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Hamilton: Two years of Trump, longest battle scene in TV history

HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?

Game of Thrones riveted many of the nation’s TV viewers Sunday airing on HBO as well as streaming on Amazon. It was an episode for the ages. Sunday’s Game of Thrones featured the longest continuous battle scene in TV history, if you don’t count the two years of a Trump presidency.

The DEA says illegal drug use by young adults is way down from the peak drug use rate in the late ’70s. In 1977, a year after I moved to L.A, I flew home to Oklahoma to visit my parents. I was helping Mother prepare dinner when she noticed I was chopping the onions with my credit card.

Joe Biden posted a video announcing his candidacy for the presidency Thursday, becoming the twentieth Democrat to join the race. The debates will be a circus. There are so many Democratic candidates that they have to stand in line and audition for Howie Mandel before we can vote on them.

The Washington Post assured readers its truth-meter will hold the candidates’ feet to the fire when they start to spin tall tales at the podium. On Saturday, President Trump addressed a rally in Green Bay and told them he’s a young and vibrant man. Yes, if he’s standing next to Keith Richards.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee gave a terrific speech introducing Trump at his Green Bay rally. She gave the speech wearing a sweater with 3-inch-thick black and white stripes running horizontally across the sweater. It looked like Sarah was wearing the Mueller Report.

The National Parks Service issued a warning advising vacationers to exercise extreme caution when walking around U.S. national parks this summer. During the past month alone, five tourists have fallen to their death in the Grand Canyon. At one point last week, gravity was tied with Chicago.

Rio de Janeiro newspapers reported that police in Brazil last weekend took a beautiful South American parrot into police custody after the parrot warned drug dealers that narcotic agents were about to raid the house. Apparently, the bird is only able to say one phrase. Polly wants a crack.

Heineken Beer launched a campaign for its new non-alcoholic beer using the stars of NBC’s “The Office” to promote Friday as Bring Your Beer to Work Day. What is the point of this beer anyway? I’m guessing that non-alcoholic beer is like being with a hooker who simply wants to cuddle.

London Daily Mail reports London is awash in knife violence on the streets. There are dozens of stabbings every day, proof that in a nation that allows no derringers, no automatic pistols, no handguns and no machine guns, that people of good will can find a way to control street corners.

Oliver North quit as NRA president after CEO Wayne LaPierre accused him of extorting him over travel expenses and sexual harassment claims. It marred last weekend’s convention. The NRA membership was embarrassed and just wishes they’d settle the issue like gentlemen, with a duel.

Bill and Hillary Clinton went on Comedy Central Friday where Hillary performed a comedic impression of Trump’s vulgar reaction two years ago to the news that a Special Counsel had been named. The crowd responded with complete silence. The last time Hillary bombed like this, Libya fell.

Stormy Daniels’ former lawyer Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Monday. Prosecutors say he attempted to extort Nike and he ripped off a paraplegic client out of several million dollars. On the second charge alone, the National Bar Association is likely to name him Lawyer of the Year.

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