Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America breathe a sigh of relief as the U.S. Army announces it will scrap a rule that would allow waivers for people dealing with depression, bipolar disorder or self-mutilation to apply to serve. They also slam Minnesota Sen. Al Franken after one of his colleagues on a 2006 USO tour accuses Franken of a forced kiss and provides a photo of him groping her while she is asleep. And they respond bluntly to a New York Times op-ed from a Christianity Today writer who thinks the Mike Pence policy of a man never being along with a woman other than his wife is a damaging to women’s careers and is actually a “sanctified cousin” to “Weinstein-ian behavior.

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  1. Arahant Member

    A bilateral orchiectomy for Al Franken.

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    • November 16, 2017, at 10:46 AM PST
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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. StephensJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    My wife thinks this would be a violation. I would have fired a man in heartbeat for that at work.

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    • November 16, 2017, at 12:28 PM PST
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    A lot of these guys were pimply, loser nerds in high school who would have been despised by the cheerleaders, assuming the cheerleaders even knew they were alive.

    They go on to have some success in the entertainment business, and suddenly the “cheerleaders” are smiling at them, flirting with them. Not surprisingly, they start to take advantage of the situation. Indeed, they may be taking unconscious revenge for past slights.

    I’m sure Al Franklin pulled that rehearsal trick dozens of times. The actresses would have gone along with it because “the show must go on“, and they didn’t want to get reputations for being “difficult“.

    In fact, it might be productive to cross-examine all the actresses known to be “difficult“.

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    • November 16, 2017, at 1:48 PM PST
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  4. Rightfromthestart Coolidge

    When he stuck his tongue in she should have kicked him right in the sack in no uncertain terms.

    The terrifying thing about the Army incident is that there are crazy people in the pentagon who, even for a split second, thought that was a good idea. These people must be watched at all times. The government seems to be loaded with them, as soon as you let your guard down they will promulgate an insane rule.

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    • November 16, 2017, at 2:21 PM PST
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