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Projection, Inc.

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2017 by cavalier973

September 26, 2017: Roy Moore wins the Republican Party primary run-off against Luther Strange, the GOP establishment pick, for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was appointed Attorney General by President Trump.

November 9, 2017: The Washington Post reports that one Leigh Corfman claims that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14 years old.

November 13, 2017: One Beverly Nelson, accompanied by Gloria Allred, accuses Moore of having assaulted her, including attempted rape, when she was 16 years old. She provides as evidence a yearbook that Moore supposedly signed.

November 16, 2017: One Tina Johnson accused Roy Moore of having grabbed her buttocks in 1991. She was age 28 at the time.

Roy Moore denies all allegations of assault. So far, no evidence apart from the testimony of the three women has emerged that substantiates the allegations against Moore. There are other elements of rumormongering, such as that Moore was banned from the local mall for being creepy. Such rumors have been refuted by people who worked at the mall at the time, so there is little need to address them. Just be aware that, in this story, since there is so little evidence (as in “nonexistent”), then Moore’s accusers are compelled to throw every little bit of nonsense into the soup and see what floats.

What we have learned since then, is that Leigh Corfman was a troubled teen prior to meeting Moore, that custody of her was being changed from her mother to her father, and that she moved to a different town than the one in which she claims Moore assaulted her. There were about twelve days from the day of the hearing (it was a custody hearing, not a divorce hearing), which is when Moore supposedly obtained her phone number, to the date when she moved to a different town, so there was not much time for Moore to practice his “pedophiliantics” on her. Besides that, there are reports that she has accused other men of sexually assaulting her.

We have also learned that the yearbook that Nelson provided as evidence appeared to have been doctored, forged, or otherwise tampered with, since the color of the ink of Moore’s supposed signature is in different shades. The apparently faked evidence discredits the rest of her story.

We have also learned that Tina Johnson was in a custody battle with her mother for her son. She lost custody of her son to her mother. Roy Moore represented her mother in the suit. It is reasonable to assume she feels some enmity against Moore, based on his role in her losing custody of her child.

All three accusers’ stories have been compromised. They are not “credible” as so many of Roy Moore’s detractors have claimed.

There are six other women who claim that they dated Roy Moore when they were teenagers or in their twenties, and he was in his early thirties, but they do not say that he assaulted them, and instead report that he, by any reasonable estimation, acted like a gentleman. Nevertheless, they are lumped into the group of “Roy Moore’s accusers” by his detractors.

MEANWHILE

Just about every big name leftist, in the world of politics, entertainment, and journalism, has had to step down, or be fired, or endure a good ribbing, for actually and verifiably assaulting women. Multiple women, even. Matt Lauer. John Conyers. Garrison Flipping Keillor. (by the way, remember Keillor’s mean letter to Trump? It’s kind of funny, now. “You won’t get what you want.” Heh, heh.) When they attack Roy Moore, the leftist-progressives are projecting, and projecting hard.

Whatever. Leftists will be hypocrites; it’s what they were born to be. What is agitating is the supposed conservatives that have jumped on the “Roy Moore is a pedophile” bandwagon. Never mind that he has not actually been accused of sexually assaulting children. The Ben Shapiros and Mitt Romneys and Rick Wilsons and Ben Howes and Allahpundits and Jonah Goldbergs and Erick Ericksons of the world are all very much taken in by allegations made by single accusers with no corroborating witnesses or evidence. When they make the assertion that the claims against Moore are “credible”, they are revealing that they know there is not any real evidence that he actually assaulted anyone. They are basically saying, “I know there is no evidence, but I so want these allegations about Moore to be true, so I will continue to assert that the allegations are true.” If there were actual evidence, then they would say, for example, “We know these allegations are true, because we have this blue dress with some of Roy Moore’s ‘precious bodily fluids’.”

But what about the principle of “Innocent until proven guilty?”

“This is the public sphere, not a court of law!” they crow (further showing their tacit acknowledgement that evidence is lacking/nonexistent).

Fools.

The murder of liberty starts in the public sphere, but they are wallowing so hard in the muck of their own willful credulity that they probably won’t realize what role they have played in their own enslavement until the point they are marched to Room 101 to have a rat cage shoved on their heads. By participating in the character assassination of an honorable man, they make themselves bearers of false witness. I almost guarantee that they will, one day, be forced to give a groveling apology to Roy Moore. It will happen either in this life, or in front of God’s throne, but it will happen.

I say “almost guarantee”, because there is a chance that Roy Moore is actually guilty of what he is accused. It is highly unlikely, but if actual evidence is produced, then I will admit I was wrong about him, and eat my humble pie. But I won’t have regrets for adhering to that very American principle of “innocent until proven guilty”.

 

An addendum: Mo Brooks’ name is sometimes brought up, as a write-in replacement for Roy Moore. Well, here is what Mr. Brooks had to say about the matter in a recent radio interview:

There are only two that have asserted that Roy Moore engaged in unlawful conduct. One of those is clearly a liar because that one forged the ‘Love, Roy Moore’ part of a yearbook in order to try to for whatever reason get at Roy Moore and win this seat for the Democrats, and there’s a lot more to it as to why I believe that the evidence is almost [incontrovertible] about whether the yearbook was forged.

So, now you’re down to one witness who said that Roy Moore engaged in nonconsensual sexual contact, OK? Well, that one witness’ testimony is in direct and stark contrast with that of the other seven ladies, who said that he acted like an officer and a gentleman. And you look at the preponderance of the evidence, and then you add Roy Moore’s denial, and you add his long deeply held Christian beliefs, and I just don’t think there’s any way in the world that a jury would agree with the assertions of The Washington Post and others that are trying to make us believe in the state of Alabama that we would be electing a pedophile. And I think it’s doing a great disservice to the people of Alabama and America to try to make this race about that issue when it should be about border security, and illegal aliens … and national defense.”

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Stuff Going On — 05/16/2017

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2017 by cavalier973

I wrote about this last night: there is a major story concerning Trump’s revealing of highly classified intelligence concerning ISIS with the Russian Foreign Minister and Russian Ambassador. If the story is true, it is a serious failure of the President to protect the nation’s intelligence operations.

The National Security Advisor, McMaster, gave a short statement to the press, denying the story. The Beltwaytarians and News Junkies immediately began parsing the statement, and came to the conclusion that McMaster didn’t actually refute the Washington Post story.

This morning, President Trump himself seemed to indicate that the WaPo story is true.

Despite the fact that the President has the authority to declassify intelligence, it is a serious problem if he is revealing information that is better kept secret. The intelligence in question was not gathered by U.S. agents; that means that Trump gave away someone else’s intelligence (I have heard it hinted that it was nation of Jordan).

Erick Erickson claims to know one of the WaPo sources, and he says that the source is pro-Trump.

This is the story that Trump supporters are trying to use to push the WaPo story out of the spotlight. Some DNC staffer may have been the source of some of the WikiLeaks revelations. He was murdered almost a year ago, and, it is reported, the police were ordered to “stand down“.

The amazing nodosaur. The fossil is so well-preserved that it has been described as a “statue”.

♦ Twenty years ago, while I was in college, I was taught in economics class that two sectors drive the economy: Homebuilding and the auto industry. It looks like the home sector is holding firm, at least today.