She was probably expecting a softball game on Fox News.


“White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted on Sunday morning to further the lie that thousands of terrorists have been stopped trying to cross the the southern border of the United States. Fox News’ Chris Wallace was ready.


Sanders: “We know that roughly, nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border.”

“Wait, wait, wait,” Wallace said, stopping her there. “Because, I know the statistic. I didn’t know if you were going to use it, but I studied up on this. Do you know where those 4,000 people come—where they are captured? Airports.”

As Sanders replied, “Not always,” Wallace interjected and repeated, “Airports,” adding,“The state department says there hasn’t been any terrorists that they’ve found coming across the southern border with Mexico,” Wallace said.

“It’s by air, it’s by land, it’s by sea, it’s all of the above,” Sanders added, “but one thing that you’re forgetting is at the most vulnerable point of entry that we have into this country is our southern border. And we have to protect it.”

“But they’re not coming across the southern border, Sarah, they’re coming and they’re being stopped at airports,” Wallace said once again.

The Golden Globes’ nominees and winners

My takeaways:

1. I have never watched The Kominsky Method, but I guess I should take a look at it. I was impressed by both Barry and Kidding, but Kominsky beat them both.

2. If the HFPA lost Ricky Gervais’s phone number, they need to find it. That Samberg-Oh monologue was the most excruciating award show bore since Ellen Degeneres vacuumed around the Oscars. And if they can’t find Gervais, get anyone else, even the most boring showbiz people imaginable. How about Ben Stein, The Situation, Harrison Ford and Terrence Malick? Any of them would have been an improvement. Billy Crystal’s outdated schtick would have been better. Just about anyone would have been better.

OK, maybe not James Franco and Anne Hathaway .

Christian Bale was pretty funny in general, but he definitely hit a home run by thanking “satan” for inspiring him to play Dick Cheney.

It’s just so rare for Satan to get the credit he deserves!

To be honest, Dick Cheney’s proclivity for evil is not the main thing I remember about him. The impression that immediately comes to mind is that everything he ever said was utterly wrong. From bad predictions to outright lies to ridiculous claims, he was the absolute master. Trump may say more incorrect things, but that’s because of his sheer output. Trump is occasionally right about something, but Cheney pretty much batted 1.000.

And what a pair of balls he had. He would say “I never said that” right after a reporter would play a tape of him saying exactly that – verbatim.

When Darth Cheney left office, his approval rating stood at a astoundingly low 13 percent, which probably makes him the most despised person in history ever to hold the office of President or Vice-President of the USA. Even Aaron Burr would have to high-five him on that number.

Forget those offices. What American in history would poll below 13%? Perhaps Charles Manson or the Rosenbergs would be lower, but Cheney has a chance to be the most despised American never to be convicted of a major crime. They didn’t have polls in 1865, but I’d guess that John Wilkes Booth would have polled better than 13%.

I miss Hunter Thompson in many ways, but one of my greatest regrets is that Hunter will not be around to write a eulogy for Dick Cheney like the one he wrote for Dick Nixon. I don’t know of anybody alive who has a big enough pair of balls to publish something like that in a major media source.

The Chargers and Cowboys also advance.

Tough loss for the Bears. A winning field goal attempt hit the upright. I don’t much care for the Bears, but I’ve been there, and I know how they must feel.

It doesn’t get easier for this week’s winners. All four will be underdogs when they take on the four super teams next week. Opening lines:

Saints over Eagles by 9
Rams over Cowboys by 7
Patriots over Chargers by 5
Chiefs over Colts by 5

Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged in May with welfare fraud for allegedly illegally receiving $8,747 in food assistance. During that same time, it’s said she deposited $80,000 while claiming she was surviving on ‘a few hundred’ dollars a month that was being donated by friends