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A Vermont Politician once said when you are in trouble and the crowd is chasing you, “Get out front of them”. That way at least it looks like you are leading the mob, not being run out of town.

Friendly Reminder: Al Franken Never Apologized And Said His Accusers Were Liars

Well, Stuart Smalley’s time in the U.S. Senate has come and gone. After eight women accused him of sexual harassment, the Minnesota Democrat decided resign in the coming weeks. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, first lobbed allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped her during a 2006 USO tour through the Middle East. Lindsay Menz accused him of grabbing her buttocks during a photo op at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. Before Thanksgiving, two more women alleged Franken grabbed their rear ends in 2007 and 2008 respectively; both occurred at political events. For a while, Democrats circled the wagons. They refused to say he should resign; a former Hillary Clinton staffer said Franken’s sexual misconduct was benign. [snip]

Maybe Franken thought he could hang on, maybe he thought his Senate colleagues thought better of him, which could have provided a buffer from which he could survive. No dice. Was it the whole ‘I’m a liberal Democrat’ mindset that kept Franken in a false sense of security? It surely explains where he went in his speech. He was obviously not willing to leave.

For one of Franken’s accusers, Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, she was appalled, and rightfully so, at Franken’s inability to come to terms and own what he did; Kemplin alleges that Franken groped her breast in 2003 (via Washington Times): [snip]

We should just be honest here. This isn’t the Democrats cleaning house, owning their past, or trying to change the culture on the Hill. As Liz Harrington at the Free Beacon noted, it was the realization that Franken was expendable—Minnesota has a Democratic governor—and that his loss wouldn’t really reduce their ranks in the upper chamber. On top of that, they can redirect on Republicans without having to man the Franken-Conyers element on their flanks. This is solely about politics and nothing more. I know we know that; this is for the more left-leaning folks out there.

As Franken sees it, honking a boob or three is no big deal. After all it’s not like they were using them for anything at the time. No babies were fastened to them, so what’s the hollering about over a quick fondle.
Besides, in Franken’s world, I’m important, a member of the Senate and I thought it was hilarious too.

GOP Rep. Mia Love Calls for Farenthold to Resign Over 84K Harassment Settlement

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) said Thursday evening that she believes Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) should resign in light of the $84,000 settlement for sexual harassment he made with taxpayer funds in 2015. Love told CNN that members of Congress need to hold themselves to a higher standard.

“I think that he should voluntarily resign because we I believe we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard,” Love said, “where he may not feel like his behavior was inappropriate obviously somebody did, obviously somebody felt uncomfortable.”

Love called the recent slew of sexual harassment allegations “a culture of behavior,” saying, “the fact is somebody was paid off and what’s really frustrating to me is that the money was used, it’s taxpayer dollars was used.”

She referenced a bill she introduced in the House last week called the Stop Taxpayer Obligations to Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment (STOP) Act which would prohibit payment within Congress for claims involving sexual harassment by members of Congress. [snip]

Farenthold is the only known sitting member of Congress to take advantage of the little-known congressional account which covers harassment and discrimination lawsuits. He claimed when the case was settled in 2015 that he didn’t engage in any wrongdoing. He also said in a recent interview that he is taking a personal loan to repay the taxpayer money used to settle the 2015 lawsuit.

The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it will be establishing an investigative subcommittee to look into the allegations against Farenthold.

Isn’t it nice when one can make unwanted overtures, insult another party or perhaps fondle a bit of flesh, then settle the resulting charges with OPM. Yeah, that OPM is your OPM, taxpayer money. Congress takes care of themselves quietly and we pay for their dirty laundry.
You should be so lucky to have a ‘Godfather’ such as that.

Democrat Representative Used $220K of Tax Payer Money For Sexual Harassment Settlement

Documents show that the United States Treasury used $220,000 of tax payer money to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment committed by Florida Democrat Alcee Hastings against one of his staffers, reports Roll Call.

Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that promotes international human rights, said in documents that the congressman touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job. At the time, Hastings was the chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, where Packer worked.

Hastings has called Packer’s charges “ludicrous” and in documents said he never sexually harassed her.

“Until this evening, I had not seen the settlement agreement between the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) and Ms. Packer,” the congressman said in a statement Friday night. “This matter was handled solely by the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. At no time was I consulted, nor did I know until after the fact that such a settlement was made.”

Hastings said that the lawsuit that Packer filed against him and an investigation by the House Ethics Committee were ultimately dismissed.

“I am outraged that any taxpayer dollars were needlessly paid to Ms. Packer,” he said.

It is worth noting that Rep. Alcee Hastings was indicted by a grand jury in 1981 for accepting bribes as a Federal Judge in exchange for a shorter sentencing for two-mob convicted felons, according to senate.gov. [snip]

Following years of committee proceedings, the Senate found Hastings guilty on 11 of 17 articles of impeachment. Former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat icon Robert Byrd ordered Hastings removed from office, acting as the Senate president pro tempore. But, the senate did not bar him from holding future office.

Four years later, Hastings was elected to Congress where he has held office ever since.

One more bit of loveliness from the Jackass Party. They will never cease to amaze you with the amount of Progressive corruption they can pump up from the Marxist cloaca they call home.

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Draining the Swamp

This is one way of emptying out that cesspit of nastiness and vileness that seems to breed all sorts of scaly and slimy critters. Too bad it takes so long and the filth gets to take away the accrued pensions unjustly earned through iniquitous activities.
I care not a nit for which party they belong; “Off with their heads” to quote the Red Queen.

Rep. Trent Franks Announces His Resignation from Congress

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) released a statement Thursday announcing his resignation from Congress, citing a conversation involving surrogacy that made female staffers uncomfortable.

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing the incident, Franks wrote, saying that in the current climate he would rather spare himself and his loved ones the “public excoriation” that would involve and will be leaving Congress as of January 31, 2018.
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) office released a statement Thursday saying Ryan was informed of “credible claims of misconduct” against Franks last Wednesday and then spoke with Franks, who did not deny the claims.

“Subsequent conversations took place this week between the speaker and Rep. Franks leading to the congressman’s decision to offer his letter of resignation,” according to the statement.

Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ), will call a special election to fill the position since Franks’ resignation is more than six months ahead of the general election. [snip]

In his parting statement, of course, this idiot made mention how he cares about women and worked to maintain a safe and stable work place...

Laissez le bon temps rouler

There is a certain glee in watching the hypocrites of the anointed media take the nose dive into the pig wallow of the lewd and lascivious conduct. After caning Bill O’ Reilly for similar activities, we find Matt Lauer on the rack. Naturally, we have to believe Samantha didn’t know a thing about Matt’s carrying on, right? In a pig’s eye and that’s a lot of pork.

This isn’t to let any of these women off the hook. What is with them. In Lauer’s case, he locked her in his office and told her to unbutton her blouse, then proceeded to bend her over his desk. Why did she comply? If she did willing, that’s consensual so why the crying now? If not, that is kidnapping and rape, both criminal offenses, one federal.

With other men, an unwanted touch should bring a loud scream and a huge scene. That confrontation and the threat of an assault charge will cause some change.

Some “Prairie Home Companion” NPR had. No wonder the sheep were nervous, not to mention all those children who are suppose well adjusted to prairie life. And that Rose by any other name had some real thorns, gave some hard pricks so it seems.

With he Congressional Elite, there are different rules; Jackasses merely need to apologize for abasing themselves. Republicans must commit Sepukku on the Capitol steps. I agree, they should for such errant behavior. However for the Jackasses, there sufficient lampposts in DC and enough hardware stores selling rope. Decorate the Avenue.
If the Congress cannot police itself, rid itself of trash, then the people need to remove them. Drain that pestilent pond.

A question for the Boomer Generation.- “How did all that ‘Free Love’ and dope work out for you, your marriages and kids?”

The State knows what is best for you and your kine and kinder. Remember it takes a village. The State Owned Media will instruct you on morals and attitude. The State will take your children and rear them in a diverse and caring way. Oops!

Smart men will not work any where in a workplace with women now. The chance of someone alleging a harassment or worse is high. Who needs that kind of stress. To take this a bit further, the rise of sex robots isn’t just happening. They don’t complain, file grievances, have headaches, or step out.

What is going on now probably is a long time coming. the idea that the Poobahs in the high places can just do what they wish has to end. The cost of this ‘ending’ will be painful until sanity gains a foothold and civil behavior is the norm. It isn’t as rampant as one might believe but persons nursing an itch for some petty reason can cause a disaster in the workplace. That person most likely will be some femme who is insulted that no male made a pass at her, harassed her or pinched her ample butt. So some unlucky male will become a target of her ire and be elected to catch the spear. As one lovely feminist sweetly put it, too bad if he’s not guilty, all men deserve the charges. Nice.

Ponder this

All people are born alike – except Republicans and Democrats.

~ Groucho Marx

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Moms against everything

Is Roy Moore guilty?

 

Of course he is: Four Felonies. Of which none are being mentioned in the press due to the swirl of minor accusations being bandies about daily. In some parts of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, marrying your first cousin, diddling your sister or touching the occasional sheep is not uncommon. You might have to wander back into the swamp a bit or down that narrow dirt road but oh well.

However of all the gossip, slander and libel flung about God fearing Roy, no one has accused him of touching sheep, getting next to his sister (if he even has one) or chasing his first cousin. NO-NO-NO, he’s done far worse.

Republicans:

They want to hang him for beating one of their own, one Luther Strange, a confirmed sycophant of the Wall Street donor crowd and a bum buddy of the GOP elite. Ole Luther was a by golly yes man for McConnell and Roy certainly wasn’t.
So they’re all on board with the honking some 13 y/o boobs because they don’t dare go near those Four Felonies.

Jackasses:

More than half of them are hiding some new perversion they worked out in the Senate cloakroom or in the House men’s room. The last person they want in the Senate is someone who will vote against the stench of Progressiveism and amoral legislation.
They too will not bring up the Four Felonies for which they have convicted Roy without a trial. Instead they collected an array of tarts, strumpets, doxies, trollops and Democrat campaign workers (pardon the redundancy) to rise up from the distant past to point fingers. None of which are related to the Judge nor look like sheep. We cannot vouch for their pulchritude.

Media:

This is the Choral Group for the Donkey Party. They’ll sing the refrain for any accusation and when necessary form an a Capella platoon and march of in many directions.
They too will not mention the Four Felonies.

THE FOUR FELONIES:

Judge Moore:

  1. had a Bible in the Courtroom.
  2. had the Ten Commandments in the Courthouse Lobby
  3. is a Christian
  4. is WHITE

To the Left, the third is a capital crime and the fourth is despicable.
None of the above mentioned antagonists dare bring up these reasons but one knows how Roy Moore would vote in the Senate on any legislation concerning a variety of socially and politically correct nonsense.

The idea of having someone vote their conscience and moral convictions as the voters elected them to do upsets the feckless bastards in Congress, who sold their souls for pottage two days after election day.

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