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Harvey Weinstein? Roy Moore? What About the Crimes of Bill Clinton and Robert Byrd?


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Harvey Weinstein really started something. Or his cowardly “brave” accusers did.
In this new time warp, are there not aspects of bewilderment juxtaposed amid all these unwanted-sex accusations dating back 30 and 40 years?
In settled law, we have a concept called “statutes of limitation.” Limitations statutes painfully and regretfully recognize that, with the passage of enough time, memories fade and evidence innocently disappears. Moreover, at some point, even the worst of people deserve some sort of repose. Thus, a victim of a tort — a social wrong like a slip-and-fall — may have only two years to sue. If the victim sues even one day late, there is no mercy; the case is dismissed. When a written contract is breached in many states such as California, the victim has four years to seek legal recourse. Sue one day after the statute has run, and no recourse. If the breached contract was not integrated but merely oral, the clock for bringing a legal action runs out at only two years — because there is no documentation to augment other evidence. A case of defamation — only one year. In fact, under a curiosity of the law called the “single-publication rule,” a person defamed in a book that is published in a limited edition — like only eight copies ever produced, placed respectively in eight separate university libraries in hard-to-find archival stacks, such that no one even knows the manuscript is there — also has only one year to sue, even though she does not even know for years and years about the hidden limited volume that basely defames her. The statute runs from when the book is published, not from when the defamation victim or others learn of it.
Thus, it seems rather striking that this Harvey Weinstein Epoch now is resulting in television studios immediately terminating contracts, movie deals being squelched, finished movies being canned before screening, speeches being canceled, guest appearances being rescinded, careers ending — often based on allegations of events that may have happened decades and even scores ago. Just fascinating: the fabulously gifted actor, Kevin Spacey, sunk faster than a victim of President Frank Underwood. The indescribably vile pig, Louis C.K., oink-oinked into oblivion. The cerebral Leon Wieseltier and another at the New Republic. Powerhouses at NPR, at Hollywood studios. Allegations against revered actors like Richard Dreyfuss. And of course the Roy Moore drama, timed so elegantly to erupt days before a critical United States Senate election, notwithstanding that the guy has been a firebrand in the heat of Alabama public life for decades.:snip:

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Drip, drip: Bill Clinton's reckoning nears

Another thought-leading progressive publication has connected the dots and realized that Bill Clinton cannot be allowed to skate on his abuse of women.  In The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan writes a political history of the feminist movement and Bill Clinton's sexual predation. The sub-headline says it all:
Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?:snip:

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Kennedy, Clinton, and Weinstein: A Convenient Reckoning

Now it’s safe to denounce the worst acts of serial abusers on the left side of the aisle.

n April, the historical drama Chappaquiddick will arrive in theaters. Variety declared the film “a tense, scrupulous, absorbingly precise and authentic piece of history — a tabloid scandal attached to a smoke-filled-room travesty.”
The reviewer, Owen Gleiberman, suggested that the film could spur a dramatic reevaluation of the Liberal Lion of the Senate:

Ted Kennedy should, by all rights, have stood trial for involuntary manslaughter, which would likely have ended his political career. The fact that the Kennedy family — the original postwar dynasty of the one percent — possessed, and exerted, the influence to squash the case is the essence of what Chappaquiddick means. The Kennedys lived outside the law . . . those are the facts, and they are facts that liberals, too often, have been willing to shove under the carpet.
If you’re a Kennedy critic, or just fume at a famous senator enjoying the sort of legal unaccountability usually reserved for Heisman Trophy–winning USC running backs, this film will constitute a form of justice, correcting the record and tearing down the mythical façade. But it’s a rather convenient one for Ted Kennedy, as he died in 2009. Considering the ongoing reverence for the Kennedy family in so many powerful circles in this country, Chappaquiddick is a brave film. But it would have been much braver — perhaps impossible to make — a decade ago.:snip:

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roy moore and the augean stables

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By: William Murchison | November 15, 2017
We were going to have this conversation one of these days—if you consider a barrage of claims, assertions, denials and calls for resignation a conversation.

However, I digress.

We were going to find ourselves tied in knots eventually over matters plucked from a traditional moral matrix and handed over for consideration to you and me and her and him and them and everybody in the world, qualified or otherwise.

Qualified? Say, what's that to do with anything? We're all our own judges of what goes and what doesn't: "we" meaning especially Roy Moore right now, but also Donald Trump, the Clintons, Bill O'Reilly, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Steve Bannon, the NFL's take-a-knee crowd, on and on.

The ongoing erosion of norms and standards leaves us adrift, deciding for ourselves what works and what doesn't—sometimes hitting the mark, just as often missing it. The resulting messes the media exhibit and volunteer to clean up; e.g., what about a senatorial candidate with a past fixation on teenagers?    :snip:   https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/roy-moore-and-the-augean-stables/

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Bill Clinton: Godfather of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore

Not many years separate sexual predators Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and Bill Clinton, but it was the activities of the former POTUS that justified -- symbolically and metaphorically -- the despicable behavior of the other two, not to mention an escalating number of repellent individuals from entertainment to politics and beyond.
President Clinton established an atmosphere of permissiveness in this country that allowed many things to slip by -- straight and gay -- without criticism, essentially changing our culture.
The Democratic Party -- with the notable exception of Joe Lieberman -- gave Clinton a pass for having sexual relations with a 22-year-old intern in the Oval Office and in so doing gave a subliminal message to America.  If you had the right politics, if you were sufficiently "progressive" (whatever that means), everything was okay, especially if you were "cool," played the sax, and wore shades.:snip:

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23 minutes ago, Draggingtree said:

Enough is Enough, I will not post any more about any things on this subject, haven't you had enough

It's getting very hard to separate the wheat from the chaff - but this subject has been shoved under the carpet for so long, its like a damn has burst. I don't think this will go away soon.  Like I posted the other day, it seems like the new racism. It does seem a shame that it seems frivolous and shame claims are taking away from the real problem.

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Bill Clinton Still Silent About Flights On Pedophile’s Sex Plane

Former President Bill Clinton continues to remain silent about the 26 flights he took aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” which reportedly offered underage girls to passengers to rape.
Fox News wrote in 2016 that the Lolita Express, a Boeing 727 jet, was “reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.”
Clinton flew on some trips where the flight logs showed only the first names of female passengers.
The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted the Clinton Presidential Library last week to obtain information about the former president’s relationship with billionaire Epstein, who in 2008 was convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls as young as 14.


James Patterson actually wrote a book about how Jeffery Epstein got away with a slap on the hand for his numerous crimes.

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Top Democrat Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accuser With $27K In Taxpayer Money


A leading Democratic congressman settled a wrongful dismissal complaint for more than $27,000 in taxpayer funding after he allegedly fired the staffer because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances,” according to a new report.
The congressman, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, is described as a serial sexual harasser who would prey on his female staffers in sworn affidavits signed by four of his former staffers. BuzzFeed News first reported the bombshell allegations and accompanying settlement after right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich provided the website with the documents.
One former female employee filed a complaint with the Congressional Office Of Compliance in 2014, alleging that she was fired for rebuffing Conyers’ sexual advances. It was that employee who eventually received a $27,111.75 settlement in 2015, in exchange for a confidentiality agreement. The congressman did not admit to fault as part of the settlement agreement.:snip:

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