Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting!

“Oh, don’t give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline
Oh, Saturday night’s alright for fighting
Get a little action in”

Bernie Taupin

snaff2Good Afternoon!

I’m just going to continue with this year’s election theme of angry, straight white men behaving like toddlers throwing temper tantrums because they’re so damned used to getting their way all the time!

You’re not going to believe some of the stuff I’ve been reading today.  Entitled little boys do all kinds of things like lying to cover up stuff they don’t want and sneaking around other people’s backs to try to bend results and rules to suit the goal of getting their way!  No amount of rules, laws, reality and facts on the ground are going to come between bad little straight, entitled white boys and their toys!  The headlines today are full of lies, lies and more lies and temper tantrums galore!!

Here’s a follow-up to an old story but one that shows how little boys that still play with 8422f1730fca3e038faefd33febc4badballs in their old age can get away with anything unless the system starts to change or the Courts of Justice function for every one.  Remember the child sexual assault scandals at Penn State with Sandusky and Paterno?  Well, it turns out old Joe really knew about the abuse a long time ago and wanted the victims to just go away so the football program could go on and on and on …

After four years of feuding over the legacy of Joe Paterno, with a few vague details about what he may have known about allegations of sexual abuse by one of his coaches, it is becoming clear there may be much more.

There are now two allegations by men who say they were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky, who also say they reported their abuse to the legendary coach in the 1970s.

One of those allegations was made public in a court order related to a lawsuit Penn State University filed against its former insurer over who should have to pay settlements to the more than 30 men who have come forward as victims of Sandusky. The victim was not identified, and the details come from a deposition that is sealed.

The other has spoken to CNN, in great detail, explaining how he was a troubled young kid in 1971 when he was raped in a Penn State bathroom by Jerry Sandusky. Then, he says, his complaint about it was ignored by Paterno.

For this story, we’ll call him Victim A — in keeping with the way that authorities have labeled the Sandusky accusers

“I’d be willing to sit on a witness stand and confront Joe Paterno,” he told CNN last year. “Unfortunately he died and I didn’t get to.”

Joe Paterno’s death in January 2012, just two months after Sandusky’s initial arrest, has greatly complicated his legacy. He died before he was able to be thoroughly interviewed by authorities.

a7028a3d2b192d24bf08ea71c92847c0And know we know that Lyin’ Donald Trump is going to get caught in a lot of lies beginning with a whopper about a conversation with Marco Rubio who denies it ever happened. This is from Red State which proves once again that politics makes strange bedfellows.   Marco Rubio is not interested at all in being Trump’s running mate and we can only wonder what sick twisted little synapse is Donald Trump’s mind invented the conversation.

In case you missed it, on Thursday, Donald Trump told Bret Baier that he spoke with Marco Rubio and that Rubio was very supportive of him and even open to a VP spot. Late Friday night, Marco Rubio advisers not only denied that he was supportive, but flat out stated that no such conversation took place at all. Trump just made it up.

Also from the land of some one whose gone totally around the bend is Bernie Sanders on one hand inkling that he’s willing to be Hillary Clinton’s VEEP should it come to that.(Oh, HELL NO! Off to oblivion should Sanders GO!) while suggesting his ugly protesters can go right ahead and disrupt anything she does as long as they stay out side. He also didn’t tell them to stop frightening little children.

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Friday left the door open to being Hillary Clinton‘s running mate if she were to offer him the position after the party’s convention this summer.
“Right now, we are focused on the next five weeks of winning the Democratic nomination. If that does not happen, we are going to fight as hard as we can on the floor of the Democratic convention to make sure that we have a progressive platform that the American people will support,” Sanders said during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer broadcast on “The Situation Room.”
“Then, after that, certainly Secretary Clinton and I can sit down and talk and see where we go from there.”
Asked if Sanders would drop out of the race if he were offered the VP slot now, the independent Vermont senator responded, “I think that that is a hypothetical that will not happen.”
Clinton has all but clinched the Democratic nomination but she has shied away from directly calling for her opponent to drop out of the race.
Sanders has insisted that he’ll fight until the party’s convention in July, hoping to play a role in crafting a more progressive party platform.
“We’re going to be in this until the last ballot is cast,” Sanders reiterated Friday.
Sanders said that while he will continue to differentiate between his and Clinton’s positions, “What’s most important is we defeat Donald Trump.”
“Hillary Clinton and I disagree on many issues, I think her judgement on the war in Iraq was bad, I think her judgement on trade policies where she supported virtually every one of these disastrous trade policies was bad, I think the fact that she supports a $12 minimum wage when clearly we need a $15 an minimum wage, I think that’s bad. I think her creating super-PACs and raising money from Wall Street and other powerful special interests, not a great idea,” Sanders said.

We discussed some of this last night down thread but I really want to reiterate how nasty Bernie Sanders supporters--likely accompanied by crazy ass anarchists–were to Hillary supporters–to include children–in a rally on Thursday. Boston hillary-supporter-arms-raised-1024x682 (1)Boomer put the images, the live tweets, and much information thread to include a video of a cry child dealing with obscenity shouting Bernie Bros.  Rachel Maddow took a lot of heat on twitter to ask the DudeBro Whisperer about the incident and to draw the line between protests and criminal harassment.  She asked a very milquetoast version of the question and his answer was jaw dropping for this veteran of many protests.  You should watch the video for yourself.   She characterized the protests as “acrimonious”. She did not mention the crying frighten children whose belongings were vandalized.

Senator Bernie Sanders makes clear in an interview with Rachel Maddow that he does not want his supporters to disrupt the meetings of other candidates, but he sees it as part and parcel of free speech for people to protest outside such events, even Hillary Clinton events.

bf3306d8-6e7a-40d3-8cc8-85ea1fb310a7Let’s continue in the vein of spoiled little whiny white boys by returning to the Bundys–the freeloading ranchers not the sitcom family–who are just not getting the VIP treatment in jail.  Imagine that! “unpalatable food” and “poor treatment” in jail! Just think!  it was a few months ago when they were sending out SOS messages for snacks and warm blankies to continue their illegal occupation of a federal wildlife sanctury.

Claims that former Malheur Refuge occupiers Ammon and Ryan Bundy are losing weight while in jail, don’t match with official paperwork. But attorneys insist jail conditions are less than ideal for the defendants.

Ammon Bundy’s wife, Lisa Sundloff Bundy posted on Facebook that the pair looked “skinny and frail” at a hearing last month.

“I could tell that they were not being properly fed,” she wrote.

Ammon Bundy’s attorney, Mike Arnold, also insisted at a court hearing Wednesday that the pair appeared “emaciated” after they returned from a court hearing in Nevada, where they face charges related to a 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch.

But Multnomah County jail booking information shows the brothers have gained 10 and 20 pounds.

Sheriff’s Office Capt. Steve Alexander said dietary needs — whether medical or religious — are met at the facility.

“All the inmates in our custody care receive three meals a day. Approximately 2,650 calories per day,” he said. “They also get milk, two to three times a week and some other things incorporated into the diet throughout the week.”

 

 

Meanwhile, for those of us that actually don’t feel entitled to every little thing or whine when something outside of the built in advantage for them designed into society, religion and everything else, there’s some work to be done and goals achieved! Hillary Clinton has won the Guam caucus!  You might remember Guam voters being told they don’t count much by BernieBro white male whiner Tim Robbins.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Guam caucus.
ABC News called the race for Clinton just after 11 a.m. Eastern time, several hours after polling closed.
The Western Pacific island has just seven pledged delegates, so the win will do little to boost Clinton’s delegate edge over rival Bernie Sanders.
Clinton entered Saturday’s race with 1,683 pledged delegates, to 1,362 for Sanders, according to the Associated Press.
There was no polling conducted on the island territory, but both Clinton and Sanders reserved five-figure ad buys, according to Politico.
Actor Tim Robbins, a Sanders supporter, caused a flap on the island when he appeared to insult the importance of its caucuses in April.
“Winning South Carolina in a Democratic primary is about as significant as winning Guam,” Robbins said dismissively.
The actor later tweeted that he meant no disrespect to the island territory.
But Madeleine Bordallo, Guam’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives and former first lady of the island, slammed Robbins for using Guam as a “political punch line.”
“These remarks are an insult to our community and they trivialize the disenfranchisement of our people in selecting our president,” she added. “As a candidate for president of the United States, Sen. Sanders and his campaign should be working to be inclusive of all Americans, regardless of where they live.”
Bordallo endorsed Clinton.
200px-Carpentier.Georges.1932This is the a prime example to me of the word ‘symbolic’ as the much maligned Guam voters still carried on and made their voices heard to those of us that care.

So, I’ve got one more example of the death throes of straight white male institutional privilege worth mentioning today.  Here’s a happy headline from the NYT: Roy Moore, Alabama Judge, Suspended Over Gay Marriage Stance”.

An Alabama judicial oversight body on Friday filed a formal complaint against Roy S. Moore, the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, charging that he had “flagrantly disregarded and abused his authority” in ordering the state’s probate judges to refuse applications for marriage licenses by same-sex couples.

As a result of the charges, Chief Justice Moore, 69, has been immediately suspended from the bench and is facing a potential hearing before the state’s Court of the Judiciary, a panel of judges, lawyers and other appointees. Among possible outcomes at such a hearing would be his removal from office.

“We intend to fight this agenda vigorously and expect to prevail,” Chief Justice Moore said in a statement, saying that the Judicial Inquiry Commission, which filed the complaint, had no authority over the charges at issue.

Referring to a transgender activist in Alabama, Chief Justice Moore said the commission had “chosen to listen to people like Ambrosia Starling, a professed transvestite, and other gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, as well as organizations which support their agenda.”

Yes! Imagine that!  Some one other than straight white men want their government, laws, economy, jobs, school and lives to reflect something more than the privilege built into the system for these spoiled brats!

What’s on your reading and blogging list today?

 

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43 Comments on “Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting!”

  1. Jslat says:

    Love the post Dak. Couldn’t resist repeating the Guam win. ☺

    • Jslat says:

      Nothing is going to change the Republican narrative. We know that unfortunately. But there really are millions of Americans who don’t buy it. We’ll fight for her and with her.

    • joanelle says:

      Colin Powell recently stated that he did the same thing Hillary did with his emails when Sec of State, and he deleted all of them when he left office, But sis the MSM ever follow up on that?

  2. dakinikat says:

    Sanders Supporters Shut Down Clinton Rally [VIDEO]

    http://www.joemygod.com/2016/05/06/sanders-supporters-shut-down-clinton-rally-video/

    more video of that from Thursday

    • RalphB says:

      Here’s another account of that rally and aftermath, from someone who was really there live and not covering it on twitter. Somewhat different.

      View story at Medium.com

    • MsMass says:

      In the comments to that link, there was someone who honestly believes we could stop capitalism without a bloody revolution. Ah, I remember being that young and pure.( I remember revolutions that were anything but bloodless- Iran for one. )Just multiply the hatred of the anti-Hillary protesters in the video, by a 100 and it would be devastation.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    The delegates from Guam will pretty much wipe out any ground Bernie gained in Indiana. She’ll get the supers also.

  4. Jslat says:

    I liked this post on Still4hill a couple of weeks ago. Especially the 3 monkeys leadership dig at the Bern.

    https://still4hill.com/2016/04/25/hillary-v-bernie-love-and-blindness/

  5. palhart says:

    Trump is scheduled November 28th in a California court for defrauding a student at Trump University and also in New York, which may begin this fall. How about crooked, lying, and corrupt Donald? For a starter, since I’m sure more of his negative characteristics will result in many more adjectives.

  6. ANonOMouse says:

    I thought this was interesting

    Georgia: Trump vs. Clinton WSB-TV/Landmark Trump 42, Clinton 41 Trump +1

    This is GEORGIA where there’s actually a chance of Hillary making that Red State, BLUE.

    Also interesting was this poll from Thursday. Reality has set in, finally. Folks are finally beginning to understand that Bernie is no longer in this race

    2016 Democratic Nomination Pew Research Clinton 54, Sanders 42 Clinton +12

  7. ANonOMouse says:

    “but he sees it as part and parcel of free speech for people to protest outside such events, even Hillary Clinton events.”

    How about the harassment? Does he see the harassment of the people who attended her event as free speech?

    • dakinikat says:

      He’s never done any real protests over time so he doesn’t know the model for social justice protests is MLK and Ghandi instead of the KGB and Putin.

      • Earlynerd says:

        A number of commenters mentioned it, and it struck me forcefully as well watching that LA rally video: Sanders’ model for social justice protests is anti-abortion clinic protesters. Their model certainly hasn’t been MLK or Ghandi either.

        It’s eerie and chilling how this type of sexist, threatening, self righteous zealot coalesces around -any- opponent of Hillary’s.

        • quixote says:

          I did clinic defense way back in the day. And, yes, absolutely, the flavor is very much the same.

          Which is weird since clinic defense is about an unbridgeable chasm between two belief systems that are mutually exclusive. But Clinton and Sanders are on the same side and it’s about politics, not religion. Supposedly.

          The other difference is the attitude to kids. I don’t remember our folks ever bringing any kids to those things, but the fundies often did. We had some bellicose people for when the fundies would try to push through our lines (there were some butch dykes in particular who I remember fondly), but nobody ever would have dreamed of so much as raising their voices to the kids. We shared our water and fruit drinks with them when they ran out. (Fundies don’t think ahead well, and this was Baton Rouge in summer.)

          Anyway, my amazement is what kind of perverted gonzo thinks it’s acceptable to harass a little kid and tear up his sign?? ???!!?? Whaaaat? Who are these people? The psychiatric DSM must have a diagnostic listing for that level of sociopath.

          • Earlynerd says:

            I did clinic defense as well for about a decade – in my case, mostly Portland Oregon, and some in Alaska.

            You’re right about the rational side never ever endangering children. I remember so many unwilling minors being lugged along on other side. Escorts would never have dreamed of bringing children: our job was to form a non-violent barrier to protect patients and staff from hate-filled potentially violent people.

            Two things that are becoming frightening familiar are the escalation of violent rhetoric on the part of seemingly innocuous “protesters” – for one fundraising event I attended in downtown Portland, I had to walk through a line three deep that surrounded the building and heard remarks from them like “there’s one, should we get her now?” and returned to a parking garage where cars with pro-choice stickers had their windows broken out.

            But the other thing I remember is one particularly horrible day, when the sexist and violent language was so apparent and its effect on the escorts, myself included, so obvious, one man got out of his car and told me he had been neutral about the whole thing, but after he saw what they did to people he had become very much pro-choice.

            It seems Sanders more deranged supporters are having the same effect. You’re right, if Bernie’s supporters can attack children this is the lowest of new lows.

  8. Jslat says:

    Hillary’s 1995 Women’s Rights are Human Rights speech in Beijing played in Jennifer Lopez’ new music video.

    As the former U.S. Secretary of State continues to battle for the country’s top job, she took time out to tweet to Lopez in response to her just-released “Ain’t Your Mama”” video.

    http://www.people.com/article/hillary-clinton-jennifer-lopez-aint-your-mama-video?google_editors_picks=true

  9. jackyt says:

    Here is an article on a really scary eventuality. Donald Trump will begin Intelligence Briefings in September.

    “Mr. Trump won’t need to undergo the usual rigorous background checks required before any ordinary U.S. citizen is cleared for access to classified information. Just becoming the party’s nominee entitles him to the high-level briefings. That may be fortunate for the billionaire property magnate. A string of marriages and bankruptcies creates an often insurmountable hurdle to getting and maintaining a high-level security clearance.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/donald-trump-eager-to-start-intelligence-briefings/article29907912/

    Is there anyone less suited to top level classified info clearance than The Donald?! Expect anything disclosed to him to be used as ammunition on the campaign trail.

  10. janicen says:

    Everyone here knows I’ve always liked Elizabeth Warren but I wasn’t convinced of her ability to be Prez, but watching this Warren v. Trump twitter war I have to say I fucking love her. Here’s her latest shot fired:

  11. MsMass says:

    Here’s a little something to make you smile- Happy Mother’s Day!

    Church Lady and Cruz/Trump

  12. janicen says:

    Nobody says it better than Madame President. Happy Mother’s Day Sky Dancers!

  13. Fannie says:

    Happy Mothers Day to all you Skydancers: My mother, Willie Mae Hopkins, 1918, her mother Josephine Grice 1884, her mother Mary Ellen Blalock 1854, her mother Amanda Avinger, 1832, her mother Jane C. Kennedy!

    Here’s to the generation that fought for our rights to vote!

  14. NW Luna says:

    Of all the inane ways to find something wrong with Hillary! This guy thinks she should have proposed drug addiction treatment programs as a solution to the coal miners’ situation.

    Clinton’s imagination problem [sic]

    A daring approach might have been to use the speech to propose a comprehensive drug addiction and mental health agenda. ….

    A more imaginative approach might have been to unfurl a vision to reweave social fabric, the way David Cameron has in Britain. In areas of concentrated poverty, everything is connected to everything else — job loss, family structure, alcoholism, domestic violence, neighborliness. It would be nice if America, too, had creative politicians who could put together a comprehensive agenda that nurtures social connection, rather than just relying on economic levers like job-training programs that have consistently disappointed.

    He assumes her planned job retraining programs wouldn’t work, and that she doesn’t value social connection, while he also urges unemployed miners to move somewhere else where they can find jobs.

    Urgh! One, you don’t insult people out of work by telling them drug-treatment programs are what they need first and foremost. Two, everything Hillary does is about social connection. And three, It’s hard to up and move when funds are low, and where are these places with lots of family-wage jobs going begging for workers? And most people want to stay in their current communities where they have friends and relatives.