Encore of Revival: America, April 23, 2018

Grandpa Giuliani is starring as Marc Antony to end the conflict and save the country from a divisive justice fled to brutish beats from men who have lost their reason. The former mayor is in a position to bring such a resolution. The New York district doing the FBI investigation knows him, his city knows him, the nation knows him, the investigator knows him, the president knows him. He knows everyone in the family as does any grandpa know his own.

Rudy Giuliani has the impeccable credentials Mueller was said to have had before his year-long investigation made wary everyone with any opinion. No one could threaten him, no one would have any cause to investigate him since he has been distant all this time. To investigate Giuliani at this point would beg the same question the Russian attorney is asking: Why hasn’t someone at least interviewed me?

No doubt, the shrinking number of investigation supporters will say, “Trump’s old pal Rudi got him out of it.” But, that won’t help their cause and the investigation will end nonetheless.

As anti-Trump sentiment both shrinks and honkers-down, many are getting fed up, especially with the Starbucks’ overreaction and now Amazon’s ratings about ratings. Closing thousands of locations for “racial bias” training will backfire; it’s only theater. If Starbucks really cares about solving the problem of “implicit” biases, they would keep their doors open to customers, pay staff to come in early, and train them in smaller groups during breaks over multiple sessions. People know it’s useless, both Leftists and Conservatives, employees and customers. This drama, combined with the overreaction of protesters shouting at Starbucks employees who agree with them will only drive more people to support Trump.

After all, a vote for Trump is really a way of protesting protests.

Then, we have Comey’s book on Amazon. Mashable and the Verge credit Deadline for breaking the story just before 9 p.m. on Friday, which a Rush Limbaugh caller, Chris, mentioned prior to 2 p.m. that same day. Gizmodo mentions that negative reviews won’t be possible from Trump supporters. Generally absent from mainstream articles are any exploration of the idea that phony positive reviews are also disallowed and could be a part of rating fraud or bias. Many also note the same information, that Amazon has blocked non-customer ratings on potentially controversial books in the past.

What we know about Amazon’s block on ratings is an absence of negative reviews and Amazon’s own claim that there appears to be some sort of bias from ratings. Everything real receives good and bad ratings alike. After this, Amazon’s reviews will likely lose credibility.

With the Starbucks overreaction and now Amazon claiming that its own rating system of Comey’s new book is in question, we could be looking at such a surge of new Trump voters that 2018 actually sees a boost in the Republican victories in the House and Senate. But, things are so wild and goofy these days that we can’t make heads or tails of what is going on politically. The swamp is being drained and, in any foreseeable case, Trump will almost certainly win again in 2020 and we are staring down the road of a future Republican Supreme Court.

Trump’s appointee to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, voted against action that would normally favor Trump’s campaign platform to fix immigration. The ruling, however, was not about politics, but about sloppily-written law. We need laws to be written better and we need a Supreme Court that thinks so.

Barbara Bush passed away last week at the age of 92. She was mourned by friends, family, and all living past presidents.

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush | Yahoo – AFP

SCOTUS

Gorsuch swings against Trump in deportation case | Politico

The Dimaya Decision Was More Than Gorsuch v. Trump | Weekly Standard

Russianewsgategate

Rudy Giuliani’s Wishful Thinking About Trump and Mueller | New Yorker

Rudy Giuliani joins Trump’s legal team to help end Russia investigation | Guardian

Rudy Giuliani Wants to End Robert Mueller’s Investigation Soon. Trump’s Allies Think He Can Do It | TIME

As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller | AP

Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her | AP

Traininggate

Starbucks has a latte to learn | NY Post

Starbucks’ tactic to address racial bias is not going to work | Quartz

Bookgate

Caller Claims Amazon Review Chicanery on St. Comey’s Book | Rush Limbaugh

Amazon.com Limiting Reviews Of James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ | Deadline

Amazon bars trolls from review-bombing James Comey’s new book | Mashable

Amazon won’t let users review James Comey’s new book if they didn’t purchase it through the site | The Verge

Only ‘Verified’ Buyers Can Review James Comey’s Book on Amazon, Much to the Dismay of Trump Supporters | Gizmodo

Amazon is limiting reviews on James Comey’s new book — and some people are furious | Business Insider

Hannity

Sean Hannity was very concerned about conflicts of interest — until he had one | WA Post

Fox News gives Sean Hannity ‘full support’ as critics slam him for hiding link to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen | CNBC

Stelter: Sean Hannity has few rules, and now Fox News has a problem | CNN

Sean Hannity’s cozy conflict-of-interest hackery | Whyy

Pop

Donald Trump considering pardon for boxing legend Jack Johnson after Sylvester Stallone’s call | Yahoo – Telegraph

French, German leaders will bring Trump the same message: Save the Iran nuclear deal | LA Times

The Jacksons are fearing for Paris’ life | Page Six

Knife control movement crosses Atlantic | WND