"Did Mike Pence Buy A Diet Dr.Pepper For A Woman That Was Not His Wife?"

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

If only abortion were retroactive, we could suitably deal with monsters like Senator Al Franken (D – MN), who apparently ventured to apply a breast adjustment to a female colleague asleep on the military airplane winging them home from USO duty in Afghanistan. This was back in the day when Senator Franken was a professional entertainer, a clown to be precise, but his career shift to politics has rendered all his prior clowning anathema.

Will he slink out of the senate in disgrace with (ahem) his tail between his legs? Or will he bunker in and wait until the mega-storm of sexual accusation roars on to strand some bigger, flashier fish on the shoals of ignominy?

Perhaps we’ll soon learn that Warren Buffet repeatedly shagged his notoriously over-taxed secretary in the Berkshire Hathaway janitor’s closet.

Or that Mike Pence once bought a diet Dr. Pepper for a woman who was not his wife!

Seems to me this storm could roar and roil on until ninety-plus percent of the men in America are exposed as sex monsters and expelled from every workplace in the land. And then America can feel good about itself again. At least until the bond market blows up, or Kim Jung Fatboy sends a rocket over Rancho Cuckamonga.

But in the meantime, this scourging of male wickedness raises some interesting questions about human dynamics vis-a-vis workplace dynamics.

I (for one, apparently) find it amusing that people are shocked to learn that sexual favors are swapped for career advancement in show business, where sheer narcissism buys more than Bitcoin. The remedy, I suppose, will be to put an end to show business - except its doing a pretty good job of accomplishing that itself, especially the art-form formerly known as the movies. But what about the gazillion other less-glamorous business activities out there: the actuarial suites, the dental offices, the WalMart middle management departments?

I would begin with the recognition that human sexuality is a pretty potent and mischievous component of basic biology. In, say, the much maligned “cis” world of gender relations, people in the workplace surely feel a fairly constant cognitive tug of awareness that they are in the presence of the opposite sex. If nothing else, there is the pheromone thing: the involuntary wafting about of hormonal chemicals that signal sexual possibility, though not necessarily opportunity. It may be considered primitive and inconvenient, but it’s there anyway.

That being so, one obvious question is: what happened to manners, the once-conventional device for managing impulse control.

Narcissism does explain a lot, since that mental state prompts the treatment of other people as mere objects of utility rather than persons on a transect of mutual respect. But in the new sexual harassment workplace regime, a mere polite inquiry of romantic interest might provoke punishment, so that even an unmarried true gentleman asking a female co-worker out for a drink after work might be construed as a firing offense.

Offendedness has gone viral in America these days.

The rewards are a pretty sure thing for the offendee, ranging from simple brownie points to the offendedness powerball lottery of a $32 million payoff for getting seriously roughed up by a wealthy mug such as Bill O’Reilly. My guess is that the suppression of even gentlemanly approaches to women only pushes things to that darker and harsher edge of the gradient of male behavior, where the latent chimpanzee lurks.

It’s inconceivable to me that we are going to eliminate sexual mischief on-the-job as long as men and women are mixed together in work that can be done by anybody. The situation would be less toxic if genuine misbehavior was reported to bosses or to the police directly, instead of waiting twenty years to call up MSNBC, and if asking for a date, or proffering a compliment, were not treated as vile and inexcusable.

Of course, once all the predators are cleaned out of the corporate C-suites, we’ll still be stuck with a spectacularly trashy contemporary culture, saturated with inducements for all kinds of theoretically decent people to behave badly. Mainly what’s being accomplished in the current hysteria is reinforcement of the idea that the weaker sex is just that, but with a raging denial that they require some kind of protection.

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This seemed particularly timely...


Ex-Oligarch alexcojones Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:25 Permalink

Of course it's a distraction.  It's being used like a firebreak to burn up some of the seething popular outrage, so that by the time the real dirt comes out, the public will be fatigued with all this sordidness and the media can shrug it off. Still, notice that the narrative demanding punishment for any alleged allegation is only being changed now that a democratic senator has entered the story. 

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Peak Finance Ex-Oligarch Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:29 Permalink

Normies seeing the disgusting hypocrisy of the (((rulers))) and our modern day high-priests (Celebrities) ????Dude, this is NOT a distraction, this is huge, paradigm shift, Overton window type change. If the (((RULING CLASS))) starts to get held to the same standards as we are, this is a big fucking deal.  

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zippedydoodah JimmyJones Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:40 Permalink

I will neither confirm or deny that I have read the post above or below mine that is relevant to the actual or inactuallity regarding the denial or non-denial in respect of the truth or falshood that this reference and indirect reference is pertinent or non-pertinent that I declared otherwise that her tits were fucking gorgeous, but only on the 31st of February, in a year non divisble by two.   

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Implied Violins francis_the_wo… Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:34 Permalink

I personally see all these women coming out and accusing men as just another way to further bury the pedophile/child sacrifice bullshit - or soften the blow when it finally goes mainstream.

There is probably a lot of truth about these assholes abusing women, but the pedo bullshit needs to be dealt with, YESTERDAY, with extreme prejudice. This is issue #1, in my book.

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JRobby alexcojones Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:26 Permalink

"Seems to me this storm could roar and roil on until ninety-plus percent of the men in America are exposed as sex monsters and expelled from every workplace in the land. And then America can feel good about itself again..."I thought we were already there?"Hello Clifford, this is Wahil & Broadmoore. Broadmoore used to be Bethany from Statistics but has been promoted. Wahil & Broadmoore are taking your job. We will pay you for 6 months with no benefits to train them. If you don't agree, Security is here to escort you out and throw your personal property in your office into the compactor."

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curbjob JRobby Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:02 Permalink

."Seems to me this storm could roar and roil on until ninety-plus percent of the men in America are exposed as sex monsters "   I think that most men know it isn't 90% ... tho it's certainly higher than 10%How many of your friends do you think would take advantage of an intoxicated female ?As someone who owns a bar, I can tell you it's an uncomfortably high percentage, with probably half that number who would actively try (often nefariously) to intoxicate the victim ... and that's what they are, the victim.This is the reason why woman most often don't report it and, men don't discuss it ... because the percentage of perpetrators is uncomfortably high.Carry on, someone is always on the wrong side of history.

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shovelhead curbjob Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:22 Permalink

What a clown.That's part of the ritual. Then women can claim "He got me drunk" for doing what they wanted to do anyway.The automatic excuse. Maintaining their virginal reputation while indulging themselves.I've watched plenty of drunk chicks tell guys NO and it usually comes out like "Go fuck yourself, asshole".Lol. Victim...what a cuck.

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verumcuibono curbjob Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:36 Permalink

You're 100% correct, unfortunately. No one cares as much about regular women we all see and know, but I think most men would be quite surprised at how unbelievably common sexual harrassment is, particularly for younger women.This sort of public revelation of a reality that most women have LIVED their entire lives is cathartic for many victims and educational for the masses. And probably fun for a few. But in this political and social climate I fear what is really going on. Because it's not what we're seeing.The author conveniently skips over the few rapes and assaults and child endangerment that many have claimed, which unfortunately is a fraction of the real numbers of assaults that go unreported EVERY FUCKING DAY.However, most of the MSM noise is about lesser, older in inappropriate behaviors and general stupidty and while none of this surprises me about anyone being discussed, it does suggest that a) people are getting a lot of shit off their collective minds and that's usually healthy and they might live longer. But also, I have no doubt this is being facilited through b) a coordinated social movement. Real False flags.It's astonishing how the architecture and choreography of these movements are so misunderstood. IMHO, Weinstein was an easy and inevitable controlled demolition, as was the Soros protfolio mgr dungeon psychopath. Yet few in MSM are still talking or reporting about them.While the most egregious offense of this ZH article is its irrational exuberance for fonting formatting foreplay... FFS. Stop. And the hit on Rancho Cucamonga - why the hate? It's a very nice place despite it's murderous air quality.The author did get a few things right: - nearly everyone is being tried and fried in the public eye. I can't decide if this is a concern, since our court system is corrupt, anyway. Albeit inevitable, it's certainly not limited to this particular social evolution. Although, when 20 people share similar details about a predator, dude's a predator. And other dudes should want something done about him. - despite the juvenile and tired "men can't help it" bullshit, it is 100% true that offendedness has gone viral and that is by design... it's one of the 12-steps of NWO. - the reality of all the harrassment and more dangerous situations that are part of most women's lives gets lost in this manipulated and controlled social movement and that does not serve the underlying crisis as it glosses over real danger and does create a "weaker sex" role for women. But, I'm not sure the author really understands that... - we have a ways to go before we understand the full driver and impact of all this but it's not what it appears. Is it just me, or are these glitches in the matrix coming faster and more frequent than ever before?

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Ron_Mexico Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:11 Permalink

all political. make sexism the new racism and we all HAVE to vote for whatever woman the donkeys put up in 2020. Just like everybody had to vote for Obama to prove they didn't have a racist bone . . .

Mr. Universe SloMoe Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:27 Permalink

Seriously, anyone can shag "very attractive" women. What about taking one for the team? Did he ever fly wingman and take the frumpy broken eyeglass chick with unshaved pits so his buddy could score?On the other hand, is he bragging? Who is he Wilt Chamberlin? If the purpose is to find your soulmate partner for life, it might take a few, but not 50. 50 is pure selfishness, which is difficult to make seem like an accomplishment.

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zippedydoodah css1971 Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:02 Permalink

A great post.As a Brit, I personally find women with layers and layers of make-up as attractive as a man's arse. It is not attractive at all.US TV/FILM is completely incapable of showing a woman without make-up, They show Police officers, TSA fiddlers, Customs officers.. anybody at all in any job as having face paint of any description. Seducers, rapists, Martians, computer experts, cocksuckers and country gentleman.... they all have ful blown make-up shit.Americans are the worst at everything, you are all complete fakers. You invented it and you excel at it.   

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