Journalism: NY Times runs anonymous anti-Trump Resistance manifesto from ‘senior administration official’

Obviously SOMEBODY has a book in the works that isn’t quite finished

Well, it sure looks like somebody working in or near the White House is trying to end up just getting everybody fired because of his or her lack of cojones to issue a public resignation over a presidency they seem to consider a threat to the Republic:

Hey, they’d have run an anonymous op-ed from somebody claiming to have been an Obama staffer slamming his behavior, right?

I’m guessing it’ll take all of one day for it to become obvious who that person is.

Trump actually nailed it today when he called it “gutless”:

He’s not wrong.

Least self-aware comment of the week goes to this Colin Kaepernick supporter and former president of Iran

He’s GOT to be kidding

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the President of Iran between 2005 and 2013, and he’s apparently a big supporter of Nike’s superhero and godfather of the “take a knee” (and “pig cop” socks) movement Colin Kaepernick:

Hahahaha! Maybe Ahmadinejad can fill us in about how the government deals with protesters in his home country.

But hey, if Mahmoud thinks it’s so brave and Kaepernick thinks the U.S. is so unjust, maybe the former Niners QB should go to Tehran and take a knee when the Iranian anthem is playing to see how that works out for him.

Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing is surprisingly civil in tone, rich in substance and ….. BAHAHAHAHA — sorry, I couldn’t get through that

Lots of 2020 ads getting filmed under the Big Top today

The Senate hearing for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh quickly turned into such a clown show that rumor has it the Dems contacted the Ringling Brothers via Ouija Board for help in organizing the entire three-ring circus.

It started with Dems, most using the occasion to film 2020 presidential campaign sound bites, calling on the hearing to be adjourned because of documents they say exist that they want to see before voting “no” on the nomination anyway:

Blumenthal sure nailed it when he said it was a “mockery of our norms” — except it’s because Dems are the ones making it a mockery.

Kamala Harris had an irony bypass years ago and obviously doesn’t understand why this accusation is so shameless:

Cory Booker inadvertently spelled out why a full vote should happen NOW instead of any more delay:

It’s a “perverse process” just because Booker doesn’t like who won the presidential election — too bad the Dems insisted on trying to drag a crap candidate across the finish line because they felt she was entitled to the job.

And of course another Dem angle is protesters:

Shockingly, the dictatorial patriarchy in the oppressive Republic of Gilead does still allow women to use iPhones.

The whole fiasco has been carefully scripted and planned by Dem leadership and the Senate’s slimiest of worms, Chuck Schumer:

So to bring you up to speed real fast, this is basically the Dems at the hearing:

The Republicans should just close down the Big Top, put an end to the circus, and take a full vote now.

WHAT media bias? MSM starts circling the wagons around possible 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren

Predictable

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature in a house with a faulty furnace in January will be easily able to spot the game that’s being played in this Boston Globe angle on heritage claims made by Dances With Identity Fraud:

I see the media’s given up trying to defend Warren’s claims of having part Cherokee ancestry and have moved on to saying she hasn’t received any professional benefit from the claim. Others in the media are helping push the same angle:

So what are they saying? That Warren lied about her heritage for no reason at all? Even if that were true it doesn’t exactly paint her in a better light.

Lurch Forward? Guess who isn’t ruling out a 2020 run (‘YES!’ – RNC)

Plus: Obama gets kicked under the bus

There will be so many Democrats running for that party’s nomination in 2020 that the DNC’s early debates will have to be held at the Superdome, and that’s just to hold all the candidates. One person who could be there is John Kerry:

Former Secretary of State John Kerry won’t rule out a run for the White House in 2020, but talking about it now is just a distraction, he tells “Face the Nation” anchor Margaret Brennan. The interview will be featured September 2 on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” and on “Face the Nation.”

Kerry (whose new memoir is titled “Every Day Is Extra”) also talks with Brennan about his role in politics today, the current political environment, his relationship with the late Sen. John McCain, and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.

Now in private life, the former Massachusetts senator and Secretary of State under President Obama has watched as much of his political legacy – including the Iran nuclear deal and the climate change accord – has been upended under the Trump administration. Disappointment in those actions has motivated Kerry to attempt to help Democrats regain political control.

We’ll know for sure Kerry’s in if he’s spotted before too long walking into a store in the midwest and asking “can I get me a hunting license here?”

And you know, maybe Kerry is considering a 2020 run, because he’s already throwing his former boss under the bus:

Obama oversaw the nearly complete destruction of the Democratic Party during his eight years, so distancing himself from the former president would be one of the first things Kerry would have to do if he’s in fact considering another run.

‘First Man’ actor & director wanted Apollo 11 film to ‘reflect Neil’ Armstrong, except for that one historic moment

Go figure

When it comes to Hollywood’s depiction of awful moments in American history, they might defend themselves showing all the gruesome details on the screen by saying “it’s important and the full story needs to be told.” But when America leads the way in one of the greatest achievements in human history, there’s plenty of space on the cutting room floor for scenes that might drive that point home. But the reason given for why one of the most iconic moments in history wasn’t depicted in a new movie about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11 seems to be, well, kind of ridiculous:

The upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man,” from “Whiplash” and “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday to rave reviews and early Oscar buzz. But the movie doesn’t include a key scene in Armstrong’s mission to the moon and an integral moment in American history.

The movie omits the moment of the American flag being planted on the moon (though the flag is present in the film), and the movie’s star Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong, defended the decision when asked about it at Venice (via The Telegraph).

Gosling, who is Canadian, argued that the first voyage to the moon was a “human achievement” that didn’t just represent an American accomplishment, and that’s how Armstrong viewed it.

“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling. “I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”

Gosling added, “He was reminding everyone that he was just the tip of the iceberg — and that’s not just to be humble, that’s also true. So I don’t think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero. From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil.”

They “wanted the film to reflect Neil”? Well, Neil planted an American flag on the moon and Hollywood chose not to depict that — so no, they actually didn’t want the film to reflect Neil.

Also to try and spin this as wanting the story to depict a “human accomplishment” and not an American one is weapons-grade ridiculous. The Apollo 11 moon landing was a quintessential American accomplishment. In JFK’s “we choose to go to the moon” speech in 1962, the “we” he spoke of wasn’t “the world” or “all humans” — “we” was the United States, which was in the middle of a space race against the Soviet Union at the time. Hollywood’s revisionist history in “biographies” strikes yet again.

The director of “First Man” said the choice to omit a scene depicting Armstrong planting the American flag at the Sea of Tranquility wasn’t a political one, so perhaps they thought a short scene showing one of the most iconic moments in history would make their 2 hour and 18 minute film 30 seconds too long, or something.

A scene showing how Armstrong and Aldrin struggled to get the flag in place on the moon due to problems with how it was packed could have actually provided the film with a moment of “yep this is definitely a government operation” levity, but obviously somebody didn’t want to go there — in order to accurately reflect Neil, or something.