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Another Hollywood hag

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/09/bette-midlers-rand-paul-tweet-sparks-outrage.html

Bette Midler shocked the Twitterverse on Thursday with a post suggesting Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., should be physically attacked for his stance on the spending budget in the Senate.

Midler tweeted Thursday evening, "Where's Rand Paul's neighbor when we need him?"

Midler's tweet was referencing a violent November incident during which Paul was assaulted by his neighbor and suffered several injuries.

Rene A. Boucher, 58, admitted to attacking an unsuspecting Paul in his yard and is facing 21 months in prison. Paul suffered bruises to his lungs, broken ribs and also contracted pneumonia following the attack.

One of Paul's aides, Sergio Gor, called out Midler for the tweet that crossed the line. 

"This is disgusting @BetteMidler calling for violence. She should be ashamed," Gor tweeted.

A rep for Midler did not return Fox News' request for comment.

The Hollywood star's tweet came after the former 2016 GOP presidential contender stalled his chamber's attempt to quickly pass legislation keeping federal agencies open.

The libertarian said "I object" when Senate leaders tried speeding a vote on the measure.

Paul complained the new budget accord would drive up federal deficits. 

"I ran for office because I was critical of President Obama's trillion-dollar deficits," he told the chamber's leaders. "Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits."

He said he could not "look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits."

Paul said he was asking for a 15-minute debate and then a vote on his amendment, which was certain to lose. He said the 652-page measure was "printed at midnight" and was a bill that "no one has read."

Paul's fellow Kentuckian, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had no intention of caving in, knowing that would inevitably spark demands for amendment votes by other senators. Instead, they offered him a procedural vote, which Paul declined.

The move led the government to temporarily shut down from 1 a.m. on Friday until the Senate passed the deal just before 2 a.m.. However, the government had been officially shuttered for nearly two hours.

The House rushed to approve its version, wrapping up the vote just after 5:30 a.m. President Donald Trump signed the bill three hours later, reopening the government.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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hag (n.)

Early 13c., From Old English hægteshægtesse"witch, sorceress, enchantress, fury," shortened on the assumption that -tes was a suffix. The Old English word is from Proto-Germanic *hagatusjon, which is of unknown origin. Dutch heks, German Hexe "witch" are similarly shortened from cognate Middle Dutch haghetisse, Old High German hagzusa.

The first element probably is cognate with Old English haga "enclosure, portion of woodland marked off for cutting" (see hedge (n.)). Old Norse had tunriða and Old High German zunritha, both literally "hedge-rider," used of witches and ghosts. The second element in the prehistoric compound may be connected with Norwegian tysja "fairy; crippled woman," Gaulish dusius "demon," Lithuanian dvasia"spirit," from PIE *dhewes- "to fly about, smoke, be scattered, vanish."

One of the magic words for which there is no male form, suggesting its original meaning was close to "diviner, soothsayer," which were always female in northern European paganism, and hægtesse seem at one time to have meant "woman of prophetic and oracular powers" (Ælfric uses it to render the Greek "pythoness," the voice of the Delphic oracle), a figure greatly feared and respected. Later, the word was used of village wise women.

Haga is also the haw- in hawthorn, which is an important tree in northern European pagan religion. There may be several layers of folk etymology here. Confusion or blending with heathenish is suggested by Middle English hæhtishægtis "hag, witch, fury, etc.," and haetnesse "goddess," used of Minerva and Diana.

If the hægtesse once was a powerful supernatural woman (in Norse it is an alternative word for Norn, any of the three weird sisters, the equivalent of the Fates), it might originally have carried the hawthorn sense. Later, when the pagan magic was reduced to local scatterings, it might have had the sense of "hedge-rider," or "she who straddles the hedge," because the hedge was the boundary between the civilized world of the village and the wild world beyond. The hægtesse would have a foot in each reality. Even later, when it meant the local healer and root collector, living in the open and moving from village to village, it may have had the mildly pejorative Middle English sense of hedge- (hedge-priest, etc.), suggesting an itinerant sleeping under bushes. The same word could have contained all three senses before being reduced to its modern one.


lukesmom2002
by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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She is as nasty as some if you Trumpsters.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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TDS
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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She wishes

Quoting lukesmom2002: She is as nasty as some if you Trumpsters.
PPCLC
by Lisa on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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She was out of line and this hasn't been the first time she's Tweeted at the minimum, derogatory comments directed at a politician or those close to them.

She's free to do so, I suppose and I am free to lose a lot of respect for her because of it.
onisionfan
by Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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Bette Midler is a American citizen ,who is got the right to say anything she wants. As you all have the right to. She has the right not to like Trump,just like you have the right to like or unlike someone.
MsDenuninani
by A.Ham on Feb. 9, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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This is the problem with saying what everybody's thinking - 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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Everyone is thinking that someone who believes in fiscal responsibility should be violently attacked ?

Quoting MsDenuninani:

This is the problem with saying what everybody's thinking - 

Mrs.KAZ
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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I don't know why she is angry with him. I agree with him, this wasn't a financially sound answer to the budget crisis.

I hope the next two years are used to trim the needless spending and work on a true budget.
MsDenuninani
by A.Ham on Feb. 9, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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Everyone occasionally thinks things that are not proper, or aren't nice, or aren't politically correct. 

Everyone occasionally thinks them.  And I generally believe that people with large megaphones (metaphorically speaking) shouldn't say them. 

Quoting Billiejeens: Everyone is thinking that someone who believes in fiscal responsibility should be violently attacked ?
Quoting MsDenuninani:

This is the problem with saying what everybody's thinking - 


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