October 12, 2016

You Stay Classy, Eleanor: DC Rep Goes After Looks of Clintons’ Victims

On Bill Press’s radio and Internet TV show on Monday, D.C. nonvoting congressional representative Eleanor Holmes Norton proved that Michelle Obama’s recent admonition that “when they go low we stay high” is something the left pretends to advocate in theory but almost never follows in practice.

Moments after quoting Ms. Obama, Ms. Norton, who no one will mistake for a supermodel, began making insulting, derogatory comments about the appearance of women present at the second presidential debate who have accused Clinton of sexually predatory behavior ranging from harassment to rape (and, by inference, the fourth, Kathy Shelton, whose child rapist escaped serious punishment with Hillary Clinton, who laughed about the result, as his legal counsel) — and went there twice.


Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101216)

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Positivity: Detroit Mass highlights need to recognize sin in order to enjoy mercy

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 1:25 pm

From Detroit:

Oct 12, 2016 / 12:59 am

Seeking God’s forgiveness for generations of failures in the Church, the Archdiocese of Detroit held a Mass of Pardon asking God for grace and mercy.

“Repent and believe in the Good News, this is an inseparable prayer,” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said in his homily for the Oct. 7 Mass.

He said the Mass is about “transforming those faults in our sins, the wounds we bear that bear death, and transforming those wounds into new sources of life.”

“That’s what pardon is in the Kingdom of God. It’s not about forgetting, it’s about transformation. Transforming our lives though Jesus Christ, now and forever,” the archbishop said, according to the Michigan Catholic.

Auxiliary Bishops Michael Byrnes, Arturo Cepeda and Donald Hanchon concelebrated the Mass with the archbishop at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Behar: Bill Clinton’s Accusers Are ‘Tramps,’ But Hillary Knows ‘He Did Those Things’

Much is being made of The View host Joy Behar’s outrageous smear earlier this week of three women who have accused Bill Clinton’s sexual assault and unwanted sexual advances as “tramps.” The blowback is richly deserved, especially because compelling evidence indicates that these women are the victims, not only of Bill Clinton, but of Hillary Clinton’s enabling behavior and actions.

Behar has apologized for her remark, but it hardly excuses the tone of the discussion, which centered largely on characterizing Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Broaddrick not as victims — but as women who “slept with” Bill Clinton! Behar’s apology also won’t reverse her damning admission, seen at the end of the video segment posted after the jump, that Hillary Clinton “knows now that he (Bill Clinton) did those things” he has been accused of. Yes, that is what she said.