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Democrats Call For San Diego Mayor To Resign

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Democrats gathered for their national summer meeting have voted unanimously to demand the resignation of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner because of numerous sexual harassment allegations against him.

Friday's vote during the Democratic National Committee's meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., came as San Diego's City Council was mulling a deal with the former Democratic congressmen that could include his leaving office.

The DNC's resolution passed on a voice vote of 230 of the committee's members.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday called Filner's conduct "outrageous" and "unacceptable" and repeated her call for him to resign.

More than a dozen women have accused Filner of sexual harassment. Some of the women contend he cornered, groped and forcibly kissed them.

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thompsonrichard | August 23, 2013 at 4:09 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could begin impeachment proceedings against POTUS Barack Obama, although he has made no suggestion that he might leave Michelle and abandon his teenage daughters. Plus no allegations of sexual infidelity have been lodged against him. Two Hundred and Thirty Democrats have already voted, unanimously in a voice vote (see story above) to demand the resignation of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner because of alleged sexual harassment of women. This Friday afternoon vote came during the Democratic National Committee’s meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., overlapping the first part of San Diego’s City Council meeting mulling a deal with the former 10-term U.S Rep. (D-CA) that could include his leaving his current [as of 4:03 pm] office.
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) is “flat wrong” about sentiment in the House for Obama's impeachment, former Republican National Committee chair Michel Steele said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” recently. "Impeachment prior to the approaching midterm elections, might cause voters to revolt." He added that the talk over radios from Bangor to San Diego about impeachment by GOP lawmakers was asinine. “If you really want to give away the House, go ahead, start impeachment. Because the fact of the matter is the public as a whole would repel against that so much that it wouldn’t even be funny,” he said.
On 19 Sept. 1977, a grand jury in Los Angeles determined that there was sufficient evidence supporting the allegation that Roman Polanski had sexually assaulted a 13-year old girl. If the psychiatric evaluation indicated that Polanski suffered from a disorder, that might alleviate a sentence of guilty, the maximum penalty of which was/is 50 years behind bars. Polanski absconded.
During the 2010 campaign, the then-City Attorney of Los Angeles, her opponent in the general election, had Polanski arrested in Switzerland simultaneously accusing Harris of being soft on crime. Fast forward to election night: Kamala's opponent made an ill-advised victory speech but she won by a 303 vote margin. Ought Polanski return to Hollywood without a deal? Some time ago, Polanski did receive an award from the Academy, but I think Robert Redford accepted on his behalf.
In the biggest refund yet from the California energy crisis, a government-owned Canadian utility just recently agreed to a $750 million settlement with state officials and the state's largest utilities. According to Attorney General Harris, the Canadian utility was buying California electricity, shipping it to Canada and then exporting it back to the state at huge markups.

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CarlosDangler | August 25, 2013 at 5:03 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

Chicken Little likes to walk in the woods. She likes to look at the trees. She likes to smell the flowers. She likes to listen to the birds singing.
One day while she is walking an acorn falls from a tree, and hits the top of her little head.
- My, oh, my, the sky is falling. I must run and tell the lion about it, - says Chicken Little and begins to run.
She runs and runs. By and by she meets the hen.
- Where are you going? - asks the hen.
- Oh, Henny Penny, the sky is falling and I am going to the lion to tell him about it.
- How do you know it? - asks Henny Penny.
- It hit me on the head, so I know it must be so, - says Chicken Little.
- Let me go with you! - says Henny Penny. - Run, run.
So the two run and run until they meet Ducky Lucky.
- The sky is falling, - says Henny Penny. - We are going to the lion to tell him about it.
- How do you know that? - asks Ducky Lucky.
- It hit Chicken Little on the head, - says Henny Penny.
- May I come with you? - asks Ducky Lucky.
- Come, - says Henny Penny.
So all three of them run on and on until they meet Foxey Loxey.
- Where are you going? - asks Foxey Loxey.
- The sky is falling and we are going to the lion to tell him about it, - says Ducky Lucky.
- Do you know where he lives? - asks the fox.
- I don't, - says Chicken Little.
- I don't, - says Henny Penny.
- I don't, - says Ducky Lucky.
- I do, - says Foxey Loxey. - Come with me and I can show you the way.
He walks on and on until he comes to his den.
- Come right in, - says Foxey Loxey.
They all go in, but they never, never come out again.

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