Cain and sexual harassment

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Regardless of whether you think the charges are true or false, there is only one possible reason why they come out after this much time. A lawsuit to flush out such information is a waste of the court's time.

You're right - they have more important issues to consider - some involve spending of tax dollars.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20111011/7367/transgender-federal-prison-state-prison-inmates-regulation-surgery.htm [Broken]

"Recent revisions in the federal prison health system could signal big changes for a handful of transgender inmates suing states prison facilities for gender reassignment surgery.
In late September, The U.S. Bureau of Prisons, which regulates federal prison facilities, released revised rules allowing transgender inmates diagnosed with gender identity disorder who did not begin treatment before entering into federal custody will now be eligible for hormone therapy, specialized mental health counseling and possibly gender reassignment surgery while imprisoned."
 
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Person that says All rise: All rise.
Judge: You may be seated. Call your first witness.
Lawyer: I call Karen Kraushaar or however you say it.
Person that tells witnesses to take the stand: Karen Kraushaar please take the stand. Do you swear?
Kraushaar: S*** yeah.
Lawyer: How did you come out of the closet?
Kraushaar: By making an announcement.
Lawyer: Why did you come out of the closet after this much time?
Kraushaar: Because Cain didn't run for President until recently.
Lawyer: I have no further questions.
Judge: Let's adjourn for second breakfast.
Lawyer: But your honor, recent revisions in the federal prison health system could signal big changes for a handful of transgender inmates suing states prison facilities for gender reassignment surgery.
Judge: I should have gone to med school.
 
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I haven't seen, heard or read any reports indicating "warm and happy feelings from the press that he's getting now"?

God I love the English language (not). This is a perfect example of how the same sentence can mean two totally different things to two different people. I interpreted this as turbo not getting any warm and happy feelings from the press coverage (i.e., the coverage Cain is getting is making turbo disgusted with Cain), but I can easily see how it could be interpreted as the warm and happy feelings the press (i.e., the institution of the press) is giving Cain.
 
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Next, he needs to bring strategically placed suits against his accusers designed to flush out information regarding how and why they've come out of the closet after this much time.

It should be obvious why the ones that received a settlement took so long to "come out of the closet". "Staying in the closet" would usually be part of the settlement. Especially if the reason for the settlement was that the NRA would lose simply by having a hearing, win or lose. You don't settle for an entirely bogus claim. You settle because the story would be embarrassing regardless of its legality (or illegality, except in the latter, the accusers would probably be less willing to settle).

For the others? Who knows? It's not unheard of to be unwilling to be first victim to break the story. How is it that Penn State asst coach Jerry Sandusky's actions came to light because of what another coach knew and who he told and who they told? How come none of the victims raised complaints? (The really shocking part of that story was Sandusky was already being quietly investigated before McCreary witnessed the sexual abuse. McCreary's story would have been very valuable information for the authorities at that time.)
 
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It should be obvious why the ones that received a settlement took so long to "come out of the closet". "Staying in the closet" would usually be part of the settlement. Especially if the reason for the settlement was that the NRA would lose simply by having a hearing, win or lose. You don't settle for an entirely bogus claim. You settle because the story would be embarrassing regardless of its legality (or illegality, except in the latter, the accusers would probably be less willing to settle).

For the others? Who knows? It's not unheard of to be unwilling to be first victim to break the story. How is it that Penn State asst coach Jerry Sandusky's actions came to light because of what another coach knew and who he told and who they told? How come none of the victims raised complaints? (The really shocking part of that story was Sandusky was already being quietly investigated before McCreary witnessed the sexual abuse. McCreary's story would have been very valuable information for the authorities at that time.)

Apples and oranges - Cain isn't being accused of anything beyond jestures, comments, and inappropriate external touching of an adult woman in a car (in public) and after drinks and a dinner date.
 
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Regardless of whether you think the charges are true or false, there is only one possible reason why they come out after this much time. A lawsuit to flush out such information is a waste of the court's time.
True. Anita Hill broke her silence after Thomas was nominated to the highest court in the land. If Cain harassed these women, they have every motivation to keep him out of the Oval Office. Why go public now and lay themselves open for attacks if they are insincere regarding the harassment charges? It will not benefit them personally, and could jeopardize their jobs, relationships, etc. It doesn't help that Cain is essentially calling all of them liars with no factual support. When a politician says something like "this has all been put behind us", you can bet that like the Great Oz, he doesn't want anybody looking behind the curtain.
 
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True. Anita Hill broke her silence after Thomas was nominated to the highest court in the land. If Cain harassed these women, they have every motivation to keep him out of the Oval Office. Why go public now and lay themselves open for attacks if they are insincere regarding the harassment charges? It will not benefit them personally, and could jeopardize their jobs, relationships, etc. It doesn't help that Cain is essentially calling all of them liars with no factual support. When a politician says something like "this has all been put behind us", you can bet that like the Great Oz, he doesn't want anybody looking behind the curtain.

I'll be the pessimist - they might just hope to make some money. We still don't know why Atty Gloria's client went to see Cain the weekend of October 1 at the TEACon event - or what she wanted?

As for Anita Hill:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385476272/?tag=pfamazon01-20

"After her astonishing testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to be a private citizen and became a public figure at the white-hot center of an intense national debate on how men and women relate to each other in the workplace. That debate led to ground-breaking court decisions and major shifts in corporate policies that have had a profound effect on our lives--and on Anita Hill's life. Now, with remarkable insight and total candor, Anita Hill reflects on events before, during, and after the hearings, offering for the first time a complete account that sheds startling new light on this watershed event."
 
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Bush has come out of the closet announcing that in 2004 when Cain's presidency at the NRA was long over he cancelled the space shuttle program. Cain claims that he can't recall the incident.
http://news.yahoo.com/cain-criticizes-obama-space-exploration-165435922.html"

Cain's obviously not an expert on the space program.

"I can tell you that as president of the United States, we are not going to bum a ride to outer space with Russia," Cain said to loud applause. "We're going to regain our rightful place in terms of technology, space technology."

So I assume that means Cain would be against using American Atlas V rockets that use Russian RD-180 engines to put objects into space?

Actually those type of comments are meaningless, as most of the candidates running for President probably don't know all that much about rockets and satellites. If there's any lesson to be learned, it's that candidates often say dumb things just because they sound good to people that know as little as the candidates do.
 
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The media feels it needs to give every item "equal time." Thus, a presidential sneeze gets 30 seconds, the same as bronchitis. I once had the "audacity" to tap a female subordinate on the shoulder to get her attention. Why did I have to touch her? She was wearing earphones on the job, which entailed monitoring and using radios, which she couldn't hear because she was listening to her iPod. Before I tapped her on her shoulder, I queried her twice, once in a normal tone of voice, the second rather loudly, much louder than the radios she was supposed to be monitoring. One guess as to her response to my directing her to ditch her iPod while on the job. Fortunately, two witnesses were right there and emphatically supported the truth, so her idiotic effort backfired before it began. The fact that she claimed sexual harassment despite the fact that two witnesses were right there underscores her idiocy. Perhaps she thought it might help keep her from being fired.

Nope.

As for Cain, no physical contact was involved, which tells me it's the liberal, ant-right media which is digging up this speck of dust and shouting it from the mountaintops. This behavior gives the media a VERY bad name, as well as anyone else who joins in the shouting.
Cain's a joke. Perry's a joke. Paul's a joke. Just my opinion of course. Do you want guy's like this running the country? Did I mention Romney and Obama. Yeah, they're jokes/tools also. Just my opinion of course. We've already experienced what such lightweights can render. GW Bush -- a veritable disaster for the US. Obama -- a veritable extension of Bush.

I don't care if Cain sexually harassed 100 women, because even if he's completely pure and wonderful, he's still not qualified to be president, imo.
 
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Cain's a joke. Perry's a joke. Paul's a joke. Just my opinion of course. Do you want guy's like this running the country? Did I mention Romney and Obama. Yeah, they're jokes/tools also. Just my opinion of course. We've already experienced what such lightweights can render. GW Bush -- a veritable disaster for the US. Obama -- a veritable extension of Bush.

I don't care if Cain sexually harassed 100 women, because even if he's completely pure and wonderful, he's still not qualified to be president, imo.

Have you ever googled "Joe Biden gaffes" - lots of results. If he weren't just (1) heartbeat away it would be funny.
http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/joebiden/a/bidenisms.htm

"Bidenisms
Dumb Joe Biden Quotes and Gaffes"


"Joe Biden Gaffe Blooper Mix"

"Biden Gaffe: Asks a Gentleman in a Wheelchair to Stand Up"

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20001074-503544.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/18/biden-reveals-location-secret-vp-bunker/
"Vice President Joe Biden, well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, divulging potentially classified information meant to save the life of a sitting vice president.
According to a report, while recently attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where powerful politicians and media elite get a chance to cozy up to one another, Biden told his dinnermates about the existence of a secret bunker under the old U.S. Naval Observatory, which is now the home of the vice president."
 
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Have you ever googled "Joe Biden gaffes" - lots of results. If he weren't just (1) heartbeat away it would be funny.
Thanks. I forgot about Biden. You can include him in my list also. :smile:
 
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What's weird about Biden is that he didn't seem so loopy prior to becoming VP (at least you never heard about it)> What is it about becoming VP that turns people loopy (Ok Cheney was probably the only one in recent history that wasn't loopy - he just scared the Bejeesus outta me). However, we should keep this thread about Cain.
 
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What's weird about Biden is that he didn't seem so loopy prior to becoming VP (at least you never heard about it)> What is it about becoming VP that turns people loopy (Ok Cheney was probably the only one in recent history that wasn't loopy - he just scared the Bejeesus outta me). However, we should keep this thread about Cain.
Yes, the well known VP Loopy Factor. :smile: And the well known fact that Cheney was/is in league with the Prince of Darkness.

Whoops ... back on topic.

Cain has a new problem. He fumbled, Perry style, through answering a question about whether he agreed with Obama's handling of the Libya stuff. Apparently he's not doing his homework. Strike two.
 
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Cain has a new problem. He fumbled, Perry style, through answering a question about whether he agreed with Obama's handling of the Libya stuff. Apparently he's not doing his homework. Strike two.

He appeared very distracted and (quite honestly) it seemed I was watching an actor who forgot his lines. NEXT!
 
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He appeared very distracted and (quite honestly) it seemed I was watching an actor who forgot his lines. NEXT!

Could it be he pulled an Obama, where he fumbled without benefit of his teleprompter?
 
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Could it be he pulled an Obama, where he fumbled without benefit of his teleprompter?

I like Cain and thought his participation was good. Although more of an insider than perceived - he brings a fresh perspective. Unfortunately, this video is a nightmare.

 
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I like Cain ...
I don't. At least not for national public office. Now, if he was running for some local office in my area, then I'd probably vote for him, and even contribute to his campaign. That is, he seems eminently buyable.

So he hit on a few women. So what. The truth of this seems to me to be transparently evident. We've all hit on women. It's normal. It's natural. Problem is that now he's running for 'President'. So, I'm sure he's kicking himself in the butt, figuratively speaking. "Why wasn't I just a bit more careful", he might be saying to himself.

Anyway, this harassment stuff isn't why I don't like Cain. It's that he's just such a lightweight. Make that, uh, bantamweight. No, flyweight. Is there a category that's lighter than that?
 
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I don't. At least not for national public office. Now, if he was running for some local office in my area, then I'd probably vote for him, and even contribute to his campaign. That is, he seems eminently buyable.

So he hit on a few women. So what. The truth of this seems to me to be transparently evident. We've all hit on women. It's normal. It's natural. Problem is that now he's running for 'President'. So, I'm sure he's kicking himself in the butt, figuratively speaking. "Why wasn't I just a bit more careful", he might be saying to himself.

Anyway, this harassment stuff isn't why I don't like Cain. It's that he's just such a lightweight. Make that, uh, bantamweight. No, flyweight. Is there a category that's lighter than that?

In a twisted way, I think the severity of the charges in the Penn State matter have given Cain cover. Rubbing the leg of a grown woman after dinner and drinks hardly compares to the alleged activity by the former coach with young boys.
 
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I don't. At least not for national public office.

So Obama, with a few years of law practice and half a senate term under his belt is more qualified to run our country than the CEO of a major corporation?

How do you figure that?

So he hit on a few women.

That's been alleged, and as has been pointed out, a significant number of such allegations wind up being false.

The truth of this seems to me...

It's not seeming that way to many of the rest of us.

Anyway, this harassment stuff isn't why I don't like Cain. It's that he's just such a lightweight. Make that, uh, bantamweight. No, flyweight. Is there a category that's lighter than that?

Compared to Cain, I'd have to say "Obamaweight," if there were such a category.
 
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So Obama, with a few years of law practice and half a senate term under his belt is more qualified to run our country than the CEO of a major corporation?

How do you figure that?
I don't figure that. I don't like Obama or any of the candidates of the major parties. Definitely won't be voting for either a Democrat or a Republican in the next presidential election.

That's been alleged, and as has been pointed out, a significant number of such allegations wind up being false.
And a significant number of such allegations wind up being true. Cains obviously a player.

It's not seeming that way to many of the rest of us.
Then you're just being naive, imho.
 

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