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Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:50 AM

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David Greenberg
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Twenty years ago this month the Starr Report came out. Let’s review what happened to some of Bill Clinton’s antagonists. (1/7)

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David Greenberg
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One of the House leaders, Henry Hyde, was revealed to have had an extramarital affair of his own. He called it a “youthful indiscretion” because he was, at the time, a mere 41 years old. (2/7)

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David Greenberg
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich all the while was having an affair with a staffer. (She is now ambassador to the Vatican.) He stepped down as speaker. (3/7)

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David Greenberg
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His anointed replacement, Robert Livingston, declined the job when it was disclosed that he too had an extramarital affair. (4/7)

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David Greenberg
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Fortunately for the GOP, they settled on another replacement, who served for eight years. That man, Dennis Hastert, later served time in a federal prison for molesting young boys when he was a wrestling coach. (5/7)

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David Greenberg
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Independent counsel Ken Starr went on to become president of Baylor University, but had to resign for turning a blind eye to sexual harassment (6/7)

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David Greenberg
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But at least one of Starr’s young staff attorneys made good. Brett Kavanaugh is likely to become the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court--unless, that is, someone discovers that he committed sexual assault or witnessed gang rapes while in high school (7/7)

6:27 PM - Sep 26, 2018

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Arkansas Granny Sep 2018 OP
Ohiogal Sep 2018 #1
louis c Sep 2018 #2
bucolic_frolic Sep 2018 #3
KSNY Sep 2018 #9
bucolic_frolic Sep 2018 #12
KSNY Sep 2018 #18
sdfernando Sep 2018 #20
KSNY Sep 2018 #24
bucolic_frolic Sep 2018 #25
KSNY Sep 2018 #28
zentrum Sep 2018 #30
KSNY Sep 2018 #31
zentrum Sep 2018 #29
Iggo Sep 2018 #11
KSNY Sep 2018 #19
Hotler Sep 2018 #4
mac56 Sep 2018 #5
NoMoreRepugs Sep 2018 #6
Nevilledog Sep 2018 #7
Texin Sep 2018 #8
Mad_Mongol Sep 2018 #15
W_HAMILTON Sep 2018 #10
FakeNoose Sep 2018 #13
Major Nikon Sep 2018 #16
calimary Sep 2018 #14
dae Sep 2018 #17
duforsure Sep 2018 #21
GoCubsGo Sep 2018 #22
FiveGoodMen Sep 2018 #23
llmart Sep 2018 #26
dalton99a Sep 2018 #27

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:52 AM

1. But, ladies,

the GOP tells us that there's no war on women!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:10 AM

2. K&R

 

Thanks for this post. It was informative.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:15 AM

3. A prolific nucleus of true hypocrites

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:19 AM

9. WTF? What is the point of your teacher shaming?

You do realize that your comment is a total non-sequitur, right?
And since most teachers (grossly underpaid, btw) are women, seems a bit sexist.
I recommend that you rethink why you felt the need to ridicule educators.

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Response to KSNY (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:34 AM

12. Ridiculous

You missed the obvious point. That nucleus is teaching hypocrisy. It's their DNA.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:03 AM

18. Not obvious from the comment under your title

Then you say: "They are teaching hypocrisy." The hackneyed saying you used is one that shames an honorable profession.
Time to stop using that particular phrase. It is insulting.

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Response to KSNY (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:24 AM

20. I get Bucolic's point but also agree that teachers/educators are grossly undervalued

I remember this scene from West Wing and was yelling in agreement when I watched the show:

Sam Seaborn:" Mallory, education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don't need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defense. That's my position. I just haven't figured out how to do it yet. "

I've always said that it is in the best interest of the United States of America to have a well educated population. I too wish we could figure out how to this!

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:33 AM

24. Yes, of course I got the point too...

my negative reaction was to the dismissive/insulting meaning of the phrase "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
It is a perfect summary of American anti-intellectualism. Since many teachers are women, there are also sexist undertones to the phrase.
Republicans want a poorly educated population. Our dismissive attitude towards teachers plays into their agenda.

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Response to KSNY (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:00 PM

25. You've got an awful lot of opinionated rhetoric for a 29 post newbie

were you sent by GOP Russians to sew doubt in our minds? I only ask because THAT's what it sounds like.

And if you did get the point the first time around, why did you say "Not obvious from the comment under your title" in your comment 2 lines above?

Making consistent sense goes a long way to being taken seriously. Posting 2 sides of an issue is to cause discord.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:56 PM

28. Thank you for the compliment! I do have an opinion about shaming teachers...and a job...

I took offense to your use of a particular phrase. I asked why you used that teacher-shaming cliche.
Please don't be so sensitive and attack me.
Goodbye sir or madam. May you avoid shaming teachers in the future

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Response to KSNY (Reply #28)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 11:03 PM

30. Please see my post just below.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 03:52 PM

31. Thanks...I recently discovered it

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 11:01 PM

29. Completely unnecessary.

You were called out for a cliche dissing teachers and you counter with accusations of there being a Russian Troll?

Please get a grip.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:30 AM

11. Teachers are the best of us. (n/t)

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Response to Iggo (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:17 AM

19. Dr Blasey Ford is a researcher and teacher

Thank you

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:21 AM

4. Kicking so it doesn't go away. nt

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:34 AM

5. K & R

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:57 AM

6. But..but....but...Republicans are the family values Klan.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:59 AM

7. I keep saying unbelievable, but that word has lost any meaning these days.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:15 AM

8. I keep replaying that clip of McConnell at the so-called *Values Voters* Conference

this past weekend. What a fucking hypocritical asshole idiot. The sheer, unspeakable obscenity of that - promising those convened that he would deliver them the effective control of the Supreme Court with his cram-down installation of serial abuser and rapist Kavanaugh - is enough to provoke the desire to dismember the fucking bastard(s) with a chain saw.

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Response to Texin (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:52 AM

15. Dull butter knife...

It'll pound home the point.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:23 AM

10. "If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by."

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:49 AM

13. Brett Kavanaugh deserves the same tolerance he showed Bill Clinton 20 years ago

In other words - NONE!



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:56 AM

16. He deserves far worse

Anyone who had anything to do with wasting $100 million tax dollars on a partisan hack job is the only disqualifying factor one needs to consider.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:49 AM

14. I'd adjust that last one.

From "that is, someone discovers that he committed sexual assault or witnessed gang rapes while in high school (7/7)" to

"that is, someone discovers that he committed sexual assault or witnessed, OR PARTICIPATED IN, gang rapes while in high school."

After all, we have no proof that he DIDN'T participate in those gang or "train" rapes. Especially since we also have eye-witness accounts that mention SEEING HIM AND HIS MISCREANT PAL, Mark Judge, IN LINE with other boys, waiting outside a closed-door room to take their "turns" with the young, drugged, forcibly incapacitated female inside.

How do we NOT know that they both DID NOT also go into that room to have their way with the female victim inside? After all, they were seen in the line of boys waiting to get in there and do that. Don't we have a sworn affidavit from another potential victim, saying she saw that with her own eyes?

They've denied it.

OF COURSE they've denied it!

But hey, Vladimir Putin's ALSO denied HIS OWN assaults - even, figurative rapes - of our sacred right to vote in the sanctity of fair and free and unfettered and uncompromised elections in this country!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:01 AM

17. Thank you Mr. Greenburg and Arkansas Granny.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:25 AM

21. If they vote him in

Each and every one of them needs to be investigated for ongoing or previous illicit affairs , or other acts of illegal activities .

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:25 AM

22. Oh, I have not forgotten.

Nor, will I ever forget the travesty that is going on now.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 10:30 AM

23. Thanks so much for including the text!

(for those of us who can't see twitter at work)

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:31 PM

26. That's a great way to sum up the GOP in a nutshell,

so that even the willfully ignorant can understand it.

I haven't forgotten any of it.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 01:36 PM

27. House impeachment manager Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

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