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“STATUES AND ROAD NAMES AND FLAGS. OH, MY!”

JENNY@BUSTLE.COM

Ms. Hollander,

Who the hell do you think you are?

You are just another White kid from a privileged background, who has never truly suffered a day in her life.

Yet you just know that Bill Cosby is guilty, don’t you?

And you just know that all men take advantage of all women, every day, don’t you?

And you just know that no women take advantage of any men, any day, don’t you?

You Generation-Y and Generation-Z brats are ruining our world.

You don’t know how to do math on paper, you don’t know how to spell, and you don’t know how to use correct grammar.

You also never question anything the press tells you—or anything that liberal politicians tell you.

In fact, you never question anything at all.

You have no manners—and you have no respect for anyone or anything.

You are totally self-absorbed—and all you ever do is keep your heads up your apps, oblivious to everyone and everything around you.

Ms. Hollander, there is simply nothing good about you Generation-Y and Generation-Z bastards at all.

You are the most worthless human beings in human history, and I just wish to God we could expel you all from our planet—or at least disable all of the goddamned cell towers in the world, so we could at least wake you bastards up.

God damn you all to hell.

Scott Wesley Mayo

Pensacola, Florida

U.S.A.

Proud member of Generation X—the last good generation at all

A #METOO LYNCHING

“On the eve of celebrating Martin Luther King Day, we should be more forgiving.  These hangings that are going on don’t make us better human beings.”

Bill Cosby

January, 1988

EXODUS 20:16

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“It’s a familiar and discomforting spectacle: A woman who alleges sexual assault is also put on trial.  She is grilled on the witness stand about why she continued to speak with a famous man she now charges with abuse, someone who had the power to shape her future.  The man has to defend himself against the possibility of false accusations, and so it’s open season on a woman’s credibility.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Andrea Constand’s two days at the center of the Bill Cosby trial captured the dynamics that make sexual assault cases so polarizing and so resonant.  Her testimony, picked over by Mr. Cosby’s lawyers, occurred at a cultural moment when accusations of sexual assault or harassment have rocked a media empire, a presidential campaign, Silicon Valley start-ups and countless college campuses.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“In a way, this is also a trial about how society grapples with the combustible questions of power, predation and due process that complicate he said/she said narratives.  The jury is still out.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Revelations about years of sexual harassment pushed out Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, but questions linger about how fundamentally the company’s culture will change. Uber just fired 20 people after internal investigations of harassment.  Political analysts wrongly predicted that Donald J. Trump’s taped boasts about forcing himself on women would doom his candidacy.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

‘When something is ready to become a cultural narrative, everything feeds it,’ said Mark Harris, an author and the former executive editor of Entertainment Weekly, who also pointed to a 2016 HBO film about Anita Hill’s public shaming after accusing Clarence Thomas of harassment.  ‘When people are finally willing to look something in the eye, culture almost conspires to tell them how much of it they are willing to look in the eye.’

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“In this case, the emotionally charged issues are legion: What happens to women who come forward, in and out of the courtroom.  The roadblocks the system puts in the way.  The question of who is, and who is not, held accountable.  When celebrity protects, and when it backfires, intensifying public vitriol.  When gender exposes or distorts the issues in play.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“More than 40 other women have come forward to describe similar episodes alleging that Mr. Cosby drugged and assaulted them.  But the jury was allowed to hear only one other story beside Ms. Constand’s.  That was because many of the past cases were civil rather than criminal ones, and defense lawyers persuaded a judge to rule that allowing many others to testify would be like trying Mr. Cosby for other acts, not the one in question, said Elizabeth Schneider, a professor and specialist in gender law at Brooklyn Law School.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Such rulings get to the heart of the challenges of assuring a fair trial for men or women in sexual misconduct, which often takes place without other witnesses. Establishing–or undermining–credibility puts women through arduous legal procedures.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“For decades, women who filed rape accusations had to undergo mandatory psychological screening, and judges would caution juries that rape charges were easy to bring and hard to prove.  While these barriers fell, juries are still often skeptical, and countless systemic obstacles remain, Professor Schneider said, including the widespread practice of strict secrecy as the price of settlements.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Questions such as why Ms. Constand continued to call Mr. Cosby, even leaving him a gift once, are both standard defense tactics and common behavior for women in such cases, she said.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“‘This is not a surprise to anyone who knows about the complicated reactions women have,’ Professor Schneider said.  ‘He’s everyone’s father.  Particularly if you were given some medication to knock you out, you have lots of questions afterwards.  A part of her didn’t want to believe it really happened.  A part of her believed this was a nice older man who was helping her, and she didn’t want to shut the door.’

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“This imbalance of power often silences women who fear professional and social repercussions.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Katie Packer Beeson, a political consultant and former deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney, recounted two incidents she endured at the beginning of her career.  An older legislator on a business trip grabbed her crotch, and a lobbyist on a later trip offered to drive her back to her hotel but instead forcibly took her to his hotel, only relenting when he realized she was so obviously distraught he could not get her into his room quietly.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“In the first case, she wept that night but decided not to say anything.  ‘I thought, I don’t want to be the tattletale, I don’t want to cause this guy problems.  What if he loses the election and we lose the majority?’ she said.  The Republicans had a one-seat majority in the Michigan Senate at the time.  Many years later, she learned he harassed others as well.  She did not report the second incident, either, given the lobbyist’s prominence, she said.  Although she now encourages women she knows to speak out, she remains pessimistic.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“So is Nancy Erika Smith, who represented Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor, in her sexual harassment suit against Mr. Aisles.  ‘Do I think this trial may help move the conversation forward about the impunity that powerful and famous men feel in their interactions with women?  I wish I could say I do. It’s no better since Anita Hill because we don’t have power.’

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Howard Bragman, a publicist and crisis counselor who represented Cindra Ladd, who accused Mr. Cosby two years ago of drugging and raping her when she was 21 in 1969, said women must be prepared for public shaming, now amplified by social media.  ‘I tell them the pain and suffering they will come through,’ he said.  ‘You’ve got to be courageous.  Have a support system.  You’ve got to lawyer up.  It takes money.’

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

But Laura Kipnis, author of ‘Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,’ argues that there is also a danger that the lessons of the Cosby case can be overdrawn.  Mr. Cosby is accused of sexual assault; sexual harassment has been harder to define and, she argues, too broadly applied to cases like a professor taking a student out for a drink.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

‘Anyone who has institutional power is seen as on the path to being a predator,’ she said.  ‘If you follow that line of thinking that all men have power over women, let’s just get rid of heterosexuality.’ 

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Who is seen as a predator can also be bound up with celebrity: It may have helped protect Mr. Cosby for years, Mr. Harris said, but then fueled public obsession with the case.  Part of Mr. Cosby’s fame was built on his self-appointed role of guardian of black respectability and occasional scold of other blacks, he said.  That made him more vulnerable, and led to a younger black comedian publicly calling him out for hypocrisy, he added.

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

“Whatever the verdict, there is a ‘whole other cultural narrative about who we choose to believe and believing women,’ Mr. Harris said.  ‘Nobody comes out of this clean.'”

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

[This is a reposting of a June 11, 2017 post]

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY IN FLORIDA

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet

https://www.change.org/p/pensacola-mayor-ashton-hayward-and-the-escambia-county-board-of-county-commissioners-return-the-first-confederate-flag-to-its-rightful-place-in-pensacola-s-five-flags-displays

WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU KIDS BELIEVE IN?

You have no respect for this flag, because you have no respect for law enforcement officers—dead or alive, Black or White.

 

You have no respect for these flags—in fact, you demand that politicians censor these flags—though you have no understanding of these flags at all.

 

You don’t know what this flag is—though you claim that Black lives matter to you.

 

You don’t know what this flag is either—or care to know what it is.

 

You don’t realize that if the Republican President of the United States orders an invasion of the State of California—just as the Republican President of the United States ordered an invasion of Southern states in 1861—this flag will be censored immediately, and anyone who tries to display it again will be killed.

 

You definitely approve of local politicians replacing the First Confederate Flag with this flag, in our historical flags displays—though it has been done without our consent, and is historically inaccurate.

 

You have no idea that the same politicians who censor all of the Confederate flags you dislike so much will eventually censor this flag you like so much.

 

What exactly do you kids believe in?

THEY ARE NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF

When I was a little boy, I was afraid of cats.

I was terrified of cats, actually.

Domestic cats.

We had no cats, as pets—only dogs.

And whenever I saw a cat—anywhere near me—I got back inside, fast.  

Whenever I saw a cat, anywhere near me, I got into my safe space—and stayed there.

Mr. Sutton, over a block away from our house, had cats.

And even though our backyard was fenced, I would sit on our back porch, rather than even venture into our fenced backyard—because I was so terrified of those cats over a block away.

My mother would urge me to get off that back porch, and enjoy the backyard—but I wouldn’t budge, because I was so terrified of neighbors’ cats.

There was a National Geographic article about cats.

In that article, there was a photograph of a Siamese cat, standing up, grabbing a fish someone had offered it—and because it was a close-up photograph, that cat appeared to be the size of a man or woman.

I had a nightmare about that cat.  I dreamed there was a man-or-woman-sized Siamese cat walking upright down the hall, saying, “Ring around the collar, ring around the collar!” and coming to get me.

One night, I thought I saw a cat in the hall—even though we had no cats.  And to this day, I’m not sure if that cat was real or not.

Cats scared the hell out of me—I truly thought they were the most terrifying things in the world.

My mother said that a cat jumped on my back when I was an infant—and that’s why I was so terrified of cats.  I can’t remember this incident—but it had to have happened, because it’s the only thing that explains my fear of cats.

One night, I saw a cat outside in the dark—and ran back inside the house, my safe space, of course.

But my sister, Cathy, who had taught me how to ride a bicycle without training wheels—got rid of my fear right there.

She picked up the cat, and brought it inside the house.  And she showed me that the cat was nothing to be afraid of, and urged me to pet the cat.  

And I petted the cat, as Cathy held it—and discovered that it was nothing to fear at all.  I discovered that it was just like a dog—and was pretty and soft and warm and friendly, just like a dog—and that it liked to be petted, and made a pleasant, purring sound.

Once my sister, Cathy, urged me not to run from a cat—but to learn something about it, and to gain some understanding of it—I was completely cured of my fear of cats.

And I have never been afraid of cats—at all—since that moment.

You hate Confederate flags and monuments, because you are afraid of them.

And you are afraid of Confederate flags and monuments, because you have learned nothing about them, and have gained no understanding of them.

But rather than face your fear of Confederate flags and monuments—and allow yourself to learn about them, and gain some understanding of them—you demand that politicians remove them from your sight.

And the gutless and immoral Republican and Democratic politicians remove them from your sight—and you remain terrified of all Confederate flags and monuments.

The gutless and immoral neocon and liberal politicians remove them from your sight—and you remain terrified of all Confederate flags and monuments.

But this time, I’m asking you not to run from Confederate flags and monuments.

I’m asking you not to retreat to your safe spaces—where you’re never really safe, because the only thing you have to fear truly is fear itself.

I get rid of your fear right now.

I show you the Confederate flags and monuments—in this space.  And I show you that Confederate flags and monuments are nothing to be afraid of, and urge you to look at the flags and monuments.

I urge you not to let politicians censor your Confederate flags and monuments anymore—but to learn something about them, and to gain some understanding of them—so you’ll be completely cured of your fear of Confederate flags and monuments.

Look at these flags and monuments.  Look at them, and think about what they really meant, in the time that they were created.  Since June 22, 2015, this blog has been filled with background information on Confederate flags and monuments—not misinformation, like that spread by neocon and liberal politicians, like Nimrata Randhawa Haley and Mitch Landrieu—but real, researched, truthful information that will give you a good place to start in your discovery of the true history of Confederate flags and monuments.

Your fear of Confederate flags and monuments is as irrational as my fear of cats was—and you can rid yourself of that irrational fear right now, if you truly make an effort to do so.

Are you ready?

You see, they are nothing to be afraid of—only something to be discovered, understood, and even appreciated.

“WHERE IS THE RESISTANCE TO THIS MONUMENT?”

“‘It’s always a good thing to remember and honor our history,’ said Claudine Kriss as reported by Troy Moon in his article referencing General Galvez’s sculpture by Captain Robert Rasmussen, USN, Ret. and Katherine R. Vineze.

“The addition of this monument will enhance the downtown area of Pensacola as does the existing monument in Lee’s Square atop the hill on Palafox Street of a Confederate soldier—a part of our history too.  The question begs, where is the resistance to this monument?

“The Spanish were instrumental in assisting the American Colonies to gain their independence from Britain, but are also responsible for enslaving, spreading disease, torture, maiming, theft, murder, rape, arson and other crimes that wiped out tribes of Native Americans along the Gulf Coast, Florida and the Southeast.

“Florida was, while under Spanish control, a refuge for runaway slaves.  However, the Spanish were quick to enslave the Africans and send them to their colonies in Cuba and elsewhere in the Caribbean Basin.

 

“If the Pensacola News Journal is indeed unbiased, offers responsible journalistic discourse with all sides having the light of truth to shine upon a subject, then this newspaper should relate historical facts with reference to the Spanish atrocities known throughout many publications, books and articles written on this very subject.

“We can’t change history any more than we can change who our parents are!  Our history is just that…history!  It is what it is!”

W. L. Stafford, Pensacola

Pensacola News Journal, April 24, 2018

PRESIDENT@CLEMSON.EDU

Dr. Clements,

Why are you allowing Nimrata Randhawa Haley and Tim Scott to speak at Clemson University graduation ceremonies?

Both would be perfectly suitable to speak at Clemson—in the manner of Robert Spencer or Al Sharpton.

Neither is suitable to speak at any commencement ceremonies.

Both Nimrata Randhawa Haley and Tim Scott are neocon politicians.

Both Nimrata Randhawa Haley and Tim Scott are pandering, self-serving, sociopathic liars—and neither has any business brainwashing impressionable college graduates, any more than any liberal politicians do.

Neocons and liberals are the same.

I ask you not to pander to Nimrata Randhawa Haley or Tim Scott.

And I cordially invite you to sign my online petition to President Trump to remove Nimrata Randhawa Haley from his cabinet.

Dr. Clements, I am an alumnus of Auburn University—I attended Auburn my first year of college.

I’ve watched Auburn play Clemson in epic football clashes—Clemson is a beloved rival of Auburn for which Auburn has tremendous admiration.

And if I were you, I would not be proud that Nimrata Randhawa Haley is an alumnus of Clemson University—I would be ashamed of that.

I would keep that under wraps—the last thing I would do is allow that diabolical politician to give a commencement speech to Clemson graduates.

Dr. Clements, our country is going to hell.

And it is both neocon and liberal politicians who are driving it to hell.

And Nimrata Randhawa Haley is the worst of them all—and the most dangerous to our country and our world.

Please rescind your invitation to Nimrata Randhawa Haley and Tim Scott to speak at Clemson University commencement ceremonies.

And sign my online petition to President Trump to remove the Dishonorable Nikki R. Haley from his cabinet—if you care about our country at all.

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet

Yours sincerely,

Scott Mayo

Pensacola, Florida

STOP PANDERING TO MITCH LANDRIEU—AND SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU WANT TO AVERT A DISASTER

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the only Republican or Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 who were not suitable to be President of the United States—at all.

I have been an independent American voter since 2003.  Did you know that independent and third party voters are prohibited by law from voting in any Democratic or Republican primary elections in most U.S. states—because most U.S. states are closed primary states?  Did you know that if we independent and third party voters would not have been prohibited by law from voting in the Democratic or Republican primaries in most U.S. states in 2016, we could have prevented Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton from being elected President of the United States?  Did you know that if you would have voted for Bernie Sanders, instead of Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 Democratic primaries, you could have prevented Donald Trump from being elected President of the United States—and that you are more responsible for Donald Trump’s presidency than those who voted for him in the 2016 Republican primaries?

Though I first registered with the Republican Party, I voted for Ross Perot in 1992, at age 26—my first presidential vote was very late, but I have never regretted my choice.  And I have always regretted that not enough of my fellow American voters chose to vote for Ross Perot, rather than Bill Clinton or George H.W. Bush—because they thought an independent candidate couldn’t win.  (Of course he couldn’t win if you didn’t vote for him!)

There were no independent presidential candidates on the ballot, at all, in 2012—only third party candidates.  So I voted for Barack Obama—because I truly believed he was the lesser of two evils, and that I truly had to choose the lesser of two evils, in the first place.  And I have regretted that decision, ever since election night that year, when Barack Obama blindsided us with his LGBTQ rainbow bouquet.

And there were no independent presidential candidates on the ballot in 2016 either—only third party candidates.  And the only one of those parties whose platforms I completely dug was, ironically, the Reform Party—the party founded by Ross Perot supporters in 1995.  Yet the views of the presidential candidate for the Reform Party were in complete opposition to the views of the party he was supposed to represent.

So I cast a write-in vote for myself, Scott W. Mayo, as an independent presidential candidate in 2016—because that was the only way I could vote my conscience.

What are you going to do in 2020?

In 2020, you are likely to be faced with a choice between Mitch Landrieu and Donald Trump—or Mitch Landrieu and Nimrata Randhawa Haley.

And if you are fortunate enough to be stuck with Donald Trump for another four years—a far lesser evil than Mitch Landrieu—what are you going to do in 2024, when you are faced with a choice between any Democrat and Nimrata Randhawa Haley?

You can prevent this nightmare scenario by first ceasing and desisting your pandering to Mitch Landrieu and Nimrata Randhawa Haley.

They are both pandering, self-serving, sociopathic liars—and if you pander to either of them, you are setting your country and yourself up for a nightmare scenario far worse than the nightmare scenario in which your country and yourself are currently existing.

Stop pandering to Mitch Landrieu—and sign this petition if you want to avert a disaster:

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet


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