Roseanne is dead; long live The Conners. Less than month after canceling the revival of Roseanne Barr's eponymous sitcom because of her racist tweet, ABC has closed a deal for a Barr-free spinoff series centered around the Conner clan. The network has given a straight-to-series, ten-episode order to the project, tentatively titled The Conners, and plans to debut the series Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall. ... Said Barr: "I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved."
A majority of voters blame the parents of the separated children at the southwestern border for the current immigration crisis, not the federal government, according to a new poll. "When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law," says a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday. In addition, 54 percent overall agree with President Trump when he says, "The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility."
Colombian superstar singer Shakira had a necklace for sale for her "El Dorado" tour bears not just a striking resemblance, but is identical to a symbol used by the Nazis. The small gold necklace reads "Shakira El Dorado World Tour" surrounding a sun pattern. That pattern is the same as the Black Sun, or Schwarze Sonne in German, which is still used today in some neo-Nazi occult circles. It was likely adopted by Nazis as significant because of its alleged relationship to ancient Germanic runes and sagas -- and perhaps even the round table of Britain's legendary King Arthur. read more
A review of federal records by investigative reporters Eric Rasmussen and Erin Smith revealed in May that child welfare agencies throughout the country have closed the cases of at least 61,000 foster children listed as "missing" since 2000. An additional 53,000 were listed as "runaway." A "missing" foster child is not necessarily on the streets; some are safe with a foster family or relative, and even though the state has lost track of them, they aren't being harmed. But the point is that the state has no idea.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that calls for separating families who cross the border illegally, saying the undocumented immigrants shouldn't get special treatment. "That's no different than what we do every day in every part of the United States -- when an adult of a family commits a crime," she told NPR. "If you as a parent break into a house, you will be incarcerated by police and thereby separated from your family." "Illegal aliens should not get just different rights because they happen to be illegal aliens," she added.