Pete's Prep: Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Gosnell movie trailer drops

The movie about a horrific Philadelphia abortion doctor is set to open in theaters in October - after years of delays and obstacles.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

The film gets its title from a 2014 grand jury report that accuses  the doctor of killing hundreds of newborns over the course of several  decades in Philadelphia, though he was convicted of just three counts of  first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter.

The movie, directed by Justified actor Nick Searcy and  starring Earl Billings as Gosnell, has had a tough road, with producers  Phelim McAleer and Anne McElhinney claiming that they were thrown off  Kickstarter due to the anti-abortion nature of their film and had  difficulty setting business meetings via traditional Hollywood avenues.

Most recently, the film was blocked by the judge in the Gosnell  trial, who sued over his portrayal in the film as part of  "Philadelphia's liberal corrupt government," though that issue, too, has  been settled.

A formidable challenge to Pelosi

A fight is brewing among Democrats over who will get to lead the House of Representatives when the "Blue Wave" washed all of them into power in November. (I recall a certain axiom about counting chickens.)

From the New York Times:

Nancy Pelosi is confronting rising  threats from different corners of the Democratic Party, and is girding  for a mortal challenge to her leadership after the November midterm  elections or even sooner.

In perhaps  the most serious test of her 15-year grip on the House Democratic  caucus, Ms. Pelosi is facing unrest from older lawmakers critical of her  style, younger Democrats demanding generational change and candidates  across the party who have sought to inoculate themselves against  Republican attacks by distancing themselves from her.

That "older lawmaker" is James Clyburn - the third-ranking House Democrat.

Indeed.



But, wait! There's more!

Employees at Earth Fare are trying to unionize, and a socialist website accuses management at a West Asheville store engaged in "illegal retaliation."

A former National Security Agency contractor looking at the "longest sentence" ever -- for leaking a report on how Russian hackers attacked a U.S. voting software supplier before the 2016 election.




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