The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein -- and Other Sexual Predators

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Post by MN-Skeptic » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 pm

I'm grateful for the time Franken was in office. I'm grateful he kept Norm Coleman from getting the position.

I'm grateful that a Democrat will be appointed to fill this position and I hope like the dickens that a good, solid Democrat keeps it for the party in the next election.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:58 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:57 pm
Franken: “There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”
While it is sad to see Franken go and he is no where near as culpable as Trump, Roy Moore or any of the Hollywood types, I think he did the right thing.

The Democrats have to make this their issue and they have to show zero tolerance. Franken did the party a service by falling on his sword and helping them do that.

The Republicans are the party of pussy grabbers and bible thumping pederasts and the Democrats are the party where a little grab ass gets you thrown out. That's the way it needs to be.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:01 pm

MN-Skeptic wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 pm
I'm grateful for the time Franken was in office. I'm grateful he kept Norm Coleman from getting the position.

I'm grateful that a Democrat will be appointed to fill this position and I hope like the dickens that a good, solid Democrat keeps it for the party in the next election.
I agree. I am grateful the appointee is a WOMAN!


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Post by Fortinbras » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:09 pm

We lost a very productive, very able Senator in Al Franken. He may eventually reappear as a commentator.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:12 pm

He may eventually reappear as a candidate in November 2018 for the Senate from Minnesota.



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Exclusive: Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley
A woman who was interviewed as part of the company’s HR probe separately told HuffPost that Ford harassed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago.

By Yashar Ali

Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired for misconduct by Morgan Stanley after facing a human resources investigation into allegations of misconduct, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told HuffPost in an email.

At least one woman, who is not a Morgan Stanley employee but interacted with Ford in a professional capacity, was interviewed by Morgan Stanley’s HR department as part of the investigation

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:12 pm
He may eventually reappear as a candidate in November 2018 for the Senate from Minnesota.
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:12 pm
He may eventually reappear as a candidate in November 2018 for the Senate from Minnesota.
Which is exactly the right thing to do if he wants to continue his Senate career. I was hoping he would resign and run for his seat again. Otherwise this would hang over him forever.


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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:33 am

Six women who served as clerks at the 9th have now come forward to file charges against Judge Alex Kozinski, according to a newspaper report.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:06 am

Kozinski claimed years ago his pornography collection, found on his computer, was for research. And that he was merely curating it.

So this is no surprise. But it is a disappointment and I empathize with the victims.



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When is Clarence Thomas going to resign?



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Post by p0rtia » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:19 am

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:14 am
When is Clarence Thomas going to resign?
:yeah:

(yes, it's a rhetorical question; yes, it needs to be asked till kingdom come)


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Post by maydijo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:40 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:06 am
Kozinski claimed years ago his pornography collection, found on his computer, was for research. And that he was merely curating it.

So this is no surprise. But it is a disappointment and I empathize with the victims.
My sister used to work in the IT department of a large public library. Every person she ever caught looking at kiddy porn used the same excuse: "I'm doing it for research." So excuse me if I don't believe it for a second.



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maydijo wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:06 am
Kozinski claimed years ago his pornography collection, found on his computer, was for research. And that he was merely curating it.

So this is no surprise. But it is a disappointment and I empathize with the victims.
My sister used to work in the IT department of a large public library. Every person she ever caught looking at kiddy porn used the same excuse: "I'm doing it for research." So excuse me if I don't believe it for a second.
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maydijo wrote:
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My sister used to work in the IT department of a large public library. Every person she ever caught looking at kiddy porn used the same excuse: "I'm doing it for research."
Hey, it worked for Pete Townsend!

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Mario Batali takes leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

By Jessica Sager December 11, 2017 | 9:03am

Mario Batali's 'fanciest' restaurant has an all-female kitchen
Mario Batali's kindness made Jim Gaffigan's anniversary dinner possible
Mario Batali's waiters can earn up to $140K a year
Bill Clinton pokes fun at Mario Batali's style choices


Mario Batali is stepping away from his eatery empire, as well as ABC’s “The Chew,” following several allegations of sexual misconduct.

Four women have accused Batali, 57, of sexual harassment and assault spanning nearly 20 years, Eater reported Monday.

A female chef alleged that an intoxicated Batali offered her a job, then groped her breasts. Two of Batali’s female former employees accused him of grabbing and groping them, with one accusing the celebrated chef of ordering her to straddle him. A third former employee claimed that Batali groped her breasts at a party, though she noted the incident allegedly occurred when she was no longer working for him.

A representative for Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group confirmed to Eater that the company received its first formal complaint about Batali’s conduct in October. Batali didn’t deny the allegations.


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I hope Batali gets his just desserts.



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Rep. John Moore, R-Brandon, a 22-year veteran of the Mississippi House of Representatives, resigned late Friday following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn confirmed the allegations but could not confirm if this led to his resignation. He did say that following the claims, his office consulted with outside counsel, which recommended an investigation and that the investigation was imminent. He also said that now that Moore is no longer a member of the House an investigation is no longer necessary.

“We take any such allegations very seriously. We have followed protocol every step of the way and made sure that we have sought advice of counsel and followed that advice to the letter,” Gunn said Monday morning.

In the announcement Friday night, Moore, who had bypass surgery in March, said he was resigning because of health reasons. When reached on Monday morning he said he had no knowledge of any sexual harassment allegations.

“Lord have mercy. Well, that’s interesting. I have no idea what he’s talking about. Maybe I ought to talk to the speaker,” Moore said.
More bullshit at the link.
There is very little in the news about this, and the local go-to news site simply says "John Moore resigns" without mentioning he's a legislator, and the article never says he's an (R) either. They're doing a pretty good job of burying this.



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http://amp.kentucky.com/news/politics-g ... ssion=true
Kentucky Republicans call for resignation of GOP lawmaker accused of molesting girl

On New Year’s Eve 2012, Johnson, who was elected to the state House in 2016, allegedly forcibly kissed, groped and used his finger to penetrate Maranda Richmond, then 17, despite her asking him to stop, according to a report by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

Richmond went to police about the allegations in April 2013, according to KyCIR. After Richmond and her father, Cliff, failed to get Johnson to confess on tape, the Louisville Metro Police Department closed its case without ever interviewing Johnson, KyCIR reported.

Johnson, who goes by the nickname “Pope,” is the “bishop” of Heart of Fire Church in Louisville. He represents the 49th House District in a portion of Bullitt County.
Johnson is not new to controversy. While he was running for office in Bullitt County, Johnson was denounced by the Republican Party of Kentucky and was asked to step down after news reports that he posted racist images on his Facebook page.

“Dan Johnson’s comments and social media posts are outrageous and have no place in today’s political discourse,” state party chairman Mac Brown said in a written statement at the time. “They represent the rankest sort of prejudice present in our society and do not in any way, shape or form represent the views of the Republican Party of Kentucky or the many fine candidates representing us on the ballot this November.”


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