Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Pervnado Disproportionately Impacting Pervgressives

 

It’s said that conditions in the eye of a hurricane are sunny, still, and lovely. As Bill Clinton can attest, the same can be said of the Pervnado currently causing chaos in DC, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and other Democratic strongholds like Seattle. Even historically right-of-center San Diego learned that electing a Democratic mayor means taking a walk on the wild side. And yet right there in the middle of it all, a man credibly accused of violent rape continues to relax poolside in a Corona hat and with a small umbrella in his drink as one after another of his fellow travelers is sucked up and spat out of public life like so much lint.

Rank has its privileges!

Alas, we live in a remarkably sensitive era. When I was a kid, drunkenly steering a car off a bridge into the drink and leaving a young woman to drown wouldn’t prevent a sitting senator from becoming “the lion” of the world’s greatest deliberative body. And that’s the upper chamber! Meanwhile, one of our friends in the House of Representatives deems it appropriate to show up to work in his underwear as if he’s a hard-bodied Calvin Klein model instead of a 52-year veteran of Congress who mentally checked-out years ago.

Some liberals have comported themselves better than others in response to the allegations. Sen. Al Franken (D), for example, has apologized for taking the public’s focus off Roy Moore. He has further explained that his assault of a sleeping LeeAnn Tweeden was meant to be of the “funny” variety. As for his victim, what did Tweeden expect wearing a tight flak jacket in the presence of a US senator? On the other hand, Franken (D) has been in the public eye for a generation. As such, he should know that if you’re going to photograph yourself groping a woman in her sleep, at least make sure there are no cameras around…

Personally, I look forward to the progressive head explosion that will result when the deciding vote in Franken’s expulsion from the Senate is cast by Roy Moore.

It must be troubling to some that Pervnado overwhelmingly continues to claim the careers of those at the nexus of the Hollywood-Democrat-media complex. An exhaustive (and, apparently, inexhaustible) list of public figures swept up in sexual harassment allegations reads like a Who’s Who of cultural liberalism: Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Matt Lauer, Russell Simmons, Garrison Keillor, Charlie Rose, Rep. John Conyers (D), with more, no doubt, on the way. Details are even emerging that the late Hugh Hefner regularly exposed himself to subordinates in his bathrobe…

As for Conyers (D), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) appeared on “Meet the Press” (D) to strongly imply that Conyers is entitled to a certain amount of grab-ass before we begin to believe the women. Pelosi (D) has since called for Conyers’ resignation but as with Franken’s multiple passive apologies, her first statement is the most revealing. Pelosi’s justification for giving Conyers a pass? Because of his status as an “icon” or something. I thought such privileges were reserved for emojis. But who the hell am I to judge Conyers (D)? I’m just a voter who shows up to work in clothing. What’s the big deal if Conyers used taxpayer funds to settle multiple allegations of sexual harassment while his wife was in jail for taking bribes while serving on the Detroit city council? Talk about the ultimate Democrat power couple!

And as long as I have the floor, I’d like to get ahead of any potential allegations made against me and state preemptively that I already remember things differently.

Just to be clear, I’m no fan of the current GOP. I know as well as anybody that the 2020 healthcare debate will revolve around single-payer (the Democrats) and Obamacare (the Republicans). I was aghast as anyone to see Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin posing for a photograph groping (barely) legal tender. And I’ve long known that Washington is Hollywood for ugly people and, therefore, didn’t need Rep. Joe Barton to remove any doubt.

Frankly, I’m just grateful that the nation is being swept up in Pervnado rather than, say, McMullinmania. The failure of the latter to spread like wildfire across the country is somewhat surprising given the widespread grassroots support for nation-building in Iraq, Afghanistan, victory in the War on Drugs, and the passage of Medicare Parts E – Z.

At its heart, the issue of sexual harassment among public figures is one of liberal hypocrisy. Harness it and could we could eliminate both wind and solar subsidies. An example? Recall how Vice President Mike Pence was mocked for the good practice of refusing to drink alcohol alone with a woman not his wife. Why, you’d think he had a button beneath his desk for locking his office door in the open position.

If there’s any lesson to be learned from the whirlwind of sexual harassment allegations dominating multiple news cycles, it’s that there’s a profound difference in behavior that results from valuing standards — think Ronald Reagan, Vin Scully or John Wooden — as opposed to those who value tolerance — think Ted Kennedy (D), Harvey Weinstein (D) and John Conyers (D).

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  1. Profile Photo Member

    The “Progressive Left” has been waging war on the traditional culture for 50 years. It’s about time they took a few casualties. Certainly, Republicans have their hypocrites and the show business types like O’Reilly have more in common with Hollywood than someone like Chuck Grassley. The worst the left seems to be able to come up with is a state legislator trying to have sex with his wife who has Alzheimers. Of course the accusation was from hostile step children.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2014/08/18/1322623/-Iowa-legislator-charged-with-sexual-abuse-of-mentally-incapacitated-wife

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    • December 2, 2017, at 5:19 AM PST
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  2. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    David Deeble: What’s the big deal if Conyer’s used taxpayer funds to settle multiple allegations of sexual harassment while his wife was in jail for taking bribes while serving on the Detroit city council.

    Yeah, I mean, really people. Nothing to see here.

    Just because I can remember every time and place where I ever grabbed a butt, whose butt it was, and the denouement of said butt grab does not make me a better person, because I neglected to have a photographic record made. I intend to call all those ladies (the ones that are still speaking to me, anyway) and rectify this situation forthwith.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 5:45 AM PST
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  3. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Question: does giving a bathrobe to a liberal family member constitute a microagression? I need an answer by Christmas.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 5:47 AM PST
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  4. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble

    A microaggression? If anything, giving a bathrobe to a progressive constitutes giving them license.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 6:09 AM PST
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  5. Dave Sussman Podcaster

    David Deeble: And as long as I have the floor, I’d like to get ahead of any potential allegations made against me and state preemptively that I already remember things differently.

    Because you have to get back to work for the people?

    Nicely done Dave.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 7:17 AM PST
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  6. Randy Webster Member

    Couldn’t using a button to lock the door on someone be prosecuted as kidnapping?

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    • December 2, 2017, at 7:23 AM PST
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  7. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):
    Couldn’t using a button to lock the door on someone be prosecuted as kidnapping?

    Or false arrest. There’s got to be something.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 7:44 AM PST
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  8. Al French of Damascus Moderator

    Love the picture!

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    • December 2, 2017, at 7:55 AM PST
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  9. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    David Deeble: And as long as I have the floor, I’d like to get ahead of any potential allegations made against me and state preemptively that I already remember things differently.

    Because you have to get back to work for the people?

    Nicely done Dave.

    “That,” as Hillary Clinton would say, “is in the past.” Which naturally raises the question “What isn’t?”

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    • December 2, 2017, at 11:17 AM PST
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  10. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):
    Couldn’t using a button to lock the door on someone be prosecuted as kidnapping?

    Depends on the age of the nappee.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 5:44 PM PST
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  11. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):
    Question: does giving a bathrobe to a liberal family member constitute a microagression? I need an answer by Christmas.

    Yes, if it doesn’t include a belt.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 7:11 PM PST
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  12. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Love the name! Pervnado!

    Maybe that could be the name of a documentary about the harasser delusions.

    Like Charlie Rose, who thought he was expressing a shared mutual emotion with his “girl friends”.

    Are they really that delusional or are they looking for a way out of the humiliating position they put themselves in… Better to be thought an old fool who misread a woman’s interest – than a dirty old man who didnt care about her interest?

    The one good thing about this – is that its going to help drain the swamp – maybe not entirely in Washington, but the media enablers might soon be out of work. At what point does failing to report crimes become a enabler or co-conspirator in those crimes? The media used to think the cover up was worse than the actual crime (and some of these are down right horrific) but they dont seem to think that anymore.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 8:31 PM PST
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  13. Nanda Panjandrum Inactive

    Whoa, nicely done, but can you tell us what you *really* think, Dave?

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    • December 2, 2017, at 10:28 PM PST
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  14. Henry Castaigne Member

    Why is there a bit more leftist vulgarity than conservative vulgarity.

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    • December 2, 2017, at 11:06 PM PST
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  15. Lash LaRoche Inactive

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    • December 3, 2017, at 1:10 AM PST
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  16. MLH Inactive
    MLH

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):

    I can’t stand that pic but, bravo, Mike. Bravo.

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    • December 3, 2017, at 5:13 AM PST
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  17. Fritz Coolidge

    “And as long as I have the floor, I’d like to get ahead of any potential allegations made against me and state preemptively that I already remember things differently.”

    Love this line, Dave! I was wondering, as a conservative, how to prepare myself for the inevitable. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • December 3, 2017, at 9:19 AM PST
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  18. GrannyDude Member

    Just so you know: I’m swiping bits of this for next Sunday’s sermon. (E.g. “pervnado.”)

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    • December 3, 2017, at 2:09 PM PST
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  19. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    My husband just referenced “Pervnado” on “Beyond the Beltway” radio show.

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    • December 3, 2017, at 4:22 PM PST
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  20. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    I wonder how much of this abuser mind set comes from the big college education.

    They all see the big men on campus, the star athletes, getting into all sorts of trouble that would kill the academic careers of lesser men. It becomes ingrained in these people that these are the perks of being the star. So later in life, when they find success they feel entitled to do all the things that the big men on campus got away with 30 years ago. (and still do to this day)

    Does that seem like a reasonable hypothesis? It seems to be the one factor all these abusers have in common.

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    • December 3, 2017, at 5:53 PM PST
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  21. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble

    Fritz (View Comment):

    “And as long as I have the floor, I’d like to get ahead of any potential allegations made against me and state preemptively that I already remember things differently.”

    Love this line, Dave! I was wondering, as a conservative, how to prepare myself for the inevitable. Thanks for the inspiration.

    If you don’t have the resources to have lawyers draft your passive apology, there’s always the

    Fritz (View Comment):

    “And as long as I have the floor, I’d like to get ahead of any potential allegations made against me and state preemptively that I already remember things differently.”

    Love this line, Dave! I was wondering, as a conservative, how to prepare myself for the inevitable. Thanks for the inspiration.

    If you don’t have lawyers to draft you a passive apology, there’s always the celebrity perv apology generator.
    .

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    • December 4, 2017, at 2:29 AM PST
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  22. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    I wonder how much of this abuser mind set comes from the big college education.

    They all see the big men on campus, the star athletes, getting into all sorts of trouble that would kill the academic careers of lesser men. It becomes ingrained in these people that these are the perks of being the star. So later in life, when they find success they feel entitled to do all the things that the big men on campus got away with 30 years ago. (and still do to this day)

    Does that seem like a reasonable hypothesis? It seems to be the one factor all these abusers have in common.

    Except that the conventional “big man on campus” (varsity quarterback, etc.) today occupies the lowest wrung on the social-justice warrior grievance ladder. The BMOC today are the social justice warrior bullies.

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    • December 4, 2017, at 2:32 AM PST
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  23. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    David Deeble (View Comment):
    If you don’t have lawyers to draft you a passive apology, there’s always the celebrity perv apology generator.

    That’s gonna come in handy.

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    • December 4, 2017, at 3:22 AM PST
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  24. Manny Member

    “Pervgressives”!!! I love it. Great term, and not just for the questionable personal indiscretions. It applies to their social agenda.

    Actually they take their lead from their Godfather in politics, John F. Kennedy.

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    • December 4, 2017, at 7:39 AM PST
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  25. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    I wonder how much of this abuser mind set comes from the big college education.

    They all see the big men on campus, the star athletes, getting into all sorts of trouble that would kill the academic careers of lesser men. It becomes ingrained in these people that these are the perks of being the star. So later in life, when they find success they feel entitled to do all the things that the big men on campus got away with 30 years ago. (and still do to this day)

    Does that seem like a reasonable hypothesis? It seems to be the one factor all these abusers have in common.

    Except that the conventional “big man on campus” (varsity quarterback, etc.) today occupies the lowest wrung on the social-justice warrior grievance ladder. The BMOC today are the social justice warrior bullies.

    Ok, whomever these people are today, isnt the point. They exist. When (for example) Matt Lauer starts pulling down $20 Million a year, he cant help but generate a ego, an entitlement ideology.

    Also keeping in mind that we’re talking about people who would have developed their worldview and mind set 30+ years ago.

    Maybe the hypothesis doesnt hold much water.

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    • December 4, 2017, at 9:04 AM PST
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  26. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Member
    Roberto, Crusty Old Timer LLC Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Today’s latest addition to the list: Assemblyman Matt Dababneh (D)

    An hour or two later, Lopez said she felt a large body following her into a single-use bathroom. She said it was Dababneh, who is more than 6 feet tall and sturdily built.

    “The weight of that body was pushing me into the restroom. I heard the door slam behind me,” Lopez said. “I spun around and by the time I had gotten myself spun around, I saw that I was facing Matt Dababneh and he had unzipped his pants and exposed himself and had begun to masturbate.”

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    • December 4, 2017, at 2:20 PM PST
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  27. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble

    Manny (View Comment):
    “Pervgressives”!!! I love it. Great term, and not just for the questionable personal indiscretions. It applies to their social agenda.

    Actually they take their lead from their Godfather in politics, John F. Kennedy.

    I’ve tried converting various weather phenomena into indiscretions but have thus far only come up with “category 5 pervicane.”

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    • December 4, 2017, at 4:05 PM PST
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  28. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    I wonder how much of this abuser mind set comes from the big college education.

    They all see the big men on campus, the star athletes, getting into all sorts of trouble that would kill the academic careers of lesser men. It becomes ingrained in these people that these are the perks of being the star. So later in life, when they find success they feel entitled to do all the things that the big men on campus got away with 30 years ago. (and still do to this day)

    Does that seem like a reasonable hypothesis? It seems to be the one factor all these abusers have in common.

    Except that the conventional “big man on campus” (varsity quarterback, etc.) today occupies the lowest wrung on the social-justice warrior grievance ladder. The BMOC today are the social justice warrior bullies.

    Ok, whomever these people are today, isnt the point. They exist. When (for example) Matt Lauer starts pulling down $20 Million a year, he cant help but generate a ego, an entitlement ideology.

    Also keeping in mind that we’re talking about people who would have developed their worldview and mind set 30+ years ago.

    Maybe the hypothesis doesnt hold much water.

    I think it all comes down to values, primarily “excellence”. The idea that “excellence” in one’s career carries a lot of weight among men. But in the micro, not so much. There are exceptions, of course, such as John Wooden.

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    • December 4, 2017, at 4:07 PM PST
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  29. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble

    Roberto (View Comment):
    Today’s latest addition to the list: Assemblyman Matt Dababneh (D)

    An hour or two later, Lopez said she felt a large body following her into a single-use bathroom. She said it was Dababneh, who is more than 6 feet tall and sturdily built.

    “The weight of that body was pushing me into the restroom. I heard the door slam behind me,” Lopez said. “I spun around and by the time I had gotten myself spun around, I saw that I was facing Matt Dababneh and he had unzipped his pants and exposed himself and had begun to masturbate.”

    Sounds like my Tuesdays.

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    • December 4, 2017, at 4:09 PM PST
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  30. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    David Deeble (View Comment):
    I think it all comes down to values, primarily “excellence”. The idea that “excellence” in one’s career carries a lot of weight among men. But in the micro, not so much. There are exceptions, of course, such as John Wooden.

    I hadnt heard of John Wooden before. Sounds like a fantastic coach, teacher and a great man. I’ll have to do more reading on him – his 7 point creed looks fantastic – and well out of bounds of a modern teacher. He sounds exceptional.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wooden

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    • December 4, 2017, at 5:07 PM PST
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