Category Archives: Obsessions

Franken under the sex gun

Couldn’t happen to a finer senator if I do say so myself. Two sexual harassment accusers. I love it.

“There is no rational reason to doubt the truth of Tweeden’s accusations [which include a photo], no legitimate defense of Franken’s actions, and no ambiguity here at all: Franken should resign from the Senate immediately. Democrats should call for him to step down straightaway. This revelation is a test of the Democratic Party’s consistency, honesty, and decency. If Democrats wish to preserve whatever moral standing they have today, they must exhort Franken to leave the Senate, with no hesitation or reservations.”

The Dems have no moral standing. They’ll pass and let Franken’s denial hold for now.

Via Slate.

UPDATE: Priceless comment from Dantes at Instapundit: “It’s gonna get fun. Franken is the Senate/House index case, like Weinstein was for Hollywood. This is going to embolden a lot of people coming out of the woodwork to make accusations of sexual harrassment against Senators and Congressman. Go long on Schadenfreude and popcorn.” Especially popcorn. Put the feet up.

MORE: PowerLine’s Scott Johnson on Franken-the-jerk: “The photograph is a killer. It is incriminating, but it is more than that. In the context of Tweeden’s account, it is devastating. It shows Franken gleefully humiliating Tweeden. It demonstrates his malice.”

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Rule 5: Liu Wen

Church & Synagogue security

It’s past time for every church and synagogue to have armed security— if only a trained volunteer from the congregation. Too many crazies out there. Drop ’em where they stand.

Via Breibart

UPDATE: “I know several men (and probably a few women) in our congregation carry when they’re in church…” It won’t help unless they sit back near the door.

The Manafort indictment

It doesn’t pertain at all to Trump or the 2016 campaign. It’s an indictment produced by Mueller’s fishing expedition. So much for his “mandate.”

What do you want to bet Trump pardons Manafort? I would.

Trump saves the Little Sisters

“Last year the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the nuns and demanded a rewrite of the HHS rule to ensure respect for religious belief. Even after suffering this defeat at the highest court, Mr. Obama still wouldn’t relent, which required today’s Trump Administration rewrite, which is still only an interim final rule and should be affirmed in court.”

President Obama thumbed his nose at the Supremes, as he did to so many others, backed by the Mediacrats who looked the other way. So the Little Sisters of the Poor still had to provide employees with contraceptives. President Trump has made at least one of Bronco Bama’s victims whole again.

Via WSJ

Targets of opportunity

I’ve held back in commenting on the Las Vegas massacre until I’d had some time to think it over. Plainly the shooter, a gun collector, wasn’t angry at the people he killed and wounded. Like them, he was very likely a conservative. Like them, he probably even liked country music.

No, they were just targets of opportunity. A huge gathering beneath his sniper’s nest in the hotel, easy pickins for a deranged maniac. You’d have to be mentally ill to want to kill and wound hundreds of innocent people you didn’t even know. Unless your motive was political, religious or social. None of which seem to apply here.

The country really is sick in many ways. The news media/entertainment industries, particularly, stoke it with their daily fixations on violence. The crazy politicos who immediately talk of seizing guns from the law-abiding as a solution to mental illness. The 59 dead (so far) just about equal the shooting dead in Chicago in one month, a place where guns are strictly regulated for the law-abiding. Criminals can get anything, including guns.

No, mental illness seems to be the issue here, but no politico and few public figures are talking about it. Even President Trump, a non-politician if there ever was one, fell back on Judaeo-Christian, debatable, “pure evil” as an explanation.

UPDATE:  J.D. has a sensible explanation for Paddock’s multiple rifles I haven’t seen elsewhere: “Full auto and more than about twenty rounds would definitely lead to overheating and jamming of these sorts of weapons…A rifle, being more tightly bored relative to the projectile(s) going down it, is significantly more susceptible to heat, and distortion, and eventual rupture. That’s probably why this Vegas dipshit supplied himself with multiple weapons, planning for that eventuality.”

Goodbye, Spurs

San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich on the NFL kneelers: “People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people because we’re comfortable.”

Not that I ever watched much, but now I won’t be watching at all. And Insty has it right: TRUMP 2020 GETS A SHOT IN THE ARM. Bigly.

Via Instapundit

UPDATE:  From commenter neoconned at Insty’s place: “Yep. He’s right and he should lead by example. Popovich should make himself uncomfortable by resigning his bazillion dollar baby sitting job, selling his mansion and moving to….I don’t know…public housing in Ferguson MO?”