As this nation’s first female television sportscaster, I can tell you something about sexual harassment, although we didn’t call it that in those days. It was either a proposition or simply boorish behavior.
My first boss, who was married, came on to me. When I said, “Thanks but no thanks,” he tried to get me fired. He failed. Then, he preceded to make my life miserable at work. It was a cold war until I moved and went to work at another television station.
Once I had a co-worker who continually hit on me. He was a good man and I knew it wasn’t serious, but his constant attention and suggestive remarks were annoying. In some strange way he though this was flattering to a woman. One day I decided to take matters in hand. The next time it happened, I took a flying leap and landed in his arms in full view of everyone. He was so embarrassed, he never did it again.
Working in an almost entirely all-male environment, I found most men to be honorable, kind, respectful and extremely fair.
However, in my lifetime I have seen many men destroyed by a false accusation from a woman. Continue reading “Why I Believe Judge Roy Moore”
Let me be clear: If Roy Moore is guilty of the alleged case of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old 38 years ago, and the latest charge of a sexual attack of a 16-year-old, I think he should step aside in the Alabama Senate race. I also think Bill Clinton should have stepped aside or been forced out by his party when it was discovered he had sexual relations with a White House Intern —in the Oval Office no less — and that Ted Kennedy should have suffered the same fate after it was revealed that he failed to call for help for a drowning, much younger Mary Jo Kopechne.
In the case of Judge Moore and the 14-year-old, the charges against him were leveled by a troubled, dysfunctional teen and may have been unearthed and/or massaged by overly aggressive, politically-motivated reporters at the Washinton Post who went on a deep-diving fishing expedition before the Alabama Special Election which is just a weeks away. However, it is the most recent charge brought by Beverly Young Nelson, presented by dumpster-diving attorney Gloria Allred, that fails the credibility test. Continue reading “The Hypocrisy Surrounding Judge Roy Moore”
Traveling through downtown Phoenix last week, a city at the heart of the illegal immigration issue, I passed a small group of protesters carrying signs, “Honk if you support DACA.”
For the uninitiated that is Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for young people illegally brought into this country by their parents. We are talking up to 30-year-old children here. Continue reading “No Honks for DACA”
Voters in Arizona are suffering buyer’s remorse over their decision to re-elect Senator John McCain over his challenger, Dr. Kelli Ward. Indeed, every conservative voter in the nation has had their “what if” moment when they pause to consider McCain’s last re-election victory.
What if Kelli Ward had knocked off Arizona’s senior senator in 2016? For those who pay attention, it is well-known that McCain is no conservative and often speaks out of both sides of his mouth when it comes to important issues like balancing the budget, cutting out waste, defending the border and even protecting the military from political correctness.
Nevertheless, McCain, a media darling (as long as he is knocking fellow Republicans) has fashioned his political career around supporting Democrats on critical issues and then suffering a conservative conversion before he’s up for reelection — just in time to fool the voters, again.
McCain has secured his seat for another five + years, barring his health issues, but voters in Arizona have another chance to send Ward to the United States Senate. They appear ready to do just that. Continue reading “Buyer’s Remorse (In Arizona and Elsewhere)”
In 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States after he was mired in the Watergate scandal.
In 1990, Margaret Thatcher resigned as British prime minister after narrowly failing to win outright in the first Round of a leadership contest.
In 2002, Trent Lott resigned as Senate Republican leader after making some controversial remarks at the100th birthday party of fellow senator, Strom Thurmond.
In 2004, George Tenet resigned as Director of the CIA in the wake of criticism of the agency’s approach to the intelligence used to support the 2003 Iraq War.
In 2010, Yukio Hatoyama resigned as prime minister of Japan after breaking a campaign promise to close an American military base on the island of Okinawa.
In 2016, David Cameron resigned as prime minister of the United Kingdom after its citizens voted to leave the European Union
In 2017, Mitch McConnell resigned as Senate Majority Leader after failing to deliver a vote to repeal Obamacare. Continue reading “Mitch McConnell Resigns! (For the good of the Country)”
“Nothing burger” has become the operative word in Washington of late. It was used by Democrats to describe the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and it is now being used by Republicans to describe the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
It is only a matter of time until enterprising restauranteurs add it to their menus. So what is in a nothing burger? It might appear to be a bun with nothing in between, but a nothing burger on display in the James Comey hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, was something quite different. Continue reading “Nothing Burger Washington Style”
There are growing calls for an independent counsel or prosecutor to investigate the Trump-Russia connection in the 2016 presidential election. Everyone, it seems, has in interest in one.
For the media it is more fuel to feed the 24-hour news cycle.
For Democrats, it keeps the idea alive that something beyond their control caused their candidate to lose. It couldn’t be because Hillary Clinton was deeply flawed, universally disliked, and couldn’t be trusted. It couldn’t be that their message of higher taxes, bigger government and gender-neutral restrooms just fell flat. It had to be something more sinister.
And for Republicans, it’s the need to simply move on. Continue reading “Independent Counsel? Where’s the Crime?”
After seven years of promising to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans finally have a plan. If only we had held our breaths during all that time, they could have skipped it. We’d all be dead.
Will it lower individual cost and provide better coverage? Hopefully. However, it falls well short of providing free-market coverage. The only way to do that is to repeal Obamacare and get out of the way. Something that Democrats are adamantly against and timid Republicans are reluctant to do.
Americans are generous people and would never abandon the poor to charity or, horrors, leave that responsibility to their families. In our “me-first” society, it’s just too much to expect people to take care of their own. Nevertheless, what we desperately need is a two-tier system: One for the poor where there are special government-run, low cost, bare-bones centers that provide basic emergency care, and one for all the rest who must pay their own way.
Yes, health care cost something. If our government would simply take care of those who truly cannot take care of themselves and get out of the way, we would have a free-market that would offer more choices than we could imagine and all levels of coverage. The average person could easily find one that fits his or her need and pocketbook. Continue reading “Obamacare Replacement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
Last night, President Trump restated his plans to shore up our borders and stop the flow of illegal aliens flooding into the country. Republicans jumped to their feet to applaud his words. However, some of those who stood did so reluctantly.
If we could zoom in for a closer look, we would find many of those lawmakers with their finger’s crossed behind their backs. That’s because if they back this president, there will be hell to pay from many of their big business donors if the flow of illegal immigrants is slowed or stopped completely. Their supply of cheap labor will dry up. Who will clean the toilets, man the car washes? Who will pick our fruits and vegetables? Who will fill the low-skilled jobs in our factories?
The reality is that many of those jobs may go unfilled if there is not a companion effort to reform — really reform — welfare. Continue reading “Illegal Aliens and Welfare Queens (and Kings)”
Never before have we witnessed such petty behavior by a losing party following a presidential election. Traditionally, this is a time for the nation, led by our representatives in Washington, to come together in a spirt of bipartisanship and renew our efforts to work together to build a better, stronger and more prosperous country that works for every American.
It’s called the honeymoon period for good reason. It is time to put aside the hurts leftover from the campaign in an effort to govern. It is a time for a fresh start and new beginnings. It is a time to put aside any differences that remain and help the new president get off to a good start for the sake of all concerned.
Instead, the Democrats, who were soundly defeated at every level of government, have staged a prolonged temper tantrum, playing the role of obstructionists at every turn. Some 70 lawmakers refused to show up for the inauguration. Then, they slow-walked the effort of Donald Trump to put his cabinet in place. Most of Barack Obama’s Cabinet picks were approved by voice vote within a few days. Did the Republicans like his choices or agree with their objectives? Not at all, but they respected his right to select the team that would help him govern.
Now, many of those same Democratic congressmen and senators have decided to boycott President’s Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on the 28th of this month when he will lay out his vision for the country. What can they possibly hope to gain for their constituents by burning the bridges of communication? Why are they fanning the flames of disappointment and discontent?
Last week, Fox News Cannel’s Neil Cavuto had a jaw-dropping interview with Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, that held the answer. Continue reading “How to Stop the Democrat Party’s Temper Tantrums”