Another day, another sexual harasser

Charlie Rose, Glenn Thrush of the New York Times (the other harasser outed today) and Mark Halperin of ABC and CNBC. Not to mention Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly of Fox. That covers all of the networks, right?

Let’s put this in context. This is one of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost the election. Because when the Pussygrabber-in-Chief boasted his prowess about grabbing pussy, these guys thought to themselves, “What’s the big deal?”

They all hate women, and everything they did, from their interaction with their female co-workers and how they decided to cover the atrocities of Babyman, was geared toward keeping women in their place.

What I don’t get is how they got away with it for so long, when everybody knew what they were doing?

You don’t think people knew? Consider this:

The prosecution rests.

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This is the NRA’s fault, too

File this under: Guns don’t shoot people. Old people with guns shoot themselves and other people:

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an East Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.

Elder members of First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains were cleaning up about 1 p.m. after enjoying a luncheon held to celebrate Thanksgiving. They began talking about guns in churches, according to Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks.

A man in his 80s pulled out a .380 caliber Ruger handgun and said, “I carry my handgun everywhere,” according to Parks.

He removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun to some of the men in the church. He put the magazine back in, apparently loaded a round in the chamber, and returned the gun to its holster, Parks said.

“Somebody else walked up and said, ‘Can I see it?’ ” Parks said. “He pulled it back out and said, ‘With this loaded indicator, I can tell that it’s not loaded.’ “

He pulled the trigger.

“Evidently he just forgot that he re-chambered the weapon,” Parks said.

The gun was lying on its side on a table. The bullet sliced the palm of the man’s upward-facing hand, then entered the left side of his wife’s abdomen and exited the right side, Parks said.

Both the husband and wife, who is also in her 80s, were flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that police said didn’t appear to be life-threatening. Their names had not been released as of Thursday evening.

He’s in his 80s and carries his gun everywhere. He’s from Tennessee, so it’s a wonder he hasn’t shot that last tooth out of his mouth.

Putin the fox guards the American chicken coop

Can someone explain this to me?

When President Vladimir V. Putin in July ordered American diplomatic missions in Russia to slash their staff by 755 employees, the State Department said it would need time to assess the “impact of such a limitation and how we will respond to it.”

Part of that response has now become clear: To make up for the loss of security guards axed in the Russian-mandated staff cuts, Washington has hired a private Russian company that grew out of a security business co-founded by Mr. Putin’s former K.G.B. boss, an 82-year-old veteran spy who spent 25 years planting agents in Western security services and hunting down their operatives.

Under a $2.8 million no-bid contract awarded by the Office of Acquisitions in Washington, security guards at the American Embassy in Moscow and at consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok will be provided by Elite Security Holdings, a company closely linked to the former top K.G.B. figure, Viktor G. Budanov, a retired general who rose through the ranks to become head of Soviet counterintelligence.

So a Putin crony is now in charge of security at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow? Am I the only one who sees a problem with this?

Sounds like collusion to me. Don’t you think Putin’s little puppet has gone too far?

My senator got his ass kicked

Over lawn care, no less!

The violent altercation last week that left Senator Rand Paul nursing bruised lungs and broken ribs began over a landscaping dispute between the senator and his longtime next-door neighbor, according to neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with what transpired.

The precise provenance of the dispute was still a matter of disagreement on Monday. But the back story of the fracas began to come into focus and with it, the realization that Mr. Paul’s injuries could keep him from Washington, where Republicans in the Senate hold only a slim majority, for some time.

Mr. Paul had just stepped off a riding lawn mower on Friday when Rene Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist who lived next door, charged and tackled him. Because Mr. Paul was wearing sound-muting earmuffs, he did not realize Mr. Boucher was coming, according to one of the Kentucky Republicans and a friend familiar with the altercation.

“Rand never saw him coming or heard him coming,” said the friend, Robert Porter, who visited Mr. Paul on Saturday.

The damage was severe. Aides to Mr. Paul said on Sunday that the Kentucky Republican had suffered five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs. When a Kentucky State Police trooper showed up at Mr. Paul’s home on Friday afternoon, the senator had small cuts around his nose and mouth, and had trouble breathing because of the injuries to his ribs.

Two rich neighbors in Kentucky get into a fight and the most severe charge they can come up with is fourth-degree assault?

Mr. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault and released on $7,500 bond. He is set to appear in court on Thursday. He was also ordered to not have any contact with Mr. Paul or his family and staff, and to stay at least 1,000 feet away from the senator unless Mr. Boucher was in his own home, next door.

Let’s throw some class warfare into this. If a regular human had done this to either of them, the charge would have easily been aggravated assault. If the regular human was a person of color, the charge would have been attempted murder.

Just sayin’, this is not life in the real world.

(For the record, I vote against Rand Paul whenever possible, but to get your ass kicked for not raking your leaves, or something just as irrelevant, is absurd.)