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LA-Leviathan
#411 Oct 22 2019 10:55pm
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No, just Congress. But we've had how many Congressmen removed from their posts for sexual crap, what makes her... above the law.


You already know the answers to what you seek.
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#412 Oct 22 2019 11:07pm
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No, just Congress. But we've had how many Congressmen removed from their posts for sexual crap, what makes her... above the law.


I mean, I don't think she's above the law. She'll most likely resign from all of this much like Weiner did.
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#413 Oct 22 2019 11:15pm
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I mean, I don't think she's above the law. She'll most likely resign from all of this much like Weiner did.




She claims she's gonna fight it. And the lefty media is claiming SHE asked for the divorce now.
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#414 Oct 23 2019 01:01am
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She claims she's gonna fight it. And the lefty media is claiming SHE asked for the divorce now.


That's what they all say...and then they realize that their career is over.
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#415 Oct 23 2019 07:04am
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maybe he's been reading the myriad news websites that do that same thing on a daily basis
"Trump claims, without evidence...."


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“Intimate photos of me and another individual were published by Republican operatives on the internet without my consent,” Hill said

“The fact is I am going through a divorce from an abusive husband who seems determined to try to humiliate me,” Hill told Politico on Tuesday, adding:

“I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain. This coordinated effort to try to destroy me and people close to me


at least Slick Willie had his wife get with the program and call all his side floozies while in office the “vast reich-wing conspiracy” to get him in trouble

Hill seems adamant to blame her opponents, the reich-wing, and her husband for her decision-making
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#416 Oct 23 2019 05:16pm
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You guys are acting like she's being confirmed to the Supreme Court or something.


I think Goom has a point that had this been a Republican politician, MSM would've picked it up as fast as they could've. The comparison between Trump and a Congresswoman is silly, but the point still has merit.

Although the hypocrisy is there, I'm still not sure what would've happened had this been a Republican woman. The text messages aren't verifiable unless you have the source, the pictures are somewhat but you don't want to just publish them without a story behind it. It's more like the MSM were justifiably cautious, even though they wouldn't have been if it were a Republican(particularly a man).

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#417 Oct 23 2019 05:26pm
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I think Goom has a point that had this been a Republican politician, MSM would've picked it up as fast as they could've. The comparison between Trump and a Congresswoman is silly, but the point still has merit.

Although the hypocrisy is there, I'm still not sure what would've happened had this been a Republican woman. The text messages aren't verifiable unless you have the source, the pictures are somewhat but you don't want to just publish them without a story behind it. It's more like the MSM were justifiably cautious, even though they wouldn't have been if it were a Republican(particularly a man).


Sure, because Republicans spend their every waking hour telling people not to have sex out of wedlock, not to have gay sex, not to be gay or bisexual, not to have bisexual sex threesomes, and generally intruding on the lives of others. Democrats on the other hand are generally accepting of people beign who they are and having sex how they want to these days. One is a non story, the other calls out mass hypocrisy.
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#418 Oct 23 2019 09:41pm
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I think Goom has a point that had this been a Republican politician, MSM would've picked it up as fast as they could've. The comparison between Trump and a Congresswoman is silly, but the point still has merit.

Although the hypocrisy is there, I'm still not sure what would've happened had this been a Republican woman. The text messages aren't verifiable unless you have the source, the pictures are somewhat but you don't want to just publish them without a story behind it. It's more like the MSM were justifiably cautious, even though they wouldn't have been if it were a Republican(particularly a man).


I think they should have put out something to the effect of "this is an evolving story, here's the accusations and the reasons", but the fact that they didn't isn't the travesty that the drama queens are trying to make it out to be.
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#419 Oct 23 2019 10:21pm
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Quote (IceMage @ Oct 23 2019 06:16pm)
I think Goom has a point that had this been a Republican politician, MSM would've picked it up as fast as they could've. The comparison between Trump and a Congresswoman is silly, but the point still has merit.

Although the hypocrisy is there, I'm still not sure what would've happened had this been a Republican woman. The text messages aren't verifiable unless you have the source, the pictures are somewhat but you don't want to just publish them without a story behind it. It's more like the MSM were justifiably cautious, even though they wouldn't have been if it were a Republican(particularly a man).


In a world where we get the entire media sphere ablaze over a report of someone's uncle's roommate's cousin overhearing a conversation at a bar by an unnamed source familiar with the matter, I don't think they can really excuse it to much with the text messages being unverified. I mean, its true, they can't 100% confirm the authenticity of the texts and photos until Rep. Hill comments like she did- but the evidence was so overwhelming and implausible to fake that it would be like 99.999% confirmation. And at a minimum, responsible media could have just laid out what the allegations and evidence were without stating it as fact.

Its pretty telling that the media did finally start covering the story, but only from the narrative of "Rep. Hill denies allegations of..." If you were an unaware person who just stumbled across the story on CNN today, you might think you missed the story earlier this week.

anyway, the meat of the allegation boils down to an otherwise consensual affair with a staffer, which if everyone was reasonable and evenhanded would just result in a formal ethics rebuke, slap on the wrist and let her go back to her career. Not something to even lose committee seats over in my opinion, but as a vulnerable first term swing state democrat who has already betrayed her moderate campaign platform, she deserves the political fallout at the polls. The only insanity will come if democrats really do try to push forward with the narrative of 'muh revenge porn' and insist on shooting the messenger. Its going to be a sign of the times if the woman who cheated on her husband can have him arrested for leaking the pictures proving she cheated on him. It would say that someone's implicit sexual privacy is enforceable by criminal law, but a spouse's explicit marriage vows are not.

on a tangential note, I recently learned adultery is actually still illegal in minnesota under a statute nobody has ever enforced. I want to add that to the pile for Ilhan Omar :banana:
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.36
/e oh and of course it doesn't apply to married men, only dirty whores. Classic frontier era patriarchy ^^

This post was edited by Goomshill on Oct 23 2019 10:25pm
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#420 Oct 24 2019 06:03am
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https://www.redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2019/10/24/texts-reveal-concern-katie-hill-drinking-missing-flights/

guess they had more scoops from the scorned hubbie
sounds like the rep had a drinking problem and campaign staff was concerned over her alcoholism after she started staying out late drinking, being drunk in public and missed her flights multiple times and was being abusive towards her husband. She was apparently mixing her anti-depressants with alcohol which is a lot more serious than just a drinking problem

This girl sounds more fucked up than one of my exes, she's clearly not competent to hold high office let alone be a committee chair on sensitive national security roles
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