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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    It's kind of hilarious how Franken isn't resigining anymore. I don't think he should resign, actually.

    So much for all that moral high ground the Democrats fought so hard to seize by acting like they were pushing Franken out the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    It's kind of hilarious how Franken isn't resigining anymore. I don't think he should resign, actually.

    So much for all that moral high ground the Democrats fought so hard to seize by acting like they were pushing Franken out the door.
    He's not? He announced he's making the first of a series of final addresses re: various issues on the floor today. I didn't take that to mean he's not resigning, but if he thinks he can do some good and burn up some useful miles before he steps down, more power to him. (I don't think he needs to resign, either, but whatever.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    It's kind of hilarious how Franken isn't resigining anymore. I don't think he should resign, actually.

    So much for all that moral high ground the Democrats fought so hard to seize by acting like they were pushing Franken out the door.
    Of course not. This was the plan from the beginning. He falls on his sword on a date to be named later only to be asked to stay by several in his party. He then reconsiders and stays.

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    Self-reflection in politics is a charade just like everything else they do. In spite of all the current hand-wringing about defending a serial harasser/abuser 20 years ago, eventually they will rehabilitate Bill and Hillary and accept them back into the fold as well if they think they will deliver a few votes.

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    This just in: Franken will resign January 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    This just in: Franken will resign January 2nd.
    Resign, not resign, now resign.

    Make up your damned mind, Al!
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    I think someone wanted him to autograph their "Make America Great Again" had, that had previously been signed by Trump.

    Al's response was "I will NOT re-sign that."

    Hence the confusion. He's going to resign - but not re-sign.

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    Pat Leahy tested the waters on whether they could pull off the de-resignation move, apparently that wasn't going to work. Of course, Leahy is old school -- as in he was in the senate in 2009 -- back in the day they tolerated Ted Kennedy.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Male stars will wear what they always wear as a protest?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    We need to get some predictions going. Here are a few:

    Chris Matthews
    Al Sharpton
    Charles Krauthammer
    Alec Baldwin
    Orrin Hatch
    Cha-ching! That one was easy.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/16/nb...hris-matthews/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    We need to get some predictions going. Here are a few:

    Chris Matthews

    Al Sharpton
    Charles Krauthammer
    Alec Baldwin
    Orrin Hatch
    Sheesh. I need to follow the news more closely.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...lywood-1054420
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Sheesh. I need to follow the news more closely.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...lywood-1054420
    Baldwin does an awful Trump impression tho so his career is safe.
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    Baldwin's Trump is indeed awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    It's kind of hilarious how Franken isn't resigining anymore. I don't think he should resign, actually.

    So much for all that moral high ground the Democrats fought so hard to seize by acting like they were pushing Franken out the door.
    Al Franken resigned yesterday.
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    A few off-the-cuff guesses:

    Pat Sajak
    Bob Saget
    Tom Bergeron
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Sheesh. I need to follow the news more closely.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...lywood-1054420
    Not sure Baldwin fits here. First, he admitted what he did during an award speech. Second, he only admitted to bullying women and treating them "in a sexist way." Nothing to be proud of, but certainly not up to the Weinstein or Louie CK level.

    The actor admitted that he has been guilty of treating women poorly in the past. “I certainly have treated women in a very sexist way. I’ve bullied women. I’ve overlooked women. I’ve underestimated women. Not as a rule,” he said. “From time to time, I’ve done what a lot of men do, which is … when you don’t treat women the same way you treat men. You don’t. I’m from a generation where you really don’t and I’d like that to change. I really would like that to change.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Not sure Baldwin fits here. First, he admitted what he did during an award speech. Second, he only admitted to bullying women and treating them "in a sexist way." Nothing to be proud of, but certainly not up to the Weinstein or Louie CK level.
    Sorry dude, I am taking him at his word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    A few off-the-cuff guesses:

    Pat Sajak
    Bob Saget
    Tom Bergeron
    I’d be shocked if Bob Saget is not named. Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek would ruin the day of millions of 70 plus year old women. My mother included. I hope they’re clean for her sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    A few off-the-cuff guesses:

    Tom Bergeron
    I'll bet he says "I'mo get my Bergeron" right before he attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Sorry dude, I am taking him at his word.
    Right. Which is what I'm saying isn't the same as raping women in his hotel room. But if he thinks he should be included, I guess I won't deny him his self-flagellation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    I’d be shocked if Bob Saget is not named. Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek would ruin the day of millions of 70 plus year old women. My mother included. I hope they’re clean for her sake.
    No, it wouldn't. Trump has already been taped saying how he can freely grab women by the pussy and it didn't seem to faze ANY of the innumerable 70+ year old women who voted for him, and I doubt they love him a fraction as much as they love Sajak or Trebek.
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    I read decades of Woody Allen’s private notes. He’s obsessed with teenage girls.

    Allen’s work is flatly boorish. Running through all of the boxes is an insistent, vivid obsession with young women and girls: There’s the “wealthy, educated, respected” male character in one short story (“By Destiny Denied: Incident at Entwhistle’s”) who lives with a 21-year-old “Indian” woman. First, Allen’s revisions reduce her to 18, then double down, literally, and turn her into two 18-year-olds. There’s the 16-year-old in an unmade television pitch described as “a flashy sexy blonde in a flaming red low cut evening gown with a long slit up the side.” There’s the 17-year-old girl in another short story, “Consider Kaplan,” whose 53-year-old neighbor falls in love with her as the two share a silent, one-floor-long elevator ride in their Park Avenue co-op. There’s the female college student in “Rainy Day” who “should not be 20 or 21, sounds more like 18 — or even 17 — but 18 seems better.” That script includes a male college student but gives no description of his age. Another of Allen’s male characters, in a draft of a 1977 New Yorker story called “The Kugelmass Episode,” is a 45-year-old fascinated by “coeds” at City College of New York. In the margin next to this character’s dialogue, Allen wrote, then crossed out, “c’est moi” — it’s me.

    His publicist, Leslee Dart, did not reply to several requests for comment on this story. Reclusive by nature, Allen did lodge a complaint about the Weinstein moment, warning the BBC about “a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer.” He seems to believe that coworkers wink at each other all the time.

    . . . . . . . . . .

    Sometimes Allen is in his work, but even when he isn’t, his characters are often obvious stand-ins. In a story that takes place wholly in the mind of a man named Moses Rifkin, he writes: “Unlike the Jewish girl — the shiksa is not guilt-ridden — not a complainer — she is abandoned, fun-loving, and above all promiscuous. The shiksa will perform any sex act.” In “Rainy Day,” Roland Polland, a fictional film director, confesses to a young female college student, “I took no risks because the bitch goddess of success opened her legs in my brain.” But that’s Roland Polland. Not Woody Allen. The “c’est moi” is always crossed out. He is Alvy Singer. He is Moses Rifkin. He is Isaac Davis. He is Sandy Bates. He is Zelig.
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    James Franco...

    James Franco jets out of LA as he is accused of sexual harassment, trying to lure teens to his hotel and exploiting actresses in nude scenes following his divisive Golden Globe win



    • James Franco was photographed as he signed autographs at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday
    • The actor, 39, was all smiles while making his way into the airport just one day after he picked up the Best Actor Golden Globe for his work in The Disaster Artist
    • In the wake of his divisive win on Sunday, a number of women tweeted allegations that they had been sexually harassed by Franco in the past
    • Sarah Tither-Kaplan claimed that she was forced to do 'exploitative' scenes with 'full nudity' in two of Franco's films while being paid just $100
    • 'Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis,' wrote actress Violet Paley
    • Paley said: '& that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?'
    • Paley, Tither-Kaplan and reps for Franco did not respond to requests for comment
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nt-claims.html
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    It is open season in Hollywood. You don't need proof. Accusations are just fine.

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    Aziz Ansari say it ain’t so.

    https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355

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    Is this really sexual assault? Its definitely an awkward and uncomfortable sexual encounter. Aziz clearly has no game. But there is nothing criminal that happened here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USUC View Post
    Is this really sexual assault? Its definitely an awkward and uncomfortable sexual encounter. Aziz clearly has no game. But there is nothing criminal that happened here.
    But he gave her white wine and not red. She doesn't even like white. The horror!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USUC View Post
    Is this really sexual assault? Its definitely an awkward and uncomfortable sexual encounter. Aziz clearly has no game. But there is nothing criminal that happened here.
    The Atlantic agrees with you.

    Those magazines [girls'/women's magazines from the author's youth] didn’t prepare teenage girls for sports or STEM or huge careers; the kind of world-conquering, taking-numbers strength that is the common language of the most middle-of-the road cultural products aimed at today’s girls was totally absent. But in one essential way they reminded us that we were strong in a way that so many modern girls are weak. They told us over and over again that if a man tried to push you into anything you didn’t want, even just a kiss, you told him flat out you weren’t doing it. If he kept going, you got away from him. You were always to have “mad money” with you: cab fare in case he got “fresh” and then refused to drive you home. They told you to slap him if you had to; they told you to get out of the car and start wailing if you had to. They told you to do whatever it took to stop him from using your body in any way you didn’t want, and under no circumstances to go down without a fight. In so many ways, compared with today’s young women, we were weak; we were being prepared for being wives and mothers, not occupants of the C-Suite. But as far as getting away from a man who was trying to pressure us into for sex we didn’t want; we were strong.

    Was Grace frozen, terrified, stuck? No. She tells us that she wanted something from Ansari and she was trying to figure out how to get it. She wanted affection, kindness, attention. Perhaps she hoped to maybe even become the famous man’s girlfriend. He wasn’t interested. What she felt afterward—rejected yet another time, by yet another man—was regret. And what she and the writer who told her story created was 3,000 words of revenge porn. The clinical detail in which the story is told is intended not to validate her account as much as it is to hurt and humiliate Ansari. Together, the two women may have destroyed Ansari’s career, which is now the punishment for every kind of male sexual misconduct, from the grotesque to the disappointing.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...ansari/550541/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Good article

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