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Buster Gammons

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Isn't It Fun To Watch Him Squirm?

We are witnessing a tipping point.  Women from all walks of life are finally coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment, assault and predation by various men they've known.  What's changed at this moment in time is who is assumed to be credible and believable -- it's the women.  It's about time.  On this score, men have gotten away with too much for too long.  But the worm has turned.

The net has been cast far and wide and we've seen the careers of many prominent men come to an end.  There's been some rough justice in this wave of allegations, and we need to work out matters of degree, but by and large, I believe it's a good thing, and overdue.  The shit needs to stop.

The most prominent of all the accused sexual predators is Julius Seize Her, our fake president.  He has freely admitted on tape to sexual assault, and has frequently bragged about his obsessive Lothario past, as if it were a badge of honor.  Before the election, at least 16 women went public with their stories of Baby Fingers behaving very, very badly.  Naturally, he denied it all, claimed to not know them, and said they were all lying.  All of them.

But the women remain credible, they've persisted, and in the current environment, they're gaining traction.  Now there are 19.  Some are suing Trump, others are continuing to speak out publicly.  Almost 60 federal lawmakers are calling for Trump to be investigated, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has called for him to resign.  (If Franken had to go, then Trump really has to go.)

Hair Drumpfkopf reacted swiftly and predictably.  His staff threw shiny-object distractions into the air:  He won, so the past is erased.  What about Hillary?  It's time to investigate Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  Trump himself denied everything, called names and insulted everybody, and attacked Gillibrand personally, tweeting a suggestion that she was willing to trade sexual favors for his contribution to her campaign.  "She would come to my office begging for campaign contributions and would do anything for them."  Stay classy, Donald, you friggin' sleazeball.

A Congressional investigation into Trump's sexual assaults is unlikely, and it's certain he'd never step down, but there is a certain good-for-the-goose-good-for-the-gander logic to the calls for him to do so.

Whatever happens, isn't it fun to watch him squirm?


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