Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Week That Was

Listen: This is the world in which we currently live.
In an unprecedented effort to diffuse lingering questions about her heritage ahead of a possible presidential bid, Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA test that the Massachusetts Democrat said proves she has a Native American in her ancestry. "The President" on Tuesday revived his disparaging nickname for Elizabeth Warren after the Democratic senator and possible 2020 presidential contender released a DNA test that she said shows she has a Native American in her family tree.
In a related story, "The President" called Stormy Daniels “Horseface” on the same day that he was calling Senator Warren "Pocahantas," continuing his longtime pattern of attacking women’s appearances. Following this tangent, a little over a week ago, the "First Lady" claimed that she is perhaps "the most bullied person" in the entire world.
And meanwhile, in music news, "The First Lady's" spokeswoman has called for a boycott of T.I. after the rapper released a “disgusting” music video featuring a look-alike of the first lady stripping in a fake Oval Office.
Just a hop, skip and a jump down the news wire comes this nugget: Dennis Hof, the owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, featured in HBO’s Cathouse series, was found dead at one of his other brothels, the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, on Tuesday morning, hours after supporters cheered him at a campaign rally for his bid for a seat in the state Legislature. People, including adult film star Ron Jeremy, former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and others were in Hof’s orbit in the hours leading up to his death.
Mister Hof is projected to be the winner of that election. 
And I leave it to you to unravel the connections between these events, beyond the obvious points on the timeline. These are not made up. These moments occurred over the course of a week in our current climate. And yet, Fox News still refers to climate change as "a point of view." 
Sleep tight, America. 
And vote. 

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