Culture Wars, Political Correctness ← Previous post Next post → Comments Delilah T. Nov 18 2017 at 12:42 am Oh, it’s just going to get sillier and sillier. Stock up on popcorn, your favorite beverages and food groups and wait for the show to start. Say, when is Slick W going to get publicly accused of his misbehavior? Ever? Does anyone know how many women were on LBJ’s target scope? It was L-O-T-S. And the Secret Squirrels had to keep it all hush-hush. JTC Nov 18 2017 at 12:51 am D, as to Slick and what’s next, check my comment at the end of yesterday’s ‘toon. JTC Nov 18 2017 at 1:22 am https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/why-kirsten-gillibrands-bold-statement-that-bill-clinton-shouldve-resigned-is-a-big-deal/ar-BBF5SxM?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout Pamela Nov 18 2017 at 3:13 am At least the women on BJ’s target list weren’t left to rot and die in prison camps because he didn’t want a recession on his watch. JTC Nov 18 2017 at 10:53 am At least the ones who got transferred to the Beast’s target list went quick, eh? Unknown as to prison camps de facto and otherwise for the island ‘tweens who outgrow their Lolita status. Pamela Nov 18 2017 at 11:48 am I left the L off. But it still stands for that Creep also. Deplorable B Woodman Nov 18 2017 at 12:44 am First, freeze Kongress’s pay. Then take away Kongress’s perks. ALL the perks. Medical / healthcare insurance, retirement, sexual harassment “insurance”, etc, etc. If Kongress Kritters want all these nice perks and bennies, pay for them out of your OWN pocket, NOT mine. Y’all get paid more than enough already. Oh, and repeal the 17th Amendment (the direct election of Senators) IF these things could be done, it might stop the “once in, in for life” mentality. Hey, a patriot can dream, can’t he? cmblake6 Nov 18 2017 at 2:47 am I’m loving ALL of that! Al Hattlestad Nov 18 2017 at 9:14 pm Actually, just move all pay and allowances of all congresscritters to the states that sent them. Do not allow the bread and circus critters to vote their own funding, worse than the Dane geld . RegT Nov 18 2017 at 4:07 am I’m clueless – what is the benefit of allowing governors to appoint senators? We have a scumwad Democrat (bullock – the name fits, believe me) for a governor in MT, and one of our senators – another Democrat, of course (tester) – is even sleazier than our governor. It would really suck if he could appoint another D to replace our lone R (Daines, who isn’t a complete RINO). Bill Nov 18 2017 at 5:55 am The appointment would be by the legislature not the governors. Takes us back to the states directly having representation at the federal level to protect their role. Delilah T. Nov 18 2017 at 9:26 am You want Senators appointed by the state legislators? Yeah, that would really work out well! Must ANYONE bring up the sleazoid legislature in Illinois, completely controlled by Madigan??? Ever? How about the slimeballs in New York state? NYC controls what happens int he entire state, because population!!! Seriously, the only way to get rid of bad political crapweasels is to vote them out of office and make sure they are so smeared with bad stuff that they can’t get their positions back. Or set term limits on them, as with the Pres. Appointments — yes, that would work even better than voting, wouldn’t it? Would you like a history of political corruption in the states in general? It’s kind of long. Let’s start with Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall and go from there. eon Nov 18 2017 at 9:35 am The fact that neither governors or legislators could be trusted with this duty was the reason for the XVIIth Amendment to begin with. The American people realized that letting political hacks put their cronies in the Senate was a sure route to bankruptcy, tyranny, or both. BTW and OT; I just had to install the newest version of Mozilla Firefox. if you have a Win7 OS, do NOT let it “update” the existing version, or it won’t work. And no, MS won’t help you, either, as they want you to use Google Chrome. clear ether eon nonncom Nov 18 2017 at 9:56 am I have Win 7 pro….no problems yet….don’t care for the layout, but it does work…. azscram Nov 18 2017 at 2:14 pm Actually, the system of having the state legislature choose the senator did keep the senators tied to the interests of their individual states. The state political machine controlled the senator, so therefore the senator need to make sure the people back home were happy. It also tied the political machine more closely to the state. Eventually, that trickles down to the constituents. Oh, certainly there was corruption, but it was local corruption. Post XVII Amendment, the senators are beholden to the interests of the national party bosses. Senators are groomed and supported on a National level. So the party bosses promise Hillary a senate seat in New York if she’ll play nice. Senators are barely beholden to their home states these days. Now the corruption is no longer local, it’s national, perhaps even international. The interests are moved even further from the people. Delilah T. Nov 18 2017 at 4:00 pm Yeah, but I’m still on (gasp!) XP, because computers got too expensive and now they’re too cheap for words,, but…. well, other things happened and I’ve had to stop fussing, move on and make new plans. But thanks for the heads up on that. I will remember it. Kafiroon Nov 18 2017 at 6:31 pm I have been running GWX Control Panel since Win 10 came out. I use 7. This has Totally protected me from 10. Greg B Nov 18 2017 at 9:58 pm “Voting them out of office”, will only occur when the voting comes from the rooftops. Truth. Subotai Bahadur Nov 18 2017 at 4:23 am The reason for appointing Senators is to have them representing the interests of the state, instead of them being just another House of Representatives that is subject to the moods of political parties. Look at the map of the counties of the “Clinton Archipelago”. In them urban interests run things, and ignore the rest of the state that they are in. I live in Colorado. Most of our state culturally is mining, farming, and ranching. Urban Denver, which aspires to be Baltimore, has the House. An appointed Senate is the only way that rural areas get a voice. Bill G Nov 18 2017 at 6:15 am I’m in Upstate New York, in the district Gillibrand represented as a congresscritter. But when she was appointed to the upper house she became the Senator from New York City. Upchuck Schemer, ah, I mean, Schumer is the other Senator from New York City. Our rural areas have no representation in the Senat. Halley Nov 18 2017 at 7:18 am Who gave the lefty feminists ( = women who resent being women) the god-like authority to define what “harassment” is? It’s at the point where not having a “metoo” story is an embarrassing admission that you’re not attractive enough for men to bother with you, or am I wrong? JTC Nov 18 2017 at 1:23 pm I have a new definition… I am feeling very sexually harassed and threatened by the possibility that girl I groped in the backseat in 1970 could come after me. I mean she groped me too, and coming after me could have hidden meaning, and I’m really afraid. So I’m feeling very victimized by this whole thing and think I and we men as a group need a new hashtag: #MeToo4Men. Think Allred will take our case? Halley Nov 18 2017 at 2:21 pm I once worked at this tech start-up, and one day the CEO, an immensely attractive, hot female, cornered me in her office, locked the door, and said I’d never get a promotion unless I had sex with her, right now. I felt so demeaned! I felt so harassed! I felt so helpless and abused! I knew that the dreadful memories of this sexist nightmare would leave me scarred for life!!! So of course I told her Hell Yea. OK, I just totally made that up. NotYetInACamp Nov 18 2017 at 3:04 pm I figure she lets you write what you want. Otherwise I would have asked if she cleared this statement. Sometimes kids know the right thing to do, or just do the right thing. Maybe Allread can take both sides of the case? Does your insurance carrier cover this? Fame or money is her game. Fame/Infamy makes her money in future cases. Show her the money! nonncom Nov 18 2017 at 10:07 am Don’t compliment or pursue a woman in these days and times….40 years from now, it will be twisted into something it wasn’t, unless you manage to avoid politics or success…./s….I remember I once got excited by a girl of 16 when I was 17….”It was only once, and I never let it happen again”…./s….I’m thinking there is no learning from the mistakes of the past….if Moore actually did this 40 years ago, what has he done in the last 35, or 30 years?….what is his current moral standing?….using BJ Clinton as an example, there was no evidence of change in his ethics after his stint in the oral office….Moore seems to have become a good man, if indeed he wasn’t one 40 years ago….Can’t wait for another pussy hat march, with some huge vagina costumes marching in the streets….that’s good for the kids…. NotYetInACamp Nov 18 2017 at 1:08 pm But the Dems had Linda Sarsour run that big march with all of the huge vaginas and pussy hate(oops: hates, OOPS: hats), and some wore costume vaginas. And Linda Sarsour is like Huma’s mother. she advocates Sharia law and the Muslim cutting off of woman’s clits and labs (Female Genital Mutilation. like Muslim rape and slavery, it is a Muslim thing.). Having seen some horrific examples in photos of the result, those costumes with be drastically different if proper representation of what they now support is made. Women / girls are being cut like that today in the USA. Talk about institutionalized female oppression, slavery and child molestation! In Muslim culture over much of the world they would have raped or married those girls, or both in whatever order. Or stoned them to death? Moore was controlling himself and considering as marriage prospects. I assume that he controlled himself. That was a Southern custom back then. Heck. many could have married him if the parents gave permission. Many states still allow such child marriages. now for the jokes of women in the hills being old maids by the age of 14. Even in Lil Abner such jokes showed up. No matter any facts, this is a Maximum Effort by the Democrats and Establishment republicans to keep the Senate for Establishment Democrats/Republicans. (Aw shoot. The last line summed up the comment. I didn’t even have to put up the URL for Do Women Lie About Rape, as it is in general and not where women run and scream rape for the good of the cause. Not tightened up.) Or: It’s all about the power. Fox2! Nov 18 2017 at 3:38 pm Wasn’t Ellie May an old maid at 18 or whatever age she was supposed to be? Past easy marryin’, anyway. NotYetInACamp Nov 18 2017 at 7:38 pm Way past. but she has her critters, AND she could WHUP every boy in the hollow, and the county. Probably the state. Her brother Jethro was no fight or competition at all. Them Hollywood boys, starting with Mr. Drysdale’s son, all wanted a piece of Ellie May Clampett. No could successfully get fresh with her. Look at what Mister Conehead, from France, did when he thought that boy got fresh (farznak or something) with his daughter. Ellie May took care of that for herself. But it did get her to old maid status by hill standards. JTC Nov 18 2017 at 9:25 pm Step-son. And talk about being past prime, Sonny was in his mid-50’s. He probably couldn’t have done Elly much harm even if she couldn’t whup him. WayneM Nov 18 2017 at 10:43 am I love how someone dragged out an old clip of Dan Rather bloviating about how the accusations against Bill Clinton were ancient history and should be disregarded… Clearly the Dems have forgotten how the Internet that Al Gore invented is forever. Particularly fascinating how some nasty feminists are gulping up their outrage and saying they support Al Franken… (photograph of his crude joke & apology made) but they think Moore should be punted. In this age of accusations, rhetoric and propaganda, maybe it’s time for men & women of good morals to listen to Ben Shapiro who suggests all of those proved to be of poor character should be punted from office at the earliest convenience. It’s a shame this moral outrage comes to late to see the Lion of the Senate hanged. cz93x62 Nov 18 2017 at 3:13 pm The witch hunt is morphing into a feeding frenzy. Where are all the guillotines when you REALLY need them? TV news these days is almost as much fun as watching The Gong Show, though I think that latter production had far more substance and gravitas. Alaska Paul Nov 18 2017 at 3:36 pm Yes, Congress is disgusting and are a bunch of ethically challenged bottom feeders. We cannot vote your way out of this one. But take a look at the fundamental issues. Congress has all the power of enacting laws, but no consequences. They have appropriation authority over trillions of dollars no fiduciary responsibility. When it comes to the bottom line they are off the hook for malfeasance and irresponsible spending. Our founders made a document in 1789 that was a series of compromises and carefully crafted system of checks and balances. The fly in the ointment was that the great majority of people in leadership were persons of goodwill and honesty. When the deviations of a percentage of people in leadership were small, then the system worked because the vast majority were honest and ethical. When a sizeable percentage of leaders started gaming the system, then the system was stressed and is in critical condition, as we find ourselves now. Like my very wise late father said, “The problem, son, is how we make it desirable and an honor to serve in public office.” There is the problem. The first step in solving the problem is to introduce accountability, personal accountability into Congress. So we are not faced with a system of methods and means of achieving that goal. And that brings up a whole spectrum of solutions. Which is appropriate? John Nov 18 2017 at 3:56 pm I think some are missing the point. ALL moral outrage by Democrats is reserved for those who are not Democrat. Hypocrisy and the Double Standard is the very soul of the organization characterized by almost everything they do, not just sexual misconduct. Look at their approach to things like illegal immigration and voter registration confirmation. They fight like demons to defy the very laws that make the Nation function just for the advantage it gives them in further defiance of the law. They are true agents of Chaos, hellbent on destroying the very Republic that allows them the freedom to be such mindless idiots. Interventor Nov 18 2017 at 7:20 pm An argument was made that direct election of senators would reduce corruption. Instead, it centralized it in DC, K st. NotYetInACamp Nov 18 2017 at 7:45 pm And when you buy them, they usually stay bought. Or they are removed by scandal or ……… It’s tougher to buy a whole state legislature (or just the big boss in the state, which may be easier. LBJ wanted to deal(buy?) with every big man in each state living at the top of the hill.) K street is not giving up. They just ask ‘who do we have to buy(deal with?) now? And how much?) Pamela Nov 18 2017 at 7:45 pm I wonder how many Female elected officials and staffers names are on the Harassment payouts list. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.