Friday, December 08, 2017

I Didn't Say It ...

Shep Smith, Fox News, on the Michael Flynn plea agreement:

“The list of people who lied is getting longer and longer. That this is a ruse, that this is fake news—is a lie.”

Even Fox News, well, one person at Fox News, knows _____ is lying.
Billy Bush, in a New York op-ed Times, on _____’s new claim that the Access Hollywood PussyGate tapes aren’t real:

“Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us assumed we were listening to a crass standup act. He was performing. Surely, we thought, none of this was real. We now know better.”

The Fat Bastard has yet to respond probably because he’s reliving his pussy groping moments.
Dianne Feinstein, on building a case for obstruction of justice against _____:

“I think we see this in the indictments, the four indictments and pleas that have just taken place, and some of the comments that are being made. I see it in the hyper-frenetic attitude of the White House––the comments every day, the continual tweets. And I see it, most importantly, in what happened with the firing of Director Comey and it is my belief that that is directly because he did not agree to lift the cloud of the Russia investigation. That’s obstruction of justice.”

I cannot wait for this long national nightmare to be over.
Resist. Vote Blue.
Gloria Estefan, accepting her Kennedy Center honor, and on how she feels that _____ did not attend:

“People here think you can never lose this, but you can lose this. We all have to stand up for what this country is, for its values. [And] I’m thankful he chose not to come. All it does is overshadow the accomplishments of people who spent a lifetime trying to do something.”

We won’t lose this because we can and will turn this around.
Barack Obama, former, fabulous, president, responding to Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist who runs the LGBTQ advocacy organization Ondede, who asked how she could make a difference in an anti-transgender world—specifically India’s Section 377, a law criminalizing homosexual acts that was reinstated in 2013:

“I think the answer is, it begins with what you just did, which is to find your voice and be able to articulate your views and your experiences, and tell your story. And that’s true of any group that is marginalized, stigmatized. Finding that voice, and being able to tell a story so that the perceptions somehow that you are different are broken down, because they start seeing their experiences in you. They see your humanity. Once that voice is there, hopefully others join you. So now you have networks, and organizations, and allies. And then, once that happens, it’s a matter of applying political pressure and being able to mobilize public opinion. Now, there is just an open acknowledgement, even among many conservative parties, that we should not be discriminating against persons because of sexual orientation. And that happened, in respect to human history, amazingly quickly. Now, in the span of one person’s lifetime, that can seem painfully long. But it requires a steady education of the public, and then a political strategy that puts pressure on elected officials, and that’s going to take some time.”

I miss him.
Al Franken, Democratic Senator from Minnesota, resigning in the wake of sexual assault allegations from multiple women:

“I am well aware…there is irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about assaulting women is in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls is running for Senate with full support of his party.”

I hate to see him go, but you cannot demand that the Fat Bastard be ousted, or Roy Moore not elected, and then let a Democrat slide.
Harassment is harassment is harassment.


Helen Lashbrook said...

You're right; it is sad that Al Franken leave the Senate but he stepped over boundaries that no man (or woman) should without invitation from their target. Now let's see the Repubs follow suit.

anne marie in philly said...

I miss a REAL LEADER in the white house...

the dogs' mother said...

I agree with Anne Marie. Sooooo miss him.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gloria Estefan, a true patriot and a magnificent singer!

Professor Chaos said...

You broke my heart, Franken!

brewella deville said...

What the Professor said.

jadedj said...

Yeah same here, to the professor's comment.

Dave R said...

Totally agree with you on the Franken bit, demonstrating great moral ethics by resigning, he makes the swinehund in the White House look simply repulsive.

Harry Hamid said...

When this is all over, Shep is the only one over there who isn't going to have to be pretending he wasn't drinking the Kool-Aid from the start.

...Or else the rest of them will go to the graves still insisting that their guy was the victim of a massive conspiracy by the deep state.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh, I'm so depressed again. I think I need to pay another visit to Mistress Maddie's housboys.