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Impact Wrestling announces full card for United We Stand event

Impact Wrestling announces full card for United We Stand event

 

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Full Line-up Set for IMPACT Wrestling ‘United We Stand’ iPPV Live this Thursday, April 4 on FITE.tv

Rob Van Dam and Sabu return to IMPACT Wrestling against World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers in an Extreme Dream Match

TORONTO | NEW YORK – IMPACT Wrestling today confirmed all the matches set for United We Stand this Thursday, April 4 in Rahway, NJ, which airs as a live pay-per-view event exclusively on FITE.tv.

United We Stand kicks off at 11:00 p.m. ET. The full list of matches is listed below, including late additions Flamita and Marty The Moth, plus what does Team IMPACT have up its sleeve as it looks to overcome the odds against Team Lucha Underground?

Extreme Dream Match
IMPACT World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix) vs. Rob Van Dam & Sabu

X-Division Championship
Rich Swann (c) vs. Flamita

Knockouts Championship
Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Rosemary vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Katie Forbes

Monster’s Ball Match
Sami Callihan vs. Jimmy Havoc

Ultimate X Match
Johnny Impact (IMPACT) vs. Jake Crist (IMPACT) vs. Dante Fox (Lucha Underground) vs. Jack Evans (AAA) vs. Kotto Brazil (MLW) vs. Pat Buck (WrestlePro)

Team IMPACT vs. Team Lucha Underground Match
Brian Cage, Moose & Eddie Edwards vs. Drago, Daga, Aerostar & Marty The Moth

IMPACT vs. MLW Tag Team Match
LAX (Santana & Ortiz) vs. Low Ki & Ricky Martinez

Intergender Match
Tessa Blanchard vs. Joey Ryan

Tickets for United We Stand start at $40 and are available at IMPACTWrestling.com. The live pay-per-view event can be purchased on the FITE website www.FITE.tv or on the FITE app on all iOS and Android devices, or on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and FireTV boxes for $19.99 on a stand-alone basis or for $159.95 as part of FITE.tv’s “FITE FEST” bundle of more than 30 events occurring through the April 3-6 weekend of wrestling festivities in the tri-state area. FITE.tv is a premium digital live streaming network that has presented over 1,900 live professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, boxing and other combat sports events since its launch in 2016. For more information about United We Stand on FITE.tv, visit www.FITE.tv.

Cynthia Bailey Plotted With Kandi to Have Kenya Attend Finale Party

Cynthia Bailey Plotted With Kandi to Have Kenya Attend Finale Party

 

Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes

The fix was in!

On tonight’s Real Housewives of Atlanta season 11 finale, Cynthia Bailey insists that she was unaware that Kenya Moore would attend her Seagram’s Escapes launch party, that took place in October.

As fans know, where ever Kenya Moore goes, drama follows and her presence at the Seagram’s launch party created tension between friends, NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey. The Bailey Agency owner neglected to give her friend, NeNe Leakes, the heads up that the former Miss USA would attend the event. 

In the clip below, the two friends discuss the aftermath of the party drama and NeNe  calls out Cynthia  for inviting Moore to her event.

Despite Cynthia’s denials, Kandi Burruss may have inadvertently exposed that Cynthia was involved in Kenya’s invitation from the start.

In the following interview, Kandi has a slip of the lip when explaining how Moore ended up at the party. She says, “But the reason why Cynthia didn’t tell her is because she was gonna act crazy, like she is now.” Press play to watch below.

As reported, Kenya Moore tried extremely hard to get back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta by attending filmed Bravo events, hanging out with her former co-stars, and inviting Real Housewives of Atlanta stars to her events.

Cynthia Bailey

An ATL snitch spilled the tea on Kenya Moore’s intentions by attending the event.

“Kenya hoped for a filmed confrontation with NeNe after their recent social media fight but NeNe avoided Kenya like the plague.” A source tells AllAboutTheTea.com.

“NeNe stayed far away from Kenya and never spoke to her all night, much less look in her direction. But Kenya stared at NeNe all night and even tried to approach her. Nene quickly walked away.” The source continues.

NeNe Leakes exposed her close friend’s plot to set her up in a Twitter post from December 2018. “Have u ever had a close friend that was setting you up for the kill? The gag is, you know it tho! They however wants EVERYBODY to think they are nice, pretty and supportive! but really they r insecure, not that pretty, not talented and certainly not nice! Their day is coming.” NeNe tweeted about Cynthia Bailey.

Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes

Do you believe Cynthia Bailey  conspired with Kandi Burruss to have Kenya Moore at the party? Sound off in the comments!

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 finale airs Sunday, March 31 on Bravo, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Worried White House aides try to tell Trump to quit hyping the Mueller report

Worried White House aides try to tell Trump to quit hyping the Mueller report

 

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It’s starting to sink into Donald Trump’s ossified brain that releasing the full Mueller report probably isn’t such a good idea after all. Yet as Trump pulls a 180 on allowing the public to have access to all of the special counsel’s findings, he just can’t quit hyping the 400-page-plus document as the “NO COLLUSION Mueller Report.”

That reportedly has some Trump aides a little worried, and you can bet the senior White House official quoted here is desperately trying to get Trump’s attention by talking to reporters. “There will be plenty of unfavorable things about the president in the full report, which we think will eventually come out, so let’s not go overboard saying there’s no wrongdoing. Let’s move on,” that senior White House official told New York magazine.

In other words, shut your cakehole, Trump—the report didn’t exonerate you and it more than likely has damning information in it.

Naturally, Trump just can’t keep himself from turning the political gift his attorney general handed him into a total loser. Sure, he’s revved up his base with his declaration of victory and calls for investigating his investigators. But, to borrow a Trump term, most Americans still smell a rat. They’re taking a wait-and-see approach.

Now if the Mueller report winds up showing anything but the “total and complete exoneration” Trump has loudly and repeatedly proclaimed, it’s gonna be one more big fat lie Trump told the American public.

“We’re letting people have a week to say, ‘Investigate the investigators!’ Take the victory lap, everyone agrees. Spike the football,” the same senior White House official said. “But then we need to put this behind us.”

Too late for that: Trump’s already gone on an exoneration bender voters will never forget.

WWE announces details on all WrestleMania week events

WWE announces details on all WrestleMania week events

 

WWE issued the following:

WRESTLEMANIA® WEEK TAKES OVER NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

STAMFORD, Conn., April 2, 2019 – Fans from around the world will descend upon the New York and New Jersey region for a week-long lineup of festivities in celebration of WrestleMania, taking place in front of a capacity crowd at MetLife Stadium and streaming live on WWE Network at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT on Sunday, April 7. WWE® will also host more than a dozen community outreach events designed to give back to the local region. WrestleMania Week begins today and includes the following events:

New York Yankees Batting Practice – Today, April 2, Yankee Stadium
WWE Superstars Braun Strowman®, Natalya®and Titus O’Neil®visit Yankee Stadium to interact with players and take part in batting practice prior to their game vs. the Detroit Tigers.

Hackensack Children’s Hospital and Brooklyn Children’s Hospital Visits – Tomorrow, April 3
WWE Superstars EC3™, Lacey Evans™ and Ember Moon™ and NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano™ will visit the Hackensack Children’s Hospital whileWWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks® and Bayley®, and NXT Superstars Steve Cutler™, Wesley Blake™ and Jaxson Ryker™ will visit the Brooklyn Children’s Hospital. At each visit, Superstars will spend time with children and their families, provide gifts, participate in arts and crafts, take pictures and sign autographs.

Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game – Tomorrow, April 3, Patterson Boys & Girls Club

WWE, an international partner of Special Olympics, is hosting a Unified Basketball Game at the Patterson Boys & Girls Club. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. Special Olympics athletes and their Unified partners will participate in the game as WWE Superstars Big Show®and Ricochet™, NXT Superstar Kacy Catanzaro™ and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior serve as honorary coaches. WWE Announcer Renee Young™ will host the event.

WrestleMania Axxess – Thursday, April 4 through Monday, April 8, Brooklyn Pier 12
Axxess is the ultimate fan experience. This year’s WrestleMania Axxess will take place from Thursday, April 4 through Monday, April 8 at Brooklyn Pier 12. Fans will have unprecedented access to meet their favorite WWE Superstars and Legends through a host of interactive fan experiences, including autograph signings and live matches.
Susan G. Komen Zumba Class – Thursday, April 4, Newport Centre Mall
WWE Superstars Carmella®, Titus O’Neil and Mojo Rawley™ and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior will lead a Zumba class at Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City to raise awareness and funds to support Susan G. Komen’s mission of investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

New York Jets Uniform Reveal – Thursday, April 4, Gotham Hall
WWE Superstars Nia Jax®, Braun Strowman and Dana Brooke™ will be special guests at the New York Jets uniform reveal where they will walk the green carpet and meet with players at Gotham Hall.

Connor’s Cure Kid Superstar Reveal – Friday, April 5, Hard Rock Café
WWE will host pediatric patients from Hackensack Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore for a Kid Superstar reveal at the Hard Rock Cafe. Co-hosted by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Announcer Renee Young™, patients will unveil their WWE Superstar personas with their own ring gear and entrance music. WWE Superstars Roman Reigns®, Daniel Bryan®, Elias™ and Nia Jax, WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior and former NFL player Devon Still, will be on hand to lend support. The event will also include a special performance from O.A.R.

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Closing Bell – Friday, April 5
WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair®, Rey Mysterio® and Titus O’Neil will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Empire State Building Lighting Ceremony – Friday, April 5, Empire State Building
WWE Superstars Daniel Bryan, Becky Lynch®and Bobby Lashley™ will participate in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, “The World’s Most Famous Building” will be lit up in red and gold colors to celebrate WrestleMania.

Superstars for Hope – Friday, April 5, Aspire, One World Observatory
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair®and WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, The Bella Twins®, Seth Rollins®and more will walk the red carpet at ASPIRE, One World Observatory, prior the Superstars for Hope reception. WWE’s Superstars for Hope campaign also features a global online auction at Charitybuzz.com, featuring unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

NXT TakeOver – Friday, April 5, Barclays Center
Emanating from Barclays Center, NXT TakeOver will stream live on WWE Network at 7 pm ET. In the aftermath of Tommaso Ciampa having to relinquish his NXT Championship, Johnny Gargano will take on Adam Cole™ in a 2-out-of 3 Falls Match to determine the new NXT Champion; NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler™ will face off against Kairi Sane™, lo Shirai™ and Bianca Belair™ in a Fatal 4-way Match; NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream faces Matt Riddle; Pete Dunne defends his UK Championship against WALTER; and The War Raiders compete against Ricochet and Aleister Black for the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Make-A-Wish Circle of Champions – Saturday, April 6, National Geographic Encounter
Make-A-Wish and WWE will host 30 Wish kids and their families at the National Geographic Encounter. WWE Superstars Finn Bálor®, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Sin Cara®will meet with the Wish kids and walk through the Ocean Odyssey interactive encounter. WWE Ring Announcer Greg Hamilton will host the event.

Girl Up Leadership Summit – Saturday, April 6, USTA National Tennis Center
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, Co-Executive Director of Girl Up Anna Blue, along with WWE Superstars, will speak to local high school girls about the power of sports and discuss how to eliminate biases. Last October, Girl Up and WWE announced a multi-year partnership to support the creation ofSports For a Purpose, which will create a culture of sports participation for girls around the world. The program equips Girl Up leaders with tools and resources so they can help tackle the gender-based barriers girls face to playing sports, including access to safe play spaces and sports equipment.

WWE Day at New York Mets Game – Saturday, April 6, Citi Field
WWE Superstars Curt Hawkins®, Mickie James® and Drew McIntyre®, and WWE Announcer Corey Graves will visit Citi Field for the New York Mets vs Washington Nationals game to sign autographs and meet with fans.

WWE 2019 Hall of Fame Ceremony Red Carpet – Saturday, April 6, Barclays Center
Maria Menounos hosts the most glamorous event on the WWE calendar. WWE Superstars and Legends, and a host of celebrities, walk the red carpet live on WWE Network at 6 pm ET.

WWE 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Saturday, April 6, Barclays Center

WrestleMania – Sunday, April 7, MetLife Stadium

A capacity crowd will descend upon MetLife Stadium for WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, streaming live on WWE Network at 7 pm ET and hosted by WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss. The WrestleMania Kickoff Show will stream live from 5-7 pm ET on WWE Network, WWE.com, WWE App and WWE’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages. USA Network will also air the second hour of the pre-show live from 6-7 pm ET.

features Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey® vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch in a “Winner Takes All” Match during the first-ever women’s main event at WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza; WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar™ taking on 2019 Royal Rumble winner Seth Rollins; Daniel Bryan defending his WWE Championship vs. Kofi Kingston®; Triple H®putting his in-ring career on the line in a No Holds Barred Match against Batista; Shane McMahon® vs. The Miz® in a Falls Count Anywhere Match; AJ Styles® taking on Randy Orton®; Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre; Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Bálor; Sasha Banks and Bayley defending their Women’s Tag Team titles in a Fatal 4-Way Match vs. Natalya and Beth Phoenix® vs. Nia Jax and Tamina® vs. The IIconics; Samoa Joe™ defending his United States Championship against Rey Mysterio; Kurt Angle™ capping off his Hall of Fame career in a Farewell Match against Baron Corbin®; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy™ defending his title against Tony Nese™; the Andre the Giant™ Memorial Battle Royal featuring Michael Che and Colin Jost of SNL fame; WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal Match.
Be a STAR® Bullying Prevention Rally – Monday, April 8, Brooklyn Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club
WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, WWE Announcer Dasha Fuentes and WWE Superstars Ali, Shelton Benjamin®, Billie Kay™ and Peyton Royce™ will be joined byThis is Us star Chrissy Metz to speak about the importance of bullying prevention to members of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club. In 2016, WWE and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched a multi-year partnership focusing on youth development and bullying prevention efforts around Be a STAR, WWE’s bullying prevention initiative.

Hire Heroes USA Veteran Transition Event – Monday, April 8, Men’s Wearhouse and WWE New York City Office
WWE Superstars Lacey Evans and Titus O’Neil will guide veterans on a shopping spree at Men’s Wearhouse to assure they are ready for upcoming job interviews. Following the shopping spree, the veterans will visit WWE’s New York City office to meet with Hire Heroes USA and WWE staff to receive career coaching advice, participate in mock interviews and take professional headshots.

Monday Night Raw® – Monday, April 8, Barclays Center
Monday Night Raw emanates live from Barclays Center at 8/7C on USA Network with the fallout from WrestleMania. The night afterWrestleMania has become one of the most-anticipated events of the year and has never been short on surprises.

UNICEF Kid Power Challenge – Tuesday, April 9, P.S. 212 Jackson Heights
WWE Superstars Carmella and R-Truth® bring Kid Power to P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens. UNICEF Kid Power is a program of UNICEF USA that gives kids the power to save lives by connecting their everyday activity to real-world impact. During the event, kids will join the Superstars in hands-on-experiences that get kids physically active.

SmackDown Live® – Tuesday, April 9, Barclays Center
WWE caps off five consecutive nights of events in the New York area as SmackDown Live emanates from the Barclays Center at 8/7C on USA Network.

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Opens in Vegas & Only 2 RHOBH Stars Attended

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Opens in Vegas & Only 2 RHOBH Stars Attended

 

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Lisa Vanderpump’s “Vanderpump Cocktail Garden” is now officially open!

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden grand opening took place on Saturday, March 30, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The Caesars’ fountains flowed with pink water to celebrate the special occupation and its Roman-esque statues were decked in pink roses.

Press play below to watch Lisa Vanderpump’s grand arrival.

Scroll through photos in the post below.

By Lisa Vanderpump’s side were her husband Ken Todd, daughter Pandora Vanderpump Sabo, son Max Todd, and her precious pup, Giggy.

Vanderpump Rules cast mates including: Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, Stassi Schroeder and boyfriend Beau Clark, and Lala Kent and fiance Randall Emmett.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alums, Camille Grammer and Joyce Giraud were the only two RHOBH Housewives in attendance.

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Camille Grammer

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Joyce’s husband, Michael Ohoven, Lisa Vanderpump and Joyce Giraud

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

As fans know, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have seemingly launched a plot to take down reality vet,Lisa Vanderpump amid the puppy gate scandal. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m., ET, on Bravo.

Schumer responds to McConnell’s outrageous lies about obstruction

Schumer responds to McConnell’s outrageous lies about obstruction

 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tested the bounds of decency and credibility in an op-ed (published, fittingly, on April Fools’ Day) rationalizing his latest move to nuke the Senate. It was outrageous, just gaudily so, in its claims and accusations of Democratic obstruction of Trump nominees. It shouldn’t have been published without a disclaimer from Politico that it was full of demonstrable lies, but instead, the site left it up to Sen. Chuck Schumer to rebut.

Which he did, just fine. He defined the problem: “Over the last 40 years, as the Republican Party has been driven farther and farther toward the extreme right by ultra-conservative activists, Republicans began to realize that their policy agenda was too unpopular with mainstream voters to be enacted in the light of day, through the legislative process.” He provided the evidence: the litany of unqualified judges Republicans have greased the skids for, and the litany of nominees from Democratic presidents that Republicans—especially McConnell—have derailed solely for the purpose of subverting the Congress and the people who elected our representatives.

Republican actions have ranged from the blockade of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to McConnell’s turning a blind eye to the most horrific behaviors, like Sen. Tom Cotton’s multiple-year blocking of Cassandra Butts to be ambassador to the Bahamas because blocking her “was a way to inflict special pain” on her friend, President Barack Obama.

The question now, though, for Sen. Schumer is, what’s he going to do about it as Democratic leader? The op-ed rebuttal is all fine and good and probably necessary. Having recognized and named the problem—a systematic effort to remake the courts to send the country veering to the extreme right—he and Democrats need a plan to correct that when Democrats retake the Senate. That’s what he needs to be building a case for ahead of 2020.

Fans weren’t too happy with WWE Raw and Big E seems to agree

Fans weren’t too happy with WWE Raw and Big E seems to agree

 

Big E is a savage on Twitter.

If you’re not already following him then you are missing out on one of the best wrestling Twitter accounts to follow.

For many fans, Monday Night Raw had a flat ending. Fans were expecting something bigger to end the show, especially since it was the go-home show for WrestleMania.

Big E apparently agrees with much of the criticism because he basically roasted Raw in a recent tweet.

“I like to think of Smackdown as the mouthwash you need after the turd Raw just left in your mouth.,” Big E said. He also joked about not being sure if he could get away with what he said so if anyone has a problem with it then just pretend he was hacked.

For what it’s worth, I was told that the reason why all of the big stuff happened early on in the show is that Vince McMahon felt like it was better to do it that way because there would be more people watching. Typically, the least watched part of the show is in the third hour.

Kody Brown’s Polygamist Palace Plan Revealed

Kody Brown’s Polygamist Palace Plan Revealed

 

Sister Wives

Cameras capture Kody Brown’s signature hair regimen, as Sister Wives kicks off the next chapter of the family’s Vegas — Flagstaff saga. Kody and his two bros are headed to AZ, so Kody can show off his beloved land and share his covert one-house strategy. Kody keeps the guys waiting while he diffuses his wisps into submission, sharing his hope that everyone will eventually join their triumphant Arizona entry.

Sister Wives

Christine explains that most of the wives have secured rental homes, because they all can’t move into plagued dirt. Christine has inexplicably purchased a home in Arizona, but declines to clarify the reason. Kody is planning the world’s largest wife maze, and will meet with the shellshocked drafter during the road trip. “The secret” is eating Christine alive, but she’s obviously not astute enough to ask Robyn what’s going on.

RELATED: ‘Sister Wives’ Fans Slam Robyn Brown for Masterminding Brown Family Move!

Kody’s brother rambles on and on about scoring a second wife, making Kody proud. Kody gives a nod to Christine’s original come-on, which she labels her flirty, husband-luring nature. The couple agrees that wife hunting is generally disgusting, unless of course, there’s an eternal spark. The ladies giggle over Kody’s smoking hot wife-bagging style, revealing yet another subterranean layer of plural ick. Kody can’t wait to escape Christine’s endless jabber and ta-da his plyg-palace to the guys, so they make their exit.

Sister Wives

The trio arrives in Arizona, and Kody detours them to drafter Dawn’s home. The pro debuts her ginormous master plan, and Kody is thrilled. Meanwhile, the ladies titter about the idea of living in the same palatial hamster hut on the confessional couch. Robyn plays dumb, but Christine is open to separated turret living. The designer placed the bedrooms about a mile apart, and Kody takes credit for nailing the intricate draft. Kody bleats about privacy, privacy, privacy — likely hoping that his spoken emphasis will eventually score points with his cranky wives.

Sister Wives

Dawn pegged a practical dwelling, but Kody admits that pitching the project will be a long shot. Kody hopes that he will live through the reveal, and begins pondering how to drop the bomb. No one mentions the resale impossibility, but Kody does wonder how he can get the plan past Flagstaff officials. He vows to fight on for his polygamous pipe dream. 

Sister Wives

Back in Las Vegas, the move is only two weeks away, and Robyn and Christine are busily packing up their mcmansions. Meri is putting it off until after her Chicago trip, and not surprisingly, Janelle has yet to move a muscle. Christine takes a moment to chat with Truely, who is ticked off about leaving her friends behind.

Sister wives

Christine and Kody reflect on the emotional wreckage from the clan’s last move, and hope that Truely will keep her rage under control. TLC shifts gears, and jumps us over to Meri’s house, where Mariah and Audrey give Meri the boot from their own escape to Chicago. The duo wraps the diss in faux unselfishness, but Meri isn’t buying it. Mariah believes that Meri is dodging her own reality, calling out  her mother’s procrastination game. Meri’s trip to Chicago is dashed, and she’s declared unnecessary — again. Meri is crushed, and wishes that Mariah wanted her along for her final squawk from the nest.

Sister Wives

Janelle finally gets her butt in gear, and begins the packing process. She admits to dragging her feet psychologically not to mention physically. She considers giving everything away, and reminds us of her resistant son’s ongoing struggle with the move. Gabriel, still clearly furious, openly shades Janelle’s commentary in an interview spot. Robyn orders Kody to plant himself in one state already, but Kody will make no promises on camera. Robyn hints that she will stay put with or without Kody, and babbles about his circular wish to stay close while dragging his family from place to place. Her acting skills need work.

Sister Wives

In yet another round of address change hysteria, Kody and Christine engage in more chatter about the upcoming shift, because Christine is struggling to finance her second home. They ask a few of the teens about their latest move-mood, and Gabe re-confirms that he has no interest in a life in Flagstaff — unless Kody buys him a motorcycle.

Sister Wives

The girls noisily chime in their heck-yeahs, and Kody almost blows a gasket on the confessional couch. Gwendlyn just wants to get past the moving horror, and Kody congratulates her on her mature submission. Kody cracks a dumb joke, and Gabe stomps out in protest. Kody is peeved, but Janelle, after re-introducing her son, explains that Gabe is a dramatic deep-feeler. Kody doesn’t appreciate the ongoing teen theatrics, and just wishes that uprooting four families could be a multiplied breeze.

Sister Wives

Next week, the Browns leave Las Vegas.

Vince McMahon’s XFL competitor, the AAF, is suspending operations

Vince McMahon’s XFL competitor, the AAF, is suspending operations

 

It looks like Vince McMahon’s XFL won’t need to worry about competition when the league starts after the Super Bowl next Spring.

According to multiple media reports, the Alliance of American Football has suspended football operations and it is looking like they are heading towards closing.

“I am extremely disappointed to learn Tom Dundon has decided to suspend all football operations of the Alliance of American Football,” co-founder Bill Polian said in a statement to ESPN on Tuesday. “When Mr. Dundon took over, it was the belief of my co-founder, Charlie Ebersol, and myself that we would finish the season, pay our creditors, and make the necessary adjustments to move forward in a manner that made economic sense for all.

The league struggled almost since the beginning. The AAF almost shut down after the second week until Dundon, the owner NHL’s Carolina Panthers, stepped in to pledge a $250 million investment. There were also reports of the league struggling to make payments to their players.

Ratings have dipped since the first week and have remained in the 400,000 to 500,000 viewer range and they got some publicity when they signed Johnny Manziel.

Manziel gave advice to the players who are now out of a job:

This is probably welcome news to Vince McMahon as he will not need to worry about competing with another start-up league.

Captain Queeg Had The Strawberries, Trump Says ‘The Oranges’ Key To Mueller Probe

Captain Queeg Had The Strawberries, Trump Says ‘The Oranges’ Key To Mueller Probe

 

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Trump met in the Oval Office Tuesday with the NATO secretary general, who had a look on his face similar to the one Mike Pence had, when he was hoping to blend in with the wall paper, the day that Chuck Schumer was openly laughing at Trump, who at that time was threatening to shut down the government, and “wear the mantle.” This meeting was one for the books, which considering this is Trump, is saying something. First, Trump rhapsodized about how much he loves Germany, home of his father’s birth — which is not only untrue, it’s not the first time Trump has made this particular gaffe in public.

I can understand if Trump and his father were not close. That happens to a lot of people. But the fact that he doesn’t even know where the man was born? Then Trump went on to say that the answer to immigration is simple and he can get it done in about 45 minutes.

If you missed this stellar performance today, Trump went on to say that closing the border would affect trade ($1Trillion Dollars worth, FYI) but some vague concept of “security,” which Trump did not expound upon, is more important than that $1Trillion bucks. To whom, you may ask yourself, to whom? I don’t know a living soul who thinks that one trillion in taxpayer money is insignificant, and I don’t care what’s on the other side of the equation.

And of course there was discourse on the “phenomenal” health plan to come — and nobody would like further illumination on this topic more than the Republicans. They don’t know nuthin’ bout no new healthcare bill. Ask Mitch McConnell. McConnell has flat out stated that he has “explained” to Trump that there will be “no comprehensive health care reform.” This has not sunk in, evidently.

The look on the face of the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, is priceless. Hit the button for a few seconds of that. The poor man reminds me of an episode of “Outer Limits” where the protagonist was told by space aliens that if he was ever in a situation where he felt trapped and wished himself to be elsewhere, that he would be transported to a hostile planet many light years away to participate in a form of inter-species war game. Right now Stoltenberg looks like he would infinitely prefer that challenge to being in the same room with Donald Trump, and I, for one, can’t say as how I blame him.

But the best, the absolute ne plus ultra clip of the day, was Trump’s Captain Queeg interpretation, where he rambled on and on, clearly lost, about “the oranges.”

Didn’t Darwin write a book, “The Oranges Of The Species,” something like that?

Esquire:

We’ve grown accustomed, now, to watching the President of the United States say things that don’t make any sense, or don’t add up, or are comically false, or are insidiously false, or are quite literally incomprehensible. It happens all the time. It happens pretty much every day. After all, the Washington Post assessed this week that Donald Trump, American president, has said something false in public 22 times a day over the last 200 days. The question is most often whether he knows what’s true and says something else—a lie—or whether he genuinely has any grasp on what’s real in the first place.

After all, the president seems preternaturally adept at constructing new worlds to escape into when the walls start to close in and the ceiling is teetering towards collapse on an old one. He does not subscribe to the idea there are immutable contours of our reality, hard truths you cannot bend or mold to meet your needs and desires. The truth is whatever you can get enough people to believe, and that’s a lot easier to do when you start with yourself.

Dementia, like dystopia, comes in different flavors and it’s no wonder that Comrade Cheeto displays a clear predilection for orange.

Say: ya spose Tim Apple could find the oranges? I think we should look into that. Ho, Watson, I say, the fruit’s afoot. Cheerio.

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