Shocker, not: Sarah Silverman lies, forced to apologize

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Daily Mail: Comedian Sarah Silverman was forced to apologize after she was caught exaggerating a story about being paid less than a man for a gig – to highlight the gender pay gap.

The comic and feminist campaigner recalled an incident at the New York Comedy Club when she claimed she was paid less than her male counterpart, for a piece she recorded a wage-discrimination-activism video for Levo League.

But Silverman has been forced to apologize after New York Comedy Club owner Al Martin revealed the story was false, because Silverman had been paid less purely because she appeared as a guest on the show and wasn’t meant to receive anything – her male counterpart Todd Barry was booked for the slot.

Silverman has since publicly apologized to Martin and revealed she fabricated the story. But she stressed that critics should not use the story as a way to undermine the gender pay gap campaign.

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‘To the maniacs who want to use this as a chit against women’s issues, I ask that you please don’t. Because that would be super s****y,’ she said in a statement, according to National Review. 

In the video, released on April 6, Silverman accused Martin of paying her $50 less than Barry to perform.  She claimed while both did 15 minute back-to-back sets she was paid $10, while Barry went home with $60.  ‘So I went back inside and I asked the owner Al Martin and I said, “Al, why did you pay me $10 and you paid Todd Barry $60?”‘ she said.  ‘And he, it was so perfect. He goes, “Oh, did you want a $60 spot?” It was symbolic, I didn’t need $60, but, you know it was pretty s****y.’ She added: ‘If you work a job and a man is working the same job, then you should be getting paid the same.’

However Martin revealed what really happened in a Facebook post – prompting Silverman’s apology.

She said: ‘When I was interviewed by Levo, they asked me “Do you remember a time you were paid less for the same job” and this story, being just that, popped into my head.’ The comic said she regretted mentioning Martin by name getting caught, who had always been ‘so lovely’ to her. She also admitted her anecdote lie had not been a good example of the gender pay gap. 

In a Facebook post Martin said he fully accepted Silverman’s apology and invited her back to perform. He wrote: ‘It takes a big person to apologize and and today Sarah proved she is that kind of person.’

Silverman came under criticism last month after she posted a list of ten ‘rape prevention tips’ on Twitter.  Critics blasted the comic for offering ‘tips’ to potential rapists while dozens of men responded by branding her sexist for suggesting that all men desire to rape women.

The sarcastic set of rules, which focus on the perpetrator of the crime rather than the victim, also include ‘if you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her’, as well as ‘when you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is not to rape her’.

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Mommy cat adopts orphaned baby rabbit

I was feeling depressed by news today, then I remembered I hadn’t done a therapeutic post on those “creatures without sin” for two days!

I hope this brings down your blood pressure and lifts your spirits, as it did mine.

~Éowyn

1/3 of Dutch physicians are willing to kill the mentally ill

The Netherlands

Jane Collingwood reports for PsychCentral, April 15, 2015, that according to a survey by the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research in Amsterdam, as many as a third of medical doctors in the Netherlands are prepared to euthanize (“physician-assisted suicide”) people who are not afflicted with a terminal illness, but are merely mentally ill.

The survey was undertaken in 2011-2012 by Dr. Eva Bolt and colleagues at the EMGO Institute. They sent questionnaires to 2,269 randomly selected general practitioners (family doctors) and specialists in elderly care, cardiology, respiratory medicine, intensive care, neurology, and internal medicine, who were asked if they had ever helped a patient who was suffering with cancer, another physical disease, a mental illness, dementia, or without a severe physical disease but was “tired of living” to die. 1,456 (or 64%) of the 2,269 completed the survey.

The study found that:

  • A large majority (86%) of those who had completed the survey indicated they would consider “helping” a patient to die.
  • 77% (and more than 90% of GPs or family doctors) had been asked at least once for help to die.
  • 6 out of 10 doctors had actually helped a patient to die:
    • 56% had helped a cancer patient to die.
    • 31% had helped euthanize patients with a non-cancer physical disease.
    • 7% had helped euthanize a patient who did not have cancer or another severe physical illness.
  • As many as 34% of medical doctors who took the survey said they would consider helping a mentally-ill patient to die.
  • That percentage increased to 40% for patients with early-stage dementia. Strangely, the percentage of doctors who would consider euthanizing patients with late-stage dementia was lower — at 33%.
  • As many as one in five (18%) doctors said they are prepared to euthanize someone who is not ill but is “tired of living.”

Full results of the survey are published in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

The current situation in The Netherlands is that euthanasia or assisted suicide is legally permissible “for those whose suffering is psychiatric/psychological in nature.” The Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide Act, effective April 1, 2002, legalizes euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS) under very specific circumstances. Several stringent conditions must be fulfilled including that “the patient’s suffering is unbearable with no prospect of improvement.”

A team of researchers at Netherlands’ Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre had explored the legal definition of “unbearable suffering,” but concluded that “Unbearable suffering is difficult to assess, so evaluation of the current knowledge of unbearable suffering is needed in the ongoing debate about the conditions on which EAS can be approved.” So the researchers proposed their own definition for “unbearable suffering” in the context of a request for a physician-assisted suicide to mean “a profoundly personal experience of an actual or perceived impending threat to the integrity or life of the person, which has a significant duration and a central place in the person’s mind.”

Blah, blah, blah.

Culture of Death by Wesley J. Smith

According to Wesley J. Smith, J.D., writing for Life News, as many as 42 mentally ill patients and nearly 100 early-stage dementia patients were euthanized in the Netherlands in the most recent year for which statistics are available. The killings were justified by the “assisting” psychiatrists as a “liberation” for the patient and the doctors.

Those numbers are the ones reported. How many were killed surreptitiously cannot be known.

~Éowyn

Homosexuals join Hillary Clinton 2016 in “I’d bottom for Hillary!” campaign

4 days ago, on April 12, 2015, Hillary Clinton formally announced that she’s running to be President of the USA.

Her campaign is only a few days old and already the freaks are crawling out of the woodwork.

Andy Towle reports for TowleRoad: A Site With Homosexual Tendencies, April 13, 2015, that a San Francisco homosexual has launched an “I’d Bottom for Hillary” campaign and is selling t-shirts and tank tops “that promote one’s willingness to receive anal penetration (metaphorically, of course) from the former Secretary of State who is now the top (ahem) Democratic candidate.”

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Writes the website “Bottom For Hillary”:

We are small but powerful group that encourages Hillary Clinton to run for President in 2016. We recognize the unbelievable force that is Hillary Clinton. So much so, that we admit that we would willingly bottom for her.

It does not matter if you usually bottom, or if you usually top but can’t resist the Clinton. She is a bad ass bitch. She is the head bitch in charge. She is the Ma’damnnnnn President.

Ideally we would be bottoming for her as we were voting for her.

We will display our love for Hillary but informing the world of our desire to bottom for her. Buy a shirt, have no shame, and vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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The website does not mention where proceeds from the garments will go or if it’s a “for profit” venture but “Ryan” from Bottom For Hillary tells Fusion that he studied business and politics in college and has so far sold 30 shirts with no marketing.

Ryan explained to Fusion that desiring to be sodomized by Hillary Clinton is a compliment to her:

“With bottoming, there’s a lot that goes into it. A lot of homosexuals understand the concept. Bottoming for someone takes a lot of trust and understanding…. Republicans…think [‘I’d Bottom for Hillary’ is] satire. It really is a compliment to Hillary.”

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Inquiring minds want to know:

Does Huma Abedin “bottom for Hillary” too?

Huma Abedin, 38, is a long-time aide to 67-year-old Hillary Clinton and is the Vice Chairwoman of the 2016 “Hillary For America” presidential campaign. Abedin was Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department when Hillary was Secretary of State. Before that, Abedin was traveling chief of staff and “body woman” during Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign. Abedin is the wife of former NY Congressman and exhibitionist Anthony Weiner, with whom she is said to have an “open marriage”.

For “gay bowel syndrome” and other diseases from sodomy, i.e., anal sex, as well as the many other horrible diseases from homosexual sexual behaviors, see “What they’ll never teach you in ‘homosexual education”.

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~Éowyn

Rush Limbaugh: What I heard about Harry Reid’s “exercise” injuries

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) recently admitted that he is now blinded in his right eye from injuries he sustained from “exercising” on New Year’s Day in his home in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas. Supposedly, an “elastic exercise band” snapped so violently that Reid was flung across the room and crashed into a filing cabinet, resulting in broken ribs and facial bones.

Or so we are to believe.

Harry Reid blind in one eye

Nor is this the first time Reid had been injured from “exercising.”

In May 2011 in Washington, D.C., Reid dislocated his shoulder, bumped his forehead, and sustained a contusion just below his left eye when he slipped and fell during a morning jog in the rain. Reid said he was leaning on a wet car near his home in the Ritz-Carlton hotel  when he tumbled to the ground.

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Now, our suspicions about the real cause of Reid’s New Year’s Day injuries are confirmed: They were from a beating, not from “exercising.”

From the transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show yesterday, April 15, 2015:

It’s a couple of weeks ago now, I got an e-mail from John Hinderaker at Power Line, and he said that he had been in contact with somebody in Las Vegas who claimed to know what happened to Harry Reid, and that this man wanted to tell the story to both Hinderaker and me, on the phone.  I was asked if I would join a phone call and listen to the story, and I said, “Sure, but I’m not committing to using any of it. I’m making no commitments about anything.”  Everybody understood that.

So after the program one day a couple of weeks ago I got on the phone with John Hinderaker and this caller from Las Vegas who claimed to know what happened to Dingy Harry Reid.  Hinderaker wrote the story up and published it on Power Line.  I don’t know what the date was because I didn’t print.  But it’s just a couple, three weeks ago.  And here’s the upshot of it.

Hinderaker writes:  “On Monday I got a phone call from a man named Easton Elliott. We talked briefly on Monday, and have had additional telephone conversations since then. Elliott*,” with an asterisk, “is a businessman who lives in the Las Vegas area, and he thinks he knows what really happened to Harry Reid. This is the story as he related it to me.”

Note: Hinderaker had an asterisk * after the name Elliott because “Easton Elliott” is the name he goes under in his second career as an addiction recovery life coach. In his business career he uses his given name. He is known to the AA members who witnessed the events he describes here, and to the recovery community generally, as Easton Elliott.

Here you go.  Elliott, the caller, who wanted to speak to Hinderaker and me, “Elliott spent a portion of last New Year’s Eve at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Henderson, Nevada,” which, for all intents and purposes, is Vegas.  “His AA group has meetings every hour on New Year’s Eve, along with a pot luck supper. There were approximately 20 people present at the meeting during the events,” that you will next hear about.

Some time between 10:00 and 11:30 p.m., a man entered the meeting. His appearance was striking: there was blood on his clothing, beginning around his midsection. His left hand was swollen. He appeared to be somewhat intoxicated and was visibly agitated,” and he wanted to share, at this AA meeting.

He introduced himself as ‘Larry.’  In a group discussion that was heard by a number of people, Larry said that he had just had a fight with a family member. Larry said he had been at a family get-together, and he didn’t remember much about the fight because he had blacked out. When he came to, he was rolling on the ground, fighting with a family member, and his clothes were bloody,” and in fact that’s how he showed up at the AA meeting.  “Now, he said, he was frightened that the Secret Service would come after him.” […]

So this guy, Larry, “stayed for the rest of the meeting, and for a while afterward. There is a front room where coffee is served, and he remained there for a while. At some point during that time, he asked whether anyone could give him a ride to Searchlight. Larry’s appearance at the AA meeting was memorable, as references to fighting, bloody clothes and so on are extraordinary in that group.” It’s not something that happens at every AA meeting.

And the guy we were talking to, Easton Elliott, he didn’t think much more about this guy, Larry, until several weeks later when “he saw a newspaper story about Larry Reid, Harry Reid’s brother, being arrested for DUI and assaulting a highway patrolman. The story was accompanied by a photograph, and Elliott immediately recognized Larry Reid as the ‘Larry’ who had attended the AA meeting,” weeks previous, who was drunk, who was bloody, who had a swollen left fist, and claimed he had been in a fight with a family member and was worried the Secret Service was gonna follow him.

Then everybody said, “Whoa, wait a minute!  The guy who came in here who we thought was a kook is Harry Reid’s brother?”  So they started putting two and two together because this story’s accompanied by a photograph. Easton Elliott “immediately recognized Larry Reid as the ‘Larry’ who had attended the AA meeting on New Year’s Eve. Putting that fact together with news stories about Harry Reid being admitted to a hospital on New Year’s Day, and with Larry’s references to the Secret Service, he concluded that the family member with whom Larry fought was Harry Reid. He also knew that Harry Reid’s home is within a short distance of the location of the AA meeting.

[…]Larry Reid is 73, a short, pugnacious guy, and is a well-known brawler, by the way, subsequent research has indicated.

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Now, “Subsequent to the news story about Larry Reid’s arrest, Elliott discussed with several others who had been present on New Year’s Eve his belief that ‘Larry’ had been Larry Reid. They, too, recognized Larry from the newspaper photograph. One of those who had been present at the AA meeting called Las Vegas’s Channel 8 to tell them about Larry Reid’s account of fighting with a family member, but that person said that whoever he spoke with at the television station told him they were not interested.” […]

So, bottom line, somebody attacked Harry Reid on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.  That much seems clear from pictures and from the nature of his injuries.  Nobody’s investigated this.  […]

As Hinderaker wrote, his investigation “consisted of answering my telephone.” And he posits maybe “those reporters who were so eager to dig through Sarah Palin’s dumpster and track down Mitt Romney’s high school classmates,” or to find out whether Romney had paid his taxes or not, “will now swing into action, carry out an actual investigation, and either confirm or refute the events described by Mr. Elliott,” and the people at the AA meeting.

And, by the way, the man known as Easton Elliott was more than willing to come on the radio.  In fact, he wanted to.  He was more than willing to tell the story himself.  He’s willing to go on TV.  He said: “I’m a citizen who believes in God and feels compelled to do the right thing — tell the truth. Harry Reid could learn a lesson from me in being truthful!

He also made a point over and over of saying he’s not a political guy.  He’s a small businessman. He’s had several businesses in the Vegas area.  Hinderaker called Harry Reid’s spokesman, gave him an opportunity to comment, and they didn’t deny it, but they said they’re not gonna comment, either.

So that’s the extent of our knowledge about what happened.  Dingy Harry’s out now blaming me for starting a rumor that he was beaten up by the mob.  I didn’t say mob, but it’s clear from the pictures that an exercise machine in a bathroom did not do what happened to Harry Reid.  Is it not?  So now there’s this story on the table, that it was his brother, Larry Reid, and they got in a family fight.

For John Hinderaker’s account, much of which was repeated by Rush Limbaugh yesterday, see “What Really Happened to Harry Reid? Part 3.”

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Here’s contact info for the incurious, disgraceful KLAS Channel 8 Las Vegas:

Channel 8 Main Switchboard: (702) 792-8888
News Hotline: (702) 650-1960
Email address of Emily Neilson, President & General Manager: eneilson@8newsnow.com

~Éowyn

Womyn says “she wasn’t sure if she wanted to be attached to this person for the rest of her life”…and she wasn’t talking about getting married

Funny, I thought an unborn baby was just “goo“.

Kirke and Dunham

Kirke and Dunham

This womyn is Jemima Kirke, an actress and friend of Lena Dunham. Fine company she keeps.

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From Chains to Glory

The Rescue

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This is a scene of spiritual violence, and an act of angelic valor in the rescue of a family who has committed their lives to Jesus Christ. It is a look into the reality of the spiritual darkness that has taken over our society.

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In the distance we see hordes of people chained and led around by demonic principalities and powers, in a bleak landscape of stepped pyramids (emblems of human power and achievement) under a rusting iron sky with a black sun.

chains_explosion_viewIn the foreground we see a demon falling backward toward us from the explosive impact of a flaming sword cutting though the chain he was using to hold the family captive.

The angel wielding the sword is standing on the chest of another demon he has subdued.

Another angel, with his back turned toward us, is holding off a demonic prince on horseback (admittedly a little bit of Tolkien influence here).

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Just beyond that we see a family rushing into the waiting arms of the Lord Jesus Christ. Surrounding them is beautiful white light indicating that they are escaping the kingdom of darkness and entering into the liberty of the children of God, a world filled with light and color and beauty.

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When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
– John 8:12