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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Michigan state senator is under fire after he reportedly told a young female reporter that a group of high school boys touring the state Capitol could "have a lot of fun" with her if she stuck around.

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Meh poorly worded for sure but doesn't seem intentional.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-15 03:22 PM | Reply

I suspect he was playing to the fantasies of a bunch of 'horny' teenage boys, showing off that he remembers from when he was a student at that same all-boys high school, which in NO way excused him for making the lewd and suggestive remarks to a young female reporter which he did. I would hope that if there were any of the boy's parents or teachers present, that they would have objected as well, and if they didn't, that just goes to show how we've lost our respect for individuals in these trying times.

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-01-15 03:58 PM | Reply

So now the rethugs are okay with child porn and with overt sexual harassment?

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-01-15 04:39 PM | Reply

Not going to lie, I clicked on the story to see how hot she was.

I'm sick, and I need help.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-01-15 06:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I think all boys schools give boys a warped view of women. I have no such excuse for my stunted mentality.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2020-01-15 06:48 PM | Reply

Not going to lie, I clicked on the story to see how hot she was.

I'm sick, and I need help.

#4 | POSTED BY BORED

Same here. And you're not sick, you're just bored.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-15 07:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Did he say he was a woman? I mean, these are Catholic boys that know priests. Why did the Republican first think that Allison was a guy? And, why shouldn't Catholic boys be interested in this male reporter? Isn't the idea woke?

#7 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-01-15 07:36 PM | Reply

##4-6

As did I but I do have the Jesuit HS excuse. That being said, men are pigs and always will be.

If you look at her twitter page she covers "LGTBQ and women's issues" for her paper, so sending her to an all boys school seems to be a curious decision.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-15 07:36 PM | Reply

If you look at her twitter page she covers "LGTBQ and women's issues" for her paper, so sending her to an all boys school seems to be a curious decision.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter

She was NOT at an all-boys school. She was reporting from the state capital building in Lansing, MI. She had stopped the State Senator to ask him a question after a Senate session had ended. It appears that he was meeting with the students from the all-boys high school, which also happened to be his alma mater, and it was while he was in their presence that he made the outrageous remarks in question, ones that appeared to be intended to embarrass her in front of the teenage boys. The reporter was where she was supposed to be. It was the state Senator who was out of line in terms of what happened next.

OCU

#9 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-01-15 07:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

I clicked on the story to see how hot she was.

Err... that's what I did too. LOL

If you look at her twitter page

And that's why RIGHTLEFTCENTER went to her twitter page too, the shallow bastard.

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-16 12:03 AM | Reply

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Not bad.

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-16 12:06 AM | Reply

"Just the tip. promise." - Michigan Man

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-16 02:59 AM | Reply

Our DNA compels our genetic desire to seek out the best child bearing females, and conversely, males.
Excerpt: Pleased to Meet Me, by Bill Sullivan, genetic scientist

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-01-16 05:57 AM | Reply

Most women these days have eyes like they were doing social media, twitter, instagram, for 10 hours straight. Eyes go dead. Or worse, like they snorted coke and are suffering withdrawal.

This one however has got nice bright eyes. Curious eyes. Which makes her attractive.

Girls by their nature are more curious than boys... it makes them more feline. It's nice when it shows.

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-16 07:01 AM | Reply

So called "journalist" and activist finds offence everywhere even in innocent statements. They use their "offence" to influence the speech habits of normals. A form a of censorship.

He was wrong as I'm sure no one has fun when she's around.

#15 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-16 07:50 AM | Reply

His wife and three kids must be so proud. Not.

Pro tip to "Little Pete": before flapping your yap (1) make sure the guns are all locked up at home, and (2) check the weather forecast--January is a rough time of year to sleep in your car in Michigan...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-16 09:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You're living in the Year 2020.

Think before you say something stupid like that. People know better, no excuse.

#17 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-01-16 11:03 AM | Reply

The proper response to humorless woke-scolds is derision, he said derisively.

#18 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-16 11:09 AM | Reply

You're living in the Year 2020.

Think before you say something stupid like that. People know better, no excuse.

#17 | Posted by brass30

It looks like an innocent remark. But in this hyper sensitive environment liberals have created, this happens.

I dont think he meant it in a sexual way. But liberals are trying to make outrage about a perceived sexual comment when it's not sexual.

Nothing to be outraged about..

#19 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-16 11:21 AM | Reply

"It was awkward for me when I went to college and I first met a woman, I didn't even know how to act around a woman." - Sen. Peter Lucido

Guess you still don't or you were insinuating something based on the fact you in were found to be a member of violent anti-woman governor facebook group.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-16 11:22 AM | Reply

"I dont think he meant it in a sexual way. But liberals are trying to make outrage about a perceived sexual comment when it's not sexual.
Nothing to be outraged about.."

You're a liar. You know exactly what he meant. You gain no respect by lying here. I wouldn't say that if I thought you were really that dumb.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-16 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't know what he meant. I don't know the guy.

But remember....practically ANYBODY can get elected to state office.

BFD

anybody who pretends to KNOW what he meant? THAT is a liar.

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-16 11:47 AM | Reply

#19 | Posted by boaz

As the article says - making excuses for such behavior.

She was asking him about a news article that stated he was part of a Facebook page that called for violence against Democrats and Muslims.

From the article:
"Metro Times identified dozens of recent posts promoting or threatening violence, primarily against Whitmer, U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Elissa Slotkin, American Muslims, and Dearborn. Hundreds of comments were posted each day, and many included vulgar insults against women, Muslims, Democrats, and LGTBQ+ communities."

It had over 9000 members include Herr Lucido.

#23 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-16 11:48 AM | Reply

"You're a liar. You know exactly what he meant"

no, he doesn't. that's why he said "I don't think...."

Do you expect to be taken seriously when you can't bother to read the comment before calling someone a liar?

#24 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-16 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#21,

Actually, no I dont Danni...

I dont think it was meant as a sexual comment. Get your liberal mind out of the gutter.

#25 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-16 11:55 AM | Reply

"So now the rethugs are okay with child porn and with overt sexual harassment?

#3 | POSTED BY KUDZU "

Over react much?

Kudzu sees stealing a hotdog from the 7-11 as grand larceny -- as long as it's a 'rethug' doing it, of course.

If the thief was a democrat, Kudzu would support him. He would explain that the thief was only trying to feed his hungry baby whose starvation was the fault of the rethugs.

#26 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-16 11:58 AM | Reply

Great article! The more reports we get of people getting "objectified and humiliated" so easily, the faster we can come together as a nation and find a way to help these poor souls who seem to not be able to live in the real world. These are the people who we need to look at in terms of mental instability and should not own a gun of any kind.

#27 | Posted by humtake at 2020-01-16 12:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#22 | Posted by eberly

How about you go read my link in 23. That's what she was asking him about. Then you might re-evaluate his response or you should. There are few things to remember. First you are who you associate with. Second he is a powerful individual. Finally your words have meaning and you should use them wisely.

Anyone that's a member of a group like that is either downright stupid or lying when they say nothing was meant by their comments. I for one am glad she had the nerve to call him out. It takes strength to do that and especially as a young professional. If he even simply joined the group for exposure and votes it is no excuse. You are now associating with people that think that way and advocate for violence.

#28 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-16 12:13 PM | Reply

28

have you ever liked a page on Facebook? Yes, this guy doesn't like the governor but a lot of folks like social media pages that agree with them....but they can't control what a bunch of hateful psychos post on such pages.

perhaps, this guy is an imbecile and should just unlike that page and move on.

But that doesn't change what I was addressing...which was what exactly he meant by the comment. I don't know....yes, he strikes me as being an imbecile.

I know what Danni wants...and maybe even you...that this guy was openly trying to arrange either a --------- or a gang rape on this woman because he was so pissed about the question.....oh, and because he's a massive hateful racist.

That could all be true......but you don't know that.

#29 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-16 12:26 PM | Reply

#29 | Posted by eberly

Nice "whataboutism". Didn't read the article did you?

Liking a page is different from joining a group. He joined the group. He should have been familiar with what the postings were about with a quick scan and left the group - unless of course those are his thoughts and kind of people. And what do you know - he was sharing posts since November from the group. And let's ignore that and for giggles say your excuse flies - here is the crux of the issue He KNEW what he was being asked about. As a "Professional" Law Maker he should have been aware of using such suggestive and insinuating language when that was the topic of conversation. What excuse can you make for that?

Now for your "whataboutism" - AS A PROFESSIONAL I have done things like follow others and join groups and I am aware there is now an overlap between my PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL social media. I am very aware of the groups I am joining and who I am following. AS AN AVERAGE JOE Yes I have joined a couple groups - for my hobbies. I don't join any groups or like anything I don't condone and for that matter nothing political. I know very well what I am joining when I join or like. Sometimes you can make a mistake - I get it everyone is careless at some point. I personally mostly despise Social Media.

#30 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-16 12:48 PM | Reply

"As a "Professional" Law Maker he should have been aware of using such suggestive and insinuating language when that was the topic of conversation. What excuse can you make for that?"

If I had an excuse for what he said or that group on facebook then I would have offered it already.

whataboutism? where am I doing that?

I'm not excusing anything. In fact, I already stated repeatedly that he's likely an imbecile.

#31 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-16 12:58 PM | Reply

This is not a matter of being "woke". We live in an age where all gender related comments are scrutinized for underlying sexual innuendo. We all know this. We may not like it. We may want to blame liberals, women, lesbians or whoever you want. But these are the times we live in. This State Senator was a moron. And even though many Republicans on this thread are trying to defend him, even he knows it. He issued an apology.

#32 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-16 01:16 PM | Reply

My main interest for posting on this thread is because due to my profession, I have gotten to know many state legislators over the past 20 years.

I can't stress this enough....almost anybody can get elected to state office.

It's barely worth your time if you have anything better to do so it attracts some folks who offer little except their time.

#33 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-16 01:55 PM | Reply

She's a cry-bully, normals shouldn't have to check their speech just because a cry-bully is offended. They're always offended and it just encourages them to be offended at less and less.

#34 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-16 02:48 PM | Reply

It looks like an innocent remark.

LOL...so if someone said that to your daughter, you'd be ok with it?

Look, I'm not saying he needs to resign, but he should get grief for it. It's completely wrong.

#35 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-01-16 02:55 PM | Reply

I'd like to have fun with her all night long but that's a weird and creepy thing to say to her.

It also raises the Specter of just what the heck this politician and his classmates did in their spare time.

#36 | Posted by Tor at 2020-01-16 03:04 PM | Reply

She's a cry-bully, normals shouldn't have to check their speech just because a cry-bully is offended.

It's creepy as hell to directly suggest to a woman's face that a bunch of underage boys want to plow her. This has nothing to do with being a baby, today's culture, liberals, etc. It would have been creepy 40 years ago, but the woman probably would have just had to walk home embarrassed and internalize the shame. I don't miss those days but it's clear a bunch of fake macho conservatives do.

#37 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-16 03:04 PM | Reply

Do toy commercials that claim your child will have fun playing with them suggest sex too? Absurd.

I have no idea what he meant, he could have meant that the students would have fun interacting her as a journalist or could it have been sarcastic comment in that he perceived her to be a buzz-kill sourpuss.

#38 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-16 03:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I have no idea what he meant

Then you're a ------- idiot.

#39 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-16 03:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's barely worth your time if you have anything better to do so it attracts some folks who offer little except their time.

#33 | Posted by eberly

THAT is the problem. Tools like him get into the state legislatures and screw things up. Then if we are really unlucky they move up.

#40 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-16 04:46 PM | Reply

#31 | Posted by eberly

I don't know if you glanced over the bit about his activity in that group... As for defending it sounded that way.

It wasn't exactly a whataboutism - I will grant you that. It was a "whataboutyou".

#41 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-16 04:58 PM | Reply

Meh poorly worded for sure but doesn't seem intentional.
#1 | POSTED BY JPW

What was he intending to say, then?
I think he was intending to say boys would love to run a train on her.
You?

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-16 05:00 PM | Reply

#42 I had the same question.

#43 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-16 05:05 PM | Reply

I aM sURe tHaT He jUST wAnTeD tO PlAY YaHtZeE WiTh HeR

#44 | Posted by dylanfan at 2020-01-16 09:25 PM | Reply

I guess it is true, in this future everyone, including a state rep that no one has ever heard of will be famous for 15 minutes.

#45 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-01-16 11:42 PM | Reply

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