While addressing South Korea’s National Assembly in Seoul on Wednesday, President Trump warned North Korea: “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity, and our sacred liberty.”
He continued, “The world cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens it with nuclear devastation… The longer we wait, the greater the danger grows and the fewer the options become.”
Trump is right. And he is working to build an alliance that will end this problem once and for all. Kim Jong Un, consider yourself warned. The United States is a force to be reckoned with. (Read More…)
North Korea’s state-run media and dictator Kim Jong Un have been trading insults with President Donald Trump for some time now. Just this past week they called Trump a “lunatic old man.”
Trump responded by tweeting, “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!”
The trading of insults is unorthodox when compared to traditional foreign policy, but Trump has never claimed to be an orthodox president. He has the ultimate comeback to such criticisms: the previous three administrations were much more polite — and utterly failed to prevent the rise of a nuclear North Korea.
Let’s hope that Trump’s meetings with other world leaders this past week will lead to a solution for the North Korea problem — soon. (Read More…)
Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of inappropriate sexual advances towards four teenage girls in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Teresa Jones, a former colleague of Moore’s, has informed reporters that everyone that “knew that he was dating teenagers” and “thought it was weird.”
Moore’s ambiguous responses to these allegations, (“I’m not going to dispute anything” and “I dated a lot of young ladies”) do him no favors.
While Moore deserves presumptive innocence until proven guilty, his supporters shouldn’t be tempted to defend the indefensible. There is more to this story than is being told. (Read More…)
Wonder Woman producer and co-financier Brett Ratner has been accused by six women of sexual harassment and misconduct. Now, franchise star Gal Gadot is refusing to sign a contract for the sequel unless Ratner is removed from the franchise.
Wonder Woman was a smash hit at the box office and has led to strong demand for a sequel. With Gadot’s star power and the current political climate, Warner Brothers will most likely side with Gadot on this. That’s refreshing.
Hollywood’s epidemic of sexual harassment cases seems to be growing daily as more victims bravely speak out. Let’s hope that with the continued exposure of powerful abusers, victims will continue to gain a voice in even the most corrupt industries. (Read More…)
Actor and LGBT activist George Takei is, to put it bluntly, a hypocrite. He recently lambasted Kevin Spacey for his sex abuse scandals, saying, “When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong.”
But he was singing a very different tune in a recent interview with shock jock Howard Stern. In the course of a cringeworthy interview, Takei stumbled his way to an admission that he persuaded men to have sex with him by grabbing and groping them.
In fact, the incidents he described sound a lot like the story told by Scott Brunton, a former male model who has accused Takei of abuse. It’s starting to look like Takei is not only an abuser, but a liar. (Read More…)
New York Times columnist David Brooks believes that when Senate Democrats voted against impeaching President Bill Clinton in 1999, they started a process that culminated in the sexual harassment scandals of 2017.
Bill Clinton was allowed to get off scott-free because he had the right politics. And predators like Harvey Weinstein noticed.
Look at Hollywood and the government — abuse is prevalent anywhere there is power. Now it’s time for accountability. There is no excuse for this behavior. (Read More…)