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“Have you no sense of decency?”
Or, put another method, have you no pity?
That question was put to the indecent senator from Wisconsin, Joe McCarthy, by Joseph N. Welch, who represented the United States Army in 1954 when the red-baiting senator was attempting his best to belittle the Army for not promoting a close, really close, good friend of McCarthy’s. The friend, David Schine, was also a really buddy of Roy Cohn’s who, in turn, was a really, very buddy of our existing president, Donald Trump.
The world is, certainly, quite small when it concerns attacking the American organizations that secure us, like the Army. But I digress.
The issue is among pity. Public or private.
I very just recently discovered of a good friend’s deep, dark family secret that caused an unbelievable amount of self-imposed guilt for an otherwise fantastic person who brought the pity of a past indiscretion for nearly a life time. Its effect was overwhelming and unrelenting.
Only just recently did the story come cycle to the point where the excessive concern of a vibrant error was raised, and the person who bore the impact of that embarassment for practically 60 years became something, someone, brand-new, very different and really delighted.
My point is that none people know the tricks even our closest friends bring and the depth of the imposition on their happiness that occurs as an outcome of aiming to keep secrets that, in the end, will almost always end up being public.
I enjoy for my pal. Life is unexpectedly gorgeous at long last.
I have actually been considering the shame that was prevalent throughout that story and the trick that remained buried for so long in the context of Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s secret that she brought for all of her adult life– until recently. Despite the fact that she aimed to keep the events that caused her shame, shame, pain or myriad other human feelings a trick, the fact has actually been bared for the world to see.
And, oh, exactly what a truth that is!
It is a reality that will impact the Supreme Court of the United States. It has the capability to shame the high court for a generation and lay bare the biases of generations of men toward females who want to shout their outrage however, instead, are shamed into silence.
Teacher Ford claims that Brett Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to aim to mute her screams. Today, the Republicans in the Senate are trying to put their metaphorical turn over her mouth once again, this time using the rules of the Senate– as they continue to change them– to keep her quiet.
The concern is basic: Is an allegation by a lady toward a Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, perhaps tried rape, worthy of the time and energy of the United States Senate? Or is it just a “hiccup,” as Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., described it, on the way to Kavanaugh’s particular approval to be the next justice of the Supreme Court?
Simply puts, have we discovered nothing in the previous 27 years since Anita Hill was crucified by a bunch of males on the Senate Judiciary Committee for having the temerity to challenge the preordained ascension of then-nominee Clarence Thomas, a man Hill declared was guilty of sexual harassment?
In the middle of the #MeToo period, have not we discovered anything about the new-found voice of women in society who are lastly standing up against all way of outrage imposed upon them by the male of the types?
An answer might be available in November, as record varieties of ladies have used themselves up for public service by seeking the votes of Americans across the nation. Whether their voices are loud enough to get rid of the oppression they feel stays to be seen.
A more instant answer, though, could come today in Washington as the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee comes to grips with the reliable claims by Teacher Ford that she was assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh when he was 17 and she was simply a 15-year-old lady. Teacher Ford has brought that trick for most of her adult life and coped with whatever constraints on her happiness that the disgraceful attack has actually triggered.
Are we going to further that harm by ignoring her story or refusing to hear her voice, or are we going to imitate Americans ought to act and seek the truth. Up until now, it appears like the GOP senators wish to do anything but deal with the truth since, if it took place as Teacher Ford declares, that would make Kavanaugh a judicial pariah, which indicates the Senate would have to decline the president’s Supreme Court option, much to the dismay of a virulent minority of Americans and, apparently, a bulk of the citizens in the new Republican Party.
Like almost every American, I don’t know exactly what occurred many years ago between Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh– or, a minimum of, their former and younger selves– however I do understand that the charge is severe enough that a couple of extra days here or there to ferret out the best fact we can discover is the really least we can do as a nation.
Professor Ford is so confident in her story that she is asking for the FBI to put her under oath and subject her claims to extensive investigation. That’s not exactly what liars do, that’s exactly what people do when they’re informing the fact.
To date, neither Judge Kavanaugh nor the White House have wanted to undergo the same examination. Why?
Teacher Ford’s trick of her life time has actually been hesitantly revealed. The embarassment, the regret, the hazards to herself and her family are genuine and a regrettable effect of the attack numerous years ago.
By the same token, if in some way Teacher Ford has kept in mind the wrong male in Judge Kavanaugh, he deserves to be cleared in the general public conscience, as does the Supreme Court, which would otherwise need to load the stain of his shame for a generation.
In any case, the general public should have a clean and total airing of these charges and not a railroad task that, as finest I can inform, is still the order of the day.
We will quickly see if the Republican senators in charge of the hearings maintain any sense of decency of their own.
Brian Greenspun is editor, publisher and owner of the Sun.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018|8:25 a.m.
CHICAGO– Employees at Chicago hotels now have “panic buttons” to summon assistance if required.
A regulation that took effect this week needs hotels to provide the buttons. They’re meant to secure housekeeping staff and others who work alone in guest spaces from sexual harassment and other crimes.
A survey of 500 workers carried out by Unite Here Regional 1 found 58 percent reported they’ve experienced a minimum of one occurrence of sexual harassment by visitors. The most typical was visitors answering their door naked.
The buttons trigger a message to the cellular phone of the staff member’s manager, manager and personnels department and provide the worker’s name and area.
Karen Kent is president of Unite Here Local 1. She states it’s “a new day for females operating in Chicago hotels.”
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017|4:15 p.m.
MANHATTAN, Mont.– There’s one person running for mayor of Manhattan, Montana, and he just has to elect himself to win.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Glen Clements was the only person to use to be a write-in prospect for the position on the November ballot. Under Montana law, other write-in votes won’t be counted because he’s the only authorized write-in prospect. If he had used to be an official candidate, all write-in votes would be counted.
The Navy veteran and geological engineer has actually lived in the town of about 1,500 people for six years. Clements stated his neighbors– the city’s secretary and a law enforcement officer– informed him no one was running and motivated him to.
He says he’s delighted to fill the position that nobody else desired.
A big area requires huge tunes.
Did country explode since it began providing hits that could pull in 25,000 people? Or did nation begin writing huge anthems since it’s drawing in 25,000 individuals?
It was a chicken-or-egg question– or, better a $14 smoked turkey leg or $11 beer concern– at the three-night Route 91 Harvest festival.
Keith Urban may have been singing about “Swingin’ side to side, doin’ that Electric Slide” in “Good idea” on Saturday night, but the tensely pumping rhythm– more like Immigrant’s “Jukebox Hero”– was more about providing the beat all the method all the way to the last beer stand, not about keeping the dance floor in line.
Dedicated dance couples will always discover a way, and somehow there was space for them on the periphery of the MGM Resorts Town festival website throughout the Strip from Luxor. A well-behaved crowd even included lawn chairs, although the second year of Path 91 made a clean sweep, advance sell-out of its 25,000 three-day wristbands.
But it was more about vocal singing than dancing when the huge, anthemic choruses blew up from those mid-tempo rockers: Urban’s “Even destiny Fall 4 U,” or Lady Antebellum’s “Bartender.”
Cry in your beer? Heck, a few tear drops would hardly be tasted in the 24-ounce cans and draws that were Route 91’s drink of choice.
The nicely voiced suburban pop-rock tunes of Urban and “Lady A” made them perfectly matched co-headliners for Saturday, which was likeliest the festival’s busiest of 3 nights in terms of real head count. The celebration was to close out Sunday night with Tim McGraw as the leading headliner.
Friday night’s top-billed Florida Georgia Line proved simply how far country radio has broken down genre walls, when the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard fired the opening blast of swampy “hick hop” in “It’z Just What We Do.”
But the 2nd and 3rd songs, “Round Here” and “Anything Goes,” were almost the same tune, and you presume either of them would have been gladly recorded by Urban or Woman A.
The latter were having a blast on what they told the crowd Saturday would be their last show of 2015. Charles Kelley explained his betting technique of establishing a psychological number for appropriate losses.
“I’m past it,” Hillary Scott informed him.
Kelley assisted Scott down the long extension ramp into the crowd since, in her high-heeled boots, she said that unlike Taylor Swift, “I’m simply not that stylish.”
Kelley complimented Scott on her Stevie Nicks look, after the opening “Long Stretch of Love” directed Fleetwood Mac. The homage ended up being even more direct later in the program, with an acoustic cover of “Landslide” down amidst the crowd on the extension ramp. But if Girl A likewise reminds you of Shania T(wain), they covered “Any Man of Mine” too.
It took some of the down-bill acts to remind us how things have actually altered because 1996, when Gary Allan remade the Waylon Jennings’ “Her Man” and perfectionists were no doubt sniffing and announcing “That’s not country.”
Now, Allan’s breakout struck appeared more than 13 years far from Urban’s moody, Pink Floydian guitar solo on “Till Summer season Happens.”
Whatever you call the suburban pop-rock that controlled Route 91, it’s clearly comprehensive. Urban was early in his set when he marched down the ramp to sing “Without You” alone with his guitar, creating among those magic moments for everyone– or a minimum of those still called in sufficient to pay attention.
If the 24-ouncers had actually bitten too hard by then, perhaps you were still engaged when the entire place sang “Requirement You Now” with Lady A.
Or the night in the past, when FGL’s Brian Kelley looked at the Strip beyond the festival fence and kept in mind, “We can see all these remarkable structures behind us, however we can’t see you.” It was a beacon to fire up phones and lighters for “Get Your Luster On.”
Huge festivals produce huge minutes. Or possibly big minutes develop huge festivals.
— Read more from Mike Weatherford at reviewjournal.com. Contact him at [email protected]!.?.!. Follow him @Mikeweatherford on Twitter.
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Friday, May 15, 2015|10:47 a.m.
WASHINGTON– With authorities under enhancing scrutiny after the extremely advertised deaths of black suspects, President Barack Obama contacted Americans Friday to honor police “heroes” by working more difficult to heal rifts with communities they serve.
Obama offered his gratitude for the sacrifices of cops during an annual funeral for fallen authorities on the West Yard of the united state Capitol. He stated the law enforcement deaths are a too typical reminder that of the danger inherent in their tasks.
“We can not remove every darkness or risk from the task that you have actually picked,” he stated. “We can offer you the support you need to be safe. We can make the communities you appreciate and secure safer also. We can make sure that you have the resources you need to do your job. We can do everything we have to do to fight the poverty that afflicts a lot of neighborhoods in which you have served. We can work harder as a nation to recover breaks that exist some places between law enforcement and individuals you risk your lives to secure.”
Obama did not discuss any of the black guys who passed away recently after cops interactions, triggering a series of racially-charged protests throughout the nation. Instead, the president spoke of a few of the 131 officers who died in 2013 in the line of duty.
He singled out Travis County senior deputy Jessica Hollis, who was swept away by Texas floodwaters. And he spoke of Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin County, Georgia, who was shot while working as an off-duty security personnel at a Waffle Home.
“We hold them up as heroes since that’s what they are,” Obama said. “It takes an unique type of nerve to be a law enforcement agent.”
A proclamation signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the whole week as Police Week. Every president considering that George H.W. Bush has actually spoken at the funeral.
The 34rd yearly National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Cops and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Authorities Auxiliary, comes in the middle of reducing spending plans for law enforcement throughout the nation.
“Mr. President it’s a tough time for police,” Chuck Canterbury, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, stated in introducing Obama. “Our hope is that our country will stand up for law enforcement and be happy that we’ve kept them safe.”