News Roundup! CNN Died Yesterday, PDJT’s EO On Healthcare Costs Transparency, Tucker Discusses Omar, Smollett Video, 15K Mexican Troops, Coal Industry Is Alive & Well, Latinos for Trump, Record Breaking Winning…..

CNN should be put out of business today for putting this crazy woman on the air in the morning and again last night with Anderson Cooper. If there is any positive that comes from it is the fact that more and more Americans will be horrified about how they are attacking our President. It also solidifies the fact that the MSM is the Enemy of the American People.

Meanwhile our President is doing everything in his power to MAGA for ALL Americans!

Yesterday our President announced a new EO, constructed to facilitate a regulation change, that will require healthcare providers to inform patients of the cost of their procedures in advance of treatment.

You can find the entire video of the signing ceremony and transcript below.

https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-remarks-by-president-trump-at-signing-of-execu-1835818836

From the transcript linked above:

We’re here to announce new groundbreaking actions that we’re taking to dramatically increase quality, affordability, and fairness to our healthcare system. This landmark initiative continues our campaign to put American patients first. This is a truly big action. People have no idea how big it is. Some people say bigger than healthcare itself. This is something that’s going to be very important.

For too long, it’s been virtually impossible for Americans to know the real price and quality of healthcare services and the services they receive. As a result, patients face significant obstacles shopping for the best care at the best price, driving up healthcare costs for everyone.

With today’s historic action, we are fundamentally changing the nature of the healthcare marketplace. This is bigger than anything we’ve done in this particular realm. And probably, Alex, it’s not even close, from what they’re telling me.

We will empower patients with the information they need to search for the lowest costs and the highest-quality care. In other words, they’ll be able to seek out their doctor, seek out the doctor they want, and they’ll be given vast amounts of information about those doctors.

From the article linked above:

Under the order, the Department of Health and Human Services will: :

• Require hospitals to publish prices for their services in a clear and straightforward manner.

• Federal agencies will inform patients about difference in price and quality of care.

“Today patients don’t have access to prices or choices or even ability to see quality,” Cynthia Fisher, founder of Patient Rights Advocate told NPR. “I think the exciting part of this executive order is the President and administration are really moving to put the patient in the driver’s seat and be empowered for the first time with knowledge and information.”

Tucker Carlson has a big platform. I was so happy that he was discussing Ilhan Omar’s alleged marriage and immigration fraud.

Another POS was exposed on video last night.

Mexico has gotten the message loud and clear. The last thing they can afford is for our President to slap tariffs on their products imported into our country.

From the article linked above:

The Mexican government has dispatched approximately 15,000 troops and National Guard officers to the U.S. border in a bid to check the flow of migration from Central America, the country’s defense chief told reporters Monday.

Mexico promised earlier this month to send 6,500 National Guard agents to its southern border, but Monday’s announcement was the first public acknowledgment of deployments to the U.S. border.

At a news conference in the Caribbean city of Cancun, Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval said Mexican forces were detaining migrants to prevent them from crossing the U.S. border. Mexican security forces previously have detained migrants traveling within Mexico but had not stopped them from crossing into the United States.

I LOVE the fact that more Americans than ever before cited Immigration as their top concern.

From the article linked above:

Concerns about immigration, and its impact on crime and taxes, have soared to the highest level ever, according to a new survey.

Gallup said that more Americans than ever before cited immigration as their top concern in the latest poll.

“Americans’ concern with immigration continues to be heightened, as 23% name it the most important problem facing the country. This is by one percentage point the highest Gallup has ever measured for the issue since it first began recording mentions of immigration in 1993,” said the polling outfit.

As you can see from the tweet below, ICE has not and will not stop deporting illegals.

From the article linked above:

During this enforcement surge, ICE deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities: Rio Grande Valley (9), San Antonio (7), Laredo (20), and Austin/Waco (16). Of those arrested, 46 were men; six were women.

Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following three countries: Mexico (47), Honduras (4) and Cuba (1).

More than 67% of the aliens arrested (35) by ICE deportation officers during this enforcement surge had prior criminal histories that included convictions and or pending charges for the following crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, illegal entry, resisting officers, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Eighteen of those arrested were immigration fugitives with a final order of removal; 21 others illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony.

What a beautiful sight to behold. American coal is back!

I love the fact that our President is putting the full court press on the Hispanic vote. Remember in 2016 only 29% voted for him and he still won.

This woman is the Lt. Governor of Florida.

Translation of the tweet below:

Today the Latinos for Trump coalition is launched, an initiative detailing the achievements of a President who has achieved a strong economy, a strong foreign policy, reform on the education front, and an environment in which everyone can thrive.

WINNING!

THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP! WE WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF WINNING!

90 thoughts on “News Roundup! CNN Died Yesterday, PDJT’s EO On Healthcare Costs Transparency, Tucker Discusses Omar, Smollett Video, 15K Mexican Troops, Coal Industry Is Alive & Well, Latinos for Trump, Record Breaking Winning…..

    1. While this is a good idea, it is only a small step. The Executive Order only applies to fees billed by hospitals. Even with the massive consolidation in medical care that has taken place under Obamacare, many services delivered in a hospital setting entail several different service providers, who are required to bill separately for federal income tax reasons (This is actually one of my favorite examples of how taxes effect our lives; most people don’t know that the reason we get multiple medical bills for a single medical procedure is to enable retirement plan benefits for the doctors).

      And of course, a significant portion of medical care is not billed by hospitals.

      Nonetheless, it is promising to see movement away from socialized medicine, which is where we are going if we don’t change the trajectory.

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      1. It’s a good start and IMHO a classic trumpism- shot across the bows and the thin edge of th were. The whole medical industry will be looking at this and thinking…fuck are we going to be the next China?

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      2. No it’s not. It’s because doctors have admitting privileges at hospitals. They don’t WORK for the hospitals. Even if they work full time AT the hospital, like ER doctors and internists, they work for a group that contracts with the hospital.

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        1. “They work for a group”…interestingly, this may be changing. As with most things in the medical field, these policies seem to go in cycles. When I was involved in hospitals, there were “hospitalists” who were employees of the hospital with all the usual benefits…mainly they were general practitioners, ER docs and some specialities such as addiction specialists, etc. Then, it changed to group practices…recruiting, liability, etc. became a primary consideration. Now, in our small southern town the pendulum is swinging back and our regional hospital now is now back to hospital employed doctors….even OB/GYN (and that really surprised me!)

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            1. Absolutely, Gail, and liable for YEARS after a birth. That’s why I was astounded when told about our local hospital having the as employees.

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            1. Oh there are LOTS of benefits…no office to maintain, pensions to manage, recruiting employees, probably at least some liability insurance paid by the hospital (and in OBGYN, this is huge!), hospital does paperwork and files insurance claims, etc. downside…used to be salary vs the opportunity to make big bucks but that has drastically changed and a nice, regular paycheck seems to be very appealing now.

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              1. If you want a doctor who is not being forced to see 30-40 patients a day and who will actually address your issues, a hospital based practice is not the way to do it.

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              2. Not very many private practices that do not see that many patients a day, unfortunately. They have to to financially survive. Most doctors I see today have at least 4-5 patients all scheduled for the exact same time…we’re all put in an examining room and wait until it’s our turn in line.
                Had a friend who recently told me she went in for annual physical..doctor only looked at the computer monitor at the lab numbers and never placed a hand on her for a physical exam.

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          1. That’s so they can keep ALL the money in-house. They basically force docs out of business by refusing to refer to them, refusing to tell patients about them, telling patients that they should come establish with one of their own doctors because all their medical records will be available in one place, etc. It’s happening around here and it’s NOT a good thing. For reasons I can’t say more, but there is a decided push against this. The ACO’s are also driving small practices out of business. Everything regarding compliance is set up for large multi-specialty practices that are owned by hospital groups that have entire billing departments and departments devoted to nothing more than compliance. I would LOVE to see Trump make CMS get rid of some of their requirements. They are burdensome and it’s not fair to penalize a practitioner because the patient refuses a treatment or medicine. And that’s what is happening now.

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            1. Agree that group practices are taking a lot of the diagnostic / treatment business out of the hospital settings. In some ways, that puts the burden of expense for new equipment and inspection code compliance on them and leaves the hospital focus on care….perhaps as it should be.
              BTW, i’ve Never known a nurse that has an advanced degree not to have a specific number of hours of on floor/clinic time, even part of a rotation while getting the Masters right out of nursing school.
              You are obviously more current than I am and your comments, based on your experience, make me awfully glad I’m Out.
              Unless it’s an old-fashion small town practice, solo medical practices are pretty much a thing of the past because government has put such a burden on them it’s impossible to continue…and I personally find that sad. The days of Dr.Welby are past.

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              1. No, the hospitals are buying up the private practice groups and driving all the imaging, labs, etc to their own labs/imaging facilities. Also fact.

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              2. Sadly you are right that the days of Dr. Welby are past – and this is mainly because of the creep of Medicare regulations, gleefully followed by insurance companies. That’s why I say repeatedly that the only two things we really need are a catastrophic insurance plan and a health savings account that can roll over for a given number of years. You wouldn’t expect your car insurance to pay for new tires, or for new windshield wipers but we expect health insurance to cover everything. People gripe about their deductible. Well, for most people, for the cost of the deductible, you could have that catastrophic health insurance plan that you will hopefully never need, AND pay for your regular medical needs for the whole family for a year.

                Concierge plans were the wave of more than a decade ago, but I foresee a subscription model and cash pay will be the wave of the future. Much more cost effective and personalized.

                Nursing is not what it used to be either. In patient hospice is perhaps the only place where a nurse can actually do nursing. And that’s sad.

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  1. WOW Flep!!! The winning is Everywhere!–From the death of a network to the immigration issues to Healthcare (YUGE)!!!! We are winning on so many fronts! So glad I tune in here and no where else…Keeps me in a great mood!!! You continue to bring us the important facts and numbers all in one quick read!!😍 Love it!!!

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  2. This woman read way too many bodice rippers in the 70s. In the world of romance, rape is no longer. To get what you really want in life as a woman, wear your hair down, earrings, lipstick and a skirt. (Yes, it really works. Use the words please and thank you, too.)

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    1. Oh, so she’s a Biden voter too 🙂

      I suspect she’s just made a lot more friends from the Feminazis… actually, she’s insulted ALL Women, and all Gentlemen…

      And she has that daughter of ALL-RED pushing her along… it’s all the DEMONcRATs have. Of course, they’re flinging sex everywhere, as when the REAL sex crimes come up, COMMITTED BY THE DEMONcRATs and the DEEP STATE, they’ll have nowhere to hide. Especially in prison. The nightstand will beckon…

      NXIVM is just the beginning… and Rotherham, etc. just a road marker… this is international in scope, and a lot of politicos, biz folks, and royalty (and almost) are soiling their depends big time…

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      1. I am most eager for these people to be “outed” and humiliated. Most probably won’t be punished in the usual sense…prison…but, as Q once posted…they won’t be able to walk down the streets any more.

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  3. I’m excited to see POTUS’s EO in action–the up front pricing is a great idea…you get it with everything else–fixing your car, remodeling your home, why not see what medical care will cost?

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      1. If you are self-insured in the past you could negotiate payment with the finance office…not up to date about it now.
        Don’t forget, those crazy prices you see on the billing statement have non-compensation figures factored in. In other words, someone has to pay for the patients who are unable to pay so that falls to the insurance companies and is reflected in your bill…the price of doing business. It’s a very complex issue that most patients do not understand.
        Slightly off the point, but still worth talking about because once again most do not consider it. When they see a huge hospital bill. Do not forget all the expenses involved in non-direct care…from the parking facility at the hospital, to the people in admissions/billing/ front desk/janitors/food service/ laundry/pharmacy, Building and equipment maintenance and waste disposal, utilities, security.etc etc. Several years ago there were approximately 50 hospital employees involved for every patient, and I do not know how that is today. That money has to be generated somewhere.
        There are problems I see with this EO… for one, many years ago the hospitals went to the DRG system. That is, Diagnosed Related Groups (I was in the ground floor of that)…meaning if you were diagnosed with a simple appendix procedure (assigned a code when submitting to insurance), your hospital got paid exactly the same amount as a hospital elsewhere. So, in some ways this seems to be redundant because unless things have changed, it should be fairly straightforward what will be charged for non-elective. There really shouldn’t that many “surprises.” I will be interested to see what more current hospital administrators have to say about this, because I am very much out of the current hospital world these days and know more about what WAS rather than what IS.
        To comment on the separate billing, don’t forget these doctors are independent contractors and pay income taxes on the money they get for their services whereas the majority of hospitals are tax-exempted, so that’s a good thing, IMO.

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        1. They might hide under the umbrella of tax exempt status but I can assure you they are running it like a for profit entity. All of them, almost without exception. They are putting patients at risk because they refuse to staff enough nurses for the ACTUAL acuity of the patient load (not based on their stupid @$$ models that were created by nurses who never actually WORKED on the floor). They instead pay themselves bonuses for increasing payment and profits for the hospitals they work at.

          Once upon a time, nursing supervisors were seasoned nurses who actually had worked the floor and knew what it was like. They would help out when things got crazy. Now a master’s degree is a requirement and the nurses who are in those positions, for the most part, have either never worked the floor or worked it for absolutely as few hours as they possibly could before they got a degree and moved up. They have no desire to be on the floor. They only got into nursing for the lucrative paycheck that was possible once they moved into management.

          The administrators are no better. I know this on a personal level.

          The insurance companies are devoted to paying 50-60% percent of Medicare rates to providers, and Medicare reimbursement goes down every 6 months. AND they punish providers if patients don’t meet all the compliance measures but reducing the reimbursement even more. The entire job of the insurance company is to outlast the billing people in appealing denied legitimate claims. They too give bonuses to their administrators for saving the company money – money which SHOULD be going to patient care, not obscene bonuses. They too are NON PROFIT.

          The whole thing needs to be trashed. Most of the independent docs and providers I know are moving, whether quickly or slowly, into cash pay. It’s cheaper, it’s more efficient, and you get better care by far than with insurance.

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          1. No administrators nor nurses at not for profit hospitals EVER received bonuses.
            When I was still involved, over 100 hospitals (primarily rural) closed doors every year, tax exempted or not.
            True, the Board mentality might be of running even a not for profit facility like a for profit business..,they had to to survive. Plus, most of the Board members were successful business executives and made business decisions. Kind of like POTUS!

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            1. Unfortunately, this is not the case now. I have insider knowledge and I can assure you that this is in fact the case. They even buy themselves vacations in luxury resorts under the guise of putting on conferences for doctors and administrative staff to “instruct” them on the goals for the year. This is fact.

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              1. Certainly wasn’t even thought of when I was Board Chairman…and that is definitely a fact. Our Board closely monitored budget expenditures. Only thing our CEO got was a hospital-leased car. And, this is a fairly large hospital.

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  4. PLEASE PRAY QTreepers!!!!

    1. President Trump just lost John Sanders, Acting Border Patrol Chief who resigned today!

    2. Proposed Border Immigration Czar and former Border Patrol Chief Tom Homan has not agreed to take the job.

    3. Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan is rumored to have leaked the intended ICE raids.

    4. Neither Kelly and Nielsen were fully on board with Trump immigration and Border security policies!

    5. Border Patrol has a hard time filling their many job openings.

    Is it the threats of the cartels, various vicious leftist leaders like the Clintons, Maxine Waters, Pelosi, SJ Lee, et al?

    Really nasty descriptors and pejoratives come to mind.

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    1. Looks like the whole troll brigade (OK, plump purple/blue donkey’s asses) are jumping onto that thread to defend the last refuse (the kind that gets hauled away in a truck)…

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    2. What specific TLR2 article is Brian Cates referencing? We need to read it for ourselves before deciding to jump on this train or stay off it. I read today’s CTH article on Gen Flynn and didn’t see any strong anti-Flynn message.

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      1. It’s the one you mentioned. It is subtle, but don’t you remember how SD was always going off about Flynn and his Turkish connections?

        Now, I cannot see any of my tweets in that thread. Unavailable to me, it says. I linked to here in one of them.

        Wth is going on? I was also correcting some guy who was going off on me and referring to the wrong article. I’ve been blocked from replying to him.

        Little me. Silly little Grandmaintexas is being targeted in that thread. Unbelievable.

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          1. He mentioned the problems in the Twitter research rooms. I think he’d had enough of it.

            I’m frankly still in shock that my tweets are not available. My tweets mentioned the army of people SD had banned and gave the link to here.

            I know this sounds utterly nuts, but why would Twitter do that unless they were somehow connected to OT? Why would they care if MAGA was having a spat?????

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            1. Weirder that Snake Shoes Grandmaintexas.
              ….

              Remember how SD built up to his trouncing of Jeff Sessions. Brian Cates may be noticing those ‘signs’ that SD is heading in that direction with General Flynn.

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    3. So Twitter has ‘research rooms’ ?

      Are those for ‘members only’?

      Is this a way Twitter and its overlords can keep up with what members are thinking and more easily find and target references/people to suspend????

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        1. Well, some dude sure doesn’t like references to this site, does he?

          The various quarrels he has had make me wonder. Something ain’t right about that site attitudes and practices. In a way, it’s as censorious as Twitter.

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          1. Twitter, you mean? Because this whole thing was on Twitter. That is what surprised me when at least two of my tweets were not available…one that included a link to here. Poof!!

            When Wolf figured I’d been blocked that made sense, but as of this morning I hadn’t.

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              1. What I want to know: why did Twitter make the tweets unavailable? They have no skin in the game, right? This was a MAGA spat and why would they favor one side over the other? LR2 has no power to delete my tweet. Just block. And it will say I’ve been blocked, not unavailable.

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  5. I raised an eyebrow when I heard mex is sending natl guard troops. Lets see how long it takes them to get there and if note, the traditional spring migration is about done, if “traditional” matters. No matter what these people need to be kept out.

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    1. Mexico agreed to stop the flow of migrants in 45 days or get stiff tariffs!

      PDJT hasn’t even brought up the money wires that in a large part hold up Mexico’s economy ….YET!

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  6. Democrats…..poop for brains.

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  7. So regarding Rep. ILHAN OMAR:
    There are credible reports that began surfacing while she was running for Congress that Ilhan Omar had married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, rumored to be her natural brother, a resident of England, and used this marriage in an attempt to secure for Elmi citizenship in the United States. Omar was also for a period of time in a relationship with another man, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi. Apparently the marriage with Elmi and subsequent marriages to the other man, Hirsi (also the father of her children) were “faith-based”, meaning marriage within Islam but not necessarily within the laws of the United States. Omar subsequently went through United States civil marriage ceremonies with both men at different times and divorced them in either an Islamic or a civil proceeding. She and Hirsi re-married each other in 2018.

    https://alphanewsmn.com/brother-ilhan-omar-marrried-send-email/

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  8. Paul Joseph Watson: “Trump rape accuser E. Jean Carroll once said that “women love” the idea of a man with a “big club” dragging them into a cave.”

    ________________

    I haven’t heard of E. Jean Carroll since the 1990s when I was in college. IIRC she was some sort of news and entertainment person. Then she disappeared, or at least I never heard of her again, until the other day. I wouldn’t even recognize her, except for the clip of her interview on the Charlie Rose show from way back when.

    She had a very weird and ‘hip’ (or ‘hipster’?) attitude back then, you can see it on full display in the Charlie Rose interview. Almost like Sarah Silverman, before Sarah Silverman was ‘famous’.

    Paul Joseph Watson is almost certainly too young to have any understanding of what E. Jean Carroll meant in her comment.

    She was referring to traditional feminine and masculine roles, something with which men Paul Joseph Watson’s age have practically ZERO experience.

    What she was saying is akin to saying that many women ‘love’ the idea of an assertive man, a man who ‘takes the lead’, regardless of the activity.

    And many women do… or at least they did, when it was acceptable for women to feel that way.

    Today men are supposed to be spinless wimps with limp wrists who wouldn’t dream of being assertive in any way without the threat of being bitch-slapped and humiliated into the ground.

    In my experience, women don’t actually like men who are afraid of their own shadow (i.e., the modern metrosexual man, lol!). They might SAY they do, and they might enjoy being the ‘boss’ of whatever man they’re ‘dating’, but I don’t see many marriages developing from those relationships, and of those that do get married, they sure don’t seem happy.

    Anyway, the ‘women love the idea of a man with a big club dragging them into a cave’ was meant as an allusion to traditional roles between men and women. But seen today, in the context of hyper-feminism and nearly complete male impotence, it comes across as much more ‘shocking’ than it ever did back in the 1990s when she said it.

    And besides all that, she was right, insofar as many women are much more attracted to an assertive male than to a submissive male.

    And as my old friend Bill Murray once said… That’s the fact, Jack! 😁

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  9. Trying a second time:

    Paul Joseph Watson: “Trump rape accuser E. Jean Carroll once said that “women love” the idea of a man with a “big club” dragging them into a cave.”

    ________________

    I haven’t heard of E. Jean Carroll since the 1990s when I was in college. IIRC she was some sort of news and entertainment person. Then she disappeared, or at least I never heard of her again, until the other day. I wouldn’t even recognize her, except for the clip of her interview on the Charlie Rose show from way back when.

    She had a very weird and ‘hip’ (or ‘hipster’?) attitude back then, you can see it on full display in the Charlie Rose interview. Almost like Sarah Silverman, before Sarah Silverman was ‘famous’.

    Paul Joseph Watson is almost certainly too young to have any understanding of what E. Jean Carroll meant in her comment.

    She was referring to traditional feminine and masculine roles, something with which men Paul Joseph Watson’s age have practically ZERO experience.

    What she was saying is akin to saying that many women ‘love’ the idea of an assertive man, a man who ‘takes the lead’, regardless of the activity.

    And many women do… or at least they did, when it was acceptable for women to feel that way.

    Today men are supposed to be spinless wimps with limp wrists who wouldn’t dream of being assertive in any way without the threat of being bitch-slapped and humiliated into the ground.

    In my experience, women don’t actually like men who are afraid of their own shadow (i.e., the modern metrosexual man, lol!). They might SAY they do, and they might enjoy being the ‘boss’ of whatever man they’re ‘dating’, but I don’t see many marriages developing from those relationships, and of those that do get married, they sure don’t seem happy.

    Anyway, the ‘women love the idea of a man with a big club dragging them into a cave’ was meant as an allusion to traditional roles between men and women. But seen today, in the context of hyper-feminism and nearly complete male impotence, it comes across as much more ‘shocking’ than it ever did back in the 1990s when she said it.

    And besides all that, she was right, insofar as many women are much more attracted to an assertive male than to a submissive male.

    And as my old friend Bill Murray once said… That’s the fact, Jack! 😁

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