by baldilocksRestraining_Order

One wonders how long Megyn Kelly will have to put up with Donald Trump’s…ahem…pathological obsession with her. Twenty years, maybe? That’s how long British newsreader Selina Scott says she had to put up with the same, along with the attendant long-distance verbal abuse.

During the two weeks I spent with Trump there were to be helicopter rides over Manhattan, and private jet flights to his lavish ocean-side Florida estate, a trophy property once owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the richest women in America.

He invited me to his poolside party, boasted about his great skills as a billionaire businessman, and, most tellingly, introduced me to the two most important women in his life – his then wife Marla and his mother Mary.

I believe it’s not too fanciful to suggest that the key to understanding Trump is in his attitude to women.

As Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host, discovered when she asked him about his attitude to women (he has called those he dislikes ‘fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals’), the oily smile is replaced with a deep well of hate if he feels he has not emotionally seduced you.

I know. I’ve been there. My 60-minute documentary exposed how through bluff, bombast and braggadocio, he had convinced the American business community he was far richer than he was, and that while the rest of his rivals were ‘losers’, he knew how to make the US great.

This ability to blag people into believing he was a commercial genius was most vividly illustrated in a helicopter ride we took over New York. Pointing to the Empire State Building, he told me he owned it.

‘What all of it?’ I asked.

‘Yes, 100 per cent,’ he replied.

Later, forgetting he had told me he wholly owned the building, he said he only owned 50 per cent of it which he then considerably reduced. It was the same story with the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.

‘It’s wholly owned by me,’ he said. ‘Are you sure?’ I asked. ‘Well maybe 80 per cent,’ he demurred. ‘Are you quite sure?’ I pressed. He replied: ‘Well it’s actually 50 per cent…’

I showed both assertions in my film with many other inconsistencies with the telling soundtrack It Ain’t Necessarily So.

Trump went ballistic. Over many years he sent me a series of intimidating letters branding me ‘sleazy, unattractive, obnoxious and boring.’ He said I was ‘totally uptight’, and that I had begged him for a date. In his dreams!

This vicious tirade was often accompanied by fanzine newspaper cuttings which purported to show how much money he was making.

He scrawled across the top: ‘Selina you are a major loser.’ Another letter declared: ‘Dear Selina, I hear your career is going terribly.

(…)

This harassment only stopped when I threatened to take legal action against him for effectively stalking me.

He said, she said? Sure. But a pattern comes into view. Pretty, accomplished woman who can’t be charmed or intimidated. Same words. Same types of distortions. Same unreasonable anger. Same inability to let things go.

Funny thing though. I think that Trump is also trying to seduce America. I wonder how he’ll react if those advances are spurned.

Actually, I don’t wonder.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

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You might recall the left going absolutely batshit when elected official Kim Davis absolutely refused issue marriage licences for gay couples if her name was on it.

The site Gawker in particular hated Kim Davis with a passion never missing an opportunity  to attack 

Like many others they argued that the rule of law was paramount and that Davis’ civil disobedience could not stand against the judge’s order.

 

The couples appealed to Morehead Sheriff Matt Clark, the Washington Postreports, but he told them there was nothing he could do to enforce the Supreme Court’s decision.

“She will likely be found in contempt, as we know,” he said.

Davis faces fines or jail time if she doesn’t begin issuing the licenses Tuesday.

And in the comments sections their readers reacted with glee.

And Davis did go to jail but stood her ground, eventually being released and after a compromise crafted by the newly elected governor who ran in support of Davis remains free to do her job without damage to her conscience.

The irony of course is before Kim Davis was ever a news story Gawker was also very publicly disobeying a judge’s order

And while Kim Davis is still collecting her pay as an elected official it is Gawker’s turn to pay the piper:

Weighing free speech against privacy, a Florida jury has decided to uphold the sanctity of the latter by turning in a $115 million verdict against Gawker over its 2012 posting of a Hulk Hogan sex tape.

Hogan brought the case three years ago after Gawker, a 13-year-old digital news site founded by Nick Denton, an entrepreneur with an allergy to celebrity privacy, published a video the wrestler claimed was secretly recorded. The sex tape was sensational, showing Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bollea — engaged in sexual intercourse with Heather Cole, the then-wife of his best friend, Tampa-area radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge (real name: Todd Alan Clem). Gawker’s posting of the Hogan sex tape was accompanied by an essay from then–editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio about celebrity sex and a vivid play-by-play of the encounter between Hogan and Cole.

That number doesn’t isn’t the end of it either as that figure doesn’t include punitive damages

Oh and not just Gawker the media company either:

The jury didn’t stop with the media company.

It also found Gawker founder Nick Denton and the ex-editor who posted the video, A.J. Daulerio, personally liable.

Jurors awarded Hogan $55 million in economic damages and another $60 million for emotional distress.

Under Florida state law, Gawker must post a $50 million bond about one month after jurors decide on punitive damages — which could have disastrous consequences for the company.

Strangely enough the end result of this defiance of a court order does not seem all that interesting to Gawker, while we have pictures of Kim Davis’ mug shot and several stories hitting her after the case was done, Gawker doesn’t seem to find the verdict in this case newsworthy at as 18 hours after the ruling we still don’t see a word about it on the site. This is quite a surprise as they took a very loud stand on the rule of law and obeying court ruling just a little while ago.

Perhaps they are waiting for the large protests in favor of Nick Denton, or the new Papal Nuncio to set up a meeting between the Pope and Denton before breaking the story.

Perhaps someone can convince Kim Davis to start a blog so she can provide the coverage of Gawker’s situation that the site is lacking?

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If she’s good enough to sleep with, she’s good enough to marry.

Dominic James Ingemi 1921-1987

One of the principles of the most successful schools is that if you set high standards, students will meet them. This applies in other aspects of life

Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain Yesterday:

To follow up on the Tumblr feminist whose examination of OKCupid caused her to “reach the unfortunate conclusion that almost every man in this world is completely intellectually and spiritually void,” let me reiterate this: People are responsible for their relationships.

We do not live in a medieval society where the scions of dynasties are forced to marry the heiresses of other dynasties in order to advance their families’ political and economic interests. Given the wreck and ruin so many young people make of their romantic lives, perhaps a return to arranged marriages wouldn’t be such a bad idea, but as it is, everyone in America 18 or older is entirely free to choose their own partners — or get on feminist Tumblr and become a crazy cat lady.

That’s from a piece titled: You Are Your Own Problem

Contrast this with a piece titled We hired a hot teenage babysitter, and my husband slept with her that Lindsay Pullman penned at the NY Post yesterday about actress Lauren Weedman

I should have followed my instincts. Other parents warned me about Simone, but as a feminist who works with at-risk girls, I didn’t want to pass on a new babysitter just because she was overly sexual. I thought she was just a lost, damaged kid. I thought if I didn’t hire her, it would make me look like some old insecure troll. I was trying to prove to David that I was cool.

If I didn’t feel comfortable, I should have just said so, and not cared what anyone else thought.

When one worships the goddess of feminism one makes bad choices and compromises to wit:

after six years of dating, I pushed David to have a baby. I was 40, and knew that this was probably my only shot at becoming a mother.

In the 7th year of dating they had their child, in the 8th year the nanny was hired and it wasn’t until six months AFTER the nanny came into the picture that she actually married the guy.

Four years later she is divorced for the 2nd time and alone but claims to be grateful.  Mr. McCain meanwhile took a different path:

Yeah, “getting our share” — selfish hedonism — may seem harmless, and if everybody’s doing it . . . Well, it was the ’70s and I was a Democrat then.

There was, however, a nice Republican girl whose existence I never even imagined back in those days. She was not only a Republican, but a Christian from a pietistic sect that frowned on the sins of dancing, alcohol and tobacco, to say nothing of my other favorite amusements. And by the time fate or destiny or whatever resulted in our meeting one autumn evening in 1987, I had “looked around enough to know,” to quote another poet, and pretty soon I found that I had “fooled around and fell in love.”

“Just win, baby” — that’s what Al Davis told his famous Oakland Raiders, and when the coach sends you into the championship game, you’d better be ready to play for keeps. A good Christian wife? Boy, when God answers your prayers, despite every reason He might have to ignore your prayers, it’s time to buckle up your chinstrap and win.

By May 1989, I was a married man and the father of a baby daughter, and here I am nearly 27 years later, a father of six and grandfather of two.

The lesson here is large, the future Mrs. McCain demanded certain standards from a potential husband (including actually, getting married) and given the choice between losing said woman Stacy McCain choose to meet them and give up his rakish life and meet them.

Meanwhile Ms. Weedman waited over seven years before securing nuptials with husband #2 who by this time was already sleeping around.

She set low standards and he met them and alas there are many who continue to push for those lower standards:

our culture today does not teach young people what responsibility means. Between the influence of media, careless parenting, and the government-run education system, America is producing a generation of irresponsible narcissists who think they are being oppressed if anyone criticizes their selfish hedonism.

Well just dub me an oppressor because while there is no guarantee that my sons will take my advice and find the right girl or any girl, nor can they be assured that acting like a gentleman will garner them anything but derision or suspicion from the women of today I’m still giving them my father’s advice

If they’re good enough to sleep with they’re good enough to marry.

I submit and suggest if the woman of today took that same attitude concerning themselves they would be amazed at the quality of man they would attract.

Exit Question: Given the standards set by Ms Weedman, if Stacy McCain had met her first, where would he be today?

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