Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday Reads

The World Health Organization must be full of misogynist dipshits to propose such nonsense.

Men are not entitled to have children, whether directly or indirectly, because they have no inherent right to use women.

It isn't a "disability" to not have children.

"Commercial surrogacy" is an abomination to women. It is a form of prostitution.

Donald Trump lost the debate--to say nothing of the election--bigly because of his remarks about not necessarily accepting the results of the election when he loses.

The right-wing Detroit News also expresses horror at Trump:

Donald Trump lost it Wednesday night. Not just the presidential debate in Las Vegas. But also his mind. And any claim to be qualified to be president of the United States.

You can’t say what he said an hour and 15 minutes into the final face-off of this campaign. When he responded to moderator Chris Wallace’s question of whether he’d accept the results of the election on Nov. 8 by saying he’d have to wait and see, the campaign was over for Trump.

No one with such cavalier disregard for the Constitution and American political tradition can claim any right to sit in the White House.

He proved what his critics have been saying about him: He’s dangerous.


Jane Mayer has written a piece detailing the divorce of Donald Trump from first wife Ivana.

Obituary: Phil Chess, co-founder of the famed Chess Records, has died at the age of 95:

Chess, who was born Fiszel Czyz March 27, 1921, in Poland, moved to Chicago with his family, including his co-founder brother Lejzor, or Leonard. The family name was changed to Chess. In 1950, Phil Chess joined his brother in Aristocrat Records, which later changed its name to Chess Records.

Chess Records eventually was sold off, and Phil Chess retired to Arizona.

Chicago blues artist Buddy Guy, who also owns a blues club in Chicago, told the Chicago Sun-Times that the Chess brothers “were cuttin’ the type of music nobody else was paying attention to — Muddy, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy, Jimmy Rogers, I could go on and on — and now you can take a walk down State Street today and see a portrait of Muddy that’s 10 stories tall,” Guy said. “The Chess brothers had a lot to do with that. They started Chess Records and made Chicago what it is today — the blues capital of the world. I’ll always be grateful for that.”

The Chess brothers were major figures in 20th century popular music.

Another obituary: Actor Eddie Applegate, 81, has died in a nursing home facility.

He was best remembered as playing the boyfriend of one of Patty Duke's characters in The Patty Duke Show.

A sad coincidence is that three of the cast members have died this year: Applegate, William Schallert, and of course Patty Duke herself.

Applegate also appeared on other popular television shows including “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” The Lucy Show,” and “Gunsmoke.”

More recently, he played Emma Stone’s grandfather in the 2010 movie “Easy A.”

After his acting career started to decline, Applegate took up painting and became an artist.

He is survived by two children, Heather and Michael, and six grandchildren.

Another obit: Anthony Addabbo, 56, an actor who was popular on soaps, has also passed away:

Winsor Harmon, a “The Bold and the Beautiful” co-star who announced Addabbo’s death, remembered him in a post on Facebook: “Today we lost a damn good man a father and great actor .. We shared many glasses of Vino Rosso together brother. I’ll never forget how excited you were to land B&B. By the way you still owe me that lobster dinner. I’ll collect next time I see ya.”

Another judge is in favor of sanity.

Title IX and Title VII have nothing to do with crossdressers.

This is the most blistering critique of Donald Trump this election cycle:

Never have we questioned a candidate’s fitness to serve.

Then came Donald Trump — liar, thief, bully, hypocrite, sexual victimizer and unhinged, self-adoring demagogue.

The 16-month campaign since Trump vaingloriously entered the race has horrifyingly revealed that the Big Lie brazenly told — built on smaller falsehoods and spread by social media and a lust for TV ratings — can bring the United States to the brink of electing an aspiring strongman with no moral bearing or self-control.

But, now, with his defeat all but certain, Trump is conjuring for his followers demons that conspire to destroy them and the nation.

Chillingly, he refused in Wednesday night’s debate to commit to honoring the results of the November election. Doing so, he questioned the fundamental soundness of America’s democracy.

Trump’s reckless willingness to damage trust in the electoral process — in order to save face and hold leadership of the paranoid wing of U.S. politics — is the most pressing reason why voters must defeat him in a landslide.

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