WASHINGTON — John Conyers III, who was endorsed by his father on Tuesday to succeed him in the House, was arrested in February after his girlfriend suffered knife cuts during an argument. Mr. Conyers, in an interview Wednesday, tried to head off a possibly disqualifying scandal just a day after his father resigned from Congress amid multiplying allegations of sexual harassment. As issues of sexual harassment and abuse roil Washington, any violent altercation against a woman could doom his effort to take the seat that his father held since 1965. The younger Mr. Conyers said that the couple began arguing around 3
Not to worry. You see..blacks have a ´credit balance´ in all things civil and criminal and therefore will continue to work off this credit as a part of their just remunerations. The details of the crimes are of no interest because they are forgiven in advance.
Those of us who´s families never owned slaves and who may have fought and died to abolish slavery still must pay the never ending remuneration for those who might have.
First clue - the argument (fight) began around 3 AM - hey, what normal well-adjusted young man who may be on his way to representing the people of his district (don´t buy the ´I haven´t even decided if I want to run for Congress, he has to tell the media that so that there is no story) anyhow, what young man doesn´t get into get into fights with women at 3 AM. heck we have all done that, right? Then the ´ hey, does it make any sense I would do this? It was her, she stabbed herself.´ You know where you hear explanations like this? City court. Every DV complaint - all of them. Hey, it wasn´t me, says the 6 foot +, 210 lb, gym head about the 5´2´ 125 lb woman. I was just tr´in to protector against herself. Book´em Dan-o.
Jesus Christ. Are people not tired of the GD family dynasties? And a guy who stabs women replacing a guy who like to put his hand in their private places without their permission. What kind of scum are they continuing to fill this filthy swamp with? When does it stop?
Since most of the council members have records, we need a tough guy like this. Using the knife, he must be an anti-gun advocate. I recommend a visit with Detroit´s former mayor (currently serving 20 years in the pen)to learn the fine points of graft and serious corruption. All Detroit needs now is to be declared a sanctuary city!!
Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, believes that the law comes directly from God. In 2003, he was removed as chief justice of the state´s Supreme Court for refusing to take down a monument of the Ten Commandments he´d installed there. (Snip)But while his Democratic opponent, former prosecutor Doug Jones, is hoping to get a boost from female voters in Alabama, plenty of women are standing by Moore. According to a Washington Post poll, nearly 6 in 10 white women will likely vote for him in Tuesday´s special election. Here´s why five women in Alabama are voting
Have you seen the footage of that dying polar bear yet? It’s sad. Very sad. You can see why it has gone viral and been all over the media from the Mail (“soul-crushing footage”) to CBC to the Washington Post (“we stood there crying”). (Snip) Here is how SeaLegacy is exploiting its ursine tragedy porn. Though it wasn’t possible for scientists to tell us exactly what was causing this bear to starve to death, we do know that he didn’t have any visible wounds and that he was not an old bear. What we do know for certain is that an increasing number of
The terror suspect who allegedly attempted to detonate a suicide-bomb in New York came to the United States from Bangladesh as a “chain migration” relative of an individual who had immigrated earlier into the United States. In October, President Donald Trump called for an end to this “chain migration” process in his immigration principles. On Monday 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a Bangladesh national, injured three individuals when he allegedly tried to detonate a suicide bomb in New York City in a planned terrorist attack. Ullah, as confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), entered the U.S. in 2011 as a chain migrant. Under
Well, CNN stepped on a rake again. Last week, they totally botched a story about Donald Trump, his son, and his inner circle receiving an email from Michael Erickson that contained a decryption key to a trove of Wikileaks emails from John Podesta and the DNC. The insinuation was that these documents weren’t public when in fact, they were. They also got the dates wrong. Getting dates wrong is what landed ABC News’ Brian Ross in hot water (Snip)Now, the network is backtracking its reports on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his foreign contacts. Contrary to their original story, Sessions
When the United States recognized the Jewish state of Israel, it sent shockwaves throughout the international system. Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is as historic as Harry Truman’s move in 1948. In fact, the announcement last week is probably the most consequential foreign policy decision of the young Trump Administration. Of course, there is significant opposition to the decision—not least because it was Trump who made it. The United States effectively served as midwife to the modern state of Israel during the Truman Administration. President Truman’s decision to recognize Israel as an independent state was met with
Reveling in my freedom in our Age of Communications Revolution, I found myself rummaging through the bowels of YouTube (best not to say for what). In the process, I discovered an exotic foreign past time: “mudlarking.” Pursued in a nation purporting to be a United Kingdom, properly licensed royal subjects amble along the banks of the Thames at low tide and scavenge through the aquatic detritus and muck to find historical and literal gold. Usually, though, the mudlarkers cull lesser treasures from the foreshore’s mire—animal bones, buttons, and pipes. (Snip)Watching a gaggle of mudlarkers combing through the muck, I experienced
Dick Clark had a game show called The $10,000 Pyramid. It was so successful that eventually it became The $100,000 Pyramid. Contestants guessed at the category by hearing examples of things in the category. For example, "bats, baseballs, gloves" were clues for Things You Would Use In A Ballgame. Easy as pi. Using tweets on Twitter, can you guess the Hashtag? "Joe Biden at a Girl Scout event." No? How about: "Lawrence O´Donnell´s psychiatrist." Nope, that´s not it. Try: "Bottled water from Chernobyl." Hmm.
Well, journalists had another stellar week of buying petards from Acme, setting the explosives off, and hoisting themselves high above the ground.The first ten days of December have seen: ABC News´s Brian Ross lie about General Flynn´s plea bargain. Reuters and Bloomberg News reported on an imaginary subpoena of Trump´s records at a German bank. CNN lied about Donald Trump Junior being tipped off about a WikiLeaks. David Weigel of the Washington Post lied about the size of the crowd at a Trump rally. Liars all of them. Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal tweeted: "CNN corrects its earlier report, which appears to be an
Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region’s picturesque beach communities. Authorities said the out-of-control blaze had scorched 230,000 acres by Sunday evening, making it the fifth largest wildfire in modern California history. The fire grew by more than 50,000 acres during the day, triggering new evacuation orders for about 5,000 county residents, including those east of Mission Canyon and north of Highway 192. An additional 30,000 residents west of Mission Canyon to Highway 154 and south of Highway 192 to the county line were told
House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks to FOX News after being cleared by a House ethics panel over an accusation that he revealed classified information. From Friday´s broadcast of Special Report: CATHERINE HERRIDGE, FOX NEWS: After an 8-month review the House ethics panel cleared the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes of revealing classified information while overseeing the Russian investigation. NUNES: I think it gives people in the United States a scene into how dirty this place can be. HERRIDGE: Speaking exclusively to FOX News, Nunes said the complaint filed by liberal groups was designed to shut down
After spending a reasonable amount of time looking at the recent CNN Fake News story surrounding Donald Trump Jr; and accepting the leak that spurred that fake news story stemmed from inside the House Intelligence Committee; and after applying a reasonable amount of common sense to how it occurred; CTH believes Adam Schiff was the most likely source of the leak to CNN’s Congressional Correspondant, Manu Raju, that led to the fraudulent story. Today’s discussion with Jake Tapper confirms that assertion: (Video)(Snip)The Donald Trump Jr. email was leaked from within the committee, and later reported by CNN, that the date
Sex is private. Everybody lies about sex. And the classic but far from classy quip from James Carville, "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you´ll find." Democrats were so clever that they thought they got away with it when they protected Bill Clinton in 1998. But they still pay today. Margaret Carlson of the Daily Beast bravely tried to fashion the sow´s ear of Al Franken into a silk purse.(Snip) Nice try, but it won´t work because as long as Bill Clinton is alive, so is his scandal. He survived but at a price others pay.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Frank Luntz, a GOP establishment messaging consultant, was visibly flabbergasted as every single one of his focus group participants in a Birmingham area Vice News-produced panel backed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Titled “Why These Alabama Voters Are Sticking By Roy Moore,” Luntz’s Vice News focus group aired on Vice News Tonight on Dec. 8 on HBO. “Are you all Christians here?” Luntz opens the seven-and-a-half-minute long segment. “Yes,” all of the focus group participants, who joined Luntz in a Birmingham area restaurant, replied. “Is Roy Moore a good Christian?” he followed up. “Yes,” one woman replied. “Absolutely,” another said. “Absolutely?”
California´s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ´the new normal´, as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend. Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings. At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a ´new reality´ where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars. He added that gusty winds and
An award-winning U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department has issued a scathing resignation letter, accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration of undercutting the State Department and damaging America’s influence in the world. Elizabeth Shackelford, who most recently served as a political officer based in Nairobi for the U.S. mission to Somalia, wrote to Tillerson that she reluctantly had decided to quit because the administration had abandoned human rights as a priority and shown disdain for the State Department’s diplomatic work,
There are times in life when the institutional ground underneath you begins to crumble — and with it, longstanding attachments. Such is the case for me when it comes to the Republican Party and evangelicalism. I’ve been a part of both for my entire adult life. These days, though, in many important ways they are having harmful effects on our society. The latest example is in Alabama, where Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate, stands accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct by nine women, including one who was 14 years old at the time. Mr. Moore leads in most
The NFL protests have been lucrative for social justice charities — they´ll receive a whopping $89 million in "settlement" money, redirected from veterans and breast cancer charity funds — but they´re also becoming a boon for cash-strapped football fans. It turns out, if you can still stomach a professional football game, you can now get tickets for about the same price as a couple of Starbucks lattes. According to Vivid Seats, an NFL ticket reselling site, seat prices at most NFL stadiums have bottomed out, leaving fans able to snag a lower level seat for a Buffalo Bills game for
Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn’t vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election. The Alabama Republican said he’s already cast his ballot, and that he chose a write-in candidate. “I’d rather see the Republican win, but I’d rather see a Republican write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore,” Shelby told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s. In some
In 1990, when liberal journalists still had some sense of obligation to the truth, Michael Kelly wrote the following for GQ: As [Carla] Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound [Sen. Ted] Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on [Sen. Chris] Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. (snip) Here is what McCaskill had to say about Kennedy´s behavior upon his death
Short of impeaching President Trump, does anything excite Democrats, the Resistance, and NeverTrumpers like the prospect of the president firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Mueller would, or course, be the quickest way for Trump to get impeached, which might explain a certain air of anticipation in discussions of whether — some prefer to say when -- Trump will sack the prosecutor leading the Trump-Russia investigation.There has been a lot of news and commentary recently interpreting criticism of Mueller by a number of pro-Trump media voices as an effort to encourage Trump to fire Mueller, or lay the groundwork for
A heartbreaking video of a young boy pleading to be left alone by bullies has gone viral and celebrities are offering him their support.Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones, a question that so many people would like the answer too. ´Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What´s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them,´ Keaton asked his mother through tears. ´It´s not okay,´ he said. (Video/Photos) His mother then asked: ´What did they say to you?´ ´They make fun
The rules of interaction between women and men in the workplace have been changed with a suddenness that inevitably produces unforeseen negative consequences, no matter how positive and necessary the switch might be. (snip) With the stakes so high, given the presumption of female veracity and male culpability anytime an objection is raised, men are, frankly, terrified. Get used to it, ladies. That is the other side of the coin of the new normal. The old norms that men (often cluelessly) incorporated into their behavior now have been discarded, but we have no clear understanding of what should replace them. By
A suspect is in custody following an explosion at one of New York City’s busiest transit hubs in Times Square during Monday morning’s rush hour, police said. The bombing suspect was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, according to New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Ullah had an explosive device strapped to his body, O’Neill said. What do we know about the suspect? Law enforcement sources told Fox News Ullah lives in Brooklyn. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion was an “attempted terrorist attack.” Sources told the Associated Press that Ullah may be of Bangladeshi descent. What else do we know about the
Several women who have accused US President Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment were expected Monday to call on Congress to open an investigation. A press conference by the women will be hosted by Brave New Films, a media company that recently produced a clip detailing sexual harassment or assault claims by 16 women against Trump. A press release from Brave New Films on Sunday said the women would relate their accounts of Trump’s alleged “groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating, and harassing women.” The White House has dismissed all of the accusations as lies. During Trump’s presidential campaign, more than