I agree, KayL.
If this were allowed to happen, outrageous. If planned and not carried out, merely vile.
Diogenes: When governments conspire with the private sector, the rule of law goes out the window. The rule of law is supposed to protect people from this kind of activity. Not in this case (unless the plans change). Best, Don Bauder
shirleyberan: It's not a single individual in the private sector. It is an increasingly larger number of persons, who lined up at least four government agencies to concoct phony charges.
Remember: IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU. Best, Don Bauder
Arnold could have been thrown out of his house if he hurt his maids feelings - and out of the Governor's office, too. Oh, yeah, he paid her money.
But he was a movie star... and a Republican.
My point is that some of the Filner victims seem to be able to perform on demand when Gloria sez (either Gloria).
There hasn't been a more bizarre and unbelievable series of women trotted out than those we are seeing in San Diego. Not even close. I hope accuser number whatever is able to resolve her financial problems. Which she has a history of.
Everything is turned on its head: 30-something PR mavens are shrieking "condemn him" yet conspire with women who call themselves "feminazis," a term created by America's #1 misogynist, Limbaugh. Hooters, long held in contempt by feminists, and the playground of Glenn Beck and his ilk, AND with female defendants represented by Allred, is mocking a mayor with a lifetime history of fighting for womens' rights.
It is the season of the witch - the big, ugly, tea-partying, sleazy-smiling, broom-carrying witch.
Hang in there, Mayor Bob Filner. You've done nothing perverted, nothing dishonest, nothing violent, nothing sick, psychotic, or sociopathic - you just didn't know what the crazy, self-interested, manipulative, half-cooked, sun-stroked, land-hungry, dollar-driven denizens and their sycophants who think they rule, or want to rule, this town without a legitimate news organization of any kind were capable of doing.
Peggy Shannon was a perfectly happy camper until last Friday. She's no weeping, shy flower: one of her fave shows is Ru Paul's Drag Race. Unlike IreneMJ, Allred didn't vet this one and wipe the FB account of everything other than the smiley photo. Oh yeah.
T-ts & Shi-ty Bar Food (I refuse call it Hooters) won't serve Mayor Filner. It's a good thing that a chain named in honor of a derogatory term for a woman's breasts is taking a stand against sexism.
The allegations pile up, but the gaps in evidence seem more striking by the week. There is no record of any sexual harassment claim before the media frenzy. There is no claim from outside the frenzy in Washington DC where Bob Filner worked for twenty years. There are no pictures to support claims, even though the alleged events, in nearly every case, occurred in public, and in some cases under constant video surveillance. Some of the allegations, the Marilyn impersonator's for instance, occurred while posing for pictures, yet those pictures, presumably taken down from office walls, aren't shown as proof of guilt. Just one picture, one recording, one document. We're waiting.
Taking an adversarial role against the Mayor is a conflict of interest in my opinion. A recall campaign should be started at once.
Dweebat, your tune grows wearisome.
dwbat: As I recall, you said your name is David W. Batterson. I hope you continue to contribute. You help keep the dialogue going in an articulate way. I don't know whether the Reader has a rule against staffers posting under a pseudonym. Some in the blogging business say such a person can be called a "sock puppet." Best, Don Bauder
Evil men prosper when good men do nothing. That applies equally to Democrats and Republicans. Blogging raises consciousness and helps people organize and educate themselves, but it it time to take action.
Filner was a Freedom Rider. People got their heads busted. My people live in Montgomery and took part. There was separate but equal. I was there. Separate drinking fountains and restrooms when I was. a kid. Lately, they sent Governor Don Siegleman to prison for right years - Rove, et al. Still go to Dexter Square where MLK, Jr. preached and Rosa Parks took her ride in the front of the bus.
What did Goldsmith do? Cannot compare the two men. Filner would never repeat alleged behavior.
Someone needs to sneak up behind Goldsmith and grab that dead critter on his head. Once he is exposed for being a vanity consumed, short, bald man, he will be laughed out and ridiculed for the insecure little pawn his really is.
mr filner said he is innocent of the sexual haprrassment allegation and thus has the righto defend himself in a court of law
Added to all his other qualities, the Bat is rude.
@Randy think about the precendent you are setting in saying thay "due process" is negated by the sheer volume of accusers....Now how could that be abused to oust good leaders in the future? That is an ABSURD notion and the fact that you are a jornalist" is even more absurd. You and VOSD are contemptible and should be held accountable for this public lynching. We are not going ANYWHERE.
Unethical behavior backed by loopholes in the law? Republicans exploiting these loopholes and spinning half truths, with the media's pavlovian reaction and response? Go figure. As Samuel L. Jackson said, "Wake the F%*& Up!" Really people.
How sweet it is.
So all the women in Filner's office will be fired. An important breakthrough in woman's rights. One complainer gets the whole office fired. At first, these were the people I wanted to hear from, these were the people, according to Gloria Allred, that Filner treated like meat. Irene McCormack gets transferred. Filner loyalists get fired. They will tell their stories now. I suspect McCormack and the Glorias might not be heroes in their versions.
Elizabeth Lain 4:30 p.m., May 6
Ed Bedford 4 p.m., May 6
Ken Leighton 3:30 p.m., May 6
Matt Potter 3 p.m., May 6
Dave Good 2:30 p.m., May 6
Danielle Berg 2 p.m., May 6
Dave Good 1:30 p.m., May 6
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