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(Chicago Trib)   It's not like San Diego's mayor is man-handling any women who look like Marilyn Monroe...... wait, check that   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 76
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2013-08-02 08:14:22 PM

Lionel Mandrake: She looks more like a fat, drug-addled Anna Nicole Smith trying to look like Marilyn Monroe.


Who was the chick in Bad Boys who was the inside connection at the police department? She looks like that chick.
 
2013-08-02 08:23:09 PM
I thought Norman Fell was dead.
 
2013-08-02 08:23:22 PM

GBmanNC: You'd think his image consultant would tell him to never smile under any circumstance. Makes it look like he wants to eat my soul.


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First thing that came to mind. He's trying way too hard and it's just coming off creepy.
 
2013-08-02 08:33:55 PM
My guess is that Filner is holding on to extract as many concessions from Democrats as possible before resigning.  At 70 years old, he isn't going to have another go at politics.  He needs to cash in now while he has some leverage (i.e. embarrassing the party by staying in power).
 
2013-08-02 08:40:05 PM
I've been to San Diego about a half dozen times and EVERY time I'm there, I see a chic who looks like Marilyn Monroe struttin' around the gas lamp district near Nicky Rottens. Monroe was hot ... so are those chics.
 
2013-08-02 08:44:27 PM
Also dudes hating on this woman for her appearance, you guys are dicks.

You should go get punched in the balls tonight.
 
2013-08-02 09:01:47 PM
Every time I see a picture of Filner, all I can think of is that line from A Christmas Story when Ralphie comes downstairs and the Old Man looks at him and says, "He looks like a deranged Easter bunny...."
 
2013-08-02 09:34:57 PM

Befuddled: Why hasn't Bob Filner been arrested for assault?


Because the bar to prove in court that a crime has committed is much higher than "she said" (which is basically what it is right now).

Yes, even if there are eight other women that say a similar study.

On another note, this guy might get off (so to speak) on a technicality.  His lawyer's argument is that he didn't get the requisite sexual harassment training course.  Maybe he won't get off, but it might be enough of a burden to the City of San Diego that they don't go after him for lost money, and he can ride off into the political sunset.

As mentioned before, the media was asleep at the switch on this one.
 
2013-08-02 10:43:34 PM

LessO2: Befuddled: Why hasn't Bob Filner been arrested for assault?

Because the bar to prove in court that a crime has committed is much higher than "she said" (which is basically what it is right now).


A person can be convicted in court for a crime when there's only two witnesses, the defendant and the accuser, and no other evidence. It all depends on the credibility of the defendant and the accuser. Given that Filner's credibility is zero and has all but admitted to his crimes, he could be convicted.
 
2013-08-03 12:48:09 AM

Skyrmion: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I still kind of shocked that such a thing as grab-ass rehab exists. What does the course entail? Do they parade in nubile, young women in various states of dress, and the addict needs to refrain from ass-grabbery for longer and longer before they pass? Hilarious roleplay skits where Goofus and Gallant show how to and how to not creep out your subordinates?

The whole idea is just really funny to me.

I just have a feeling there are institutions out there that that will offer "rehab" for absolutely anything you care to make up on the spot, just for politicians and celebrities like this doing a public penance. The actual content is probably negligible.


I'm waiting for embezzlement rehab so I can run off with the payroll and not get jailed for it. Or cheat-on-my-taxes rehab.
 
2013-08-03 12:53:31 AM

Smoking GNU: tenpoundsofcheese: The_Gallant_Gallstone: tenpoundsofcheese: Well, that would explain why the Dems like this guy so much.

I commend your wide stance on this issue!

Thank you!  Glad you approve.
Too bad the Dems also approve of this guy.

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Last i heard, the Democratic Party in San Diego asked this guy to step down. Last week.


Yes they are the ones who came out and asked him to leave. The Dems were the one spear heading the call to have him resign.
 
2013-08-03 12:55:24 AM

Befuddled: Why hasn't Bob Filner been arrested for assault? Unwanted touching, especially what he has done, is a crime. It's not like a he-said, she-said situation that could be dismissed as one disgruntled former employee or similar but multiple women describing very similar behavior. The threat of prosecution could be used to force him to resign.


I'm wondering at the silence of Bonnie Dumanis, our D.A. She'd be the one to prosecute. I hope she's got this case before the Grand Jury right now, but I'd think something would have leaked if they were hearing victim testimony.
 
2013-08-03 01:41:12 AM

Car_Ramrod: Gilbert's husband, a Marine officer, was furious when he heard of the incident.

He dun goofed now.


Now?  One of the other women is a retired Rear Admiral.  And there was something about her boyfriend being one of the owners of the company that makes predator drones.
 
2013-08-03 01:43:40 AM
Now that I look closer at him, I'm getting a real Face of Boe vibe off him.
 
2013-08-03 01:54:18 AM

JerseyTim: This farking guy is still the mayor?


He's from the official party of women... You know, the Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Weiner-man party.  Oh course he is!
 
2013-08-03 03:32:54 AM

Captain Dan: My guess is that Filner is holding on to extract as many concessions from Democrats as possible before resigning.  At 70 years old, he isn't going to have another go at politics.  He needs to cash in now while he has some leverage (i.e. embarrassing the party by staying in power).


He could get an additional $20k in pensions if he manages to stay all four years in office.
 
2013-08-03 04:21:04 AM
I voted for the dude, but he's definitely got to go. Gotta get Nathan Fletcher in there and working.
 
2013-08-03 04:25:51 AM

Ontos: JerseyTim: This farking guy is still the mayor?

He's from the official party of women... You know, the Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Weiner-man party.  Oh course he is!


Well the alternative is the official party of men's restroom hookups.
 
2013-08-03 08:37:51 AM
She certainly does bear a striking resemblance to Marilyn MonrOHMYGODKILLITWITHFIRE!!!
 
2013-08-03 09:32:31 AM
Creepy eyed mayor has creepy smile. Creepy!
 
2013-08-03 09:38:21 AM
/threadjack

I lived in SD 20-some-odd years ago.

The Disco Stranger could often be found on the corner of College Ave and El Cajon Blvd  ( I think that's the intersection.)

Any SD residents know if he, or his protege, is still there?  I hope so.  He was great.

end threadjack/
 
2013-08-03 09:47:43 AM
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2013-08-03 02:53:23 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: LessO2: The guy is a troll, don't sweat anything he says.

I don't think LessO2 is a troll.


--then--

tenpoundsofcheese:

Grammar?
You claimed he was just having an affair.
That is not at all close to what the truth is.
Why don't you find out what the 8 woman claim he did and then report back here and explain how that is just an affair or that it is a "grammar" difference.

Now, if you were defending Sanford's affair that would actually make sense.


You're really slipping, tenpounds. You used to be cool.

LessO2: NateAsbestos: ...and I know, but I'm bored waiting for my friends to get ready for a night of drinking.

Heh.  Have fun tonight.


I did, thanks! Cheers!
 
2013-08-03 07:34:02 PM

NateAsbestos: You're really slipping, tenpounds. You used to be cool.


I've been here for a long time. He's never been cool.
 
2013-08-04 01:43:55 AM
i think people who bear a resemblance to someone famous, then cultivate that look to cash in on that person's fame, are creepy.

(not saying she deserved geting her ass grabbed)

Just saying that.  there's a local print ad for some car company and the ad, from a casual glance, you'd think, "why is Jenifer Aniston shilling for this company?" as the ad is, well, a jenifer aniston lookalike.  get your own damn look, people.
 
2013-08-04 04:28:14 AM
Friday is Filner's last full day at City Hall before entering a residential treatment center for two weeks of intensive therapy to assist him in learning to not treat women disrespectfully.

I think I've seen this one before. Is this the one where Filner's wife and Gloria Ironbox get into a sexeh cat scrap at the end?
 
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