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Old 12-07-2017, 05:33 PM
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CNN , Wash post looking into 20-30 more guys for sex harrasment

Based on a tweet from this guy who is a Dem

https://twitter.com/mikehtrujillo
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:34 PM
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Here is the tweet https://twitter.com/mikehtrujillo/st...15136571129856
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:04 PM
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I wish I could say that the number surprises me, but it doesn't. #sad.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:13 PM
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Just the beginning, I suspect. Not just more in office, but in surrounding politics -- talking heads, radio, journalists, party insiders, etc.

And good. This shit must come out and heads should roll.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:16 PM
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Republican Congressman Trent Franks just abruptly resigned.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/politi...gns/index.html
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:22 PM
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Republican Congressman Trent Franks just abruptly resigned.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/politi...gns/index.html
Someone should start a thread in this forum.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:23 PM
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Please, please PLEASE let it be Sean Hannity....
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:27 PM
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Now, Universe, I know I haven't been a very good pantheist, but if you would just give me this one sign...
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:32 PM
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Please, please PLEASE let it be Sean Hannity....
Pence.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:36 PM
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Pence.
Mommy makes sure that doesn't happen.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:39 PM
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Someone should start a thread in this forum.
Maybe not a good idea to have separate threads for each instance. Might be a bunch. Does anyone know how soon you can hear the first rumble of an avalanche, and when you're buried under fifty feet of snow?

Also, bets. I'm taking the "over" at more than thirty, and the partisan bet is 70% Republican.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:45 PM
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Also, bets. I'm taking the "over" at more than thirty,
Thirty would be less than 10% of the critters, and still less than 10% even if we count only the men, so I would not take the under bet on that.


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and the partisan bet is 70% Republican.
I'm taking the gender bet at 90% male.

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Old 12-07-2017, 06:47 PM
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THERE'S an image I didn't need.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:51 PM
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He means Pence's wife, you perv!
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:56 PM
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He means Pence's wife, you perv!
Guess what Pence calls his wife?
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:00 PM
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Bae?
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:09 PM
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Guess what Pence calls his wife?
I'm guessing not "you perv."
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:03 PM
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Maybe not a good idea to have separate threads for each instance. Might be a bunch. Does anyone know how soon you can hear the first rumble of an avalanche, and when you're buried under fifty feet of snow?
There is an omnibus thread in the Pit.

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Also, bets. I'm taking the "over" at more than thirty, and the partisan bet is 70% Republican.
30 seems ridiculously low. Just sitting politicians at the national level or are we including others? I'd still go 50 or higher. 60% Republican.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:05 PM
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This is just one story (or group of stories) -- they might have 30 now and then they're still digging into another 50 or more.

Journalists actually investigate these -- they don't report any random accusation without checking the facts.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:24 PM
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Journalists actually investigate these -- they don't report any random accusation without checking the facts.
Who told you that?
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:27 PM
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Who told you that?
A journalist!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:02 PM
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Republican Congressman Trent Franks just abruptly resigned.
Well that's burying the lead. He resigned because (via WaPo) he "asked staffers if they would bear his children as surrogates". So Franken was bog-standard cop-a-feel/get too close creeping. Moore of course is in complete taboo zone, but it's a pretty typical taboo.

This is just... WTF, eeeew.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:09 PM
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Based on a tweet from this guy who is a Dem

https://twitter.com/mikehtrujillo
Not surprising; it has become obvious that the floodgates are about to open. I would not at all be surprised if some of the allegations involved teenage interns or pages. They've been used to getting away with it for years, and now in the day and age of social media, they can no longer control the flow of information. If you consider that a lot of these congressmen have been here for years and that many of these allegations go back decades...it's a log jam that needs clearing. And the "fake" media's about to do the job -- for real.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:18 AM
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Not surprising; it has become obvious that the floodgates are about to open. I would not at all be surprised if some of the allegations involved teenage interns or pages. ...
Wasn't there a period - in the 80s perhaps - when at least a couple of Congresscritters left after improprieties with pages (of both genders)? I recall the tasteful joke at the time, asking how a Congressman keeps his place while reading.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:26 AM
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Pence.
If it turns out to be Hannity harassing Pence... well, there isn't enough popcorn on earth....
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:45 AM
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Wasn't there a period - in the 80s perhaps - when at least a couple of Congresscritters left after improprieties with pages (of both genders)? I recall the tasteful joke at the time, asking how a Congressman keeps his place while reading.
There was Mark Foley (R-FL) who resigned in 2006 over stuff that happened w/ male pages as far back as the 90s, but I'm not remembering the stuff from the 80s.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:12 AM
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Wasn't there a period - in the 80s perhaps - when at least a couple of Congresscritters left after improprieties with pages (of both genders)? I recall the tasteful joke at the time, asking how a Congressman keeps his place while reading.
I think you're thinking of Dan Crane (R-Ill) and Gerry Studds (D-Mass) who both had sexual relationships with 17 year old pages. (Crane with a female; Studds with a male).

Neither of them left. They were censured by the House but ran for reelection. Crane was defeated. Studds was repeatedly reelected until the late 90s.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:27 AM
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Well that's burying the lead. He resigned because (via WaPo) he "asked staffers if they would bear his children as surrogates". So Franken was bog-standard cop-a-feel/get too close creeping. Moore of course is in complete taboo zone, but it's a pretty typical taboo.



This is just... WTF, eeeew.


And he didn’t just make the requests, he also retaliated when they declined.


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Old 12-08-2017, 10:48 AM
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I don't know what the best thread is (and I really don't think that we need a new thread for every elected official) but I figure we should also point out Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), who has refused calls from the leadership to resign after revelation of accusations of misconduct. Cite

I think this could be an interesting test of the new zero tolerance policy, since Kihuen was elected with 48% of the vote in a district previously held by a Republican.
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I think you're thinking of Dan Crane (R-Ill) and Gerry Studds (D-Mass) who both had sexual relationships with 17 year old pages. (Crane with a female; Studds with a male).

Neither of them left. They were censured by the House but ran for reelection. Crane was defeated. Studds was repeatedly reelected until the late 90s.
That guy is such a stud!
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