Bush 41 — Rear Patter.
41st President of the United States.
George H. W. Bush is under attack for patting a woman’s behind in 2014. I can’t believe I just said that sentence. Yesterday, actress Heather Lind accused H.W. of patting her on the rear and making a joke.
Quote, “I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say “not again.”
The alleged joke she is referring to goes like this, “Do you know who my favorite magician is? David Cop-a-Feel.”
That’s just a terrible joke. David Copperfield isn’t even relevant anymore!
Bush was forced to issue an official statement from his office on the matter that reads “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke-and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as I inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes sincerely.”
C’mon people, this is ridiculous. Bush is not a sexual predator.
You can’t group Bush 41 in with the likes of Harvey Weinstein.
It’s like apples and bananas. They’re not the same.
Why did Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch Stonewall Congress?
The Obama administration never intended for you to hear what’s about to become public.
An informant, undercover for five years, gathered information on Russia’s efforts to grow its atomic energy business, not in Siberia, but here in the United States. Not only were the Russian’s successful in controlling a large swath of American Uranium, but they did so by engaging in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering. In Russia, they probably call that business as usual, but in America, we have one word for that type of venture: ILLEGAL.
According to an article in The Hill last week, the FBI was aware of all this BEFORE the Obama administration approved the deal, and a big source of their evidence came from this undercover informant. Now up until just recently, all we heard on this was whispers and rumors, but last night the Department of Justice cleared the way for the informant to speak to Congress.
Now hang on a second. Why wasn’t this done years ago? This informant witnessed a slew of illegal activity by a hostile nation looking to control one of our strategic assets. That kinda sounds like it might be relevant. It’s been EIGHT YEARS since he went undercover with the FBI and Congress hasn’t heard a peep.
So why did both Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch stonewall Congress from hearing the informant’s testimony? He literally had a Department of Justice gag order, not to keep him from telling his girlfriend or neighbor about his super cool time as an FBI spy, but to keep the truth from the American people. Why would they do that?
Well, let’s see. According to The Hill, when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Russia routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Russian speaking fees. This was all allegedly part of Russian efforts to influence the U.S. government to approve the Uranium deal. The informant’s attorney said that her client will be able to shed light on quote “what all the Russians were talking about during the time that all these bribery payments were made.”
Well then. That kind of puts this gag order in new context. Get your popcorn ready. This is about to get interesting.
Let’s all learn a lesson from ‘Dudley Dough’ pizza.
“Pizza with a purpose.”
That’s the motto of Boston area restaurant “Dudley Dough.”
They serve the usual fare. Pizza, coffee, and…economic justice.
Dudley Dough was opened in 2015 by the nonprofit organization Haley House to test out their ideas of economic justice and fair wages.
But sadly, just two years after opening, Dudley Dough is closing their doors. By all accounts, the pizza was delicious and fresh. It was their social justice inspired business model that was rotten.
The pizza joint started out with money (a $100,000 donation from the owner of the New England Patriots) but since they weren’t intent on really making any dough on their own, the business failed.
Look, Dudley Dough had some really nice ideas. They made sure they paid their employees more than minimum wage and donated pizza for daily tutoring sessions. That’s nice!
But what would really be nice, for the employees and clients, is if they were still open. Making money is not evil. It’s a fact that capitalist minded people and the businesses they start are better able to share their money and success with exponentially more people.
If Dudley Dough struck a good balance between taking care of their community and taking care of finances, they might still be in business.
Let’s all learn a lesson from Dudley Dough. Social justice is worse than anchovies on pizza.