The Huffington Post this morning deleted an post written by contributor Rebecca Walden entitled, “Young ladies of the SEC, cover it up!” in which Walden admonished SEC’s female college students for their choice of wearing apparel, rather lack thereof during last week’s Alabama-USC game at AT&T Stadium. [Score No. 1 Alabama 52, No. 20 Southern Cal 6]
The September 3rd post although well-written and nothing more than an American exercising her right to free speech and concerns was ill-received by the usual suspects and, therefore, censored out of existence.
Dear young ladies of the SEC, can you do us all a solid and start covering it up?
Standing amongst many of you at the recent Alabama-USC game in AT&T Stadium, I was bewildered.
An Alabama student myself not 20 years ago, I remember what fun it was to dress up for football games. My friends and I would scour the racks of Banana Republic and other favorite stores for anything and everything crimson. We’d swap favorite pieces, share accessories and pull together our “best look” week after week, not only for those cute fraternity boys, but also to cheer on the mighty Tide.
What we didn’t want, and what we never did, was to show up for a college football game looking like we belonged in a Victoria’s Secret fashion show….
The comments beneath the above article at Saturday Down South was surprisingly mixed but then we get to Mediaite who took the opportunity to bash the op-ed while conjecturing a level of hypocrisy on Walden’s part.
‘Families attend these games. Little eyes are watching you,’ she continued. ‘On behalf of them, and the rest of us who feel embarrassed for you as you walk by, stop baring almost all in the name of game day fashion.’ She did not mention the equally appalling moment when USC defensive end Jabari Ruffin intentionally stomped on an opposing player’s crotch, which USC coach Clay Helton only punished with a laughable half-game suspension against Utah State….
Shame on you, Mediaite.
The Huffington Post was either unaware or paid little attention to Walden’s op-ed, that is until HerCampus.com ran an opposing piece, entitled, “Young Ladies of the SEC, Wear Whatever You Want.” by Sarah Fowerbaugh who put off by Walden’s bewilderment responded:
Ms. Walden, though I’m sure your intentions were only good and you had our best interests at heart, your incredibly sexist and demeaning assumptions about what we choose to wear only proves that your old world understanding of the game day rituals here in the SEC is a bit skewed….
“old world understanding of the game day rituals?”
All want has to do is look over the tags above Fowerbaugh’s response to get where she’s coming from, i.e.:
Ladies, ladies, ladies! Can’t we all just agree to disagree [or has the idea of agreeing to disagree become old world, as well]?
Apparently so because hours later, the PC police at the Huffington Post clamping down on Walden’s First Amendment rights deleted the op-ed from the website leaving in its place the following note: “This post from The Huffington Post Contributor Platform is no longer available on our site.” (see screenshot below).
Translation: Huffington Post is not a free speech zone.
Lastly, politically correct to a fault, what would the Huffington Post do if a Muslim wrote a post demanding that young women cover up at football games or anywhere else on U. S. soil?
Answer: We know what the ideologues at Huffington Post would not do.
Cross-Posted at Wow! Magazine (formerly knowns as Watcher of Weasel).
Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Did You think Of NBC’s Commander in Chief Forum?
Stately McDaniel Manor: Perhaps the most obvious lesson from the Commander in Chief Forum was something we already know: Donald Trump can be rational, effective, and even a bit presidential. Hillary Clinton is the most dishonest, crooked, and dangerous presidential candidate of my lifetime.
His performance may well foreshadow his debate performances, and if so, that could be the difference between winning and losing. The election remains his to lose. Seemingly, whenever he is pulling ahead, he says something incredibly dense, like praising Vladimir Putin, which has the potential to submerge him again. Fortunately, that particular gaffe probably won’t damage him much, if it all, but I’ll cover that in another article.
Still, Trump is in a sense, a blank slate. He hasn’t destroyed entire nations, created a scam charity/personal slush fund, badly damaged national security and labored mightily to destroy the rule of law. He hasn’t subverted the legitimacy of the FBI, the IRS, the DOJ, the State Department and many other federal agencies. His “lies” are generally more New Yawk bluster and BS than actual lies, and they don’t conceal innumerable federal felonies. It’s unlikely he’ll turn the Supreme Court into a gaggle of progressive rubber stampers that think the Constitution an impediment to progressive glory and eternal rule, rather than the law of the land. He has the very real potential to do a great deal of good, particularly if he does half what he’s promised and repeals Obamacare, rolls back federal regulations, improves the economy, stops destroying coal and oil jobs, and enforces immigration law. He actually could undo a great deal of the damage of the Obama/Clinton years, and those possibilities were on display at the CiC Forum.
Most importantly, Trump not only does not hate our military, he appears to actually respect those that wear the uniform, and might be willing to listen to their good advice. He appears hawkish, but demonstrates little military and national security acumen. This is not surprising, considering his life as a businessman. However, he does have a track record of hiring capable people and getting difficult things done, and has a far more realistic view of our deadly enemies than virtually any progressive.
Trump has potential, and displayed it. Under him, it’s possible America will not decline further, and might even improve.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand is a known quantity. There is no doubt what she’ll do as President; she’s told us in voluminous detail. She’ll turn the Supreme Court into a body that will decide every case on progressive principle rather than the Constitution. The First and Second Amendments will be legislated from the bench into irrelevance, and a permanent progressive majority on the court will be inevitable. Massive vote fraud, ensuring a permanent progressive majority in Congress and in virtually every office of the land will become reality. Political correctness will run wild, and single payer health non-care will be mandated. Canadians will have nowhere to go to get the health care their single payer system can’t provide.
Hillary Clinton’s spiteful hatred of our military and those that serve in it are legendary. Her embrace of our enemies, and hatred of our allies, is perhaps only a little less than that of Barack Obama. She will destroy the coal industry–another Hillary promise we can bet she’ll keep–greatly increase federal regulations of all kinds, drive gas prices to previously unheard of levels, and complete the wealth redistribution that is global warming policy.
She will throw wide our borders, totally ignoring our immigration laws–she has said she’ll go farther with executive orders than Barack Obama–and will ensure a permanent minority underclass beholden to progressives. Catering to that underclass will fundamentally change America, from our language to our customs to our place in the world.
There is no lie she will not tell, no law she will not break, nothing she will not do to complete the decline of America into a true banana republic, while congressional republicans scramble to see who will rule the rubble.
Clinton’s potential is almost entirely for destruction. It is almost impossible she will do anything good for America. It is almost impossible she will uphold and defend the Constitution.
That’s our choice: a possibility of regaining constitutional government and the rule of law, or a further, precipitous, final descent into socialist oblivion. The money can, and will, run out. The economy can collapse. Our enemies can attack around the world, even in America, and even now, our Marines are scrounging museums and aircraft bone yards to find parts to keep at least some of their jets flying.
We know from Benghazi exactly what Hillary will do with that 3 AM phone call. Trump might actually do something right, something in America’s interests, something that might save American lives. He might even tell the truth about it later.
Trump has potential. He just might protect and defend the Constitution, and with it, America and Americans. At least he doesn’t hate them.
Don Surber: I judge such events by the reactions. Going in Trumpkins worried about Lauer. Afterward, Hillary’s Super PAC — as Cruz called the media — jumped on Lauer. The next day Hillary held her first press conference in nine months to blunt the forum’s impact. The next day after that, she opened her basket of Deplorables.
In the forum, Trump’s voice was softer and firmer now. He knows he will be C-in-C in January and relishes the job. He no longer has to prove himself. That’s the transformation. Never lose sight of the fact that this is a raw rookie candidate. Those who wrote him off in August, well, like I said, it was August. His focus is on November.
JoshuaPundit: I examined the C-in-C Forum in detail here. As the polls done after the event which I present at the link indicate, three things are clear…Mrs. Clinton was perceived as evasive and untruthful, it was Donald Trump who was seen as decisive, presidential and the clear winner, and our military prefers Trump as commander-in chief by a large majority.
That’s impressive considering how much Matt Lauer tried to help her, not to mention the earpiece she was wearing to get coached from backstage. In spite of that, he endured a real gang stomping from the Clinton Media, similar to what happened to Bob Schieffer of CBS after the first 2012 Obama-Romney debate. Aside from an attempt at disinformation, the media frenzy was also intended as a warning to Lester Holt, the next left wing Democrat ‘moderator’ to do a lot better, or else.
That’s also exactly why Obama’s former CIA head, lifelong Democrat Mike Morrell was let loose to shill for Mrs. Clinton and attack Trump as ‘dangerous for national security.’
Fun fact: Morrell’s interview was with Martha Raddatz, who just by coincidence will be ‘moderating the second debate.
And that ain’t no coincidence.
Trump, not being stupid is now calling for debates without a Clinton campaign operative ‘moderator,’ just he and Mrs. Clinton. I’d modify that myself to include a timekeeper to prevent Hillary Clinton from filibustering.
Here’s another thing I took away form the C-in-C forum. Trump has a far better chance to become president than the polls indicate, that the Democrats are running scared and that the American people just might not have as bad a suicide complex as I feared. They’re realizing that we do have a president in waiting, and perhaps even a great one.
The Glittering Eye : I thought the CiC forum was inoffensive and largely uninteresting. I was amused (or maybe dismayed) at how exercised some bloggers and columnists became at Matt Lauer’s failure to be partisan enough to suit their tastes. They seem to have forgotten that’s the job of the Clinton campaign rather than the news media.
Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason : All in all I liked the Commander in Chief Forum. It was a good way for the candidates to be themselves without having to be on the offensive like they have to be in a face to face debate with their opponent.
Hillary Clinton went first after losing the coin toss and Trump opting to go second.
In answer to the question of what qualities does she have that would make a good commander in chief she replied “steadiness”. Matt Lauer asked about judgment and she said judgment, too. She was asked several times about her emails. She said she knew the importance of classified emails and understands the policies and procedures in place in handling classified and top secret emails. These were all good questions with no good answers from her. She repeated obvious lies after what we know has been revealed through the FBI and through reports arising from information obtained in FOIA requests. One thing did stand out in her answer: She said she communicated classified material on a wholly separate system. Where are those emails and on what system?
In her one attack against Trump she said he lied and that he was for the war in Iraq. She did own up to the fact that she made an error when she voted to get us into the war. She was a Senator and had information very few people had available to them to make this decision. Her attacks against Trump for his early support of the war as a civilian cannot be compared.
There were no questions about Benghazi and Clinton said we did not lose a single American in that action in Libya. Of course we did not lose anyone in “that” action, but our actions in Libya created the climate for the massacre of four Americans in Benghazi.
Finally, Clinton essentially told our enemies they did not have to fear any real action or threat from us as she vowed to never put ground troops in to defeat ISIS. And when questioned about preventing future terrorist attacks on U. S. soil she promised to keep those on the terrorist watch list from obtaining guns in her continuing fight for increased gun control.
Matt Lauer was very gracious and helped Clinton by almost coaxing her with key words she used to expand upon in her answers. She was measured and steady and came across very well in my opinion. I try to watch these forums and debates with the eyes and ears of a not wholly informed voter to get a feel for how the candidates are perceived by them.
At the break, right before they came to Trump they played a nasty anti-Trump advertisement. That was pretty low even for NBC.
Matt Lauer asked Trump many more questions than Hillary which he answered with an even temperament. Lauer threw some of his prior outrageous statements back at him to question his judgment. Hopefully Trump understands how his Tweets and off the cuff remarks come across to the general public and how the media will always throw them back at him to make him look bad. In these last two months he needs to stay on message and keep attacking Hillary on her scandals and corruption if he truly wants to win the election.
All in all it was a good introduction to the candidates as we are getting ready to see them face off in the upcoming debates. Now is the time more people are starting to pay attention to the election so hopefully they will see enough to make the right choice in November.
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Today Americans revisit the horrific events that occurred exactly 15 years ago, the September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon during which more than 3,000 people were killed and 6,000 plus wounded.
Let us also not forget the September 11, 2012 Islamic terrorist attacks in BENGHAZI, Libya in which four Americans were slaughtered in a second wave of attacks on U. S. soil, i.e., U. S. Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, Ambassador, Information Officer Sean Smith, Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Tyron Woods.
As many mourn the loss of loved ones, pay tribute the fallen today and the wounded, New York City public schools will remain closed Monday but not in observance of the 911. Instead NYC public schools are closed Monday in observance of Eid al-Adha, Muslim holiday placed on the school calendar in 2015 by New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (See calendar below. Note, also added to the calendar is the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr to be observed June 26, 2017.)
Philadelphia public schools are also closed tomorrow.
Commie de Blasio and comrade Farina when placing Muslim holidays on the school calendar at the same time deleted all acknowledgement of Christmas, a Christian holiday including replacing any mention of Christmas recess period from December 26, 2016 thru January 2, 2017 with the word “Winter Recess (schools closed).”
In addition, Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 has also been deleted from the school calendar and acknowledgment of school closings for Easter week replaced with the words, “Spring Recess (schools closed).”
Disrespectful? Yes, REPUGNANT and a slap in the face of Christians.
It is an outrage that Eid al-Adha which was observed on September 24th last year, will be observed this year on September 12, 2016 (tomorrow) on U. S. soil one day after the 15th anniversary of the September 11th Islamic terrorist attacks in which more than 3,000 Americans perished.
According to Al-Jazeera, Eid al-Adha was expected to begin today, September 11th but since “The actual dates of Eid are confirmed based on moon sighting. If a new moon was sighted on September 1, then the first day of Eid al-Adha would have been on September 11. But since the moon was not visible, the festival will be celebrated on Monday, September 12….”
De Blasio and Farina have deleted any mention of Christian holidays from school calendars. Is anyone outraged? Or will New Yorkers sit by like sheep being led to the slaughter?
America first and foremost. Wake up people. Demand it.
H/t Robert Trent.
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) September 11, 2016
Fifteen years ago today, Pope John Paul II said a prayer for the victims of the 911 Islamic terrorist attacks. their families, friends, loved ones and the American people.
Almighty Father, we commend the victims of this shocking tragedy to Your eternal love. We implore Your comfort upon the injured, the families and friends involved, and all who are doing their utmost to rescue survivors and help those affected. We ask You, Father, to grant the American people the strength and courage they need at this time of sorrow and trial. We beg you, Jesus, to send Your legions of heavenly Angels, led by Saint Michael the Archangel, to protect the United States from additional attempts of destruction. If supernatural means are required to foil these plots, we humbly implore you to suspend natural laws to save innocent lives and souls. Holy Spirit, we are a sinful nation, and we beg you to send us Your authentic spirit of repentance. We are also a nation capable of great charity and justice, so look not on our sins, Heavenly Spirit of Mercy, but upon our sorrow and resolve to turn from evil, to fight evil, and procure victory over evil. Illuminate the minds and souls of our citizens and especially our leaders so we can see the error of our ways, and give us the sweet grace required to turn to God with pure hearts. Immaculate Mary, Humble Virgin, Mother of our Church, and protectress of our nation, we ask you to go before the Throne of the Holy Trinity and intercede for the United States at this critical juncture in our history. Gently place your mantle upon our land, upon our people, upon our allies, upon our fighting men and women, as you once wrapped our Savior in swaddling clothes in a manger. We have no words that rightly express what we on earth cannot understand or ever truly fathom, the Love of God, so we turn with childlike faith to the words that Jesus Himself taught us to pray: "Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen!" Saint Michael the Archangel, protect us! Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, pray for us. Saint Katharine Drexel and Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton, pray for us. Saint Thomas More, Patron of Politicians, pray for us. Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of Canada, pray for us. Immaculate Mary, Patroness of the United States, pray for us. Jesus Christ, King of Kings, have mercy on us! Amen.
While it appears that some NeverTrumpers may vote for Donald Trump in the coming presidential election, whiffs of desperation permeate the air from those doubling down on their anti-Trump and damn those illiterate Trump supporters aka the “alt-right” aka “basket of deplorables” attacks, determined to take a nation over the edge of the cliff by any means necessary, not for love of country or conscious, but to legitimize their self-worth and enrichment.
Unified Patriots by Vassarbushmills
If you haven’t heard, a fellow (I assume) named Publius Decius Mus penned an anonymous, 10-page essay at the Claremont College website, entitled the “Flight 93 Election“ It’s a near-masterpiece, even historic.
It’s also long, but not above anyone’s head, even millennials, if they only put their whole minds to it. It’s what you might call a 4-dotter, where paragraphs are connected by the author with logic, one to the other, completing a nearly complete picture of the Trump candidacy and what it means to the nation and conservatism, and finally, with William F Buckley’s assistance, the constitutional position of the average American.
The essay is an explanation, more than an attack, on the position held by the #NeverTrump crowd, but as you can imagine, many took offense anyway. Clearly, Publius Decius Mus’ logic isn’t shared universally.
Nor was it, for my conservative tastes, complete. As a unified theory, it missed a point, which I will raise below, after I’ve dispensed with the teat-fittery, for you see, whether intentional or nor, Publius Decius Mus’ arguments are generationally based, between a group that has largely been around, and have the benefit of experiences millennials, and most Gen Xers, can’t claim. That’s a pure statistical reality. We’ve been around more.
So, when Rush Limbaugh brought this essay to the general public’s attention last week, it caused a firestorm of controversy, while also possibly producing an unstoppable wind-change in the election itself, in that it depicted the reality of a Hillary Clinton victory in November in stark, even harsher terms than anyone (other than me) has portrayed to them. So while some have complained loudly and bitterly I believe that many anti-Trumpsters are edging closer to voting for him anyway, based on PDM’s Flight 93 metaphor.
(While I have argued virtually every point raised by PDM for several years, his presentation is immaculate, chalkboard perfect in connecting dots; a thing I could never do as well, especially without lapsing off into profanities, which explains why I understand the teat-fitter of the NeverTrumpsters as well as I do.)
But amidst this sea-change, there is some cause to believe that Ben Shapiro may have shifted course in the other direction, against Trump, which is teat-fittery writ large, and why I detour to mention him. He may be arguing against his own logical inclinations. At least, my son, who follows Ben more closely than I do, and, being closer to the same age…32 to 45…believes, and Ben has led him to think, that he will hold his nose (God, how many times have we been asked to do that since 1992?) and vote for Trump anyway….
Hillary Clinton’s contempt for American voters was on full display yesterday when during an LGBT “focused” Fundraiser in New York City hosted by Barbara Streisand, the Crooked One attacked Donald Trump’s supporters labeling them a “basket of deplorables.”
Desperate to please attendees who spent anywhere from $1,200, for limited availability, and as much as $250,000 for a ticket to hear the Crooked One screech, before a crowd of fellow Marxist elites, Clinton dripping of contempt for Trump supporters stated: “You know, just to be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables…The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up….”
So what about the other half? Covering her bases just in case a Trump supporter decides at the last moment not to vote for Trump:
‘That other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for a change,’ she said. ‘They don’t buy everything he says, but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won’t wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroin, feel like they’re in a dead end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well….”
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This morning after the checks have been deposited and credit slips safely tucked into her account, Clinton released a statement in which she apologized (not) for labeling “half” of Trump supporters “the deplorables.”
“I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong. But let’s be clear, what’s really ‘deplorable’ is that Donald Trump hired a major advocate for the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement to run his campaign and that David Duke and other white supremacists see him as a champion of their values.”
As reported by Bloomberg News, Clinton’s non-apology, in which she doubled down on the name calling and use of the race card was intended to tamp down the outrage sparked across social media by her vile remarks at yesterday’s fundraiser.
The statement was aimed at shutting down the blowback from the Trump campaign and Republicans and preserving Clinton’s appeal to moderate Republicans and independents. It came hours after she made the remarks that hearkened back to comments Barack Obama made in 2008 about people who cling to guns and religion and that Republican Mitt Romney made in 2012 about the 47 percent of Americans who were dependent on the government and would never vote for him….
Apology NOT ACCEPTED and for the record, Clinton attacked Trump supporters last week on Israeli TV where she used the same phrase “the deplorables”. (See: 2:07 of video)
So Hillary is now demanding that her supporters not listen those now labeled the “alt right.” She who is in bed with those who stone women, throw gays from rooftops, rape children, destroy Christian artifacts, slaughter Christians and whose primary agenda is to wipe the state of Israel off the map. How contemptuous of Clinton to espouse such propaganda on Israeli TV?
Ridicule, labeling, race baiting and name calling is all there is in Hillary Clinton’s repertoire since she’s a lying crook with no credibility whatsoever and now she may not even have that.
The hashtag #basketofdeplorables has been trending across social media for hours in what is a clear backlash against the Crooked One.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 10, 2016
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) September 10, 2016
This sick wench is horrible!#NeverHillary
— CC (@ChristiChat) September 10, 2016
— American Deplorables (@USA_Gunslinger) September 10, 2016
— Deplorable Jack! (@risetoflyy) September 10, 2016
— @Nero ひ✘ (@ImWithYou010) September 10, 2016
— THE Chris Coon (@Coondawg68) September 10, 2016
— Angelo John Gage (@AngeloJohnGage) September 10, 2016
— Teachers for Jill (@TeachersForJill) September 10, 2016
Crooked Hillary stepped into it up to her neck. There is now a video likening Clinton’s #basket of deplorables remark to Mitt Romney’s 47% statement back in 2012.
One more for the road. Trump supporters labeled by Progressives as “basket of deplorables” but these thugs are not? How so?
Suggestion to Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media, Progressive establishment of both parties aka NeverTrumpers who continue to lambast and look down their noses on Donald Trump and his supporters, “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5
Just so you know….
— Deplorable Constance (@ConstanceQueen8) September 10, 2016