Friday, November 17, 2017

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned

These Democrats throwing Bill Clinton under the bus are such hypocrites.

DEMOCRAT Kirsten Gillibrand now believes Clinton should have resigned following the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The only reason she and other Leftists are abandoning Clinton is because they're setting the stage to attack Trump.

Gillibrand makes the absurd claim that "things have changed" since Clinton's actions came to light.

From the Daily Beast:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned after the Monica Lewinsky affair. “Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction,” Gillibrand told The New York Times in an interview. “And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him.”
That's ridiculous.

Clinton has been assaulting women and trashing them for DECADES. When Clinton was president, decent people concluded his abuse of women was inexcusable. Sexual assault is a horrific thing. That's nothing new. Good grief!

Are we really supposed to accept that something has changed since Gillibrand spoke so highly of Bill Clinton?

These Democrats completely dismissed Clinton's accusers in the 90s as well as during the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton played an important role in degrading his accusers.

War on Women - give me a break!

History cannot be rewritten.

Gillibrand and her cohorts are a disgrace.

Ted Kennedy's War on Women

It's time to come to terms with Ted Kennedy and his crimes, his War on Women.

After an accident in July 1969, Ted Kennedy allowed 27-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne to die of suffocation in a submerged car. He escaped the vehicle. It took hours for her to die. Kennedy left this young woman to die rather than report the accident.

FLASHBACK, from March 31, 2015:

Yesterday, Ted Kennedy was celebrated.

From CNN:

President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded.

Speaking at the Boston waterfront site of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Obama claimed too many current-day senators arrive in Washington only to be corrupted by private interests and campaign money.

...The institute was dedicated at a moment when public opinion of Congress has sunk to new depths; organizers hope the museum will teach visiting students how the Senate works, thereby stoking interest in government and civics.

Obama said Monday the lessons imparted by the museum could also teach the men and women serving in the real Senate chamber in Washington — some of whom he said were governing out of fear, rather than a desire to advance the country's interests.

"What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we worked to follow his example a little bit harder?" he said.
I wonder how Mary Jo Kopechne's family feels about this.

Was she mentioned at the dedication?

Mary Jo Kopechne, 1962 college yearbook photo

[Ted] Kennedy's family legacy seemed to assure him a competitive candidacy for the presidency -- but for a fatal mistake on July 18, 1969. Following a dutiful appreciation party for the "boiler room girls" who had worked on his brother Robert's campaign, Kennedy drove his car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts. Although Kennedy managed to escape, his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. Furthermore, Kennedy did not report the incident immediately. Later, he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. Chappaquiddick seemed to quash Kennedy's presidential prospects.

This is an extremely sanitized version of the story. There are many resources available that go into much more detail.

Here is Kennedy's explanation of what happened:

Edward M. Kennedy: "Chappaquiddick"

Broadcast nationally from Joseph P. Kennedy's home on 25 July 1969

My fellow citizens:

I have requested this opportunity to talk to the people of Massachusetts about the tragedy which happened last Friday evening. This morning I entered a plea of guilty to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Prior to my appearance in court it would have been improper for me to comment on these matters. But tonight I am free to tell you what happened and to say what it means to me.

On the weekend of July 18, I was on Martha's Vineyard Island participating with my nephew, Joe Kennedy -- as for thirty years my family has participated -- in the annual Edgartown Sailing Regatta. Only reasons of health prevented my wife from accompanying me.

On Chappaquiddick Island, off Martha's Vineyard, I attended, on Friday evening, July 18, a cook-out, I had encouraged and helped sponsor for devoted group of Kennedy campaign secretaries. When I left the party, around 11:15 P.M., I was accompanied by one of these girls, Miss Mary Jo Kopechne. Mary J was one of the most devoted members of the staff of Senator Robert Kennedy. She worked for him for four years and was broken up over his death. For this reason, and because she was such a gentle, kind, and idealistic person, all of us tried to help her feel that she still had a home with the Kennedy family.

There is not truth, not truth whatever, to the widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct that have been leveled at my behavior and hers regarding that evening. There has never been a private relationship between us of any kind. I know of nothing in Mary Jo's conduct on that or nay other occasion -- the same is true of the other girls at that party -- that would lend any substance to such ugly speculation about their character.

Nor was I driving under the influence of liquor.

Little over one mile away, the car that I was driving on the unlit road went of a narrow bridge which had no guard rails and was built on a left angle to the road. The car overturned in a deep pond and immediately filled with water. I remember thinking as the cold water rushed in around my head that I was for certain drowning. Then water entered my lungs and I actual felt the sensation of drowning. But somehow I struggled to the surface alive.

I made immediate and repeated efforts to save Mary Jo be diving into strong and murky current, but succeeded only in increasing my state of utter exhaustion and alarm. My conduct and conversations during the next several hours, to the extent that I can remember them, make no sense to me at all.

Although my doctors informed me that I suffered a cerebral concussion, as well as shock, I do not seek to escape responsibility for my actions by placing the blame either in the physical, emotional trauma brought on by the accident, or on anyone else. I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the policy immediately.

Instead of looking directly for a telephone after lying exhausted in the grass for an undetermined time, I walked back to the cottage where the party was being held and requested the help of two friends, my cousin, Joseph Gargan and Phil Markham, and directed them to return immediately to the scene with me -- this was sometime after midnight -- in order to undertake a new effort to dive down and locate Miss Kopechne. Their strenuous efforts, undertaken at some risk to their own lives also proved futile.

All kinds of scrambled thoughts -- all of them confused, some of them irrational, many of them which I cannot recall, and some of which I would not have seriously entertained under normal circumstances -- went through my mind during this period. They were reflected in the various inexplicable, inconsistent, and inconclusive things I said and did, including such questions as whether the girl might still be alive somewhere out of that immediate area, whether some awful curse did actually hang over all the Kennedys, whether there was some justifiable reason for me to doubt what has happened and to delay my report, whether somehow the awful weight of this incredible incident might, in some way, pass from my shoulders. I was overcome, I'm frank to say, by a jumble of emotions, grief, fear, doubt, exhaustion, panic, confusion and shock.

Instructing Gargan and Markham not to alarm Mary Jo's friends that night, I had them take me to the ferry crossing. The ferry having shut down for the night, I suddenly jumped into the water and impulsively swam across, nearly drowning once again in the effort, and returned to my hotel about 2 A.M. and collapsed in my room.

I remember going out at one point and saying something to the room clerk.

In the morning, with my mind somewhat more lucid, I made an effort to call a family legal advisor, Burke Marshall, from a public telephone on the Chappaquiddick side of the ferry and belatedly reported the accident to the Martha's Vineyard police.

Today, as I mentioned, I felt morally obligated to plead guilty to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. No words on my part can possibly express the terrible pain and suffering I feel over this tragic incident. This last week has been an agonizing one for me and for the members of my family, and the grief we feel over the loss of a wonderful friend will remain with us the rest of our lives.

These events, the publicity, innuendo, and whispers which have surrounded them and my admission of guilt this morning raises the question in my mind of whether my standing among the people of my state has been so impaired that I should resign my seat in the United States Senate. If at any time the citizens of Massachusetts should lack confidence in their Senator's character or his ability, with or without justification, he could not in my opinion adequately perform his duty and should not continue in office.

The people of this State, the State which sent John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster, and Charles Sumner, and Henry Cabot Lodge, and John Kennedy to the United States Senate are entitled to representation in that body by men who inspire their utmost confidence. For this reason, I would understand full well why some might think it right for me to resign. For me this will be a difficult decision to make.

It has been seven years since my first election to the Senate. You and I share many memories -- some of them have been glorious, some have been very sad. The opportunity to work with you and serve Massachusetts has made my life worthwhile.

And so I ask you tonight, the people of Massachusetts, to think this through with me. In facing this decision, I seek your advice and opinion. In making it, I seek your prayers -- for this is a decision that I will have finally to make on my own.

It has been written a man does what he must in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles, and dangers, and pressures, and that is the basis of human morality. Whatever may be the sacrifices he faces, if he follows his conscience -- the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow man -- each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of the past courage cannot supply courage itself. For this, each man must look into his own soul.

I pray that I can have the courage to make the right decision. Whatever is decided and whatever the future holds for me, I hope that I shall have been able to put this most recent tragedy behind me and make some further contribution to our state and mankind, whether it be in public or private life.

Thank you and good night.

Here's an account of the scandal as relayed on PBS's American Experience, "The Kennedys":
Narrator: Friday, July 18, 1969. As the Apollo 11 crew approached the moon, fulfilling a goal set by John Kennedy, Edward Kennedy was in Massachusetts, fulfilling still another family obligation—attending a reunion party of young women who had worked for his brother Robert's last campaign. One of them was Mary Jo Kopechne. The party was held on Chappaquiddick Island, off Martha's Vineyard.

Late that evening, Kennedy left the party with Miss Kopechne. Sometime later, his car
plunged off a narrow wooden bridge. Kennedy managed to get out. His passenger did not. Yet, for 10 hours, he failed to report the accident. The car was discovered by two boys on an early morning fishing trip. Police were summoned and the young woman's body was recovered. The diver suspected she had not died immediately.

Kennedy aides helped the other party-goers leave the island hurriedly, without making
statements. On Saturday morning, Kennedy finally appeared before Police Chief Dominic
Arena and was allowed simply to leave a hastily handwritten statement and return to Hyannis Port.

5th reporter (archival): I mean, wasn't there some point—since someone was killed and he hadn't reported it for 10 hours—in actually questioning him a bit deeper?

Dominic Arena, Police Chief (archival): Right, well—well, to tell you the truth, at the time, I thought I would have been able to get back to him. When he left here, I, at the time, thought that he was going to consult his attorney and we would get further [information] from him.

Rita Dallas, Joseph P. Kennedy's Nurse: After Chappaquiddick, I can still see Eunice flying in the house. She took off her coat and threw it. She said, "Where's Teddy?" She said, "I want to talk to him." But there was rage and horror and anger, a lot of anger at not any particular person, not at Teddy, but, I really think, at fate.

Narrator: The Senator stayed behind the walls of the Kennedy compound. Friends, advisers and former speechwriters descended upon Hyannis Port to offer legal advice and propose ways to salvage the Senator's political future.

Midge Decter, political essayist: An army of Jack's loyalists and speech writers—that court that was still, to some extent, a court-in-exile and still dreaming of Washington—descended on Cape Cod to help him, advise him and to write this speech he gave.

Narrator: Just hours before going on television, Senator Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and received a two-month jail sentence—suspended. That night, Kennedy offered his version of what had happened, calling his own conduct "indefensible."

Edward M. Kennedy (archival): I would understand full well why some might think it right for me to resign. You and I share many memories. Some of them have been glorious, some have been very sad. The opportunity to work with you and serve Massachusetts has made my life worthwhile and so, I ask you tonight—the people of Massachusetts—to think this through with me.

Narrator: Massachusetts rallied to the last of the Kennedy brothers, but across the country, many found his explanations inadequate, his speech mawkish.

Hays Gorey, Time Magazine: Many of us in the press corps thought it reminded us of Nixon's "Checkers" speech. It did not ring true. It was highly political and intended, obviously, to save his political neck.

Pierre Salinger, White House Press Secretary: I think that Ted Kennedy was very badly advised, very badly advised by those who went to advise him. I mean, instead of putting it in the context of the future of his political life, they should have just put it in the context of what happened and had him deal with what happened in the most honest and open way possible.

Narrator: As the story of Chappaquiddick unfolded, Democratic leaders were meeting in Virginia to discuss the next presidential campaign.

Sen. Fred Harris, U.S. Senate 1964-73: Everybody knew - well, they thought—that Ted Kennedy would be the Democratic nominee for president in 1972. Right in the midst of that retreat came the terrible news of the tragedy at Chappaquiddick.

We stopped what we were doing. The issues were still there, but there was no question, from that moment on. Ted Kennedy would not be the Democratic nominee. The situation changed totally and we simply quit and went home.

Rita Dallas, Joseph P. Kennedy's Nurse: Teddy went upstairs and he said, "Dad, there was an accident." And he said, "There was a girl in the car," and he said, "She drowned." He said, "It was an accident."

And his father had his head forward, listening to Teddy and then, he dropped his head back. And Teddy sat down and he put his hands up to his face and he said, "I don't know, Dad, I don't know." But after that, I could see a deterioration in Mr. Kennedy.

Narrator: Joseph P. Kennedy, 81, refused nourishment and began to waste away. He died on November 18, 1969.
Senator Ed Markey called Ted Kennedy the "greatest senator of all time."

I do not agree with Markey's assessment.


Video from the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute:


Given Ted Kennedy's history, the lion of the War on Women, no building or institution or city street should be named in his honor.

It's an insult to every woman in the country.

Al Franken and Vicki McKenna

On her program Thursday, Vicki McKenna discussed her personal experience with Democrat Al Franken.

In 2003 or 2004, when Franken was promoting his book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, he called in "to pimp his book" on Vicki's show.

Vicki and Franken got into an argument. During their discussion, Franken said, "No, you stupid dyke." He said that to Vicki on the air. When she reacted to his words, Franken denied that he had said it. Vicki and her producer played the audio back, and Franken hung up. Franken called back and demanded to be put back on the air. They argued and he hung up again. Then, Franken called back a THIRD time. Vicki challenged him again, and again he hung up.


Franken is a piece of work.

Jimmy Fallon: Al Franken Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Thar's the big story. Radio host Leeann Tweeden came forward and said Senator Al Franken groped her without her consent, and she posted a photo as evidence. In fact, it's so bad Franken is already the front-runner for president in 2020.

Fallon did one joke about Franken that he turned against President Trump. Then, he went to Roy Moore jokes and more Trump bashing.

Jimmy Fallon: Sexual Harassment, Elected Officials Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Some shocking news, you guys. It just came out that as many as four elected officials have not been accused of sexual harassment.

Lou Reed: Perfect Day - 45 Years Ago

Forty-five years ago today, Lou Reed released the single "Perfect Day," a double A-side with "Walk on the Wild Side."

I love the strings on both songs, arranged by Mick Ronson.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Al Franken: Resign or Be Expelled

I knew this was coming.

I knew Al Franken, cokehead senator, would get caught up in a sexual assault allegation. I suspected that Franken was on top of the "Creep List."

Still, this story is playing out like a Saturday Night Live sketch.


Franken is calling for an investigation of HIMSELF!

His victims are to be heard and BELIEVED!

Well, in that case, it appears that Franken is not fit to serve in the Senate.

Mitch McConnell needs to call on Franken to STEP DOWN NOW or be expelled, not investigated. He must be consistent.

Oh, and while we're at it, let's strip every single building, room, whatever dedicated to Ted Kennedy to be stripped of its name. Every statue of him needs to be relegated to the museum of sexual predators, so we can rightly remember what a monster he was.

Sensenbrenner: Ron Johnson 'Strutting Around Like a Peacock'

I heard Mark Belling interview Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner on his program Thursday afternoon.

His remarks about Senator Ron Johnson were priceless.

UCLA Basketball Players Thank President Trump

A lesson: Don't shoplift. Don't steal.

Appreciate it when the leader of the Free World comes to your aid and gets you out of an international mess.

Why did President Trump, the racist, white supremacist, work to help get these Americans released?

He's such a horrible person and an embarrassment to the United States on the world stage. The release of these UCLA players doesn't fit with that sick, twisted narrative.

Perhaps the Leftists/Democrats/Never Trumpers owe President Trump thanks and an apology as well.

Maxine Waters: 'Impeach 45'

Maxine Waters is a Leftist hero because she's vocal about wanting to impeach President Trump.


Bill Clinton - Rapist

FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton on the 2016 election campaign trail, in Milwaukee on October 8:

Nobody can dispute the fact...

PROTESTER: That you're a rapist!

Mark Schwahn Suspended

Hollywood's long-standing War on Women continues to be exposed.

More sexual harassment allegations:

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Dry and Orange Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Scientists say that the trees this fall weren't very colorful because dry weather in August and September meant that the leaves fell earlier. They suggest that anybody who still wants to see something dry and orange should just visit the White House.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump - Justice Department Should Investigate Hillary Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Trump keeps tweeting that the Justice Department should investigate Hillary Clinton instead of his ties to Russia. When asked if he knows who runs the Justice Department, he said, 'Of course I do - Superman, Wonder Woman, and Ben Affleck.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Nuclear Strike Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: I read that Congress is debating if President Trump should have the power to order a nuclear strike. I guess right now it's an even split between 'no' and 'hell no.'

They have a good plan though. They're going to replace the red button on his desk with the one that orders office supplies from Staples.

Roy Moore: Open Letter to Sean Hannity

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ObamaCare Individual Mandate Repeal

John Roberts declared that the ObamaCare individual mandate is a tax.

Of course, health care belongs in the tax bill.

Joe Biden - 'Weinstein Level Stuff'

Jimmy Fallon: Joe Biden Karaoke Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Meanwhile, Joe Biden said he's open to running for president if no other Democrats step up. You know your party is in trouble when someone signs up for president the way you sign up for karaoke. No one else?

Jimmy Fallon: Creep List Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Another big story right now is this Roy Moore scandal. And get this, there's apparently a 'creep list' of men, a 'creep list' of men in Congress known for inappropriate sexual behavior. And if you're a congressman who has to ask if you're on it, you're on it.

Jimmy Fallon: Jeff Sessions Forgets Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Jeff Sessions testified again as part of the Russia investigation. And at one point, he was questioned about his stance on marijuana. You know, because it's a little odd when a guy is anti-weed but seems to forget every conversation he's ever had.

Jimmy Fallon: Jenna and Barbara Bush Joke

JIMMY FALLON: We have Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager on the show tonight. I'm happy they're here. It's nice to have a president's kids answer questions without being under oath.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump 46 Percent Approval Rating Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: Trump just went on Twitter and bragged about a poll showing he has a 46 percent approval rating. Really? That's like posting a math quiz on the fridge where you got a D+.

Trump bragged about having a 46 percent approval rating. Well, you know what they say, some people see the glass half empty while others say, 'Fake glass.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump, Philippines Protesters Joke

JIMMY FALLON: President Trump is headed home after his trip to Asia, and I saw that at one point two thousand protesters in the Philippines were shouting, 'Go home!' While back in America, 60 million people were shouting, 'Stay there!'

Martin Scorsese: Who's That Knocking at My Door - 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago today, Martin Scorsese's first feature film was released. Who's That Knocking at My Door, at the time titled I Call First, had its premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks

Considering Special Counsel to Investigate Hillary

Andrew McCarthy comments:

If Hillary Clinton committed crimes, she must be held accountable.

We're a nation of laws.

Colin Kaepernick - GQ Citizen of the Year

So, Leftists are acting like Leftists. No surprise there.

GQ's proud history:

Ruby Bridges Goes to School - 57 Years Ago

Democrats tried to keep Ruby from attending William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.

They failed.