Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting!Posted: May 7, 2016
“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”
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 balls 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.
And 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 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.
Let’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.
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?