Fred Barnes, the Comey Memo (Briefly) and a talk about suicide

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER OUTRAGE And this one is from reports, confirmed by MULTIPLE news outlets, that former FBI Director James Comey made detailed memos of the conversation with President Trump where Comey alleges Trump asked him to back off the Mike Flynn investigation.  Some people close to Comey are reporting that this was a habit of Comey's, to go back to his office after high level meetings and document what just occurred.  I believe America needs to see those memos, but don't want to talk about it because I've had enough "I'm never listening again" emails from Snowflake Trump supporters who can't even be bothered to want to know if this is true or not because they have decided a Trump presidency is more important than the health of the country.  Congressman Ken Buck joins me at 1:30 to weigh in.


FRED BARNES FROM THE WEEKLY STANDARD TODAY AT 3:30 I'll get his thoughts on today's latest mess.  


THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WITH KRAUTHAMMER YESTERDAY WHEN HE CORRECTED ME By defending the Washington Post.  He says the Post is doing great work, I say they have run with stories from anonymous sources that turned out to be hot garbage.  The Federalist agrees with me and has the examples I should have had yesterday in one handy column.  


I HATE THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER BECAUSE THEY LIE ABOUT HATE And I've had this conversation with SO many lefties it's not even funny.  They are nothing but shakedown artists masquerading as social warriors.  Read this to fully understand HOW bad they are.  And if you donate to them, your money is being squandered on making more money.  They offer NO services to speak of.  NONE.  Stop getting hustled.  


THE MEDIA CAN'T GET ENOUGH TO PUSH IMPEACHMENT This is what I was referring to yesterday.  The media is hell bent on pushing impeachment of the President, even though there is NO hard evidence to date that he has broken ANY law.  Click here to watch the video.  The media is on full attack mode, as laid out in this article as well.  But Fox News's Gregg Jarrett makes a good point about whether or not this rises to the level of obstruction of justice by asking the question: why didn't Comey report it immediately?  This is getting interestinger and interestinger every day.  But not in a good way.


YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO ON TOOL HACKS And some of you handy types may know them, but I sure didn't!

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR LAST NAME IS DECLARED OFFENSIVE?  Sue in Canadian court, of course!  A Canadian man whose last name is Grabher has had a personalized license plate for 25 YEARS has now been told by Nova Scotia government types that his license plate, and last name, are offensive.  Mr. Grabher is suing because the government is violating his free speech rights.  We'll see who wins this one.  BTW, ONE person complained.  ONE.  


LET'S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE, SHALL WE?  It's in the news because the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been accused of glorifying suicide and teens are watching it.  I have to give a big shout out to the Douglas County School system for sending this email to all DougCo parents:

Dear Douglas County Families, 

Summer break is approaching quickly. For most of us, that probably conjures memories of freedom from homework, fun days in the sun and opportunity to earn a buck and get some work experience.

We hope these are exactly the type of experience that our students will have. We, however, also know that long breaks from school can result in boredom and swaths of unsupervised time – which may be cause for concern, especially given the conversations about suicide occurring in some of the hallways of our schools following the release of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

It is always a good idea to keep a watchful eye on our children when there is less structure and they may have more time alone. If you are concerned that your child may be experiencing changes in their mood or suicidal behaviors or thoughts, please remember to:

  • Stay with the child until you are sure they are safe.
  • Call the Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or the National Crisis line at 1-800-273-8255
  • Call 911 if there is an immediate threat to your child or other students. 

You can find specific suicide prevention resources on our Intervention and Support website, under the suicide prevention tab.  We are also attaching a fact sheet about 13 Reasons Why from the non profit group, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.

We have also heard from some DCSD schools that students are beginning to talk about a suicide game called Blue Whale that started in Russia. Here is a Snopes article with information that may be helpful.

Finally, our partners at Douglas County Government and Tri-County Health have launched a new campaign called Let’s Talk Colorado to encourage more conversations about mental-health related issues.

It is important that we work together to protect our children. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our children safe.

As a parent, I appreciate the head's up.  I appreciate the resources and suggestions on how to talk to my kids.  I also appreciate them trusting ME to be MY kid's parent!  If you have tweens or teens and you haven't been talking to them about this show, suicide, and why in YOUR family, you reach out for help if you are feeling lost or alone or thinking about suicide.  Don't wait and wish you had done more. 


DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR DOG IS SAYING WHEN THEY TALK TO YOU? I say yes.  I told Dave about my dog Reno, who was honestly the smartest dog I've ever known.  She would come up and give me her standard short two whine "I want to go outside" and I would say, "I need five minutes".  She would huff once and then walk away.  For EXACTLY five minutes.  There were times when she vocalized and I'm pretty sure I heard her say, "Get off your fat ass and take me outside".  Maybe not in English, but it was clear what the intent was.  I think dog parents totally know what their pooches are saying.  And now a study says you can, if you listen


I SURE HOPE THIS COMMENCEMENT IS SEPARATE BUT EQUAL!  Harvard is having a Black Commencement address for only black people.  I ask the question genuinely, what happens if a white person signs up to walk at this event?  I guess if you say you are identifying as black  you could go.  Or you could sit at the lunch counter and demand to be served.  Or refuse to give up your seat.  Dave is right when he says that if Harvard was having a white's only graduation it would be front page news, but this is just another day at the office.  


WORST DATE EVER?  I'VE NOT BEEN SUED AFTER A BAD DATE, HAVE YOU? This story is ridiculous.  An Austin, Texas man is suing a woman he went on one date with because she was texting during a movie.  I couldn't make this up if I tried.  Read the whole cray cray account here




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