Saturday, March 30, 2019

No more passes for Joe Biden

Democrat Lucy Flores was preparing to give one of her final stump speeches in a race for lieutenant governor in Nevada when she felt two hands on her shoulders. She froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?” Flores wondered.

Flores recounts her experience with Joe Biden in a first-person essay for New York Magazine, describing an incident in 2014 where Biden came up behind her, leaned in, smelled her hair, and kissed the back of her head.

“Biden was the second-most powerful man in the country and, arguably, one of the most powerful men in the world. He was there to promote me as the right person for the lieutenant governor job. Instead, he made me feel uneasy, gross, and confused.”

New York Magazine reached out to a Biden spokesperson, who declined to comment. After the story ran, a Biden spokesman Bill Russo said the vice president and his staff do not recall the incident Flores described.

Flores’s experience isn’t unique. It is no secret in Washington that Biden has touched numerous women inappropriately in public. It’s just never been treated as a serious issue by the mainstream press.

Biden’s been caught on camera embracing a female reporter from behind and gripping her above her waist, just below her bust. At a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Biden put his hands on the shoulders of Stephanie Carter, Carter’s wife, and then leaned in and whispered into her ear. (He’s whispered into many women’s ears.) He’s also touched women’s faces and necks during other photo ops. Once at a swearing-in ceremony for a US senator, he held the upper arm of the senator’s preteen daughter, leaned down and whispered into her ear, as she became visibly uncomfortable. Then he kissed the side of her forehead, a gesture that made the girl flinch.

It’s all out in the open. News outlets wrote about these incidents. But the stories ran under light-hearted headlines like, “Photo of famously friendly Joe Biden goes viral” or “Here’s Joe Biden being Joe Biden with Ash Carter’s wife” or “Joe Biden: Sex symbol?,” a piece that I edited and now regret.

Ideological media outlets did write some critical pieces during the Obama era. At the Federalist, Mollie Hemingway questioned whether liberals would tolerate the same conduct from a conservative. At Talking Points Memo, Alana Levinson criticized liberals for giving him a pass.

But, overall, Biden got a pass from the political media.

Times have changed. Reporters now would look twice at a new politician who is handsy on camera. They’d ask questions about it and likely look into his private conduct. And women like Flores are taking big risks and speaking out.

Biden avoided scrutiny in the past, but if he wants to be the next president he’ll face pressure to account for his actions.

Joe being Joe
The Onion satirized Biden in 2009 in a viral article that cemented Biden’s image of a lovable everyman.

Real Biden remembers his working-class Scranton roots. Onion Biden washes his Trans Am on the White House lawn. Real Biden is handsy with women. Onion Biden is a womanizer: ‘Hey, hot stuff, looking good,’ [Onion] Biden told a passing aide. ‘Would you know where I could get a little bucket and sponge action? My mean machine needs to be cleaned.’

The images bled together over the years into the persona of Uncle Joe. When he dropped an F-bomb on a live mic, it was a classic Joe moment. When he made one of his many gaffes, it got added to numerous lists written in good fun. And when he did kind of creepy things to women at public events, well, that was just Joe being Joe, too.

All of those frames made appealing pitches just a few years ago. Editors would be happy to get a “lovable Uncle Joe strikes again” story. The environment is not the same now. Certainly the media is not nearly perfect when it comes to covering gender and power. But in the era of #MeToo, there is far less appetite for a story that makes light of a candidate behaving badly toward women.

As Flores writes, this conduct matters. “I’m not suggesting that Biden broke any laws, but the transgressions that society deems minor (or doesn’t even see as transgressions) often feel considerable to the person on the receiving end. That imbalance of power and attention is the whole point — and the whole problem.”

This is especially true in a context where Biden will be running against several women as well as defending a decades-long record of policymaking that’s involved past positions at odds with current Democratic Party orthodoxy.

Biden once said a woman should not have the “sole right to say what should happen to her body”
Biden, 76, arrived in Washington at the age of 30. His substantial public record includes a mixed history on women’s issues, a legacy that makes his in-person conduct even more worthy of discussion.

Lisa Lerer unpacked his history on abortion for the New York Times, reporting that Biden, who is now pro-abortion rights, has not been a solid liberal on the issue for his whole career.

In the Reagan era, Biden voted for a bill in committee that the National Abortion Rights Action League called “the most devastating attack yet on abortion rights.” Biden, who is Catholic, said at the time: “I’m probably a victim, or a product, however you want to phrase it, of my background.” He called the decision “the single most difficult vote I’ve cast as a U.S. senator.”

Biden also held the opinion that the Supreme Court went “too far” in deciding Roe v. Wade. In an interview in 1974, he said he did not think a woman should have the “sole right to say what should happen to her body.”

Biden declined to speak with Lerer for her article, so we don’t know exactly how and why he evolved on Roe. A spokesperson for Biden did not respond to an email asking for comment.

In his years in Washington, though, Biden has voted for pro-abortion rights bills. He’s championed the Violence Against Women Act. And he’s spoken forcefully about the problem of sexual violence.

Democrats need to figure out whether they want to clean house
If Biden runs, he’ll occupy a lane in the Democratic primary as the “normal” candidate — a likable white guy who won’t lose it on Twitter, or pander to Russia, or throw children in cages at the border.

As Democrats grapple with the intense desire to beat Trump in 2020, many are anxious that a woman will have a tough time beating him because of sexist attitudes still held by some voters. Perhaps, the thinking goes, it’s better to go with the kind of leader that Americans are used to. Biden, who was in office for eight years under Obama, could fit that bill.

But Biden would still have to present a clear contrast to Trump. While Biden has not been accused of sexual assault (as Trump has a dozen times) and there are no tapes of Biden on the Internet joking about grabbing women by the genitals, there are tapes of Biden behaving inappropriately. One man’s behavior is far worse, but that doesn’t excuse the other.

Democrats are conflicted about what to do about this category of behavior. It’s not the same as what other men of the #MeToo movement have bee accused of, but it’s also not what liberals want to endorse. Sen. Al Franken’s resignation is still controversial for this reason. Some Democrats feel the party is putting itself at a disadvantage against Republicans, who let the president get away with far worse than any accusation Franken faced.

Flores confronts the issue of whether some bad behavior is okay, forcing us to consider what these seemingly small incidents are really like. “The vice-president of the United States of America had just touched me in an intimate way reserved for close friends, family, or romantic partners — and I felt powerless to do anything about it.”

The Democratic Party is more than half women. More women than ever in history ran as Democrats in the 2018 elections — and won. They outperformed their male peers. They were central to Democrats retaking the House. Women are leading the sustained resistance to Trump. The party should be committed to making sure that women and girls participate in government and politics to their fullest potential. The party needs them.

The question is whether the party needs a president who disrespects them.


This is the same media that gave Trump a bunch of bullshit about touching women inappropriately when he never did but looked the other way when Biden did the same thing. They've falsely accused numerous Republicans and/or conservatives of sexual harassment from Clarence Thomas to Brett Kavanaugh yet when Biden or Teddy Kennedy did it they were given a pass. As Reverend Jeremiah Wright has so famously stated "the chickens are coming home to roost". The Democrats have a conontrom because it is time for Joe Biden to do some reckoning. The democrat who has bullied everyday men for so long now has it thrusted in his face. Let's see how he handles it.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CEO has disagreement with his wife

One point take down. Even though I can't stand his employer (the San Francisco Giants because I am a Los Angeles Dodgers fan) I can certainly understand how things get heated and a man is forced to take that route. I base this on my experience in observing these type of relationships and I can assure you the woman is not the angelic princess Lifetime makes her out to be. A lot of times these women egg a man on. Do I know what I wrote is the actual truth? No,but it is feasible and you don't become a CEO by crumbling easy. I am just doing what every other MLB observer does and that is playing the odds. Because that is what it comes down to in baseball.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Final Victory For Vladek Filler!

March 22, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Call it Everyman’s “Shawshank Redemption.” Vladek Filler has won again (Bangor Daily News, 3/16/19). His victory is now complete. On March 12, federal Judge John Woodcock issued his ruling awarding Filler $1.77 million in damages for his illegal and immoral persecution by various authorities of the cities of Gouldsboro and Ellsworth, and Hancock and Washington counties. (The award is against a single person, Linda Gleason. Filler previously settled out of court with other defendants.) Perhaps more important than that award though was this statement in open court by Judge Woodcock:
And this is really, from a judicial perspective, it's just appalling. I can't say how sorry I am to you that you had such a terrible experience with the criminal justice system in this country and in this state. There's no excuse for what happened to you. I know that you were born in Kiev. Not far from Kiev is Prague. In Prague, there was an author named Franz Kafka, and he wrote a book called The Trial about a man who is subjected to a malicious and befuddling and horrific trial system, and, unfortunately, you're a living embodiment of what Franz Kafka wrote about. And I'm just terribly sorry it happened to you; there is just absolutely no excuse."
The final message of Filler’s story is that a person can, by being right, strong, calm and persistent, prevail over seemingly insuperable odds, over a system of state power that’s rigged against him.

I won’t reprise the facts of Filler’s case. I’ve written about it numerous times before. But here are a few of the people and “powers that be” over whom he prevailed:
His ex-wife who, fearing the loss of custody of their kids, leveled false allegations of sexual abuse and child abuse at him. Filler proved her allegations to be false and won sole custody of the children.
One assistant district attorney who prosecuted him for rape knowing him to be innocent of the charge. Filler proved himself to be innocent of the charge despite ADA Mary Kellett having lied to the police, lied to the judge, lied to the jury, lied to the press and violated the rules of procedure, the rules of evidence and at least seven ethical requirements for prosecutors. Filler’s persistence caused Kellett to resign her job as ADA and become the first and only prosecutor in the history of the state to be disciplined by the state bar association.
Numerous police officers who worked hand-in-glove with Kellett to try to railroad an innocent man into prison. Filler demonstrated their malfeasance in his civil suit against them. Rather than face a jury, the police settled that case out of court.

Filler prevailed in two attempts to find him guilty of criminal wrongdoing. He forced the state bar to discipline an assistant District Attorney and won significant money damages from numerous individuals and state entities. He is completely exonerated and they are disgraced. The only irony remaining is that the only person to yet apologize to Filler is Judge Woodcock, a man who’s never wronged him.

The criminal justice system is in many ways stacked against defendants. Even the innocent sometimes go to prison. But Vladek Filler proved that an innocent man can defeat the power of the state.

The family court system too is in many ways stacked against fathers, particularly when sexual assault allegations (i.e. the “silver bullet) are made against them. But Vladek Filler has proven that being in the right plus strength and perseverance can win the day.

For all those things, he stands as a beacon of hope to every innocent person who must confront and fight judicial systems that sometimes seem Kafkaesque.


Vladek Filler took on the system and won. The same system that was designed to crush men like him. For that Vladek is a hero. He took on a corrupt system that hopefully is being disconnected and rendered useless. To prosecute,imprison and carry out sentences upon those at all levels of the organizations involved. We at the Men's Rights Blog salute Vladek Filler for taking on the gynocrisy and winning.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The SPLC eats its own

The Southern Poverty Law Center has fired co-founder Morris Dees, the group announced Thursday.

“As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world,” SPLC president Richard Cohen said in a statement. “When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action.”

Dees, 82, co-founded the SPLC in 1971 and was its chief litigator.

The Montgomery Advertiser, reporting on the Alabama-based organization in 1994, flagged concerns about its practices in an eight-part series that later earned a Pulitzer nomination.

The SPLC tracks hate groups in the U.S. and works to prevent discrimination against minorities, but the Advertiser‘s series aired allegations of discrimination against black employees, who “accused . . . Dees, the center’s driving force, of being a racist.”
Dees was also criticized in the Advertiser‘s reports of being “more focused on raising money than fighting injustice” even though he was also “a figure seen as heroic by some.” The organization had $450 million in assets in 2017, according to tax records.
By Thursday the group had removed Dees’s biography from their website, but his name and a description of his role remain in the summary of the organization’s history.

The group promised to take “a number of immediate, concrete next steps,” including having a third party conduct a “comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices.” It did not specify what Dees had done to prompt his firing.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tucker Carlson stands his ground

Tucker Carlson aka The Man

Some bullshit tapes about how Tucker Carlson spoke his mind about women recently surfaced. Feminists who have said horrid things about men are demanding Tucker apologize. Unlike Greg Gutless,Tucker stood his ground and told them to go fuck themselves. In an age where conservative men like Sean Hannity play the white knight Tucker is a man and a realist. For that Tucker Carlson we at the Men's Rights Blog salute you.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Nothing else to add

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Gutfeld and his guests weigh in on the draft and the NCFM

Emily Campogno

On tonight's Greg Gutfeld Show (March 2,2019) the subject of the draft came up with the National Coalition For Men
and their victory in this case. One of the guests Emily Campagno,federal prosecutor and Raiderette cheerleader. Shot down the idea of women being drafted. Host Greg Gutfeld also mocked it. In that case perhaps women shouldn't have civil liberties if they are going to act like arrogant bitches. If women don't want to serve their country then perhaps they should not work outside the home and do as men tell them.
Gutfeld is scared of his wife so that is expected. One of the guests did surprise me in his reaction. That is Tyrus. I thought Tyrus would be sympathetic to the man's rights cause.

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