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GOP Lawmaker Joe Barton Apologizes For Leaked Nude Photo On Twitter

November 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Texas Congressman Joe Barton has apologized after the release of a sexually explicit photo which is now circulating online.

The graphic image was revealed by a Twitter user who claims to also have several videos of Barton masturbating.

The Twitter user censored the image, and revealed a sext reading, “I want u soo bad. Right now.”

Rep. Barton claimed that he is a victim of revenge porn and his spokeswoman said that he has no intention of stepping down over the scandal.

Press TV reports: US House Representative Barton said Wednesday that he wished he had used “better judgment” after the lewd photo surfaced the social media.

“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” Barton said in a statement Wednesday. “Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended. I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down.”

The picture was shared by an anonymous Twitter account at a time that many are coming forward to accuse powerful figures of sexual misconduct.

The United States grapples with the sexual assault and harassment scandals that have left the world of entertainment, business and politics in a state of shock.

Why Bill Clinton’s Legal Reckoning Spells the End of Hillary’s Career

November 22, 2017 Leave a comment

David Steinberg


If you abandon truth, objectivity, and merit, the only path remaining for you to achieve success is the acquisition of leverage.

Hillary Clinton, likely around the time she posed for the above picture, committed to a life of acquiring leverage as a means to accomplish whatever goals she’d identified as personal success. The question of whether she ever wanted anything beyond power itself remains open, of course. A more generous reading of her life might identify Hillary’s time as a supposedly passionate young radical — in thrall with Saul Alinsky — as evidence that she did indeed once have ideological/ethical goals, despite Alinsky’s immorality.

Who knows — perhaps a life alongside a psychopath husband dulled her soul.

But whatever happened, every adult who is not Peter Daou now understands that Hillary Clinton’s time has come. She will not survive Bill Clinton’s current media and legal reckoning.

Further, every adult – and I suspect Peter Daou can be included in this group – understands why Hillary Clinton now finds herself in this position: She’s clearly an idiot.

Let’s look back at each major decision she made in her life following whatever cosmic demon initiated the meeting of Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton at Yale Law School. It immediately becomes apparent that she is no feminist by whatever broad definition we apply. She never gave a damn about the fate of other women — no more than her husband ever did. She only made choices based on the pursuit of power.

That alone doesn’t make her an idiot, though.

Her self-guidance for making decisions does. You see, Hillary clearly weighed her life choices according to two general, strategic north stars:

  1. Always stay hitched to Bill Clinton; and
  2. Always present herself to the public as a feminist.

That’s how she chose her path. And those are the thoughts of an idiot.

Had Hillary ever made the moral decision to drop Bill at any point, who knows where she would be now? She had the drive to never give up; Trump did complement her on that quality at the close of one 2016 debate. She might have found a different husband who made her popular feminism seem credible. She could have remained single, and won praise from her Leftist base for making it on her own.

Making a different decision at any number of fate’s dice throws might have led her to something approaching an authentic life: to really be who she portrayed herself as. She could have avoided each of her husband’s scandals, each of his alleged scores of abuses.

She didn’t, though. Instead, she made the exact wrong decision … hundreds of times.

And all because of her idiot two-pronged strategy: Ride a criminally misogynist loon, and feminism, to the top.

She will not survive this second avalanche of sexual assault charges against her husband, because she chose to both be complicit in his crimes and to damn her public ideals every step of the way. Now, in a finale every idiot saw coming, Hillary Clinton’s lifetime of chasing power without moral guidance has left her with no leverage left.

Today, Hillary is facing the wrath of Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey. Each has stories to tell of Hillary choosing to destroy a female victim rather than their attacker, and on those accounts, Hillary has no leverage left to defend herself. Why? Because she dug her own grave by positioning herself as a feminist leader.

She has no power or leverage today. Still, maybe she makes it to sleep tonight without suffering a final public reckoning.

But … what about tomorrow?

She still has no leverage, and can never regain it.

Tomorrow, maybe that 22-year-old woman who reportedly told Yale campus police back in 1972 that Bill had sexually assaulted her – while Bill and Hillary were dating – decides to finally let the media use her name and her story. Tomorrow, maybe she asks Hillary why she chose to stay with Bill when that occurred.

Hillary has no choices left if that happens.

Tomorrow, maybe Eileen Wellstone — who reportedly told police that Bill raped her in 1969 while he was at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar — finally speaks to the media. Her case reportedly reached the State Department. Tomorrow, maybe, Ronan Farrow calls up Robert Reich, or Strobe Talbott, or Clinton’s other notable Oxford classmates, and asks them what happened. Asks them why they never spoke up; why Bill left Oxford without his degree.

Maybe he asks Hillary how she could possibly plead ignorance about Bill’s time at Oxford. She couldn’t deny that credibly — she started dating him after Oxford.

She’d have no choices left if that happens tomorrow.

Tomorrow, maybe the several women who reportedly accused Bill of sexual assault around 1974 when he was a law professor at the University of Arkansas finally get the courage to come forward. Maybe they ask Hillary: how could a woman possibly not know that her significant other was dealing with multiple sexual assault accusations?

Tomorrow, maybe someone asks Hillary, feminist champion, why she stayed with Bill after hearing about the supposedly consensual affairs: like Dolly Kyle Browning, Gennifer Flowers, and Marilyn Jo Jenkins.

Maybe Broaddrick, Jones, and Willey again bring up their shocking claims of threats and intimidation. But this time, maybe Julia Hiatt-Steele — Kathleen Willey’s former friend — will finally come clean.

Hiatt-Steele had offered three different stories to investigators. She suddenly found herself invited to parties with folks such as James Carville when her third story matched with Bill’s legal defense. Maybe she finally comes forward with the truth about the long-rumored bribery/intimidation campaign that saw a penniless woman shockingly decide to change her story and face a likely perjury charge.

Hillary, to this day, makes the idiot choice of saying those women aren’t to be believed. So she’d be out of choices.

Or, tomorrow, maybe a swarm of investigators heads to Arkansas. Because some well-funded mainstream outlet finally realizes the magnitude of what Clinton’s 1992 deputy campaign chair Betsey Wright revealed when she claimed to be handling the “bimbo eruptions.”

Surely you remember it; do you remember the number of “eruptions” she mentioned, though?

Back then, several sources confirmed that Hillary Clinton helped coordinate the intimidation of women who potentially had tales to tell similar to Gennifer Flowers — or even to Broaddrick.

According to Betsey Wright herself, about TWO DOZEN women were “encouraged” to sign affidavits swearing that Bill Clinton had not done anything wrong with them.

Tomorrow, maybe someone asks Hillary about it. Tomorrow maybe some of those two dozen women finally come forward.

Or maybe the day after tomorrow.

But whenever it finally happens, it’s all over for Hillary. Everyone can now see that Hillary’s idiot decisions have taken her fate entirely out of her hands.

Analysis of crime scene reveals Stephen Paddock’s body was “rolled over” for photo shoot

November 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Were the ‘leaked’ crime scene photos of Paddock’s 32nd-floor suite, his body, guns, all staged?

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) Mike Turber with the “5x5News” YouTube channel released a video Sunday which reveals Stephen Paddock’s body had been “rolled over” before crime scene photos were taken in his rented 32nd-floor suite in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The analysis was conducted using computer software which separated the older bleed out area (presumably created when Paddock was “face down”) from the fresh bleed out area (where Paddock is pictured face-up.)

“The body was found face down,” Turber said. “To take this picture he obviously had to be turned over.”

Additionally,  a streak can also be seen through the fresh pool of blood which likely emerged from the back of Paddock’s head after he was rolled over.

Turber speculates that law enforcement may have kicked the gun away once they found the suspect lying face down upon entering the room but this does not explain the streak through the fresh pool of blood because the gun would have been kicked away early on when police found Paddock face down.

The following video contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Ex-Boyfriend of Roy Moore Accuser: I Don’t Believe Her

November 22, 2017 1 comment

Birmingham, ALABAMA — A minister who says that he dated Beverly Young Nelson at around the same time that Young claims to have been assaulted by senatorial candidate Roy Moore says that he does not believe his ex-girlfriend about the allegations.

The former boyfriend, Jeff DeVine, attended high school with Young and is currently in Thailand, where he runs DeVine Ministries with his wife and twin daughters. He says that as part of his ministry, which focuses on rescuing children, he has worked with victims of rape and other trauma.

A high school classmate of Nelson’s who spoke to Breitbart News remembers DeVine and Nelson briefly dating around 1977. DeVine also provided a copy of his high school yearbook inscribed with a lengthy message by Nelson.  The inscription was signed by “Beverly Young,” using Nelson’s maiden name.

DeVine’s comments mark the second time a person who has known Nelson has gone public to call her allegations against Moore into question.  Last week, Nelson’s stepson, Darrel Nelson, claimed in a Breitbart News interview that his stepmother’s accusations are “one hundred percent a lie.”

Beverly Young Nelson, 55, gave a press conference last week at which she claimed that Moore sexually assaulted her in a car in December 1977 or early January 1978 when she was a 16-year-old high school student. Nelson said the alleged assault took place outside a restaurant in Gadsden, Ala., where she says that she worked as a waitress. Nelson is being represented by controversial attorney and women’s rights advocate Gloria Allred.

Asked about the allegations, DeVine stated, “No, I don’t believe it.”

DeVine, speaking to Breitbart News from Thailand via Skype, said that his estimation was “based off just my experience with people,” and not any specific evidence that Nelson was being dishonest.

“I certainly wouldn’t qualify as an expert, but I have been in ministry for many years,” he related. “I have dealt with a lot of people. People that have been through trauma. People that have been molested or hurt and all kinds of situations.”

“I have learned to just study body language and the way a person tells a story. And as I said, I wouldn’t qualify, I am sure, in a court of law as being an expert – but just from my experience, I didn’t find her story believable. And the way she told it.”

“I could only guess to her motive.,” he stated. “Whether somebody has offered her something to do this. I really couldn’t say. I would only be guessing.”

DeVine said the last time he communicated with Nelson was when “she befriended me on Facebook a little while back and we exchanged a few, just ‘Hey, how are you doing?’ and that kind of a thing.”

DeVine described befriending and dating Nelson in 1977 when the two attended Southside High School in Alabama.

“We started dating off and on,” he recalled. “Nothing real serious at first. I didn’t have a car, at first. I just had a motorcycle, so we would ride my motorcycle. Later when I got a car we went out in my car a few times. And we dated off and on maybe a year.”

Nelson’s inscription in DeVine’s yearbook mentions his motorcycle.

“I knew her family … because I would work with her dad on his TV repair business when he needed me. So, I worked with him quite a bit.”

“She was a little bit different,” DeVine said of Nelson. “She was from California and they tend to be a little bit different than the average Southerner. In those days especially. So, she didn’t really make a lot of friends real quickly. And she kind of got off to a rocky start.

“But we became friends. She invited me to her first birthday party that they had in those apartments shortly after they moved there. I went to that. We danced. We started talking. I found her easy at to talk to and enjoyable. So, we started going out.”

At her press conference, Nelson stated that she had a boyfriend who used to pick her up from a waitressing job at a restaurant in Gadsden called Olde Hickory House where she says that the assault took place. Nelson claimed that she originally met Moore when he was a 30-year-old deputy district attorney in Etowah County and would regularly eat at the restaurant. Moore has denied knowing Nelson.

Nelson described being picked up by her boyfriend immediately after the alleged assault: “I got up and tried to pull myself together. I was making my way to the front of the restaurant when my boyfriend arrived. It was late and it was dark. I did not say anything to him as to what had occurred as he had a violent temper and I was afraid that he would do something that would get him into trouble.”

While DeVine says that he dated Nelson at around the time of the alleged incident, he says that he was not the boyfriend who may have picked her up in the restaurant and that she was dating someone else at the same time.

DeVine could not recall Nelson working as a waitress in a restaurant at all. “I don’t remember her working in that restaurant,” he stated. “I’m not saying that she didn’t. I just don’t remember it.”

DeVine says that Nelson ultimately ended the relationship to be with the other boyfriend.

“We weren’t dating each other exclusively because she ended up dating another guy at around the same time that she got more interested in than me.” he said. “And I think that was the guy that she eventually married.”

Asked whether there was any animosity between himself and Nelson after the breakup or currently, DeVine replied, “No not at all.”

DeVine continued: “It wasn’t a dramatic breakup. Like I said, we weren’t in love. We were going out. We were friends. We never had a physical relationship. I won’t say we didn’t kiss, but I mean we never had sex or anything like that. She just made it clear to me that she was concerned about me. About whether I would be the best guy for her and she had this other guy that liked her, and she thought he would be a better choice.”

“And I was just the kind of guy, well, okay, I am not going to compete with somebody. If you like this other guy, then I think it is best you to go for him. And so, we just agreed that we wouldn’t see each other and she was going to push through the relationship with that guy. It was okay. It was a very peaceful friendship type of a break-up. It wasn’t a dramatic breakup. Broken heart or anything like that at all.”

Yearbook controversy

Nelson, meanwhile, has been at the center of controversy regarding her own yearbook, which contains the only piece of physical evidence to be presented in the cases of numerous women who have gone public with stories alleging inappropriate conduct between Moore and teenage girls. Moore has strenuously denied all the accusations.

In a radio interview with this reporter broadcast over the weekend, Moore stated that Gloria Allred’s repeated refusal to immediately release to the custody of an independent examiner the original copy of Nelson’s yearbook proves that “what they have alleged is completely untrue.”

At a press conference in New York, Allred presented a photocopy of the yearbook with an inscription that reads: “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.”

In our interview, Moore specifically pointed to the initials “D.A.” that appear after the signature on the yearbook to further demonstrate that the yearbook inscription and signature represent what he described as a forgery and “complete fabrication.”

Moore spotlighted the initials “D.A.,” linking it to a signature on Nelson’s 1999 divorce document over two decades later. That signature was followed by the initials of his former assistant, Delbra Adams, who only started working for him in 1987.

At the press conference with Allred, Nelson failed to mention the divorce case entirely and that Moore was the judge whose stamped signature appears on her 1999 divorce document. And alongside Moore’s signature are the initials “D.A.” for Delbra Adams, Roy Moore’s former longtime secretary and judicial assistant.

Breitbart News caught up with Adams last week, and she confirmed in an interview that the initials on Nelson’s divorce document were indeed hers. Adams explained it is normal procedure for a clerk or assistant to initial a stamped signature on a legal document to verify that the stamp is authentic.

“In their press statement they said that this Nelson woman had no contact with me” since 1977, Moore said in our radio interview. “But in actuality, we found that she had a divorce case. I signed the document. My secretary stamped the document and then put her initials out on the end of the line.”

Moore continued: “When they forged the name onto this manual, they also included the initials of my receptionist, my secretary. Which were D.A. Delbra Adams. And certainly they forged it and this is a complete fabrication. I did not know Nelson and had never met her and still do not know her.”

Allred and Nelson have claimed that the “D.A.” at the end of the yearbook signature stand for “district attorney” even though at the time Moore was a deputy district attorney.

Last Wednesday, an attorney for Moore sent an official letter giving Allred forty-eight hours to release the yearbook to an independent examiner and to take steps to ensure the “immediate and professional preservation of the yearbook.”

Allred has done a series of news media interviews in which she has made clear her refusal to release the yearbook to any entity other than a Senate committee. This even though Moore is not yet a senator, so such an ethics committee cannot be formed – and despite the yearbook inscription playing a central role in the campaign for a U.S. senate seat.

Allred has further admitted that she had not asked Nelson whether she actually saw Moore sign her yearbook.

Following Allred’s press conference, Breitbart News contacted four signature and handwriting authentication experts certified by the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners. Each of the four independently arrived at the same conclusion, saying they would need the original yearbook inscription to definitively draw conclusions.

Handwriting expert Linda L Mitchell told Breitbart News that “an absolute identification is very difficult without the original document because photographs and photocopies do not provide a three-dimensional view of handwriting, which would include pressure and line quality.”

“Those things are important if a definitive opinion is to be reached. Anything less than that would not provide enough support for a definitive opinion unless the handwriting contains highly identifiable peculiarities.”

The three other experts echoed Mitchell’s sentiments.

50 Employees Fired After Refusing Flu Shot

November 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Employee options: Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave

For dozens of employees at Essentia Health, Monday meant coming to work not knowing whether they would make it to Tuesday. All because of the flu shot.

“Purely voluntary or more education doesn’t get you those high levels of immunization compliance,” said Dr. Rajesh Prabhu, the company’s chief of patient quality and safety. Prabhu said it was essential that he take a mandatory approach.

Since September, Essentia has told employees, volunteers, students and vendors that they have three options: get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia.

So far, he said 99.5 percent of employees have chosen the first two options. But 50 or so have been terminated, with more left waiting to hear back on their exemptions.

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We Need to Talk About Creepy Uncle Joe

November 22, 2017 Leave a comment

In what world is this normal?

Joe Biden looks set to run for president in 2020.

Although current polls say he would beat Trump, leftists are begging him not to run for office.

The Huffington Post, Salon and the Daily Beast have all published articles recently expressing panic that Biden will seek the nomination, with the Huff Post warning Biden would be a “terrible idea in a post-Weinstein America”.

What could they possibly be talking about?

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Oklahoma Senator Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Trafficking

November 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Former state Senator Ralph Shortey has pleaded guilty to operating a child sex trafficking ring and is expected to be given a 10-year prison sentence next week.

Shortey agreed to plead guilty to the child sex trafficking offences in exchange for U.S. prosecutors dropping three additional child pornography counts against him. reports: His jury trial had been set to begin Dec. 5 in Oklahoma City federal court. He is now scheduled to plead guilty Nov. 30 instead.

By making a deal, Shortey, 35, hopes to avoid being locked up for most of the rest of his life. Still, he will be required to serve at least a 10-year prison term, the mandatory minimum time for child sex trafficking.

The maximum time for the offense is life in prison. U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti will decide the punishment at a sentencing next year.

“It is in my best interest and in the best interest of my family,” Shortey wrote on plea paperwork signed Monday. He remains married to his high school sweetheart, his defense attorney said. They have four daughters.

The defense attorney, Ed Blau, negotiated the plea agreement for Shortey after reviewing the evidence and applicable case law.

“Mr. Shortey feels this is a necessary step in putting this painful and humiliating ordeal behind him, for both himself, his family and for the state of Oklahoma,” the attorney said Friday.

Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, was first elected in 2010 and was known for his offbeat legislative proposals that at times attracted national attention. He resigned March 22.

Shortey — who once planned to be a missionary — was investigated first by Moore police and then the FBI after being found with the teenager at the Super 8 in Moore about 1 a.m. March 9.

The teenager’s girlfriend had followed them to the hotel after seeing Shortey pick him up. She then alerted the teenager’s father who called police.

Police reported Shortey and the victim had carried on a conversation about sex using the messaging app Kik before going to the hotel. Their conversation had turned graphic when the teenager wrote, “I need money for spring break,” according to police.

Shortey had replied, “I don’t really have any legitimate things I need help with right now. Would you be interested in ‘sexual’ stuff?” The teenager then wrote, “Yes,” according to police.

Officers reported finding an open box of condoms in Shortey’s backpack and a bottle of lotion in the teenager’s backpack.

The victim “confirmed that he and Shortey intended to have sexual contact and that they had agreed Shortey would pay him for the contact,” an FBI agent reported in a court affidavit. Both beds were described as unmade.

The two had met a year before through a Craigslist ad.

The investigation of Shortey uncovered evidence he had led a secret life. The FBI reported he used fake names to post Craigslist ads seeking sex with young males and on an email account to send and receive pornography.

“Shortey used those pseudonyms almost exclusively for illicit and illegal sexual interests or encounters, several of which included communications and exchanges of pornography with underage males, and/or the sharing of child pornography,” the FBI agent wrote in the court affidavit.

A federal grand jury indicted Shortey in September.

He was accused in the child sex trafficking count of knowingly recruiting the underage male to engage in a commercial sex act.

He was accused in one of the child pornography counts of persuading that teenager to send him an inappropriate photo in 2016. He was accused in the other child pornography counts of emailing sexually explicit videos to two individuals in October 2013.

The plea agreement calls for federal prosecutors to ask the judge at sentencing to dismiss the child pornography counts. Also, according to the deal, Shortey “will not be further prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma for any crimes related to his transportation, possession or production of child pornography or child sex trafficking during the period from October 2013 through March 9, 2017.”

Shortey had also faced a child prostitution charge in Cleveland County District Court. That felony case was dismissed after he was indicted in federal court.

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