Watch: You Won’t Believe Who The Newest Co-Host Of This Troubled TV Show Could Be

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One can only imagine the memorable moment — to bolster her chances of winning the White House, Hillary Clinton appears as a guest on ABC’s The View, where newly installed co-host and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has the chance to chat up the wife of the president with whom she had a notorious affair.

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” was Bill Clinton’s infamous, finger-wagging denial of the affair with the 22-year-old.

Couldn’t possibly happen, you say? Well, Mrs. Clinton may not put The View on her appearance schedule, but Monica Lewinsky might become the newest face on the set of the ratings-challenged TV show.

According to The Daily Mail, Barbara Walters, the broadcasting icon who created the multi-host program nearly 20 years ago, believes Lewinsky, now 41, would be a “runaway success” who could attract great guests and help make the show competitive once again.

Last year when discussing Lewinsky with David Letterman, he asked her about Monica joining The View. It looked as though the late night host was reading her mind and she stuttered, ‘I think it would be great if she were on The View. I wouldn’t expect it tomorrow.’

Lately, the once high-flying show has suffered through a revolving-door series of come-and-go hosts, including Lisa Ling, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Rosie Perez, and, of course, the other Rosie — Rosie O’Donnell (whom we discussed in an earlier April Fools post).

The Daily Mail article notes that Barbara Walters has been “like a godmother” to Lewinsky ever since their interview following the White House sex scandal, with Barbara telling David Letterman that Monica is “an intelligent, nice woman.”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the 2014 Letterman segment in which he asks Walters about possibly putting Lewinsky on The View long before this news ever came out.

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Under Pressure From His Own Son And Walmart, Gov. Hutchinson Backs Down From Controversial Law


In a press conference Wednesday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said he would not sign a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that came to his desk Tuesday because it “does not mirror federal law.” He previously said he would sign the bill into law. The governor had been under pressure from dissenters in both the corporate and public sector alike.

The Arkansas State House voted 67-21-1 Tuesday to send HB 1228 to Hutchinson’s desk, KATV reported. HB 1228 is similar to the bill signed into law in Indiana last week, which has come under intense scrutiny by activists and media alike, forcing Republican Gov. Mike Pence to concede to making adjustments to the law.

After signaling last week that he would sign the bill into law, Hutchinson expressed concerns that the RFRA bill passed in the Arkansas General Assembly is not consistent with the RFRA signed into law on the federal level by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

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Hutchinson even noted a “generational gap”–that his son signed a petition encouraging him to veto the bill.

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The Arkansas governor laid out the options after it was apparent he would not be signing the bill into law.

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Protesters made their way to the state capitol in Little Rock Tuesday, carrying signs which read “Equal love,” “Say no to hate,” “Discrimination is not a Christian value,” and “Discrimination is a disease,” noted KTHV. Walmart CEO Doug McMillan released a statement opposing the legislation, arguing the bill “undermine[s] the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas.” The sales giant is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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The mayor of Little Rock, which is not only the state capital but the largest city in the state, wrote to Hutchinson encouraging him not to sign the law. “Any piece of legislation that is so divisive cannot possibly be good for the state of Arkansas and its people. With these kinds of ‘wedge issues,’ no one is a winner on either side. I don’t believe anything this divisive can move our state forward in a productive way,” plead Mark Stodola, a Democrat.

This bill will have a negative impact on our state’s image as it send the message that some members of our community will have fewer protections than others. Our city and our state cannot be limited to only certain segments of society. We should reaffirm to everyone that our minds are open, our hearts are open, and our state’s borders are welcoming to the broad diversity of humanity.

But HB 1228 has its supporters too. As Fox News pointed out, several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida have all voiced their support principally for RFRA.

Should Hutchinson sign HB 1228, Arkansas would join 19 other states and the U.S. government to have a version of RFRA. This includes Connecticut, which has imposed a state-funded travel ban on Indiana for signing their bill into law.

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70 Years Ago Today, The U.S. Led Their Most Massive Amphibious Attack In The Pacific War

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Considered the largest land-sea-air battle in world history, it began APRIL 1, 1945, with the most massive amphibious attack by the U.S. in the Pacific war.

60,000 U.S. troops landed on the island of Okinawa in the last major battle of World War II.

Fighting continued for 82 days.

Imperial Japanese kamikaze suicide pilots caused the greatest loss of American ships in U.S. naval history, with the sinking of 38 and the damaging of another 368.

There were over 72,000 American casualties.

Imperial Japan lost over 110,000 men, in addition to nearly 150,000 Okinawan civilian casualties.

On April 18, 1945, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed by Japanese machine-gun fire on an island northwest of Okinawa Island.

Pyle had been embedded with Army infantry soldiers in Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific.

His newspaper columns were turned into the 1945 movie, The Story of G.I. Joe.

Pyle wrote in 1943:

I love the infantry because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys.

They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can’t be won without.

The fierceness of the combat during the Battle of Okinawa, with nearly 2,000 kamikaze suicide attacks, led the Navy and Marines to expect over a million casualties if they attempted an invasion of the main Japanese islands.

The Battle of Okinawa convinced Democrat President Harry S Truman to drop the atomic bomb on the industrial centers of Hiroshima and Kyoto in August of 1945.

Secretary of War Henry Stimson argued to spare Kyoto as a target and the city of Nagasaki was bombed instead.

Tragically, Nagasaki had been the most Christian city in Japan.

It was first visited by Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier in 1549, through whose efforts the powerful daimyo (lord) Ōmura Sumitada had been baptized, followed by 300,000 who became Christians by the end of the 16th century.

Suffering persecution, Kakure Kirishitan — ‘Hidden Christians’ — or Mukashi Kirishitan — ‘Ancient Christians’ — passed on their faith over the intervening centuries.

Emperor Meiji finally allowed religious freedom during the Meiji Restoration, 1868-1912.

From 1912 to 1926, Japan experienced unprecedented freedom and prosperity during the ‘Taishō Democracy.’

Beginning in 1926, Japan’s Shōwa Emperor, Hirohito, concentrated power politically into a totalitarian, militaristic state.

Emperor Hirohito’s Imperial Japan entered into a Tripartite Treaty with Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Italy and Adolph Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party on September 27, 1940, an alliance that came to be known as the ‘Axis powers’.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt had recited the reason the United States entered into war with Imperial Japan in his address to Congress, December 8, 1941:

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage…lives have been lost…

Ships have been reported torpedoed between San Francisco and Honolulu…

The Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya… Hong Kong… Guam… Philippine Islands… Wake Island… and Midway Island.

FDR stated, January 6, 1942:

Japan’s…conquest goes back half a century…

War against China in 1894…

Occupation of Korea…(1910)

War against Russia in 1904…

Fortification of the mandated Pacific islands following 1920…

Seizure of Manchuria in 1931…

Invasion of China in 1937.

Invading Imperial soldiers massacred over 300,000 in Nanking, China, 1937-1938.

FDR concluded his address:

We are fighting today for security, for progress, and for peace, not only for ourselves but for all men, not only for one generation but for all generations.

We are fighting to cleanse the world of ancient evils, ancient ills.

Our enemies are guided by brutal cynicism, by unholy contempt for the human race. We are inspired by a faith that goes back through all the years to the first chapter of the Book of Genesis:

‘God created man in His own image.’

We on our side are striving to be true to that divine heritage…

FDR continued:

We are fighting, as our fathers have fought, to uphold the doctrine that all men are equal in the sight of God.

Those on the other side are striving to destroy this deep belief and to create a world in their own image — a world of tyranny and cruelty and serfdom.

That is the conflict that day and night now pervades our lives.

No compromise can end that conflict. There never has been, there never can be, successful compromise between good and evil.

Only total victory can reward the champions of tolerance, and decency, and freedom, and faith.

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For Real? Have These Heavyweights Among Far-Left Celebs Just Done Something Super Shocking?

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The conservative website NewsBusters has just published an eye-popping post that’s a real shock to the senses — Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell have become “romantically involved” and are expecting their first child.

Okay, we won’t make you read all the way to the end, as NewsBusters did, to say “April Fools;” but we do want to offer a tip of the (jester’s) hat to the site that’s run by the Media Research Center for its comedic creativity.

The NewsBusters joke post claims it’s based on an article in The New York Times by (apparently fictitious) writer Amanda Portcullis:

“…Portcullis barely mentioned her story’s most newsworthy aspect: that O’Donnell has entered a heterosexual relationship after decades as an activist lesbian.”

The April Fools post even notes three supposed highlights concerning the fictitious hookup between Moore and O’Donnell:

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In other “news” about Michael Moore, the liberal Democrat is said to be off to a “flying start” in his bid for office as the general election campaign officially got underway.

As reported on the website for Mr. Moore, a former member of Parliament: “The Liberal Democrat candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk was out with his team knocking on doors all over the Borders and was encouraged…”

Wait, hold on…sorry, wrong Michael Moore. Never mind.

Enjoy your April Fools’ Day!

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REVEALED! Look Who Really Loves Michelle O’s ‘Healthy’ School Lunches…And It’s Not The Kids

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Michelle Obama’s attempt to force feed “healthy” lunches and snacks to America’s school kids has not fared so well, as Western Journalism has reported in numerous posts.

In one recent story, we told you how a new study by researchers at the University of Connecticut found that vegetable consumption in schools that adopted the first lady’s food standards has “significantly decreased.”

The university study noted that last year — when compared to 2013 — far fewer students selected Michelle’s recommended veggies from their school menus, with the percentage of carrots/peas/broccoli/salad lovers dropping to 52%.

Now, EAG News reports that the real beneficiaries of some of the rejected menu items from America’s schools are pigs, goats, chickens and even earthworms.

“New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week.”

The CEO of the youth ranch says the farm animals happily gobble up the discarded fruits and vegetables to which students have turned up their noses.

The EAG News article goes on to note that a New York school district earlier this year estimated its students throw away 85 percent of the fruits and vegetables they’re offered.

“American schools spend an estimated $3.5 million per day on food that ends up in the garbage can.”

And about those worms that thrive on the tossed-out food: schools around Lincoln, Nebraska have reportedly been participating in a program to provide nourishment to a worm farm.

A spokesperson for the local school system says that, in addition to the benefit for the worms, students get a positive experience in recycling.

“’Composting gives them more hands-on experience. They can see how their waste is going to be turned into a useful product rather than going into a landfill,’ says Brittney Albin, interim recycling coordinator at Lincoln Public Schools.”

In a related development, The White House has just posted a notice that the first lady is teaming up with PBS and government agencies to continue promoting healthy eating for kids.

Regarding the fourth annual “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,” the news release says the effort is aimed at getting kids to create an original lunch recipe that is “healthy, affordable, and tasty.”

One might ask if any of those recipes could creatively incorporate the unintended beneficiaries of Michelle Obama’s school lunch program — those well-fed Nebraska earthworms.

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