*LBN-NOTICED: ***Michael Douglas catching up with son Cameron at Noho cafe Coco & Cru in NYC. ***Corey Feldman hanging with martial-arts star Paul Mormando at the Wu Room in NYC. ***Cynthia Nixon having lunch at the Great Northern Food Hall at Grand Central in NYC on Friday. ***Lady Gaga in the kitchen of the James Beard House for a dinner cooked by her longtime chef friend Bo O’Connor and other Queens-based chefs. ***”Robocop” actor Peter Wellerhaving dinner at the River Café in NYC. ***Lenny’s Deli in Westwood owner Lenny Rosenberg having lunch yesterday at Izzy’s Deli on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.
O’Connor is a lawyer and jurist who was the first female associate justice of the US Supreme Court. She served as an assistant state attorney general in her home state of Arizona in the late 1960s and, in 1969, was appointed to the state senate, where she became the country’s first female majority leader. She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1981, becoming the first female justice.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Taxpayers are now picking up most of Donald Trump’s air travel costs, unnecessarily spendingmillions of dollars because he insists on flying aboard his luxury 757 instead of a practical plane. And because the GOP presidential nominee owns both the company that owns the jetliner and the one that operates it, some percentage of that taxpayer money is likely winding up as profit in Trump’s personal bank account. The bombastic businessman has often bragged about the comforts of his ride, with its full bedroom, shower and 24-karat gold-plated bathroom fixtures. But because it seats so few passengers, Trump’s Secret Service agents appear to make up more than half of the plane’s flight manifests. And that means taxpayers are now legally required to pick up the majority of its staggering running costs.
Kiplinger: 10 Best Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree
“Making an expensive investment in your education isn’t the only way to get ahead professionally. After analyzing data for 784 occupations, we pinpointed 10 high-paying jobs in expanding fields that don’t require a college degree. All of these jobs call for some additional training, certification or work experience to get started – and in truth having a college degree could boost your competitive advantage and earnings potential – but none requires a bachelor’s to ensure career success.”
HABERMAN and ALEXANDER BURNS:
All politicians bend the truth to fit their purposes, including Hillary Clinton. But Donald J. Trump has unleashed a blizzard of falsehoods, exaggerations and outright lies in the general election, peppering his speeches, interviews and Twitter posts with untruths so frequent that they can seem flighty or random — even compulsive. However, a closer examination, over the course of a week, revealed an unmistakable pattern: Virtually all of Mr. Trump’s falsehoods directly bolstered a powerful and self-aggrandizing narrative depicting him as a heroic savior for a nation menaced from every direction. Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist, described the practice as creating “an unreality bubble that he surrounds himself with.” The New York Times closely tracked Mr. Trump’s public statements from Sept. 15-21, and assembled a list of his 31 biggest whoppers, many of them uttered repeatedly. This total excludes dozens more: Untruths that appeared to be mere hyperbole or humor, or delivered purely for effect, or what could generously be called rounding errors. Mr. Trump’s campaign, which dismissed this compilation as “silly,” offered responses on every point, but in none of the following instances did the responses support his assertions.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by DAVID AXELROD: In the end, presidential debates are less a trial of fact than a televised final exam for the most exacting job on the planet. They offerAmericans a window into how each of these candidates would deal with excruciating pressure. They are measured in revealing moments. Will the candidates react with grace, humor and unflappability, or with anger and uncertainty? Mrs. Clinton’s history has been to rise to these occasions. She calmed unsettled Democrats last fall with her confident and steadfast 11-hour-long appearance before the congressional committee on Benghazi and a series of strong primary debate performances with a dogged challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders. If she can handle the asymmetric challenge of the unorthodox Mr. Trump, she will have taken a big step forward to solidifying her hold on the race, but more important, she will have shown that she can handle pretty much anything.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Mike Richardson (SoCal Mortgage Company): Yes…whatever happened to the ‘land of the free, and home of the brave”. Sure our soldiers and first responders are brave as well as many citizens are brave if called upon. But as a country we have become a nation of sheep. We no longer have brave politicians, only shallow empty stuffed shirts that spend all day raising money for themselves and bowing to special interest. Long gone is the brave leader helping to take America to a higher and better place. God help us!!
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Tony Medley: This bill that Obama vetoed is not just ill-advised, it is remarkably stupid, just craven politics. This “feel good” bill has a horribly slippery downside. It seems to be a clear violation of the Act of State Doctrine that was affirmed in Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino, 376 U.S. 398 (1964), despite the resulting Second Hickenlooper Amendment that attempted to ameliorate Sabbatino (passed by another Congress that was just as politically callous as this one). It would be a brilliant political move for Trump to support Obama’s veto, showing statesmanship and an understanding of the basic issue.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Iris Klein’s 12 Week Workshop for Actors, Directors and Writers begins October 10th – Give yourself the tools to get the performance you want with your actor, with your script, with your instrument. Visit www.actingclassnow.com for further information.
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