Dems get Religion (of a sort)

Talk about Progressives getting pain in the nether regions having to tell one of their own that their indiscretions won’t be allowed. That is worse than telling a kid that candy stores nave been banned and Santa is a lesbian. Well the latter IS possible.

Democrats turn on Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is expected to resign from office Thursday, one day after his Democratic colleagues turned decisively against him over allegations of groping and other sexual misconduct.

In a dizzying turn of events, more than 30 Democratic senators called for Franken to step down after a new woman came forward to allege that he had forcibly tried to kiss her.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) opened the floodgates around noon, becoming the first senator to call for him to quit; others followed in rapid succession, effectively ending Franken’s political career in the span of a few hours.

Franken kept a low profile, skipping Senate votes, but his office said he would make a statement on Thursday. A Democratic official told Minnesota Public Radio he will be resigning from office, though his office insisted a decision had not been made.

It’s a stunning fall for Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and author who, just a few weeks ago, was considered by many to be a dark horse for his party’s presidential nomination in 2020.

The first allegations against Franken emerged in mid-November, when Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, said he had kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in 2006. She published a photo of Franken appearing to grab her breasts while she was asleep. [snip]

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is expected to resign from office Thursday, one day after his Democratic colleagues turned decisively against him over allegations of groping and other sexual misconduct.

In a dizzying turn of events, more than 30 Democratic senators called for Franken to step down after a new woman came forward to allege that he had forcibly tried to kiss her.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) opened the floodgates around noon, becoming the first senator to call for him to quit; others followed in rapid succession, effectively ending Franken’s political career in the span of a few hours.

Franken kept a low profile, skipping Senate votes, but his office said he would make a statement on Thursday. A Democratic official told Minnesota Public Radio he will be resigning from office, though his office insisted a decision had not been made.

It’s a stunning fall for Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and author who, just a few weeks ago, was considered by many to be a dark horse for his party’s presidential nomination in 2020.The first allegations against Franken emerged in mid-November, when Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, said he had kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in 2006. She published a photo of Franken appearing to grab her breasts while she was asleep.

Several women came forward in the weeks after that to allege that Franken had groped or kissed them against their will, but Senate Democrats refused to call for Franken’s ouster, repeatedly stating that an Ethics Committee investigation should be allowed to run its course.

That changed Wednesday, when seven female Democratic senators called for Franken to step aside.

“While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn’t acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve,” Gillibrand said in a message posted on Facebook.

Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) and Maggie Hassan (N.H.) each quickly followed Gillibrand in saying Franken should resign.

By the end of the day more than half of the Democratic caucus — ranging from members of leadership to red-state senators to progressives and 2020 hopefuls — had said it was time for Franken to go. [snip]

Senate Democrats were also facing charges of hypocrisy for not abandoning Franken, given their denunciations of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. [snip]

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Squealing Lefties

It didn’t take long for one of the Harpies from “The View” to start screeching and cursing at a House member.

Scalise Defends Tax Bill, Gets Cursed at By Rosie O’Donnell

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) voted for the GOP’s tax reform bill Thursday, heralding it as a “huge win” for families across America.

Rosie O’Donnell, one of President Trump’s biggest critics, had three words for him. (warning: language.)

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There are two tweets, one from Rosie O’ Donuts and one from Rep Scalise.

Scalise, who recently returned to Capitol Hill after suffering serious injuries from the congressional baseball practice shooting in June, had three words of his own for O’Donnell – albeit much nicer ones.

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O’Donnell then brought up Scalise’s summer nightmare, wondering how he can support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which repeals the Obamacare individual mandate, after being on the verge of death.

“Ur life was saved, she writes. “Do something with it.”

How can he dare support the Republican plan, she argued, considering it is one big “tax cut for the rich.”

“Damn him to hell,” she added in another tweet.

Plenty of social media users came to Scalise’s defense, astounded that O’Donnell would dare reference his near death experience to try and save Obamacare. Yet, others actually sided with O’Donnell, agreeing that he should use his “second chance” to save Americans’ health care.

If Scalise had more than 240 characters, he would have explained that the Republican tax plan will benefit the 70 percent of taxpayers who take the standard deduction. Further, an average household of four would save nearly $1,200 next year. Luckily, Guy had plenty of space to explain it.

If Rosie wanted to do something positive for world hunger and the people she professes to care about so much, she could cut back to maybe 10 or 11 meals a day.

DROP THAT SPOON AND SAVE A COUNTRY, ROSIE!

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.

Iniquitous Individuals


Finally America it seems America has had enough of this sort of behavior from the lascivious Left. Hollyweird is getting a comeuppance long deserved. You play, you pay and it looks like a hell of a huge bill is due.

Kevin Spacey’s unprecedented fall from grace tests a stunned Hollywood

In early October, Kevin Spacey was right where he wanted to be: singing and hamming it up in front of an admiring crowd.

Inside Stage 33 on the CBS Television City lot in Los Angeles, a TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” was being taped in front of a live audience, and Spacey was on hand as a guest star.

Decked out in a tuxedo, the star of stage, screen and television joined Burnett, Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth as they sang songs around a piano. He dusted off a Bing Crosby impression and entertained the crowd between takes with his Johnny Carson. The 84-year-old Burnett introduced him as “an Oscar-winning guy and everyone’s favorite president.”

That was then.

By early November, Spacey’s career was in free fall amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault that stretched back decades and, in multiple cases, involved minors. Netflix, CBS and Sony were all scrambling to distance themselves from him as quickly as possible, even if it meant shutting down production. In a matter of days, a man who has won two Academy Awards and a Tony Award and been nominated for 12 Emmys was being all but erased from Hollywood. Literally. [snip]

But so is Spacey’s catastrophic plummet from grace. After stories in the New York Times and the New Yorker chronicled accusations of sexual harassment and abuse, many projects sought distance from Harvey Weinstein’s company and his name.

With Spacey, that distance required a removal of the man himself.

“His career as he knows it, his stature in the industry, is over,” said Elizabeth Toledo, a crisis PR expert and president of Camino PR. “There’s no legal or [public relations] strategy that’s going to restore it.”

The collapse of Spacey’s career is just the latest in a string of dramatic events that have engulfed the entertainment industry in the past month. As long-hidden allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced against industry heavyweights including Weinstein, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, director Brett Ratner, and most recently, Louis C.K., most have lost jobs, deals and supporters.

“Just because these stories haven’t been heard, doesn’t mean these stories haven’t been told,” said Leigh Gilmore, a women’s and gender studies professor at Wellesley College. “They just haven’t gained traction. What we’re seeing now is a new level of awareness, a new level of accountability. The abusers are actually suffering consequences for their actions.” [snip]

100 years of blood and death

Given the history of Communism/Socialism and the constant show of fails today, how can anyone still espouse this as a viable form of governance escapes sane people. Only those with an psychotic desire to control society follow this path. They attract acolytes with borderline personalities incapable of discerning reality.

Communism’s Bloody Century

In the 100 years since Lenin’s coup in Russia, the ideology devoted to abolishing markets and private property has left a long, murderous trail of destruction

A century ago this week, communism took over the Russian empire, the world’s largest state at the time. Leftist movements of various sorts had been common in European politics long before the revolution of Oct. 25, 1917 (which became Nov. 7 in the reformed Russian calendar), but Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks were different. They were not merely fanatical in their convictions but flexible in their tactics—and fortunate in their opponents. [snip]

The balance of this article is behind a paywall. I shall not give the American media a plug nickle for any scribbling. You can find this history on the web but all one has to do is read what is happening in Venezuela for a repetition of the last Century.

Observations

Idiot’s Corner

The Jackasses must have hired him for his mouth. They couldn’t have hired him for his brains.

Clueless? DNC Chair Perez Did Not Know This About The Electoral College

[snip] Well, he also doesn’t know the Constitution because at a lecture at the Indiana University Law School, he said the Electoral College is nowhere in our founding document (via Washington Examiner) [emphasis mine]:

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said during a lecture Tuesday the Electoral College isn’t “a creation of the Constitution.”

Perez made the comment while speaking at Indiana University Law School’s Sixth Annual Birch Bayh Lecture.

The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution. It doesn’t have to be there,” he said. “There’s a national popular vote compact in which a number of states have passed a bill that says we will allocate our vote, our electoral votes, to the person who wins the national popular vote once other states totaling 270 electoral votes do the same.”

Allow us to consult the National Archives on this [emphasis mine]:

The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.

The Electoral College process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress.

The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators. Read more about the allocation of electoral votes.

And this was said at a law school lecture.

One can only HOPE they don’t fire him; he’s a gift to Trump’s reelection.