The Cornfield Resistance on Republican double standards

Reflections on the debased base.

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The Capitol Hill creep list

The dipshits are everywhere. But women have known this forever.

The answer isn’t for men to be like Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence once had told The Hill, a political newspaper and website, that he never dines with women alone, nor does he attend functions without his wife if alcohol is being served.

Because that either implies that women can’t control themselves around Mike Pence (highly unlikely) or Mike Pence can’t control himself around women (sounds right. Have you seen the guy’s face?).

The answer is for men to stop being dicks (and to stop thinking with theirs).

Watching women’s hoops in the Ville

It’s four games into the season, but I’m really enjoying Louisville women’s basketball this year. The highlight has been the 95-90 win over Ohio State, in Columbus, where Asia Durr set a UofL basketball scoring record (men’s and women’s) with 47 points. But the other three matchups against Southeast Missouri State, Toledo and Michigan have been blowouts, winning by 40, 35 and 25 points, respectively.

Here’s how good they are. I went to the SEMO season opener and thought the Cards were looking really sloppy. That was the 40 point win. Then I watched the Michigan game last night, when they went into halftime down five points. Michigan only scored 12 points in the final two quarters. That’s 12 points total.

Given the disappointment of UofL football and the scandal around men’s basketball, women’s hoops may end up being the must-see sport in the city. (Of course, there’s still Notre Dame and Connecticut around to burst that bubble, but right now, the UofL women are the No. 5 team in the country.)

The NRA almost caused another Newtown

When I was going up, our elementary school disaster drill was to quickly get away from windows and cower in hallways, because the Cubans had nuclear weapons supplied by Russia, and we thought they were going to use them on us. As a second grader, I didn’t know that at the time. I figured it out years later.

But second graders today know that when they have an emergency drill, it’s because a psychopath with a gun is in the area, and they don’t want to be victims of another Sandy Hook. Because things like this are happening:

Parents were dropping their children off at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, a tiny building in a rural stretch of Northern California, when they heard the first shot. Almost immediately, two more gunshots cracked through the morning air.

It was just minutes before school was supposed to begin on Tuesday morning. The school secretary made a snap decision: Lock down the school. She and other staff members ushered children from the quad into the school, quickly urging nearly 100 young students inside, along with four teachers, aides and parents, said Rick Fitzpatrick, superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary school District.

Children were still hurrying in when the gunman’s white pickup truck came tearing down the street and crashed into the school’s locked gate. A man later identified as Kevin J. Neal jumped out, wielding a semi-automatic rifle and wearing a vest packing additional ammunition, authorities said. Children were still hurrying into classrooms, Fitzpatrick said, when the head custodian looked around a corner.

Neal raised his rifle, targeting the custodian, but it apparently jammed, Fitzpatrick said. By the time Neal cleared the jam, the last student was inside and the school was locked down.

Within 10 seconds of the lockdown going into place, Neal was standing in the quad where, moments earlier, children had been playing.

Children, school staff and parents huddled inside under desks and in offices. Outside, Neal raised his rifle and began to fire. Police said in the hours leading up to that moment, he had killed his wife and hidden her body before beginning a bloody rampage across this community about 135 miles north of Sacramento.

Neal, who also tried to open doors and get inside, fired at the school for six agonizing minutes, shattering windows and shooting through wooden walls, authorities said. One bullet struck a child, while others were wounded with broken glass. Neal eventually “became frustrated” and gave up, abandoning the school, Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County, told reporters.

The NRA says everyone should have a gun. Even this guy, Kevin J. Neil:

The NRA has bought and paid for the Republican Congress and has killed more Americans than all the Islamist terrorist groups combined. This psychopath intended to go into a school and blow away as many children as he could. But we’re now trained to go into lockdown mode for a mass shooter because members of the GOP won’t do anything to offend their masters in the NRA.

How low will they go?

I’m dreaming, right? This isn’t really happening. Is it?

“I was terrified,” Alabama resident Beverly Young Nelson said through tears, at a Thursday afternoon press conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. “I thought he was going to rape me,” she said, recounting the night when she claims Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her outside of an Etowah County restaurant, when she was 16 years old.

Nelson said that she first met Moore when she was 15-years-old, during her waitressing shifts at the Old Hickory House restaurant where Moore was a regular customer. “He sat at the counter at the same seat night after night,” Nelson said. “Mr. Moore was an adult, he was much older than I was, I knew that he was the district attorney in Etowah County.” Moore, she said, flirted with her during her shifts, even though she was 15. She added that she had no interest in Moore and did not respond to “his flirtatious behavior.” Still, Moore persisted, complimenting her looks, pulling her hair, and even signing her yearbook.

Nelson alleges that Moore sexually assaulted her after her sixteenth birthday. She said that on one evening after her shift ended, Moore offered her a ride home. Since her ride home was late and she lived close-by Nelson accepted the offer. “I trusted Mr. Moore because he was the district attorney,” she said. “I thought he would get on the highway, instead he drove to the back of the restaurant […] he stopped the car and he parked his car in between the dumpster and the back of the restaurant where there were no lights. The area was dark and it was deserted. I was alarmed and immediately asked him what he was doing. Instead of answering my question, Mr. Moore reached over and groped me, putting his hand on my breast,” Nelson said.

When she tried to escape from the car, Nelson alleges that Moore prevented her from leaving. “[I] tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop,” Nelson said. She said that Moore refused to stop and instead, squeezed her neck and “tried to force my head onto his crotch.” “I was terrified,” Nelson said, “I thought he was going to rape me.” The alleged assault ended when Nelson was either pushed or fell from the car. She said that afterwards, she had bruises on her neck, which she covered with makeup. Nelson said that Moore threatened her, telling her that no one would believe her since “you’re just a child and I’m the DA of Etowah County.”

This is a new accuser who told her story yesterday. Surely, the Republican attorney general is going to address this issue seriously?

Ten days after President Trump said that he was frustrated with the Justice Department for not investigating Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, the Justice Department told Congress on Monday that senior prosecutors were looking into whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate them.

The prosecutors will examine reports of misconduct at the Clinton Foundation and the Obama administration’s 2010 decision to allow a Russian nuclear energy agency to acquire much of the United States’ uranium, among other matters, according to a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee from a senior Justice Department official on Monday.

“These senior prosecutors will report directly to the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit a special counsel,” said the senior official, Stephen E. Boyd, an assistant attorney general.

That’s it. I’ve had it. These people have no shame. They are vile. They are evil. They are fascists. They are destroying this country. There is no talking to them. Sessions needs to be impeached, because he’s proved time and again he’s a racist and a liar. He is an unfit stooge to an unfit president.