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Nuglet

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Orange Murica!
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 16, 2017 - 10:28am PT
...is a dumba$$
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 16, 2017 - 10:29am PT
And he just lost the vote of the hard right
dirtbag

climber
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:06am PT
He should resign.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 16, 2017 - 11:57am PT
Very disappointing. It appears that he did commit this offense, for which he apologizes. One has to remember that he was a comedian, and some of that stuff is off-color. If he is really an abuser, there will be more accusations from others, that will be believable.

I'd suggest that this is his last term, at this point. He's too high profile, and now he's damaged. Or he might need to resign.
Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Nov 16, 2017 - 12:01pm PT
He, personally, has called for a Senate Ethics investigation into his activity

I don't have a moral opinion as to whether this is serious enough that he should resign the Senate because I have no doubt virtually every male congressman has done similar sometime throughout their life and is lucky no one took a picture
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Nov 16, 2017 - 12:15pm PT
Sounds more like an awkward dope than a sexual predator.
jeff constine

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Ao Namao
Nov 16, 2017 - 12:16pm PT
"Lucky No ONE took a pitcure"
Credit: jeff constine
lol
Happiegrrrl2

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2017 - 12:26pm PT
What is "lol" about that image? And as for an awkward dope, when I read the story the woman told just now, it didn't seem the behavior of an awkward idiot to me. It seemed like the behavior of so many human male turds I have encountered over my years on earth. Yeah, where they come on to you and you're damned if you do(because then they tell their friends you're "easy") and damned if you don't(because then they make it a mission to turn the world against you).

Yeah, many a guy has done similar. Guess we've reached the tipping point, where it's no longer funny, accepted or expected, no longer acceptable, to treat women like sexual objects for a man's masturbatory fantasy. And yes, a whole passel of men who acted that way BITD whether it was decades ago, weeks ago or only days ago, are now standing in the shadow near the spotlight hoping to hell that light doesn't pass over them.

jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Nov 16, 2017 - 12:31pm PT
I do not care if you do not think the photo is funny or not. I do.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 16, 2017 - 01:35pm PT
Good ol Cranknose always has the perfect excuse for Dems
who do something wrong.

BTW, How is your friend, the thief Rocco Spina, doing?
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 16, 2017 - 01:41pm PT
I'll bet you are good friends with the thief, Rocco Spina.
He was a crankhead also, and he IS at THIEF.
Splater

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Grey Matter
Nov 16, 2017 - 02:21pm PT
Did he date any of Roy Moore's 14 year old "girlfriends"?

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I didn't think so.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 16, 2017 - 02:27pm PT
I think he did lotsa blow with his SNL buddies back in the day,
was that wrong?

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Credit: T Hocking



At least he copped to it and has apologized unlike a certain Alabama candidate.

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 16, 2017 - 02:54pm PT
I hope, for everyone's sake, that this doesn't grow into yet another scandal. But if it does I predict that we'll see Democrats engaging in every imaginable twist of logic to defend him. Time for some popcorn...
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Nov 16, 2017 - 02:57pm PT
I never liked that guy.

Ever.

DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 16, 2017 - 03:04pm PT
Franken doesn't get it.

Until today, he thought that idiotic photo was funny. There are people on Megan's List for doing exactly what Franken was photographed doing.

And whatever he did to that woman was serious enough that it has bugged her for over a decade, but it didn't even register on him. No big deal to Franken. He claims he didn't even remember.

Time to clean house ( and Senate )
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Nov 16, 2017 - 03:47pm PT
Was he banned from a mall like Roy Moore for being a serial stalker of 13 year olds?

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I didn't think so.

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her career:
"She writes that she has been on the covers of Playboy, Maxim and FHM."


Sen Franken:
"I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate.
Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Nov 16, 2017 - 04:31pm PT
Senate Dems Leave No Room For Ambiguity In Denouncing Al Franken

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrat-senators-al-franken-allegations_us_5a0dc761e4b0c0b2f2f89dfc?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


someone wants to try a False Equivalence attempting to equate the severity of Franken's behavior with one woman with the man they voted for President, when they ignored his Pussy Grabbing tape and are not following his own ongoing, live, lawsuit in Federal court brought by a woman he sexually harassed?

yeah, right, so concerned about morals and ethics...
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 16, 2017 - 04:46pm PT
And he just lost the vote of the hard right

Wrong. He just won the vote of the hard right.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 16, 2017 - 05:17pm PT
I've been thinking about that picture. At first I saw it as kind of a joke. Bad taste and worse judgement, but a joke. But how would you feel if that was your daughter? Your sister, your wife? How do you think she feels about having her picture in that position all over the web for millions to see and chuckle at?

He's way out of line there. Whether his fingers are in contact with her or not, that's a really f'd up thing to do. He's taking advantage of her defenselessness, being asleep, to invade her personal space for his sick little prank.

Why is it relevant that she's been on the cover of Playboy etc.? She did those pictures voluntarily, of her own free will. Trying to portray her as more deserving of his abuse because she did those covers is a real stretch.

Of course he asked to be up before the ethics committee. It's called getting ahead of the ball, and I gotta hand it to him, it's a damned good play.
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