It was always a "he said/she said"... (say that fast three times. : )living sounds said:The case against Biden is getting weaker and weaker:
JohnRoberts said:It was always a "he said/she said"... (say that fast three times. : )
This not a big deal, a little embarrassing if anything as we reveal how provincial we are.
The observation I make is how differently such incidents are treated depending upon political party affiliation.
I won't bore everybody with the obvious comparisons.
Joe Biden has a track record for making women (people?) uncomfortable with his overly handsy invasion of personal space. That does not translate directly into sexual assault, which is not his reputation.living sounds said:It looks like she's an outlier and not a reliable one.
In fact Ford's accusations were far less credible than Tara Reade's, and multiple Kavanaugh accusers have admitted making up their sexual violation accusations.As to how different these things are treated, look no further at Kavanaugh (who was credibly accused of a felony and some other stuff) sitting on the supreme court
I have no sympathy for Al Franken (by the way there was photographic evidence of his immature behavior when he was immature.... duh). He wasn't even that funny on SNL, but he indeed was a victim of #METOO social justice overreach (that was them eating their own). This does not mean that sexual predators should get free license, but the guilty until proved innocent policies President Obama's education department instituted for colleges are being rolled back to reflect constitutional rights.vs Al Franken (who apparanelty touched butt during at a photo op) resigning as a US Senator.
.with many people corroborating shenanigans.
As to how different these things are treated, look no further at Kavanaugh (who was credibly accused of a felony and some other stuff)
This false narrative of systemic police bias is clearly dangerous for the police who are increasingly being targeted for violence, but does anybody think we don't need the police to maintain order?
Do you believe that is the whole story? That is however the popular narrative pushed by inflammatory media as he is tried in the press... and apparently declared guilty of "murder".Gold said:False narrative? You’ve got to be kidding. Do you think a white guy would have been murdered by police for passing a single counterfeit $20 bill?
I am familiar with Mayor De Blasio famously throwing his own police officers under the bus. Unfortunately kids get lots of bad advice from parents, white and black. I see old school racism passed down that way by racist parents, but desegregation causes a lot of those prejudicial stereotypes to evaporate when exposed to real world face to face experience.Every black parent warns their kids about interactions with the police. I didn’t get that speech and I doubt you did either.
Show me where the rules say that?Systemic racism doesn’t mean individuals are racist . It means the system is set up that way.
That is a clever turn of phrase but not reality. When I first relocated into the deep south over three decades ago I encountered some residal vestigages of a racist past. One lunchtime back in the 80s I pulled into a small rural roadside barbecue stand. There were several older black people waiting in line. When I entered the stand, they stepped aside expecting me to jump the line. Of course I declined, but that was probably expected behavior with some.The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar op ed had a very good analogy. Racism is like dust in the air. It’s everywhere but you don’t see it until you shine a light on it.
JohnRoberts said:Do you believe that is the whole story? That is however the popular narrative pushed by inflammatory media as he is tried in the press... and apparently declared guilty of "murder".
It is extremely unlikely that Floyd was killed over a counterfeit $20. I recall a case in NY over illegally selling single cigarettes where the arrest likewise turned lethal, and viral.
Parents who advise children to be fearful of police can cause they to run away when confronted by police, this will often lead to police chasing them to determine why they fled. Sometimes these unprovoked chases lead to complications. Better advice is to be respectful of authority. Show me where the rules say that?
Lebron James is arguably one of the best basketball players in history, but I am not receptive to him telling another athlete that he "doesn't get it" for defending the US flag (that athlete had to apologize profusely afterwards to social media outrage to protect his brand.) I also recall Lebron saying that same exact thing to the Houston Rockets manager who criticized China for abusing Hong Kong protestors. Of course Lebron is in the sweet spot of modern social culture, where it is OK to defend communist China but not defend the US flag.