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    On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, a public event was held--such as held for television as a spectacle--by a man called Robert Mueller, who was yet the "special prosecutor" involved with what was informally known was the "Trump-Russian collusion investigation" or some other defective name.  I must comment on the event--a press statement--since it was shown on television.  Here is an aside.  Pretend someone says that you did something bad between January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019.  The person accusing you can accuse and accuse forever in a way, but, ultimately, it is up to the person making accusations to prove that you did something wrong, given that is how justice action or court action is done in the United States of America.  It is not your duty to prove that you did not do anything wrong.  Anyway, to prove that you did not do anything wrong, you would have to be able to document what you said or what you did for every single second that exists between January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019.  That could never be done!  When an accusing person--especially a legal prosecutor--puts out the idea that the person could not prove that you did not do something wrong, the person shows off to the world that the person is highly rotten.  Since such a person could never document what you did for every second of your life between January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019, and the person would always be able to say that, for instance, there is no evidence to prove you did not do anything wrong, or the person could say forever that so far we have no evidence that you did not do something wrong, and the person could set up the impression--by making such the statement--that you did something wrong though you did not.  That ends the aside.  Remember--It is fact that the so-called investigation of Donald Trump and whatever was started with no hint that any crime may have been committed by Donald Trump while he was running to be a U.S. president, and if things had been done right, the so-called investigation event about Donald Trump should have only started if there was a hint of a crime--there was not.  On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, Robert Mueller reported that the so-called investigation involving him was closed.  Robert Mueller noted--"..Let me begin where the appointment order begins, and that is interference in the 2016 presidential election.  As alleged by the grand jury in an indictment, Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system.  The indictment alleges that they used sophisticated cyber techniques to hack in to computers and networks used by the Clinton campaign.  They stole private information and then released that information through fake online en, identities and through the organization Wikileaks.  The releases were designed and timed to interfere with our election and to damage a presidential candidate.  And at the same time, as the grand jury alleged in a separate indictment, a private Russian entity engaged in a social-media operation where Russian citizens posed as Americans in order to influence an election....".  Stop!  Stop!  Stop!  Think about what was said by Robert Mueller.  So--it is alleged it seems--Russians got information that showed Hillary Clinton had done something bad, and it looks as if Russians had information that showed Hillary Clinton had done something bad and should not be voted into a public office, and the Russians worked to put down Hillary Clinton.  If that were the case, a smart person can deduce the Russians were involved in nothing about election stuff but advertising against Hillary Clinton it seems.  It was proven that Donald Trump was not involved in advertising with the Russians against Hillary Clinton.  Let me confuse the issue.  Media people and others have been pushing out the idea for years that Hillary Clinton is a good person and a super-smart person, so how could Russians have had information that was bad about Hillary Clinton.  [Note: Which "candidate" were the Russians trying to hurt?  Robert Mueller does not hint at what candidate the Russians wanted to hurt.]  Yes, a good person could understand that, through using social-media, the Russians were putting out information that showed Hillary Clinton was good and some other candidate was bad.  You cannot hurt someone by putting out information that is good about a person!  If Donald Trump was in collusion with the Russians in that type of work--then Donald Trump was colluding to put good information about Hillary Clinton out in public and lose the election.  That is idiocy!  The entire Trump-Russian collusion idea is nonsense and based on nonsense.  The so-called "Mueller Report" said that Donald Trump--while running to be the U.S. president--committed no crime.  By the way, the Russians did not change any votes in the election, as history shows, and history shows that the Russians did not work to physically destroy ballots or work get fake ballots counted.  "Concerted attack on our political system"--what does that mean, if only advertising against someone or for someone was the Russians' ploy?  If the Russians did do hacking--if--then that is bad in a way, but did the hacking lead to something that affected greatly the election as is being promoted by, for instance, the Democratic Party members?  Your talking with a neighbor about political candidates is working to change election results.  Research shows that about 2.4-billion dollars were spent on advertising related to the presidental part of the 2016 election, and research shows that Russians spent almost nothing in relation to the presidental part of the 2016 election, and what the Russians spent had, basically, no affect on the election of the U.S. president in 2016 [Ingraham, Christopher.  "Somebody just put a price tag on the 2016 election.  It's a doozy."  The Washington Post, 14 April 2017.; Mate, Aaron.  "New Studies Show Pundits Are Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics." The Nation, 28 December 2018.]   Hey, the Russians are communistic and Hillary Clinton is communistic, and Hillary Clinton was involved in helping the Russians get control of some U.S. uranium (in the "Uranium One" event) while she was the U.S. Secretary of State (under U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama), and the Russians are communistic and Donald Trump is not communistic, so the Russians were working to help Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton--it is alleged.  Things do not add up.  Since the "Mueller Report" showed no crime had been committed by Donald Trump while he was running to be the U.S. president, there is nothing in relation to evidence that can be used to impeach him, and, anyway, impeachment with no crime having been done cannot happen for a U.S. president, and history shows Donald Trump did nothing to impede the investigation about the so-called Russian-Trump thing while he was the U.S. president, such as fire Robert Mueller or any person on Robert Mueller's investigative team.  Hold it!  Robert Mueller in the speech of May 29, 2019, did say--"...Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty....".  Yet Robert Mueller also stated later in the press event--"...As set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so....".  And that is rottenness of the highest order from a person acting as a prosecutor, since prosecutors should not make such statements (as, for one, a matter of ethics).  There is no way in which Robert Mueller could have learned of every action Donald Trump did during his run to be the U.S. president.  Because of Robert Mueller's statement--forever--people (Americans who vote at least) will wonder about the nature of Donald Trump--whether he is good or bad--and that is why prosecutors are never supposed to make such statements.  Donald Trump will not be "presumed innocent" by many people it seems.  By the way, notice Robert Mueller said "president" in the quoted material.  Donald Trump was not the U.S. president during the pre-election-day period, when the bad stuff by the Russians may have happened.  Robert Mueller's using "president" in his speech gives people the impression that Donald Trump as a U.S. president did something or other that should make people wary of Donald Trump.  That is more rottenness from Robert Mueller, giving the impression in the minds of the naive and the idiot that Donald Trump as the U.S. president did something wrong--he was not a president during the period that the Russians may have done something wrong.  The television event with Robert Mueller was rotten in many ways!

    And now I get to the main body of this edition of Television History and Trivia.

    I start with a salute (in a way).  On Saturday, May 25, 2019, I was watching programming sent out by WCMU-TV (of Michigan), and at 11:30 a.m., an episode of Great Getaways (a weekly half-hour series) began to be run.  That series is a Michigan-based series, and the episode noted that the show has been in production for about thirty years.  The episode was one of two episodes that were designed to show past highlights.  Tom O'Boyle has been the driving force of the series, which did not show up on a Detroit television station (WTVS-TV) till about 2003.  The episode had a 2018 copyright.  Over the years, Tom O'Boyle has taken viewers to fishing sites and lighthouses and wineries and more of the Great Lakes region.

    Hey, did your favorite television newscaster cover the stories that I present in this paragraph--the stories are important for you to know since they show off rotten people, such as socialists and communists.  One story is about Mayor (of New York City, New York) Bill de Blasio, a communist.  On May 16, 2019, Bill de Blasio announced that he was now running to be the next president of the United States of America, and, for example, he made the announcement through a video entitled Working People First.  The opening words of that video were or are or the opening words of that video that were or are spoken by Bill de Blasio were or are--"There's plenty of money in this world.  There's plenty of money in this country.  It's just in the wrong hands!....".  The set of words within the quotation marks should make every good person fear and hate Bill de Blasio.  The set of words shows another attack by a communist against people who have money, having earned it by doing things and building things.  By the way, politicians create nothing really, and often their only background knowledge from college or university is the useless political-science topic!  A smart and good person can see Bill de Blasio hopes great amounts of money were not in the hands of the so-called rich and hopes the money were in the hands of the government--in his hands and in his control.  The video from Bill de Blasio also pushed out the lie that U.S. President Donald Trump has been a bully for a long time and Bill de Blasio is eager to confront bully Donald Trump, and Bill de Blasio pushed out the lie that U.S. President Donald Trump has been separating children from their parents--illegal aliens--at the border between Mexico and the United States of America.  Only an idiot through voting would help put Bill de Blasio--a lair with a nothing mind--in to the office of the U.S. presidency.  Let me jump to the next story that should make a good person angry.  The College Board is an entity that, for instance, controls the "SAT" testing system.  A good and smart person should understand the "SAT" testing system should only be concerned with what scores each student who takes the tests gets, such as those related to science and math.  In essence, now, the College Board is going to attach an "adversity score" to the results of a student's SAT score, and the "adversity score"--which will not be known to each student--is going to present background information about the student, such as that related to whether or not a student grew up in a poor neighborhood and whether or not a student grew up in a high-crime zone.  So the College Board is going to spend a greater amount of money each year so that it can provide "adversity-score" data on students (I guess the College Board will have to raise fees to be able to fund the work to make the "adversity-score" stuff), and that data can then be used by staffers of colleges and universities to give so-called sufferers of past events an easier path to college and university (since knowledge level can be overlooked a bit).

    I have to talk about some television series of the broadcast networks.  The Bachelorette is back on ABC-TV for another season, and the "bachelorette" comes off as a phoney and shallow person, and, of course, the program is phoney dating stuff [Note: As usual for the series, the dating prospects still mostly come from the same few states, such as California, Illinois, Texas, and Florida.].  But The Bachelorette is not as bad as another dating show (a short-flight show) has been, which is really, really phoney.  That other series is Paradise Hotel, which is hosted by Kristin Cavallari and has been shown by Fox TV, and the contestants, who are seeking love and such, come off a only air-head model-types, and the series is phoniness to the nth-degree, and it can still be caught online.  Elementary is back on CBS-TV, and I saw during the first episode that Lucy Liu (who is at least a socialist in real life) is now sporting blonde hair, and her appearance looked odd, but at least the first episode did not work well to push some political cause.  CBS-TV has Whistleblower, and to me, it is a waste of air time.  Oh, ABC-TV had Bless this Mess up till recently, and now it is gone, and that is good, since the series was truly an ugly series and an unlikeable series--for example, the two leads came off as ugly and unpleasant to look at,.  Also, The Village (of NBC-TV) is now gone, and that is really good news.

    On Tuesday, March 28, 2019, in the afternoon, I was listening to The Rush Limbaugh Program (a nationally syndicated radio show featuring Rush Limbaugh, an anti-communist and anti-socialist), and he once again talked about a television series being shown on HBO, and that series was a short-flight series called Chernobyl, which had been airing in first-run form on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. (Detroit time) since May 6, 2019.  Rush Limbaugh reported how the series was showing off the workings of a communistic/socialistic nation.  For example, Rush Limbaugh--who had been watching to series--noted that the story showed how the government in the Soviet Union lied to the people of the Soviet Union and the people of the world about Chernobyl, which was a nuclear power plant that had a breakdown, having been run poorly, and Rush Limbaugh noted how government bureaucracy and corruption resulted in decision-making error upon decision-making error and how government work to deal with the accident was horrid.  I have not seen the series, but I urge you, especially if you are unaware of how communist countries are breeding grounds for idiocy and nonsense, to see the series at some point.  Chernobyl shows why a highly government-controlled country leads to crap, headed by people with limited general knowledge about life and the world and with minds filled with political crap (and nothing much else).

   Announcement for the novice again (reworked in May 2017): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama-type people (communists and Shariaists), as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (Note: To learn about bad journalism, you might tune in to CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV from time to time to see how they differ from the better places mentioned).  I note that Fox News Channel is evolving into a rotten channel, becoming like those that I have put down in this paragraph.  If you are unclear of my intentions, I say in different words that you should boycott CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV and even now much of what is on the Fox News Channel and hope they lose more ratings and advertising revenues, since they are expendable, and it is time for you to find the guts to be mean and heartless and cancel them--since they are hurting you.  [Note: Everyone in the Democratic Party in the country is rotten, and the Republican Party establishment has shown itself to be socialistic and communistic within the last few years, and only a few of the rotten people are U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]

    And here I have the Looking at the Movies feature of this edition of Television History and Trivia.  On June 3, 1947, commercial television began in Detroit, launched through the firing up of WWJ-TV, Channel 4 (which evolved out of an experimental television station called WWDT), which was owned by The Detroit News (a newspaper company).  Between June 3, 1947, and February 1948, the station aired a number of movies to Detroit-area television viewers from time to time, but the movies were not considered full length feature films, as the term was defined at the time, and the movies were, in essence, B-movies or low-budget movies, such as Westerns.  In 1947, a number of movies--Westerns--featuring a particular "cowboy"-type actor were shown, and there were other movies, too.  Today, that actor of the Westerns that I have in mind has been all but forgotten it seems to me.  The actor made the movies in the 1930s and early 1940s, and, unlike the actor, many other cowboy actors of 1930s and 1940s are still remembered well today, such as Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and John Wayne.  I will say here that the first cowboy to get big and regular exposure through the Detroit-television airways was not Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, or John Wayne.  The man who holds the special spot in Detroit-television history is "Fred Scott."   Between roughly June 14, 1947, and August 5, 1947, Detroit-area television viewers had the opportunity to see Fred Scott in eight movies, and during that period, only about a dozen films were shown on television to Detroit-television viewers, and all the movies were shown by WWJ-TV, since it was the only television station in existence for Detroit-area television viewers.  By the way, around November 1947, the managers of Channel 4, such as Harry Bannister (the head of Channel 4), estimated that there were about 3,300 television sets in use in the Detroit area.  The first movie with Fred Scott that was shown was shown on June 14, 1947, and the movie was called Code of the Fearless (a 1939 movie).  I have not chosen Code of the Fearless to be the presentation of Looking at the Movies.  I am going for romance here.  I am thinking about Moonlight on the Range (a 1937 movie) or Romance Rides the Range (a 1936 movie).  At least those two movies sound as if they are filled with Western romance.  Oh, Fred Scott lived from February 14, 1902, to December 16, 1991.  Besides having Fred Scott, the movie entitled Moonlight on the Range had Lois January, and besides having Fred Scott, the movie entitled Romance Rides the Range had Marion Shilling.  Lois January had a much longer acting career than Marion Shilling had.  I was unable to find a copy of Moonlight on the Range to see, but I was able to find a copy of Romance on the Range, which can be found through YouTube.  So, Romance on the Range is the movie featured in this edition of Looking at the Movies.  I report that Marion Shilling is not my style for a romance target.  I get more excited by gals shaped like Emma Samms or Salma Hayek or Barbi Benton or Ema Hayasaka [Note: I am not putting brain power into the mix, since at least some listed get cancelled for being supporters of socialism or communism, one of whom is Salma Hayek, who has an ugly mind.].  Yet, guys, Marion Shilling may be your style. Romance Rides the Range was shown by WWJ-TV on July 11, 1947, at 8:30 p.m., and it is your movie for this edition of Looking at the Movies.

    Announcement: Recently, I have added some new documents to the collection of my documents at the website for The Hologlobe Press.  One of the documents is entitled A Document that Dispels Myths and Nonsense of Science-Fiction Books, Movies, and Television Shows (A Logic Puzzle), which can be reached through this Myths link.  Another document is And So You Think You're Going to the Moon, Mars, or the Stars..., which can be reached by using this Moon link.  And yet another of the documents is entitled And the Stupid Women Shall Lead--and Lead Ever Good Individual into Shit, Driven on by Communism, Feminism, and Defective Female Beliefs and Little-Girl Thinking, which can be reached through this Stupid Women link.

    On Sunday, May 19, 2019, I stumbled upon the showing of Scripps Howard Awards (officially, the 66th annual event covering 2018) on Channel 7.1, WXYZ-HD, in Detroit (which began to be shown at 1:00 p.m. and which I did not begin to watch till the program was in progress).  The two-hour production was made on April 18, 2019, and it was an award program in which so-called journalists saluted so-called journalists.  This version of the program was hosted by Lara Logan.  I happened to catch the program when it was all happy about a story about sexual-identity stuff or transgender stuff related to children.  I found that crap!  Another segment that I caught saluted people who did a story about the so-called rising waters at the Marshall Islands because of, for example, man-created climate change leading to the death of the planet, and a portion of the segment showed a stupid boy of the Marshall Islands pushing out climate-change crap.  Yet another segment saluted a man called Richard Engel of MSNBC, the communistic news network, and he talked about his seeking truth in journalism, though history shows MSNBC is not anywhere near pushing to present truth and facts regularly.  While I watched the program, I got the feeling the managers of Channel 7.1 broadcast the show to help push the false image that the journalism industry is a great industry today.  To me, the Scripps Howard Awards--a program distributed to Scripps associated television stations--came off as a propaganda piece working to sell crap to the American public or viewers.  By the way, on May 6, 2018, WXYZ-HD broadcast the show related to the 2017 awards, and I have no information about WXYZ-HD airing any other such programs in the past.  Because only recently has, for instance, Channel 7.1. started carrying the program, I get the feeling the Scripps entity has taken up the cause of trying to sell the main media as great, though I think it is not.

    On May 26, 2019, PBS aired another edition of the National Memorial Day Concert.  I did not tune to it, but a friend of my with me did, and so I sort of paid attention to it.  One reason I avoid the annual program is it is commonplace for socialists and communists in the United States of America to take part in the program and pretend they support, for instance, The United States Constitution.  Once again, General Colin Powell (retired) was on the 2019 program, and I report again that General Colin Powell is a supporter of communists, such as Barack Hussein Obama.  The way I see it--Colin Powell is an enemy of the United States of America today, based on what he supports and stands for.  I state that Colin Powell is a piece of shit of a man--a piece of shit black man--and I have the guts to tell it to his face, and when he is no longer a participant of editions of the National Memorial Day Concert, then I shall like National Memorial Day Concert better.  By the way, the 2019 edition of the annual show was hosted by Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack (Gary Sinise was unavailable to appear on the program).

    Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.

    Wow!  On Sunday, June 9, 2019, I got a surprise.  The Comet network was running episodes (in a row) of The Prisoner.


Stay well!


    P.S.: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached through this Rule1 link.  I have deduced that all the Democrats and most Republicans support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and have no intention of killing it, though it should be killed for violating, for one, "The Rules of Man."  For example, Republicans Jeb Bush and Chris Christie support the rotten law, and that is one reason that I define them as stupid men and not men who are good enough--in this day and age--to be the U.S. President.  I note that the "mandate"--which forces everyone to buy government-approved health-care insurance--violates one of "The Rules of Man," and it is a rule that is attacked in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Anyone who supports the "mandate" is not a good enough person or a smart enough person to be the U.S. president--the mandate is "enslavism," and the "mandate" allows government people--who are often and usually bad people, as history shows--decide what health care a person can get, and that is bad.

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