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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: Today at 12:01:16 PM »
I admire the stones on president Spurs calling out Al franken on Twitter. I am somewhat concerned that his minder is letting him do it...

Yeah, maybe Al should have tried to “grab ‘em by the pussy”.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:57:37 PM »
Good facebook post from Al Franken on October 10 this year in response to former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson's struggles with sexual harassment.

https://www.facebook.com/senatoralfranken/posts/1517209188364958

He says of Weinstein that "while his behavior was appalling, it’s far too common".

Will he do the right thing here now that he himself has been exposed?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 16, 2017, 04:53:31 PM »
Hold on, that photo is the groping she refers to? It doesn't look like he is groping her to me.

Obviously a dirtbag forcing him to kiss her, but she should have left it at that - it seems like to strengthen her story she clutched at a straw and it does it no favours....

Come on, whether he got a handful or not through the flak jacket is irrelevant. Even if he is only simulating, she is still asleep and he is taking liberties.  And he is not a teenager or college student who doesn't know better - he is 55 years old in that photo! Would he stand for someone doing it to his daughter (assuming he has one) or his wife?

Not quite Roy Moore depth of sleaze (which isn't saying much, admittedly), but Franken, unfortunately for him (and possibly the Democrats) has questions to answer given the rubicon which has been crossed over the past couple of months.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 16, 2017, 04:07:54 PM »
Story on Al Franken out now

http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/

Dirtbag. Just imagine if it was your wife or daughter he was groping and trying to mess around with?

As I said on here last week, Moore is just the beginning when it comes to politicians.

Both sides are going to be very uncomfortable as the stories come out, even though the temptation will be, as always, to make excuses in the light of the bigger picture of political control and whataboutery.

Hopefully a watershed moment for men who think they can behave this way and women who feel they have to put up with it.

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General discussion / Re: The same-sex marriage referendum debate
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:15:57 PM »
Good for the Ozzies. Pretty emphatic endorsement too. Wonder what the breakdown by age is?

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:44:26 PM »
Apparently Brian Mullins’ son, who plays for Vincent’s, has been invited to join the Donegal panel.

Anyone know anything about him? Midfielder I think, which we could use if he’s half decent.
Was one of the stand out players in a poor quality Dublin final i think it was said he played U21 with Donegal?

Yes, apparently was on U-21 panels for both counties.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:41:05 PM »
Apparently Brian Mullins’ son, who plays for Vincent’s, has been invited to join the Donegal panel.

Anyone know anything about him? Midfielder I think, which we could use if he’s half decent.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2017
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:05:52 PM »
Storming second quarter from Kilcar after strong Slaughtneil start.

0-6 to 0-1 down after 17 minutes. 0-8 to 0-7 up at half time.

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General discussion / Re: Sexual harassment/assault allegations
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:44:01 PM »
As i said before, a lot of people being convicted by the media. It seems an accusation is enough; no evidence required.

A lot of them have admitted to what is alleged.

And the likes of Weinstein (and, arguably, Moore), how many people does it take before it is taken seriously?

The floodgates have opened, just like they did with the priests. Of course it is possible that some might be unfairly accused. But how are you going to prevent that in this day and age? I guess you can try to intimidate with threatened law suits, like Trump did (although he, strangely for such an accomplished litigant, never followed through).

Trump has faced down allegations. Bill Clinton has. It seems Roy Moore is going to try to.

With others, it appears that whatever people around them on the ground actually knew, they’d little choice but to resign or back down or whatever.

But I don’t see much in the way of legal penalties or convictions coming the way of most of these people.

Not sure what the alternative is though to the way it is currently going down. A lot of people have evidently decided they won’t be intimidated into maintaining silence any more.



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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:12:27 PM »
People attributed Chris Benoit's crimes to steroids at first but head injuries seems far more likely a cause. It doesn't do anything to exonerate Hernandez but it does help explain it and if anything makes it even more tragic.

When you see Tom Brady's wife slipping up and disclosing he had concussions that were never reported,  and him being both at the most protected position in football and totally financially secure, can you imagine what the lad with a vet minimum contract and no guaranteed money will do to avoid being reported for a head injury?

Could it NOT affect his guilt though? His diminished control of impulses, rage, decision making etc., after all, are directly related to what he did. It’s not like he got coked up and did it. He had an undiagnosed disease which unfortunately can only be detected post mortem. This stuff is going to pose difficulties for the justice system in the future, whether it’s athletes or combat veterans or whatever. “My client had X number of severe concussions. We fear he may have brain disease and cannot be proven, conclusively, beyond all doubt, to be fully responsible”.

If the case studies and research are there, how can the justice system ignore it? But if and individual can only be proven to be a sufferer post mortem...?

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General discussion / Re: Sexual harassment/assault allegations
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:01:30 PM »
According to Sean Hannity and his guest the other evening, actual real assaults are”few and far between”. This from the man and network who had wall to wall Harvey Weinstein a few weeks back (same week O’Reilly’s 30+ million settlement came out). But when control of the US Senate is in play and a GOP candidate on the dock, character assasination of victims is the most important thing to get out there.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:43:03 AM »
I see some big news breaking about Judge Roy Moore.....why am I not surprised-lol

He’s a man of god first, constitution second... apparently.

Louis CK too.

They’re dropping by the hour.

I would say Moore is only the first of the politicians (excluding Trump and Clinton and so on!)

This is quite an astounding defence of Moore by the state Auditor and fellow republican, Jim Zeigler who obviously is another religious nut job;

And finally, the piece de resistance:

“Take the Bible — Zachariah and Elizabeth, for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler says, choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

“There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/09/this-defense-of-roy-moore-is-amazingly-bad-from-start-to-finish/?tid=pm_politics_pop&utm_term=.8347ab0223b9

Yep, they’ll still vote for him. Bible has been used to justify lots of shit, especially in the US South.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:25:52 PM »
I see some big news breaking about Judge Roy Moore.....why am I not surprised-lol

He’s a man of god first, constitution second... apparently.

Louis CK too.

They’re dropping by the hour.

I would say Moore is only the first of the politicians (excluding Trump and Clinton and so on!)

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:05:39 PM »
On this day...
1 Year ago today against the odds Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the president of the United States of America.

Best president ever.

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Even better - he shut all these smug focks up including the Kenyan lad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahkMA6JPOHU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oZpTzTL9cU


hahahahahaha...oh my sides!! :)
Lincoln was a real Republican
The greatest American  president.

Teddy Roosevelt another great Republican President and American.

Both must be rolling in their graves.

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