The Weinstein saga makes one thing crystal clear.
Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino.
All have come out as victims of Harvey Weinstein’s disgusting behavior.
The situation has gone from bad to worst-case scenario for Weinstein.
For almost a week, allegations have mounted that Weinstein sexually harassed an untold number of women over the last 30 years.
Sunday night Weinstein was fired from his own company. Yesterday, his wife, Georgina Chapman, announced she is leaving him. The couple have two children, ages 4 and 7.
Yesterday, The New Yorker published a story that dwarfed last week’s original piece from The New York Times with even more appalling revelations. The story quotes two women who say they were raped by Weinstein, and four others describe being touched by Weinstein, without their consent. Four additional women say he exposed himself or masturbated in front of them.
Sixteen former and current employees at Weinstein’s company say Weinstein had a system of preying on young actresses by inviting them for business meetings, then dismissing other employees from the meeting so he could be alone with the actress.
All of the victims told The New Yorker they were scared of Weinstein’s retaliation, fearing he would ruin their lives.
Weinstein released a statement denying the rape and retaliation accusations, ending it with: “Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.” Only in Hollywood.
Now that Weinstein’s ship is sinking fast, former President Obama and Hillary Clinton are feigning surprise that their fundraising pal is actually a creep. Obama, whose daughter Malia interned at Weinstein’s company last year, said, “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.” Hillary said she is “shocked and appalled.”
Yes, but were they disgusted, shocked or appalled when Weinstein was signing those Democratic fundraising checks? No.
All these after-the-fact denunciations from celebrities and politicians are meaningless. This Weinstein saga has made one thing crystal clear about the liberal elite — respecting women and protecting them from predators like Weinstein is top priority, just not while the checks are still rolling in.
California’s attempt to “destigmatize” HIV is senseless.
The phone rang.
“Hello? Who is this?”
The silence on the other line suddenly turned into hysterical, manically laughter.
“Burn, I got you!”
The man dropped the phone. He knew who the caller was.
It was the man who intentionally gave him HIV.
That man, Daryll Rowe, is on trial in England right now for maliciously infecting four men with the HIV virus without their knowledge.
This creep had a terrifying system. He would sabotage any protection, infect his victim, and then mercilessly mock them with abusive texts and phone calls that he had given them the disease.
If Daryll Rowe moved to California, he would not be behind bars awaiting a court date like he is now.
He would be a free man. Probably swiping right to meet his next victim.
Starting January 1, it will no longer be a felony in California to knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV with the intent of transmitting the virus.
To destigmatize HIV.
Bill sponsor Senator Scott Wiener explained, “We are going to end new HIV infections, and we will do so not by threatening people with prison time, but rather by getting people to test and providing them access to care.”
So, let me get this straight. California is going to stop HIV infections by letting terrible human beings continue to spread HIV infections to unknowing victims.
That makes absolutely no sense at all.
California, I’m sorry to break it to you, but you cannot “destigmatize” HIV.
It’s a potentially fatal disease. No one wants it.
It will never be destigmatized.
HIV positive people shouldn’t be judged by their disease or discriminated against, but the disgusting people who intentionally infect others should be criminalized.
California, your efforts to normalize and condone this terrorism is beyond revolting and will have the opposite effect on HIV infections.
How long before something snaps in North Korea?
Strategic bombers were flying over South Korea again yesterday. Two B-1 Lancers flanked by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets buzzed North Korea in yet another show of force.
Perhaps the weirdest thing about all this is how routine it’s beginning to feel. This wasn’t an elaborate air show or even a recon mission to take pictures, this was a mission to deter against nuclear war.
Tough talk and saber rattling between Kim Jong Un and President Trump has become so common, it’s easy to miss just how close to war we are literally every day.
Take yesterday for example. It was the 72nd anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party. Kim Jong Un typically uses these holidays for nuclear or missile tests, and the last threat we heard was a possible hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific.
Trump set the stage last week when he said we were in the “calm before the storm.” Everyone began to wonder what that meant, and on Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed there were “world issues” and named North Korea specifically.
Over the weekend, Trump doubled down in an ominous tweet saying diplomacy hadn’t worked for 25 years and “only one thing will work!”
Early Tuesday morning, Trump called for a meeting with Defense Secretary Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford. They discussed “a range of options” to respond militarily to North Korean aggression. They’ve had these planning missions over a hundred times since this crisis began. Why did they pick Tuesday for another?
A few hours later that day, B1 bombers and Japanese and South Korean fighter jets flew over the Korean Peninsula. Was it just a show of force or were they waiting for an attack order?
The threat of war with North Korea is greater than it’s been in over 50 years. Kim Jong Un apparently got the message yesterday and backed down. Will he the next time?