Friday, April 14, 2017

I Didn't Say It ...

Scarlett Johansson, who played Ivanka “Complicit” _____ in that SNL video, on Ivanka:

“I’ve been thinking a lot about Ivanka _____ actually, very recently. I’m sure you saw the interview she did with Gayle King yesterday. It was kind of baffling, I have to say, really baffling. You can’t have it both ways, right? If you take a job as a public advocate, then you must advocate publicly, right? And yesterday, she said something that I found particularly disappointing, which is that the greatest change she was going to make … would be behind closed doors, and nobody would actually know she made this change. I thought to myself, ‘Well, that’s empowering!’ How old-fashioned, this idea that behind a great man is a great woman. What about being in front of that person, or next to that person? ... [It] is so old fashioned and it is so uninspired and actually really cowardly. I can’t imagine how complicated it must be to see your parent in this sudden position that he is in, and know deep down, that it is a position that he never really wanted, and now he is in this position, and he finds himself there and I think it must be — I think as a daughter, someone who looks up to a parental figure like that, it’s a unique and strange thing. But she has the opportunity to really make a big impact, just by being vocal. ... It baffles me, the whole situation baffles me.”

Ivanka wants to sit behind the scenes, doing her little thing without notice, lest she draw attention away from Daddy ... or Jared.
She calls herself a feminist and yet she sits by and does nothing when #PussyGate erupted, and said and did nothing when her father turned back the clocks on women’s rights and sexual harassment in the workplace.
She’s a lap dog ... a Stepford lap dog. And good on Scarlett for calling her out.
Brit Hume, Fox News talking head, blaming the media for exposing Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s affair:

“Well, that's the age old adage ... that ‘it's not the original offense that will get you in politics. It is trying to cover it up afterwards that does it.’ And Bentley's case of course, look at what he's done, it's not something that politicians of every stripe haven't done and used to do kind of with abandon 30 or 40 years ago and people didn't—a long time ago, people didn't cover it. Journalists didn't cover it, and they never admitted it, and it never came to light. But this is a new age and a new atmosphere when it comes to dealing with women, particularly women who may be your subordinates. And in this new age, you simply don't get away with that kind of stuff anymore, and Bentley's fall from grace is further proof of that. "

Um, Brit, you tool? When a Bible thumping anti-same-sex marriage, family values politician cheats on his wife for years and then uses public money to cover it up, the story should be told.
The story wasn’t about the cheating, it was about the cover-up and the stealing of public funds to do so, ass.
But you sit right there in the Rich White Boy’s Club and whine about it, you f**k.
Oscar Munoz, United CEO, in a memo to employees after a passenger was dragged off one of their flights:

“Like you, I was upset to see and hear about what happened last night aboard United Express Flight 3411 ... While the facts and circumstances are still evolving, especially with respect to why this customer defied Chicago Aviation Security Officers the way he did, to give you a clearer picture of what transpired ... As you will read, this situation was unfortunately compounded when one of the passengers we politely asked to deplane refused and it became necessary to contact Chicago Aviation Security Officers to help. Our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this. While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right. I do, however, believe there are lessons we can learn from this experience, and we are taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding this incident. Treating our customers and each other with respect and dignity is at the core of who we are, and we must always remember this no matter how challenging the situation.”

“Treating our customers and each other with respect and dignity is at the core of who we are”? Really Oscar?
Dragging a paying customer off a flight that you overbooked to make room for your employees to be able to get to Louisville to work another flight is respect?
Buh-buy, asshat.
Oscar Munoz, United Airlines CEO, trying the apology again:

"The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment.  I share all of those sentiments, and one above all: my deepest apologies for what happened. Like you, I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard.   No one should ever be mistreated this way. I want you to know that we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right. It’s never too late to do the right thing. I have committed to our customers and our employees that we are going to fix what’s broken so this never happens again. This will include a thorough review of crew movement, our policies for incentivizing volunteers in these situations, how we handle oversold situations and an examination of how we partner with airport authorities and local law enforcement. We’ll communicate the results of our review by April 30th. I promise you we will do better."

Funny how this apology came the day after United stocks lost $255 million dollars. I mean, if the stock hadn’t fallen, Oscar never would have released a second statement because it’s all, and only, about the coins.
Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, apologizing for comparing Syrian President Assad to Hitler and saying “Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”:

“I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week, using chemical weapons and gas. Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison. And for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”

Look, gassing anyone is vile, be they Assad or Hitler, but never try to say something like, um, “He’s worse than Hitler.”
It doesn’t bode well; and even more troubling is the fact that Spicer couldn’t think of the words “concentration camp” or even “death camps” but chose to call them “holocaust centers.”
And this, coming again from an administration that has been accused again and again of being anti-Semitic, is also disturbing.
I really think it’s time Spicer hung up his hood and cross and stepped off.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Stepford lap dog" is the perfect description of Ivanka Trump!

anne marie in philly said...

"stepford lap dog" - bwhahahahahaha!
and the rest of the white boyz need to siddown and shaddap!
munoz is an asshat!

the dogs' mother said...

Good collection (in a bad way...!)
Traveling today and thru Sunday. Will
check in from time to time.

Harry Hamid said...

Yeah, Brit is taking the same attitude as Trump takes regarding intelligence "leaks." It's the people who report the wrongdoing who are the real bad guys, not the wrongdoers.

Raybeard said...

Munoz is a chump - first class, literally!

Blobby said...

Sorry Sean - I give you zero credit for the apology. None.

Helen Lashbrook said...

People try to apologise for crass mistakes by saying that everyone does it with the implication that therefore it is all right not all wrong!

Re United seen this?