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2018-02-09 08:42:46 AM  
Hypocrites.
 
2018-02-09 10:01:55 AM  
We regret to inform you that the milkshake duck is a sexual predator.
 
2018-02-09 01:08:00 PM  
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#MeToo
 
2018-02-09 01:23:19 PM  
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2018-02-09 02:47:35 PM  

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She wanted to bake his noodle.
 
2018-02-09 02:52:16 PM  
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2018-02-09 02:52:49 PM  
In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness.
 
2018-02-09 02:54:56 PM  

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"Testicles need love like everything does."
 
2018-02-09 02:55:27 PM  
Men can't be sexually harassed because we all know that they really enjoyed it and wanted it to happen.

/poundmetoo
 
2018-02-09 02:55:52 PM  
Fake news. Men can't be sexually harassed.
 
2018-02-09 02:56:30 PM  
Mess with the bull.....
 
2018-02-09 02:57:15 PM  
Women cannot commit sexual assault on a man.  Men always want sex and they want to be groped.  It's a scientific fact!
 
2018-02-09 02:57:43 PM  
Saying you have no recollection of something is much different than saying that it didn't happen.  This seems like something you'd remember doing if you did it.  I have a feeling she got a little gropey and is now pulling an Oliver North.
 
2018-02-09 02:57:49 PM  
cornered him after the annual Assembly softball game in 2014 while he was cleaning up the dugout. He said Garcia, who appeared to be drunk, stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and tried to grab his crotch before he was able to leave.

I dunno man, this one seems made up.

Garcia acknowledged in a statement sent to reporters that she was at the event but had "zero recollection" of engaging in any unacceptable behavior.

Uh oh. Can I revise my original answer?
 
2018-02-09 02:58:36 PM  
Well, this should be interesting.

/2 accusers.
//Just waiting and seeing
 
2018-02-09 02:58:55 PM  

OkieDookie: In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness.


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2018-02-09 03:00:45 PM  
Donnie 2 Scoops fondled my softballs. Can he be kicked off the team now?
 
2018-02-09 03:01:45 PM  

Starkaryen: Fake news. Men can't be sexually harassed.


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2018-02-09 03:02:31 PM  
I see the Inquisition is reaching its final stages.
 
2018-02-09 03:06:20 PM  

AngryDragon: I see the Inquisition is reaching its final stages.


"No one expects the ball fondling inquisition!"
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2018-02-09 03:06:30 PM  
stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and tried to grab his crotch before he was able to leave.

Maybe he shouldn't have been wearing tight-fitting pants.  He was basically asking for it.
 
2018-02-09 03:07:10 PM  
*checks flowchart*

They were asking for it.
 
2018-02-09 03:09:48 PM  

mrparks: *checks flowchart*

They were asking for it.


*checks flowchart*

Resigns in disgrace is in her future, especially given this statement she made about another representative:

"I refuse to work with (Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra) and anyone who takes part in harassment or assault,"
 
2018-02-09 03:11:07 PM  
How about we hit the "reset" button where we forget anything you did before 2/9/18 that didn't rise to criminality, and just say "people screw up, this was tolerated behavior in the past, we learned from the past, and going forward we'll be aware of our behavior as a community"
 
2018-02-09 03:12:55 PM  
And this is why our response to these allegations needs to be much more nuanced than it is currently. People will only become bitter if we make them quit their jobs and vilify them in the public eye for what may or may not be a crime.

If you are not interested then the correct response to any of this is, 'Cut that shiat out right now, I don't want it and I am not interested," If you are interested, then go for it, and STFU about the outcome, it's not really anybody else's business at that point.
 
2018-02-09 03:13:00 PM  

Thingster: How about we hit the "reset" button where we forget anything you did before 2/9/18 that didn't rise to criminality, and just say "people screw up, this was tolerated behavior in the past, we learned from the past, and going forward we'll be aware of our behavior as a community"


Think of all the filler TV time lost and ad revenue and the media's ability to continue destroying lives with little or no proof.
 
2018-02-09 03:13:54 PM  

AngryDragon: I see the Inquisition is reaching its final stages.


Ain't even half-time baby.
 
2018-02-09 03:16:31 PM  

OkieDookie: In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness.


Demolitionman style headsets.  Then some frozen caveman will return and show women the joys of fluid exchange.
 
2018-02-09 03:18:29 PM  

Thingster: How about we hit the "reset" button where we forget anything you did before 2/9/18 that didn't rise to criminality, and just say "people screw up, this was tolerated behavior in the past, we learned from the past, and going forward we'll be aware of our behavior as a community"


Can we push it to 2/10/18 ? I gotta squeeze some last-minute harassment in ...... squeeze..
 
2018-02-09 03:18:51 PM  

idrow: Saying you have no recollection of something is much different than saying that it didn't happen.  This seems like something you'd remember doing if you did it.  I have a feeling she got a little gropey and is now pulling an Oliver North.


What if she got a loony toons style frying pan hit to the head?  If so, we know that a second frying pan, or safe or anvil to the noggin will cure her amnesia.
 
2018-02-09 03:19:44 PM  

draypresct: Starkaryen: Fake news. Men can't be sexually harassed.

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Barmen stop wearing kilts because 'women kept grabbing their penises'
 
2018-02-09 03:20:06 PM  

inglixthemad: mrparks: *checks flowchart*

They were asking for it.

*checks flowchart*

Resigns in disgrace is in her future, especially given this statement she made about another representative:

"I refuse to work with (Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra) and anyone who takes part in harassment or assault,"


Want to make a bet? And how much?

My ex who works for a Fortune 50 company got caught by corporate security nailing a subordinate in the parking deck.  On camera.  One year later she was promoted to an executive.

See this chart for likely consequences of sexual misconduct in any workplace.

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Not the same rules my friend.
 
2018-02-09 03:21:36 PM  
Since we all know drunk women can't consent. The men should be arrested for attempted rape.
 
2018-02-09 03:25:56 PM  

zeppo_shemp: draypresct: Starkaryen: Fake news. Men can't be sexually harassed.

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Barmen stop wearing kilts because 'women kept grabbing their penises'


Yes, anyone who doesn't know some women can get overly touchy when they've been drinking hasn't been around women when they've been drinking.
 
2018-02-09 03:28:42 PM  

AngryDragon: I see the Inquisition is reaching its final stages.


Oh no, it's just beginning. If you think this is going to be the only/last poundmetoo (stealing that) bigshot getting caught. Fark is very fond of pointing out that Republicans who protest a little too much are often guilty of the very thing they're protesting. This is in no way a Republican only trait.

I for one am going to sit here with a beer and some popcorn and watch the carnage. The fallout will be delicious on both sides.
 
2018-02-09 03:28:52 PM  
Call to Al Franken!
 
2018-02-09 03:32:19 PM  

AngryDragon: inglixthemad: mrparks: *checks flowchart*

They were asking for it.

*checks flowchart*

Resigns in disgrace is in her future, especially given this statement she made about another representative:

"I refuse to work with (Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra) and anyone who takes part in harassment or assault,"

Want to make a bet? And how much?

My ex who works for a Fortune 50 company got caught by corporate security nailing a subordinate in the parking deck.  On camera.  One year later she was promoted to an executive.

See this chart for likely consequences of sexual misconduct in any workplace.

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Not the same rules my friend.


So....which of those squares was it?  Don't keep us in suspense.
 
2018-02-09 03:32:55 PM  
About 25 years ago I tagged Kelly Ripa...with a first baseman's mitt in a benefit softball game. How long was an acceptable amount of time for me to hold the tag to be sure the ump got the call right?
 
2018-02-09 03:33:29 PM  
"In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness."

And taxed. Don't forget the tax. If it's California, it must come with a warning that it might cause cancer.
 
2018-02-09 03:35:13 PM  

AngryDragon: inglixthemad: mrparks: *checks flowchart*

They were asking for it.

*checks flowchart*

Resigns in disgrace is in her future, especially given this statement she made about another representative:

"I refuse to work with (Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra) and anyone who takes part in harassment or assault,"

Want to make a bet? And how much?

My ex who works for a Fortune 50 company got caught by corporate security nailing a subordinate in the parking deck.  On camera.  One year later she was promoted to an executive.

See this chart for likely consequences of sexual misconduct in any workplace.

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Not the same rules my friend.


uck that, string her up just like all of the previously accused

I agree with you in general but I think this may actually bring about some much needed change on that front. The lines between man/woman are effectively blurred and she was absolutely in a position of power. While a private company is one thing she's in the public eye and if she is not brought down the movement is seen as hypocritical. Further more Trumps' "grab them by the pussy" statement looses any impact if "grabbing him by the balls" is ok.

They let everyone aboard, now the loonies are driving. This thing is going to be a train wreck.
 
2018-02-09 03:37:00 PM  
Wasn't it actually two men now who have accused her of this?
 
2018-02-09 03:41:39 PM  
Don't forget to cup the balls
 
2018-02-09 03:43:46 PM  
I once had a female classmate squeeze my ass during a Chemistry lab.   I enjoyed it.
 
2018-02-09 03:48:41 PM  
#MeTooPlease
 
2018-02-09 03:50:22 PM  
Garcia acknowledged in a statement sent to reporters that she was at the event but had "zero recollection" of engaging in any unacceptable behavior.

Yeah, that's what they all say.
 
2018-02-09 03:59:29 PM  

FitzShivering: Wasn't it actually two men now who have accused her of this?


The article talks about both accusations.  Both seem similar, in that she allegedly attempted to grab two men's crotches and that she appeared drunk both times.  It's quite possible she doesn't remember doing such because alcohol-also, logically, if you had done such things in the past, it would be a smart idea not to be the poster child pushing the issue from the other side.
 
2018-02-09 04:00:07 PM  
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2018-02-09 04:04:03 PM  

Geotpf: FitzShivering: Wasn't it actually two men now who have accused her of this?

The article talks about both accusations.  Both seem similar, in that she allegedly attempted to grab two men's crotches and that she appeared drunk both times.  It's quite possible she doesn't remember doing such because alcohol-also, logically, if you had done such things in the past, it would be a smart idea not to be the poster child pushing the issue from the other side.


I think she also explicitly stated that alcoholic intoxication is not an excuse. Probably not a bright political future for her now.
 
2018-02-09 04:08:31 PM  
He was cleaning the dugout. She wanted her dugout cleaned.
 
2018-02-09 04:27:02 PM  
It's a sad day for humanity when people are afraid to express their attraction. Maybe that's the plan. Population control through propaganda.

Didn't anybody tell those young men the rule: You never pass up a chance at sex... You never know which time will be the best you ever had.
 
2018-02-09 04:38:02 PM  

stirfrybry: It's a sad day for humanity when people are afraid to express their attraction. Maybe that's the plan. Population control through propaganda.

Didn't anybody tell those young men the rule: You never pass up a chance at sex... You never know which time will be the best you ever had.


I feel sorry for the sheep in your neighborhood.
 
2018-02-09 05:01:32 PM  
 
2018-02-09 05:06:01 PM  

mcdanboy: "In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness."

And taxed. Don't forget the tax. If it's California, it must come with a warning that it might cause cancer.


#poundmetooHard ?
 
2018-02-09 05:10:51 PM  

mcdanboy: "In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness."

And taxed. Don't forget the tax. If it's California, it must come with a warning that it might cause cancer.


Yep, every hooha and wing wang will need to be tattooed with the warning label.
 
2018-02-09 05:11:07 PM  

draypresct: stirfrybry: It's a sad day for humanity when people are afraid to express their attraction. Maybe that's the plan. Population control through propaganda.

Didn't anybody tell those young men the rule: You never pass up a chance at sex... You never know which time will be the best you ever had.

I feel sorry for the sheep in your neighborhood.


Baa!
 
2018-02-09 05:12:04 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: mcdanboy: "In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness."

And taxed. Don't forget the tax. If it's California, it must come with a warning that it might cause cancer.

Yep, every hooha and wing wang will need to be tattooed with the warning label.


On the latter... "Objects are closer than they appear"?
 
2018-02-09 05:21:09 PM  

stirfrybry: It's a sad day for humanity when people are afraid to express their attraction. Maybe that's the plan. Population control through propaganda.

Didn't anybody tell those young men the rule: You never pass up a chance at sex... You never know which time will be the best you ever had.


I'm sick of all these pathetic metoos as much as anybody, but let's acknowledge just up and grabbing someone's balls/pussy is not the way to express attraction.  Ya need to get to first base first, yo.
As far as never passing up sex, sticking your dick in crazy is never actually a good idea.
 
2018-02-09 05:29:33 PM  

Gulper Eel: About 25 years ago I tagged Kelly Ripa...with a first baseman's mitt in a benefit softball game. How long was an acceptable amount of time for me to hold the tag to be sure the ump got the call right?


Uh...you can let go now.
 
2018-02-09 05:30:42 PM  

Shazam999: I once had a female classmate squeeze my ass during a Chemistry lab.   I enjoyed it.


So...she got a reaction?
 
2018-02-09 05:43:09 PM  
If she was drunk, I wonder how she'd be using the events of that day had the guy gone for it.
 
2018-02-09 05:55:21 PM  
 
2018-02-09 06:07:17 PM  

Prof. Frink: Shazam999: I once had a female classmate squeeze my ass during a Chemistry lab.   I enjoyed it.

So...she got a reaction?


No, unfortunately.  I was young, stupid and extremely poor so I didn't do anything about it.
 
2018-02-09 06:08:10 PM  

Snarfangel: draypresct: stirfrybry: It's a sad day for humanity when people are afraid to express their attraction. Maybe that's the plan. Population control through propaganda.

Didn't anybody tell those young men the rule: You never pass up a chance at sex... You never know which time will be the best you ever had.

I feel sorry for the sheep in your neighborhood.

Baa!


Flossy?!?

/ obscure?
 
2018-02-09 06:13:11 PM  
So now the pendulum swings the other way!

///and so do the testicles

//she was only giving him a test tickle
 
2018-02-09 06:25:04 PM  
Wait. A woman accused of sexual harassment by 2 men?

OH NOES!! KILL ALL THE THINGS!!1!
 
2018-02-09 06:34:20 PM  

four95: Wait. A woman accused of sexual harassment by 2 men?

OH NOES!! KILL ALL THE THINGS!!1!


OH get off it! Like it's completely unheard of for prominent women to grope men publicly.

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I believe the look on his face says it all.
 
2018-02-09 06:34:34 PM  
Geotpf
It's quite possible she doesn't remember doing such because alcohol-also, logically, if you had done such things in the past, it would be a smart idea not to be the poster child pushing the issue from the other side.


Eh, seems to be quite common.
I guess there are lots of people with a skeleton in the coset who suffer a feeling of guilt and self-loathing or simply try to hide something and deflect suspicion by being vocally opposed to whatever-it-is; and then they overshoot the mark and end up in zealot territory.
 
2018-02-09 06:35:46 PM  

The Voice of Doom: Geotpf
It's quite possible she doesn't remember doing such because alcohol-also, logically, if you had done such things in the past, it would be a smart idea not to be the poster child pushing the issue from the other side.

Eh, seems to be quite common.
I guess there are lots of people with a skeleton in the corset who suffer a feeling of guilt and self-loathing


Fixed for my amusement.
 
2018-02-09 06:35:54 PM  

Cubs300: AngryDragon: inglixthemad: mrparks: *checks flowchart*

They were asking for it.

*checks flowchart*

Resigns in disgrace is in her future, especially given this statement she made about another representative:

"I refuse to work with (Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra) and anyone who takes part in harassment or assault,"

Want to make a bet? And how much?

My ex who works for a Fortune 50 company got caught by corporate security nailing a subordinate in the parking deck.  On camera.  One year later she was promoted to an executive.

See this chart for likely consequences of sexual misconduct in any workplace.

[img.fark.net image 476x500]
Not the same rules my friend.

So....which of those squares was it?  Don't keep us in suspense.


Oh, please be lower right corner, please be lower right corner....
 
2018-02-09 06:51:08 PM  

biggamehickman: Men can't be sexually harassed because we all know that they really enjoyed it and wanted it to happen.

/poundmetoo


How about I grab your junk at the next fark party?

\I'm a guy
 
2018-02-09 08:05:06 PM  

idrow: Saying you have no recollection of something is much different than saying that it didn't happen.  This seems like something you'd remember doing if you did it.  I have a feeling she got a little gropey and is now pulling an Oliver North.


Wouldn't that make her a hero to Fox News?  Oh wait, she didn't sell arms to Iran.
 
2018-02-09 09:02:23 PM  
This story gives me a warm, smug feeling. Like when the biatch in charge of MADD got a DUI.

/was it twice?
 
2018-02-09 09:06:53 PM  
Sexual Harassment, Its not just a guy thing anymore.
 
2018-02-09 09:41:53 PM  

stuffy: Sexual Harassment, Its not just a guy thing anymore.


Maybe she identifies as a man?
 
2018-02-09 09:51:26 PM  

Starkaryen: Fake news. Men can't be sexually harassed.


Agrees:
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2018-02-09 10:01:42 PM  

Thingster: How about we hit the "reset" button where we forget anything you did before 2/9/18 that didn't rise to criminality, and just say "people screw up, this was tolerated behavior in the past, we learned from the past, and going forward we'll be aware of our behavior as a community"


"'The point of an apology is to repair the broken trust, not to fix the mistake,' Christine Carter, a sociologist at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, told Salon.

'It can also be an act of self-compassion. You may not ever get forgiveness from the person you're asking for forgiveness from, but you can forgive yourself only once you have done everything you can do learn from it.'"

A huge part of why our justice system is screwed up is we're more interested in punishment than reparation.
 
2018-02-09 10:16:21 PM  

stuffy: Sexual Harassment, Its not just a guy thing anymore.


Equality at last!
 
2018-02-09 10:25:56 PM  

OkieDookie: In the future, all sex will be contractual and monitored by representatives of all of the involved parties.  It's the only way to stop the madness.


I don't think you have been paying an iota of attention to any of the lectures people have been giving you about consent.

Contracts are the diametric opposite of the proper concept of consent, because if you change your mind at any time about sex, and you aren't allowed to stop, that is rape. So contracts are impossible. It's a typical stupid and male way to think about things.
 
2018-02-09 10:33:34 PM  
 
2018-02-09 10:38:55 PM  

Prof. Frink: Gulper Eel: About 25 years ago I tagged Kelly Ripa...with a first baseman's mitt in a benefit softball game. How long was an acceptable amount of time for me to hold the tag to be sure the ump got the call right?

Uh...you can let go now.


Yeah, probably.

She was damn good at breaking up the double play, too. Good times...
 
2018-02-09 10:47:12 PM  

inglixthemad: I think she also explicitly stated that alcoholic intoxication is not an excuse.


If two men had sexual contact with her when she was too drunk to know what was going on, she can't, ipso facto, have consented to it.
 
2018-02-10 12:10:56 AM  

Luse: OH get off it! Like it's completely unheard of for prominent women to grope men publicly.

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I believe the look on his face says it all.


damn it really does
Of course they can always try to pull the "we were just being cute/funny, so it doesn't count" card.
 
2018-02-10 09:26:26 AM  

koder: stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and tried to grab his crotch before he was able to leave.

Maybe he shouldn't have been wearing tight-fitting pants.  He was basically asking for it.


Men are always falsely accusing women of sexual harassment.   It's not fair that a hard working woman should lose her job just because some guy doesn't know his place and cries to HR.

The guy in the article didn't complain when he slept his way to the top.  This is clearly a money grab.

/This is my sarcastic font.
 
2018-02-10 12:04:48 PM  
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2018-02-10 01:27:15 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: Luse: OH get off it! Like it's completely unheard of for prominent women to grope men publicly.

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I believe the look on his face says it all.

damn it really does
Of course they can always try to pull the "we were just being cute/funny, so it doesn't count" card.


Because it would be cute and funny if someone did it to them or their daughters.

fark hypocrites.
 
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