City Headed to Court Over Efforts to Get BIKINI BARISTAS to Cover Up

Put on pasties and a g-string, call it a bikini, and serve hot coffee.

That’s the secret to a $100,000 a year tip income, according to one young woman quoted in this post.

So-called bikini coffee stands are, according to the city of Everett, Washington, a hotbed of crime and potential crime. Thus, the city passed a policy requiring restaurant employees to wear a minimum of a tank top and shorts.

The owners and employees of these sleezy dives are claiming that serving coffee partially nude is a constitutional right.

Seattle Times

Freedom of speech or destructive “sexual self-objectification”? A federal judge Tuesday will hear arguments in the challenge to the constitutionality of two Everett city ordinances aimed at covering up bikini baristas.

Arguing that skimpy costumes and exposed flesh are an expression of the First Amendment, owners and employees of bikini barista stands in Everett are asking a federal judge for an injunction that would prevent the city from implementing two new ordinances aimed at curtailing the business.

“The Constitution doesn’t allow the government to regulate the content of speech because the government disagrees with it,” Derek Newman, one of the baristas’ attorneys, wrote in an email. “If the First Amendment was so limited, NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality would not be protected expression because the president interprets this as anti-American sentiment.”

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Trump pardons two Thanksgiving turkeys, jokes about killing Obama’s birds

NBC News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday joined the ranks of presidents to pardon turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, granting Drumstick and Wishbone the turkey mercy in the Rose Garden.

Joined by first lady Melania Trump and son Barron, Trump said he was “pleased to report that unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of year, Drumstick has a very bright future ahead of him.” The president, saying “Hi, Drumstick,” predicted the turkey “is going to be very happy.”

Both Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their years at Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” enclosure, where last year’s pardoned turkeys — Tater and Tot — currently reside after then-President Barack Obama kept them off the carving board.

Trump noted that he’s been “very active in overturning” executive actions taken by his predecessor — but not this time.

“I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked,” Trump joked. “So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”

Drumstick — described as a classic 47-pound bird with a “tall and proud” strut — was dubbed 2017’s National Thanksgiving Turkey, besting Wishbone in an online poll, 60-40 percent.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday joined the ranks of presidents to pardon turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, granting Drumstick and Wishbone the turkey mercy in the Rose Garden.

Joined by first lady Melania Trump and son Barron, Trump said he was “pleased to report that unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of year, Drumstick has a very bright future ahead of him.” The president, saying “Hi, Drumstick,” predicted the turkey “is going to be very happy.”

Both Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their years at Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” enclosure, where last year’s pardoned turkeys — Tater and Tot — currently reside after then-President Barack Obama kept them off the carving board.

Trump noted that he’s been “very active in overturning” executive actions taken by his predecessor — but not this time.

“I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked,” Trump joked. “So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”

Drumstick — described as a classic 47-pound bird with a “tall and proud” strut — was dubbed 2017’s National Thanksgiving Turkey, besting Wishbone in an online poll, 60-40 percent.

After today’s ceremony, both Drumstick and Wishbone will join last year’s turkeys, Tater and Tot, at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit.

Wishbone mounted a last-ditch effort for votes by making a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room earlier in the day. Ultimately, the political gamble did not garner any last-minute surge in the poll.

The turkey pardoning is a longstanding White House tradition and after several minutes of remarks on a crisp fall day, Trump and the turkeys were ready to get on with it.

“I think Drumstick and Wishbone would be very thankful if we would just get around to the pardon. They say ‘Enough talk, please pardon us,'” Trump said.

The president heads to Florida after the ceremony for his own Thanksgiving retreat at his Mar a Lago club.

In researching this post I noticed the real Trump haters in the press demonized him for being obsessed with Obama.

Sad! As Trump might say in a Tweet.

Flight To California 1952 (Nostalgia Film in Color)

27 delightful minutes of beautiful color film promoting air travel. This jewel has racked up a quarter million views since being published.

Published on May 29, 2008

A tour of Los Angeles, San Francisco and other California sites in the early 1950s

Perceptive comment. You’ll probably feel the same way:

Super Kyle
1 year ago
This is absolutely SURREAL, nice meals, legroom, wide seats, a cabin that’s full of smiling, polite, well dressed, sub 200 pound Americans who’ve bathed within the last 24 hours, it’s like I’m watching something from an alternate parallel universe.

Trump Defends Roy Moore

President Donald Trump choose his words carefully on Tuesday as he publicly defended embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

This was a good time to make a statement because with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up on Thursday, the blowback should be minimized.

The president added that he was happy that the flood of sexual harassment accusations have come out.

He should be since mostly they involve liberal democrats in Washington and Hollywood.

Buzzfeed

President Trump on Tuesday staunchly defended US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and predatory behavior by several women, some who were teenagers at the time.

“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump told reporters after his taking part in the White House tradition of pardoning a turkey. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”

The president had previously deflected inquiries about Moore, letting White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tell reporters that it was up to the “voters to decide” and that if the “troubling” allegations were indeed true, the Republican should drop out of the race.

ROY MOORE AND WIFE.

Despite mounting reports that Moore targeted, romantically advanced upon, and sexually assaulted women when they were teenagers, the Republican has refused to drop out of the heated race and denied the allegations. Trump’s recent support breaks with leaders of his own party, such as Sen. Mitch McConnell, who say they believe the women and have called upon Moore to drop out.

But on Tuesday, Trump said he didn’t support the idea of Moore’s competition, Democrat Doug Jones, winning.

“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said. He then attacked Jones, noting that Alabama voters would be better off with Moore representing them.

“I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment,” Trump said about Jones.

Moore’s campaign then trumpeted the president’s attack on Jones, highlighting that Trump called him a “liberal Democrat.”

When pressed about the nine women who say Moore harassed them, Trump said he does not know if he believes them, since the allegations are just now coming out after 40 years.

“He is in total denial. I do have to say, 40 years is a long time. He has run eight races and this has never come up. So 40 years is a long time,” Trump said. “The women are Trump voters. Most of them are Trump voters. All you can do is you have to do what you have to do. He totally denies it.”

However, Trump insisted he supported women in general, calling them “very special” and saying that he was pleased the media has been focusing so heavily on sexual harassment allegations against powerful men in multiple industries, such as Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., former CBS News host Charlie Rose, and Democratic leaders John Conyers and Al Franken.

“I think that’s good for our society. And I think it’s very, very good for women. And I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out,” Trump said, adding that he believes Congress should release the names of lawmakers who have settled harassment claims.

Despite his supportive comments on Moore, Trump said he has not decided whether he will campaign for the candidate before the special election on Dec. 12.

“I’ll be letting you know next week,” he told reporters.

Haha. Leave them in suspense. That’s Trump and the press hates it.

Lady Gaga and “Creepy” Joe Biden to Set Up Trauma Centers for Sexual Abuse Victims

What the …!!!

Rollingstone

At Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit in New York City, former vice president Joe Biden detailed an ambitious initiative he’s developing with Lady Gaga: creating trauma centers for victims of physical and emotional abuse.

“Women who are abused end up having long-term physical and physiological problems … We finally are recognizing the long-term impacts,” Biden said, specifying that women should be able to receive long-term help at such centers. “It’s the next great frontier I want to be part of.”

Biden and Gaga are in the early stages of planning the trauma center initiative, Entertainment Weekly reports. A rep for Gaga did not immediately reply to a request for more information.

Later in his speech, Biden also applauded the bravery of those who came forward with stories of sexual trauma in recent weeks against powerful Hollywood figures such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Louis C.K.

“It’s hard to come forward … don’t let this slow up,” Biden said. “This is time to fundamentally change the culture of how women are treated in American society … The culture is changing because so many brave women — knowing they were going to be vilified — are coming forward. Look at all these men have rightfully lost, now. Million dollar contracts! That wouldn’t have happened a year ago, five years ago, 10 years ago, so keep pushing.”

In October, Biden and Gaga worked together to promote the nonprofit organization It’s On Us, which provides education about identifying and preventing sexual assault on college campuses.

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Former Senator and Vice-President Joe Biden is one of the country’s worst gropers of women and girls, and I do mean underage girls.

Has he suddenly found that old-time religion and renounced his touch-feely ways with women?

I doubt it.

What better way to meet women to feel up than places where the individuals present are ALL women. That would be a trauma center for women.

Careful, ladies. You’re letting the fox into the henhouse.

Instead of the henhouse, Joe belongs in the jailhouse.

Breaking: David Cassidy Dead at 67

Millions of elderly and near-elderly white women will be crying tonight.

Go ahead. There’s nothing wrong with fondly remembering the boy you had a crush on 40 some odd years ago.

TMZ

David Cassidy, the ‘Partridge Family’ heartthrob who sold millions of records and became the fantasy of millions of girls, is dead.

Cassidy died in a Florida hospital after his organs failed.
TMZ broke the story, David was in need of a kidney transplant but ultimately doctors said it was futile. His liver and other organs shut down and early Sunday his son and ex-wife were summoned to the hospital to say goodbye.

Cassidy was a multi-faceted entertainer … from singing, to acting to Broadway to Vegas. “The Partridge Family” hit like an earthquake and catapulted him to stardom. The show ran from 1970 – 1974 and produced hits like “I Think I Love You,” “Come On Get Happy,” and “Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted.”

David reluctantly auditioned for the role of the guitar-playing Keith Partridge and producers cast him not even knowing if he could carry a tune.

After “The Partridge Family” ran its course, David recorded a number of solo hits, including the remakes of “Cherish,” “How Can I Be Sure” and “Rock Me Baby.”

He took the starring role on Broadway in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from 1983 to 1984.

David was the son of actor Jack Cassidy and Broadway performer Evelyn Ward.

David guest starred in a number of TV series, including “The F.B.I.” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Ironside,” “Bonanza” and “Medical Center.”
Cassidy battled alcoholism for most of his adult life.

He’s survived by son Beau, daughter Katie — who stars in “Arrow” — half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, step-mother and co-star Shirley Jones and ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy.

RIP