What I love about “Drunk History” is that it’s really a history lesson. I’ve read about Nichelle Nichols and the story about Dr. King and the recruitment efforts for NASA, but it’s great that people are at least hearing the story.
Even if the storyteller is drunk.
Read by Martin Luther King Jr.
We are listening to this, because of this:
President Trump’s first stop Monday was Trump International Golf Club, apparently beginning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with golf rather than the charitable service the slain civil rights leader’s family has urged as the best way to memorialize him.
The morning after declaring “I’m not a racist,” Trump began his Monday the same way he has begun each day of the three-day holiday weekend: with tweets sent before leaving his private Mar-a-Lago estate and then a short motorcade to the golf club.
Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago hours later, and drove from there to the airport in late afternoon. He was not seen in public until he boarded Air Force One.
This movie is getting lots of attention. Expect to hear more about it at Academy Awards time.
I’m dreaming, right? This isn’t really happening. Is it?
“I was terrified,” Alabama resident Beverly Young Nelson said through tears, at a Thursday afternoon press conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. “I thought he was going to rape me,” she said, recounting the night when she claims Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her outside of an Etowah County restaurant, when she was 16 years old.
Nelson said that she first met Moore when she was 15-years-old, during her waitressing shifts at the Old Hickory House restaurant where Moore was a regular customer. “He sat at the counter at the same seat night after night,” Nelson said. “Mr. Moore was an adult, he was much older than I was, I knew that he was the district attorney in Etowah County.” Moore, she said, flirted with her during her shifts, even though she was 15. She added that she had no interest in Moore and did not respond to “his flirtatious behavior.” Still, Moore persisted, complimenting her looks, pulling her hair, and even signing her yearbook.
Nelson alleges that Moore sexually assaulted her after her sixteenth birthday. She said that on one evening after her shift ended, Moore offered her a ride home. Since her ride home was late and she lived close-by Nelson accepted the offer. “I trusted Mr. Moore because he was the district attorney,” she said. “I thought he would get on the highway, instead he drove to the back of the restaurant […] he stopped the car and he parked his car in between the dumpster and the back of the restaurant where there were no lights. The area was dark and it was deserted. I was alarmed and immediately asked him what he was doing. Instead of answering my question, Mr. Moore reached over and groped me, putting his hand on my breast,” Nelson said.
When she tried to escape from the car, Nelson alleges that Moore prevented her from leaving. “[I] tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop,” Nelson said. She said that Moore refused to stop and instead, squeezed her neck and “tried to force my head onto his crotch.” “I was terrified,” Nelson said, “I thought he was going to rape me.” The alleged assault ended when Nelson was either pushed or fell from the car. She said that afterwards, she had bruises on her neck, which she covered with makeup. Nelson said that Moore threatened her, telling her that no one would believe her since “you’re just a child and I’m the DA of Etowah County.”
This is a new accuser who told her story yesterday. Surely, the Republican attorney general is going to address this issue seriously?
Ten days after President Trump said that he was frustrated with the Justice Department for not investigating Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, the Justice Department told Congress on Monday that senior prosecutors were looking into whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate them.
The prosecutors will examine reports of misconduct at the Clinton Foundation and the Obama administration’s 2010 decision to allow a Russian nuclear energy agency to acquire much of the United States’ uranium, among other matters, according to a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee from a senior Justice Department official on Monday.
“These senior prosecutors will report directly to the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit a special counsel,” said the senior official, Stephen E. Boyd, an assistant attorney general.
That’s it. I’ve had it. These people have no shame. They are vile. They are evil. They are fascists. They are destroying this country. There is no talking to them. Sessions needs to be impeached, because he’s proved time and again he’s a racist and a liar. He is an unfit stooge to an unfit president.