Judge Judy Talks Bloomberg Endorsement
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[Her speaking pattern or tic was annoying. Idk if it’s always like that?]
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[Part of her intro was cut from the first clip. Says America is the greatest family on the planet, you need to have the greatest President. Explains in details her reasons for endorsing Bloomberg.]
Plays campaign commercial clip. Joy quotes $150M already spent on ads. Wonders if he’s really trying to buy his way into the election. Steyer also has money but no governing experience. Biden has experience governing. JJ says (analogy) being President of his own company is better than VP (2nd in command) of anything. Says he’s the only one with experience both governing and managing.
Plays JJ clip. Talks gun control issue. JJ says she’s a supporter but not a surrogate. Talks her own position on guns, she and Jerry (husband) used to have a carry license. Elaborates on this that and the other. Doesn’t support automatic assault weapons. Sunny says, so access with limitations. JJ says Bloomberg is for gun control but has no interest in repealing 2A. Sunny brings up stop n frisk policing while Mayor, he recently apologized, was he really sorry? JJ talks court case details that was impetus of policy. Thinks people got to him, and got him to look at it from a different perspective. Thinks he was genuine.
Hot Topic #Impeachapalooza is Dumber Godfather© Stupider Watergate™ Wag the Irandog©
This is… 2020
Starts with assassination of Soleimani, who no one had ever heard of until he was drone killed. Plays clip of Pompeo. ABC Political Director Rick Klein joins. Says there’s a disconnect between talk and action. Iranians are talking as if we’re already at war, but not acting that way. Says there’s a difference between a safer America and a better America. Joy wonders how it’s safer when there’s retaliation. Quotes Warren who said it’s a Wag the Dog distraction from impeachment. RK says it’s up to the WH to present the motivation. Warren said why last week, why not (any time ever, prior to now). Credibility gap because he’s lied 14K times during office. Impeachment can take place at any time, war or not. Most say unfounded war is exactly why impeachment should take place. RK says there’s a trust gap, because WH doesn’t inspire confidence. And what was the threat, why wasn’t it presented. Why won’t Pompeo say if the threat is gone now. Abby wonders what is the national security strategy. T45 is all over the place. Peace, war, bring troops out, send them to Saudi and now Iraq, Iraq wants US out. RK says this was a victory for the Hawks but (paraphrasing) talks out of both sides of his mouth. RK says even Cabinet is on board but Joy says they’re his picks, not career military and foreign policy strategists. Sunny brings up There’s Always a Tweet from 2011 from T45 about Obama, claiming Obama would do (but never did) exactly what T45 has done.
Shows tweets. Only Congress has the war power. Fascist dictator T45 doesn’t care. Congress wants to operate within the bounds of the law. RK says T45 will do whatever tf he wants to do because nobody is ever going to stop him. Joy reminds this is 2003 Iraq all over again. Except this time, America is war-weary and knows what a sham Iraq War was. RK says everyone is skeptical and opposing this because everything about T45 is corrupt and impulsive. Sunny said other Potus were given Soleimani as an option but decided not to because it wasn’t proportionate and knew the dire consequences. Soleimani was an official sitting member of Iran government, so assassinating him is, in every way, an act of war. Joy says Iran has completely pulled out of the arms deal that (fmr SOS Kerry) had brokered, because T45 lives to stick it to Obama.
Hot Topic Golden Globes
Gervais roasted the audience, plays clip. Airs Leo joke. Panel thought he was funny. Sunny watches for the fashion. Shows the photo. She was devastated by JLo and hopes she just doesn’t understand it yet. She looks fantastic, but that dress oof. Sunny and Joy were texting. Sunny says JLo redeemed herself at the afterparty, shows another photo. Abby liked Michelle Williams speech. Gave her spin on it. Plays clip. Women need to vote in our own self-interests. /claps/ Sunny was distracted by her fashion. The blue thing on her shoulder.
Hot Topic Australia Bush Fires ☹
Heartbreaking. 24 lives lost, 500M animals, 12M acres scorched. Something is happening environmentally and it ain’t good. Joy talked about Russell Crowe’s speech that he provided in absentia, since he’s in Australia looking after his home and family.
Bonus What Is Wag the Dog
To wag the dog means to purposely divert attention from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance. The expression comes from the saying that a dog is smarter than its tail, but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'.
It's also a 1997 satire film starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Woody Harrelson, Kirsten Dunst.
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