That O'Reilly is gone is a very very good thing.
Trump's Charlottesville Winery: He got it by Mafia tactics
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/15/1690142/-Trump-s- ... afia-tactics
This Washingtonian article is a compelling read:
https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/10/05/greatest-most-amazi ... st-vineyard/
The winery is just down the road from me.
Following the tragedy in Charlottesville (murder of one, death of two law enforcement officers in a helicopter, serious injury of many more), there was a mas exodus from dt's councils. The remaining members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) resigned en mas and called for dt to resign.
See the stinging masterpiece of a resignation letter the President's Arts Committee sent to Trump
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/18/1691267/-See-the- ... ent-to-Trump
This KOS writer typed up the text of the resignation letter, whose final line was:
Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.
The man on that stage can kill you
I feel a numbing with the outrages. I don't feel we are safe but I surely wish we were....Because I feel our minds have been primed to enjoy TV and Youtube videos, to always await the next show, the next act, the next snippet to captivate our imagination and attention. Our mind feels that it is ok to let go, to let the soft comedy and fictional tragedy of TV series and Netflix carry us away. And there is always this unspoken promise: “What entertains you cannot hurt you. Relax, all will be fine.”
...Many are sublimely and skillfully led into this different frame of mind when watching Donald Trump. One we have been primed to slip into since our childhood by the TV and entertainment industry. “Sit, enjoy, feel safe. Watch, tune out, relax”...“Why worry about the man on stage? You are safe.”
...And that is not true, America. Wake up. This is no play, no show. It is real and you have a real person who tries to slime himself into your mind with a show man routine, trying to force you to give him so much more leeway.
But the man on stage, that fake show man, that reality dressed as illusion, is different: This is not Louis C.K. or Dave Chappelle. That fundamental promise of entertainment cannot protect you: You cannot watch and relax. Because you are not safe.
Keep your guard up, tear the veil and see him for what he is: This time, the man on that stage can kill you.
Edit: The Sound of Science
Unsure how this fits in with the above commentary - but the resistance too, is entertaining.
- And got the T-shirt
I got a postcard, a recorded call from him and another one from his young son (he did a great job).
He would have worked hard for us.
Most importantly, I hope a fair, non-partisan method of districting can be agreed upon and I hope the Medicaid expansion can come to Virginia so many more people can get medical care.
Everyone makes mistakes but I don't see his actions as a mistake. I see it as something like a belief to him. That women are objects, not to be taken seriously and it's funny to humiliate them. His "apology made it worse for me. I'm stupid and I'm very sorry would have been about all he should have said. Saying he doesn't respect men who act like he did, and the whole agreeing how wrong it was, seemed to me like he was talking about someone other than himself.I guess he doesn't respect himself, so there is no reason for anyone else to.
This stinks, these people have no integrity and when I think one does, there he is with a stupid grin on his face groping an asleep woman. I know men do idiotic stuff but not n a million years would my brother, father, grandfathers ever do something like that. Yet politicians seem as if they can't help themselves. Why darn it!
I suppose he'll be heading to sex rehab. That seems to be the way to go these days, I'm' sick, need treatment, it's a disease, so it's not my fault,
The big takeaway is he apologized immediately. He feels women should speak out if they need to. This happened 11 years ago when he was not a senator but doing comedy. It is worthwhile reading his whole statement. I actually thought he was a crappy saturday night live performer and did not like some of his routines. But everything I have learned about him makes me respect the seriousness with which he takes his job as senator. You may have noted he asked for a senate inquiry.
In contrast, you have politicians trashing their accusers and lying. And (unless we have a string of anti-Franken women showing up with stories), this is not a pattern of behavior for Franken. Trump and Moore are a couple of the politicians with multiple accusers and more serious accusations. I don't think they are equivalent.
- And got the T-shirt
No one but the two of them know what happened with the kiss. But he did immediately apologize and call for a senate ethics inquiry. I doubt he'd have done that if there'd been any actual impropriety. And, assume s/he's alive and can be found, a photographer took that picture and can verify one story or the other.