Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rep. Dale Kildee to refute child sex abuse/incest claims
Washington Times ^ | 11/20/2011 | Kerry Pickett

Posted on 11/20/2011 10:39:20 AM PST by safetysign

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-69 last
To: All

Less Than $2k To Go
Just A Reminder
Please Don't Forget
To Donate To FR
This Quarter

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


51 posted on 11/20/2011 4:39:35 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: redpoll

You are presenting a situation in which the crime was paid for.

But your original plea seemed to be to let the crimes against the child go unpunished?


52 posted on 11/20/2011 4:51:49 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: visualops
True, but you never see evil Mirror Universe Kirk in his uniform because he's trapped in the "good" universe the whole episode.

I still say Kildee looks like evil Mirror Universe Bob Dole.

GOOD DOLE --------------------------------- EVIL DOLE

53 posted on 11/20/2011 4:52:41 PM PST by BillyBoy (Rick Perry, the governor with a heart... for illegal aliens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: grellis; Perdogg; MichCapCon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Thanks grellis.
Rep. Dale Kildee, Michigan Democrat

54 posted on 11/20/2011 6:32:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: dools0007world

I am a Pitt Alum so I am hard wired to dislike PSU on principle. LOL.


55 posted on 11/20/2011 8:02:21 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Shannon

“Retiring? I wonder what the good congressman’s pension will be.”

CONGRESSMEN SHOULD NOT GET A PENSION!


56 posted on 11/20/2011 8:16:29 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Bodleian_Girl

>>>But your original plea seemed to be to let the crimes against the child go unpunished?<<<

Not at all. But I’m not a police officer, a prosecuting attorney, or a jury, either. I don’t have many facts, except for a news report - and those aren’t famous for accuracy.

Of course, a crime should be punished. An accusation is just the start of the process, not the moment for judgment, though. An accusation made 50 years after the time of the crime is even further cause to hesitate about judgement.

The law will be taking care of the veracity of this incident. My worries are not focused on this incident but the use of the Internet in general to bring forth “blasts from the past.”

I have two worries. First, it is very easy to come from nowhere and make a claim about something that happened a long time ago. Witness Herman Cain. True? Who knows, but it has successfully smeared him. He came into the campaign known for his upright character. Well, that’s been destroyed, based on an accusation from long ago.

Second, it is now easy to find things in our pasts that can be used to humiliate or defame us. Sometimes that means criminal behavior, sometimes unethical or immoral behavior. With the press of a button, a lifetime of repentence can vanish. It is creepy to think that someone can make a false accusation about the distant past.

In any case, the prosecutor will now have to decide what to do. And this guy will always be known as a child molester, whether or not the accusation from five decades old is true or not. If he is, sure, send him to prison and throw away the key.


57 posted on 11/20/2011 9:02:28 PM PST by redpoll
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: safetysign
kildee
58 posted on 11/20/2011 9:28:55 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued; cripplecreek; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; randita; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I think he’s one of the ‘pro-life’ ones, a Stupak clone but in a safer district, Saginaw area.

He’s retiring, his nephew is running in his place. I wonder what the nephew had to do to get his blessing....


59 posted on 11/21/2011 4:29:42 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: BillyBoy

Just briefly when they are locked up in the brig, and he exclaims to Spock something along the lines of “what happened to your beard and where’s my personal guard?!” when Spock explains to the good Kirk how they quickly spotted the imposters because it was easier for the civilized to act like barbarians than for the barbarians to act civilized.

But you are right they do look similar, Kildee and Dole.


60 posted on 11/21/2011 4:32:15 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice

This was right before he was first elected to Congress, which was in 1976. Kildee was 46 or 47 at the time, had been married for over 10 years, and I assume already had the 3 children he had with his wife. If he was running for Congress and clamed he needed a place to stay closer to his campaign HQ or something, it’s not so strange that his cousin and his wife would let him stay in their son’s room in the basement. Whywould they suspect anything?

Which is exactly what makes Kildee a monster if this story is actually true.


61 posted on 11/21/2011 4:40:16 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

Kildee voted consistently pro-life pretty much until Obamacare. But voting pro-life was pretty much Kildee’s only conservative issue position.

In 2002, Kildee was placed in the same district with Democat Congressman Jim Barcia of Bay City, who was far more conservative than Kildee. Barcia ran for the state senate instead, in deference to the much more senior Kildee (who would have been very hard to beat in the primary, and appeared likely to retire within a few years anyhow). Had this story come out 10 years ago (and assuming it’s true) Barcia would still be in Congress, hopefully continuing to vote with the GOP in many key votes. Barcia has expressed interest in running for Congress in 2012 in Kildee’s Dem-leaning MI-05, and if the longshot GOP candidate (a party switcher from Flint) can’t win, I hope that Barcia wins.


62 posted on 11/21/2011 5:03:27 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

If Pitt is like most major universities it’s no different than PSU. It is run by leftists who take every opportunity to propaganidize its students. Which means, by extension, it is immoral as Penn State. Just hasn’t got caught yet.

If Pitt is otherwise I applaud you and your school.


63 posted on 11/21/2011 5:15:41 AM PST by dools0007world
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued

Of course, Barcia might move hard-left anyway if he returns to Congress. Potentially reminds me of my current member, Jim Cooper. When he was a Congressman from the rural 4th, he voted semi-sane. 8 years out of Congress and moves to Nashville and he becomes (until the cretin moonbat from Memphis, Steve Cohen, is elected) the most liberal member from TN.

BTW, we have yet to draw the lines, so not even prominent members of the legislature have any idea what’s going to happen next year (that includes the plan to divide Nashville three-ways). The GOP may wait until the last moment to spring the plans to catch the Dems by surprise (whom are in a very weak state right now). Probably have to credit Zero for giving us a two-year head start for a lasting GOP majority in TN.


64 posted on 11/21/2011 5:21:14 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: SgtHooper

Decades old accusations have become acceptable in the arena of politics. The 24/7 media jumps on them as if all accusations are equal.

A casualty of journalistic ethics has gone by the wayside with the fierce competition between news outlets and the blatant partisanship of same.

It’s impossible to say who is telling the truth after decades. So someone with an axe to grind against a prominent person needs to merely come forth with an attention getting accusation and the accused is ruined.

Although I’m always glad to see a Democrat resign, esp. in a swing district, at some point this becomes ridiculous.

The more common it becomes, the less seriously it will be taken to the point where even if it is truthful, people will just nod off in boredom.


65 posted on 11/21/2011 5:33:35 AM PST by randita (I'm not a percentage. I'm a free person.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

Cooper was never as conservative as the pro-life, pro-gun Barcia, and Barcia is staying in Bay City (not moving to a different district in Ann Arbor or something) and has continued to vote the same way in the MI state senate over the past decade, so I think that Jim Barcia is still the same Jim Barcia.


66 posted on 11/21/2011 6:40:56 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: AuH2ORepublican

If he could even win a Dem primary that demands ultraleft allegiance.


67 posted on 11/21/2011 6:44:19 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

Barcia would have won in 2002 had Kildee retired. After that, perhaps you’re right and he may have been defeated by a peacenik ultraliberal in 2006 or 2008, but Flint, Saginaw and Bay City ain’t Lansing, East Lansing and Ann Arbor.


68 posted on 11/21/2011 6:57:42 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 67 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice

Kildee is denying the allegations, and says that the events were from 50 (not 35, as I had assumed) years ago: http://www.freep.com/article/20111120/NEWS07/111120031/U-S-Rep-Dale-Kildee-denies-sex-abuse-says-relatives-tried-blackmail-him?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE So I don’t see what Kildee’s initial congressional run in 1976 had to do with the alleged abuse, as the quote from the article quoted in post #10 implies.


69 posted on 11/21/2011 7:29:32 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-69 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson