Today is Dec 5 and these are the stories I am following.
1- Shooting at Pearl Harbor
A sailor opened fire at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday, killing at least two civilians before he turned the gun on himself. The shooting took place near the USS Columbia, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. The shooter was an active-duty U.S. Navy petty officer attached to the submarine, according to a Navy official. The gunman shot three civilians, two of whom died, before he shot himself in the head. Officials did not immediately identify the shooter or victims.
DML: The shootings are out of control. Something needs to be done.
2-Dem impeachment witness under fire for invoking Barron Trump’s name in joke at hearing
A Stanford Law professor is facing criticism after bringing up President Trump’s youngest son in a joke during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, sparking laughs from some in the House Judiciary Committee audience — and provoking a furious response from the White House.
The White House blasted Karlan as “classless” and the Trump campaign called her joke “disgusting.” First lady Melania Trump, Barron’s mother, was incensed.
“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” she tweeted. “Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”
Karlan later apologized but put in another dig at the president. “I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he’s done that’s wrong, but I do regret having said that.”
Karlan is clearly not a fan of Trump. In a newly surfaced video from 2017, she told an American Constitution Society panel that she couldn’t stomach walking past the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. At the same event, she also accused Trump of sexually assaulting “more women than 99.99% of all of the people who have entered this country illegally.”
During Wednesday’s hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., noted that Karlan had also appeared on an anti-Trump podcast, disparaged conservatives, and donated $1,200 to Barack Obama, $2,000 to Hillary Clinton, and $1,000 to Elizabeth Warren.
The controversy over Karlan’s joke overshadowed a day of testimony Wednesday where lawmakers and legal scholars sparred, with Democrats and their witnesses reviving concerns raised during the Russia probe, and Republicans and their sole witness arguing the impeachment of Trump seems “predetermined,” “woefully inadequate,” and “dangerous.”
DML: Why watch this nonsense, I’m not. The Dems are absolute haters.
3- Trump considering sending 14,000 US troops to Middle East
The Trump administration is considering sending as many as 14,000 additional troops, dozens of more ships and other military hardware to counter the growing threat of Iran, the Wall Street Journal reports. The move could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month.
DML: This comes on the heals of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threat to destroy the United States and its Middle Eastern allies. Iran would look good in rubble, don’t you agree.
4- Dark skin comment causes problems for radio host
The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio host Tim Ryan for saying on a Bay Area sports talk show that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is great at faking handoffs because of his “dark skin with a dark football.”
DML: But had the 49ers jerseys were colored black instead of red and Ryan made the same comment then all things would be fine.
5- Mr Jensen is reordering DML PURE because he feels great again.
This email from Mr Jensen hit my inbox this morning: “I ordered the DML pure starter pack back in August, now starting on the soft gels… I have varicose veins in both legs and after work I could hardly walk down the escalator it would hurt. Now taking DMLcbd the pain is virtually gone. Is there a special discount? Also, I would like to add a bottle of the miracle me to the order if I can.”
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