Idiot’s Corner

Once more this Texas Turkey is opening his mouth and dumb is falling out. Back when he was doing the Nightly Fables he used to sign off with “Courage”. That translated into “Bullshit”. Yes it’s good old Dan Rather, still babbling after all these years.

Flashback-Dan Rather on Clinton Rape Charge: ‘Happened A Long Time Ago,’ ‘Let’s Move On’

In 1998, Juanita Broaddrick claimed that, in 1978 Bill Clinton, then the Attorney General of Arkansas, raped her in a hotel room. The next year, CBS anchor Dan Rather declared that, even if true, “it happened a long time ago” (21 years) and it was time to “move on.”

Noting the media double-standard in covering such allegations, a Newsbusters flashback blog reports:

“Take, for example, our report in 1999 that not-yet-disgraced CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather provided the Exact Opposite of the Matt Dowd philosophy. It was the Don Imus radio show — then simulcast on MSNBC — on February 23, 1999. When women cry rape, it doesn’t matter whether it’s true. It’s too dated for the truth to matter, and besides, we think the American people are tired of all these accusations”:

DON IMUS: Even this Juanita Broaddrick thing that, this interview that the people over there at NBC News have been sittin’ on for some reason, who knows but —

DAN RATHER: Well, I think the reason is pretty obvious that they’re, they don’t call me and tell me why they run or don’t run these things, but I think it’s pretty obvious. They are nervous about, number one, whether this information is accurate, whether it’s really true or not.

And then number two, “Even if it does it turns out to be true, it happened a long time ago and number three, they’ve gotta be figuring maybe, just maybe the American public has heard all they want to hear about this and are saying you know, “Next. Let’s move on to the next thing.”

One can extrapolate this to Al Franken’s funny grope of 2006 too, right? Why not, that occurred in the dim past and why Al is a nice and funny guy and a good Progressive Jackass Party hack. By Dan’s thinking anything more than 20 minutes old is ancient history.

What then Dan, do we do about Roy Moore? That is a bit more than 20 minutes old. We talking about three (3) maybe four (4) decades, considerably more aged than that wanker Willy Clinton’s toiling in the wild oats. And no allegations of rape have emerged either. No sheep, sisters, first cousins or mothers have said boo.

You’re witnessing a political hatch job typical of the Left and abetted by the GOPe.

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Democrat Humor

Everybody knows that Al Franken is a very funny guy. A standup comic, nonpareil whose acts always were showstoppers, at least according to his claque. Therefore when Franken honked Leeann Tweeden’s personal endowments, she should have been ROTFLHAO!

Al Franken Photographed Groping a Woman. Senator’s Response: It ‘Was Intended to be Funny’

Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor on a Los Angeles talk-radio station, on Thursday accused comedian Al Franken of groping and kissing her against her will in 2006, two years before Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Her story, posted on the 790 KABC website, includes a photograph of Franken appearing to put his hands on her breasts while she was asleep on a military transport plane.

The alleged assault took place during a December 2006 USO Tour in Afghanistan, where Franken, of “Saturday Night Live” fame, was the headline act. [snip]

“You forcibly kissed me without my consent,” she wrote. Afterwards, she said, “I avoided him as much as possible and made sure I was never alone with him again for the rest of the tour. Franken repaid me with petty insults, including drawing devil horns on at least one of the headshots I was autographing for the troops.”

And when Tweeden returned home, she said she found a photograph of Franken grabbing her breasts over her flak jacket as she slept on the military plane.

“It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one,” she said — showing the photograph in her article. “I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.” [snip]

“I’m telling my story because there may be others,” she wrote. “I want the days of silence to be over forever.”

Franken, responding to The Daily Beast, was quoted as saying: “I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.”

It’s OK Al, she wasn’t using her boobs for anything at the time, right? So why not amuse the rest of the people on the plane with some good ole humor and give them a honking. It was all a joke and screw her if she can’t take a joke, right?
Besides, you’re a Progressive Democrat, a member of the elite protected class so why in hell are you apologizing, schmuck?

New name for you Al, Senator Putzpunim.

Biased Agendas

Just a couple of questions about this Roy Moore blow up in the news. How is it that Moore’s accusers from three decades or more ago are treated as pure as the latest dusting of snow when we know some of them are Democrat campaign workers, one for Hillary’s 2016 criminal run.

When Bill Clinton’s accusers came out in the open, they were treated in the media as trailer trash, a batch of bimbos and worse by Hillary herself. The unbiased media (we know they are, they tell us they are) fawned all over Bill and called Bill’s accusers everything but whores. (I didn’t see that in print at least)

The State Owned Media is leading the Lefty minions in the typical format of accuse, he’s guilty, hang him and then we’ll have a trial. The GOP is going along because they are terrified that Moore is the first of the new wave of voter rejections of establishment clones. The GOP brought this on to themselves; 2018 is going to tell them what the voters think of their record.

If Moore does win his race, and those accusers are found to be fabulists, then what does the GOP do? Moore isn’t going to instantly become buddies with those who tried to trash him and he certainly won’t be voting for McConnell’s oh so wonderful ideas.

Hell, Jerry Lee Lewis married a 13 year old but then he just played the piano, he didn’t run for office.

All Rise!

Middle Finger

Prevaricators

You got some tax cuts! The fat cats got zilch. The class warfare goes on. Happy?
Well drop your panties and grab your ankles because the GOP just lied to you again.

House GOP quietly revises tax bill to tax income at higher rates over time

House Republicans on Friday quietly made changes to their far-reaching tax overhaul: Now its tax cuts would be less generous for many Americans.

A day after the GOP unveiled its plan promising middle-class relief, the House’s top tax-writer, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, released a revised version of the bill that would impose a new, lower-inflation “chained CPI” adjustment for tax brackets immediately instead of in 2023. That means more income would be taxed at higher rates over time — and less generous tax cuts for individuals and families.

The change, posted on the website of the Ways and Means Committee, reduces the value of the tax cuts for ordinary Americans by $89 billion over 10 years compared with the legislation released with fanfare Thursday.

As wages rise, middle-class taxpayers would have more of their income taxed at the 25 percent rate instead of at 12 percent, for instance.

“The bill’s like a dead fish: The more it hangs out in the sunlight, the stinkier it gets,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pronounced after word of Brady’s change. “The more people learn about this bill, the less they’re going to like it.” [snip]

While Mr. Trump and House Republican leaders stand united behind the plan, rank-and-file GOP lawmakers are divided and complaining about its potential blow to homeowners and the loss of a prized deduction that especially hits high-tax states.

And Mr. Trump is pressuring Republicans to repeal a health-care law penalty in the tax rewrite, a step that Brady indicated is politically problematic. Some of the GOP lawmakers agree.

Brady said Friday the president had spoken to him twice by phone and once in person, imploring him to scrap the so-called individual mandate that requires Americans to obtain health insurance or face a penalty.

“The president feels quite strongly about including this at some step,” Brady said in an interview with Politico.

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that repealing the individual mandate would save $416 billion over a decade. That’s because without it, fewer people would enroll in Medicaid or buy federally subsidized coverage on insurance exchanges. The money represents a tempting revenue source for GOP tax writers whose plan for extensive tax cuts would add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the nation’s debt over 10 years. [snip]

We need to call our Representatives and remind them that it isn’t their GODDAMN MONEY. It is our money.

Under the plan, the bulk of the tax cuts go to businesses instead of individuals, according to a budget watchdog group. The Washington-based Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says corporations and other businesses get tax cuts of about $1 trillion, with the rest for individuals and people inheriting multimillion-dollar estates. [snip]

This corporate tax cut nonsense but the Jackass party is crap. Businesses don’t pay taxes; they pass on to you those costs to you in the price of the product and services. If there is an import tax (duty) n something manufactured in Europe or China, that cost is added to the sale price to the retailer who marks up the item to include all taxes they pay on shipping, fuel, insurance, labor and pass those on to YOU.
Businesses DON’T pay taxes!

“Get real. Don’t tell the middle class this is for them,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi admonished Republicans as she spoke in a press conference. “You’ve set a banquet for the wealthy and corporate America and thrown a few crumbs” to the middle class. “It’s really making suckers of the American people.”

The tax plan also would increase the national debt, a problem for some Republicans.

Regerts

So Biff decided to become Buffy, chucked the ‘Homecoming King Crown for the Queen’s Tiara. Even managed to get rid of the five o’clock shadow in time for a facial. Now it is decide in haste; repent in leisure.

What the transgender lobby doesn’t want you to know about sex reassignment

Sex reassignment is as natural as being born, some in the media tell us. And many Americans are buying it.

But a growing chorus of dissenters made up of physicians, researchers, and even transgender individuals is beginning to paint a far different picture of the truth.

These dissenters are now coming forward to expose just how harmful gender transition and reassignment are—both medically and sociologically speaking.

First, consider recent revelations about how problematic sex reassignment surgery is as a therapy for gender dysphoria.

In an interview with The Telegraph, world-renowned genital reconstructive surgeon Miroslav Djordjevic said that his clinics are experiencing an increase in “reversal” surgeries for those who want their genitalia back. These people express crippling levels of depression and, in some instances, suicidal thoughts. [snip]

A recent Newsweek article takes note of Djordjevic’s concerns, illustrating their legitimacy by pointing to the case of Charles Kane, a man who underwent male-to-female reassignment surgery.

In a BBC interview, Kane explains that he decided to have the initial surgery immediately after having a nervous breakdown. But after having the surgery and identifying as a female named “Sam Hashimi,” Kane soon regretted the decision and went for reversal surgery.

“When I was in the psychiatric hospital,” Kane said, “there was a man on one side of me who thought he was King George and another guy on the other side who thought he was Jesus Christ. I decided I was [a girl named] Sam.”re

Similarly, Claudia MacLean, a transgender woman, is quoted as saying her psychiatrist referred her to a sex reassignment surgeon after having only a 45-minute consultation. “In my opinion,” MacLean said, “what happened to me was all about money.”

Given that clinics charge up to $50,000 for reassignment surgeries, Djordjevic says he fears that doctors are stuffing their bank accounts without concern for the physical and psychological well-being of their patients.

Physical and psychological well-being should be a concern, given that 41 percent of transgender people will attempt suicide at some point in their lives, and people who have had sex reassignment surgery are approximately 20 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide. [snip]

In a recent paper, “Growing Pains: Problems with Puberty Suppression in Treating Gender Dysphoria,” endocrinologist Paul Hruz, biostatistician Lawrence Mayer, and psychiatrist Paul McHugh challenge this practice.

They note that approximately 80 percent of gender-dysphoric children grow comfortable in their bodies and no longer experience dysphoria, and conclude that there is “little evidence that puberty suppression is reversible, safe, or effective for treating gender dysphoria.”

Thus, scientific evidence suggests that hormone-induced puberty suppression is harmful and even abusive.

Finally, gender transitions are problematic for society at large, as revealed in recent debates about restroom usage, military realities, housing policies, and sporting events.

What is often overlooked in these debates is the troublesome and even dangerous situation created when transgendered “females” compete in female athletic competitions. [snip]

Given all this, why do we not see a more constructive and sustained public debate among surgeons, psychiatrists, and lawmakers about the ethics of sex reassignment?

The most significant reason is the power of the transgender lobby.

Consider psychotherapist James Caspain’s recent claim that Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom refused his application to conduct research on sex reversal surgeries because the topic was deemed “potentially politically incorrect.”

According to Caspain, the university initially approved his research proposal, but later rejected it because of the backlash they expected from powerful transgender lobbies.

Regardless of how politically incorrect the evidence may be, and even while we accommodate the privacy and safety concerns of those who identify as transgender, we must also draw a sober and honest conclusion about the human costs of sex reassignment.

The best medical science, social science, philosophy, and theology coalesce. As Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Ryan Anderson puts it, they reveal that sex is a biological reality, that gender is the social expression of that reality, and that sex reassignment surgeries and treatments are therefore not good remedies for the distress felt by people with gender dysphoria.

The most helpful therapies for gender dysphoria, therefore, will be ones that help people live in conformity with the biological truth about their bodies.

More damage and problems have been caused by political correctness than civil strife.