Hey De Niro, I’m talking to you

Actor Robert De Niro came on stage at Radio City Sunday night at the Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen, but appeared to have a nervous breakdown in the midst of his two-minute stint.

De Niro came out and said, “It’s no longer Dump Trump, It’s F*@k Trump.”

The predominantly liberal Broadway community cheered and stood for this vicious attack. All this while the President is traveling to Asia to sign a historic agreement to end hostilities with North Korea.

I’ve been thinking what would cause De Niro’s tirade? Cheap applause and standing ovation? No something deeper has affected the actor’s psyche.

What the Trump administration has brought about has rocked De Niro’s world.

The President beat De Niro’s candidate Hillary Clinton, which probably costs him some money and some funding for the actor’s “pet projects”. Friend and fellow New Yorker Harvey Weinstein’s downfall and prosecution came about under Trump’s DOJĀ  prosecutors. Something that probably may not of happen to the same degree under a Clinton White House.

Also De Niro’s Robert Mueller character on Saturday Night Live may be short-lived as the soon-to-be-released DOJ investigation of the FBI under Mueller and James Comey shows highly unethical behavior by the nation’s chief law enforcement’s top brass.

So what separatesĀ De Niro’s outburst from the guy with a placard outside Penn Station saying the same thing? I’m afraid very little even down to the flexing of the arms to punctuate his ranting.

But at least the guy at Penn brought props.

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Weinstein’s new best friend may be Manhattan DA’s office

Harvey Weinstein will turn himself in to the NYPD Friday morning for arraignment on two counts of rape. One in the first degree and the second count to rape in the third degree stemming from two women’s allegations.

Weinstein will only be charged with two counts on Friday despite over 80 woman having come out with charges that the former film mogul violated their human dignity with lecherous acts.

The man who almost singlehandedly empowered woman to begin the #MeToo movement (along with Bill Cosby) will only be charged on two felonies for now.

There are two thoughts that come to mind after spending many years seeing how the District Attorney’s office and the NYPD works.

One: The want to get him into the system. Take your two strongest cases before a judge. Have him booked. Take his passport since he has the means to be a flight risk and put up a large bail request.

Two: Once booked, now you can request all the information you need to make further charges. Financial, business and travel records are all available due to charges. It’s no longer a fishing expedition, it’s a criminal case.

So when the criminal trial comes up and it will be in NYC, not California, the charging document may look more like a small telephone book and not the two-count indictment that will be presented this morning at Manhattan Supreme Court.

One other interesting aspect comes out of today as well. Weinstein, facing a life in prison, may become a bit more chatty with the Manhattan’s DA office on what he knows about a host of other people.

You have to know Weinstein was a large contributor to all things Democratic. From Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to a host of other national political contenders and state office holders.

What he has witnessed, been told about and/or funded may be of interest to the authorities. And that’s where this could become very interesting.

Happy Memorial Day to all and take a moment to think about all the young men and woman who laid down their lives for us over this holiday weekend.

 

MeToo movement shows wolves are on the left as well

We are almost two months since the Harvey Weinstein revelations of sexual harassment came to light with the #MeToo movement.

The speed and scope of the movement is amazing with more than a hundred men in politics, media and Hollywood have been outed and suffering for their sins. Continue reading