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Lucy Flores, a former assemblywoman from Nevada, recently accused former Vice-President and 2020 presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, of touching her inappropriately, alleging that he had hugged her without consent, along with kissing her on the back of the head and smelling her hair. Since she spoke out, seven more accusers have come out of the woodwork.
The funny thing is, none of Biden’s accusers, including Flores, have accused him of doing anything more than giving them an unwanted hug and invading their personal space. Some have even indicated that they would still vote for him if he won the 2020 democratic presidential nomination. If that’s so, then I guess my next question would be, “Then what the f*ck are you whining about?”
Listen, I get that he made these women feel uncomfortable, but I don’t think it’s right to hit the panic button and raise this issue to the defcon level of say, Harvey Weinstein. Joe just seems to be an old guy who is affectionate and doesn’t quite understand the concept of ‘personal space’. Give the guy a break. At his age, he’s pretty much set in his ways, and he comes from a time when you didn’t need a written permission slip to give somebody a hug.
Ever since the #MeToo movement began, women have beaten men over the head with how uncomfortable they get when they’re treated a certain way, and yes, we agree that it’s not right, and a lot of us on the y-chromosome side of the street are trying to change, but women have got to accept the fact that it’s NOT going to happen overnight. We’re gonna say dumb things, do things unintentionally that might make you uncomfortable, but we’re trying to the right thing. But you can only change so much in a short span of time.
And ladies, you know what would be a big help to us in the meantime? SPEAK UP! Men are not mindreaders, yet women still expect us to know when something is wrong. I know this may come as a shock, but we don’t. Most of the time, we’re oblivious. Not because we don’t care, but because we aren’t aware. Men are simple creatures. It’s just that cut and dried. No big mystery.
Lucy Flores has had YEARS to speak up, but she waited until now to say something, which I find highly suspect. Being that she’s a hardcore Berner, I think she’s just crying foul to keep Biden out of the 2020 running because if and when he announces, he’ll be the immediate frontrunner. I think the Berners are determined to do anything they can to keep the nomination from being ‘stolen’ from him again. That’s just my theory, though.
In all honesty, I think this is all pure horseshit. Flores is acting like a little girl in kindergarten screaming about some little boy, “He touched me! He touched me! Ick!” I mean, it’s not like he grabbed her by the pussy or anything.
Speaking of pussy-grabbing, Trump is having a field day with this whole Biden controversy, despite the fact that he has been accused of sexual harassment, himself. That’s kinda like R. Kelly calling out Michael Jackson for being a skeevy perv. I dunno what that dipshit is laughing about; say what you want about but Joe Biden, but at least he’s never wanted to bang his own daughter. And before I forget to mention it, you CAN’T get cancer from a windmill, you moron. Though you might get it from spray tan overuse. Fingers crossed!
Beyond that, Trump is the LAST person who should be calling anyone creepy. If it wasn’t for his money and army of scumbag lawyers, he would be number one on the sex offenders list. I’m pretty sure if he could have a harem of underage wives, they’d all be locked up in the west wing right about now, and Melania would be their handler/madam.
I shouldn’t have to say this, but I will anyway, now is the time when those of us on the left need to be united. We can’t afford to keep quibbling over stupid and petty shit. We can’t afford tribalism right now. Once the election begins, our focus should be getting Trump out of the White House and bringing our country to some semblance of normality.
On the matter of respecting people’s personal space, just be mindful of a person’s level of comfort with you. Save the affection for the people who really deserve it- friends and loved ones. Just be kind and respectful to everyone else. It ain’t that hard.
In the meantime, if you wanna hug somebody, make sure you get them to sign a waiver first. Just kidding. Or not.