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America’s War On Men Begins… really…

Just when you think the Me Too witches can’t get any lamer, they prove you wrong.  Now, they are demanding an investigation into Trump’s “groping”  and the always arrogant Kristen Gillibrand is demanding that President Trump resign.  This is a pretty lame scorched earth gambit, but it demonstrates that they overplayed the #RussianCollusion effort and that is imploding.  Gillibrand claims there are numerous credible allegations, but they spun one over the weekend that blew up in their face.  They were hysterically tweeting that in 2005-2006 Trump took former FOX News host, Juliet Huddy, to lunch and tried to kiss her in the elevator.

In 2005-2006, Trump was just a rich playboy, this did not happen in the workplace or while he was in office – it sounded like a date.

It bombed and by this morning Huddy was claiming the media exaggerated her account in an interview.  Only problem is she is into this Me Too fainting couch hysterics too and she is the one who gave the media this story.  These women are so phony.   Liberal women who promoted rampant promiscuity for decades are now acting like Puritans and it’s so laughable and ridiculous.  They are really trivializing real cases of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.  They are hyping “groping” allegations from parties and other social events, where these liberal women have promoted indiscriminate sex for years.  They are deplorable, vile hypocrites.

The allegations against former president, George HW Bush had me fuming too.  He’s 92, in a wheelchair and has diminishing function due to Parkinson’s.  Either the witches of Me Too or the Roger Stone sewer rats tossed out this allegation to score some cheap political points.  I suspect Bush 41 has some dementia too.  To trash a man, who dedicated his life to public service and was a WWII war hero, should cause these vile people shame, but I doubt they care about anything more than their political games.

Trump will jump right into the sewer with them, so on it goes.

I have been crafting more.  I made the above junk journal from another repurposed Ann Coulter book.  I will be glad when all of those are sanitized into something pretty, lol.  This one is for my best friend from high school.  My friend used to collect Precious Moments figurines, but I didn’t have any Precious Moments pictures, so I used my old 2006 Holly Hobbie calendar and a picture from an old Mary Engelbreit calendar.  Here are some more pictures from this junk journal:

I also started working on some collage junk, that I work on while reading Twitter droppings:

I made these 3 with  just one page of one of my kids beat-up Little Golden Books and scraps of paper.

I also finished this plastic canvas tissue box cover and started another one – have 3 sides done, while reading Twitter:

I like using these same easy quilt patterns, because they are quick to stitch and I think they are pretty.

Not sure where America’s scorched earth info war ends, but the #Resist crowd is getting desperate, so I expect more poorly thought out scorched earth attacks.  They really have no idea how ridiculous they sound.  Sadly, many women, even Republican women will jump on board this lunacy, because they buy into so much of the feminist false narratives.   The other things is almost every woman has experienced some incident of sexual harassment or uncomfortable sexual advances from a man.  The very anything goes culture that these liberals created has now reached a point where so many women are angry, so many men and women have no manners, no sexual boundaries and it’s a wasteland.  They don’t like the world they created, so they will try to impose new rules.

A reality about women is that they are catty as hell, by nature, easily join cliques, and engage in a lot of petty fights.  Sure, some women don’t, but many do, especially ones with big egos.  Another fact about women, is they have loyalty issues and can switch sides in fights, often several times in one day.  I have observed this behavior, my entire life and I live  in the real world, not the feminist delusional one.  Women are also prone to petty jealousies, especially if men are involved.  So, this will certainly be quite a spectacle  I have always preferred to work with men, who are more apt to work toward a mission.  I like being committed to a mission, with none of the drama.

America is now entering The War On Men…

Lord, help us all…

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Me Too lunacy begins

I’ve been neglecting my blog, because I’ve been busy being a Twitter troll and working on craft & needlework projects.  Yes, I guess they call it subtweeting, where you retweet other people’s  tweets, then add your own comments to it.  I don’t have many followers, so I doubt my comments make a huge difference, but I feel better trying to speak up for following The Constitution and the rule of law.

The #Resist is now morphing into the Me Too media lynch mob to try to take down Trump.  The #Resist has been hyping the Trump is delusional spin, and often dragging Republicans into it with hyped media stories.  It’s hard to insulate yourself from believing the political reporting by major news outlets in America, but in the era of #Resist and the Trump Flight 93 spinmeisters, that is where I’m at.

I believed the first woman who made allegations against Roy Moore, but once Gloria Allred showed up, the media non-stop redo of the Access Hollywood started, coupled with the Trump is delusional spin and this new “moral purity” purge on the Left began, well, let’s just say I am not sure how to even begin to decide on what is  a “credible allegation” after finding out that the WaPo descended on AL, along with #Resist dirt-diggers to turn up these allegations.  At first the media hyped there were 30 some witnesses to corroborate that Moore chased teenage girls, but I no longer have real trust in any of this reporting.  I keep wondering if he was a total perv, who chased teenagers, where are more recent victims?  Does he have a long list of affairs or anything like that?  I am open to listening to new allegations, but at this point, I see more evidence this was an orchestrated smear campaign and less that he was a child molester.  I still want to believe the first lady.  The one Allred rolled out and all that crying looked just like the Access Hollywood victim she coached.

I think Moore is vile and unfit for office.  As a judge, he was impeached twice.  Here again, if he does get elected, the Dems blew up that standard as a means to oust him, because the Dems have Alcee Hastings sitting in Congress: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Impeachment_Hastings.htm

Senate Dems, like Kristen Gillibrand are setting up this moral purity scenario, insisting that they are setting the standard pressuring Conyers & Franken to resign, but really this is just a move to create political pressure on Republicans to ask Moore to resign if he’s elected and to ask Trump to resign.   The #Resist which was fueled by the Nasty Women contingent has now imposed this new rule, that all women must be believed.  Many Republican and conservative women will be sucked into this feminist cause too.

Since the sexual revolution in the 60s, the modern feminists embraced new rules that tore down sexual boundaries in America.  Now, they have decided they don’t like these rules, so this is their new “cultural revolution” to impose some new ones.  I am not a feminist and reject their rigid groupthink and totalitarian methods.  You must embrace all of their rules, which they change at will.  There’s always been an elite group of feminists who make all the rules. Assuredly they will serve as the Me Too Central Committee that dictates all the new rules. This new Me Too operates off a very unfair and totally unconstitutional premise – that all women must be believed and that all men are pigs, so therefore guilty.  It is absurd to impose some morality that women hold the moral righteousness card and must be believed, while all men must be ostracized from their jobs or bow to the pressures of a media lynch mob.

With duly elected officials, the voters in those states have a right for a constitutional process of impeachment before ousting their elected officials – that’s how our system is set up.  This #Resist Dems setting up this “moral high ground” trope is vile and disgusting, but many Republican and conservative women will buy into it., because almost every woman has dealt with sexual harassment or unwanted sexual behavior from men.  They are encouraging women to go public with every allegation, but this is no way to seriously deal with sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace.  There has to be a fair system in place in workplaces, so that both the accuser and the accused have their rights protected.  Businesses reacting to a media generated public-smearing campaign,  run by a vicious mob, is no way to oust people from their jobs.  In Congress the procedure to remove House members and senators is expulsion. With the President,the procedure to remove him from office is impeachment.

I am all in on everyone following The Constitution.

Men and women are very different and being a woman, I know how catty packs of self-important liberal women operate.  This will be interesting to watch those liberal shrews like Gillibrand trying to force male Dems to submit to her ever-evolving rules, to manipulate the rule of law.  The goal is to oust Trump.  In this process these women set-up, where all women must be believed and these Nasty Women are urging women to speak out, this will be amazing to watch it descend into chaos.

For Trump followers, all along I said Trump is a total fraud and he is, but he was duly elected, so unless there’s some cause to impeach him I remain committed to following the law.  I don’t believe in working to make sure anyone fails at their job, so I hope he buckles down and does the job.  He’s had some wins too.  I wish he would quit tweeting and quit the scorched earth, but truthfully the #Resist would probably destroy him if he did that.  This is like BushDerangementSyndrome on crack.  The scorched earth information war is bad for America and it’s tearing our country apart.

Oh, what I was really getting to here, but drifted, was Trump is a total fraud.  The reason he lashes out at Scarborough and so many others like Zucker at CNN, is because this was his crowd of friends and he feels like they betrayed him.  The Daily Mail ran this story about a 2008 NBC roast of  Matt Lauer: Former NBC exec Jeff Zucker who had ‘never heard about of Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct’ joked about him masturbating and ‘rolled with laughter’ about the ‘C**k of the Rock’s’ sexcapades at explicit 2008 roast

This was Trump’s crowd of friends.  Buried about halfway into this article was:

“It is not known which other NBC executives attended. President Donald Trump, who relished Lauer’s firing last week and declared NBC and Comcast ‘fake news’, was also there.”

I mentioned this line on a Byron York tweet last night and today the Daily Mail appears to have edited out this Trump line, but the attacks on Zucker and Scarborough are still up.  CNN deceptively edited the Trump feeding the koi video recently to make Trump look bad.  ABC botched the Flynn announcement and so it goes.  Then the media sits on their perch preaching about how terrible it is that people doubt the media and that Trump trashes the free media.  Trump decided to play the same scorched earth game that the Left and mainstream media have played for decades.  Trump has some media playing this vile game too.

Despite all that, I hope that Republicans in Congress do their own #Resist and resist the Left’s games to subvert The Constitution under the guise of standing up for women.  And #Resist Trump’s efforts to use a spin effort to gin up effort to subvert the rule of law by shutting down the Mueller investigation.

Everyone needs to work diligently to protect and defend The Constitution.

And now to crafting news.  Above is a photo of these neat little paper bag junk journals I started making, after seeing a YouTube tutorial. Still working on plastic canvas tissue box covers too.

Staying busy.

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A long, hard road ahead for America.

This morning President Trump was tweeting hard and heavy, from resurrecting a conspiracy theory about the death of a Joe Scarborough aide years ago to three retweets of anti-Muslim videos from a British  the leader, Jayda Fransen, who heads a neo-fascist group, Britain First.

The mainstream media and Left jumped into full-throated denunciations and some are calling for Trump’s impeachment … again.

I’ve had the same concerns about Trump’s use of his private cell phone and private Twitter account from the beginning.  The first concern is who controls Trump’s Twitter feed?  Is it some benign algorithm or do human hands tweak his feed?   The entire world knows how easily Trump can be baited and manipulated.  This makes him a target for manipulation by both his confidantes, partisan enemies and America’s adversaries.

Trump follows only 45 people on Twitter.  It has been reported that he does not use email or a computer and his aides print out emails and news articles for him to read.  Did someone send him these tweets to retweet?  Most of his news he seems to get from TV.  This makes me wonder how he came across THREE Jayda Fransen tweets to retweet?

It just seems very odd to me.  The media jumped quickly in with stories about Dems insisting Trump needs to be impeached by Christmas and there are pile-on stories questioning his mental state, reporters blabbing on that he is delusional and stating that recently Trump is questioning the authenticity of the Access Hollywood tape.

President Trump is totally unfit to carry out the duties of President in any way most Americans expect the office to be run.  However, he was duly elected and millions of Americans still support him.  And then there are millions of other Americans who have been working tirelessly to get him impeached even before he was inaugurated.  A vast amount of money and effort, much of it  shouldered by “journalists” and pundits in the media has been expended to #Resist, which really is an effort to take down Trump, by any means necessary.

I follow timelines and something odd happened on Twitter a couple of days ago, on Monday.   Keith Olbermann announced he is shutting down his #Resist Twitter effort, which has been relentless.  The Hill reported:

“The former ESPN, MSNBC, Current TV and Fox Sports host said he was “confident” President Trump’s presidency would end soon, thereby making it the “correct moment” to exit from making further political commentary.

“I am confident now even more so than I have been throughout the last year that this nightmare presidency of Donald John Trump will end prematurely and end soon, and I am thus also confident that this is the correct moment to end this series of commentaries,” Olbermann said, adding that Trump will either be removed from office or forced to resign by his own party sometime in the next 13 months.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/362068-keith-olbermann-i-am-retiring-from-political-commentary

As soon as I saw Olbermann’s statement, I believed there was a new massive scorched earth attack from the #Resist bigwigs brewing.  His statement sounds like he is confident the plans are in the works.

I don’t know whether far-right Trump loyalists sent Trump those Fransen tweets, which is possible, but if not them, then how on earth did THREE of Fransen’s tweets show up on Trump’s Twitter feed?

Of course, in the end Trump chose to retweet those tweets.  The national security implications just thinking that a President relies on unvetted Twitter droppings and FOX News punditry over vetted intelligence should give every American pause.

If Trump ends up impeached, the #Resist effort has so poisoned the well, that millions of Trump supporters will believe it was a coup.  And, the Left’s  orchestrated antics to take down Trump, no matter what, provide a mountain of evidence to bolster that belief.

The scorched earth mentality  corrupts the moral fiber of many Trump supporters, just like the scorched earth mentality corrupted the moral fiber of many Clinton supporters.  The followers buy into believing the endless morally bankrupt drivel political pundits package and sell.  Conservatives used to point out these corrupt excuses, but in the era of Trump, many former conservative pundits (and even some Evangelical leaders) now sell Trumpian beliefs.  Yesterday, I read the most pathetic piece by D.C. McAllister, at The Federalist,  selling voting for Roy Moore is okay, because God often picks bad people to do his good works.  She cited Scripture to promote voting for a morally reprehensible candidate, as doing God’s will.   Her piece is on par with much of the brain trust in the Trump camp, many of whom spent decades preaching Christian values and the importance of character.  Now, it’s “In Trump We Trust”, and is as entrenched a cult of personality as the Left’s.

Before the election last year, I wrote a post stating that I believed no matter who won the election, America was on the road to a constitutional crisis.    America’s 2016 corruption reached epic proportions, with two candidates fully committed to running scorched earth information warfare. The level of wholesale public corruption, where vast sums of money went into scorched earth information warfare and this any means necessary mind-set led to the GOP insurgency.  We had two totally corrupt narcissists, willing to do and say anything to win.  America’s constitutional institutions remain under attack constantly, by both Trump and the #Resist movement.  Trump is not the only one undermining American institutions.  The #Resist tried to sell ditching the electoral college, questioned the legitimacy of the election,  and have run a constant effort to impeach Trump.  That Trump dossier leads back to the Clintons too.

The spin cycles are spinning out of control.

The entire spectacle is  a national disgrace and a national embarrassment.  Even worse, it’s getting impossible to even know which information to believe.  Many journalists were happily praising the Washington Post for catching James O’Keefe’s effort to pedal a fake Roy Moore accusation to a Washington Post reporter and yes, it’s good the reporter vetted the story, but that in no way atones for the many Trump stories, hard news journalists have tweeted or retweeted without vetting first.

How many chances do you give a news organization for getting the story wrong or watching their journalists retweet stories without fact-checking, before you decide they have lost their credibility?  In February 2017 a racist ad that was purported to be a Fred Trump political ad was widely circulated on Twitter.  Glenn Kessler, at the Washington Post, retweeted that fake video too, as did many journalists that day.  He is the Washington Post fact-checker.  Trump isn’t the only one instigating tweet storms, with dubious or false information.  The so-called hard news journalists do it too.  Often their tweets get thousands of retweets, while their corrections get very few.

At some point our institutions will fracture and begin to tear apart from this endless scorched earth information warfare and the rampant public corruption it feeds.  The fraying social fabric shows signs of tearing apart and  at some point our country will fracture into seething factions.   How fast our country fractures depends on whether anything emerges from this burning wreckage to pull our country together.

Trump being impeached or forced to resign will only deepen the divides, but that sure seems more likely every day.

It’s a long, hard road ahead for America.

 

 

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The Reckoning is upon us

Feminists are on the warpath… again.  They are demanding a “reckoning”, to guarantee  women’s safety and equality in the workplace.  What they want are more “protections” that meet with the stamp of approval from feminist mouthpieces and the social engineers, many of whom were architects of the current “no sexual rules/no judgment” ethos that led to the present state.

Listening to the feminist punditry, where the total historical illiteracy about how we arrived in the current cultural cesspool, amazes me.  The shrieking about “equality” completely misses the point.  They are angry that so many men, even those who spout feminist dogma and support feminist political policies,  treat women disrespectfully and like sex toys.  Many of these feminist mouthpieces spent decades preaching against chivalrous male behavior, against sexual constraints and most especially against judging any sexual behavior as wrong.  Now, they want men to behave like gentlemen and to treat them as “equals”.

Men and women aren’t “equal”, they are very different, especially when it comes to impulse control and sex.  That is reality.  Many social engineers on the Left have been intent on defying  human nature and creating imaginary human beings that don’t exist.  Their social experiments leave many hurt and confused people in their wake, but just like all utopians, they march ever onward, believing their ideology just hasn’t been tried right yet.

The reality is people are sinful – that is our nature.  People function best with clear rules and guidelines.  Take away all the rules, especially on sexual conduct, debauchery,  and sexual deviancy, and the debasement of society is guaranteed.  It isn’t enlightening or liberating to promote a “do whatever you feel like doing” culture, it’s a recipe for societal suicide.

In the late 90s, I purchased a book, Simple Social Graces: The Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living, written by Linda S. Lichter.  I expected a book about things like proper table settings and formal etiquette, but this book was a sociological study of  the gradual decline of Victorian culture and a rise of  our “let it all hang out” culture.  In the introduction Lichter wrote:

“Our century has slammed this code as elitist and divisive.  Wrong on both counts.  I will show why common courtesy, like common currency, was vital to establishing a strong sense of community and preventing chaos in the ethnically diverse Victorian world.  Ironically, our politically correct prescription not only fragments the nation, it is elitist — the alleged Victorian sin.  PC practices and politics are the exclusive province of certain victimized groups, whereas the commonness of courtesy makes it all-inclusive.  Civility was once considered everyone’s civil right.”

Page 2, Simple Social Graces: The Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living, by Linda S. Lichter.

Lichter covered a lot of ground in this book explaining Victorian health practices, manners, romance, dating, male/female relationships, child rearing, and the pervasive belief in showing respect for others in all aspects of life.  She delved into the underlying cultural beliefs that permeated Victorian society, which often is misunderstood as repressive prudery, but really in the chapter, The Benevolence of Manners, Lichter points out the shift in priorities, noting that etiquette books were widely popular in the nineteenth century and pornography was sold under the counter, while now even the children’s book section has plenty of books about sex and barely any teaching manners.  Lichter suggested:

“Because good manners was the main Victorian route to self-improvement, the manners in these books had the force of law –and more.  “For instance the law cannot punish a man for habitually staring at people in an insolent and annoying manner,” said one self-proclaimed Guide to True Politeness published in 1866, “but etiquette can banish such an offender from the circles of good society, and fix upon him the brand of vulgarity.”  The recovery of civility depends upon reviving the stigma once attached to vulgarity and ranking it as high as “sexist” or “racist” in the scale of social and professional taboos.”

page 75,  Simple Social Graces: The Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living, by Linda S. Lichter.

The cultural shifts away from Victorian values,  where building character and civic responsibility reigned supreme, evolved into the modern cult of devotion to self-indulgence in the early 1900s, long before the 1960s sexual revolution.  The 60s cultural revolution supplanted all cultural restraints with an ethos of mindless self-gratification, as the highest aspiration in life.

Teaching moral values became controversial since the 1960s and judging certain behaviors, especially sexual behavior, came under attack from the new social arbiters, modern feminists.   The decades since the 1960s have been fraught with clashes between conservative Christians, those retrograde clingers to more traditional moral values,  and the popular liberal culture dominated by feminists, Hollywood, and leftist American academia.

Leaders on the Left have been forever organizing to protest, march, sit-in and screech about change, always focused on more legislation to propel their social engineering, so don’t expect any guidance from them on morality.

Numerous  small insurgencies against the pervasive American popular society, dominated by the 60s social architects, gained sizable followings.  Most of those cultural insurgencies centered on charlatans in the political Right, preaching “family values” or Tea Party champions like Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck.  These movements centered on the personalities of these leaders and were geared toward these leaders shamelessly hawking merchandise, books and using endless gimmicks to make a lot of money.  Even the Evangelical movement in America is dominated by a cult of personality, with their mega-churches, political groups, and television stardom being more important than preaching about moral values or leading by example.

In 2016, America elected a leader who has made vulgarity his “winning” brand.  Droves of these moralizers from America’s morality movement gleefully boarded the Trump train without reservation, tossing their morals out the window in favor of politically expedient binary-thinking.  The Trump Make America Great Again cult  believes that supporting Trump is more important than morals or principles.  They believe that Trump is America’s last best hope and are fully committed to “In Trump We Trust”, no matter what.

When you think the American cultural morass can’t get any worse, this latest “national conversation” on  sexual harassment and sexual assault has moved the bar even lower.  The extreme partisanship, thriving on morally corrosive binary-thinking, has pushed partisans to a point of complete abdication of ethical standards.  In recent days, there are evangelical pastors willing to champion a man in his thirties accused of molesting a 14 year-old girl.  Some of these pastors have not only stated they don’t believe the accusations against Moore, but have expressed the belief that even if Moore had molested a young girl, it doesn’t matter.  One pastor stated that some 14 year olds look 20, so if Moore had molested her, it was her own fault.  The governor of Alabama, a woman, has come out and said she believes the women’s allegations against Moore, but she will still vote for him, because of getting judges confirmed in the Senate.  On the Left, there are feminists already crafting updated “one free grope” talking points, to rationalize keeping Democrats accused of sexual assault in office, because although their behavior is bad, these politicians “support” feminist issues.

So, basically, on both sides, who cares about character or morality, it’s the partisan political issues that supersede all other considerations.

Sadly, the problems of racism and sexism appear to be growing and millions of  Americans, on the left and right, celebrate the most vulgar, sexually provocative behavior and gleefully react like rabid sports fans over every media sensationalized political controversy.  In this media-driven reality TV political environment everything in America is now a scorched earth partisan political sideshow.

We have no common values or shared beliefs anymore.  Only more scorched earth attacks trying to expose and destroy as many of the opposing partisans as possible and always more Tweet storms.

Millions of partisans on both  sides believed the 2016 election was a binary choice for America.  They believed that America’s very survival depended on either Hillary or Trump, because, God forbid, the one they opposed  would assuredly lead America to ruin.

America is about much larger ideals and beliefs than any one person.

Here’s the truth, if America’s future ever depends on one person to save it; we are doomed!

America depends on “we the people” committed to supporting  and defending The Constitution.  One person can’t save America or destroy it, but all of us can work to find some common ground, some common ideals, some common aspirations.

In the end, America’s future depends on what we believe.  Hopefully, we can find our way beyond cults of personality and rabid partisan politics to retrace our steps and find our way toward believing in values and principles larger than Republican or Democrat partisan politics.

Perhaps we can find our way toward believing in being good citizens again.  Here again, Lichter’s book on “simple social graces” explained:

“What were the nuts and bolts of the remarkable code that sustained the lawfulness and civility we associate with the Victorian era?  It had a broad and inclusive religious foundation that was a far cry from Bible-thumping moralism.  It stressed hard work, frugality, sobriety, honesty, civic responsibility, sexual decency, good deeds, self-restraint and self-sacrifice.”

page 8, Simple Social Graces: The Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living, by Linda S. Lichter.

Even a few sips of that Victorian tea would be truly refreshing…

 

 

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A “nuclear” scorched earth information war

Yesterday, Senator Al Franken was exposed, with a photo of him groping the breasts of a fellow USO performer, while she slept.  The media went crazy, Franken apologized, but there’s now an ethics investigation in the works to investigate this matter.   A day later, some #Resist feminists are seething, because the woman, Leeann Tweeden,  is a big Trump supporter and has sexually-provocative photos on her facebook page, including when she posed for Playboy.  In interviews yesterday, she wore glasses and dressed modestly.

By yesterday evening, tweets were circulating among journalists that Roger Stone tweeted in the early morning hours that Franken was next up for exposure for “grabby” behavior.  Then later in the morning Tweeden’s story came out.

The “Me Too” feminist rallying cry, urging women to speak out about sexual harassment and assault,  is heading toward where the Left’s “fake news” is now.  Trump’s sleaze master, Roger Stone, is going to hijack the phrase and use it as a weapon of mass destruction against the media and Left.  Trump is already onboard with this plan, gleefully tweeting about Franken last night.  Trump will begin to be the new ringmaster railing against the Left’s sexual abusers and showcasing their “Me Too” offenders….  This is going to get very ugly, very fast.

The #Resist feminists are crying foul, raging that this Franken story is all a setup.  And it sure looks like it.  The Moore story was a setup too, because the Washington Post has expended a lot of energy and effort to turn over every stone in Moore’s life.  This morning Moore’s wife was railing that the Washington Post has come down there and talked to every person they have ever known.  Journalists were tweeting about how this is “journalism” and how it’s done.

It’s journalism in the vein of what used to be called “tabloid  journalism”.  If you only seek negative information about a person and exclude all positive information, that’s really just character assassination and that’s where American journalism is in the era of #Resist to take down Trump by any means necessary and Trump’s war against the media and Left.

The “Me Too” campaign is now going to become a “nuclear” scorched earth information war.    Where America will be when this war is over is hard to tell, but I feel confident in predicting it won’t be “great”.

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“Please take me home.”

Roy Moore disgusted me long before his creepy chasing after young girls became known.   As a judge he was impeached twice for refusing to obey the law.  I don’t care what law you disagree with, if you have sworn to uphold the law and you don’t agree with the law, your options are uphold the law or resign.  You don’t get to be a committee of ONE making the law.  That sort of arrogance in judges has always offended me.  And when they try to use their bench as a political rallying tool, that also offends me.  I am fine if a judge resigns in protest over a law, then becomes active in politics to try to change the law.

Now, onto the allegations about Roy Moore chasing young girls.  Well, here again, I have strong feelings about creepy older men chasing young girls.  When I was 13 years old, I had already started babysitting.   A distant female relative of my mother’s had two young children and called to ask me to babysit.  The first time I babysat for them was no problem.  This relative was a great housekeeper, excellent cook and a very nice lady.  She had two very adorable kids.  The second time, she was upstairs trying to deal with the younger child, who wasn’t feeling well, which left me downstairs with her husband and young son.  Her husband sat down near me and started chatting.  He asked me about school, my hobbies, etc.  I was a little uncomfortable with his interest and I was glad when his wife came downstairs and they left to go out.

When they got home, the younger child was awake and fussing.  She had been fussing a lot and still not feeling well.  The husband offered to drive me home, so his wife could take care of their daughter.  We lived out in the country and it was a 10 mile drive to get home.  A couple of miles into the drive, this man started telling me how pretty I am.  He asked if I had started dating.  He told me how mature I am.  Then he asked if I would let him kiss me if he stopped the car.  I just kept saying, “Please take me home.”  I had my hand on the door handle and I kept wondering if I could jump out the car and run fast enough to get away from him, if he stopped the car.

That was the longest, most frightening 10 miles.  When he pulled into my driveway, he leaned over and he said, “You’re not going to say anything, right?”  I felt so intimidated and I agreed that I wouldn’t say anything.  I jumped out of the car and rushed into my house.   My mother was waiting up for me and she took one look at me and asked me what was wrong.  I blurted out the whole story and started crying.  I told her how scared I had been.  She told me that I was never babysitting for them again and she told me my Pop would deal with him.

I never asked what my Pop said to that man, but that man gave me dirty looks every time he saw me in public, even years later, but he never came near me again.

Men like this don’t just prey on one girl.  They prey on many young girls.  That same man made passes at my cousin,  when she was a teenager working at a local diner.  He began following her, when she first started driving.  I don’t know if my uncle said something to him or not.

Why didn’t these women come forward with their allegations against Moore long ago?  For many reasons, but the main one is if the man has money and power, these women knew they would be publicly trashed, which is happening to the women who came forward now.  And often victims go through a lot of self-doubts, wondering if something they did encouraged the sexual predator.  I wondered if something I had said “encouraged” this creepy older man.  Luckily for me, my parents did not doubt me at all.  Lots of other victims aren’t as lucky as I was.

In a small town, a lot of people know about Roy Moore’s creepy chasing after young girls, just like a lot of people knew about the creepy guy who hit on me, at 13.  Just because no one went public with the stories for so long isn’t odd at all, that’s how small towns operate.  I wouldn’t be surprised if most of Moore’s victims were from poor families, because a lot of creepy men prey on young, poor, “white trash” girls.   He was already a hotshot lawyer in his 30s and they were powerless nobodies.

Been there, more than once in my life with men like Moore, men who have all the power. It’s terrible to feel completely powerless.  However,  I sure don’t want to jump on the “me too” bandwagon, that feminists are driving.  They will rant and demand more laws and “legal protections” for women, which won’t do anything to solve the problem.

The most egregious sexual misconduct already is covered by laws.  The conduct that isn’t “criminal” needs to be dealt with by cultural mores and those were shredded and burned, along with the bras, during the 60s & 70s sexual revolution.  We are still dealing with the smoldering wreckage from that movement.

The problem is men need to be taught to be gentlemen and women need to be taught to be ladies.  We don’t need more laws, we need more people who believe in treating everyone with respect.  All the “free love” feminist dogma from the 60s has harmed many women, a great deal.  It has harmed many men too, but it has left way too many men on the prowl, believing in the Hugh Hefner lifestyle.  Teaching people to have a bit of restraint and decency in their sex lives would be a good thing too, but this “me too” feminist screeching won’t teach any of that.

These angry women are on the war path against the evil, male patriarchy again.  More laws won’t protect women from creepy men.  Gentlemen will.  I’ve said it before, the world desperately needs more noble, strong men to keep all of us safe.  Those type of men are: GENTLEMEN.

Feminists keep trying to kill them off.

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Mutually Assured Destruction

“In the nuclear age, the revised maxim might well be amplified — but not, as might be expected, by inserting the word ‘nuclear’. For if the nuclear power now available were unleashed and not merely maintained as a deterrent, its use would mean ‘chaos’ not ‘war’, since war is organised action, which could not be continued in a state of chaos. The nuclear deterrent, however, does not apply and cannot be applied to the deterrence of subtler forms of aggression. Through its unsuitability for the purpose it tends to stimulate and encourage them. The necessary maxim is now ‘If you wish for peace, understand war — particularly the guerrilla and subversive forms of war.”

page 361, Chapter on Guerrilla Warfare of Strategy, written by B.H. Liddell Hart, Copyright Faber & Faber, Ltd. London, England 1954, 1967

President Trump loves the military…

He wants his followers to know he is a fighter.

His political operatives touted him as the GOP Insurgent.

He won the 2016 scorched earth information war and defeated not only Hillary Clinton, but many in the mainstream media, who were colluding with her to try to destroy Trump with damaging stories. The Russians actively participated in America’s 2016 information war too.

This week is a typical “squirmish” in America’s endless scorched earth  information war.  These skirmishes consist of the media and Trump engaged in short-lived, emotionally intense battles for control of the 24/7 news cycle.  Both sides go “nuclear”, without any concerns about collateral damage or fallout, because after all, this is a war of words and no one is literally dying, right?

This week’s Trump sideshow is a typical Trump diversion.  He wasn’t man enough to just admit he hadn’t called the families of these recently fallen soldiers, so he turned the question into an attack on President Obama and other recent presidents.  He is the ultimate Mr. Whataboutism.  He will never admit to any weakness or mistake.

President Trump lies, as often and as outrageously as necessary, until he provokes his opponents to overreact.  His lies are “attacks” – they are his weapons and he uses them ruthlessly.  Once his opponents overreact, he will pick apart their statements looking for untruths or bits and pieces he can manipulate to discredit them.  He will lob his “alternative facts”, wrap himself in the American flag and borrow the honor of  “the generals” to sway his followers to remain loyal.

This week’s “squirmish” is just a slight plot change from Trump’s 2016 vet fundraiser.

Trump’s vet fundraiser, January 28. 2016 was a Trumper tantrum retaliation against FOX News and Megyn Kelly.  Trump claimed his fundraiser raised over 6 million dollars and he personally pledged a million dollar donation.

In February 2016, a Weekly Standard reporter contacted the Trump Foundation for information on the fundraiser:

“On Thursday, I contacted the Donald J. Trump Foundation by email with a few questions about how the $6 million had been or was being disbursed. Five minutes later, I received a phone call from Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s presidential campaign manager. Lewandowski said a list of the recipients had been made public and that more recipients were being added all the time. How much had those recipients received? Lewandowski couldn’t, or wouldn’t, say. As a non-profit organization, he said, the Trump Foundation would release all the required details of its disbursements at the end of the fiscal year. To find out before then, he said, I’d have to contact the recipients themselves.

“The list is publicly available,” he said. “You can do your homework and ask the veterans’ organizations.”

Why wouldn’t the Trump Foundation want to publicize how much it had donated? (Especially given the fact that in recent years, Trump’s charity organization had given more money to the Clinton Foundation than to veterans.) And why, when asking about the Foundation’s disbursements, had a representative of the campaign called? With no other options, however, I took Lewandowki’s advice.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/some-vet-groups-still-waiting-for-trump-foundation-checks/article/2001154

Months later reporters began asking more questions about which vet charities received that money and if Trump had made good on his million dollar pledge.  On May 28, 2016,Trump staged a big show where he attacked the media and had his million dollar check for a vet charity:

  “As recently as last week, Trump’s campaign manager had insisted that the mogul had already given that money away. But that was false: Trump had not.

In recent days, The Washington Post and other media outlets had pressed Trump and his campaign for details about how much the fundraiser had actually raised and whether Trump had given his portion.

The candidate refused to provide details. On Monday, a Post reporter used Twitter — Trump’s preferred social-media platform — to search publicly for any veterans groups that had received Trump’s money.”

Later Monday evening, Trump called the home of James K. Kallstrom, a former FBI official who is chairman of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. The charity aids families of fallen Marines and federal law enforcement officers.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/05/24/four-months-later-donald-trump-says-he-gave-1-million-to-veterans-group/?utm_term=.471cc9ad77be

Trump was the one who politicized his vet fundraiser, in fact, the entire fundraiser was a political stunt.  Just like in previous “skirmishes” Trump goes nuclear with his war of words, but the media and Left go nuclear too.

On Monday, a reporter asked President Trump why he hadn’t commented on the recent deaths of American soldiers in Niger.

President Trump hadn’t called the families of those fallen soldiers, but instead of saying that, he attacked President Obama and other presidents:

“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls — a lot of them didn’t make calls — I like to make calls when it’s appropriate,” Trump said at a news conference in the Rose Garden when asked about why he had not addressed the recent deaths of American troops in Niger.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-s-false-claim-about-obama-fallen-soldiers-n811206

The media and former Obama officials immediately countered Trump’s assertion and General Dempsey, who has tried to remain apolitical, also countered Trump’s assertion.

President Trump then inserted General Kelly and “generals” into the controversy, telling reporters to ask them if President Obama had called the families of fallen soldiers.  General Kelly’s son was killed in action.

At this point, the “facts” seem to indicate that President Obama did not call General Kelly when his son was killed in action.  However, at an event honoring Gold Star families, the Kellys sat at the table with First Lady, Michelle Obama, six months after the death of Kelly’s son.

President Trump then called the families of the recently fallen soldiers.  A Democratic congresswoman, who is a Trump hater heard the call.  She claims President Trump disrespected the grieving family.  There are also reports of a previous Gold Star family, whom Trump had called in June and promised them that he would personally send a check of $25,000 to them.  He never sent the check, until yesterday, after the media started asking about it.

This week’s squirmish follows the same script as his million dollar vet fundraiser boast.

The battle lines are now drawn and it is President Trump who politicized the deaths of fallen soldiers.  He is the one who refused to answer a simple question honestly on Monday.  He had not called the families of those 4 fallen soldiers, who died on October 4th, but rather than admit that, he lashed out about President Obama and other presidents not calling grieving Gold Star families.  He is also the one who interjected General Kelly into this issue and now he and the White House are borrowing on General Kelly’s honor to try and do damage control.

That is the truth.

The media and Left, smelling blood, went nuclear, digging up “facts” to not only counter Trump, but to try and turn this issue into an “impeachable offense” and destroy him.

The truth is President Trump uses the military as stage props, beginning with his “squirmish” with FOX News over Megyn Kelly’s “unfair” debate question in August of 2015, which he whined about for 8 long months.  That question was not “unfair”.  It was a question about how Trump treats women.  Trump and his media friends waged an all out attack on Megyn Kelly and Trump called Roger Ailes, trying to get Kelly removed as debate moderator.

He was trying to use his influence to damage the career of a news analyst.

Ailes refused to remove Megyn Kelly, so Trump boycotted that debate and orchestrated a “vet fundraiser”  to try and draw viewers away from watching that GOP primary debate.  He was USING the U.S. military as stage props to make himself look patriotic.

It looks like President Trump used information, that General Kelly confided in him, as a nuclear blast against President Obama, to score some cheap points in this latest squirmish. He betrayed the trust of one of his generals. It appears that President Obama had not called General Kelly when Kelly’s son died and I hope that President Obama can be a bigger man than President Trump and call General Kelly .  Apologize for the oversight, because it does appear that General Kelly was hurt by not receiving a call from his commander-in-chief.

In a few days this latest controversy will be eclipsed by another info war “skirmish”.  In fact, the Trump operatives are already launching another nuclear info war attack to discredit Robert Mueller.  President Trump was tweeting this morning, lashing out at the FBI, accusing them of colluding with the Russians.  Another diversionary tactic, but he is always “winning” the 24/7 news cycle with these nuclear blasts.  He totally eclipses everything, even the sun…

The collateral damage from scorched earth information warfare isn’t dead bodies, it’s America’s heart and soul.  The very fibers of our national character get stretched and torn a little more with each, almost daily, “squirmish” and the indiscriminate flame-throwing leaves America a toxic nuclear wasteland of angry, seething people, who hate and distrust each other.

President Trump possesses a unique gift for dividing people and playing people against each other. He is now using “the generals” in his vicious scorched earth information war.

Scorched earth information warfare’s only outcome can be the destruction of America’s national character.

And Chaos.

There are no winners.

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