Tuesday, November 07, 2017

US House Rep. Brenda Lawrence failed all women

This is why we have sexual harassment. 

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence has placed her chief of staff on administrative leave while she investigates allegations that he sexually harassed multiple former staff members.
Lawrence said she would have investigated sexual harassment allegations and fired anyone “engaged in sexually harassing behavior” in her office had she been notified. But, Lawrence said in a statement, “none of the concerns brought to my attention involved allegations of sexual harassment.”
Lawrence issued the statement after several former aides told Politico that chief of staff Dwayne Duron Marshall sexually harassed them. Three unnamed former female aides told Politico they personally brought complaints to Lawrence about Marshall inappropriately touching them or commenting on their appearances.
The congresswoman recently introduced legislation that would require congressional staffers to take an online course on sexual harassment. She is a former harassment complaint investigator for the federal government. Lawrence said in a statement that the first she’d heard of any allegations against Marshall were in the report published Tuesday.

Brenda Lawrence knew the law, Brenda Lawrence knew what was going on.

But little Mr. Dwaynie was allowed to get away with harassment.  That was her call.

She failed those women.  She failed the women who were hired after.  She failed womankind as far as I’m concerned.

This is alarming and that she was in a position of power and enabled a harasser is disgusting.

As far as I’m concerned, she’s not fit to serve in Congress.

There were no barriers preventing her from protecting those women.

She made a choice and she should have to live with the fallout from that choice.

And you damn well better believe that the fallout should be intense and immense.

Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

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Patty cock burn and he don't care, Patty cock burn and he don't care . . .

Yes, we're back to the always deceptive Patrick Cockburn who has utilized the Iraq War to fulfill his sexual fantasies of serving Iran.

He's back again.

With another ridiculous piece.

This one claims that the greatest threat to peace in Iraq is . . . Donald Trump's picking a fight with Iran.

We don't buy into every rumor about the government of Iran here.  We don't claim that Iran and Iraq should not have good relations.

But we also don't act as a love slave for Tehran.

Not because Tehran doesn't have nice qualities -- I'm sure they must have some -- but because adults should act a little more mature -- at the very least they should do so when in public.

Patrick Cockburn is the perv on Craig's List posting in the personals with his real name.

THE INDEPENDENT, his paper, is not.

It did not lead in coverage about the lies of the Iraq War -- before it started or since.  It did not hold Labour accountable.  Hell, it didn't even cover the Downing Street Memos.

For reasons known only to the increasingly pathetic family of Cockburns, Patrick's bound and determined to bring Donald Trump down.  (I'm sure Donald's more than capable of doing that himself without Patrick's help.)  So he's looking increasingly unhinged -- like his late brother Alexander when Alex would start talking about how global warming didn't exist and it was all a conspiracy and . . .

Patty emotes as only a drama queen like him can: "Fake facts!"

That's the opening statement of his so-called report.

He paints Kurds in a bad light.

He repeats the charges against them -- Hoshyar Zebari, specifically -- but doesn't get a response from them.

He also repeats a claim that Hoshyar lied in a Tweet about a photo.

Did he lie?

Patty, if you can stop applying your make up -- your next performance isn't for hours -- here's what you do.  You open up Google Chrome.  You got to Hoshar's Tweet.  You right click on the photo and choose the search option.

That will give you a visual listing of all the times that photo has been posted online.

Of course, if you did that, you might find out that the Shi'ite you had embedded yourself with was lying about Zebari and you certainly don't want that.

It is appalling how so many have been able to use their personal grudges throughout the Iraq War.

Fake news?

Paddy knows all about it.

THE INDEPENDENT was on stronger ground with this quickly published and now pulled story.

They should have pulled Paddy's nonsense and left the story up about the American that's being held -- at Donald Trump's orders -- in Iraq.

Though you'd never know it from Paddy's one-sided 'reporting,' the Baghdad-based government continues its persecution of the KRG.

Iraq cabinet plans to cut Kurdistan share in 2018 federal budgetIraq's cabinet proposed on Sunday to slash the Kurdish share of the country's revenue in the 2018 federal budget, a move that Kurdish officials said was aimed to further…

AP reports:

Iraq’s highest-ranking Sunni is in Washington this week pleading for more military aid for his community’s militias, hoping the Trump administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran’s growing power across the Middle East.
Osama al-Nujaifi is one of Iraq’s three vice presidents, and his brother heads a prominent Iraqi defense faction. Both have been represented in Washington by the same lobbyist employed last year by Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser. In February, Trump fired Flynn, who is now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

It's smart to make that request.

You never know when Hayder's going to return to again persecuting the Sunnis.

The Patrick Cockburn's weren't silent about Nouri al-Maliki.

They glorified Nouri.

They treated the thug like a hero.

But he was a thug -- just like Hayder al-Abadi.

And Hayder's attacking the Kurds now and getting away with it.  This will only strengthen the Kurds.  But the reality is he sees this as getting away with it.

The world press is encouraging him the same way they did Nouri.

They are culpable.

In other news . . .

“Caliph” craps himself and flees in a taxi. No glorious martyrdom for him, then. What a surprise.

Actually, I would assume the real news value in that would be that he's still alive -- crapping and all.

How many times has the US-led coalition claimed to have killed him?

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