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(The New York Times)   War-on-women rhetoric falls slient as feminist NY Democrats give a resounding no-comment and hey-look-at-the-time to secret hush money payments to sexually harassed female Democrat assembly staffers   (nytimes.com) divider line 100
    More: Obvious, hush money, Democrats, Assembly Members, New York State Senate, feminists, payments, legislative assemblies  
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2012-08-31 08:55:27 AM  
One guy's sexual harassment is comparable to the GOP's party platform? This guy must be really important.
 
2012-08-31 09:00:18 AM  
No comment? There are no fewer than three quotes by Democrats in response.
 
2012-08-31 09:09:19 AM  
In the real world, "hush money" is called a "mutually-agreeable civil settlement."
 
2012-08-31 09:23:33 AM  
That guy is a dick. He should be fired.

The entire GOP platform thinks I don't matter as a person, only a womb.

Yeah. Both sides are the same.
 
2012-08-31 09:28:39 AM  
FTFA: "He has already said he will give up his role as the borough's Democratic Party leader. But even a longtime ally thought likely to succeed Mr. Lopez as chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, Frank R. Seddio, said it was time for Mr. Lopez to resign after new descriptions of sexual language and harassment in his office. "

Yep, totally silent. Both sides are bad, so vote Republican.
 
2012-08-31 09:32:24 AM  
Also, Al Gore tried to hook up with massage therapists so global warming is fake.
 
2012-08-31 09:33:12 AM  
Nice try subby, and by "nice" I mean "FAIL".
 
2012-08-31 09:33:35 AM  
News: Some Democrats harass women in private
Not News: Republicans harass women as part of their platform

Today on false equivalency theatre
 
2012-08-31 09:33:58 AM  
Here you go, subby. Have a crisp, delicious apple.

i568.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-31 09:34:46 AM  
Was it legitimate sexual harassment?

/They took the settlement
 
2012-08-31 09:34:54 AM  
This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.
 
2012-08-31 09:36:56 AM  
I can't believe Democrats tried to pass a law to make sexual harassment mandatory. I guess both sides are bad after all. Thanks for infromming me, Subby.
 
2012-08-31 09:37:48 AM  
What did that Jewish hippie say about eyes, beams and motes?
 
2012-08-31 09:39:31 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


REALLLY?!?!?!!? OMG?!?!?!?! THAT TWO LINE BLURB WITHOUT ANY CONTEXT OR CITATION CHANGES EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING!!!!!!

So, local scandal = party platform? Gotcha.
 
2012-08-31 09:40:31 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


In Albany? You'd be surprised...and by surprised I mean totally creeped out, mainly by the New York City delegation.
 
2012-08-31 09:41:10 AM  
So all of the Republicans pushing anti-women legislation have been criticized by their party and are being forced out of their offices, right? Because that's the only way this is comparable.
 
2012-08-31 09:45:07 AM  

burning_bridge: Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.

REALLLY?!?!?!!? OMG?!?!?!?! THAT TWO LINE BLURB WITHOUT ANY CONTEXT OR CITATION CHANGES EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING!!!!!!

So, local scandal = party platform? Gotcha.


I thought that was how this works.

But anyway, two-line blurb? I read a rather lengthy NYT story. What were you reading?
 
2012-08-31 09:45:29 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Was it legitimate sexual harassment?

/They took the settlement


If it's legitimate harassment, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
 
2012-08-31 09:46:58 AM  
Because one guy sexually harassing another person is exactly the same as congress passing laws that harass all women.
 
2012-08-31 09:48:39 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


Uh huh. Did you miss the condemnations from other Democrats, the calls to resign, and the civil settlement? Those are all examples of Democrats rejecting this man and his views.

As opposed to agreeing with him and defending him, as the Republicans did with Limbaugh's slut comments.

As opposed to legislation that mimics the intent of the statement, as Paul Ryan and Todd Akin's legislation mirrors Akin's statements.

As opposed to including attacks on women's freedom to choose directly in the RNC platform.

In short, look how stupid you are.
 
2012-08-31 09:49:35 AM  
Unless the DNC said that the victim deserved it, it's not even close to being the same thing, trollmitter.
 
2012-08-31 09:51:46 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


-7.2/10
And that's being generous.
 
2012-08-31 09:54:44 AM  
Hey, those payments were "war reparations."
 
2012-08-31 10:03:05 AM  
Hey you guys somebody did something bad to one small group vaguely similar to the bad things we want to do to the whole country so you can't criticize us anymore HEY LOOK OVER THERE
 
2012-08-31 10:04:21 AM  
The GOP's flailing on this issue has gone past pathetic. Either embrace your fundamentalism or adopt something else and apologize for the War on Women. Nobody is buying this "uh, everyone else is sexist!" garbage.
 
2012-08-31 10:04:23 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


Really? Because I have anecdotal evidence to the contrary.
 
2012-08-31 10:04:23 AM  
It's so secret it was published in the NY Times!
 
2012-08-31 10:07:35 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


QFT. The DNC's new "tit-and-ass grabbing" party platform was a real mistake.
 
2012-08-31 10:09:45 AM  

KiltedBastich: Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.

Uh huh. Did you miss the condemnations from other Democrats, the calls to resign, and the civil settlement? Those are all examples of Democrats rejecting this man and his views.

As opposed to agreeing with him and defending him, as the Republicans did with Limbaugh's slut comments.

As opposed to legislation that mimics the intent of the statement, as Paul Ryan and Todd Akin's legislation mirrors Akin's statements.

As opposed to including attacks on women's freedom to choose directly in the RNC platform.

In short, look how stupid you are.


Uh, the settlement was covered up. Nasty business, that.
Akin's comments were roundly condemned by pretty much everybody.
They also pressured him to drop out of the race.
But those don't count because ... Republicans!
 
2012-08-31 10:15:55 AM  
I know that NYT has had some circulation issues of late but I don't think printing an article in it equates to falling silent, subby. Maybe a segment on Larry O'Donnell would fit the bill but not a NYT article
 
2012-08-31 10:15:58 AM  
Bullschitt headline is bullschitt.
 
2012-08-31 10:18:50 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.



Was this statement satire meant to tweak Fark Libs for a tendency to paint all Repubs with a broad brush whenever one of them gets caught misbehaving?

If that's the case I don't quite buy the premise, but then again I am a Fark Lib and O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us, yadda yadda yadda.
 
2012-08-31 10:21:48 AM  

odinsposse: So all of the Republicans pushing anti-women legislation have been criticized by their party and are being forced out of their offices, right? Because that's the only way this is comparable.


Legislation that doesn't stand a chance in hell of passing or standing up in court...more dangerous than legislators routinely doing things to women that would get you or me shiatcanned and sued to the eyeballs, and if they were done to your daughter you'd want the guy's head on a pike with his balls cut off and jammed down his throat.

No, it's not an isolated incident. Silver has arranged these slimy payoffs before.

In 2003, Mr. Boxley was hauled out of the Capitol in handcuffs and charged with raping another woman, who has never been publicly identified and is referred to in court filings as Jane Doe. Mr. Boxley ultimately resigned his post and pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct under a deal that allowed him to avoid going to jail.

In 2006, Mr. Silver and the Assembly leadership agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Jane Doe accusing Mr. Silver of failing to properly investigate the Crothers case and of tolerating a culture of sexual harassment in the Assembly.


The legislators actually used to hold intern cattle calls up in Albany.

The practice continues today, but not as openly. The only reason it's a big deal at all is that the Lopez story broke during the same week as two other Democratic legislators found themselves under ethical investigations and/or up on charges.
 
2012-08-31 10:22:10 AM  
Subby should take another look at the Democratic convention schedule.
 
2012-08-31 10:23:14 AM  

Cletus C.: KiltedBastich: Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.

Uh huh. Did you miss the condemnations from other Democrats, the calls to resign, and the civil settlement? Those are all examples of Democrats rejecting this man and his views.

As opposed to agreeing with him and defending him, as the Republicans did with Limbaugh's slut comments.

As opposed to legislation that mimics the intent of the statement, as Paul Ryan and Todd Akin's legislation mirrors Akin's statements.

As opposed to including attacks on women's freedom to choose directly in the RNC platform.

In short, look how stupid you are.

Uh, the settlement was covered up. Nasty business, that.
Akin's comments were roundly condemned by pretty much everybody.
They also pressured him to drop out of the race.
But those don't count because ... Republicans!


Akin was denounced for his comments. His view of abortion was cemented in the party platform. The role of women as homemakers was applauded when Romney and Santorum commented.

One idiot does not a party make. On either side. But a party platform? That's different.
 
2012-08-31 10:23:15 AM  

phaseolus: Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


Was this statement satire meant to tweak Fark Libs for a tendency to paint all Repubs with a broad brush whenever one of them gets caught misbehaving?

If that's the case I don't quite buy the premise, but then again I am a Fark Lib and O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us, yadda yadda yadda.


Yes.
 
2012-08-31 10:25:02 AM  
Not to say that this is right, but...

How much of this is written into the law of the land again?
 
2012-08-31 10:26:30 AM  

Deneb81: Cletus C.: KiltedBastich: Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.

Uh huh. Did you miss the condemnations from other Democrats, the calls to resign, and the civil settlement? Those are all examples of Democrats rejecting this man and his views.

As opposed to agreeing with him and defending him, as the Republicans did with Limbaugh's slut comments.

As opposed to legislation that mimics the intent of the statement, as Paul Ryan and Todd Akin's legislation mirrors Akin's statements.

As opposed to including attacks on women's freedom to choose directly in the RNC platform.

In short, look how stupid you are.

Uh, the settlement was covered up. Nasty business, that.
Akin's comments were roundly condemned by pretty much everybody.
They also pressured him to drop out of the race.
But those don't count because ... Republicans!

Akin was denounced for his comments. His view of abortion was cemented in the party platform. The role of women as homemakers was applauded when Romney and Santorum commented.

One idiot does not a party make. On either side. But a party platform? That's different.


Yes, criticize Republicans for their backassed party platform on abortion, gays, guns and more.

But their party platform did not say women have built in sperm slayers poised to go to battle when there is a "legitimate" rape. That's what Akin said, though with different words.
 
2012-08-31 10:30:46 AM  

Deneb81: But a party platform? That's different.


Bullshiat. The party platform is a wish list, a "what would we do if we lived on our own happy little island with nobody from any other party around". For instance, the 2004 Democratic platform called for withdrawal from Iraq by 2006. That didn't have a chance in hell of happening even if Kerry won.

The anti-abortion plank has been in the GOP platform in one form or another for over 30 years and hasn't resulted in squat.
 
2012-08-31 10:31:28 AM  
Legislation that doesn't stand a chance in hell of passing or standing up in court....b>

If enough of these d#$?wipes get elected, it will eventually pass. And SCOTUS will support it when they have the chance to appoint enough members.

Besides which, it doesn't matter. What matters is that this is what these people believe. This is what they want to do. And I will never support anyone or anything that has even the most remote chance of giving them any kind of power over my life. Period.
 
2012-08-31 10:32:24 AM  

Gulper Eel: Legislation that doesn't stand a chance in hell of passing or standing up in court...more dangerous than legislators routinely doing things to women that would get you or me shiatcanned and sued to the eyeballs, and if they were done to your daughter you'd want the guy's head on a pike with his balls cut off and jammed down his throat.


Interesting.

Do you feel the same way about legislation Democrats have proposed? Climate legislation, tax increases for rich people (letting only the top two Bush-era rates expire), a financial transaction tax, a national ban on HFCS or trans-fats, pot legalization at the federal level, repeal of DOMA/federal recognition of marriage equality, actual single-payer health insurance for everyone...

I'm not asking whether you personally agree with these things. I'm asking if you're similarly willing to dismiss some legislatively crazy ideas the Democrats have come up with as "not likely to pass/stand up in court", or whether you start with the hammers.
 
2012-08-31 10:35:16 AM  
I called a woman a twat the other day so I am pretty sure this means it is Democrats that are the ball lickers
 
2012-08-31 10:35:58 AM  
Just gonna leave this here:

i47.tinypic.com

Government certainly seems to be crawling up people's vaginas recently.
 
2012-08-31 10:37:40 AM  
I have Cletus C highlighted in wonderful derptastic red, which reminds me to lend about the same amount of weight to his statements that I would to Keith Richards telling kids they shouldn't do drugs.
 
2012-08-31 10:37:41 AM  

urbangirl: Legislation that doesn't stand a chance in hell of passing or standing up in court....b>

If enough of these d#$?wipes get elected, it will eventually pass. And SCOTUS will support it when they have the chance to appoint enough members.

Besides which, it doesn't matter. What matters is that this is what these people believe. This is what they want to do. And I will never support anyone or anything that has even the most remote chance of giving them any kind of power over my life. Period.


You sound slutty.

Now, allow me to explain. I do not know or care if you are actually slutty. That was a joke in reference to a talk radio blowjoe's comment about a young woman's testimony before Congress regarding birth control.

It was in no way intended as a personal comment.
 
2012-08-31 10:39:02 AM  

St_Francis_P: Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.

QFT. The DNC's new "tit-and-ass grabbing" party platform was a real mistake.


You'll be receiving my bill for a new monitor.
 
2012-08-31 10:39:05 AM  

Gulper Eel: Legislation that doesn't stand a chance in hell of passing or standing up in court...

You mean besides the 100+ pieces of legislation that have already passed?

more dangerous than legislators routinely doing things to women that would get you or me shiatcanned and sued to the eyeballs, and if they were done to your daughter you'd want the guy's head on a pike with his balls cut off and jammed down his throat.


Yes, I recognize that conservatives mostly operate on emotional appeals but this has nothing to do with my point. I nor the Democratic party is defending him. He's being attacked and pressured to leave. Ditto for the rest of your post since we already know this guy is a scumbag.

Again, this guy did something slimy and is happily being punished for it. It is in no way a counterpoint or excuse for the War on Women unless all of those legislators and pundits are similarly going to be punished.
 
2012-08-31 10:39:59 AM  

zarberg: I have Cletus C highlighted in wonderful derptastic red, which reminds me to lend about the same amount of weight to his statements that I would to Keith Richards telling kids they shouldn't do drugs.


If only you could walk through life with cool glasses that made everyone who might disagree with you appear in the same shade of red. Life would be so perfect.
 
2012-08-31 10:40:31 AM  

zarberg: I have Cletus C highlighted in wonderful derptastic red, which reminds me to lend about the same amount of weight to his statements that I would to Keith Richards telling kids they shouldn't do drugs.


I always thought of tu quoque as more of a seafoam hue :)
 
2012-08-31 10:46:26 AM  

Cletus C.: This is not an isolated incident. This is how all Democrats act.


Bullcrap, I've been trying to get what_now to harrass me for years and it hasn't worked.
 
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