Tragedy Strikes Dallas Police Again: One Officer Dead After Shooting At Home Depot

One Dallas police officer has died following a call at a Home Depot yesterday where three men — two Dallas police and one Home Depot loss prevention officer — were shot by the suspect.

It was announced Wednesday morning that 27-year-old Officer Rogelio Santander had succumbed to his wounds. His fellow officer, Crystal Almeida, remains in critical condition.

Loss prevention officer, Scott Painter, was also shot and remains in critical care.

Police Chief Renee Hall said both are “making remarkable recoveries.”

The suspect, 29-year-old Armando Juarez, was taken into police custody Tuesday night following a police chase that ended at Dallas’s Love Field airport.

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Breaking: Pres. George H.W. Bush Hospitalized

Just days after his wife of 73 years passed away, Bush 41 was hospitalized on Sunday morning. Bush attended Barbara’s funeral on Saturday and spent time shaking hands next to her casket on Friday.

The elder Bush has been in and out of the hospital several times in the past couple years. This time, however, his beloved Barbara is not physically with him.

A statement issued from his office stated,

“President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant.”

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The American Left Claims Another Scalp Even Though She Can’t Actually Vote In The U.S.

I saw something truly fascinating and infuriating happen on social media on Sunday. Country music legend, Shania Twain, — a Canadian — was figuratively lit on fire over comments she made in an interview with The Guardian.

Twain, who is not an American citizen and therefore cannot vote, said in part:

“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain told The Guardian. “Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both.”

“If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent,” Twain added. “And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

Got that?

Twain doesn’t like politicians who hide who they really are. She thinks that’s what most voters usually get and she doesn’t like it.

So, regardless of Donald Trump’s positions on issues — does anyone really know exactly what they are? — Twain liked the fact that he was a more candid and true-to-himself candidate in 2016 than anyone else. I’d wager she liked deceased Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as well. Just a guess.

Again, remember Shania Twain cannot actually vote in any elections in the United States.

This fact didn’t matter. Twain found herself in the sights of a Twitter mob. Where markedly gays and other overwhelmingly progressive groups reside.

Anyone who was angered over this simply marked themselves as someone who prefers being lied to. That is the singular point in the outrage here.

Because Twain said she would’ve voted for Trump because he’s shown people who he is, no matter how despicable that person is, she finds it politically preferable to most politicians.

There is an absolute library of content one could point to where Trump’s prime adversary and her husband have been precisely the opposite of what they’ve claimed. Anyone with a clear outlook knows Hillary Clinton’s non-support and outright attacks of women who get in her way for any reason — even if her husband has abused them — is in direct conflict of the person she and her sycophants declare she is.

Shania Twain eschewed the idea of hypothetically voting for Clinton over Trump.

Are you kidding me?

This is what is causing an angry mob to form? Anyone upset about a non-U.S. citizen who cannot vote saying they would vote for one candidate over the other because they seemed more honest about who they are is FANTASTICALLY RIDICULOUS.

I’m sorry for yelling, but this is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of.

But, you know what? Well done to the Twitter mob.

Well done to the thought and speech police that actually hounded her to the point she actually apologized.

Well done on your sad sack apology. Feel better now? You’ve taught another artist not to say unpopular thoughts. It’s like the 1950’s all over again.

So weird how the ideologies of the past creep up. Hollywood wants McCarthy, and Trump supporters want the post-WWII economy back.

The end-game here is fun for no one.

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Retiring Sen. Bob Corker Throws A Wrench In The Wheel for Republicans to Keep His Seat

When Sen. Bob Corker (R – Tenn.) announced he would not be seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House Rep. Marsha Blackburn has been seen as nearly a shoe-in to take his place, due to her experience and name recognition around the state.

However, Corker is clearly not a fan of Blackburn’s.

On CNN’s Sunday edition of State of the Union, Corker told fill-in host Dana Bash he would vote for Blackburn but would not campaign with her against her Democratic opponent, Phil Bredesen.

“I’m supporting the nominee.” Not Blackburn. That’s awkward.

Bredesen is a former governor of Tennessee, as well as former mayor of Nashville. Corker contends in a fairly conservative red state like Tennessee, voters could find Bredesen a more palatable option to a Republican in the age of Donald Trump.

Corker told reporters on Wednesday, “I think he’s got real appeal — I don’t think it, I know it. The question is, in a state like ours that is still a red state, is it enough? I don’t know the answer to that.”

Corker went on to say Bredesen “…was a very good mayor, a very good governor, a very good business person.”

With Bredesen leading Blackburn by 10 percentage points in a poll from Middle Tennessee University this month, Corker’s talking up the Democrat over the Republican could be a harbinger for November.

Losing Corker’s seat would take the Republican’s ability to get very little of their agenda done, to being able to pass nothing at all without Democrats signing on.

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Watch Historian Jon Meacham’s Heartfelt Eulogy of First Lady Barbara Bush

Historian and author Jon Meacham, who wrote the authoritative biography of George H.W. Bush, Destiny and Power, delivered a warm and poignant eulogy at the funeral of First Lady Barbara Bush on Saturday.

Meacham began by telling the story of when Mrs. Bush ran up to him excited to meet him before realizing he wasn’t who she thought he was, author John Grisham.

Those from both sides of the political aisle remarked at how perfect Meacham’s words were for the “First Lady of the Greatest Generation.”

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If You Can Believe It. Report: North Korea Says They’ve Succeeded In Developing Nuclear Weapons

A new report from Bloomberg’s North Korean government reporter says Pyongyang has developed nuclear weapons and…has no further plans to conduct ballistic missile tests.

That’s terrifying, if true. But, if it is, this makes no sense.

The path to disarmament is more crackpot regimes with nukes? No.

This is clearly utter bulls*** from the Kim government who has continued to lie to its people for decades.

It makes sense Kim would claim such a thing to save face with those he and his family have relentlessly oppressed. On the outside — outside — chance North Korea has obtained nuclear weapons, this narrative that it was all in an effort to move toward disarmament is utterly illogical. (Hence, why we know it’s most likely not true). Good luck to any North Korean dissenter who sees the ridiculousness here.

Already, Pres. Trump has clarified the issue saying North Korea has agreed to suspend all nuclear tests.

Whatever Pyongyang and Kim have to tell themselves at this point to save face, is what it is: an acquiescence to suspend the saber rattling…for now.

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Donald Trump Once Used His Alter Ego To Lie His Way On To The Forbes 400 List

Ah, the exploits of John Barron, the late 20th-century rep of the Trump Organization and Donald Trump himself.

Most know by now that Donald Trump would call media outlets and journalists pretending to be a friend and representative for Trump and his business. Trump, as himself, or his alter ego, would extol his own prowess and perceived brilliance to the media.

The latest journalist to come out and talk about how Trump hoodwinked the media for decades is investigative journalist, Jonathan Greenberg, who recently rediscovered old recordings of phone call interviews with “John Barron” and interviews with Trump himself.

Greenberg says Trump told such outrageous lies that despite Greenberg and his colleagues looking into his finances as best they could at the time, Trump talked his way on to the illustrious Forbes 400 list when he did not belong there.

“…his confident deceptions were so big that they had an unexpected effect: Instead of believing that they were outright fabrications, my Forbes colleagues and I saw them simply as vain embellishments on the truth. We were so wrong.”

Greenberg goes into detail about how Trump overstated his assets and says he later found out just how little Donald Trump had to his name years later. Particularly, how Trump ended up insolvent when he claimed to have so much in assets.

“It would be decades before I learned that Forbes had been conned: In the early 1980s, Trump had zero equity in his father’s company. According to Fred’s will (portions of which appeared in a lawsuit), the father retained legal ownership of his residential empire until his death in 1999, at which point he left it to be divided between his four surviving children and some of his grandchildren. That explains why, after Trump went bankrupt in the early 1990s, he borrowed $30 million from his siblings, secured by an estimated $35 million share of his future inheritance, according to three sources in Tim O’Brien’s 2005 biography, “TrumpNation.” He could have used his own assets as collateral if he’d had any worth that amount, but he didn’t.”

In the early 1980’s when the ground was being laid for Trump’s over-inflated wealth, Greenberg points to calls and visits from Trump’s personal lawyer, Roy Cohn, who tried to put pressure on Greenberg and Forbes to keep Trump on the list as well as move him higher on the list.

“Trump knew I had doubts about his assertions, so he had his lawyer, Roy Cohn, call me. Cohn spent most of his time threatening lawsuits, schmoozing with mobster clients and badgering reporters with off-the-record utterances that made his clients look good and their enemies look bad.”

Greenberg, who comes off as fairly perturbed about Trump’s machinations and lies to him and others, makes a salient point about the fact that Trump’s swindling of the media and Forbes over his financial worth was used as a springboard to Donald Trump being seen as a major player in real estate development to television, and ultimately, to the White House.

“…his confident deceptions were so big that they had an unexpected effect: Instead of believing that they were outright fabrications, my Forbes colleagues and I saw them simply as vain embellishments on the truth. We were so wrong.

This was a model Trump would use for the rest of his career, telling a lie so cosmic that people believed that some kernel of it had to be real. The tactic landed him a place he hadn’t earned on the Forbes list — and led to future accolades, press coverage and deals. It eventually paved a path toward the presidency.”

Unfortunately, Trump’s lies seemed to work for him and the entire world is dealing with the consequences.

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Watch: George W. Bush Wins Husband Of The Month

In his first interview following the death of his mother, Barbara Bush, George W. Bush sat down with his wife, Laura, to talk with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo.

After discussing Barbara Bush’s passing and other topics, like the pardoning of Scooter Libby, Bartiromo turned her focus to former First Lady Laura Bush.

Bartiromo began by saying Mrs. Bush is still one of the most beloved former first ladies — to which W. cheered in, “All right!” — and asked if she had any advice for the current First Lady, Melania Trump.

Mrs. Bush demurred, saying she wouldn’t presume to give advice to Mrs. Trump, going on to remark on how well-comported and beautiful Melania is. Her husband, clearly looking to gain some “Best Husband” brownie points, chimed in with, “So are you, honey.”

BOOM.

Gentlemen (and women), take notes. We should all endeavor to be as authentically complimentary to others around us, particularly our significant others. For me, personally, as a rule of thumb, I always try to say the thoughts I would want to hear.

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Watch: S.E. Cupp Calls It Like She Sees It Over The White House Throwing Nikki Haley Under The Bus

HLN’s S.E. Cupp hit hard at the Trump administration over the Russian sanctions debacle that led to U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley and new advisor Larry Kudlow disagreeing publicly.

As was covered here, the White House had told many in the administration and out that further Russian sanctions would be forthcoming on Monday, which is what Haley alluded to over the weekend. When the White House backed off and no new sanctions were announced, Kudlow and the White House via Sarah Sanders decided to throw Haley under the bus saying she was “confused.” Kudlow ultimately called the ambassador to apologize.

Cupp, fed up with the White House’s treatment of Haley, called the move embarrassing and sexist.

Finally, Cupp said, “I for one hope Nikki Haley is looking to run for president in the near future. It would be nice to have someone with balls in the White House.”

Watch:

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GWB Issues Heartfelt Statement On Passing of His Mother, Barbara

President George W. Bush issued a statement from Dallas on Tuesday following the passing of his mother and former First Ladt Barbara Pierce Bush at the age of 92.

“My dear mother has passed at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna and I are sad but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you for all your prayers and good wishes.”

Mrs. Bush passed away just a day after it was announced she would no longer be seeking medical care.

You can read more reactions from notable persons here.

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