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SEASON 2 CLIFFHANGER: Michael Avenatti open to representing Michael Cohen

Twitchy - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:31

What the heck is happening? Michael Avenatti just happened to run into Michael Cohen at a restaurant in New York City?

Stormy lawyer @MichaelAvenatti says his run-in with Michael Cohen this week at an NYC restaurant was "lengthy" and "frank." And: “Had Mr. Trump witnessed this interaction, he would have blown a gasket."

— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) July 20, 2018

Michael Avenatti confirms he and Michael Cohen ran into each other at a NYC restaurant Monday night. Avenatti declined to say exactly what they talked about but described their meeting as "productive," adding it "could ultimately end up being a critical" @VanityFair also reported

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 20, 2018

That’s just not believable:

There are THOUSANDS of restaurants in NYC
What are the odds Cohen & Avenatti “ran into” one another? https://t.co/VN8RtteF84

— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) July 20, 2018

And after this and all the other Michael Cohen news broke today, Avenatti went on MSNBC and said he’d consider representing Michael Cohen:

New: @MichaelAvenatti Avenatti tells me he would not rule out representing Michael Cohen.

— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) July 20, 2018

Watch here:

Breaking: @MichaelAvenatti says if Michael Cohen "was prepared to do the right thing", I would "absolutely consider" representing him.

"Michael Cohen and I had a chance to converse" we had "a very positive meeting" pic.twitter.com/AGA0MTvgmq

— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) July 20, 2018

A couple of issues with all this, from defense attorneys…

First up, Scott Greenfield points out the possible issue with Avenatti meeting with Cohen at the restaurant:

A lawyer communicating with a represented party is a violation of the Code of Professional Responsibility, Rule 4.2 in NY and Rule 2-100 in CA. https://t.co/GpmIOtcx3e

— Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) July 20, 2018

And here’s @Beyondareasdoubt’s reaction to the idea that Avenatti could somehow represent Cohen:

I just busted out the loudest laugh in a very public place. This clown will say anything for attention. And for you non-lawyers, the clear conflicts of interest couldn’t even be waived at this point imo https://t.co/ndtIm1zNNw

— LB (@beyondreasdoubt) July 20, 2018

To expand b/c I have a few minutes:
Clown represents Stormy. Stormy is currently suing Cohen. Clown is also representing Stormy in frivolous defamation lawsuit against Trump, who of course was Cohen’s prior client, and at least somewhat involved in Cohen criminal investigation

— LB (@beyondreasdoubt) July 20, 2018

Yet the media just keeps airing the circus:

In other words, as I’ve said from Day One, Avenatti is a clown and the MSM is a bunch of folks for continuing to give him airtime. But please journos run away from twitter because it’s scary here!

— LB (@beyondreasdoubt) July 20, 2018

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'Who let THAT guy out?' Michael Avenatti's 15 minutes are officially UP https://t.co/K3KfIQFhSw

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 18, 2018

Michael Avenatti takes break from defending dozens of migrant mothers and children to party with the Trump baby balloon in London https://t.co/YsW8c7hk2E

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 13, 2018

'Beyond embarrassing': Please let Stormy Daniels be Michael Avenatti's campaign director in 2020 https://t.co/hR3iZ4SOVv

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2018

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Cardi B's convicted felon husband Offset 'in jail after arrest for carrying a gun on probation'

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:26
Cardi B's husband Offset has been arrested for carrying a gun while on probation. 

Are you ready for ‘Theybies?’ Kids raised to choose their own gender

Hot Air - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:21

NBC published this video report yesterday about a family in Cambridge, Massachusetts which has decided to raise their 3-year-old twins as “theybies.” That’s a thing, apparently, albeit with a relatively small number of people thus far. The idea is to raise kids without ever referring to them as boys or girls, he or her, or any other binary gender language.

NBC reports only a few hundred parents nationwide are taking this path at present. Even if it’s really a few thousand, that not very significant in the scheme of things. As someone who believes there are innate differences between boys and girls, I can easily imagine both of these kids growing out of this phase on their own, if they’re allowed to do so by their obviously far-left parents.

It does worry me a bit that these parents plan to tell their kids that gender is fluid rather than to tell them that there’s more than one way to be a boy or a girl. Wouldn’t it make more sense to raise boys as boys and then try to avoid some of the stereotypes you think are harmful, i.e. telling them boys never cry?

So, for instance, I wouldn’t start discussing race with my three-year-old because it shouldn’t matter, but if he asks, I’d tell him he’s Caucasian or white and some people are different and that’s all good. I would not tell him race is fluid and that he can be whatever race he feels like he wants to be from year to year.

I’m also not sure it’s a great idea to tell kids gender is fluid at age six when you know 99.9% of the world doesn’t see it that way. Do kids in their elementary school have to call them “they” too? What if the parents of those other kids feel differently about the whole premise behind this? Refusing to assign these kids a gender may be protecting them in some small sense from stereotypes now, but it’s also inviting a lot of additional difficulties that most kids won’t face. It also denies the possibility that there might be some positive aspects of having a gender identity before you become an adult.

As strange as this parental approach seems to me, it also strikes me as inevitable. If you believe, and most people on the left already do, that gender is culturally constructed and that it has nothing necessarily to do with your sex at birth, then what matters is how you feel. It’s the logic of transgenderism applied to toddlers.

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Meghan Markle 'lives in fear' that her father will leak their conversations

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:13
The 36-year-old Duchess of Sussex is reportedly terrified to talk to her father, Thomas Markle, out of fear that he will 'leak' their conversation to the media.

Should James Gunn Have Lost His Job At Disney?

Daily Wire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:11
James Gunn is the director of Guardians of the Galaxy. He was slated to not only fill out the rest of that series but perhaps take over the entire Marvel franchise after the final Avengers film. Now he’s out of a job over decade-old disgusting tweets regarding rape, monkeys ejaculating on children, and similarly horrifying material. The tweets are purely loathsome.

Relative of FSU founder Eppes bemoans tearing down of his statue

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:03
Megan Eppes lamented the FSU's decision to tear down her ancestors statue on Facebook on Friday after the school's president said his impact on the Florida college was 'overstated.'

Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley call out China, Russia for oil transfers to North Korea

UPI - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:02
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Friday warned China and Russia against easing sanctions pressure on North Korea

Mother-of-two, 39, dies from E. coli she contracted caring for her dying toddler four years ago

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:01
Karen Odens' little girl Sophia contracted the bacteria on February 5, 2014, from a mystery source in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Karen caught it too but survived four years. She died last week.

Scotland: University Fires Catholic Chaplain For Rejecting Gay Pride

Daily Wire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:59
A university in Glasgow has fired a Catholic chaplain for holding a prayer service at his parish "in reparation" for the city's gay pride parade.

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg Responds To Allegations She Spit, Cursed At Jeanine Pirro

Daily Wire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:58
ABC's "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg responded to allegations that she berated Fox News host Jeanine Pirro using profanity and that she spit on her by denying some of the allegations, confirming others, and adding some allegations of her own.

Texas Brings HUGE Boon For American Oil Independence, Soon Leaving Russia And Saudi Arabia In The Dust

Daily Wire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:58
Thanks to American innovation and a massive shale oil boom in Texas, the United States is set to become the world's number one producer of oil by the fall. The massive boon to American oil independence is rooted in Texas, which houses major oilfields in the Permian Basin in the West and Eagle Ford in the South.

WALSH: The One Glaring Fact About The Church Sex Abuse Scandal That Everyone Ignores

Daily Wire - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:56
I'm taking some heat on Twitter today because I said that the real problem in the Catholic Church isn't pedophilia but gay priests. As the statistics clearly show, the vast majority of predators in the clergy were homosexual and the vast majority were not pedophiles.

The entire Republican Party is becoming a Russian asset (Paul Waldman/Washington Post)

Memeorandum - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:50

Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
The entire Republican Party is becoming a Russian asset  —  In the past few days, President Trump has given at least some Republicans reason to express displeasure over his relationship with Russia.  First he performed a pathetic ritual of subservience before Vladimir Putin …

One Last Blockbuster Store Left Standing

Newsy - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:48

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There is one Blockbuster store left in the U.S., and that's in Bend, Oregon. The once-giant video and game rental house amassed more than 9,000 stores in the U.S. at its peak in 2004, with retail outlets internationally. But at its decline, even John Oliver tried to save a Blockbuster in Alaska by stocking it with memorabilia.

Streaming services like Netflix and video rental vending machines like Redbox proved to be tough competition for Blockbuster. The company filed for bankruptcy 2010 and closed all corporate-owned stores in 2013

Blockbuster had multiple opportunities to purchase Netflix in 2000 for $50 million but declined. Netflix's former chief financial officer said Blockbuster nearly laughed them out of the office and called them a "niche business." 

The store in Oregon is privately owned and licenses the Blockbuster brand. It's alone in the U.S., but not in the world. If you're feeling nostalgic, there are still Blockbuster stores overseas.

Republican governor of Maryland says he'd REJECT an NRA endorsement

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:45
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan told students from Great Mills High School on Thursday that he'd reject a National Rifle Association endorsement. Great Mills was the scene of a school shooting on March 20.

This is, BY FAR, the stupidest anti-Trump protest we’ve ever seen (Hint: It involves dildos)

Twitchy - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:44

Some dude in a Vladimir Putin mask covered the giant bull statue on Wall Street in New York City with dildoes in an effort to protest President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia:

The Wall Street bull was covered in dildos by an activist in a Putin mask pic.twitter.com/x61UGlx5Pt

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 20, 2018

It can’t get stupider than this, right?

This changed everything. At least for the guy who sold him the dildos. https://t.co/WWOgC444HS

— Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) July 20, 2018

is this really …. activism https://t.co/0TeBnMaPlJ

— shahzada (@theSameeAhmad) July 20, 2018

The Left: "Why isn't anyone taking what we say about Trump seriously enough to cause any form of change?"
Also the left: https://t.co/3plJ8NqrmN

— DontaeRiceArt (@BrokenHAX) July 20, 2018

What a clear message. Obviously, dildos send a strong message. I mean, when I think political outrage…I think dildo.

I think that's what it was invented for. Political statements. https://t.co/HVzkLFupKC

— Nathan Eames (@NathanEames1) July 20, 2018

Exit question: Is this sexual harassment of the Fearless Girl statue?

I hope the little girl facing the bull has been moved or eyes covered. pic.twitter.com/KUy54buPad

— Mona T. (@TraceMona) July 20, 2018

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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 20, 2018

'RIP TWITTER'! NYT scoop suggests Michael Cohen is NOT finished with Donald Trump https://t.co/67U8ZLqXaC

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 20, 2018

Dream BIG! David Hogg breaks out the Latin to explain how Trump's appointments might be 'declared void' https://t.co/bdYalHf8Dm

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 20, 2018

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The obligatory “waitress takes down customer who grabbed her butt” clip

Hot Air - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:41

Something to cleanse the palate in case you’re one of the three people online who hasn’t seen it already. Your quote of the day: “I looked at him and I said, ‘You don’t touch me, motherf—–!’”

Think about all of the aggravation this moron has caused himself because he thought he was entitled to cop a feel with the help while out for a slice of pizza:

1. He’s been charged with sexual battery, which in Georgia is defined as intentionally making “physical contact with the intimate parts of the body of another person without the consent of that person.” They’ve got him seemingly dead to rights thanks to the video. Sexual battery is a “high and aggravated” misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or a jail sentence of up to 12 months, or both. A second conviction for sexual battery is a felony, punishable by no less than a year in prison and as much as five years. If this guy happens to have a rap sheet, he’s in big trouble.

2. Lord only knows how bad the personal fallout will be:

He is from Palm Bay, Florida, the father of infant twin girls, and in a long-term relationship with their mother.

Cherwinski and Erica Martin have been together for 11 years, and she was with him at the restaurant when he groped their server and was arrested.

Disrespecting not just the waitress but the mother of your children by groping a stranger — right there in front of her, and now it’s a national #MeToo lesson? Prison is the least of his worries.

3. Thanks to the magic of viral video, he’ll spend at least the next few years being known to everyone he meets as “that guy who got tossed like a ragdoll by a woman half his size after he grabbed her ass.” That sounds like the premise of a lighter episode of “Black Mirror.”

Exit quotation: “[Cherwinski] told police that ‘it was an accident that he grabbed the waitress, that he was only trying to inform her to move because she was in the way.'” Wut?

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Robin Williams' second wife auctions off their belongings

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:31
The auction is called Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams , and will begin at Sotheby's in New York City in October.

Critics are in an uproar over Netflix's new comedy Insatiable

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:29
Former Disney star Debby Ryan, 25, plays a high schooler named Patty who is abused for her weight by classmates. After a summer, Patty returns to school thin and ready for revenge.

Minnesota Representative Jason Lewis 2012 radio clip complaining not OK to call women sluts

Daily Mail - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:29
This week, audio from a 2012 show resurfaced in which Representative Jason Lewis of Minnesota's 2nd District laments that it is no longer acceptable to call a woman a 'slut'

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