Should This Young Man's 'Promising Present' Be Ruined Just Because He Slaps And Chokes Women (Right Now)?
'Progressive' young candidate blames 'excesses of feminism.'
Earlier this month, Aaron Coleman, 19, defeated Kansas House Rep. Stan Frownfelter in the Democratic primary by just 14 votes. Fourteen is a relevant number, because that's the age Coleman was when he committed horrific acts against young women, all during the distant past of Obama's second term.
According to the Kansas City Star, Coleman bullied one girl so relentlessly she tried to take her own life. He harassed and stalked another girl, calling her at home non-stop. And it actually gets worse.
Another young woman has posted on social media, and has repeated to The Star, that Coleman extorted her in middle school five years ago over an explicit photo of her.
"He got one of my nudes and blackmailed me with it and told me if I didn't send him more he would (send) it to all of my friends and family," she wrote. "And when I didn't send him more, he sent it to everyone I knew. I don't know how he got the picture. All I know is he's an awful person and he should not be allowed to run for anything."
Coleman admitted to all of this. He claimed he was “sick and troubled" at the time but he's “grown up a great deal since then." However, he insists on staying in the race, having broken a pledge to withdraw last week. He said in a statement: "I obviously did not expect to have my entire personal life, especially what I did in middle school, put under that kind of national microscope."
He can't delay any longer.
Elle advice columnist E. Jean Carroll would like some of Donald Trump's DNA, and not for decorative purposes. As you may recall, unless it's since blurred together with the rest of Trump's 87,000 scandals, Carroll published a memoir last summer in which she recalled being raped in a dressing room in Bergdorf Goodman by none other than the current President of the United States back in the '90s. Subsequently, Trump called her a liar, said he'd never met her, and then, even more grotesquely, noted that she was not "his type."
Thus, in November, Carroll filed a defamation suit against him, seeking to prove that they had indeed met — and that the semen stain on the black dress she was wearing that day would prove it. As long as she could get his DNA.
Naturally, Trump and his lawyers have tried to stave off this lawsuit until the 12th of Never, claiming that as the President, he has immunity to civil lawsuits. They have asked that it at least be held off until an appellate court decides whether or not a similar sexual-assault-related defamation suit brought against him by Summer Zervos, a former apprentice contestant, can go through.
Via The New York Times:
On Thursday, Justice Verna L. Saunders in New York rejected their arguments, pointing to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that concluded Mr. Trump could not block a subpoena for his tax returns by the Manhattan district attorney's office.
The Supreme Court ruling determined that the president did not possess absolute immunity against state criminal subpoenas.
Although that ruling pertained to a criminal investigation, Justice Saunders wrote that the same legal question was relevant to Ms. Carroll's lawsuit — "whether the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution bars a state court from exercising jurisdiction over a sitting President of the United States during his term."
"No, it does not," Justice Saunders wrote.
She said the Supreme Court's ruling applied to "all state court proceedings in which a sitting president is involved," including those involving the president's unofficial or personal conduct.
And they should be!
E. Jean Carroll, for her part, is extremely jazzed about this. Given that Carroll says she was fired from Elle after Trump called her a liar, she has a lot of grounds for a defamation suit on top of wanting to prove that the assault happened.
WE MOVE FORWARD!! Judge Verna L. Saunders has DENIED Trump's assertion of absolute immunity! My attorneys,… https://t.co/Qe73shJza5— E. Jean Carroll (@E. Jean Carroll)1596755822.0
While sure — there are all kinds of ridiculous people out there who would accuse a sitting president of horrible things, like faking a birth certificate, that are not true, it seems highly unlikely that Carroll would be going for DNA if it were not. The first rule of bullshitting people is to steer clear of easily falsifiable evidence. With something like a birth certificate, it is possible for someone stupid to stare at an actual "long form birth certificate" and go "Well, that could be faked!" With DNA? Not that easy! What would she even say if the DNA turned out to be from another person? That would be extremely awkward.
There are literally only two options here — E. Jean Carroll is telling the absolute truth, or she is completely delusional but somehow hid it for years and years while holding down a job as an advice columnist, of all things. Given that at least two women — former news anchor Carol Martin and Lisa Birnbach, author of The Official Preppy Handbook — have said that they firmly remember Carroll telling them about it at the time, the latter seems pretty damned unlikely.
Well you see what happened was ...
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON IMPORTANT JOURNALISM STORY!
Jerry Falwell Jr., pal of Donald Trump and king of the clown college called "Liberty University," made some news the other day when he posted, and then deleted, this pic of him on vacation on a yacht at a "Trailer Park Boys" party. It was weird because when he posted it (pictured above, currently blinding you, LOL sorry that you're blind now), he was far more concerned with telling us he wasn't drinking REAL devil sin juice in that cup, since obviously he doesn't want to be expelled for alcohol, which is against Liberty University law, it was merely "black water."
He did not mention how he had committed an assault on all of humanity, by showing us his upper pubic mound.
Now, Jerry is at last sorry about his crotch, and he has the most curious explanation for why it is all hanging out like that. He explained on the local radio:
Even though the Navy didn't want him!
When Yr Editrix suggested we cover this story about how Mike Pence helped Eric Greitens get back into the Navy, I briefly misplaced the name, and thought it was awfully sweet of Pence to tell the Navy to reinstate the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after he was shitcanned for wanting his COVID-19 infected crew evacuated. Way to go, Mike Pence!
Oh, right: different guy.
As those of you who've had their coffee may recall, several decades ago, in 2019, Eric Greitens, the former Republican governor of Missouri who resigned to avoid facing felony charges, wanted to get back into the US Navy. He'd touted his status as a former Navy SEAL during his run for governor, and — perhaps a bit like a sobbing Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman — he had nowhere else to go. Except the Navy wanted nothing to do with him, because one reason Greitens had left office involved his alleged violent sexual assault of a woman with whom he'd been having an affair. He'd also been charged with a felony for illegally using his private charity's mailing list for campaign fundraising; that, not the alleged assault, was what ultimately led to his resignation.
Lucky for Greitens, he had friends in high places, and with some nudging from inside the Trump administration, Greitens got a nice Navy Reserve job, presumably one where he could be closely supervised. That much we already knew.
As the Kansas City Star reports, it wasn't merely "the administration" that helped Greitens get back into the Navy, it was Vice President Mike Pence, who made it clear the Navy should set aside its concerns about letting a guy who was no gentleman be an officer again. Sure, maybe the military has been fighting to clean up its decades-long problem with sexual assault, but a friend of the Veep needed a job, so the Navy gave him one. Heck, at least Greitens wasn't convicted of war crimes, so he's golden.