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  1. #1 Great-grandmother the 16th woman to accuse Filner of sexual harassment 
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    'He told me he could go all night:'Great-grandmother becomes the 16th woman to accuse San Diego mayor of sexual harassment

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...arassment.html

    • Peggy Shannon, 67, works part-time at the Senior Citizens Service Desk in the lobby of the City Administration Building
    • Shannon claimed in a press conference Thursday that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner once grabbed her and kissed her
    • She says he also once told her he could 'go eight hours' in an apparent reference to sex
    • Shannon is the 16th woman to make sexual harassment claims against Filner, 70, in the last month

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    Three Women: We Told Democratic Officials About Filner's Harassment Years Ago
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybens...s-ago-n1665273



    ...In 2011, at least three women warned the head of the San Diego County Democratic Party of stories in the community about then-Rep. Bob Filner making inappropriate advances toward professional women with whom he'd come in contact through his political position. Former California State Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, San Diego County Democratic Central Committee member Martha Sullivan, and Escondido City Council member Olga Diaz all brought uncomfortable incidents to the attention of Jess Durfee, who was until the end of 2012 Democratic Party chairman for San Diego, the eighth-largest city in America. What happened next illustrates the enormous challenge the situation presented to local Democrats, who were looking to Filner as their best shot at retaking the mayor's seat in the heavily Republican community for the first time since 1992. It also reveals the party's short-sighted and ultimately self-destructive failure to do due diligence on the accusations, which were presented to the party secondhand and yet failed to trigger any kind of substantive investigation, or even an intra-party conversation with a lawyer...

    She brought six women's stories to Durfee in the summer of 2011, she said, though she did not have any direct experience of inappropriate conduct herself. We're all wondering, 'Why didn't the chairman listen to our concerns? "We're all wondering, 'Why didn't the chairman listen to our concerns?'" Saldaña said. "His defense now is that he spoke to Filner privately and Filner assured him no one had filed a formal complaint .... I mean, he wasn't harassing people in his office the way he's accused of now. He was harassing constituents, or professional women who basically needed to maintain a working relationship with him. So of course they weren't going to file a formal complaint against a seated congressman."....
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    Funny how the party that accused the Republicans on that "war on women" doesn't really seem to care all that much. Anything to grab power. Politics is a dirty game.
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    The guy is a pig and all, but did you see who the latest accuser's attorney is? Gloria Allred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The guy is a pig and all, but did you see who the latest accuser's attorney is? Gloria Allred.
    That is certainly a mistake on her part but allred works for the Democrat party machine quite often and the party does need to unload this baggage soon.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Funny how the party that accused the Republicans on that "war on women" doesn't really seem to care all that much.
    If Filner had said the n-word, he'd already have resigned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    If Filner had said the n-word, he'd already have resigned.
    Why? Bobby Byrd hung out in the senate for decades, and he used the N-word repeatedly in public. Democrats have different rules.
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    Filner imbroglio is all about greed
    Business community reveals it plans to pick your pockets



    Don Bauder, August 1, 2013


    A story in the Aug. 1 Union-Tribune tells all that has to be known about the Filner slaughter. First, the city attorney's office issued two dubious opinions to smooth the way for a recall. City Attorney Goldsmith, a toady for the downtown corporate welfare crowd, has been an enemy of Filner from the beginning. But then comes this quote, which is all you need to know about what is going to happen. Bill Geppert, co-chairman of the San Diego Business Alliance, stated, "We are convinced that the crisis has done serious damage to the city of San Diego's business climate. Our tourism marketing industry has been gutted, the film Commission has been disbanded, the Chargers stadium talks are dead in the water, developers are being put in difficult positions or are simply not pursuing important projects. This must stop."

    In short, Geppert is attacking Filner for doing all the things he was elected to do. The tourism marketing effort has been slowed because Filner wanted the hotels to pay their way. They have not done so. The Film Commission has always had a dubious mission. The Chargers stadium talks SHOULD be dead in the water. This will be another case of colossal corporate welfare for a billionaire family. Developers SHOULD be put in difficult positions. They have run the City far too long. Filner was correctly trying to put them in their place. Filner was ousted by a pre-planned cabal plotted by people saying they have a progressive agenda. But the keys to the City have been turned back to the downtown overlords who lost the election.

    Yes, Filner's disgusting behavior -- almost all of it occurring long before he was elected mayor -- helped bring this on. But no one could have stopped the hysteria once the mainstream media twisted reality like a pretzel. Taxpayers and financial stability will be the losers. When the hysteria dies down in six months or a year, San Diego will be a laughingstock, at least among those who understand how politics works -- and fails to work.

    Read more: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblog...#ixzz2cOv7qFUW
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