[Every week, I always see lots of headlines & news stories that I don't have the time or interest to analyze & give full treatment to, but I know that my readers like to inform themselves about various timely goings-on in the world. Roundup Saturday is my fortnightly published post that treats and shows this news, but I make no claim of total accuracy or truthfulness with any or all stories listed here, nor do I uphold the viewpoint(s) of any or all cited sources. Read on & reader beware…]

This week marked the eighteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania after Islamist terrorists from the group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. Almost exactly 3,000 people died in these attacks, and more than 6,000 people were injured.

Legal Insurrection | Son of 9/11 victim takes on Rep. Ilhan Omar for her "some people did something" comment

This week also marked the seventh anniversary of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya where US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed along with three other Americans during multiple assaults on two American compounds in Benghazi by heavily-armed mobs from the street.

Legal Insurrection | The other 9/11 anniversary: Four killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012

It is important now as ever to remember and give thanks for Americans who serve and have served around the world for their country.

After a very long hiatus, the popular "Roundup Saturday" returns! This weekend's news stories:

Geopolitiks: N. America

It's always fun to start off with the Old Movies From Yesteryear - especially when they have relevance to current affairs. I'll go out on a limb here and say something that very well may not yet exist anywhere else on the Internet: President Donald Trump is the Rick Blaine of this generation: cool, in control, lives in the White House (la Casa Blanca) and very good when dealing with the Deutshe Bank. Open segue:

To quote (and reappropriate) Signor Ugarte: "You know, President Trump, watching you just now with the Deutshe Bank, one would think you've been doing this all your life." Close segue


MSNBC is Even More Fake News!

Let's start this weekend with the ever-present "Fake News" from the ever-readily-incompetent MSNBC. The Mainstream Media (MSM) get it wrong for the upteenth time.

Breitbart | President Trump demands retraction from MSNBC for O'Donnell's Deutsche Bank claims

Harder writes that the statements from O’Donnell and MSNBC are “false and defamatory.”

“These statements are false and defamatory, and extremely damaging,” the president’s lawyer wrote. “The only borrowers under these loans are Trump entities, and Mr. Trump is the only guarantor. Numerous documents for each of these loans are also recorded, publicly available and searchable online. Thus, actual malice can easily be proven based on your reckless disregard of the truth and unreasonable reliance on an alleged ‘source’ who you will not even identify in your story and likely is seeking to mislead you and the public for political reasons or other ulterior motives.”

As such, Harder wrote that Trump is demanding a retraction and apology from MSNBC and O’Donnell.

“Demand is hereby made that Mr. O’Donnell and NBCU immediately and prominently retract, correct and apologize for the aforementioned false and defamatory statements,” Harder’s letter continues.

The letter concludes by noting that MSNBC must preserve all documents in the case of litigation as a result of O’Donnell’s actions.

A failure to respond and retract the statement within 24 hours, Harder wrote, would mean the president will pursue legal action against the network.

“Failure to do so will leave my clients with no alternative but to consider their legal options which could include immediate legal proceedings against Mr. O’Donnell and NBCU,” Harder wrote. “Should that occur, my clients would pursue all available causes of action and seek all available damages and other legal remedies to the maximum extent permitted by law.”

This was absolutely shameful fake reporting: How on Earth Mr. O'Donnell thought for five seconds that he could get such a whopper past his editor based on such flimsy evidence, let alone the American public is jaw-droppingly inept for a professional journalist. Fortunately for us, Mark Dice brings us up to speed:

NBC | Trump fires John Bolton as Nat'l Security Adviser

Fox News | CIA slams CNN's 'misguided' and 'simply false' reporting on alleged CIA spy's extraction from Kremlin

Instapundit | Wall Street Journal: The Federal Reserve Resistance: A recent official urges the central bank to help defeat Donald Trump

Reuters | China lodges tariff case at WTO against the U.S.  

Breitbart | Chamber of Commerce begs Trump to surrender to China in Trade War

Can you say "please kow-tow"? How many more times do we have to go over the verifiable existence of the US Deep State before everyone gets it?

Wikipedia | "Deep State"

Deep State in high places

Canceling Some Veteran Debt

Meanwhile, while the MSM continues to slowly fade away into irrelevancy due to their incompetence in presenting the news, President Trump continues to push forward legislative changes that affect and benefit regular American nationals:

Timcast | Trump forgives student debt for disabled veterans, this was 100% the right move

Legal Insurrection | Trump executive order cancels student loan debt for disabled veterans

National Review | Trump cancels debt for thousands of disabled vets

Vox Day | Debt jubilee: step one

U.S. Elections of 2020

Breitbart | John Hickenlooper drops out of 2020 White House race

Timcast | Trump slams media, says Fake News trying to force recession to stop his re-election in 2020

Do you remember about six months ago when I wrote about Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist - VT), currently running for the Democrat Presidential nomination, who choose an illegal immigrant to handle his public relations and the subsequent brouhaha that his public relations agent started with a comment about Jews, Americans, and loyalty? Aware of that, I can't say that I know where this new move of his will put him:

Perhaps if he would just stop bumping his head all time, he might be able to think clearly about what he is doing:

Breitbart | Watch: Speed bag hits Bernie Sanders in the face during boxing session

100PercentF*edup.com | VIDEO: Bernie Sanders backs using taxpayer money for abortions in other countries for population control

Citizen Free Press | Kamala: I will ban fracking nationwide on day one!

Timcast | Wave of GOP retirements to hit 2020, is Trump taking over and ousting old Republicans? I would see this as the collective cutting of lots of party deadwood that has often been more of an hindrance than a benefit for Trump's administration.

Washington Times | Shattering Taliban attack in Kabul ever as US deal nears

Timcast | Trump invited the Taliban to the U.S. for peace talks, naturally 'The Resistance' is outraged. 'The Resistance' is outraged because that is all that they are - they have no real way to grasp, comprehend, or contribute to international affairs from the point of view of American nationals. If this meeting takes place, it might be as good an opportunity as any to end American operations in Afghanistan.

BBC | Afghan peace deal: Trump says Taliban talks are 'dead'

Geopolitiks: Worldwide

Bahamas - Timcast | Society breaks down after Hurricane Dorian, militias form, looters shooting people

UK - Timcast | Females protest after school creates "gender neutral" uniform forcing girls to wear pants

Brexit News

AP | Johnson's Brexit plan in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

gov.uk | Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act - ending all EU law in the UK

BBC | Boris Johnson's second attempt to trigger election fails

Vox Day | Literal treason

Hey! Democrats! I'm curious if this would count as foreign collusion in case of legal proceedings:

The Guardian | MP's 'checked with EU chiefs over Brexit delay' before passing bill

Should anyone call up Mr. Robert Mueller? He's so good at finding collusion!

Apparently that "checking in" was for naught, based on this reaction:

The Daily Mail | EU chief Verhofstadt calls Brexit delay 'unacceptable' and suggests an election SHOULD be called as France threatens to veto an extension beyond October 31st despite Remainer MP's new law

The Daily Mail | Boris Johnson tells John Bercow 'You're out!': Tories will oust 'biased' Commons Speaker after he ripped up the rulebook and helped block Brexit

The Daily Mail | Boris Johnson will suspend Parliament TONIGHT

RT | Gap between UK and EU 'very wide,' says Irish PM Varadkar

Conservative Treehouse | Chaos in UK Parliment as both parties attempt to block PM Johnson's Brexit

Op-ed: RT | John Wight: The world is laughing: Britain needs a new govt capable of serious talks with EU - and quickly

Op-ed: Amer. Thinker | Did Boris Johnson just rope-a-dope his way into a hard Brexit?

Amerikan Events, Culture, and Lifestyle

Clearinghouse for Fake News

This kind of reporting absurd nonsense is why the MSM continues to be called "Fake News" - they can either stop putting their foot in the mouths at almost every opportunity, or become the laughingstock of the country:

Breitbart | Psychiatrist on CNN: Trump may be responsible for millions of more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, Mao

Timcast | Fake News claimed that Trump rallies increased hate crimes by 226% turns out to be a lie

Have you heard anything about the fires in the Amazon in Brazil for the last few weeks? Well, here's the true news:

Breitbart | Bolsonaro: Amazon fires 'Under the average of the past few years'

Timcast | The Amazon forest fires are fake news, this is normal, it's still bad but happens every year

And a note to whomever is tasked to clean out Fake News: Do you mind taking out the bugs while you're there? Thanks so much; we Americans truly appreciate it:

Breitbart | Washington Post newsroom has 'growing' cockroach problem

Big Tech

Mark Dice gives us an update on Big Tech censorship of a suspiciously one-sided nature:

And Mr. Tim Pool brings us up to speed on the policing of "hate speech". Should we blindly believe it?

But, after doing so much "house-cleaning" censorship, one should prepare for the backlash:

Threatpost | Joker Spyware found in 24 Google Play apps

Threatpost | Facebook, Microsoft challenge industry to detect, prevent 'deepfakes'

Darkreading | 419 million Facebook user phone numbers publicly exposed

Darkreading | US power grid cyberattack due to unpatched firewall: NERC

Breitbart | China recruits spies using Microsoft's Linkedin. This was probably not the original intended use when the engineers were designing the site.

Breitbart | Twitter dominated by young, affluent Democrats. But this is not surprising in the least: censorship of unwanted Twitter users is a de facto selection mechanism for creating echo chambers of public opinion. This is neither a surprise nor a problem for non-users, but for the hasty and poorly-educated, Twitter is seen as an excellent place to gather public opinion - except that if it is an echo chamber, any "sampling" will have heavy, heavy sample bias. But perhaps that is what Jack Dorsey wants.

Breitbart | Facebook clamps down on political advertising ahead of 2020 election. Perhaps a good thing if the 'Borg can keep the Russian, Chinese, and any other foreign spooks off of their platform - perhaps a bad thing if the 'Borg ends up overstepping their role and favoring one political party, platform, or candidate with their algorithms. We will see.

RT | MIT scientists create darkest ever material with carbon nanotubes (CNTs)

Alphabet People

Comedian Dave Chappelle just mildly jokes about the LGBTQIA+ bloc in one of his on-stage skits and receives strong pushback from The Establishment Rotten Tomatoes. However, in an interesting twist, "the people" respond very, very favorably to Chappelle, and leave Rotten Tomatoes out to hang:

Breitbart | Dave Chappelle: One rule of Hollywood is to Neven Upset the Alphabet People

Timcast | Dave Chappelle just dropped a nuke on the Woke Left, insanely offensive comedy routine

The LGBTQIA+ lobby works pretty hard try to discredit and smear those who socially or culturally or politically might object or stand against them and their lifestyle choices in order to guarantee the further acceptance and reception of the LGBTQIA+ people in American society. They are a cultural bloc, they have a megaphone, and they aren't afraid to use it. See here:

Timcast | Transwomen ejected from bar cry discrimination, bar gives them their profits?

Breitbart | LGBT Leader: 'Doubt very seriously' Drag Queen story hour draws 'predators'

Breitbart | City Official: Drag Queen protestors hold 'white supremacist beliefs'.

Timcast | Trans woman gets 14 years in prison for trying to kill several people

By now, it is absolutely erroneous to believe that the current-year use of the term "white supremacists" has any connection whatsoever to any historical view of the use of this phrase. Current Leftist activists have turned it into a canard.

100PercentF*edup.com | NYT celebrates "rising drag stars" of America

Free North Carolina | Sex Offenders in Drag Queen reading hour

The Other McCain | Feds charge Transgender Activist with raping 4-year-old on video

Other Events

NBC | Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, files for divorce over 'incompatibility of temperment'

100PercentF*edup.com | Todd Palin files for divorce from wife Sarah after 31 years of marriage

Timcast | Bill Maher slams leftist over fat positivity, calls for return to fat shaming

Timcast | ENTIRE Fire Dept. shut down because one volunteer was outed as a Proud Boy

Citizen Free Press | NRA named 'domestic terrorist organization'. The San Francisco (Calif.) Board of Supervisors decided that this was a good plan for their own reasons.

PJ Media | Nearly a third of Democrats say that it should be illegal to join the NRA

Timcast | San Francisco votes to label NRA as a domestic terror organization, meanwhile Antifa run rampant

American Renaissance | Trump looking 'very seriously' at ending birthright citizenship

Here's another reason to boycott Jeff Bezos' Amazon.com and cancel your Prime membership - don't forget to throw out Alexa too:

Breitbart | Bezos' WaPo: Business needs welfare-dependent immigrants to take U.S. Jobs.

Political and Cultural Opinions

Can I chalk this one up as more evidence that the end-goal of extremist climate-change activism is to create a death cult? That sounds fair:

The Amer. Conservative | Viktor Orban among the Christians

Amer. Thinker | Spike Hampson: Time to put an end to the climate cult

Amer. Thinker | Fletcher Daniels: LGBT activists seek to destroy Christianity

Amer. Thinker | Jack Cashill: The Trayvon hoax that divided America is about to be exposed

Politico | The Deep State is real

Vox.com | John Bolton is out. Let the era of Trump Alone begin.

Takimag | Jim Goad: We are all conspiracy theorists now

Takimag | Ann Coulter: What the El Paso shooter learned from immigrants

Takimag | Tucker Carlson & Neil Patel: American Tragedy

Adam Piggott | Bill Gates is our very own Bond villain

Ad Orientem | Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act

Conservative Treehouse | Brexit maneuvering...

Conservative Treehouse | Panda Games - China files WTO complaint against U.S. tariffs

Victory Girls | NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist designation

WRSA | Quote of the Pre-war era