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ARE FEMINISTS DESTROYING WOMEN?

With the many recent revelations by women who are alleging to have suffered sexual assault and abuse by various men, most of them famous in some way or the other, I’m getting the feeling that men are getting scared, and may become hesitant to have lunch, coffee, dinner, or meet in an office alone with any woman, even if that woman has been a valued colleague of theirs for years.

Vice President, Mike Pence, has indicated that he will not have lunch, dinner, or meet with a woman unless his wife is present. While that is certainly admiral, I think it’s carrying things a little too far. I had a job for over fifteen years where I worked and traveled mostly with men. I frequently had lunch and dinner with colleagues, met with them alone, and have even met with them in hotel rooms. All of these associates were consummate professionals and nothing out of the ordinary took place and wasn’t even thinkable.

With all the women who are trotting out and getting their fifteen minutes of fame, I believe that some are legitimate, but I also believe that some may be lying through their teeth. In the case of Judge Roy Moore, candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, some women are only alleging that he asked them out when they were in their teens and he was in his early thirties. The act of asking a young woman out on a date is not a crime, nor does it constitute sexual abuse. But once the woman comes out and speaks, feminists began screaming that the so-called victim deserves to be believed, and the man should be demonized for life. As in the cases of Michael Brown and the Duke University Lacrosse team, the alleged assailants are guilty, and the victims are innocent. Even if facts and investigations prove otherwise at later dates, the men’s lives are ruined anyway.

If I’m a working man with a family whose job it is to regularly interact with others in my field, both men and women, should I be concerned that some woman, a subordinate, a colleague, or even a boss may decide that they want to make trouble for me, and allege that I behaved inappropriately when alone with them? Maybe. It’s certainly something to think about.

If men are apprehensive about being around women because they fear being accused of inappropriate behavior, what’s this going to do to the progress women have made since the early seventies when it became commonplace for women to be hired to perform jobs that had traditionally been held by men? If a woman and a man are the top two candidates for a job such as the one I had for years, would the person in charge of hiring, to be on the safe side, opt to hire the man? What about promotions. Is this going to hurt qualified women’s chances of getting well-deserved promotions?

Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, many big decisions and strategies are made over lunch, dinner, coffee, and even drinks late at night in a bar.  If restrictions are put on these types of meetings, less is going to get done. Sure, guidelines can be implemented. But isn’t this just adding more layers of bureaucracy and more layers of stress?

From the day after President Trump’s inauguration, radical feminists have fought everything he and his administration have done, and are continuing to do so. They thought they were cute dressing up as women’s body parts and wearing the so-called vagina hats. But all they were doing were embarrassing themselves and, embarrassing the good and decent hard-working women out there who want to have the same opportunities as men, and compete for the same jobs as men, but don’t want to destroy men, our fathers, our brothers, our cousins, our nephews, our uncles, our sons, our husbands, and our boyfriends.

Furthermore, these feminists, including the queen of them all, Hillary Clinton, not only want to destroy men, particularly men who are white, Christian, and conservative, they also want to destroy the women who don’t see eye to eye with them. Women who didn’t support Hillary Clinton are of course, deplorables, but we are also problematic and a disgrace to our gender.

Several years ago, young black conservative, Jason Riley authored a book directed at the left entitled, “Please stop helping us.” He’s asking the liberal establishment to please stop helping blacks and describes how the liberal establishment has actually hurt blacks, not helped them.

Could the same thing be happening to women, could the radical feminists possibly destroy all the progress for which women have worked so hard? I believe that’s possible. So, to you, radical feminists, please stop helping us. You nothing but problematic and a disgrace to my gender.

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THE ROY MOORE DELIMMA

Yesterday, November 9, 2017, the Washington Post ran a story where a woman claims that Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, a Republican, initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was fourteen and he was thirty-two. The woman’s name is Leigh Corfman. Three other women interviewed by the Washington Post in recent weeks say that candidate Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, but none of these women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.

The senatorial candidate has denied the allegations and alleges this is a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the left-leaning Washington Post.

As soon as I read this, I knew the candidate’s haters were going to come out of the woodwork. Even though Alabama is a Republican/conservative stronghold, liberals do live here and yes, they are liars, hypocrites, haters, and bigots in the same manner as Democrats throughout the nation.

Let’s assume first that Judge Moore did commit this heinous act. Everyone except a few “fringe” believe that the candidate should step down. Someone with this type of character and past does not belong in the United States Senate, or any public service capacity for that matter.

I’m a Christian which means I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who suffered and died, taking on my sins and the sins of the world, and was resurrected from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father, Almighty. According to one of my Bible Study teachers, it doesn’t mean that I don’t sin, but it means that I hopefully sin less.

As a committed conservative and yes, Republican, I’ve often thought about what I would do if faced with the choice of choosing to vote for a candidate who shared my political views, but who was severely lacking in character, or choosing one who was diametrically opposite to me regarding current political issues. Judge Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones, is a liberal Democrat who aligns with the DNC on all issues, including abortion and believes that a woman has the right to kill her unborn baby right up until the time of birth. Once the baby has traveled through the birth canal, he’s an advocate for that baby’s life, but not before.  His values are not my values, and I believe having him in the Senate could jeopardize the Trump presidency and subvert the path we’re currently on for making America great again.

The election of Doug Jones will narrow the Republican Senate majority. Then Senate has already killed the repeal and replace of Obamacare and threatens to kill much needed tax reform. These huge pieces of legislation have direct effects on every man, woman, and child in this country. Without these reforms many, many Americans will be damaged extensively. Having Doug Jones in the Senate spell disaster for the American people.

I don’t’ know. I can’t possibly solve this issue myself. At times like this, I need the Bible, I need Jesus, I need direction that can only come from God. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of heaven.” God is in control, and God will give you direction if you sincerely ask for that direction and have it in your heart to follow his direction. I need God and so do you.

Having said the above with all sincerity, I’m now flipping to the facts. Judge Roy Moore has been accused of having inappropriate behavior with a fourteen-year-old girl in 1979. He denies the allegations. It’s the Judge’s word against that of the Washington Post and the alleged victim. Will we know the truth before election day, December 12? Probably not, since there’s so little time left.

In the United States of American you are innocent until proven guilty, unless you are a conservative and one who disagrees with the ideology of liberalism. If the left thinks you’re guilty, you’re guilty. Even if the left thinks you’re not guilty, but wants you to be guilty, you are still guilty.

The left has rushed to judgement many times, and has been wrong most of those times. Treyvon Martin, “hands up, don’t shoot,” Michael Brown, the Duke Lacrosse team members, the Cambridge police, Freddie Gray, Richard Jewel, etc. all serve as examples of the left being wrong. In their rush to judgement, the left has ruined the lives of many. If the allegations against Judge Moore and true, then he deserves to live the rest of his life out as a miserable old man who hopefully will  repent and get his heart in the right place. If the allegations are not true, he deserves a shot at becoming a Senator from Alabama and continuing his career of public service.

The Democrats, though, are going to do their best to disparage Judge Roy Moore and ruin his life, even if he is exonerated. Do the Democrats care if they ruin someone’s life, even if ruining a life is unjustified? Of course not. They’re all about hate and the ruining of lives, especially those who do not toe their leftist line.

In addition to the accusation against Judge Moore, not, at present provable, the timing of the Washington Post article is questionable. Roy Moore has been in the public light many times before his current run for the Senate. Why have these allegations not come out sooner? Ms. Corfman claims that she was scared to come out with her story until now? Until now, just before a very big Senate race that could play a large role in shaping the future of the United States?  Until now, when this country is more ideologically divided than ever, and a sitting president is the target of more hate and vitriol than any of us have ever witnessed in our lifetimes, she decides to tell her story?

In addition to Ms. Corfman, two other women have stated that candidate Moore pursued them romantically when they were teenagers and Moore was thirty. These women, unlike Ms. Corfman indicated that no inappropriate touching was involved when they were on dates with the Judge. One of these women is Debbie Wesson Gibson who says she was seventeen when Moore romantically pursued her. Ms. Gibson is a Democrat and a supporter of Doug Jones. Her picture with former Vice President Joe Biden is currently making the social media rounds. This picture was taken a few weeks ago when the Vice President was in Birmingham stumping for Democrat candidate, Doug Jones. Now, allegations, a month before the election, are being circulated about Roy Moore. How did this come together, all wrapped up in a neat little package?

The story here is that Democrats are liars who have no remorse about lying to get what they want. If those lies are determined to be lies in the weeks and months ahead, who cares, as long as their desired results are achieved. Do they care if their prize was predicated on lies? Of course not, Democrats have no sense of decency. Do they care if their lies ruin the lives of others? They don’t.

Are we still living in the “land of the free and the home of the brave?”

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ALABAMA ISSUES

While this blog is totally devoted to politics and issues on the national level, there are major political problems that my state, Alabama, is experiencing. As a professional political blogger who holds herself out as politically astute, I do feel that I have an obligation to address what’s taking place in Alabama.

The heads of all three branches of state government have been charged with wrong-doing and all three are Republicans. At the May meeting of my Republican women’s club, Republican Women of the South, this issue was addressed. It is what it is, and we have to continue, in spite of the adversity we’re facing, continue to emphasize to voters that with respect to how we govern ourselves, the Republican ideology of governance, passed to us by the founding fathers of this great nation is the best way we have in this imperfect world of governing ourselves.

For those of you who are not familiar with our “situation,” the following are summaries. You can read them in their entirety, skim them, or skip over them.

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, MIKE HUBBARD (from yellowhammernews.com)

On Friday evening, June 10, 2016, Alabama House Speaker, Mike Hubbard, a Republican from Auburn, was convicted of 12 of 23 charges by a Lee County jury. The jury deliberated for seven hours on various charges to decide if Hubbard had used his office for personal gain.

According to yellowhammernews.com, the following are a few of the 13 charges for which Hubbard was convicted:

  • Voting on legislation with a conflict of interest that would benefit American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc., a consulting client.
  • Receiving money from a principal, American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc., through a consulting contract.
  • Receiving money from a principal, Edgenuity, through a consulting contract.
  • Using office for personal gain through a consulting contract with Capitol Cups, a business owned by Robert Abrams.
  • Lobbying the state Department of Commerce for consulting client Robert Abrams.
  • Using state personnel to benefit consulting client Robert Abrams.

For a complete list, visit http://yellowhammernews.com/politics-2/breaking-alabama-house-speaker-mike-hubbard-convicted/.

With his conviction, Hubbard was immediately removed from office per state law.

According to Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange, “This kind of result would have never been achieved had our office not put together the finest public corruption unit in the country. I’m proud of their work. “This should send a clear message in Alabama we hold public officials accountable for their actions.

According to House Minority Leader, Craig Ford, a Democrat from Gadsden, “This is a dark say for Alabama. Mike Hubbard led Republicans to a supermajority on a platform of cleaning up corruption in Montgomery. But instead of cleaning up corruption, Mike Hubbard and the Republican leadership in all three branches of our government have embraced corruption.”

GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY (from al.com)

Diane Bentley, wife of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for fifty years, filed for divorce from the governor in August 2015. It was said that Mrs. Bentley almost didn’t attend her husband’s inauguration in 2014 because of tensions between the two.

In the wake of the divorce, some Montgomery lawmakers questioned whether or not Bentley misused any state property in connection to a rumored affair with his chief advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, who was Bentley’s former communications director before becoming his political advisor.

In addition to the details of the affair between Bentley and Mason, questions arose regarding the source of Mrs. Mason’s employment. In September 2015, Mrs. Mason was employed by the Alabama Council for Excellent Government, a 501(c)(4) set up to promote the governor’s political agenda. Thus, the governor’s senior political advisor not being a state employee, raised questions as to access and accountability in the Bentley administration.

On March 22, Spencer Collier the recently fired head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, confirmed to al.com that he had seen evidence of an affair between Bentley and Mason. Collier had been dismissed from his job as ALEA chief of what he said was refusing to lie for Bentley. The governor said that investigations found improper use of resources at ALEA.

After Collier’s statement, Gov. Bentley held a press conference where he admitted making what he described as inappropriate comments to Mrs. Mason. While he and Mrs. Mason both denied a physical affair, leaked audio tapes revealed that the two were indeed having a physical affair.

A wave of ethics complaints, as well as calls for Bentley’s resignation, hit the governor after his confession of inappropriate comments. The Alabama Ethics Commission conformed it had assigned an investigator to look into any possible misconduct by the governor.

In addition to the foregoing, the role of Mrs. Mason’s husband, John, a former Tuscaloosa weatherman who was appointed the director of the Office of Faith Based Initiatives, now Serve Alabama, in 2011. An investigation by al.com indicates he has another job that provides services to the University of Alabama.

Even though Mrs. Mason resigned her position as political advisor on March 30, her move did little to quiet her critics.

ALABAMA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, ROY MOORE (from atlantic.com)

An Alabama judicial oversight body has filed a formal complaint against Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, charging that he had flagrantly disregarded and abused his authority in ordering the state’s probate judges to refuse applications for marriage licenses by same-sex couples.

Justice Moore was immediately suspended from the bench and faces a potential hearing before the state’s Court of the Judiciary, a panel of judges, lawyers, and other appointees.

For his orders, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission charged Moore with six counts of violating judicial ethics.

Moore’s January 2016 order followed a complex legal battle over marriage equality in Alabama. First, a federal district court struck down Alabama’s bans on same sex marriages in February 2015, but stayed its ruling while the U.S. Supreme Court considered the issue in Obergefell vs. Hodges. The following month, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the marriage bans in a separate case and ordered the probate judges in the state to comply with them.

After the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Obergefell last June, the district court lifted the stay on its own ruling and blocked the probate judges from denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Six months later, while the Alabama Supreme Court continued to deliberate, Moore intervened through his administrative role as the state’s chief justice and ordered the probate judges to enforce the marriage bans on January 6.

The Alabama Supreme Court eventually dismissed the case in March with a one sentence order, to which Moore attached a 94 page dissent in which he described Obergefell as “immoral, unconstitutional, and tyrannical.

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Yes, this is embarrassing and I wish it wasn’t happening. My state is getting a black eye (so what else is new) and my chosen political party is getting a black eye. Folks are going to be talking about the Alabama GOP for years to come.

After many years of trying to convince voters to elect more Republicans to office, the Republicans took over the administrative, legislative, and judicial branches of state government. Their mantra was to rid the state of the political corruption that had plagued it for 136 years of Democrat rule. In less than a decade where Republicans were the majority partly in all three branches, corruption was again or still plaguing state government.

The private sector and the public sector are two completely different animals. Except for a six month stint at UAB, I have worked in the private sector for my entire career. However, having friends who work in the public sector, I’ve been able to pick up on those differences. With respect to government and private businesses, the two are run very differently. Many of the Democrats I know work in the public sector and you will generally find most public sector jobs filled by Democrats. The opposite is true for private sector jobs. Most private sector jobs, especially at middle and higher levels, are filled by Republicans. Many state government positions are not considered full time jobs. Many elected positions, especially in House of Representatives, have been filled by Republican business folks who now work in both the public and private sectors. There are things you can do as a business person that you can’t as a government worker. Could someone get things mixed up? I think it’s certainly possible.

Many professions in both the public and private sectors require that individuals in that profession adhere to codes of ethics. While I was in insurance claims, I earned the CPCU (Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter). Part of earning this designation was studying ethics and adhering to a code of ethics. Ethics is not easy. It’s not common sense or doing what you think is right. You’re conscience can’t be your guide. You must know the codes and perform your job within the boundaries of those codes or you can find yourself in trouble.

 The Republican run state of Alabama “ate its young.”

In addition to the above, it was a Republican run Attorney General’s office that prosecuted Mike Hubbard, producing the evidence against him to the jury and convinced the jury beyond the shadow of a doubt that Speaker Hubbard was guilty on 13 of 23 counts.

Also, keep in mind the Republican philosophy of governance…issues should be handled in the private sector or the lowest level of government possible. While the Republican Party is made up of individuals and some of those individuals may not be the most exemplary in character, less government and rugged individualism is by far the best method, as the course of history illustrates, of governing. Perhaps we should follow the teachings of the current president of the United States when he asked the American people not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few. Don’t abandon the Republican way of governance just because of the actions of a few who happen to be concentrated in the state of Alabama.

In all seriousness, folks, this house cleaning happened just six years after the Republicans took over as the majority party in Alabama; whereas, the Democrats were the majority party for 136 years, and nothing like this took place. It’s time to start over and start afresh. For those who have aspirations to run for state office or any political office for that matter in the near or far future, make sure you know what you have to do to fulfill the responsibilities of your position.

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