For all those looking to add to the Rightwing's slim majority in the Senate by tossing Franken out, a thought. Every male on the planet has, or will before croaking, kissed someone (mostly, females) who didn't really want to be kissed. No one should lose his job over that. There is a limit to punishment.

This is how stupid it gets.

A 6-year-old boy near Colorado Springs, Colorado, was suspended from school for kissing a girl on the hand. You read that correctly.

Al behaved like a 6-year-old, high on testosterone for sure. He isn't, on what we know, Roy Moore.

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Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 6:34am

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WHERE'A PEPPERMINT
PATTY? SNOOPY IS
SO SO ANNOYING!
SNOOPY SLEEPS ON
A CAT HOUSE? A
WHORE HOUSE? A
PLEASANT DOG
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TWO SCHOLARS
DRESSED IN
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MARK TWAIN'S
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Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 6:48am

Comment by Robert Young on November 17, 2017 at 6:56am

and, with vigor, the likes of SBA and Roger Stone and Steve Bannon are practising yet another form of White Supremacy:  if you've got one drop of Negro blood, you're a Negro and will be treated so.  I don't think so.

Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 6:59am

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Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 7:07am

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Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 7:13am

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roles in his apartment and

wishes there was an audience,

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on November 17, 2017 at 7:13am

the fact is unambiguous:  the American Mating Ritual is totally ambiguous, with the male defined as initiator/aggressor and the female as supplicant/acceptor.  except, of course, that signals are always more or less fuzzy and "assaults" happen all the time.  the issue is how to differentially treat serial offenders (Moore) and single/occasional offenders (Franken; the former from what I know as I type).  Moore is a pedophile, full stop and his punishment has to be more severe than Franken's.  the likes of SBA, as she so demonstrated, will apply false equivalence baldly for political purposes.  that must NOT happen.

Let's break this down...

the fact is unambiguous:  the American Mating Ritual is totally ambiguous, with the male defined as initiator/aggressor and the female as supplicant/acceptor.  

Do you also think that "the female" should walk a step back behind the "aggressor", dress like Donna Reed and make you sammiches?  In other words, you are reciting the patriarchal, sexist bullshit the comes from the likes of misogynistic men's "rights" groups.

 the issue is how to differentially treat serial offenders (Moore) and single/occasional offenders (Franken; the former from what I know as I type). 

Yup.  You would have fit right in with the rest of the jurors who gave the "they only raped her once" from Stubenville or the members of the Brock Turner who let him off because "he has a bright future."  Get it through your neandrathalish head, dude...  rape is rape.  Sexual assault is sexual assault.  You liking the guy has absolutely no bearing on anything.

Moore is a pedophile, full stop and his punishment has to be more severe than Franken's.  the likes of SBA, as she so demonstrated, will apply false equivalence baldly for political purposes.  that must NOT happen.

Nice strawman you got there Dorthy!  The only person who mentioned pedophilia and Franken in the same sentence is you.  Moore committed TWO crimes...  sexual assault and pedophilia.  Franken committed sexual assault.  Franken shouldn't be punished for a crime he didn't commit, but that does NOT give him a pass on the one he did!

BTW, just so you know and so that you knock off your dumbass attempts to slam me (and I also bet you are warming up to smear Franken's victim with some version of "she was asking for it!") I actually put Franken forward as one of the people on my Presidential candidate short list so don't go there.  I also am a survivor of rape and pedophilia so don't you fucking dare go there either.

Comment by Robert Young on November 17, 2017 at 7:36am

SBA:

I sure am not the first, or only one, to describe Moore as a pedophile.  if you got your news from more than Fox and Breitbart, you'd know that, too.

if you can cite at least one state which defines kissing as sexual assault, I'd be glad to read it.

"she was asking for it!"

this does raise an interesting issue.  we don't, as yet, know anything about the events leading up to The Kiss.  we do know that Franken was a big name comic and Tweeden was not.  A Hooter and Fox-er, in fact.  so what are the odds that a small fish in the Hollywood pond would flirt with a big fish in the Hollywood pond all those miles from home?  10%?  50%? 100%?  we don't know.  but it matters.  did she "send the wrong signals"?  she could have.  females do that, just as men do, you know.  would she ever admit it, if she did?  not with Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and Quisling on her dance card.

your status matters to you.  it's irrelevant to both Moore and Franken.  don't muddy the waters.

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Comment by Ron Powell on November 17, 2017 at 8:01am

@RY;

First let me say that generally speaking I'm with Amy on this. You would do well to take heed re her perspective on the matter. ..

The way I handled this issue in my diversity training seminars and courses was to ask the men in the room the following question:

Is there any aspect or element of these scenarios that you would want your  daughter, mother , sister, or wife to be subjected to without recourse of any kind?

If  you are engaged in behavior that you would find fundamrntally objectionable,  if that behavior were directed at your daughter, mother, sister, or wife  you are engaged in sexual misconduct.

I would also address the women participating in the class or seminar by suggesting that the time to confront and report unwanted and unwarranted sexual advances, activity, conduct etc is immediately....

That all manner and forms of sexual interaction, behavior , involvement, or conduct should not be tolerated in the workplace or at school. ..

You can't be OK with the advances and flirtatious behavior of the guy who looks like Tom Cruz or Denzel Washington, and be upset, annoyed, repulsed, etc by the guy who looks like Quasimodo....

Sexual misconduct and sexual harassment are what they are regardless of whether or not the man is physically attractive and you are in fact attracted to that man.

No means no under all circumstances at work or in school etc and you have the right AND the responsibility  to say no when  approached in an inappropriate manner and the responsibility  and possibly the obligation to report it immediately...

 

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