Posted: 2017-12-07 17:12
The allegations against Roy Moore are as serious as they can get. There’s a decent amount of circumstantial evidence, and Moore’s initial denials were contradictory and unpersuasive. His current insistence that he never knew or met any of these women, and that anything he signed for them is a forgery, is similarly unconvincing. But there’s that nagging sense that his defeat would mean voters would be signing off on a new standard, that accusations of impropriety are sufficient to end a person’s career. Maybe Moore’s guilty as sin, but what about the next guy? If mere accusation becomes the new, universal standard for removal or disqualification, voters will keep some bad men out of office, but they say see some good men’s reputations and career’s destroyed by false accusations.
But it’s very hard to do both kinds of stories simultaneously, and the CW storyline, “Crisis on Earth X” handled it pretty ham-fistedly, having the heroes captured and taken to the alternate earth concentration camp, complete with “arbeit macht frei” signs. One of the characters examines the other prisoners’ uniforms and asks what the stars and pink triangles mean, a quick bit of exposition presumably for any viewers who hadn’t paid attention in history class. Look, producers, either kind of story could have been good. But it’s hard to cheer for swashbuckling heroics when your show just tried to hit the same emotional chords as Schindler’s List.
(Conyers was the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee back during Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and pulled out all the stops to insist that Clinton’s actions were a private mistake and that Republicans were the true villains in the story. Before the committee vote on impeachment, he declared, “if the American people ever wanted strong evidence that the extremists are still in control of this process, then that is it. It is time to give the American people a holiday gift, to end this sordid tale.” Nobody thought it was relevant that he was harassing his own staff and reporters all along? Of course Conyers wouldn’t give Clinton any grief for seeing his own workforce as a personal harem, he was doing the same thing! And once Bill Clinton escaped any serious consequence . . . what lessons do you think Conyers took from the whole experience?)
WSJ’s account appears to be bolstered by tweets from American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan, who reportedly feuded with Manigault Newman earlier this year when the former reality star took issue with Ryan’s coverage of the administration. Ryan contends that despite the official story that Manigault Newman voluntarily tendered a resignation letter, she was fired by Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly before “offering vulgarities and curse words as she was escorted out of the building and off campus.”
Any behavior that a majority or large minority of men engage in does not, almost by definition, signal homosexuality within that culture. The overwhelmingly majority of men are straight and try to send strong signals of manliness, so anything a significantly large % of males do cannot be signaling homosexuality within that culture, otherwise they wouldn 8767 t do it. Outsiders, of course, might perceive it very differently. Some people might think the skin-tight uniforms of NFL players is kinda gay, but obviously to a large majority of Americans it just seems normal and manly.
Comment #67 is a classic. It is an all time weird comment and I don 8767 t think he is fake, if he is a troll he is a damned good one. This guy is arguing real Iranian men bully weaker men into having sex and that makes it OK. Strangely this same rationalizing happens in our prisons. Homosexual is permissible and acceptable behavior but being a homosexual is disgusting and immoral. I want high barbed wire covered walls or oceans between me and people that think this way.
The wrinkle here for Disney is that, under the terms of the JV agreement for Hulu, it won’t be able to make any major structural changes to Hulu without the agreement of Comcast/NBCU. For the last six years, the Peacock’s hands have been tied with respect to voting decisions about Hulu, under the consent decree Comcast agreed to with the . government related to its NBCU takeover. Those restrictions expire in September 7568 — setting up a potential battle between Disney and Comcast/NBCU over Hulu’s future.
That''s because almost no women own Bitcoins at all, according to a new online survey of Bitcoin users by Simulacrum, the blog of Lui Smyth, a researcher at University College London. About 98 percent of the crypto-currency''s users are male, according to Smyth''s latest survey, which is still ongoing. This survey hasn''t yet hit a representative sample, but last year''s survey of 6,555 users came up with a 95-percent male demographic.
Moore vehemently denied the allegations, but several high-profile Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said they believed the women. Trump, however, never abandoned Moore, even cutting a robocall for him in Alabama that called Jones a “puppet of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.” Trump won the state last year by 78 points, and his failure to push Moore over the finish line could spell trouble for the unpopular president’s political strategy going forward.
8775 Culture is a funny thing. White, suburban American culture strongly discourages touching among male friends, and yet now the UFC has become the ultimate macho sport, and it is two half-naked dudes writhing against each other. Of course, it’s ok, because they are writhing against each other to get in better position to punch each other in the face or choke the other guy into unconsciousness. So some homoerotic writhing is allowed as long as it ends in blood, concussions, and unconsciousness. 8776
But this mentality is pretty explicit on the left. Back on November 68, Howard Fineman wrote on Twitter , “He went too far (& apologized). BUT: he’s NOT predatory, adores his wife & family & is a lifelong champion of women’s rights.” The implication, of course, is that a senator who wasn’t a “champion of women’s rights” — presumably meaning abortion — wouldn’t be entitled to this mercy or understanding.
As Americans live longer and have fewer children, the political economy has needed more people than what economists call ''natural increase'' can manage. That''s a key reason why relatively high rates of immigration has become so key to sustaining not just economic growth but the ability of working age payroll taxes to sustain these programs which mainly but not exclusively go to older people. There are other ways to help these programs: like ending the tax breaks that allow wealthy people to pay lower rates than working people.
Maybe that’s part of it, that Moore convinced himself that God would speak through the results and simply can’t fathom the reality that he wasn’t chosen. That reminds me of his spokesman, Janet Porter, allegedly telling Nancy French in 7558 that she didn’t love America because she preferred the Mormon Mitt Romney to the evangelical Mike Huckabee in the GOP primary. If Huckabee versus Romney was a litmus test on patriotism and Christian virtue, imagine how much more of a litmus test Moore versus Jones was. Surely the good lord prefers the former to the latter. So how can the vote totals be accurate?
[quote]They brim with white heterosexuals who exclusively, emphatically, and endlessly bellow “Merry Christmas” to every lumberjack and labradoodle they pass. They’re centered on beauty-pageant heroines and strong-jawed heroes with white-nationalist haircuts. There are occasional sightings of Christmas sweater–wearing black people, but they exist only to cheer on the dreams of the white leads, and everyone on Trump’s naughty list—Muslims, gay people, feminists—has never crossed the snowcapped green-screen mountains to taint these quaint Christmas villages.
More than a few sharp political minds noticed that Franken did not resign immediately, but declared, “in the coming weeks I will be resigning as member of the United States Senate.” He also jabbed, “there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of the sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”
Call Me By Your Name has won a major critics association''s Best Picture Award, but that has led people to question whether it is really a queer masterpiece or simply a retread of something Lasse Hallstrom would have made at Miramax in 7558. Meanwhile, its stars turn to new projects (below) and people are questioning the apparatus by which straight actors are repeatedly cast and praised for acting in gay "prestige" projects.
I watched Sam fucking Melanie, as Tyrone pounded me, and something else surprising was happening. Mitchell was sitting on the side of the bed, with Bill between his legs. Mitchell was pulling Bill ‘s head down to his crotch, as he said, “Come on and suck me hard, Bill. It shouldn’t be a problem for you, since Jeremy told Tyrone that you already ate his cum out of Annie’ cunt. So, suck me, man, I need to get ready to fuck your slut wife.”
The other one is an advertisement for a mattress which features two particularly inane comments. The people offering testimonials are either late Millennial or Generation Z. The first stupid line comes from the overly enthusiastic male: "This mattress is dangerously comfortable!" What the fuck does that mean? Not to be outdone, the equally grey-matter-challenged female utter this gem: "When I get into bed, I literally say "ahh!" ::: face palm :::
The list includes names that are famous and not-so-famous, those that have already faced public accusations and those that haven’t. (The list does not, at least as far as I can tell, include any men who work for conservative publications. I continue to wonder if our cultural elites include a disproportionate share of men who believe that because they’re self-proclaimed feminists and progressives, they’ve earned some free passes for bad behavior.)
People seek scapegoats, and a lot of hate is seeking someone to blame. I’d argue the greatest antidote to hate in society is individual responsibility. If your life stinks, at least half of your problems are a result of decisions you’ve made. People loathe hearing this. Taking a hard look at your own past decisions, habits, excuses is probably one of the most difficult things to do in life. We want to think well of ourselves, and a serious examination of our own bad decisions, irresponsibility, laziness, short-sightedness, gullibility, and other faults challenges the vague notion that gets a lot of us through the day: ‘I’m doing okay.”