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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (DEM) accused of forcibly kissing, groping women
LA Times ^ | 7/15/2013 | By Tony Perry

Posted on 07/15/2013 6:14:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

SAN DIEGO -- Three ex-supporters repeated their demand for Mayor Bob Filner to resign Monday and said he forcibly kissed two constituents and grabbed the buttocks and breast of a staff member. Filner's behavior toward women is so egregious that women who work for him call him a "dirty old man" and coined the phrases "the Filner headlock" and "the Filner dance" to describe how he isolates women and then makes unwanted advances, attorney Marco Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said a sexual harassment claim will be filed with city officials. Also, lawsuits are a possibility, he said.

"Bob Filner is tragically unsafe for any women to approach," an angry ex-Councilwoman Donna Frye said at a news conference outside City Hall.

Five supporters of Filner picketed the news conference, carrying signs reading "Due Process for Mayor Filner." Filner, 70, a Democrat, elected in November, has said that while his behavior toward women has been bad, he believes an investigation will prove that he has not been guilty of sexual harassment.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrat; frytheperp; pervert; sexabuse
"This mayor cannot control himself," Gonzalez said. "... He does not deserve to be the mayor of this city any longer."

But understand these charges did not stop him from marching in the "Gay Pride" parade. Democrats, the party of perversion.

1 posted on 07/15/2013 6:14:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s looking for an opportunity to move up to a NYC office.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 6:16:45 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Jim Robinson

Quite frankly I’m surprised it was a female.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 6:18:22 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Jim Robinson

And, say democrats, marching in the “gay pride” parade is adequate penance.


4 posted on 07/15/2013 6:19:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It sure shows how far that city has fallen, considering Rodger Hedgecock was mayor there inside of 20 years ago.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 6:22:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just working on his Presidential Credentials.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 6:23:37 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Jim Robinson
In spite of the fact that even his most ardent supporters (those on the far left) are asking him to resign, Filner said he will not.

I hope he doesn't. He makes for a great reminder for San Diegans and all Americans that this is what you get when you elect a liberal democRAT.

7 posted on 07/15/2013 6:24:08 PM PDT by South40
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To: stevio
Quite frankly I’m surprised it was a female.

Who knows anymore?

8 posted on 07/15/2013 6:24:10 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Yes, a sex scandal is a resume enhancer in New York


9 posted on 07/15/2013 6:24:42 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: stevio
Yeah, if it were men he was hitting on, he would be getting a congratulatory call right now from Obama who would advise him as to how brave he is.
10 posted on 07/15/2013 6:25:47 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If he sexually harassed Frye, he really can’t control himself.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 6:26:16 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: All

Filner is a former Democrat congressman. He was a jerk then too. Check out his biography on Wiki, with his bad behavior in airports and previous allegations of sexual harassment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Filner


12 posted on 07/15/2013 6:28:03 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Jim Robinson

Gee, I knew there were benefits for running for public office.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 6:28:22 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He is 70. Unless this behavior has happened when he was younger, too, I suspect he has mental degeneration, senility, and can’t reason properly.

Sure, I’m ten years older than he is, but when I had my husband in a nursing home, I saw so many patients much younger than I, sitting in wheelchairs and staring into space, not knowing where they were.

So, if this behavior is relatively new, the mayor needs a mental evaluation. If he has done this when younger, too, then he is a dirty old man.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 6:33:55 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

The LA Times deliberately left out his previous troubles because he is a leftist. If a Republican mayor had half his pedigree the headline and paragraph would list everything in his past and the story would be wall to wall in the media. He’s a scumbag, not just a dirty old man.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 6:37:45 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21; Jim Robinson

I read Wikipedia and he had no sexual harassment charge in his background at all until July of this year. That article also says he is seeking treatment. I still say his brain may not be functioning well. I wonder if he has had a stroke in the near past or other incident with his brain. That can cause one not to be able to control his emotions and actions.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 6:51:43 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: South40

Feeling up a few women is nothing for a Democrat to resign over.

It’s just an assumption that any woman who works for them enjoys it.

My advice to women in that situation is what I advised my daughter to do when she went to work for the Government.

Slap the piss out of him. Then dare him to do anything about it. Don’t play hit him hard when he touch’s you. he will quit, believe it.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 6:54:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Saoirise
Recall and kick Filner's bottom out and good riddance!

Here's my vote for the new Mayor:

Marine Challenges Lying Politician

18 posted on 07/15/2013 6:55:03 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perhaps forcibly kissing and groping women is the only way for him to express his devotion to them.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 6:56:10 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Jim Robinson

When he was a congressman, he said, “... I’m a congressman, I can do anything I want.”

Hope they send him packing.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 7:14:32 PM PDT by CyberAnt (AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away")
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To: Jim Robinson; CAluvdubya; b9

He’s sick-ken-ning regardless.
A Commie, in fact.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 7:17:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Marcella

” I still say his brain may not be functioning well. I wonder if he has had a stroke in the near past or other incident with his brain. That can cause one not to be able to control his emotions and actions.”

Or...
He’s just a pr**k with a huge ego that believes that nothing is a crime if Done-While-Democrat....


22 posted on 07/15/2013 7:19:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: onyx

that’s second generation red diaper commie baby his father was a registered communist...


23 posted on 07/15/2013 7:39:10 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone

You’re right.


24 posted on 07/15/2013 7:41:54 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson; 444Flyer

Any chance of Popaditch running against him again?


25 posted on 07/15/2013 7:47:42 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: tcrlaf; Jim Robinson
“He’s just a pr**k with a huge ego that believes that nothing is a crime if Done-While-Democrat....”

I don't believe that as he is now under the care of a doctor. - either physical medical or psychiatric. You can bash him because he's a Democrat but that doesn't change he may have a medical problem and from his quotes about this matter on Wicki, he appears to know now he did something that was inappropriate. If his brain is screwed, he'll likely do it again not knowing what he's doing.

You see, he was doing this pretty much out in the open, cornering women in a corner to kiss them without their consent and was doing it over and over. If he had all his faculties about him, he wouldn't have done it that way.

I would wait and see what happens to him medically.

On the day of an election in our county, someone came in our office, my husband was the chairman of the party, and said the county clerk was acting strangely, doing something she had not done before. I asked that person to describe that for me, then I told her I thought the clerk had a stroke. Within an hour, the clerk was taken to the hospital with a stroke. I used to psychologically test brain injured people which required me to be able to know how the brain reacts when there is an insult to the brain.

The mayor may be a sorry Democrat, but he doesn't have a record of sexual harassment charges (at least they weren't on that Wicki page) and the way he was doing this sounds more like a mental difficulty than a dirty old man.

I could certainly be wrong but maybe not.

26 posted on 07/15/2013 7:49:43 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Jim Robinson

I was in SD last week and this story dominated the local news. His own lib supporters and even his much younger and hottie lib girlfriend turned their backs on him. He’s a creepy looking schmuck. I think he’s toast. SD is a great town if you’re rich (I’m not) and I’m sure the Junior League wants this embarrassment out. Period. He blew the best thing that ever happened to him.

What a dick.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 7:59:08 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2sad)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

the disrcts were changed popaditcha ran again an lost
so sad Pop was great guy


28 posted on 07/15/2013 8:27:34 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Let’s hope so!


29 posted on 07/15/2013 8:48:58 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: Marcella

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/13/bob-filner-scandal_n_3591054.html

“The rapid-fire developments put heavy scrutiny on the personal foibles of Filner, a feisty liberal.... Filner has long had a reputation for berating employees and been dogged by rumors of making sexual advances on women, but nothing stuck like a former city councilwoman’s comments this week that she had firsthand accounts from more than one woman who was sexually harassed by the mayor....Whether Filner can survive as mayor is a guessing game that may hinge on whether specifics emerge on the harassment allegations. He canceled a weekend appearance at the city’s gay pride parade, saying he didn’t want to be a distraction....Filner’s supporters will accept his apology, barring new disclosures.”

Yeah, he’s a real winner. Sounds like you are one of his supporters. He’s a Democrat. He gets a pass. Just like Clinton. Just like Ted Kennedy.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 10:58:14 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: luvbach1
If he sexually harassed Frye, he really can’t control himself.

This may be a job for Helen Thomas.

31 posted on 07/16/2013 12:43:50 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Proud2BeRight

He’s looking for an opportunity to move up to a NYC office.

He should just go to South Carolina. They will vote him in easily. Between Linda and Sanford, they have ZERO principles down there.


32 posted on 07/16/2013 3:25:13 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Marcella; onyx

No, seriously, this guy is nothing but a sleezy, oily snake. He always has been. He has politician entitlement syndrome, that’s all.


33 posted on 07/16/2013 5:28:22 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Luke21

“Sounds like you are one of his supporters.”

I don’t know this man at all. His behavior in the way he acted, sounded like he may have a medical problem. Republicans and Democrats can have a medical problem that affects their behavior.


34 posted on 07/16/2013 6:10:00 AM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: onyx

The smarmy weasel will ride this out as long as it takes to prevail.

It will be hard, if not impossible, to remove him.


35 posted on 07/16/2013 1:00:29 PM PDT by b9 (II Timothy 1:7)
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To: b9

He has to be removed.

NO BODY is more deserving.


36 posted on 07/16/2013 1:08:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: CAluvdubya; Marcella

You’re precisely right, CAluvdubya!

Filner is total sleaze.


37 posted on 07/16/2013 1:09:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Well, if George Zimmerman can be acquitted, maybe Bob Filner can get the ax.

The GZ verdict keeps me smiling. “;^)


38 posted on 07/16/2013 4:41:39 PM PDT by b9 (II Timothy 1:7)
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To: b9

LOL.
Filner has to go and GZ’s verdict keeps me smiling, too!
I’m also continuing to pray for him and his family.


39 posted on 07/16/2013 5:40:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: b9; CAluvdubya

He's made Face Book

40 posted on 07/16/2013 8:55:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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"...saying, I need help"

You sure do Filthy Filner!

I hate when the slime balls think they can just say, "oops" and get away with whatever again. I hope ol' Donna Frye "frys" Filner. She's about the only one that has the Dem power to keep pushing the issue.

41 posted on 07/16/2013 10:36:38 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: CAluvdubya; onyx
I hate when the slime balls think they can just say, "oops" and get away with whatever again.

You know it's bad when even DEM women are offended!

Roger Hedgecock is salivating over this.
Filner would never come on his show to debate congressional candidates, and being a former SD mayor, Hedgecock can't stomach what Filner's doing to San Diego.

42 posted on 07/17/2013 3:55:56 AM PDT by b9 (II Timothy 1:7)
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