Washington Prepares For Final Week With New Sexual Harassment Cases and A Final Tax Vote


There is a rumor of more members being axed in the coming week over sexual harassment as Washington prepares for the final tax vote.  Ok, it was just an excuse to show this incredible picture from a Leningrad gas mask drill in 1939.

Among the latest figures embroiled in a prior undisclosed sexual harassment settlement is Chris Matthews.

This is from my favorite Reddit site HistoryPorn.

200 thoughts on “Washington Prepares For Final Week With New Sexual Harassment Cases and A Final Tax Vote

  1. The “real” Washington is quietly preparing for the most prodigious scandal in American political history: Obama/Hillary/FBI-gate.

    FBI Agent Peter Strzok to his paramour FBI Lawyer Lisa Page in the office of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe regarding a potential Trump 2016 election victory:

    “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok texted on Aug. 15, 2016. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

  2. Remember when Chris Mathews was caught drooling over Melania Trump?

    “Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good, I could watch that runway show.” Matthews said, apparently unaware that his mic was hot.

  3. There are two sides on both sides of the aisle. On the left you have the women and they are divided. On the right you have the men and they are divided. On the women’s side there are a portion who like to have sex with men. Some like to have sex with women. Some don’t ever like it and never had a good time. Of all those there are some who have had a good roll in the hay (with men or women). Some men know what a G spot is and how to rub it. They know how to lick a clit. They then know that after the woman comes they can go forward with the dong. The few men and women who experience this are doing fine. But, your readers can chimne in. How many of you men know how to excite the women to come? Not many I bet. How many knew what a G spot is? I ask the women out there– how many have a man or ever had one who knew the procedures described?

    Then there is the issue of sexual harassment. Women doll up to attract men. Why? Some of the women on TV who complain about harassment are all dolled up. Megan Kelly for example. She attracts men. So. Some men do not know that just grabbing is dumb. They should let the women slide up to them and push their breasts against the guy first. Then you can stroke the rear end.

    All the news that is fit to print. Right here.

    • Oh. Women who want no contact like gropping should wear a button. “Don’t Touch”. Or: “Don’t Get Near You Queer”.

  4. There has been a Spanish Inquisition in sexual harassment cases. My hope is that they are not treating all expressions of interest as a Weinstein level offense.

    I found this account by Katheryn Rossetter about her abuse at the hands of Dustin Hoffman to be compelling:

    This story, if accurate, is true sexual harassment. It is sad that she and other actresses put up with it because they wanted to be in the theatre and film industry. Although I was deeply moved by her account, I would still need some sort of corroboration of her story. That photo of him with his hand on her boob goes a long way. Each of the accusations must be investigated as much as possible to avoid injustice or abuse.

    In addition, I would like the media to refrain from this complete and utter shock when they run a story about a woman being accused of sexual harassment. Give me a break. I’ve seen women harass men, grab their butts, make lewd comments or suggestions, make dirty jokes at work, and even abuse their positions of authority to get into casual relationships with their male coworkers or underlings. How can feminists keep insisting that women are equal with men, and then treat them inequality in cases of sexual assault, abuse, or harassment? Women are not prosecuted for getting men drunk and having their way with them. They are not treated the same with harassment charges, either. Cosmo has decades of being on record writing stories about how to seduce your boss/brother-in-law, friend’s father, professor, etc, induce a man to have an affair, or keep the sexual tension humming at work in order to manipulate male coworkers. In effect, one of the magazine’s main purposes was to convince one group of women that it’s fun and freeing to break the hearts of another group of women. The magazine became wealthy fueling sexual harassment against males and gleefully cooperating with harassment of females. Nowadays, it seems to have settled down a bit.

    Hollywood is going to be a mess to untangle. On the one hand, there are the horrid cases of sleazy types trying to force their advances upon women who firmly told them no. (See Selma Hayek’s accusations.) But what about the women who willfully slept their way into roles, using sex as a weapon, tool of manipulation, or bargaining chip. They might have found it distasteful, but they threw themselves into the sleaze willfully, and they took an unfair advantage over actresses not willing to sleep their way into movies. It’s a form of cheating, and it’s all about Eve. There is some culpability on both sides when people go along with it, or if they aid and abet it. Every single person who set up meetings in Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room were complicit. They are the getaway drivers in the bank robbery. They also bear some responsibility in reinforcing the abusive behavior. After all, if many women are trying to sleep their way into Hollywood, that makes men who behave badly behave much worse, because they expect it or feel entitled. A lot of women with glittery awards should do some soul searching.

    This is not the simple war of the sexes it’s been laid out to be. This is also about defining the standards of behavior among women, as well as men. You do not sleep your way to the top, and you do not demand sex from people dependent upon you at work.

    • In addition, if our country wants to maintain any semblance of justice, then we need to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling of classified information, destruction of evidence, bribery, and all the other laws she has broken. Everyone who destroyed evidence with a hammer. Everyone in the FBI who covered up her crimes, including Comey. Those who leaked classified information to their friends/lovers/etc.

      The DNC wanted Trump investigated for colluding with Russia in order to steal the election. What we’ve discovered is that Hillary Clinton and the DNC colluded with Russia and each other in order to try to steal the election. They bought a fabricated dossier, compiled by Russian operatives, in order to slander Trump. HRC took over control of the DNC in exchange for taking on their debt. That’s bribery. In addition, there is the Russian bribery of HRC and BC in the Uranium One Deal. (Please note that this is not the first time she’s been accused of being bribed by Russians and their close relatives in such deals.) The illegal unmasking. Seeking out targets to allow eavesdropping. All you have to do is identify whom in the Republican Party you want to spy on, and then go through his call log to find someone, anyone, who is foreign, friendly or not, and you have a FISA. That is apparently what’s happened in the unmasking scandal.

      I think the FBI and NSA has become weaponized against Republicans and cannot treat them fairly or equally with how they treat Democrats. It’s sad, as this is a hallmark of the rise of a dictatorship.

      If the country objects if anyone in the Trump administration is charged with any crime, it won’t be because they oppose the rule of law; it’ll be because they oppose the rule of law being applied unfairly and only to Republicans.

      • Why do you write like that, Ken? Are you mocking minorities? I really wish you wouldn’t.

        Any criminal allegations should be investigated. Period.

        • Conyers has settled and left. Congress paid da bill. Farenthold is sittin as are T rump and Menendez. Da race of da perv has nothing to do with. Da charge. Da orange one is just as guilty as da other ones but there is no orange race is there?

        • I am mocking my blond blue eyed self. What is it to ya? We talk like that where I come from. Not like you write da King’s English.

          • What’s it to me? You write like you are mocking either minorities or poor people. If you are, then I don’t want to engage with you. If you want to have a polite two way conversation, understand my or anyone else’s point of view, or complain about injustice, I’d be happy to oblige.

            I don’t think it’s very nice to mock how someone speaks. Why don’t you try just having a conversation with the commenters here? Whether you agree or not, it can be interesting. If you are having too much fun with blunt force sarcasm, then it’s a free speech blog and you are certainly free to speak your mind.

            This is an invitation to join the discussion. If it’s not your cup of tea, then I won’t pester you. And, no, I don’t write proper English, and make grammatical and spelling errors all the time.

            • Thank you Karen.

              I suspect if posters here would stop engaging “Ken” he will learn to speak more intelligently and come back as a more mature character posting under a different name.

              • It appears he is already on this list using another name. That is why what he is doing might be considered racist.

                I’ll quote what was said of him.

                “Such wit. Yet, in using your other alias you pride yourself as commanding a vast intellect who foists many accomplishments in college. At least in the other alias you can properly spell articles correctly. Used here, you just make yourself look illiterate and in the process garner much ridicule from others.

                Just give it up and stop embarrassing yourself.”

  5. For as long as I can remember, Americans have been laughing at so called democracies where there is only one choice. We have two and they are both owned, lock stock and barrel by the oligarchs and special interests; or no choice. One familiar pastime of Americans is to laugh at leaders such as Berlusconi, the womanizer with the hair focus. Berlusconi embarrassed his own people as he rampaged through meetings with the leaders of the world. He was constantly in the news as the idiot du jour.

    America is now a country of one choice, with a President that eclipses Berlusconi in all ways when it comes to perversion and embarrassment. It’s one thing to have a leader that is flawed but to have one that is all flaws is a sign that must be acknowledged.

    • Well that’s your perspective Isaac. And here is another:

      “People almost never adjust the way they look at life. It would mean risking their sense of their own wisdom and virtue.

      This is why so many pundits both on the left and right are completely blind to what happened this year in politics.

      Donald Trump — a political neophyte, a New York loudmouth who plays fast and loose with the truth, a massive egotist and a not altogether pleasant human being — has delivered conservatives one of the greatest years in living memory and has made our government more moral in the process. The left and many on the right didn’t see it coming because they hate the man. And because they didn’t see it coming, they won’t see that it’s come.

      The first assertion is easily proven. After a year of Trump, the economy is in high gear, stocks are up, unemployment is down, energy production is up, business expansion is up and so on; ISIS — which took more than 23,000 square miles of territory after Obama left Iraq and refused to intervene in Syria — is now in control of a Port-o-San and a book of matches; 19 constitutionalist judges have been appointed and 40 more nominated; the biggest regulatory rollback in American history has been launched (boring but yugely important); the rule of law has been re-established at the border; we’re out of the absurd and costly Paris Accord; net neutrality, the most cleverly named government power grab ever, is gone; our foreign policy is righted and revitalized; and a mainstream news media that had become little more than the information arm of the Democratic Party is in self-destructive disarray. If the tax bill passes before Christmas, it will cap an unbelievable string of conservative successes.

      Now you can tie yourself in knots explaining why none of this is Trump’s doing or how it’s all just a big accident or the result of cynical motives or whatever. Knock yourself out, cutes. For me, I’ll say this. I hated Trump. I thought he’d be a disaster or, at best, a mediocrity. I was wrong. He’s done an unbelievably great job so far.”


      • This is why so many pundits both on the left and right are completely blind to what happened this year in politics.

        Very good post TBob. I’m not certain the anti-Trump crowd is blind as much as it is neutered. The facts are not on their side.

        • Thanks Olly. I thought this line described Isaac: “People almost never adjust the way they look at life. It would mean risking their sense of their own wisdom and virtue.”

      • You are correct in your comments TBob. I believe most hardcore democrats and leftists would prefer that the country be in economic and political stagnation if that was the result of successfully nullifying all the president’s accomplishments. The arrogance of that is extreme and further shows what they truly value more.

        • Darren

          From time to time you appear to have a level sense of what is and isn’t. Then this drek slips out. Any fool can observe that the opposition loves to see the other side fail. However, the only side that has worked to place the country in economic and political stagnation has been the Republican side, for many years, opposing Obama, because he didn’t include them in his plans, when they only tried to screw things up. This is history, fact, and there to be seen or ignored. McConnell is on record stating that opposing Obama for the sake of opposing Obama is the routine Republicans will follow, regardless of whether or not it is good or bad for the country. Short attention span??? The momentum created by the Obama administration is almost completely (you notice I wrote ‘almost’) the cause for the economic conditions today. ISIS was put on the run during the Obama administration, just as it got its start under the Obama administration. Trump has done nothing but create the chaos necessary for a dictator to prevail. Just as with this perverted system Americans call democracy, chaos is necessary for the oligarchy to continue. If actual issues were front and center and the tweeting contained anything more than Trump rubbing himself out, we might be on the road to a real democracy. For this swamp to continue there needs to be a mindless opposition, regardless of which. We have this mindless opposition, as you so clearly illustrate. Darren, you appear, from time to time, to have a well oiled mind. It might be interesting to see what it could produce if some open thought were involved.

          • The political goal of defeating the President of the opposing party in the next election is a common goal.
            The expressed goal of preventing a President of an opposing party from even completing one term is fairly unusual, and has been freely expressed by a number of Democrats.
            The McConnell quote focuses on one sentence he used in an interview.
            In that same interview, he goes on to say that if Obama ” does a Clintonian backflip, if he’s willing to meet us halfway on major issues, then it’s not inappropriate for us to work with him”.
            That part of McConnell’s interview is almost never quoted.

          • “Republican side, for many years, opposing Obama, ”

            For the most part, they opposed Obama’s economic plans for the right reason. But Obama had a pen and through executive order did what he couldn’t get through Congress. Now that Trump is using an eraser instead of a pen we see that the economy is booming. That pretty much demonstrates a failed Obama economic policy. Obama’s failure in foreign policy is easily observed. Lastly, Obamacare did get through and that was a failure as well and a drain on the economy. Issac can carry his belief to the grave, but a lot of people today are working that would otherwise be unemployed and if Obama’s policies continued our economic situation would be deteriorating.

            Thank goodness Obama is gone and we have a President who is presently undoing Obama’s failures.

            • Allan

              You probably believe that the chaos in the MidEast was all brought about by Obama and had nothing to do with the bungling Bush administration. The primary reason for the economic stability and momentum today can be seen to originate with the borrowing Obama made to stabilize the economy, something Bush did as well, once he realized that he was handing the tiller of a sinking ship over to the next guy; something both Republicans and Democrats applauded; coupled with the ‘Fed’s hand on the available cash spigot’. The unemployment rate was cut in half under Obama along with the Fed. The Fed’s hand was the instrument that if it had not succeeded would have been interrupted by the President. Bernecke and Yelan both are responsible for what is going on today, not so much Obama and much less Trump. If you pay attention you will see that wages started going up under Obama and have continued but at no great pace under Trump. Just as Obama inherited a disaster, Trump inherited a success. If Trump did absolutely nothing but play with his tweeter, the economy would continue to improve. One thing to keep in mind is that the flagship of the economy we witness today, under Trump, is Wall Street. Stocks and bonds illustrate the wealth of the top end, not so much the masses. Share prices rising do not equate to higher wages and more employment. The reality of the world is that if the top end makes more money, they don’t raise wages, higher more workers, and open more factories. It is because the top end steps on the wages, keeps workers at a minimum, and outsources that they make the money, that drives up the stock prices, that Trump sells to the dupes.

              Whatever Obama accomplished, good as well as bad, he accomplished in a time of failure caused by the previous administration coupled with basic flawed societal fundamentals of the American system. Obama restored equilibrium and set the ship on the right course, against constant opposition from Republicans. Trump has done nothing more than slap a new coat of paint on all that. Ford is still building factories in Mexico and China. Carrier is still moving production to Mexico. The oligarchs will be making several times more money and will have cemented their hold on the throat of America. Just about everything Trump ranted against, he is now supporting. The scum bag knows the swamp. Trump is the swamp. He knew how to rail against it because he is it. The sorry side of America is that so many Americans just hitched their anger and frustration to this con artist. There will be the appearance of a buoyant economy and a few crumbs will fall out of the pot of gold. However, the pot of gold at the top will continue to fill and the masses will continue to pay for it. Where do you think all this money comes from? Somehow, some Americans think that if you amass a fortune off of the backs of the average person, god or some other right dictates that it is the American Way.

              • “You probably believe that the chaos in the MidEast was all brought about by Obama and had nothing to do with the bungling Bush administration.”

                Issac, what foolish statement. The bungling in the Middle East has been going on for decades. It’s just that Obama made even less sense than his predecessors.

                As far as our economic debacle that started under Bush, but in part caused by the Clinton administration and those that believed in permitting unsecured loans where a lot of junk was created the Obama administration didn’t know what it was doing. He’s a big-time redistributionist which causes economies to falter.

                As far as unemployment: When it rises to the degree it did (in part due to his policies) there is no place for unemployment to go, but down. If you look at the monthly U 6 and compare it over a long term you will see how bad Obama’s policies were for the economy. Our capitalist model moves in cycles so, yes, the cycle under Obama moved in an improved direction (that is exactly what should be expected), but when you compare the U 6 unemployment under Trump you find it is reduced several times faster than under Obama. You can’t get away from the raw data though you try by spending one sentence on each issue while not dealing directly with the raw data.

                You spend a lot of time hopping around like a bunny rabbit conflating issues while not dealing in depth on any one issue because your responses are superficial and therefore meaningless. That is why I stopped my point by point response to what I perceive as a junk reply.

                Take one issue and go into depth if you want to have an adult debate.

              • Yes and Obama did a yeoman’s job of doubling the national debt in just eight short years while also bailing out Wall Street bankers on the backs of taxpayers. And now Obama, who was still blaming Bush for everything when he was six years into his own presidency, wants to be given credit for the successes in the first year of Trump’s presidency? Don’t think so.

    • That’s how the sausage is made, Mom. It is especially necessary when every single Democrat senator will vote against a tax bill that contains much of what they were claiming for years that we need. Simply put, they put party ahead of the country and their constituents.

      But then, come to think of it, most of the Dems’ voter base don’t pay income taxes anyway.

  6. Oh, two sips of Folger Black Silk and my head is clearing. Thank you Heaven Above for making coffee beans! Anyway, my imagination is starting to kick in, sooo let me try another Irish Poem for Poor Chrissy, just imagining his pickup lines! I can just hear him bragging about water projects in Africa during his Peace Corps days. . . and working for Tip O’Neill. . .to little starry eyed female Liberal interns at MSNBC. . .

    The Piece Corps???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    Said Chris to the chick, “Ain’t it grand?”
    I brought water to old Swaziland—”
    And this ain’t no hype,
    I was great laying pipe
    And guess what, I can show you first hand!”

    Oh, and I worked for Speaker O’Neill!
    Saving poor folks from Reagan’s tax deal.
    And speaking of “tip”
    I think you will flip,
    Over mine, it’s a big f**king deal. . .

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

      • Yeah, I read good things about it, sooo I picked up a can of it at Kroger. It isn’t bad, and is a very dark roast, which is better at night than first thing in the morning, but I prefer my Seattle’s Best Very Vanilla. I may blend the two and see how that tastes. My Chock Full of Nuts can is about half Chock now and half left overs out of the bottoms of bags and the leftovers of ground beans. You know, where there is not enough for a full press. Oh, and I got some Lavazza Kilamanjaro, too. That is also very good. It is hard to find a bad coffee IMHO.

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

          • Ding-a-ling, but this is a new kind of coffee for Folgers. And no, I don’t have to be 65 to drink any particular kind of coffee. I may even buy some Maxwell House one of these days, because I like having a less expensive brand sitting around to put the leftovers in. I mean, you don’t add leftover Lola Savannah grinds to Community’s dark Cajun stuff. You add leftovers to coffees that don’t have distinctive tastes. Gee, don’t you know anything???

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

  7. Past due time for a second special counsel as more details emerge – the immunity agreements granted by the FBI in June 2016 to top Obama advisor Cheryl Mills and aide Heather Samuelson – who helped decide which Clinton emails were destroyed before turning over the remaining 30,000 records to the State Department. Of note, the FBI agreed to destroy evidence on devices owned by Mills and Samuelson which were turned over in the investigation.

    Destruction of evidence???

    FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated


    Jusicial Watch “Judicial Watch today released new U.S. Department of State documents showing former Secretary Hillary Clinton and her then-Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin were permitted to remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were “personal” materials and “unclassified, non-record materials,” including files of Clinton’s calls and schedules, which were not to be made public. The documents show the Obama State Department records would not be “released to the general public under FOIA.”

    “The new records also show that Huma Abedin was allowed to take five boxes of “physical files” out of the State Department that include records described as “Muslim Engagement Documents”.

    “We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information. But these new records show that was only part of the scandal. These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?”


    • Mills and Abedin both lied to the FBI, denying knowledge of HRC’s private server. One of them denied knowing what is a server. Later email release confirmed both had lied.

      They both walked scot free, while guys like Flynn and Petreus hanged. Every time you hear a DNC talking head on TV say the FBI would have to prove “intent” they lie. Just look at Petreus, who was convicted for wrongly storing secrets in a desk, completely lacking any intent.

      The FBI still can charge Mills, Abedin, and HRC, and must IMO.

      It is really a crime that Sessions had to recuse himself from the Russia debacle. My suspicion only grows that Sessions is just another swamp creature to the extent he is inclined to protect fellow DOJ bureaucrats, even felons wearing DNC stripes.

      • JJ – re “The FBI still can charge Mills, Abedin, and HRC, and must IMO” Why would they?

        Mueller, McCabe, Strzok and anyone else involved in covering up for Clinyon & Co as well as undermining Trump & Co illegally need to be fired

        And Sessions and Rosenstein as well.

        Put some non partisan patriots in place so the American people’s confidence can be restored

  8. It’s time we heard from Melania and Ivanka. Trump can’t carry the idiot routine all by himself. Or can he? That, perhaps, is his strongest characteristic, the unrelenting idiot. And, he gets lots of support, dwindling but still shameful. America’s shame.

      • “tried to kiss her” Is that illegal? Many people say goodbye by kissing. When I was in France and finished speaking to another gentleman who was also married he kissed me on both cheeks. Should I sue?

        It seems that Huddy has made a good living off of allegations that involve men with money.

        You sound like you have a sad life. Maybe you want Huddy to cover up more for in the article a good deal of her goods were exposed. I don’t know what is wrong with you guys that are so fascinated by sex. Are you not getting enough?

        • You cannot grab women and forcibly kiss them on the mouth as she said he did. Ask Al Franken, He was forced to resign over similar activities. My life is none of your business, creep.

          • Swathmoron, I am quoting from what you wrote and once again we are dealing with truth and context something you appear to know little about. According to what you posted the complaint was Trump “tried to kiss her in an elevator ” It says nothing about the mouth and if he only tried then he didn’t get very far. There is no complaint that he grabbed or forced himself upon her.

            No, I couldn’t care less about your sex life, but am amazed how eager you are to embellish more than exists. It tells us more about you than what happened to Huddy.

    • Why? Why is it time we heard from Melania and Ivanka? I wonder if anyone in the media EVER asked Chelsea a question about her dad’s behavior? Not once was Chelsea asked by reporters to comment about her father’s behavior. Not while campaigning for her mother, not when giving fawning softball interviews. Chelsea Clinton has never been asked to comment on her alleged rapist father’s behavior. Why is that?

      • Perhaps because her father comported himself as a President of the United States, rather than some boffo semi-literate, ill-informed, ignorant buffoon at a white pride beer keg bowling league.

        This is to “some questions are dumb questions” t-hot bob

        • Marky Mark Mark – he is the President of the United States and there are NO standards for comportment, ultrasubcretin twit. If you would learn US History and read the U.S. Constitution, you would know this.

        • If you call using a 21-year-old intern’s vajayjay as a personal cigar humidor and then jizzing all over a blue dress a respectful and dignified way to treat the Oval Office as President of the United States, then we have very different opinions about how Chelsea’s dad ‘comported’ himself.

          • Don’t pretend you don’t comprehend the difference between a private sexual encounter involving two consenting adults and a public address or high-level negotiations between heads-of-state.

            This is to “a dumbass for a president make me appear more normal” t-hot bob

            • Marky Mark Mark – TBob did not support Hillary so your statement, as usual, is incorrect. I have never known a commenter to get so many things wrong before. How you got out of law school making erroneous statements like this is beyond me. The curve must have been really really low.

            • I understand that the power disparity between the President of the United States and a young intern in his employ was, as Camille Paglia called it, a grotesque example of workplace sexual harassment – one of the most grotesque sex crimes ever due to the power differential between a married man, the leader of the free world, and a 21-year-old intern in his office. And all of his sex acts with this young employee took place in the Oval Office of the White House which is, in and of itself, a disgrace to the dignity of the office.

              And I understand that his wife Hillary, the so-called “champion of women,” (makes me puke a little bit every time I hear that) worked dilligently to enable and cover for her husband’s transgressions, while at the same time seeking to destroy the very women her husband used and abused for his own sexual gratification while she, Hillary the scorned wife, continued her own never-ending quest for more and more power.

              I don’t think you understand the difference.

            • BTW, I’m not what you might call ‘normal’ and I’m fine with that. I also don’t spend my time trying to ‘appear more normal’ to anyone. What is ‘normal’ anyway? As an artist, and a Trump supporter, I don’t particularly care about appearances. But obviously you do. Carry on.

                  • I see a lot of artists that do photography and painting, but I don’t think I have met one that included writing. Was that your lifetime career or did you enter the field later in life?

                    • True, and I include writing as one of my artistic endeavors even though it technically is not ‘art’ because I find that a piece of writing can touch, move or inspire as much as any other type of ‘art’ one might create. I studied writing and viscom in college and worked for a time as a staff writer, photographer, photo editor, copywriter, etc before moving on to law and other things. After surviving a car accident that I was told I never should have survived, a TBI, and a subsequent full-blown existential life crisis, I now write about people and life’s deeper meaning and all that good stuff. You might come across one of my books if you frequent the self-help section of the bookstore. 😉

                    • TBob it is good to see that you learned to run your life instead of the opposite way around. You use an alias here so I don’t suppose you want to link yourself to any of your books on this open blog.

                      I enjoy what you write here and I am sure many of the comments made on this blog enhance your ideas about people and the way they think.

                    • Well likewise and thank you, Allan, And yes, I prefer to comment here using a nom de guerre. 😉 I dabbled in painting in my younger years, but it really began to take off as part of a rehabilitation art therapy program for brain injuries that I still enjoy and it seems I have a modest amount of talent at doing. The photography allowed me to keep a certain distance from my work by always assuming the position of observer, not subject. The writing and the painting feel far more personal and there is a huge vulnerability hurdle to move through and conquer when putting such personal work out into the world — as there is for anything worth doing, really. That’s life, as they say. Anyway, thanks for the suggestions and enjoy your art collecting!

                    • I use the term ‘artist’ loosely, but since people have paid me for some of my work, I feel fully free to call myself an artist. I paint with acrylic on canvas in an abstract intuitive style inspired by nature. I share studio space with a man who builds classical guitars as his retirement hobby and he sells them for about $5k a piece. My stuff? Not so much. ;(

                    • TBob, if you have a significant body of art you should try selling some at an art fair. Aside from potentially generating profits your interaction with many people might give you some unique ideas.

                      I collect and speak to loads of artists all over the country and outside of it as well. It’s a great hobby as so many of the shows are outdoors and involve a lot of walking. Though my hobby was never intended to earn money it did better than almost everything else with quite a few developing recognized names.

    • Trump’s PR person is the ever present, Hope Hicks. Let’s here what she thinks. First question- what’s your opinion about the sanctity of marriage, evangelicals are curious.

  9. Some folks don’t know when to quit picking scabs. That’s how we independents put together the 40% block of anti Clinton voters while the parties split sixty and came in second and third. Keep going turkeylips.

    I love smell of burning progressives in the morning.

    • Matthews a Bush supporter in 2000 is hardly a progressive but if he has to step down over an 18 year old settled case, no one is safe. WAPO has the names of 30 members of congress that they are getting ready to release.

      • But who will refer the head of the Congressional Ethics Office for his own ethics investigation? 😉

      • A lot of you guys were pushing the sexual harassment issue to the extreme and now maybe you guys are waking up. You have a problem and call many normal actions such as an attempted kiss (a result of crossed signals) but you have no problem with a man that enters a ladies room where one’s young daughter might be.

        There is a bit of cognitive dissonance amongst the progressives on this list.

  10. Oh, and this is just ripe for an Irish Poem!

    Hard Ball???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    There once was a fellow named Chris- – –
    Whose actions were somewhat remiss!
    He was lewd, crude, and rude!
    And not misconstrued!
    Sometimes schadenfreude is pure bliss!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  11. Every time one of you starts this up you get to read the whole list all over again clearback to FDR’s misstress. Every time you claiim to be the party of peace you get to read the whole list of wars and conflicts started by a Progressive Democrat in the Oval Office. Everytime you get to read about your favorite secret candidate Kerry who used three scratches to duck out of his commissioned officer responsibilities while his troops were still in combat. Every time you get the whole list of Imperial Presidencies but since Nixon was one of them you get a break sort of. Everytime you get to hear about the 600,000 war dead Everytime you get to read the history of the Socialist Progressive Party AKA formerly Democrats.

    Sure you want to pick scabs and awaken memories?

    Or how about why RINOs are RINOS.

    or how about…..

    “or how about…

    18 U.S. Code § 798 – Disclosure of classified information

    (a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, *or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—


    That’s the cite that has the correct National Security violation code that does not have ‘intent’ as an element .

    It was claimed the left had learned how to use blogs as effectively as we centrists do. I see no evidence of that but if you wish to keep commiting political suicide be my guess.

    or maybe a repeat of liberal reasoning?

    • And are we not so happy that Soweto bin Bama ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, just like he promised only 2k times pre-election? And is it not great he NEVER EVER PUT “BOOTS ON THE GROUND” in Syria? And did not his SOS HRC just do splendidly well in Libya, hiring “moderate Islamic militants” (they only rape and behead girls over 12) to anal rape and behead Gadaffi, thus turning Libya into the Carmel of N. Africa?

  12. Chris Matthews??? Oh please let the alleged female victim be black, oh pleeeeeze. Of course, if she isn’t then maybe Chris is racist for only picking on white women??? Oh, I hope there is a year book entry, and some juicy details about Chrissy in his tighty whiteys! Because details like that make a story sooo believable!

    These are just my rambling, pre-coffee thoughts.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  13. T rump is da least popular president ever. Da American people believe da accusers. T rumpie s tax bill lets ya deduct two private jets. Before it was only one. This populism is killin me.

    • OK ;you asked for it’

      The first use of AF1 by the former President was to take his wife on a dinner date to Paris, France.

      The deductions for two private jets were put in place by …..a combination of the Democrats and their RINO faction. I believe it was an earmark during reconciliation

      Still want to pick scabs and awaken memorires

      The 18 year deduction was put in place by a Democrat controlled congress, signed into law by Clinton and first known uses were Clinton and the NY Times.

      The bankruptcy laws used by the Trump Organization were put in place by a Democratic controlled state and city.

      Sure you want to keep picking scabs?

      • While I’m sure that your regurgitated pap from Pravda Faux News is the “Gospel” truth, a decent actor once instructed me to “trust, but verify.” Ergo, these claims are nothing more than that without citations to reputable sources.

        This is to “but hannity pinkie-swore to ALL of it” half-bracketeer

      • That’s it, forget the serial jaw-dropping screw-ups, it’s the people reporting them. Check chief.✔️

        This is to “at least he’s more popular than the clap” sierra

        • But they could report his accomplishments, couldn’t they?

          This is to “God, I wish I weren’t so stupid” Marky Mark Mark.

        • Marky Mark Mark – if you had 93% of your co-workers and superiors giving you a negative rating at work, how long do you think you would last?

      • Lawyers care about da money but da poofy haired orange dude has 25 other accusers. Da accusers deserve their day on Capitol Hill. Da people say so.

    • DNC has the most losses which takes more than accuse or alledge UNLESS you count back to previous elections where their Bimbo Brigade was in heavy unfettered use and of course UNLESS you don’t Count the Clintons Bubba and Bubbette and there lifelong victimization of women and their supporters in that effor the NOW Gang.

        • He actually lied to a federal judge while under oath and for that had his law license fined and suspended. for lying to a federal judge while under oath.

          sure you want to play this game novato?

          Put Hillary under oath

          18 U.S. Code § 798 – Disclosure of classified information
          (a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, *or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—


          where it clearly does not include ‘intent’ as an element of the crime. and then we can add it victimizing women and pay for play and and oh soooo much more…All under oath.

          • I have something to tell you, and it’s going to make you very, very sad. Whichever shill on Pravda Faux News got you wound up this time about Hillary set you up for the old okie-doke. You see, your statutory citation does include an “intent” element. That’s the part that states “knowingly and willfully.” If you had a bar card, you (hopefully) wouldn’t have fallen for the con job fed to you by your friends at Pravda Faux News, as you would have learned in 1L Crim Law about the mens rea element common to virtually all criminal offenses. So yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and today’s concocted Hillary-crime does indeed require an “intent” element, which in this case, must have been committed “knowingly and willfully.”

            This is to “Esquire” half-bracketeer

            • The author of the blog on which you post (Turley) stated only a dozen times: intent is not required for conviction.” Knowingly and intentionally” means HRC had knowledge of the criminal nature of her actions, not that she had intent to reveal docs to unauthorized sources, though the difference is not huge I admit.

              Petreus was convicted for storing classified docs in his unlocked desk, in his private home protected by armed guards. Readers here other than you and Isaac are not generally stupid nor steeped enough in DNC propaganda to believe Petreus “intended” to reveal secrets to US enemies by storing them in an unlocked desk.

              • I have zero interest or concern with anything regarding the Petreus matter. My correction of the half-bracket guy was to point out that the crime claimed today for Hillary did require a mens rea and was not a strict liability offense, as the half-bracket guy claimed in his regurgitated Pravda assertion. Lay people aren’t familiar with the four levels of mens rea, of which “intentionally” is the highest. He was using the word “intent” as a substitute for mens rea.

                This is to joey

                • It sounds like Mark M., the lawyer’s file clerk, is trying to practice law again. Watch out. He has enough trouble with his ABC’s.

            • The simple proof that HRC had knowledge of her crimes is that she, like every other bureaucrat, had to take a class in which she was told what was secret and how it must be treated, which laws she broke, openly and brazenly.

              I have taken similar type required civil service classes. In the most critical classes, the trainer requires each participant sign a sheet confirming participation and agreeing to all content. Thus, when later confronted with violations, such signature denies the participant of any hope of claiming “they did not tell me, I did not know.” The government has to take away this option, because if they did not, then an offended person could and would always sue the deeper pockets, being the government, and not the employee. Such signatures positively remove the option of an offended person suing the government, and only allows them to sue (in civil court) the actual person who committed the violation.

              HRC did, absolutely, positively, “knowingly and willfully” commit the crime of wrongly treating classified documents. You and your DNC surrogates build a straw man, namely: the law requires the government to prove HRC “knowingly and willfully” intended to reveal secrets to unauthorized persons. Then you tear the straw man down by stating HRC did not have such intent.

              Everyone reading this can agree it is irrelevant whether or not HRC intended to reveal secrets to unauthorized persons because it’s irrelevant to the fact that HRC committed the crime of “knowingly and willfully” wrongly storing and treating the documents.

              Intent to reveal secrets to unauthorized persons would be, in many cases, impossible to prove. If that type of intent was required to be proved, then you would have to claim that Petreus intended to reveal secrets to unauthorized persons simply by placing them in an unlocked desk, because that describes the actions to which he plead guilty.

              Do you claim Petreus intended to reveal secrets to unauthorized persons?

            • During the 2008 campaign, candidate Romney declared his war-mongering position Re. Russia. Soweto bin Bama replied, “The 1980’s called. They want their foreign policy back.”

              In 2016 the DNC/CIA/FBI purchased the meme (from a retired foreign spy and Russia KGB) that “Russia hacked our democracy.” Since the last election, the DNC swapped places with the 2008 DNC. Now it’s the DNC who wants the USA’s cold war policy. Now the DNC is the war mongering party, eager to start a modern holocaust with nuclear armed Russia.

              Interesting how the modern DNC is the neo-war mongering party.

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