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Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 11, 2017 - 10:21am

bummed out. i love him.

i even paid $30 for his internet series HORACE AND PETE, which was a lot to me.

Submitted by kev374 on November 11, 2017 - 3:16pm.

what's the big deal? He did not do half as much as our commander in chief who is a #1 sexual predator and yet throngs of people worship him...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 11, 2017 - 5:17pm.

hes very very funny to me

Submitted by njtosd on November 11, 2017 - 10:54pm.

The rate of narcissism and exhibitionism among entertainers and politicians (regardless of party affiliation) is staggering. I’m so sick of all of it.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 12, 2017 - 9:37am.

why would non natcissidtic nonexhibitionists seek power or fame?

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 12, 2017 - 12:26pm.

njtosd wrote:
The rate of narcissism and exhibitionism among entertainers and politicians (regardless of party affiliation) is staggering. I’m so sick of all of it.

Sex wise, we are all the same. But only 1 party has godly superior family values.

And only 1 party elects and nominates known sexual harassers. Clarence Thomas is one of them.

Submitted by Rich Toscano on November 12, 2017 - 1:33pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
njtosd wrote:
The rate of narcissism and exhibitionism among entertainers and politicians (regardless of party affiliation) is staggering. I’m so sick of all of it.

Sex wise, we are all the same. But only 1 party has godly superior family values.

And only 1 party elects and nominates known sexual harassers. Clarence Thomas is one of them.

Nice political threadjack. How do you not know, at this point, not to do this?

PSA for those recently joining us (if there are any such, these days): don't inject lame partisan bickering into unrelated topics. It's obnoxious and everyone hates it. EVERYONE HATES IT.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 12, 2017 - 3:10pm.

make america funny again

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 12, 2017 - 3:10pm.

we should not idolize people.

we will always be let down.

but louie, i love you, man.

things arent gonna be the same tho.

you spoke for us.

i hope he can find a way forwatd thats funny.

other comedians suck so bad compared to louie...

Submitted by njtosd on November 12, 2017 - 3:12pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
njtosd wrote:
The rate of narcissism and exhibitionism among entertainers and politicians (regardless of party affiliation) is staggering. I’m so sick of all of it.

Sex wise, we are all the same. But only 1 party has godly superior family values.

And only 1 party elects and nominates known sexual harassers. Clarence Thomas is one of them.

Oh please. Have you forgotten Bill Clinton? I voted for him and I thought he was a very good president. But he had issues. How many times did Ted Kennedy get elected after Chappaquiddick? And let’s not even start on Illinois politicians.

Most people believe that they are on the side of the good guys. I’m never sure.

PS - just saw Rich’s post. Thanks.

Submitted by njtosd on November 12, 2017 - 3:14pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
we should not idolize people.

we will always be let down.

but louie, i love you, man.

things arent gonna be the same tho.

you spoke for us.

i hope he can find a way forwatd thats funny.

other comedians suck so bad compared to louie...

It’s hard to tell a side splitting G-rated joke. It takes intelligence and wit. That is in short supply. Billy Crystal did a good job of it. So did Bob Newhart.

Submitted by zk on November 12, 2017 - 5:27pm.

njtosd wrote:

It’s hard to tell a side splitting G-rated joke. It takes intelligence and wit. That is in short supply. Billy Crystal did a good job of it. So did Bob Newhart.

Agree. And Brian Regan.

Submitted by zk on November 12, 2017 - 5:27pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
we should not idolize people.

we will always be let down.

but louie, i love you, man.

things arent gonna be the same tho.

you spoke for us.

i hope he can find a way forwatd thats funny.

other comedians suck so bad compared to louie...

Concur.

His comedy really cuts through the bs while at the same time being extraordinarily funny. He's my favorite.

If anyone can find a way forward from this that's funny, it's him.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 13, 2017 - 2:28pm.

njtosd, some people believe that the context of past times apply and they use that to justify their heroes. And some people still use old historical texts to justify present behavior.

However, I believe we need to evolve with the times and reject anachronistic ideas. Judge people on how they address things in the present, by our own standards.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 13, 2017 - 2:29pm.

I love Bill Mayer. Hope no allegations surface against him.

Submitted by SK in CV on November 13, 2017 - 6:23pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
I love Bill Mayer. Hope no allegations surface against him.

Who is that? A cross between Bill Moyers and Bill Maher?

Submitted by njtosd on November 14, 2017 - 11:19am.

FlyerInHi wrote:
njtosd, some people believe that the context of past times apply and they use that to justify their heroes. And some people still use old historical texts to justify present behavior.

However, I believe we need to evolve with the times and reject anachronistic ideas. Judge people on how they address things in the present, by our own standards.

Again I say, oh please. This quote may have gotten you a B on your middle school civics essay, but it is ridiculous in the present context.

and PS: Please tell me in what historical context it was appropriate to let a young girl drown in order to avoid exposing your extramarital affairs?

Submitted by NotCranky on November 14, 2017 - 11:48am.

Wasn't it Louis CK who said, If you like laws, sausages or youth sports, you should never watch any of them being made" ?

BTW, infinite numbers of females have rubbed their stuff on men without asking, when trying to get a better deal on a car, or a kitchen remodel , or get a good or free deal on having closets lined with cedar, or they have used ploys to like, "I need my stove fixed" to get a man with higher sexual market value into their lair, so they can make a hard pass on them. How about rubbing on a guy to make their boyfriend jealous? Men don't have the market corned on groping or other forms of "sexual misconduct"….and that's funny.

Submitted by NotCranky on November 14, 2017 - 12:04pm.
Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 14, 2017 - 7:46pm.

NotCranky wrote:
Wasn't it Louis CK who said, If you like laws, sausages or youth sports, you should never watch any of them being made" ?

BTW, infinite numbers of females have rubbed their stuff on men without asking, when trying to get a better deal on a car, or a kitchen remodel , or get a good or free deal on having closets lined with cedar, or they have used ploys to like, "I need my stove fixed" to get a man with higher sexual market value into their lair, so they can make a hard pass on them. How about rubbing on a guy to make their boyfriend jealous? Men don't have the market corned on groping or other forms of "sexual misconduct"….and that's funny.

I think seduction is ok. But using physical, economic or social power to coerce and force is not ok. So a female could say “you’re so muscular and sexy” without that being considered harassment. And she can gaze with seductive eyes or dress in a “distracting” manner.

If we lived in an Amazon type society where women had power and could coerce men as boytoys then the situation would be different.

A lot of rich powerful men don’t understand seduction. They want to buy everything in a transactional manner.

As a man, I’m ok with giving up power because power comes with lots of obligations and responsibilities also.

Submitted by njtosd on November 15, 2017 - 12:46am.

NotCranky wrote:
Wasn't it Louis CK who said, If you like laws, sausages or youth sports, you should never watch any of them being made" ?

The quote (minus the reference to youth sports) is as old as the hills. In terms of your views of women, perhaps that’s your experience but it seems very out of the ordinary to me.

Submitted by njtosd on November 16, 2017 - 1:16am.

harvey wrote:
njtosd wrote:
and PS: Please tell me in what historical context it was appropriate to let a young girl drown in order to avoid exposing your extramarital affairs?

The woman that was killed in Kennedy's car accident was 28. He was reckless and negligent, but he never deliberately intended to hurt anyone.

The girl Roy Moore tried to diddle was 14. She was one of many.

Big difference.

I agree with you, to a point - I could easily argue that the failure to assist when you’ve put someone in a desperate situation shows some intent. I don’t defend Roy Moore - he seems like a stereotypical dirty old man and my guess is he’s done just what he’s accused of. My point in responding to Brian is, and I’ve made it before, I’m not seeing either side decidedly perched on the moral high ground. And if Brian needs another example, let’s consider (former) Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. So far I believe he’s been accused of molestation by 5 children. And how could we forget Anthony Weiner? I don’t see him as a real “family values” kind of guy.

Submitted by NotCranky on November 16, 2017 - 12:55pm.

I don't agree that one party exclusively makes claims that their moral values are the to go to decrease depravity or have a better humanity in this country.

The progressives think that all the SjW programs and version of humanity , which we must assume they apply to themselves, is the best way and if you aren't a devotee then you are thrown in the unprotected class bucket,deplorables if you will. This attitude has not lessened the occurrence of "sleaze balls and criminals" amongst them. Or, in my opinion even brought their constituents to higher ground on the whole than any other party.

Submitted by NotCranky on November 16, 2017 - 12:56pm.

njtosd wrote:
NotCranky wrote:
Wasn't it Louis CK who said, If you like laws, sausages or youth sports, you should never watch any of them being made" ?

The quote (minus the reference to youth sports) is as old as the hills. In terms of your views of women, perhaps that’s your experience but it seems very out of the ordinary to me.

Please don't equate some observations of some women with my views of women. Thank you.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 20, 2017 - 3:39pm.

Oh no! Charlie Rose is a pervert. Can’t watch him anymore.

Submitted by carlsbadworker on November 20, 2017 - 4:52pm.

Focus on the work, away from the character.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 20, 2017 - 5:33pm.

Charlie Rose is so civilized. Big disappointment.

Submitted by PCinSD on November 21, 2017 - 1:47am.

Rich Toscano wrote:

Nice political threadjack. How do you not know, at this point, not to do this?

PSA for those recently joining us (if there are any such, these days): don't inject lame partisan bickering into unrelated topics. It's obnoxious and everyone hates it. EVERYONE HATES IT.

You know damn well he's aware of your "rule". More importantly, he knows there are zero consequences to continuing to thumb his nose at your rules. Sad, but true.

Submitted by zk on November 29, 2017 - 4:26pm.

Back to the subject of sexual misconduct.

Scenario:

You're a guy like, say, Matt Lauer. You're rich, famous, and good-looking. There are a lot of women out there who want to have sex with you. Even sex with no strings. And, of course, a lot who don't.

And you're also in a position of power. You can make or break careers.

Are you required to never approach a woman at work regarding sex? Are you required never to approach any woman in your entire field? It seems any approach would put the woman in a position that so many women have found themselves in. They think (some of them correctly) that refusing could hurt their careers. So they say yes, even though they don't want to.

What if a woman is giving you "the signals?" Signals, Jerry, signals!! What if she's got the semaphore flags out, with her arms fully extended and waving fiercely, flags making all kinds of noise as she flaps them around, and a look on her face that says, "look! I'm right here! I'm waving these flags at you!" You can't act on that without risking your own career. You could say, "it appears you want to have sex with me. Is that correct?" Even if you say that (and on the off chance it doesn't kill the mood), you're still the one bringing it up and asking the woman to have sex (presumably asking, if she says that you are correct). What if she's giving more subtle signals? You sure as hell don't want to screw with that. What if she walks right up to you, unbeckoned, and says, "I want to have sex with you right now in that storeroom right there?"

While never approaching a woman regarding sex in this scenario might be a wise policy, should it really be required? Is there a way to approach a woman in that situation without putting her in a position that you shouldn't put her in? I mean, even if you say, "yes, I'm Matt Lauer. I can make or break your career. But I won't. A "no" from you won't be a problem for you." Even if you say something like that, there's a chance they'll feel pressured anyway.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on November 29, 2017 - 6:38pm.

Matt Lauer is not goodlooking. Just average. Below average if he weren’t rich. Garrison Keillor is downright ugly. I can see them using power in different forms for sex.

I think it’s pretty easy to tell sexual harassment. Don’t have sex with people you supervise. In the military they have non fraternization rules which they may not enforce. The policies make sense to me.

Submitted by zk on November 29, 2017 - 6:44pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:

I think it’s pretty easy to tell sexual harassment. Don’t have sex with people you supervise.

Your interpretation of sexual harassment is comically narrow. Many men have had their careers go to their doom because of, and many women have been damaged by, behavior that isn't even close to your definition of harassment.

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