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#303960 - 11/16/17 08:27 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Ken Condon]
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Bad Monkey! Clearly way too old for "tutoring" to be effective! Maybe we will have to resort to shocking the monkey!

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#303962 - 11/16/17 08:59 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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#303963 - 11/16/17 09:00 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Welp, celebs are calling for Al Franken's resignation - even Kathy Griffin all all people! rolleyes
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#303967 - 11/16/17 11:47 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: pdx rick]
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I hope the guy who took the picture shows up to say Franken didn't actually touch her ... not even through the flak jacket. He was a comedian and I think it was joke. And I think the tongue thing was a joke, too; he wasn't trying to seduce her. But I understand how it could gross her out.

Dang.
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#303968 - 11/17/17 12:15 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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It was in front of lots of other people, too. In particular the stage kiss was in front of a whole USO audience, so I doubt she felt threatened. It's not like she was 14 and in some shack in her underwear, with threats. There is a huge difference between fearing rape and thinking somebody is obnoxious.

And I think you have to remember that Al was a a comedy writer and on a USO tour, which is essential a mix of burlesque comics and busty pinup girls. I bet he didn't even touch her breasts in that photo because she did not wake up. He obviously posed for that photo as a joke.

Unfortunately, not every joke works. Anybody who works as a comedy writer is going to have more than one failed joke. For which they should apologize, if anybody felt upset.

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#303969 - 11/17/17 12:16 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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She already accepted his apology, and I'm not even going to worry about what the Right thinks of him because they're not going to vote for him anyway.
It's important what liberals think, and if they think he's unworthy, then they've caved to the Right wing propaganda smear that attempts to equate Franken's one-time misstep with a lifetime of serial assaults.
That makes liberals look awfully stupid, especially since the Right still elects serial assaulters anyway. They have zero moral high ground to stand on WRT Franken, ZERO.
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#303972 - 11/17/17 12:27 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
It was in front of lots of other people, too.

Exactly. There was an idiot CONservTARD on another side who kept posting a video of Joe Biden holding on to the teenage girl's shoulder while he was talking and the idiot CONservTARD kept writing that Joe Biden was "molesting" the girl.

I wrote: You can't molest someone if its in public and it's being recorded - molesting someone is a private thing where the guy exerts his power.

Then the CONservTARD kept labeling me a pedophile.

(Gawd I can't stand CONservTARDs. mad )

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#303974 - 11/17/17 01:06 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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You know, Rick. On most public forums you can get somebody banned for life it they make such a libelous personal attack.

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#303978 - 11/17/17 02:52 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I was thinking, if Franken had just grabbed her by the pvssy, he could have been our next President!

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#303979 - 11/17/17 03:32 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I was thinking, if Franken had just grabbed her by the pvssy, he could have been our next President!

The Populists would be all over that idea!! smile
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