LBN – Special Report – Sunday March 12, 2017

WH Fence Jumper Could Get 10 Year Term:

According to a report in Reuters, 26-year-old California resident Jonathan Tran, who scaled the White House fence and entered the grounds over the weekend, could face up to 10 years in prison. President Trump was at the White House when the incident transpired on Friday night. Tran reportedly told Secret Service agents that he was a friend of the president and had an appointment with him. He was carrying two cans of mace, a computer and one of Trump’s books. Tran also had a letter he had written to the president which he said contained relevant information about “Russian hackers.”

HASTA LA VISTA – Schwarzenegger Not Running For Senate:

Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday morning that despite rumors, he is not interested in running for U.S. Senate. “I’m deeply flattered by all of the people who have approached me about running for Senate, but my mission right now is to bring sanity to Washington through redistricting reform like we passed here in California,” he wrote. Schwarzenegger has recently taken to being an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and decided not to return to the “Celebrity Apprentice,” in part due to Trump’s involvement with the show.

Trump Jr.: I Have No Contact With Dad:

Speaking at a GOP fundraiser in Dallas on Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. said that he doesn’t speak to his father anymore after Donald Trump became president and gave control of his business to his sons Eric and Donald Jr. “I basically have zero contact with him at this point,” Trump Jr. said. In January, the two sons took control of the business while Trump retained his financial interest in the company, something that drew the ire of ethics officials. “I thought I was out of politics after Election Day and [would] get back to my regular life and my family,” Trump Jr. said at the fundraiser. “But I couldn’t.”

LBN-VIDEO LINK: The origin and history of A Whiter Shade of Pale —

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Hearing is one of the less acute senses in humans, compared to the many other animals which can detect sound at much higher and lower frequency than humans can.

LBN-NOTICED:   ***They’re on J-Cation. New couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are enjoying a romantic getaway at Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club, an exclusive, owners-only destination in the Bahamas.   ***Robin Thicke celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday by heading out to dinner with his stunning girlfriend April Love Geary. The model looked sensational in a very revealing dress as she gave her man a birthday treat. Robin, 40, and April, 21, headed out for a meal in Los Angeles to mark his milestone birthday yesterday. They looked more loved up than ever as they cuddled and kissed during their meal at Catch restaurant.

LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there.” —–

LBN-VIDEO LINK: Olive Garden – SNL  —-

LBN-COMMENTARY by Conan O’Brien: For the second time, RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. Experts say if RadioShack goes bankrupt one more time, it can officially run for president.

WHO READS LBN? Author Larry Grobel

LBN-COMMENTARY by Frank Bruni: The moral of the recent melee at Middlebury College, where students shouted down and chased away a controversial social scientist, isn’t just about free speech, though that’s the rubric under which the ugly incident has been tucked. It’s about emotional coddling. It’s about intellectual impoverishment. Somewhere along the way, those young men and women — our future leaders, perhaps — got the idea that they should be able to purge their world of perspectives offensive to them. They came to believe that it’s morally dignified and politically constructive to scream rather than to reason, to hurl slurs in place of arguments. They have been done a terrible disservice. All of us have, and we need to reacquaint ourselves with what education really means and what colleges do and don’t owe their charges. Physical safety? Absolutely. A smooth, validating passage across the ocean of ideas? No. If anything, colleges owe students turbulence, because it’s from a contest of perspectives and an assault on presumptions that truth emerges — and, with it, true confidence.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author – As a communications expert, I think it is worth noting that today is the anniversary of the first “Fireside Chat” by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933). The “fireside chats” were a series of informal radio speeches delivered by president Roosevelt beginning in 1933, when the US was in the midst of the Great Depression and a third of Americans were unemployed. With his calm manner and simple way of explaining issues, Roosevelt discussed such issues as the banking crisis, the New Deal program, and the drought. During WWII, he reported on the progress of the war and discussed national defense.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Jimmy Kimmel: California finished 16th, which is better than I thought we would do. You know, Charlie Sheen lives here.


LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Criss Angel fans agree: That man is a badass. The 49-year-old illusionist was rushed to a hospital Friday after he lost consciousness during his Mindfreak Live! show in Las Vegas while performing a stunt in which heescapes from a straitjacket while hanging upside down. He checked out of the medical center after several hours and returned to the stage Saturday night and performed the very same stunt, with no problems.   ***Although Claire Danes is worried about women’s rights around the world, she says she wouldn’t give up being female. “I have imagined [what it would be like] to come back as a man in another life. It would probably be easier to find a job or fall in love,” the “Homeland” star told us. “But I would not want to trade being a woman for anything. I love the ­relationships that women are so naturally able to cultivate. There is this kind of sisterhood that is really sacred and unique to our sex.”

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