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Sex robots, bringing dysfunction to a community near you

- The Washington Times

For less than $2,000, men the world over can order and have shipped their very own handmade woman -- their very own artificially intelligence-responding, machine-programmed moving, software-generated moaning portable flesh-like robotic sex doll. Yep. They have to leave their dignity at the door, of course.

In this April 21, 2015, file photo, Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian attend the TIME 100 Gala, in New York. The couple married in 2014 and have three children. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Kanye 'I love Trump' West breaks black rap mold

- The Washington Times

On the one hand, who cares what hip-hop star Kanye West thinks. But on the other hand, West is breaking the black rapper mold, not to mention Hollywood elitist bubble, by coming forward in support of conservatives and the First Amendment. And that's kinda significant and notable.

In this Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Chris Carter holds the Lininger's family Bible in Omaha, Neb. (Julia Nagy/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

GQ strikes 'foolish' Bible from should-read list

- The Washington Times

The editors of GQ magazine, in all their literary acumen, struck the Bible from its recently assembled "21 Books You Don't Have to Read" list. Good thing they didn't list the Koran. Mocking Christians is fairly safe business. Mock the wrong Muslim and bam, there goes your head.

"The Obamacare mandate was held by the Supreme Court to be tax. Whatever philosophical positions you may have had before that, that's the law of the land," said Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who led the effort to undo the individual mandate. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obamacare repeal -- remember that? GOP doesn't

- The Washington Times

On Friday came this sad but true headline from The Hill: "GOP in retreat on ObamaCare." Another promise, another skate. Republicans, once the party of principle -- of law and Constitution and limited governance and conservatism of Founding Father ideals -- have simply morphed into red-tied Democrats.

In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks about education at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) ** FILE **

AFT teachers bully Wells Fargo on NRA -- citizens on 2nd Amendment

- The Washington Times

The American Federation of Teachers, an organization that popular thought would have in existence to press for teachers' rights in the classroom, has gone full blown political to tell Wells Fargo, in essence: Quit banking with the National Rifle Association. And since Wells Fargo won't, the AFT announced it's going to stop doing business with Wells Fargo.

Robert De Niro opens Tribeca with rips of Trump: 'Lowlife-in-chief'

- The Washington Times

Robert De Niro, who used to be an actor of considerable weight but now seems more a deliverer of public jabs at President Donald Trump, tipped his has-been hat once again at the recent Tribeca Film Festival press luncheon, calling out the commander-in-chief as a "lowlife-in-chief" -- and that was just his warmup.

The Barbara Bush I remember

- The Washington Times

From a first-floor window in the family's summer home on Walker's Point, Barbara Bush spied me standing bemused, shivering and overcoat-less.

In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, Jordan Peele poses for a portrait at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Barack Obama fake news video highlights dangers of AI

- The Washington Times

Fake news, meet artificial intelligence. A video created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele and released by BuzzFeed appears to show Barack Obama referencing the movie "Black Panther," remarking on HUD Secretary Ben Carson and calling President Donald Trump a "total and complete dips--." But it was all fake. And get ready for the floodgates to open on more AI-assisted fake videos and audio.

This image released by CBS shows former FBI Director James Comey, left, with host Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in New York. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)

James Comey should lay low: 46 percent want him prosecuted

- The Washington Times

James B. Comey, former FBI director, is facing fire from the people, apparently, for his brazen attacks on President Donald Trump, for his outspoken criticisms of White House ways of doing business and -- for leaking to the media. Rasmussen Reports found in a recent survey 46 percent of those polled think Comey ought to be prosecuted for leaking to the press.

In this Sept. 13, 1991, file photo, then-first lady Barbara Bush, her granddaughter Barbara, and Millie wait on the steps of the White House for U.S. President George H.W. Bush to return from his check-up at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File )

Barbara Bush -- even Chuck Schumer noted her 'grace and class'

- The Washington Times

Barbara Bush, the "silver fox" of modern-day politics -- so-dubbed for her snowy white hair and cut-to-the-chase manner of speaking -- has died, leaving a legacy that will be talk of the town for the next few days. Even the left is grieving her passing. And in this day and time of vicious politicking -- that ain't small potatoes.

A photo of Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame placed on a bunch of flowers at the main gate of the Police headquarters in Carcassonne, France, Saturday, March 24, 2018, following an attack on a supermarket in Trebes in the south of the country on Friday. A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of "exceptional courage and selflessness." (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

France's futile hope to 'reform' Islam

- The Washington Times

So France, feeling the pinch and reeling from its umpteenth terror attack in recent times -- a police officer was just killed by a gunman who claimed ties to ISIS -- has now announced a new pitch to pacify the radicals of Islam and help integrate them into courteous society. Good luck with that.

This Friday, June 30, 2017, file photo shows a librarian holding an expensive rare law book at the University of Virginia School of Law rare books collection in Charlottesville, Va. Nearly 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson came up with a legal reading list for lawyers. Now, the University of Virginia is putting those books online. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Thomas Jefferson statue smearing as 'Racist + Rapist' despicable and revisionist

- The Washington Times

Thomas Jefferson was a complicated guy. So smearing his statue, as vandals just did, with the red painted words of "Racist + Rapist" at the University of Virginia, the college he actually founded, fails to take into account the complicated twists and turns of his beliefs, the pragmatic nature of his political leanings, the ultimate efforts he made to ban slavery from a significant portion of America.

In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Former FBI Director James Comey reacts during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

James Comey tell-all strikes as revengeful rip of Donald Trump

- The Washington Times

It's not that the nation doesn't already know of James Comey's utter contempt for President Donald Trump. But there's something about putting hatred to print that makes it all the more vicious. And that's what Comey seems to have done with his new tell-all book, poised to hit bookstores across the country. It's his way of getting the last word with the president -- his way of exacting a revenge for being fired.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich introduces Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sept. 19, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Gingrich goes there -- compares FBI's raid of Cohen to Nazis

- The Washington Times

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, ripped into the FBI for its raid on President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, comparing the federal action to the Nazi regime. And insofar as the rather ridiculous raids on Cohen's files go -- he's got a bit of a point. These are moves that ring more of Gestapo, less of constitutional America -- more of police state, less of republic, land of the law.