Elisabeth Moss on Sunday took home a top Emmy for depicting a victim of a cult, although in real life she is a member of the controversial Church of Scientology. The 35-year-old, earlier known for roles in "The West Wing" and "Mad Men," won her first Emmy for a role in "The Handmaid's Tale" in the…
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told Axios chief Mike Allen that a senility test might be a good idea for all elected leaders, even if it was for Donald Trump or justices of the Supreme Court.
Speaking to Axios on HBO, Cassidy explained that as a doctor, he is well aware that "at some point, and statistically it's in the 80s, you begin a more rapid decline." He spoke in general terms but noted that "it's usually noticeable. So, anyone who is in a position of responsibility, who may potentially be on that slope, that is a concern, and I'm saying this as a doctor."
Allen then asked Cassidy if he believes there should thus be limits on those holding public office, which he said was difficult to answer because everyone assumes he's "being political" when he answers. "I've been told that there were senators in the past that at the end of their senate term were senile. I'm told that was true of senators of both parties. Now, you're going to argue, well, they were elected, so, who cares? But, would it be reasonable to have for Supreme Court justices, members of Congress in a leadership position and in the executive branch an annual sort-of evaluation in which they would have to establish, 'Yes. I'm doing OK.'"
Donald Trump's personal doctor released a letter in 2016 proclaiming he would be the healthiest person ever to be in the presidency. It was hyperbole that was not only ridiculed but it drew attention to whether or not Trump or his doctors were hiding something. When Trump got an evaluation from his doctors in the White House, it was not by a professional mental health expert, but by a doctor who ultimately ran for Congress as a Republican supporter of President Donald Trump. Trump's test showed that his biggest problems were with memory, according to his interview with Fox News. So, any mandates on senility tests could easily become part of a politically corrupt system.
At the same time, diseases like Alzheimer's can begin in the mid-60s, and signs of early-onset Alzheimer's begin between the 30s and mid-60s, explained the National Institute of Health. So, age-specific tests for those over 80 would easily dismiss anyone who may also have similar health issues if not worse problems. Elderly officials could also ask why they are being singled out for questions about senility when there are younger members whose sanity could also reasonably be questioned.
Cassidy also made it clear he's not voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming election or any primary election where Trump may be on the ballot.
See the interview below:
Adviser to President Donald Trump, Lara Trump, is joining the growing list of conservatives being triggered by the evolution of the Superman comic books. As superheroes are evolving past the white, male, cis-gender, heterosexual identity, it has left the alien character in the dust.
While DC Comics haven't indicated one way or the other about whether the decision for marketing purposes or an effort to appeal to a larger audience, but it caused many on the right to lose faith in comic books they may not have ever even read.
Comics generally have a much more liberal vision for the world, which has attracted a readership that focuses on what is "right" and "good," beyond political ideologies or what is popular. Marvel revealed in July that Captain America likely would have freed Communists in Vietnam during the war.
In March 2020, DC released an animated series that showed how different Superman would have been if he landed in the former Soviet Union as a child instead of his alien ship landing in Smallville, Kansas.
It was just weeks ago that conservatives lost their minds over Superman's son, Jon Kent, coming out as bisexual, falling for reporter Jay Nakamura. Not only did Kent come out, but he saved hundreds of people from a collapsing building, participated in a protest for refugees where the people fleeing a corrupt Gamorra. Kent was one of those who helped save people previously in Gamorra. The refugee story parallels many of those feeling Central America for the United States.
The new Superman film has also removed the "American way" from the motto of "truth, justice and the American way." The reason for removing the motto might be to appeal to a readership outside of America.
Lara Trump didn't indicate whether she'd ever read a Superman comic book or if she reads the new adventures with Superman's son.
See the video below:
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'No one is above the law': Alexander Vindman demands Trump be 'brought to justice' for Ukraine bribery scandal
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman spoke to CNN's Jim Acosta Sunday, saying that he wants former President Donald Trump to be brought to justice for all of his illegal behavior around the Ukraine bribery scandal.
Trump asked for "favors" if Ukraine wanted the money and weapons the U.S. had allocated to them. He later claimed it was a "perfect" call and that he did nothing wrong, releasing the accounting of the call that was previously classified. It instead proved the scandal was real.
Declassified text of Trump's Ukraine call notes Photo: Scren capture
Trump was impeached the first time for the scandal but was never held accountable by the Republican Senate. Outside of impeachment, however, there are charges that Vindman wants to see so that Trump ultimately receives the justice Vindman believes he deserves.
"The president should be brought to justice, he's not above the law. I felt that was the case when I reported a presidential wrongdoing and presidential abuse of power," said Vindman. " And if he lies in front of the commission, then he should suffer the consequences."
He also wants to see Trump subpoenaed before Congress to answer for the Ukraine scandal and the coverup that followed.
See the full interview below:
Vindman justice www.youtube.com
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