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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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Photo caption: "Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton at the premiere of SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER".

Superb irony. Couldn't be bettered. Are there any truths we would like to speak to these two powerful gentlemen?

Keep it zipped, could you?

Our culture's little gods seem to have feet of clay. If we no longer look to something higher than ourselves and better than ourselves, we end up deifying those in the photo. They are simply failed appetites driven by lust for the trappings of power. Desperate people will pay any price to be around such as these, hoping sufficient adulation will rub off and reward the clingers with money and power too.

Weinstein's story is only one in a continuing series. Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, Rep. Anthony Weiner, Gen. David Petraeus, Gov. Mark Sanford, Newt Gingrich and, of course, Trump come to mind, and those are only some of the more recent. Rather than looking for conspiracies it's probably more useful to see these stories as American society becoming less tolerant of this type of behavior. After all, the "casting couch" has been around Hollywood at least as long as I've been alive, and powerful men have always had their ways with women.

What's truly sickening about the Clintons are the slopily formulated NAFTA and the Financial Services Modernization Act that eventually caused the financial meltdown of 2007. To backtrack a post, those are the main reasons suicides by guns, drugs, and alcohol are an epidemic.

Bob, your disingenuous partisanship is showing. Please pull up your trews.

Spot on Whiters

I can't find a definition of "pull up your trews" and you have no point, missred. Should I have only listed Democrats? Here's a list of the latest federal scandals:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_political_sex_scandals_in_the_United_States#2010.E2.80.932017

"Trews" are trousers. "Pull up your trews" means you are an asshole.

"Trews" seems to be Scottish for tartan trousers. I've never worn them and am not clear on how doing so would make me other than sartorially challenged.

Spoken no doubt with a straight face:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/hillary-clinton-breaks-silence-on-harvey-weinstein-allegations/ar-AAtgHOk?li=BBnb7Kz

David? As to your question "Why now?" I suggest it may be, end the end (sorry sorry) it's the bottom-line:

Here's from August 2017

http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-movie-projector-summer-meltdown-20170830-story.html

And then there's just a little snippet ( 9/15 beginning at 15:54) from Pacific Watch:

https://audioboom.com/posts/6306091-pacific-watch-long-arm-of-the-berkeley-campus-police-jeffbliss1

Re Trump-Weinstein "whattabout"....from Twitter:

Hollywood: on the one hand, we tolerated Weinstein until you caught us. On the other hand we tolerated Trump until he was a Republican

It's even worse than you wingers think. Hillary released a statement:

"I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior."

The hypocrite could have said the same about her husband. The woman has no self-awareness or shame.

I don't normally explain myself.
Bob, I thought you were most disengenuous in naming only republicans. Had you named both parties, your claims of independence would have had some merit. Pull up your trews - pull up your pants, behave with at least a semblance of integrity.

missred, evidently you missed the name of Rep. Anthony Weiner on the list. However, I did name more Republicans to emphasize the point there are sexually abusive people in both parties. It's not a partisan issue even though someone tries to make it one. Some hack at the Weekly Standard or Hillary Clinton, for example.

just an aside Bob,

Couple weeks back on a Leftward Ho! site I visit (before the stoopids shouted down the ACLU ...

David! Seen this?!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAbbcOi5dA0

)

I offered a suggestion I only appended yesterday owing to the seemingly "steam being let off" all the controversies of a couple weeks back concerning the Remove the Statues Movement! that now I'd be perfectly satisfied were they, as they were apparently thinking "some other more appropriate historical figure" be placed on the barren-looking pedestals that,

I'd be perfectly satisfied if, 'as every "success was achieved" (toppling a statue of some 150+ years dead guy not one in ten of the stoopids could list a single specific atrocious example for) they at the very least could replace with, as "they're" saying, "more appropriate" ... Anyway I'd be satisfied were "they" to put up a statue of Anthony Weiner.

My comment is now appended Bob to an either/or suggestion, Replace the 150+ years old dead guy nobody knows nothing about with either Anthony or, this now current movie [whatever] guy.

JK, or the stoopids could erect replacement statues of this successful figure: Antonio Gramsci.
https://www.thoughtco.com/antonio-gramsci-3026471

Yeah Whitewall I know, I'm here to tell ya. And I got an example (though I am only comfortable - no case has been presented nor, Grand Jury impaneled but, there's this One-Thing that's been noted/said/[testified/affirmed to]?

"Harris, according to WCPO, is now wanted on charges of unlawful wounding in connection with that same day, and is accused of attacking a man in the group who brutally beat him."

It'sall topsy-turvy from me'n you Whitewall was kids.

http://www.theroot.com/deandre-harris-now-wanted-in-connection-with-same-attac-1819310947

(Oh yeah Whitewall - Leave the porchlight on for Dip?)

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