*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Americans eat more popcorn than any other country. Most of the popcorn eaten around the world is grown in the United States.
*Obama Vetoes 9/11 Bill, but Congressional Override Is Expected:
President Obama vetoed legislation on Friday that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot, setting up an extraordinary confrontation with a Congress that unanimously backed the bill and has vowed to uphold it. Mr. Obama’s long-anticipated veto of the measure, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, is the 12th of his presidency. But unless those who oppose the bill can persuade lawmakers to drop their support by next week, it will lead to the first congressional override of a veto during Mr. Obama’s presidency — a familiar experience for presidents in the waning months of their terms. In his veto message to Congress, Mr. Obama said the legislation “undermines core U.S. interests,” upending the normal means by which the government singles out foreign nations as state sponsors of terrorism and opening American officials and military personnel to legal jeopardy. It would put United States assets at risk of seizure by private litigants overseas and “create complications” in diplomatic relations with other countries, he added.
*LBN-NOTICED: ***Lebron James in Miami with ex-teammate Dwyane Wade celebrating trainer David Alexander’s birthday at an Avión Reserva 44 party at Byblos in NYC. James later hung at nightclub Rockwell near Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. ***NE-YO debuting two new songs at Nikki Beach Dubai. ***Darren Criss at an 8:30 a.m. class at Barry’s Bootcamp on Park Avenue South in NYC, and getting a protein shake after. ***Tiki Barber and Olympic fencer Miles Chamley-Watson at Thuzio and Pier 59 Studios’ end-of-summer celebration.
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***John D. Loudermilk, a country singer and prolific songwriter whose dozens of hits in the 1960s and ’70s included “Tobacco Road” by the Nashville Teens, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” by the Casinos and “Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere and the Raiders, died on Wednesday at his home in Christiana, Tenn. He was 82. His death was announced on Facebook by the songwriter Bobby Braddock, a friend. The cause was a heart attack, said his son Mike.
*Legendary Artist, Photographer and Renowned Portrait Painter, Dick Zimmerman Signs Partnership with AT Management Group:
Legendary painter and photographer, Dick Zimmerman http://www.dickzimmerman.com/ who has created portraits for Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, John Travolta and was personally commissioned by Salvador Dali to create his 50th wedding anniversary portrait with his wife, Gala, has signed a partnership with AT Management Group. AT Management Group is interested in creating a brand for Dick Zimmerman. Zimmerman wants to change the world’s point of view about Art- to support, respect and expand admiration for art on planet earth. “At just 7 years old I started my passion for painting and the arts, and I hope to help spread an appreciation for it to the world,” says Dick Zimmerman. His viewpoint is that “the implementation of Art shapes the future of this planet.” AT Management Group, founded in 2006, delivers business consulting, including many projects like RB TV, HighMind Video, and now The Power of Art.
The revealing TV Interview Show —- “Without Notes” with Father Michael Manning – Episode 2: Being Scrupulous
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan: The signature sentence of this election begins with the words “In a country of320 million . . .” I hear it everywhere. It ends with “how’d it come down to these two?” or “why’d we get them?” Another sentence is a now a common greeting among Republicans who haven’t seen each other in a while: “What are we gonna do?” The most arresting sentence of the week came from a sophisticated Manhattan man friendly with all sides. I asked if he knows what he’ll do in November. “I know exactly,” he said with some spirit. “I will be one of the 40 million who will deny, the day after the election, that they voted for him. But I will.” A high elected official, a Republican, got a faraway look when I asked what he thought was going to happen. “This is the unpollable election,” he said. People don’t want to tell you who they’re for. A lot aren’t sure. A lot don’t want to be pressed.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Hillary Clinton madea very pertinent comment this week: “‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask.” Indeed we might! Clinton is running against a man whose approval ratings are under 40 percent and his disapproval rating is the highest of any candidate in American history. Only 38 percent of Americans think Donald Trump is even qualified to be president, according to a Quinnipiac survey. Trump has practically no campaign to speak of while Clinton has a very professional one. Clinton is swamping Trump on the airwaves. Estimates vary by source, but according to Advertising Age, $145 million has been spent on pro-Clinton TV and radio ads while only $4 million has been spent on pro-Trump ads.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill O’Reilly: Jill Soloway has returned to her life as a relatively anonymous television producer. But for a few hours last week, she was the toast of the town—At least that town generically known as Hollywood. After winning an Emmy for her work on the show ‘Transparent,’ Soloway used her brief moment in the spotlight to demonize Donald Trump. Actually, ‘demonize’ is putting it mildly. ‘He’s a complete dangerous monster,’ Soloway pronounced, adding that he is ‘an inheritor to Hitler.’ Yeah, that’s the ticket! Donald Trump is Adolf Hitler’s murderous progeny. She was of course praised for her ‘courage,’ although absolutely zero courage was required. That diatribe surely earned Soloway invitations to the very best dinner parties and enhanced her status in America’s most status-conscious town. Soloway is not the only unhinged entertainer to employ the Trump = Hitler equation. Cher, both mononymous and monotonous, went one step further, equating Trump to Hitler and Stalin. Ironically, this raw hatred emanates from the woman who sang ‘Love and Understanding.’
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
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