Czech: “Donald Trump took over the nuclear suitcase. What can we do?” – Blesk
Poland: “Americans first. I am scrapping some of Obama’s programs.” (With attribution to the President.) – Wybercza Gazetr
Hong Kong: “Don of the Trump era!” – The Times of India
U.K.: “Trump unveils a new era.” – The Times of London
Germany: “God have mercy on us.” – Hamburger Morgenpost
CHINA: “China is heading for a bumpy ride ahead in its relations with the U.S.”
A bite from his speech seemed familiar to some lines in 2012’s movie,
“The Dark Knight Rises.” Trump: “Today’s ceremony has a very special
meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from
Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.” Batman villain
Bane in the movie: “We take Gotham from the corrupt. The rich! The
oppressors of generations who kept you down with myths of opportunity.
And we give it to you, the people.”
The rah-rah-boom-dee-ay for tomorrow’s inauguration of President Donald Trump and no word yet on what he plans for the post oath-of-office shindig. President Buchanan ordered $3k in wine, 400 gallons of oysters, 500 quarts of chicken salad, eight rounds of beef, 1,200 quarts of ice cream, 60 saddles of mutton, seven hams and 125 beef tongues. More than $150 million was spent on President Barack Obama’s. President Ronald Reagan had a cash bar with a bevy of peanuts and pretzels.
RUDY TELSCHER, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PATENT LITIGATOR, is joining the St. Louis office of Husch Blackwell.
2000 BEST-SELLER WAS “A VAST CONSPIRACY: THE REAL SEX SCANDAL THAT NEARLY BROUGHT DOWN A PRESIDENT.” Now the book of the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton matter is being adapted into an FX Anthology season of “American Crime Story.”
KAWASAKI USA, MANUFACTURER OF MOTORCYCLES IN U.S., IS PARTING WAYS WITH “THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE” citing backlash to President-elect Donald Trump’s involvement with the program.
NETFLIX STREAMING GIANT IS BOASTING OF 93.8 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS and the stock has soared more than eight percent.
The nominee to become secretary of labor is blocking out enemies on Twitter. The Hardee’s and Carl, Jr.’s chief in our town has blocked Mary Kay Henry, topper of the two million-member Service Employees International Union.
MORNING 101 ESPN’ER HOST MIKLASZ, has gotten the nod from Radio Ink magazine as one of the “2016 Top Local Sports Talkers in America.”
AARP NOTES THAT, if all picks are approved, Donald Trump’s cabinet would be the oldest ever. Trump, of course, is the most elderly man to ever be elected to the post.
JAN. 19 IN HISTORY: 1955, the board game Scrabble introduced; 1966, the musical “Sweet Charity” opened; 1972, Yogi Berra into the Hall of Fame; 1978, our town’s Judge William Webster appointed head of the FBI; 1991, Eastern Airlines shut down operations.
BUD LIGHT will be rolled out in a 60-second TV spot with a new friendship-friendly tagline, “Famous Among Friends,” Budweiser will focus on the company’s co-founder Adolphus Busch, Michelob Ultra will be based on physical fitness and the Busch brand will make its debut on the football classic.
PEE-IN-A-CUP: DONALD TRUMP STAFFERS are whispering that given the President-elect’s vendetta against mainstream media, drug-testing of reporters may be conducted. Refusal may lead to cancellation of their credentials.
ANDY COHEN reaped a major feature in The New York Times magazine. The story of the Clayton native of Bravo fame was sub-headed with: “No one understands our new era of reality-TV populism better than the man who turned ‘Real Housewives’ into an empire.'”
THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM BILL has had a renaissance to put a funding question on the April ballot.
SCOTT PRUITT, TRUMP’S NOMINEE TO LEAD THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY & HIS HYPOCRITICAL PAST
FIVE OF THE SIX BOOKS BY U.S. REP. JOHN LEWIS have garnered the most sales in the past day on Amazon. That after Donald Trump ranted over Lewis’s statement that he didn’t think Trump is a “legitimate president.”
VIRVUS JONES was feted on his 70th birthday this week at a party hosted by his daughter,St. Louis Treasurer and mayoral hopeful Tishaura O. Jones, Is it an untrumor that Virvus is on her campaign payroll for $5k a month?
RINGLING BROS. & BARNUM BAILEY CIRCUS. after 146 years, will fold its tent in May. How many can remember when “The Greatest Show on Earth” performed at the old Coliseum, the Arena, the Kiel? An old saw: “There was the cannibal who ate a clown and remarked, ‘it tastes funny.'”
After Democratic Rep. John Lewis referred to Donald Trump as an illegitimate president,” GOP Sen. Roy Blunt said, “We consider John Lewis a friend and great man. The idea of constantly looking for ways to ilegitimize results of an election, no matter how unhappy you are about it, isn’t the best example we set.”
Alphonso Jackson, onetime head of HUD here, is probably seeing his name pop up in stories about Dr. Ben Carson’s leap to U.S. Secretary of Housing. Jackson was pushed out of office over allegations that he used his position to punish the Philadelphia Housing Authority over a personal vendetta.
William Peter Blatty has died. The author of the best-selling satanic novel and Oscar-winning movie, “Exorcist,” once attended Georgetown University where his classmate was William V. Bidwill, owner of the Arizona Cardinals, formerly the St. Football Cardinals. (The team is now run by his son Michael Bidwill. (Bill Sr.’s wife Nancy passed away in August.) There’s a double St. Louis link to Blatty. The story of a 12 year-old girl who was inhabited by demonic possession was actually a young man who underwent an exorcism at the old Alexian Brothers Hospital (then an affiliate of SLU) on south Broadway. Two of the priests who witnessed the event relayed that information to me. Father Lucius Cervantes was there with Fr. Edward Bowdern. Cervantes said he witnessed the young man screaming. Furthermore, he mentioned that he remained in touch with the possessed who became an airline pilot.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan of our town has informed his clergy he is considering moving his archdiocese headquarters out of the building it now occupies in midtown Manhattan in a bid to save money. He also advised about his plan “to correct an “unfair and inaccurate perception of the archdiocese as some bloated and money-grabbing corporation.”