Monday, April 8, 2019

Unresponsive pages --How Barnes & Noble Loses Business to Amazon

I detest Amazon, for every reason that people have cited online and elsewhere.

So, I shop at Barnes & Noble's site when I am desperate for a particular title, inexpensive and fast --and I happen to be a member, renewing my membership the same time each year..  I was perturbed, when after cooperating with the site's requesting to change the password, I did NOT get the automatic email to my account of record for changing the password.

So, I am now shopping for the book title at the horrible, dreaded site.

Thanks a lot, Barnes and Noble. Thanks for nothing. This blog post will come down when you send me my code so that I may continue shopping on Barnes and Noble online. Otherwise, it will be Amazon and other sellers from this point.  Here is the message that appears on the homepage where they ask for users to cooperate in a reset procedure:

Account Password Reset

To reset your and/or NOOK account password:
1.  Click "My Account" at the top of and then click "Sign In".  
2.  Click the Forgot your password? link below the Password field. Enter your email address in the window that appears.
You will be provided with two options: 
1. Answer a security question
     - This is a question and answer you would have previously set up. If you did not set one up, the option will not be provided
     - Answering the security question will allow you to reset your password without having to wait for a link to be sent to your email
2. Receive a password reset link to the email address you provided. 
    - The reset link expires after 24 hours, or once it is used to reset your password. You will not be able to receive another password reset email until the link expires.
Your new password must adhere to the following rules: 
  • - Must be 8-15 characters
  • - Contain at least one capital letter
  • - Contain at least one number
  • - Be different than your username or any previous passwords
If you didn't receive a password reset email after completing the above steps, click here to review some potential causes.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Yes, You Can Cut the Cord on Cable AND Internet TV

Wonder if you can over the air analog channels? Well, those are very few and far between.
Wonder if you can get free digital channels where you are? You can see where there are channels, to the tenth of a mile from your location. This first tool definitely factors in the impact of elevation, as reception results will vary greatly as you move from plain to valley to spot nestled in mountains.

First, take a look at TV Station Locator Tool.
Enter in your full address or your zip code. This will tell you how close the stations are and whether a mere indoor antenna will do.

Another tool, not a precise is Antennas Direct. You can surmise from the name that this site is marketing antennas right on the site.
This site is handy for presenting the stations in your receiving range, in ranges below 35 miles, and between 35 and 49 miles, and 50 to 59 miles.

An interesting article on why an antenna should be part of cord-cutting strategy:

5 Reasons Why an Antenna Should Be a Part of Your Cord Cutting Setup.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Next Ocasio-Cortezes & Other Takeaways From Tuesday's primaries

There were several winners and losers in Tuesday's primaries in Michigan, Kansas, Missouri and Washington.

The progressive winners :
An Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-like shoe-in for the final election:
Rashida Tlaib (at left), winning Michigan's 13th congressional district Democratic primary in Detroit and some western suburbs. Tlaib is leading Brenda Jones by 33.2 percent to 29.2 percent. This race had later returns than other contests in Michigan, but the win looks assured with 96 percent of precincts reporting.
Tlaib was endorsed by the Justice Democrats and Our Revolution.

Andy Levin appears to be winning the 9th district contest, 52.2 percent to Ellen Lipton's 42.6 percent. Votes are not complete, with 84 percent of precincts reporting as of 4 am.
Final returns show that Andy Levin won the primary with 52.5 percent.

In Kansas, Brent Welder appears likely to be the Democratic party nominee from the 3rd congressional district. Results were slow coming in. At last report (4 am) he was leading with 36.6 percent to Sharice Davids at second place with 35.1. However, as only 51 percent of the precincts were reporting, the race is fluid and different results could be reported by the end of Wednesday.

As in the Ocasio-Cortez vs. Joe Crowley match-up in New York, cash did not translate into victory; albeit, Welder was not outspent 10 to 1. The last report, July 18, in had Tom Niermann  leading wit $723,192 raised to Welder's $677,990. Davids was third in receipts of $344,704 raised.

In Kansas' 4th congressional district (Topeka and environs) James Thompson (at left) enjoyed a landslide victory over Laura Lombard, 65.3 percent to 34.7 percent.  Welder and Thompson also had the endorsements of Justice Democrats and Our Revolution. Welder enjoyed the endorsement of Demand Universal Healthcare.

Also receiving endorsements by some of the above mentioned progressive organizations, David Benac, Steve Friday, Chris Smith and Fayrouz Saad did not win the 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th district primary contests.

Much of the U.S. press is projecting Rashida Tlaib as a candidate who would be the first Muslim congresswoman. However, authors of these stories are not taking into consideration Ilhan Omar, also. The latter is a rising star in Minnesota politics. She has been endorsed by the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, by the Justice Democrats and by Our Revolution to succeed Keith Ellison in the state's 5th congressional district. Minnesota's primary is next week, August 14, however, that state allows early voting. 

Washington state:
Both Justice Democrat candidates were unsuccessful in their quests for designation as the Democratic nominees for congress.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Firenado (video) & grim new trends in Cal. wildfires

FIRENADO - the new weather phenomenon. California firestorms plus sudden spinning of air, carrying ground elements high in the air.

CBS News explained it:
"The ambient air temperature in the area was close to 110 degrees, "so that air is super fast rising into the atmosphere," Quinn said. 
"You need to think of this as the air being a solid, and if you're taking a chunk of that air, superheating it and rising into the air, it's leaving a void below it," he said.
As more and more air gets pulled in, it begins to rotate. The more air that gets pulled in, the faster the air swirls and the taller it gets.
"Firenados" also pick up burning embers, ash and flammable debris and extend hundreds or thousands of feet in the air. Those embers can then spread out, jumping fire lines and creating new fires away from the center." 
KTVB presented video capture from a police cruise dashcam.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Remaining primaries in 2018 -- More Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez type victories?

Congratulations to the progressives winning this year, from Pennsylvania to Virginia to New York!

Reminder: the general election for the midterms is November 6, 2018.

Brand New Congress candidates --the site has endorsees for several of the states below.

Justice Democrats --primaries remain for their Florida, Hawaii and Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin endorsees.

Our Revolution --primaries remain for Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington.

Here's where and when primaries are remaining:

July 17: Alabama (run-off) (no BNC or JD endorsees)

July 24: Georgia (run-off) -Justice Democrat Lisa Ring (1st District - Savannah and elsewhere in eastern Georgia) is going directly to the final election as the nominee. Stacey Abrams, likewise, is the Democratic nominee for governor.

August 2 (a Thursday): Tennessee Danielle Mitchell, a Brand New Congress-endorsee for the 3rd Congressional District, is uncontested for the Democratic nomination. --Marc Whitmire, is BNC-endorsed but is a candidate running independent of party line for the 2nd Congressional District. Both of these seats are longshots in Republican strongholds.

August 7: Kansas; Michigan; Missouri; Washington

August 11 (a Saturday): Hawaii --Kaniela Ing (endorsed by the Justice Democrats)

August 14: Connecticut (no BNC or JD endorsees);
Minnesota --Ilhan Omar (endorsed by the Justice Democrats and Our Revolution)
South Dakota (no BNC or JD endorsees); Vermont (no BNC or JD endorsees);
Wisconsin --Randy Bryce, Justice Democrat-endorsed, seeking to take the seat of retiring Paul Ryan.

August 21: Alaska (no BNC or JD endorsees) Dmitri Shein is endorsed by Our Revolution, Wyoming (no BNC or JD endorsees).

August 28: Arizona (regular primary); Florida (regular primary); Oklahoma (run-off; no BNC or JD endorsees).

Where the Justice Democrats in Arizona are:
Mary Matiella (2nd District, SE part of state), Raul Grijalva (3rd District--SW part of state), an incumbent.
Deedra Abboud is running for the U.S. Senate nomination.

Where the Justice Democrat endorsees in Florida are (*also endorsed by the Brand New Congress):
Chardo Richardson*, primarying first termer Stephanie Murphy in the 7th District (northern Orlando metro area, including much of downtown Orlando - Murphy has not really been opposing Donald Trump) He is  is endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats; Sanjay Patel, if the nominee,would be challenging Republican incumbent Republican Bill Posey in the 8th District (the Space Coast -Posey has supported the Trump agenda in Congress 90% of the time) Paatel is endorsed by the Justice Democrats,
Pam Keith, if the nominee, would be challenging incumbent Republican Brian Mast in the 18th District (Treasure Coast: Ft. Pierce to Palm Beach -Mast has supported Trump 93% of the time --The Tampa Bay Times called Mast's seat "Potentially Vulnerable"); Michael Hepburn*, in the 27th District (southern Miami metro area -The Republican is retiring) -- that contest is in a highly crowded Democratic field. The Tampa Bay Times called the seat "Highly Vulnerable".
Hepburn is endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats.
September 4: Massachusetts --Ayanna Presley

September 6 (a Thursday): Delaware --running for U.S. Senate: Kerri Harris

September 11: New Hampshire

September 12 (a Wednesday): Rhode Island

September 13 (a Thursday): New York (state offices)

Justice Democrats who have already won (*endorsed by Brand New Congress)

Nebraska: Kara Eastman, for U.S. House, District 2
New York: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez*, for U.S. House, District 14
Pennsylvania: Jess King, for U.S. House, District 11, uncontested
Texas: Lorie Burch, for U.S. House, District 3
Vanessa Adia*, for U.S. House, District 12, uncontested
Adrienne Bell*, for U.S. House, District 14
Lindsey Fagan*, for U.S. House, District 26

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Real Reason Why Trump's in Full Meltdown Over Bannon's Comments

President Donald Trump is in full meltdown mode over former aide and strategist Steve Bannon's comments:

Bannon's exposed how Donald Trump called his daughter Ivanka "as dumb as a brick"!

Ivanka Trump is 'as dumb as a brick' according to Steve Bannon, new book claims

The comments were detailed in a new book, 'Fire and Fury: Inside theTrump White House', by Michael Wolff

Meanwhile, Trump is playing a risky game of getting his personal lawyers to issue cease and desist orders to Bannon, demanding a retraction and full appology, as reported by CNBC.

Ironically, the book was written with the cooperation of the Trump 
White House. 

Of course, Sarah Huckabee Sanders went at lengths today in her press briefing to rationalize Trump's positions on the book. And Trump gave a curious appearance by video in the conference. 

Incidentally, the book officially goes to commercial release tomorrow --according to cable news reports, in text, e-book and audiobook formats. According to the Los Angeles Times, Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' gets its formal release next Tuesday, January 9.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday TV Specials of the 2017 Season

(Times might be an hour earlier in the Central Time zone)
Saturday, December 9, 2017

8 pm "Rudolph" (CBS)

9 pm "Frosty the Snow" (CBS)

9:30 pm "Frosty Returns" (CBS)

Sunday, December 10, 2017
12 pm "Holiday Affair" 1949 (TCM)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:40 pm "The Polar Express," 2004 (Freeform)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

6:40 pm "The Santa Clause" Freeform
8 pm "Johnny Cash Christmas" Get TV, Fios 495

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12:15 pm "A Christmas Carol" 1938, TCM
8:00, 10:15 pm "Miracle on 34th Street,"1947 AMC
8:00 pm "I Want a Dog for Christmas," 2003 ABC

Thursday, December 21, 2017

10:55 pm "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" ABC Freeform, (DirecTV: Channel 311)

Friday, December 22, 2017
8:00 pm "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" --two back to back colorized episodes of the classic sitcom, CBS
8"00 pm "Christmas in Connecticut" 1945 TCM 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

2:00 am "A Christmas Carol" 1938, TCM

11:05 am "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" ABC Freeform, Channel 311
8:00 pm "It's a Wonderful Life" 1946 NBC

Monday, December 25, 2017

All day, "Christmas Story Marathon" TBS -Turner Broadcasting System, Channel 247
Time, TBA "Doctor Who Christmas Special" BBC America, DirecTV 264

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

8:00 pm "Happy New Year Charlie Brown" ABC 

9:00 pm "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" ABC 

Thursday, December 30, 2017

8 pm "Charlie Brown Christmas" ABC 

8 pm "Andy Williams Christmas Show" Get TV, Fios Channel 495

9 pm "Perry Como Christmas Show" Get TV, Fios Channel 495

10 pm "Bing Crosby, the Sounds of Christmas" Get TV, Fios Channel 495

Hallmark Channel on Directv Channel 312

Get TV on Fios, Channel 495

Sunday, May 21, 2017

WATCH: Very Explosive Documentary Exposes Trump's Russian Connections

The Dutch Zembla TV outfit has published a powerful, credible case that Donald Trump has ties with Russian figures practicing racketeering.
Trump, 2013, on the eve of his Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow

ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald Trump: the Russians

After Trump's colossul 1990s bankruptcies, Trump turned to lenders of last resort: Russian mob figures. The key figures from Kazakhstan are named. The main hinge with the Trump Organization is the Bayrock Group. 

We see the essential details: that Trump's business doings of the last 20 years are intertwined with organized crime figures with Bayrock. We see his deposition with a dubious disavowal of familiarity with Bayrock managing director Felix Sater, followed by the revelation that Trump soon after bestowed Trump Organization legitimacy on Sater, with a Trump Organization business card and email address.

The video has strong credibility with powerful quotes by author and former CIA agent Malcolm Nance, attorney Frederick Oberlander and unofficial Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio.

After you watch the video you will come to the same conclusion that Oberlander, that charges can be brought against Trump, and after that it will be "all over."

US publications in the last week addressing the explosive revelations:
Here’s A Closer Look At Donald Trump’s Disturbingly Deep Ties To Russia
The Oregonian: 
Donald Trump closely tied to Russian mob, could face racketeering charges, Dutch TV doc claims

And earlier: The Financial Times of London: 
Trump’s Russian connections: Donald Trump’s ties to Russia are back under the spotlight after the CIA concluded that Moscow had interfered in November’s presidential election to help the Republican candidate
And a Forbes writer appearing at the DC Report blog: 
The Kazakhstan Connection: Trump, Bayrock And Plenty Of
Raw Story: 
Here’s why Comey may have stayed silent on the Russia probe before we voted — and it should terrify Trump

Saturday, February 11, 2017

All the Town Halls You Need to Protest At -- A Directory, with Dates, Times, Places, Street Addresses

*Directory of Congressional Town Halls
The new rage among the people is to appear at town halls of members of Congress, and maybe senators also, and let them know that you don't want medical care access shredded or that you would like a Trump presidential cabinet that wasn't filled with ill-experienced self-serving cronies masquerading as department secretaries.

Here it is: all the town halls (currently known):
Town Hall Project 2018 : Upcoming Events:

Please send all questions/comments/updates to

**Compiled by volunteers from each Congress member's official website, Twitter, or Facebook.

Town Hall - A forum where members of Congress give updates on the current affairs of Congress and answer questions from constituents
Office Hours - Serves the same purpose as a Town Hall, however Elected Officials are not always expected to attend
Ticketed Event - Oftentimes county party events, local fundraisers, or campaign functions. There may be a fee for admission.
Tele-Town Hall - A town hall conducted by conference call.

And here, THE new playbook that progressive grassroots are using to challenge the Trump administration, Trump allies, or even Democrats that are more concerned with their own coziness with powers that be than actually serving the people: The Indivisible Guide.

Here's the link to the book on a web page:

And also links for downloading the book in PDF, in English or Spanish:


Friday, January 13, 2017

Less Than 7 Days to Download Climate Data From Government Sites -Some of These Pages Have Vitally Information You Should Save

Many scientists, in and outside of the United States government, are actively downloading climate data from U.S. government websites. They are fearing that the incoming Donald J. Trump presidential administration will strike out climate data that climate change skeptics do not appreciate.

You might say that to suspect such an action is jumping to conclusions. Yet, it is better to err on the side of caution. It is entirely plausible that the information would be purged.  Trump has a highly politicized view of science and scientific agencies. It is quite conceivable that under his new appointees agencies will remove climate data, particularly that data which indicates how temperatures have risen remarkably and how current trends indicate that temperatures will rise further.

Additionally, temperature increase is not the only matter of concern. The impacts of climate change have ripple effects. Icebergs, ice sheets, glaciers and snow cover are melting. When those materials melt or fall into the oceans sea levels will rise.

Thus, some of the coastal areas will flood, particularly low elevation areas. Because of certain factors, not all coastal areas will feel the same impact. For instance, the Southeast of the United States along the Atlantic Ocean coast will "sink" while the coasts of southern California will not feel anything near the same impact.

NYC 2050s inundation levels from Level 3 Hurricane -Trump would preserve this page?

Be sure to download the images of anticipated sea level rise at the Sea Level Rise Viewer page. This page has topics which the Trump administration leaders probably will not want to remain online: Sea Level Rise Inundation, Inundation Uncertainty (which leads to an external, i.e., non-governmental site --smart, Obama administration scientists) Mapping and Portraying Inundation Uncertainty, Marsh Migration Due to Sea Level Rise, Social Vulnerability Index (also leading to an non-governmental site), the social impacts --in case people have not considered the wide ranging impact of the changes-- Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Data by Census Block Group and Coastal Flood Frequency. Some of this is dynamic: visuals of sea level rise with maps and photo simulations showing disastrous results. Other pages are less immediately striking: pdf texts from four years ago. Here are more visual presentations: Sea Level Rise - Map Viewer - Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts This has state by state map zoom-ins to access depictions of sea level rise for gradation increases of one to six feet.

Take a look: will Virginia or will Florida first experience more flooding of communities? See the changes in the encroachment of water with a 3 feet increase in sea level.

The above chart shows the projected sea level rises in various points in the metro New York City area over the 21st century. This points to a big impact. A 30 cm rise is the equivalent of one-foot. This is projected to impact greater New York in the next fifteen years, based on several agency studies in Canada and the United Kingdom. And note that two to three foot increases in sea level are predicted to happen within this century. When you cross-reference this with maps presently found at National Air and Space Administration (NASA) sites you will see that significant sections of New York City will be submerged. The same goes for the metropoli of Miami, Charleston, Norfolk and Boston.

The beginning of the text "Rising Seas: A View From New York City" by Vivien Gornitz, 2000, at the site reads:
Rising oceans will eat away at the nearly 2400 km of shoreline encircling the greater New York City metropolitan region — presently home to 19.6 million people. Sea level has already climbed around 27 cm in New York City and 38.5 cm along the New Jersey coast during the 20th century. These local rates exceed the global average of 10-25 cm/century because the East Coast is slowly sinking, as the earth's crust continues to readjust to the removal of the ice from the last glaciation, around 15,000 year ago. But present rates of sea level rise could accelerate severalfold, as mountain and polar glaciers melt and upper ocean layers heat up and expand, due to global warming.

Clearly, these are ominous projections. So, can we expect the incoming Trump administration to retain this data? NASA might be even more directly under the presidential thumb, as the agency administrator reports directly to the president. In contrast to the NOAA, there is no parent department above NASA.

And then, there will be the ordinary news that we can well suspect may no longer be accessible after the Trump appointees make their imprint on vital agencies. So expect stories such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's "U.S. Winter Outlook predicts warmer, drier South and cooler, wetter North" to vanish. Yep, anticipate reaching the frustrating 404 message after you do your Google searches.

There are some sites which might fall lower on the risk scale. That is, they might survive the Trump administration. For example, consider the already very short-term oriented Climate Prediction page of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with a 6 to 14 day horizon. Actually, for the record, already the U.S. Hazards Assessment page leads to a 404 page. The non-controversy igniting Monthly and Seasonal Outlook page showing temperature and precipitation is still available.

Yet, consider that the structure of the agencies might imperil them. The NOAA is under the supervision of the Department of Commerce (soon to be under the direction of Secretary Wilbur Ross). Consider the interests of businessmen. You can imagine that the DoC under Trump would have so much more impetus to press an anti-climate change position than a mere environmental supervising department.

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016, the Horror Movie That We're Living Through

Prince, David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, Gwen Ifill, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds dying.

And the Trump election.

An excellent video on 2016 as a horror film.

2016: The Movie (Trailer) -- the horror movie we're living through

Monday, November 21, 2016

Blue Over Healthcare and Trump Nightmares? --- Canada's Invasion Plans vs. the US -- If You'd Believe the Post

The Canadian Invasion can't come soon enough! Liberate us from outrageously expensive private healthcare, liberate us from Donald Trump.

The New York Post posted a review of sorts a year ago of a book on Canadian and U.S. plans to invade each other during different parts of the Nineteenth Century.

The secret Canadian plan to invade the US

The Post's story draws mainly from Kevin Lippert's "entertaining new history" “War Plan Red.”

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pictures That Trump Would Rather Keep Secret

Donald Trump was embarrassed by these photos and unsuccessfully tried to suppress them.

Pictures That Trump Would Rather Keep Secret

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Case of Trump Rape of Child Progressing Forward --'The Independent' of UK

The Independent of the UK reported in "Donald Trump underage rape accusation: Judge sets date for hearing of lawsuit" that the child rape case is moving forward. Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump has been accused of raping a 13 year old girl at a party hosted by billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

The International Business Times reported this morning,

Donald Trump Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl: Lawsuit From Casey Anthony Attorney Allowed In Federal Court

A federal judge in New York has set an initial date on which the two sides must appear in court, December, a month after Trump faces the presidential election.

Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams has ordered that the status conference hearing for 16 December in a New York court.
The British newspaper also reported,
A federal judge has ordered a status conference hearing after a woman filed a lawsuit claiming Donald Trump raped her when she was 13-years-old in 1994.
In the lawsuit a witness, identified by the pseudonym Tiffany Doe, alleges she saw Mr Trump and billionaire-paedophile Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly rape the plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe.
The complaint claims Epstein hired an unidentified woman to pick up teenage girls to bring to his parties.
The court order for December 16, 2016
The IBT reported more on the story this morning, "Donald Trump Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl: Lawsuit From Casey Anthony Attorney Allowed In Federal Court." 

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of New York, alleges that Trump and financier Jeffrey Epstein raped two underage girls at several parties at Epstein’s apartment in Manhattan. The girls, identified in court documents as “Tiffany Doe” and “Jane Doe,” were allegedly promised money and modeling careers if they attended the parties.

The details described in the document are graphic. At one party, Trump is accused of tying one of the young girls to the bed before raping her while the victim repeatedly plead with him to stop.
Here is the full link for the lawsuit case brief submitted to the federal court, refiled last week in New York.

The Huffington Post also published this summer on the case of Trump's alleged rape:

Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored

Gloria Allred Says More Women Are Contacting Her About Trump Misconduct

The Gothamist reports:

Gloria Allred Says More Women Are Contacting Her About Trump Misconduct

The lawyer, who has represented victims in high profile sex offender cases, that she is seeking more women who have been victimized by Republican Party nominee Donald Trump.

Gloria Allred, the civil rights lawyer who takes on high-profile targets, like Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski and, yes, Trump, confirmed to us that since the Access Hollywood tape's release, she has been "contacted by women who allege inappropriate contact by Mr. Trump."
From the Gothamist, yesterday, October 10, 2016:
More to the point, Allred discussed how Trump's words suggest criminal behavior. "If there is an unwanted or unconsented to touching of a person’s intimate parts such as the genital areas or a woman’s breasts, that could constitute a sexual assault or a sexual battery," she explained yesterday. She added that "when Rudy Giuliani was asked" on Sunday's political programs "if Donald Trump was describing a sexual assault on the recently released 2005 video, he responded, 'That’s what he was talking about.'" Allred said, "I am disgusted by what Donald Trump said and admitted that he had done on that video. An apology is not enough."
The Access Hollywood tape was discovered after the AP's report featuring former crew members on Trump's reality show, The Apprentice, describing his demeaning behavior towards women; in one example, he allegedly judges female contestants' breast sizes and discusses which women he'd want to have sex with. Allred released a statement last week, citing the numerous sexual harassment lawsuits and his lecherous behavior: "If Mr. Trump were to be elected president he would be the employer of the largest workforce in the country, federal government employees. Mr. Trump in that role would be sending a message through his past words and actions that sexual harassment of women in the workplace is acceptable and this could lead to other employers believing that they can follow Mr. Trump’s lead and openly sexually harass their female employees, thereby creating and condoning a hostile workplace for working women."
We need a President who respects the rights of women in the workplace not someone who creates a hostile and sexist environment for women who work and not someone like Mr. Trump who believes pregnancy is an inconvenience for employers; and who enables sexism. I call on Donald Trump to release all of his employees and former employees from their non-disclosure clauses so that they can tell the public what they suffered when they had the unfortunate experience of working for Donald Trump, and I urge him to promise not to retaliate against them if they tell the truth.
Donald Trump once made a remark to TMZ about me. He said "Gloria would be very very impressed" which TMZ suggested in the context of the interview with him meant that I would be impressed with his penis.
No Donald, I wouldn’t. What would impress me would be having Hillary Rodham Clinton in the White House, not a man who blatantly denigrates women in the workplace.
Allred, a Clinton supporter, was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In 1998 Trump said that Bill Clinton was the Victim of the Women that Charged him with Sexual Assault

Disgraced Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday paraded out the women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault in the 1990s.
First, he did this at his press conference and then he did this at the town hall debate in St. Louis, attempting to seat them in the front row. As we see below, about 20 years ago, he cast Clinton as the victim of the women.

Now, it is horrendous if Bill Clinton committed sexual assault against the women. However, it seems just gratuitous and self-serving if Trump only brings up the issue in the eleventh hour of his campaign when his numbers are sliding.

Read what Trump said in 1998 about his accusers. He only seems to be concerned for the women's rights and dignity now that he is opposing Bill Clinton's wife in an election. As reported at WSGW, FM Talk 100.5 of Carrollton, Michigan, "Flashback: Donald Trump Called Bill Clinton’s Accusers ‘Terrible’ and ‘Unattractive’ and Former President ‘Terrific’":

But if you rewind to 1998, the Republican presidential nominee had a very different view of the 42nd president, defending him as the real “victim” in the wake of the fallout of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and blasting the accusers as “terrible” and “unattractive.”
He also suggested that Clinton should have kept the scandal — which he said “should have been nothing — to himself.”
Days after President Clinton admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Trump said Clinton was a “victim” and critiqued the physical appearances of various women with whom Clinton had been accused of having extramarital relations at different times.
“It’s like it’s from hell, it’s a terrible group of people,” Trump said in an interview with FOX News’ Neil Cavuto on Aug. 19, 1998.
Asked by Cavuto if Clinton’s image as a “quasi-sex symbol” stood to somehow benefit from the alleged extramarital relations, Trump took issue with the characterization.
“I don’t necessarily agree with his victims, his victims are terrible,” Trump said. “He is really a victim himself. But he put himself in that position.”
“The whole group, Paula Jones, Lewinsky, it’s just a really unattractive group. I’m not just talking about physical,” he said.
“Would it be any different if it were a supermodel crowd?” Cavuto then asked.
“I think at least it would be more pleasant to watch,” Trump replied.

Then, we have Donald Trump's newest charge, his claim that Hillary Clinton as a lawyer laughed at a rape victim. This is a false charge. What she laughed at were procedural errors, and this laugh was not in the presence of the purported victim.
This only goes to show the depths of the Trump campaign desperation.