Donald Trump said his presidency was a ‘glamorous’ and ‘romantic period’ while promoting his photo memoir

Trump has reportedly earned $20 million from the book, which sells for $74.99 for an unsigned copy or $229.99 for a signed copy.

The book [Our Journey Together], which features photographs from Trump’s presidency and campaign along with tweet-like captions written by him, has been largely panned by critics.

A review by book critic Ron Charles in The Washington Post said the book “captures Trump’s wandering mind and self-sabotaging bitterness.”

Remember when Madonna published her $50 pornish book Sex back in 1992? At the time, I thought “Why would I pay good money to see what nearly everyone in the Western world has already seen?” But I’d much rather see Madonna naked than view Trump’s ersatz Louis Quatorze fantasies.

Source: Donald Trump said his presidency was a ‘glamorous’ and ‘romantic period’ while promoting his photo memoir

Laura Schlessinger and the Bible

On her radio show, Dr Laura Schlessinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.  The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet.  It’s funny, as well as informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law.  I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can.  When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination . End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

  1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations.  A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians.  Can you clarify?  Why can’t I own Canadians?
  2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus
    21:7.  In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
  3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
    period of Menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24.  The problem is how do I tell?  I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
  4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
    pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9.  The problem is my neighbors.  They claim the odor is not pleasing to them.  Should I smite them?
  5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.  Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death.  Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?
  6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
    abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality.  I don’t agree.  Can you settle this?  Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?
  7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a
    defect in my sight.  I have to admit that I wear reading glasses.  Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?
  8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27.  How should they die?
  9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
  10. My uncle has a farm.  He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend).  He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot.  Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16.  Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I’m confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan,

James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum,
Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia

(It would be a damn shame if we couldn’t own a Canadian)

The Bitemaster takes both religion and Bible seriously and notes that male homosexuality is a sin the Bible, fully equal to Sabbath violation and adultery. But lesbianism isn’t mentioned at all. So, to those who pick and choose which sins to use to attack others — Bite Me!

Hat tip to extraordinary illustrator Roy Doty.

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Kasich says co-eds should avoid parties to avoid sex assault

College women worried about sexual assault should avoid “parties where there’s a lot of alcohol,” Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday.

It makes sense to me. Similarly, college men who want to avoid being assaulted should avoid drunken parties. And, If they want to avoid being killed by hazing, they shouldn’t pledge a fraternity.

Likewise, there are plenty of parks and neighborhoods that I would advise everyone to avoid at night.

This isn’t “blaming the victim.” This is just plain common sense.

Source: Kasich says co-eds should avoid parties to avoid sex assault – NY Daily News

‘South Park’ dares wonder whether Caitlyn Jenner ‘is a hero’

Here at the Bitecastle, we never watch “South Park” but the idea that the show would give political correctness a kick in the ass does have a certain appeal for us. That’s because we think it’s important to question pretty much any orthodoxy.

On the other hand, we generally refer to Caitlin Jenner as “she” because it’s polite to use the language that she prefers.

Source: ‘South Park’ dares wonder whether Caitlyn Jenner ‘is a hero’

NYPD Cop Charged With Splashing Semen on Woman He Wanted to Date

New York City police Sergeant Michael Iscenko is accused of splashing semen on a female co-worker he had a crush on, hoping it would win her over.

In response to media reports of the incident, a neighborhood 13-year-old boy commented, “I’ve done lots of inappropriate things in the hope of scoring with some chick, but this was just totally gross. Ick!”

Source: NYPD Cop Charged With Splashing Semen on Woman He Wanted to Date – PINAC petition raises serious question about Caitlyn Jenner’s Olympic medal

A recent petition at asks the International Olympic Committee to revoke Caitlyn Jenner’s gold medals, arguing that she didn’t qualify to compete as a man if she identified as a woman.

Of course Raw Story mocks the petition, but I think a real issue is being raised here: What makes one male or female?

  • external sexual characteristics
  • chromosomes
  • self-identification
  • something else

If self-identification is the standard and Jenner always identified as a woman, shouldn’t she have to give the medals back?

If self-identification is the standard, wasn’t Mike Huckabee right when he said boys could claim to be transwomen and go into the girls’ locker rooms?

If chromosomes are the standard, what right did Renee Clark have to compete against women in tennis?

If external sexual characteristics are the standard, then it would be clear that people who look like women because of androgen insensitivity (in spite of being genetically male), really are women.

In the face of all this confusion, the Bitemaster sets forth his progressive proposal: get rid of gender distinctions altogether.

  • No more women’s and men’s sports — players would be selected solely on merit
  • No more “marriage is between a man and a woman” — it would be between any two consenting adults
  • No more “women get paid less than men” — people get paid what they’re worth in the free market
  • No more Men’s and Women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, or changing rooms — everything would be unisex
  • No more “women’s clothing stores” — everyone would be free to buy a dress if they like and dresses would be available in tall sizes with broad shoulders as well as shorter sizes with more room across the chest and hips.

It will take some getting used to, but change is never easy.

Source: Petition seeks to strip Caitlyn Jenner of Olympic medal