utilized Danchenko’s Russian disinformation and was then fed to Comey’s FBI and the media. I concluded in my book that “it was Clinton’s campaign that ‘colluded’ with Russia to falsely accuse Trump of ‘colluding’ with Russia.”

This was so far-fetched and so harebrained that you couldn’t make it up. Yet it happened.

Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee were livid that Comey pretended that he knew nothing about the chronic malfeasance and corruption that infected his investigation of Trump.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, scolded Comey, telling him: “You don’t seem to know anything about the investigation you ran!”

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., cited the harsh criticism of Comey by the inspector general and admonished: “It’s an indictment of you! Where were you?”

But it was Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who leveled the most searing assessment when he stated to Comey: “There are only two possibilities — either you were deliberately corrupt or woefully incompetent.” Cruz paused and added: “I don’t believe you’re incompetent.”

Cruz nailed it. Any reasonable person who examines the facts honestly can reach only one conclusion. James Comey is corrupt. His bout of amnesia and/or dementia is nothing but a cleverly contrived act to avoid taking responsibility for his malign acts.

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Trump set to miss required deadline for 2021 refugee quota – Al Jazeera English

  1. Trump set to miss required deadline for 2021 refugee quota  Al Jazeera English
  2. Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to new low  Reuters
  3. Trump administration sets refugee cap at 15,000, a new historic low  CNN
  4. Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. to a record low  NBC News
  5. Trump administration announces further slash in refugee program to historic low  Miami Herald
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Far-right "Proud Boys" celebrate after Trump's debate callout – CBS Evening News

  1. Far-right “Proud Boys” celebrate after Trump’s debate callout  CBS Evening News
  2. Trump’s Proud Boys comment at debate sparks pushback, outrage; Tim Scott asks him to clarify  Fox News
  3. Trump says he doesn’t know Proud Boys after name-checking them at debate  CNN
  4. Presidential debate raises the specter of election violence | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Trump Calls on Extremists to ‘Stand By’  The New York Times
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Fantasy Football Week 4 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em: Darrell Henderson can carry you to victory – CBSSports.com

  1. Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: Darrell Henderson can carry you to victory  CBSSports.com
  2. Michael Fabiano’s Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 4 Running Backs  Sports Illustrated
  3. Fantasy football trades – Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson among players to consider in deals  ESPN
  4. Fantasy Football: Justin Jefferson isn’t the only waiver wire add to target in Week 4  Yahoo Sports
  5. Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football Primer: Week 4  numberFire
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Odds Of Next Stimulus Package Improve: House Democrats Postpone Vote On New Heroes Act Package – Forbes

  1. Odds Of Next Stimulus Package Improve: House Democrats Postpone Vote On New Heroes Act Package  Forbes
  2. Mnuchin Sees Progress on Stimulus Deal, But No Agreement  Bloomberg Politics
  3. Stock market live Wednesday: Stocks rise, 5-month win streak snapped, no stimulus deal yet  CNBC
  4. Americans need real economic help, not more theater on Capitol Hill  The Washington Post
  5. Washington should deliver economic relief now  The Boston Globe
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President Trump Great America Comeback and Peaceful Protest – Duluth, MN – 9:00pm Livestream…

Tonight President Donald Trump heads to Minnesota for a Great American Comeback rally and peaceful protest at Duluth International Airport in Duluth, MN. Anticipated Start Time is 9:00pm ET [Livestream Links Below] Campaign Livestream – RSBN Livestream – Fox News … Continue reading

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American Airlines moves ahead with 19,000 furloughs, but will recall workers if aid deal reached – CNBC

  1. American Airlines moves ahead with 19,000 furloughs, but will recall workers if aid deal reached  CNBC
  2. U.S. Airline Workers Brace for Mass Layoffs  Bloomberg QuickTake: Now
  3. Seven airlines close billions of dollars in loans with Treasury  Fox Business
  4. Opinion: American Airlines pilot: Thousands of us could lose our jobs this week if Congress doesn’t step up  msnNOW
  5. Airlines are hours away from cutting more than 30,000 jobs without billions more in federal aid  CNBC
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In blow to Trump, Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine won’t be ready by US election – South China Morning Post

  1. In blow to Trump, Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine won’t be ready by US election  South China Morning Post
  2. Will Pfizer’s Vaccine Be Ready in October? Here’s Why That’s Unlikely.  The New York Times
  3. Moderna CEO says its COVID vaccine will not be ready before election  CBS Evening News
  4. 500,000 sharks might have to die to fight COVID-19, advocacy group says  WPRI.com
  5. CVAC Stock: CureVac Pops on Plans for Phase 2 Vaccine Trials  Investorplace.com
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California Governor Signs Bill Opening Door To Paying Slavery Reparations

SACRAMENTO – California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Wednesday appointing a task force to consider paying reparations for slavery. Below is a press release from the Governor.


As the nation reckons with the scourge of racial injustice rooted in the legacy of slavery and systemic racism, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a first-in-the-nation law to study and make recommendations on reparations for slavery to the Black community through a state-based task force. He also signed two bills targeting structural racism and bias in our legal system by prohibiting the use of race, ethnicity and national origin to seek or obtain convictions or impose sentences, and to reduce discrimination in jury selection.

“As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive. Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic institutions,” said Governor Newsom. “California’s rich diversity is our greatest asset, and we won’t turn away from this moment to make right the discrimination and disadvantages that Black Californians and people of color still face. While there is still so much work to do to unravel this legacy, these pieces of legislation are important steps in the right direction to building a more inclusive and equitable future for all.”

The Governor signed two bills by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). AB 3121 establishes a nine-member task force to inform Californians about slavery and explore ways the state might provide reparations. The Governor also signed Assemblymember Weber’s AB 3070, which would strengthen jury selection procedures and increase transparency to ensure attorney challenges to exclude jurors are not for discriminatory purposes. The Governor previously signed SB 592 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), which broadens the source lists from which juries are selected, better diversifying jury pools.

“California has historically led the country on civil rights, yet we have not come to terms with our state’s ugly past that allowed slaveholding within our borders and returned escaped slaves to their masters,” said Assemblymember Weber. “Neither have we effectively addressed our present justice system which allows prosecutors to bar African Americans from serving on juries. The Governor’s signature on AB 3121 and AB 3070 once again demonstrates that our state is dedicated to leading the nation on confronting and addressing systemic injustice.”

The Governor also signed AB 2542 by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), which would prohibit the use of race, ethnicity or national origin to seek or obtain convictions or impose sentences. Known as “The California Racial Justice Act,” AB 2542 is a countermeasure to address a widely condemned 1987 legal precedent established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCleskey v. Kemp. The McCleskey decision has the functional effect of requiring that criminal defendants prove intentional discrimination when challenging racial bias in their legal process. This is a high standard and is almost impossible to meet without direct proof that the racially discriminatory behavior was conscious, deliberate and targeted.

“I am grateful to Governor Newsom for signing AB 2542 and his commitment to rooting out racism from our courts. With the signing of this bill and other actions he has taken, the Governor has well established himself as a national leader on compassionate, thoughtful criminal justice reform.” said Assemblymember Kalra. “Although there is still much more work to do in fixing our broken criminal justice system, the Racial Justice Act is an historic foundational step in upholding Constitutional protections for everyone and moving us closer to a system that truly reflects justice for all. The Racial Justice Act puts into law a manifestation of a continuing struggle most recently represented by millions in the streets demanding racial justice.”

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Mexican Senate majority leader favors wiretapping regulation

September 30, 2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A judicial reform in Mexico should include rules to regulate the use of wiretaps and other forms of surveillance, the majority leader in the Mexican Senate said on Tuesday.

An earlier wide-reaching judicial reform bill was pulled this year after opponents said measures such as surveillance rules were a risk to privacy.

Ricardo Monreal, who leads the ruling National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party in the upper house, said he hoped a revised version of the bill could be discussed during the current session of Congress, which runs until December.

In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Monreal said it was important that any new law governing surveillance of calls and electronic communications should protect the privacy of citizens and end practices of political espionage prevalent in Mexico.

“Right now, everyone does it as if it were a sport,” Monreal said. “Firm judicial criteria must be established.”

Clearer rules governing the use of surveillance technology could make it easier to convict criminal suspects and facilitate security cooperation with the United States.

However, the earlier justice reform bill was questioned by civil rights groups. The bill proposed allowing private communications to be used as evidence and limiting legal challenges to avoid extradition delays for criminal suspects, many of whom are U.S.-bound.

Many of the criticisms of the earlier bill focused on measures that rights groups feared would lead to wider use of pre-trial detention and torture during interrogation.

Monreal said constitutional changes were needed to clean up Mexico’s system of justice, including reforming the way judges are chosen.

“We are close to making constitutional changes, we are close to making reforms that allow progress to another level of justice in Mexico,” he said, while acknowledging “resistance” to the proposals that meant the bill might not pass during the current session of Congress.

(Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel and Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)