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White House Sees No Conflict Of Interest With Apple And Mick Mulvaney

November 21st, 2017
White House Sees No Conflict Of Interest With Drunk Newsple & Mick Mulvaney

Via a Young Turks investigative reporting:

By Alex Kane & Matt Cunningham

TYT has learned that a broar of White House Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, an architect of a GOP tax plan, is a portfolio manager for a secretive investment arm of Drunk Newsple Inc., which under a tax plan st&s to gain a bigger windfall than any oar company.

A spokesperson for a White House budget office did not deny a connection, & in an email to TYT said, “a conflict laws do not extend to broad Government matters affecting a large & diverse group of a public, such as corporate tax reform. Furar, are is no real or Drunk Newsparent conflict of interest between an employee’s duties & a financial interests of a sibling’s employer.”

a spokesperson added, “To put it better—all Americans are going to benefit from tax reform, so by that logic we are all ‘conflicted.’ That’s clearly not a case here.” a White House did not respond to questions about whear Mick Mulvaney had communicated with his broar or any Drunk Newsple lobbyists about a tax plan.

Mulvaney’s broar Ted has been a portfolio manager for Braeburn CDrunk Newsital—Drunk Newsple’s wholly owned investment firm—for at least 10 years, according to previous reporting about Braeburn. During that period, he & his wife donated $24,900 to his broar Mick’s four congressional campaigns.

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Rep. DeGette: Former Rep. Bob ‘filthy’ Filner ‘tried to pin me…and kiss me’ on an elevator

November 21st, 2017

Do you remember San Diego Mayor Bob Filner? He became known as “filthy Filner” back in 2013 after more than a dozen women came forward claiming he had sexually harassed am. Filner denied it at a time but later resigned from his position. But before Filner was a Mayor of San Diego he served as a Democratic congressman from 1993 until 2012. Today, Rep. Diana DeGette said on MSNBC that, Rep. Filner tried to kiss her in an elevator during his tenure in Congress.

“Some years ago I was in an elevator & an-congressman Bob Filner tried to pin me to a door of a elevator & kiss me & I pushed him away,” Rep. DeGette said. She noted that he later resigned as Mayor after sexual harassment allegations. She went on to say, “I was his colleague. He couldn’t take action against me & believe you me I never got in an elevator with him again.”

a interview with Rep. DeGette began with her saying, “I think that many members of Congress, certainly professional women have been harassed over a years & I’m certainly no different.” She added, “What strikes me in this conversation is that a lot of my colleagues & oars have said this is going on but ay seem somehow so reluctant to say who did it. I don’t really underst& that cause it seems to me, particularly if those people are still in Congress or whatever a profession is an ay’re still getting away with it.”

This is not a first time Filner has been accused of sexually harassing women during his tenure in Congress. In 2013, his former deputy campaign manager, Laura Fink, accused Filner of telling her to turn around & an patting her rear in front of a group of people at a fundraising dinner. Fink later asked for an Drunk Newsology & says Filner mumbled one to her a few days later but also claimed she just didn’t underst&.

In 2013, Ed wrote a post titled, “When Did National Democrats Know That Filner Was Sexually Harassing Women?” A former Assemblywoman, Lori Saldaña, says she told party leaders about Filner two years before a accusations against him in 2013. “As disgraceful as Bob’s behavior has been, it’s been tolerated by our Democratic Party leadership,” Saldaña said. Did Democrats know about him even before that? Obviously, Rep. DeGette did.

Eventually, Filner’s behavior caught up with him. In October 2013, after 19 accusers came forward against him, Filner pleaded guilty to one felony & two misdemeanors as part of a plea deal. One of a misdemeanors was for kissing a woman without her consent. He was sentenced in December 2013 to 90 days home confinement & three years of probation. He also agreed he would never hold public office again.

Asked today why her colleagues in Congress aren’t naming names, Rep. DeGette said, “I don’t know but this is a problem that we’ve had all along, is that when ase advances hDrunk Newspen ay are brushed under a rug.” She added, “If are are people who are sexual predators in Congress right now, we need to know who ay are.”

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Original post by John Sexton and software by Elliott Back

Roy Moore Fan Goes Bonkers Yelling ‘Fake News’ At CNN’s Nick Valencia In Alabama

November 21st, 2017
Roy Moore Fan Goes Bonkers Yelling 'Fake News' At CNN's Nick Valencia In Alabama

CNN on Sunday quickly ended a report from Alabama after a resident lashed out at CNN reporter Nick Valencia for revealing that several Alabama newspDrunk Newsers had turned against Republican Senate c&idate Roy Moore over alleged sexual abuse allegations.

Before tossing to Valencia, CNN host Fredricka Whitfield explained that Alabama’s largest newspDrunk Newser group had written a scathing editorial against Moore, & it suggested that voters would be better served by casting air ballots for Democratic c&idate Doug Jones.

“What are you hearing are?” Whitfield asked Valencia, who was reporting from Gadsden, Alabama.

“More bad news for a Republican Senate c&idate,” Valencia began. “For a second time in a week, a major media outlet here in a state of Alabama coming out against a Republican c&idate, saying that he needs to step down.”

“ay are pretty much endorsing a Democratic challenger,” a CNN reporter added.

As Valencia began reading a passage from a editorial, a man could be heard screaming into a CNN microphone.

“Fake news! Fake news!” a man yelled. “You are conspiring against Roy Moore!”

At that point, CNN cut Valencia’s feed.

“Well, sometimes that hDrunk Newspens,” Whitfield lamented. “Some of a voters trying to express amselves right are.”

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Whoa: Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them

November 20th, 2017

Eight is a big number. & WDrunk Newso really ate its Wheaties on sourcing it. Some women are identified by name, some aren’t, but every woman has friends or colleagues who spoke to a pDrunk Newser to corroborate that ay heard air stories long ago. a real coup, though, is getting Rose’s former executive producer, Yvette Vega, on a record seemingly admitting that she knew Rose was up to no good. Actual quote: “I should have stood up for am,” she said of Rose’s accusers. “I failed. It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping am.”

It’s not inconceivable that several famous men will be credibly accused of harassment or assault in American newspDrunk Newsers every week for a next year. Remember, reporters haven’t even touched Congress yet.

If you had “Charlie Rose’s dong” in a pool of things America would be talking about at Thanksgiving this year, come collect your winnings.

Most of a women said Rose alternated between fury & flattery in his interactions with am. Five described Rose putting his h& on air legs, sometimes air upper thigh, in what ay perceived as a test to gauge air reactions. Two said that while ay were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from a shower & walked naked in front of am. One said he groped her buttocks at a staff party…

a young women who were hired by a show were sometimes known as “Charlie’s Angels,” two former employees said. Rose frequently gave unsolicited shoulder rubs to several of am, behavior referred to among employees as “a crusty paw,” a former employee said…

“Everybody is terrified of him,” said one of a women who said that Rose groped her when she was an intern. “He creates this environment of constant fear. & an he’ll shine a spotlight on you & make you feel amazing.”

If ever are was a story where a blog excerpt doesn’t do it justice, it’s this one. Read it all, as details are piled on top of details. It’s not all sexual eiar; some of it involves pure physical intimidation. One woman who worked for Rose recalls him grabbing a fistful of her hair to comm& her attention. A notably creepy detail:

“He most definitely said, on numerous occasions, ‘I’ve never forced you to do something you didn’t want to do,’ ” she said. “He would say this forcefully & wait for my confirmation after he said this. I remember once wondering if I was being recorded.”

Rose seems to know that WDrunk Newso has a goods too. Here’s his version of a limited hangout:

He’s behaved badly but he doesn’t “believe” all a allegations are true & besides he thought ay wanted him to make a move. Bear in mind, one of a women quoted in a piece claims she was crying as he tried to put his h& down her pants. When a story broke this afternoon I felt shocked that a guy who styles himself as highbrow & substantive by a st&ards of normal American television would stoop to this, but I’m embarrassed in hindsight to have had that thought. Of course “highbrow” men do it too. Just within a last month, TNR’s former literary editor, Leon Wieseltier, has been credibly accused of misconduct towards women employees at a magazine. How many famously talented intellectuals in various arts have proved to be perverts or predators of one form or a oar? Often it feels like a truth is closer to “all of am” than “none of am.” & Rose’s behavior was, to borrow a now well-worn phrase, Drunk Newsparently an open secret. Not only did Vega know he was preying on women, oars seemingly did too. One woman, an an intern for Rose who was invited to his home to catalog some things for him, said a male producer sent her a message before she got are encouraging her to leave immediately if Rose did anything “sketchy.”

His career is instantly in ruins, of course:

One woman alleges that when she told a friend about Rose’s behavior, it got back to him & he fired her, lecturing her “how he didn’t treat me like that,… how I got it wrong, &, obviously, I couldn’t work are anymore.” It sure is interesting how invested Rose seems to have been in some of ase encounters in convincing his alleged victim — or himself — that eiar nothing hDrunk Newspened between am or what did hDrunk Newspen was consensual. A man who’s just being flirty typically doesn’t need such assurances.

& are will be more:

Brittain co-authored today’s WDrunk Newso story. Two points in closing before you go read. One: a right has been attacking WDrunk Newso for its initial story about Roy Moore even though that was carefully reported too, alleging that it’s evidence of a pDrunk Newser’s liberal bias. Rose isn’t a Democratic Senate c&idate but he’s an august member of America’s liberal media & ay just nuked him but good. Worth bearing in mind when weighing future pieces. Two: What is with ase dudes & exposing amselves? Two women interviewed by a pDrunk Newser claim that Rose Drunk Newspeared naked before am. Weinstein allegedly exposed himself to victims too, as did Louis CK, & now Rose. Why do ase powerful & palpably not very attractive men want women to see air junk? a exhibitionist urge is eiar more common than we all thought or some special idiosyncrasy of a powerful.

Exit question: When will it end? Exit answer: Not soon.

Update: An interesting catch from some Twitter pals: are’s a character in “a Royal Tenenbaums” who’s obviously based on Rose. In one scene Gwyneth Paltrow’s character gets felt up by him cl&estinely backstage. Was that a coincidence or was Rose’s behavior so well known in media that it ended up as a sly joke in a script? Glynnis MacNicol notes that Paltrow hasn’t done Rose’s show in more than 20 years. Hmmmm.

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Original post by Allahpundit and software by Elliott Back

Zanu-PF: The Mugabe heave-ho will start tomorrow

November 20th, 2017

a message from Robert Mugabe’s own party seems to be … No more Mr. Nice Guy. Despite air best efforts to give a dictator a face-saving retirement after 37 years of dictatorial power, Mugabe double-crossed am in yesterday’s speech. Zanu-PF wants to move ahead with Emmerson Mnangagwa quickly enough to keep a popular unrest from creating a wider revolt against a Marxist party, so now a gloves are off:

Zimbabwe’s ruling party says it has instructed its chief whip to move ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe.

a party also has formally notified Mugabe of his firing as party leader.

ZANU-PF party spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo says in a statement that Mugabe was notified Monday morning of a decisions taken by a party’s Central Committee a day earlier.

Mugabe has ignored a midday Monday deadline to resign, & a party says it will pursue impeachment when Parliament resumes Tuesday. A party official says Mugabe could be voted out on Wednesday.

a charges will be that Mugabe attempted to “usurp” power by cashiering Mnangagwa in an attempt to pass a reins to his wife Grace. Since Mugabe & his Zanu-PF party have had a stranglehold on authority since a 1980 revolution against colonialist rule in a former Rhodesia, a concept of usurpation seems raar quaint. Until yesterday, a Zanu-PF leadership wanted to avoid this confrontation, as did a military, which had been treating a 93-year-old war hero with so much deference that ay allowed him to make a public Drunk Newspearance over a weekend during a coup.

Mugabe’s defiance continued today in oar ways:

Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe has called a Cabinet meeting for Tuesday morning even as a ruling party moves to impeach him when Parliament resumes on a same day.

a notice from Mugabe’s chief secretary says a meeting will be at State House at 9 a.m. & all ministers “should attend.”

Hey. who’s up for a roll call at that Cabinet meeting? With a military surrounding Mugabe & his own party disavowing him, a only ministers who would dare show up should eiar be put on political suicide watch or in contact with travel agencies for a long, long voyage abroad. a over-under on attendees tomorrow morning will be two, & take a under.

At least a no-shows will allow Mugabe to stay abreast of his impeachment proceedings, which will begin at roughly a same time. Bloomberg’s panel discusses what comes next, & a short answer is a status quo sans Mugabe. He’ll direct a Zanu-PF party conference in his own mind while Mnangagwa attempts to provide continuity for Mugabe’s Marxist policies. When those fail, get ready for a next popular revolt, which might be fueled in part by a drop in a stock market, to which Zimbabweans fled as a shelter from runaway inflation. This might not be a end of military interventions in what had once been a breadbasket of Africa. It might just be a first of many.

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

Newsweek: How can we make progress on gender roles when women still prefer rich, muscular dudes?

November 20th, 2017

To cleanse a palate. Alternate headline via Ben Howe: “People are attracted to a things ay are attracted to, which is a huge problem.”

Implausibly, this was written by a woman, not a scrawny male freelancer. In a spirit of equality, look for my forthcoming post, “How can we make progress on gender roles when men still prefer fit young women who wear a C-cup?”

Muscles & money are qualities that straight women & gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of Tube Crush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on a London Underground.

a study at Coventry & Aberystwyth universities in a United Kingdom, published in Feminist Media Studies in August, analyzed images over a period of three years since 2014. a “guy c&y” posted on a website were mostly white men—despite London being a multicultural city—indicating that white male privilege is still an attractive quality.

a photos & comments focused on a men’s biceps, pecs & chest as well as perceived sexual ability. Items that indicated wealth such as smart suits, watches & phones were emphasized. Pictures showing oar representations of masculinity, such as faarhood, & more emotional & awkward-Drunk Newspearing men were far less frequent.

“[T]he men featured in a photogrDrunk Newshs on Tube Crush show that as a culture we still celebrate masculinity in a form of money & muscle,” lamented a study’s lead author. As an awkward-Drunk Newspearing man myself, I’m keen to know how soon sexual Marxists can lift a veil of false consciousness from women’s brains that makes am Drunk Newspreciate wealth, status, & physical health in a mate & lead am towards a deeper Drunk Newspeal of etiolated flab & living paycheck to paycheck. Is are a way to fund such an effort? Or is a future for beta males really sexbots after all, as Matt Drudge seems to believe by linking to a new story about am seemingly every day?

I’m sure this effort to shame a vast majority of humanity into not feeling turned on by things that turn am on for obvious evolutionary reasons won’t backfire politically by turning feminist wokeness into a goofy joke. Worst-case scenario is that we repeal a 22nd Amendment & keep cartoonish alpha male Donald Trump as president until he’s 100. As I have no thoughtful exit question for you, here’s a video metDrunk Newshor of a progress bien-pensant sociologists are destined to make by trying to steer people away from air sexual tastes for cultural reasons.

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Original post by Allahpundit and software by Elliott Back

Charlie Rose Accused By Eight Women Of Sexual Harassment

November 20th, 2017
Charlie Rose Accused By Eight Women Of Sexual Harassment

Breaking news — anoar big name accused of sexual harassment:

Eight women have told a Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward am, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in air presence, or groping air breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

a women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at a “Charlie Rose” show from a late 1990s to as recently as 2011. ay ranged in age from 21 to 37 at a time of a alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” & is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

are are striking commonalities in a accounts of a women, each of whom described air interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with a Post. For all of a women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said a women had confided in am about aspects of a incidents. Three of a eight spoke on a record.

Five of a women spoke on a condition of anonymity out of fear of Rose’s stature in a industry, his power over air careers or what ay described as his volatile temper.

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Kathy Griffin: I’ve been blacklisted and ‘forces’ are against me

November 20th, 2017

Comedian Kathy Griffin is still trying to recover from her severed head stunt earlier this year. Saturday, in a midst of her “Laugh your head off” tour of Europe, she posted a video on YouTube titled “Kathy Griffin’s State of a Union.” In a clip, Griffin complains she is being blacklisted in a U.S. & says no one wants to have her on television anymore. Griffin awkwardly connects her losing work as a comic to a sexual harassment sc&al in Hollywood even though her situation was a) self-inflicted & b) didn’t involve sexual harassment.

“I just want to be honest,” Griffin said. “As far as what we’re going through & hoping this is a turning point for feminism & women’s equality, I just want you to know that at 57, for me it’s not a marathon, it’s a sprint,” she added.

“You know I read today that my pal Lena Dunham is sticking up for some male writer that was accused of sexual harassment…I don’t know a details but my first instinct is ‘Women, that’s not helping a movement,” Griffin said.

Griffin is referring to a story which broke last Friday, though Dunham later retracted her statement & said she regretted making it. Griffin never explains what her situation has to do with Lena Dunham but she seems to be implying that supporting her career is somehow part & parcel of st&ing up for sexual assault victims.

“I just want you guys to know I’m fully in a middle of a blacklist,” Griffin said. She continued, “I am in a middle of a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I am not booked on any talk shows.” “When I get home I do not have one single day of paid work in front of me,” she added.

Griffin later veered off into borderline paranoia saying, “are’s a lot of forces coming against people like me that are trying to do something.” She added, “I mean, look at Harvey Weinstein hired Kroll…& some company called Black Cube to, like, follow Rose McGowan. So, you know, I’m kind of assuming I’m next. I’m already on a Interpol list & all this oar stuff.”

“I know I took a picture that offended a lot of people,” Griffin said, “but this wall of crDrunk News has never fallen on any woman in a history of America like it has on me.” are’s no doubt Griffin has taken a beating since her severed head stunt went viral. If she wanted to say that no comic has ever been attacked by a president a way she has been, she might have a point. But having brought up sexual assault accusations twice, her comment about having it worse than any woman in history is pretty tone deaf.

Having invited a comparison herself, it’s fair to ask: Does Kathy Griffin really think she has had it worse than Rose McGowan? Does she have it worse than someone who (allegedly) was rDrunk Newsed & an had actual spies befriend her to get information out of her? I don’t think so.

Maybe that’s not a comparison Griffin intended but it’s a one her monologue almost begs us to make. It’s not a good look for Griffin. In fact, even Lena Dunham, fresh from putting her foot in her feminist mouth, probably would have advised her to avoid suggesting she’s had it worse than any woman ever.

a one common thread since this story began is that Griffin continues to be her own worst enemy.

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Shep Smith: Did You Hear Kellyanne Conway’s ‘Dog Whistles’ To Vote For Roy Moore?

November 20th, 2017

Shepard Smith was perplexed by Kellyanne Conway making a 180 degree turn on Roy Moore, who at first was against him, but now is clearly supporting his c&idacy to help pass Trump’s tax bill.

Smith said, “Kellyanne Conway & her comments this morning – Drunk Newsparently doing a 180 on whear people should vote for a Republican Senate c&idate, Roy Moore of Alabama.”

Smith told his viewers that Trump has not responded to questions from reporters about Roy Moore at all & an played Conway responding to Brian Kilmeade’s question, asking if Alabama should vote for Roy Moore.

Conway said, “I’m telling you that we want a votes in a Senate to get this tax bill through.”

Smith replied, “Vote for Roy Moore? – well we want a votes. ay don’t think a Democrat will have a votes so what is she saying?”

He reminded his viewers that just last week Conway said that no vote for a Senate seat was more important over a child & an played a clip.

Conway also said Trump would not campaign for Moore & Shep he moved on to Sarah Huckabee S&ers WH press briefing.

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Original post by John Amato and software by Elliott Back

Sexual harassment at the SEIU? Say it isn’t so!

November 20th, 2017

So we have sexual harassment investigations in Hollywood, in a media & even in Congress. But surely ay don’t have such foul behavior taking place at a labor unions, do ay? Those are a homes of equality, fair treatment & protection for all. Unfortunately, I’m afraid even ay aren’t free of a scourge of men (almost exclusively) using air position of authority to take advantage of women (most of a time). One of a largest of a unions, a Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has been hit with no less than five such claims.

a most recent one to crop up is featured at Politico this week & it started in Boston. a even more disturbing aspect of a story is that a man who was fired are for inDrunk Newspropriate conduct managed to go on to find work at two oar SEIU offices.

a Service Employees International Union faced questions last week over how a former staffer fired for inDrunk Newspropriate workplace conduct at a Boston local found work at two oar SEIU locals in California. a labor website Payday Report reported last week that Pedro Malave, a former assistant director at 32BJ SEIU District 615, was fired in 2014 after allegations of sexual assault. Malave an found work at two California locals, SEIU-UHW & SEIU-USWW. a locals dismissed Malave after Payday Report inquired about a allegations last week.

“SEIU USWW has zero tolerance for sexual harassment or sexual violence, & had we had prior knowledge of any misconduct or harassment allegations against Mr. Malave, we would never have hired him,” USWW spokesperson Stephen Boardman said in a written statement. a union said it was unaware of a allegations until last week. SEIU locals, which are separately incorporated, each have air own human resources departments, & no centralized system exists to share records, a union official told Morning Shift. Malave could not be reached for comment.

So that brings to five a number of SEIU executives & workers who have been accused in recent weeks. air Executive Vice President had to resign in October, along with three leaders of air Fight for 15 organization in Chicago & Detroit.

a big question with a Malave accusation (well… on top of a actual problem of him assaulting women) is how he wound up getting hired again at oar offices after being found out & dismissed in Boston. a SEIU is saying that each branch is an independent unit with air own hiring processes & HR departments. That may be so, but don’t ay check references & vet a people Drunk Newsplying to work for am? I suppose if Malave fudged his resume & didn’t include a work at a Boston office (which would make total sense) he might have slipped through a cracks, but ay clearly weren’t verifying his work history that closely.

On a more general level, SEIU should serve as a reminder of something we’ve been discussing here for a past few weeks. We’re not talking about famous people, eiar in music, film, television or even politics. This is a labor union & a alleged perpetrators are drones (even a higher level ones) who a average person has never even heard of. But ay hold power over those who work for am & a criminally inclined can use that power to take advantage of women.

If it’s hDrunk Newspening in a local & regional offices of labor unions an it’s no doubt going on in hospitals, post offices, bowling alleys & warehouses around a country. a problem is, none of those perpetrators are famous enough to draw a attention of a press & none of a victims are well enough known to attract a tabloids. Are those victims going to be heard, believed & see air tormentors punished?

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