Damned Cheek

I wasn’t going to comment on this, but Rush Limbaugh began his broadcast today once again whining about the reaction to President Trump’s comments to the French 1st Lady.  Trump expressed his view that the 1st Lady is “in such good shape.” Rush complained that a man can’t compliment a woman “these days.” And it’s all the fault of feminists.

Let’s get this straight: a gentleman does not presume to assess the physical attributes of a lady –and certainly not someone that he has just met, and certainly not out loud in public. (And if he does so in private, some of his friends will think less of him.)

This is not a new development, nor a product of feminism, but part of the code of conduct of Western Civilization.

(Compliments generally have traditionally been something of a minefield among the upper classes in the Western world. I remember a story about an English gentleman having a guest removed from his home, because the miscreant “praised my chairs.”)

Historical response to such behavior: “How dare you, sir?!”

During some periods of history, making personal remarks about a lady of one’s acquaintance might result in one’s being challenged to meet an aggrieved father, husband, brother or suitor on “the field of honor” with possibly lethal results.

Rush Limbaugh dates such behavior as beginning in the “late [19]60’s or early ’70’s.” He whines that “nobody understands manners.” But that’s because Rush Limbaugh doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Someplace, maybe in Innocents Abroad,  Mark Twain relates an incident from when he and his buddy were in Italy. Upon seeing a lovely young woman, and believing that no one around them would understand English, he exclaimed to his friend, “Look at that girl! How beautiful she is!”

The young woman replied in perfect English: “I thank the gentleman more for the apparent sincerity of the compliment than for the manner of its delivery.”

Mortified, Mark Twain immediately fled the scene, a response that I don’t doubt would be completely inscrutable to Rush Limbaugh.

And, alas, maybe to the President as well.

Linda Sarsour, Portrait of a Hater and a Hypocrite

A wolf in progressive clothing.

“Linda Sarsour is a dangerous demagogue who craves attention and revels in the spotlight. Ever the self-promoter, Sarsour is a master at manipulating leftist elements within the mainstream media into providing her with a platform to disseminate her odious views. The Washington Post is the latest press outlet to fall victim to her manipulations, allowing her to promote herself on their opinion page. This despite her well documented tribalism and anti-Semitism. She has made appearances on other left-wing media outlets as well where her rabid anti-Semitism has shamefully been left largely unchallenged by craven or ignorant hosts. ”

Read: Ari Lieberman Linda Sarsour, Portrait of a Hater and a Hypocrite

Paris Olympic Bid –and Everyday Life –in Jeopardy

Police have removed  more than 2000 migrants from the Porte de la Chapelle area of Paris, and bussed them to temporary shelters. The removal follows complaints by local residents about the deteriorating quality of life in the area.

Paris’s chances to host the Olympic Games in 2024 have been put in doubt by the Muslim migrant enclaves that visitors must navigate to enter the proposed site.

“No-go zones,” where even the police fear to enter or pursue criminal suspects, pockmark the map of Paris, making it nearly impossible for Paris residents –particularly women — to carry on their normal activities.

Areas like Place de la Chapelle, formerly a quiet square behind the Gare du Nord train station, have been transformed in a short space of time into havens for immigrant rough sleepers and drug dealers which are said to be increasingly intimidating for many people, especially women.

According go the Sunday Times of London, since 2015 a huge influx of immigrants – mostly single men – have begun sleeping in parks, on the streets and under the arches of the Metro bridges in northeast Paris.

They have been accused of verbally abusing women in the streets, routinely shouting “Bitch” and “Dirty whore”. Street robbery and drug taking have also become rife.

Visitors must pass through La Chappelle to visit the city’s stadiums. It is also near the main train stations used by many tourists.

But there’s an app for that.

A new app called  No-Go Zone has been introduced in Paris to warn people if they have entered a dangerous area. Users can also “upload current incidents, ranging from attacks to sexual assaults, and they will beamed straight to a smartphone or device.”

One Parisian reviewer said:   . . . ‘It is an indispensable application for anyone who thinks that the cultural ‘enrichment’ of non-natives is not compatible with our way of life,’ 

[L]ast month a vast clean-up operation was launched when the Olympic committee came to visit for an inspection ahead of the Games. They moved out 1600 people in 24 hours. I find it contemptible that the mayor’s office acted only when there was media attention.
A  La Chapelle resident calling herself “Laurence” recently began a petition asking President Emmanuel Macron and Socialist Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to clean up the area.
As a woman you start adopting defensive measures. You don’t go here or there. Avoid certain routes. Take your kids to school another way. I stopped going to my tobacconist and some cafes because suddenly there were only men inside. I have to ask the teenage drug dealers politely to step aside in the foyer just so I can get to my own door.

Who is He to Judge ?

Italian police in late June broke up what is described as a “drug-fueled gay orgy” in the home of an aide to Francesco Cardinal Coccopalmerio. The Cardinal is one of Pope Francis’s top advisors.

As reported in Newsmax:

Vatican police raided a gay orgy at the apartment of a Cardinal’s aide and Pope Francis was described by Italian media as “enraged.”

The apartment, where Francesco Cardinal Coccopalmerio’s secretary lives, belongs to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, the arm charged with investigating clerical sex abuse, noted the New York Post, citing the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano.

Coccopalmerio is a key aide to Pope Francis.

Police arrested the secretary, who is a priest, after taking him to a clinic for detox from the drugs he ingested, noted the Post.

In 2013, the Pope responded “Who am I to judge?” gay clergy, when asked by reporters aboard the papal plane returning from Brazil.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis told reporters, speaking in Italian but using the English word “gay.”

Francis’s words could not have been more different from those of Benedict XVI, who in 2005 wrote that homosexuality was “astrong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil,” and an “objective disorder.” The church document said men with “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” should not become priests.

It is unclear what has His Holiness so “enraged,” unless it is simply the inconvenience of having to bail the good fathers out of jail.

 

Congresswomen Demand Inequality for Mika

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A growing number of female members of Congress are demanding that the President be more respectful to the ladies.

This follows a tweet by President Trump in which he called Mika Brzezinski  “low I Q Crazy Mika” and Joe Scarborough “Psycho Joe.”

As reported on Yahoo:

The stunning tweets provoked the ire of several female leaders from both sides of the aisle, who were quick to call Trump out for behavior that was “not presidential.”

“This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women,” said Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan.

and

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., reportedly called Trump’s tweets “distasteful.”

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, called for an end to Trump’s rhetoric. Both Collins and Capito are key votes on the controversial Republican health care legislation Trump is hoping to get through the Senate.

“This has to stop — we all have a job — 3 branches of gov’t and media. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility,” Collins tweeted.

and more from Democrats:

“This is not okay, Mr. President. Since our President clearly has a problem with women, let’s send more to Congress. Women of America, you need to run!” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

“When you ridicule a woman for her looks in front of an online audience in the millions, that is called #CyberBullying. Absolutely not OK,” said Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala.

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., called the tweets “vile,” “despicable” and “disgraceful.”

“Two years ago this week, President Obama sang ‘Amazing Grace.’ Today, we have a president who’s amazingly graceless. These tweets are vile,” said Roybal-Allard.

“Responding to criticism w/ personal insults is not presidential. It’s not even adult. POTUS must grow up, put the phone down, get to work,” said Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif.

“Bullying women for how they look is insulting & damages the integrity of the office you hold,” said Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.

“I wish @realDonaldTrump would focus more on improving #WomensHealth and less on their appearance. #TheyGoLowWeGoHigh,” said Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.

Poor, poor, poor Mika!

That mean, mean President said something mean to poor Mika! She’s not strong enough for that! Why, she wouldn’t even have a job without her family connections! I’m not sure she can survive an unkind remark from that big, mean man!

Here is what Trump tweeted:

“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!” the commander in chief exclaimed.

Did no woman in Congress take umbrage at Trump’s calling Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy”? They all complain that Trump was mocking MB’s appearance, for some reason.

Mika Brzezinski has all the delicate sensibilities of a fence post. She tirelessly slanders the President. She is a consumate professional at slandering the President.  She and her Joe regularly slander the President.  

So why are the congresswomen upset with Trump’s “incivility”? Why are they harping at the President’s remarks about Mika, with not a word for poor Joe.  After all, Trump called him a “Psycho.” Such a terrible insult to Joe Scarborough’s looks!

In an op-ed in the WaPo, The Betrothed write:

More significant is Mr. Trump’s continued mistreatment of women. It is disturbing that the president of the United States keeps up his unrelenting assault on women. . ..  the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children. We were heartened to hear a number of Republican lawmakers call out Mr. Trump for his offensive words and can only hope that the women who are closest to him will follow their examples. It would be the height of hypocrisy to claim the mantle of women’s empowerment while allowing a family member to continue such abusive conduct.

Yes, it’s  like the Clinton administration, when we all waited . . . and waited . . . . and waited for Hillary –the woman who would be the president today if the members of the media had their way –to rein in her rapist-husband. And as for “setting the poorest of standards for our children,” maybe The Betrothed don’t remember that all across the nation, parents shooed the kids from the room when the news came on, what with the daily fellatio update, tales of stained dresses, flashing that thong, etc., ad nauseam.

But it’s a poor analogy, because President Trump hasn’t broken any laws. Or actually hurt anyone.

So all this faux outrage amounts to “the height of hypocrisy” as The Betrothed say.

 

 

Can’t Buy Me Love

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Jonathan Ossoff, latest contestant in the Trump Repudiation Sweepstakes, has gone down to defeat in a special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district

The Democrat, who does not live in the district he was running in, spent $23 million on the race –which together with outside spending made this the most expensive House race in the history of the Republic.

The Republican victor, Karen Handel, is now the first female Republican from Georgia elected to the House, despite being  outspent 7 to 1.

Ossoff’s campaign spent $22.5 million, compared to Handel’s $3.2 million, according to reports. That is a ratio of 7 to 1 in favor of the Democrat. Despite not being a resident of his district, a fact Handel ably capitalized on, Ossoff took in almost nine times more donations from California than from Georgia. One media analysis indicated a mere 3.5 percent of Ossoff’s donations from late March to the end of May came from within the state. Celebrity endorsements from entertainers Samuel L. Jackson, Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano, and John Leguizamo couldn’t save Ossoff. Nor could donations from traitor Jane Fonda, and actors Sam Waterston, Kristen Bell, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Lynda Carter, Rhea Perlman, or Jon Cryer get Ossoff across the finish line.

Yes, the Democrats keep touting these special elections as a referendum on Trump, and giving Americans a chance to repent. And Americans keep voting Republican.

 

Is Bob Mueller the Establishment’s Stalking Horse?

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“Contrary to some of Mueller’s fans, no one “deserves respect” because of the recommendations of friends and colleagues, least of all a political appointee unknown personally to the vast majority of voters. Respect is earned by doing the right thing not as defined by partisan, professional, or ideological interests, but because it is lawful, moral, and just. As the Journal writes, “The country needs a fair investigation of the facts, not a vendetta to take down Mr. Trump or vindicate the tribe of career prosecutors and FBI agents to which Messrs. Mueller and Comey belong.””

Read:  Bruce Thornton Is Bob Mueller the Establishment’s Stalking Horse?

WaPo Claims Trump under Criminal Investigation

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                              Where Democracy Dies in Darkness

The Washington Post is claiming that President Trump is under criminal investigation.

Citing unnamed “officials”  once again, the dubious news source says

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

What a great way to change the subject from Democrat hatred and gun violence.

Disgruntled former FBI employee James Comey overcame his habitual anxiety symptoms long enough to assure the president on three occasions that he (Trump) was not personally under investigation. But apparently he (Comey) was lying, or things changed as soon as:

1- Comey became unemployed:

The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was fired on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter.

2- Democrats demonstrated their usual penchant for political violence.

Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a member of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia

3- The never-ending witch-hunt investigation into Russian collusion STILL failed to come up with any evidence that would implicate the Trump campaign,

Where is the evidence of President Trump’s collusion with Russia?

The Wall Street Journal – no particular fan of Trump – characterizes the DOJ charge to Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, as fatally open-ended, vague, and flawed. His instruction lists no federal statutes and invites a fishing expedition into trivial matters. Journalists covering the story appear to disagree on what Mueller is supposed to do: Is he to “oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials” or “investigate possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials?”

so . . .

4- Special Counsel Mueller had to come up with something, anything, to investigate.

Mueller has not publicly discussed his work, and a spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment.

Psssssst! Rumor has it he’s looking into obstruction, which could end in IMPEACHMENT!

The interviews suggest that Mueller sees the question of attempted obstruction of justice as more than just a “he said, he said” dispute between the president and the fired FBI director, an official said.

Investigating Trump for possible crimes is a complicated affair, even if convincing evidence of a crime were found. The Justice Department has long held that it would not be appropriate to indict a sitting president. Instead, experts say, the onus would be on Congress to review any findings of criminal misconduct and then decide whether to initiate impeachment proceedings.

This brilliant investigative reporting by the crack journalists at the WaPo was immediately picked up by every single news outlet in the world, which quoted the WaPo’s  imaginary friends “unnamed sources” extensively.

Washington Post Editor Marty Baron said this week that his paper is treating the Trump administration the exact same way it would a Clinton administration, and they’re absolutely not the opposition party.