October 20, 2017 6:25 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, October 20, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, October 20, 2017 By Ginny Morning Reads 26 Comments The deal Atlanta Housing Authority forgot about. Oops. Zell retires from public life. I know firsthand how hard this is. Make your Halloween plans now! Watch this to the end. Heroes in California (language alert). What will we learn on October 26? Nothing to see here, move along. As I tell my kids, find out more about that bandwagon before you hop on it. Shame on LSU. We don’t need no stinking’ backups. Ted Cruz, jokester. Ummm. Tastes like chicken. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 26 Comments evergreentree Alas and sign on “How “Me Too” Unfairly Maligns Men and Perpetuates Victimhood”. From someone who is not even a feminist or a progressive. “Because this is all about women (isn’t everything these days?), men have been encouraged not participate by sharing their stories of sexual assault.” That is actually 100% false. From the very beginning male actors have also shared their stories and been supported. In fact, Barbara Walters is now being criticized for trying to silence Corey Feldman. Also in general feminists have long encouraged male victims of abuse to come forward. “Similar to the campus kangaroo courts that try and punish men using nothing but (often) baseless accusations, “me too” implies there’s an abundance of nasty, anonymously assaulty men lurking around every corner.” Seriously? All the people who objected to the Obama administration guidelines on campus proceedings acknowledge that assault is a serious issue. They just didn’t want to sacrifice due process rights to the accused as part of the solution. Again not a progressive or a feminist – far from either – but being subjected to repeated, degrading catcalls is dehumanizing. This. Has. Been. Scientifically. Proven. And. Quantified. The same thing with incessantly being exposed to insensitive jokes that target your identity (for lack of a better term). And being repeatedly asked out on a date by the same person who won’t take no for an answer especially if that person is a colleague or a manager/employer is something that no one should experience. It is as if this writer has no idea that being subjected to harassing/hostile behavior over a period of time can have even worse physical or emotional effects than suffering a single violent crime, or simply doesn’t care, but again this is something that has been scientifically proven. (Internalized built up stress resulting from continuous harassment and verbal abuse causes heart disease, cancer, drug addiction, mental illness, violent outbursts etc. … all proven). There are good ways to be a dissenter on this topic and there are bad ways. A good way is to incorporate a critique of third wave feminism. Start with the Andrea Dworkin view of males – thoroughly inconsistent with evolutionary biology and pretty much all psychology research as it is – and then move on to the “class struggle” aspects – Engels and Marx economic and political theories applied to social issues – that treats males as members of a class that is collectively guilty of oppressing women (also a class) so the only way for real change is to alter the class dynamics. For example, both play a role in the theoretical foundations of the campus tribunals issue, as the goal was to cause a change in campus culture that would lead to a significant reduction in assaults, the benefits of which would significantly outweigh the negative of increasing the number of falsely accused males being expelled. One can actually agree that preventing 100 rapes is worth wrongfully expelling 5 guys – especially if the behavior of the 5 guys was questionable to begin with – but should state why policies rooted in Dworkinism and misapplied Marxism will fail in their goal of reducing campus assaults and should be replaced with policies that are rooted in peer-reviewed scientific research as well as proven law enforcement tactics instead. This “Kemberlee Kaye” either seems unwilling or unable to build a case along those lines or doing anything else productive. Sadly, that seems typical of modern conservative discourse. It makes one long for the days of Irving Kristol and William F. Buckley who – wrongheaded as they might often have been – actually did directly interact with the ideological underpinnings of their opponents rather than rely on things like: “Whether intended or not, the end result is the blanket maligning of the entirety of maledom and the implication that everyone with a Y chromosome ought to repent for their original sin of being born male. It’s the ultimate man-shaming.” Even if you believe this to be true, what good does throwing it out there without putting it in the context of refuting the views of people like Eve Ensler and Monique Wittig do? Nothing. It only makes the reader believe that you are at best someone who is insensitive to the experiences of women in this area, and at worst a misogynist who supports the ill treatment of women. October 20, 2017 8:35 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ahhh, here’s a new one: Thespian Snowflakes! LOL! http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/cambridge-university-trigger-warnings-shakespeare-plays-titus-andronicus-mary-beard-academics-a8008456.html October 20, 2017 9:02 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump golfed five times in nine days. Perhaps Trump supporters will praise Trump for knowing it’s inappropriate to phone the wife of a soldier KIA to offer condolences from a golf cart. Four calls requiring one half-hour each, so it’s logical to assume the back nine was the priority on every one of those five days. Trump Making America Great Again is taking a toll on Kelly. Kelly was reduced to defending Trump by chastising a Congresswomen for listening in on a Trump condolence call to a wife. Kelly may know something we don’t, but presumably the wife accepted if not wanted the Congresswoman listening. The situation developed after Kelly’s boss lied about Obama phone calls and then used Kelly’s son to deflect drawing Kelly into the Trump circus. Is anyone surprised after a campaign in which Trump insulted a Gold Star family during the campaign?. Don’t forget Trump accusing the Congresswoman of lying while lying he had proof she was lying. There were no repercussions as far as the establishment GOP was concerned when Trump did that to Comey, so of course it’s acceptable. Establishment Republicans kid only themselves their silence isn’t complicity in Trump’s denigration of his office, and our government and country. Hey, it’s more important to borrow $1.5T to mostly give to the rich! October 20, 2017 9:05 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ok…Please listen to this call from Trump to a widow. I have no reason to believe that all of these types of calls were not as gracious… http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/gold-star-widow-releases-trumps-call-after-husband-was-killed-in-afghanistan/ October 20, 2017 12:39 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 The widow from a couple of days ago is simply being used. Many prayers to her and her family. But…the voters see that and know that. And more importantly, like I say ad nauseam, They will remember this. Election ’18 cannot come soon enough. October 20, 2017 12:53 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So because Trump had one phone call where he was wasn’t a complete tool, that means he couldn’t have possibly offended this woman and this soldier’s family? The WH has confirmed he said “he knew what he signed up for,” despite Trump continuing to lie and say that he didn’t. The WH approach to this: attack grieving family and friends with easily disproven falsehoods instead of just saying “sorry, our bad,” is one of the most disgusting things I’ve seen from them. I also want to point out that Sgt. Johnson was left behind by the contractors hired to carry out the evac flight and his death was entirely preventable. October 20, 2017 2:36 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It follow Trumps pattern. BS or bluff. When called out, deflect and lie. When called out, attack and change the subject. October 21, 2017 2:02 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Perhaps so, but there’s no doubt Kelly is being used to Make America Great Again. October 21, 2017 1:54 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Sorry to see Zell withdrawing. If all the Dems were like him, I’d never have a reason to vote Repub. Can we clone him? October 20, 2017 12:42 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant I didn’t always agree with Zell but greatly admire his political decisions to buck the party line. I wish we had more that could zig zag across that line (gulf?). October 20, 2017 1:33 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 His “spitballs” and “copperheads” speech references were the best, simplistically genius phrases ever uttered on how to deal with the radical elements that still exist! October 21, 2017 4:57 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I want to know WTF is wrong with Betty Price for her to say this…and why its not being covered here http://www.businessinsider.com/betty-price-ex-hhs-secretary-tom-price-wife-suggests-hiv-quarantine-2017-10 October 20, 2017 3:16 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Wow. That’s one of the dumbest and most horrendously tone deaf things I’ve ever heard. Well, at least this week. How ignorant does one have to be for that idea to be seriously entertained in your brain? October 20, 2017 4:27 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse A red ”H’ tattooed on the forehead will work. It can double to indicate ‘ho. October 21, 2017 2:03 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 Wasn’t Zig Zag Zell appointed to the Senate? A Republican Senator died. A Democratic Governor appointed a Democratic former Governor to replace the Republican Senator. Mr. Miller showed his appreciation, to the Democratic party, by keynoting the next Republican national convention. October 20, 2017 3:27 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Funny, I didn’t realize it was Zell’s job to genuflect to his Democrat masters rather than rightfully call ’em as he saw ’em when dealing with radical terrorists…and the Weakness of the Libs at the time. Thank God for him! October 20, 2017 5:23 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 But, of course they will!!! The very, literal personification of Weeniedom! LMAO! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Scream-Helplessly-at-the-Sky-at-Boston-Common-on-Election-Anniversary-451946733.html%3famp=y October 20, 2017 8:22 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Re: Betty Price Georgia, and the South, are in the midst of an HIV crisis, a crisis exacerbated by the fact folks lack access to healthcare. Georgia continues to have the one of the highest number folks without health insurance (17.5%, that’s good for 48th). To her credit, Rep. Price supports needle exchange programs (something her husband opposes) a program that has been proven to reduce transmission rates. But her comments about quarantines ignores the medical fact HIV can’t be spread through casual contact (a fact Price, a medical doctor, should be aware of). It also stokes the same fear and misinformation that highlighted the AIDS epidemic. Her more offensive statement was this: ”It seems to me it’s almost frightening the number of people who are living that are potentially carriers, well not carriers, with the potential to spread, whereas in the past they died more readily and at that point they are not posing a risk” 1) Don’t call them “carriers,” they’re human beings. 2) The way you manage and control the spread of HIV, while also improving health outcomes for the disease is quite simple: give them access to affordable health care (something her husband has been fighting against for years). October 21, 2017 5:36 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Hollywood continues its slide. Deplorables ain’t having any of it!! Ever sense that mindless “I Will Survive” video fronted by Amy Adams, Andrew Garfield and others, Hollywood ‘s been suckin’ hind t-t! Like the NFL, actions have consequences! MAGA! October 21, 2017 11:15 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ohhhhhh, show of hands of those that plan to see Hannity’s Kevin Sorbo Christian movie opening next weekend?! October 21, 2017 11:33 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Let me get this straight… you just posted about the decline of “Hollywood” and now you’re asking how many folks are gonna go see a movie that was produced by, you guessed it, Hollywood. Deplorables really struggle with the concept of boycotting, don’t they? October 21, 2017 3:02 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Nice try Drew. Deplorables boycott Hollywood Libs. Not those who uphold and celebrate American traditions! So, you got yor ticket yet? October 21, 2017 4:42 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope This movie is being paid for by “liberal Hollywood.” Distributed by “liberal Hollywood.” Employed crew from “liberal Hollywood.” You’re buying a ticket to sit in a movie theatre that is part of “liberal Hollywood.” Steve Mnuchin is a big part of “liberal Hollywood.” Steve Bannon is part of “liberal Hollywood.” If you really want to boycott liberals in Hollywood, you shouldn’t go to any movie, even a crappy one starring some washed up 90s TV actor. Also, you should know the NFL’s biggest and most important revenue stream is television contracts with ESPN, CBS, NBC, and Fox as well as its distribution deals for NFL Sunday Ticket, RedZone, and Network with the cable companies. Owners care very little about attendance figures, so if you really want to boycott the NFL, you need to get rid of your cable subscription. Being a deplorable must be exhausting. October 21, 2017 5:03 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Predictably howling like a stuck pig! Lol! Bottom line: Hollywood and NFL both hurting significantly. We all know why! MAGA! October 21, 2017 5:16 PM Andrew C. Pope Revenues say they aren’t. The NFL is gonna clear $14 billion in 2017. But I guess that money in their pockets is fake news, right? October 21, 2017 5:58 PM Noway2016 It seems a rhino got a little bit of revenge. Good for him. Just like when the matador gets his just desserts from an angry bull. https://www.yahoo.com/news/african-rhino-injures-poacher-rare-reversal-fortunes-092526745.html October 22, 2017 12:12 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.