Thirty Republicans / So much for individual rights / Republicans for Rape

#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd8gVRMio_E

In 2009, the Senate voted to not fund companies which force their employees to forfeit their rights to sue for sexual assault or harassment.

Thirty Senators voted against this amendment.
http://senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00308

In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her co-workers while she was working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad. She was detained in a shipping container for at least 24 hours without food, water, or a bed, and "warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she’d be out of a job." (Jones was not an isolated case.) Jones was prevented from bringing charges in court against KBR because her employment contract stipulated that sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration.

Senator Al Franken introduced the amendment to the appropriations bill last week to prevent such complete disregard for the rights of rape victims. Nine senators (Mary Landrieu, Benjamin Cardin, Amy Klobuchar, John Kerry, Jeff Merkley, Bill NElson, Dianne Feinstein, Sherrod Brown and Jeanne Shaheen) joined Franken in cosponsoring the bill -- and it passed with 10 GOP senators supporting it after a passionate speech from Franken

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#3
I heard about that on the Daily Show. It's ridiculous that the Republicans are so partisan now that they won't even vote "aye" on a bill that a Democrat proposed.

Oh, and you should have heard Jeff Sessions' excuse for it.
#4
I didn't know they actually used YEA and NAY for voting in America, that's hilarious.
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#5
Thats disgusting.

What grounds would they use to be able to justify voting against it?
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#6
That is absolutely ridiculous, are the republicans aiming to be despised by everyone?
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#7
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That is absolutely ridiculous, are the republicans aiming to be despised by everyone?



I guess so

How can they even think this is a good idea? I mean seriously D=
#8
I agree with everything that's been said.
It would be interesting to hear how they've justified their decisions, though I doubt they'd be convincing.
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#9
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That is absolutely ridiculous, are the republicans aiming to be despised by everyone?


Fassa is one so....
#10
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Thats disgusting.

What grounds would they use to be able to justify voting against it?

We could go with the old standard "We're men, and men biologically need to reproduce..."

Or the excuse grounds, "Well, he did drop the soap..."
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#11
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That is absolutely ridiculous, are the republicans aiming to be despised by everyone?

I think they already achieved that with Bush.

but anyway, this shouldn't be a thing to vote on- this should be illegal whether people like it or not- this is coming from someone who likes the idea of somebody being voted in a leader, and who thinks the EU laws should be passed by the european public.
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#12
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I heard about that on the Daily Show. It's ridiculous that the Republicans are so partisan now that they won't even vote "aye" on a bill that a Democrat proposed.

Oh, and you should have heard Jeff Sessions' excuse for it.

What was his excuse/
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#13
All of the nay votes were republicans.... Why the fuck are they even relevant anymore? How can people still take that party seriously?

Although atleast the bill got passed, unlike the time a law that proposed outlawing lynching was voted down.
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#14
I didn't even realise you could waive rights to sue for things like that. Maybe it's different over in America but, as far as I'm aware, over here you can't get rid of your duty of care by stipulating it in a contract of employment.

who thought allowing that was a good idea in the first place?
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#15
republicans want rape.
this could be bad ass.
think if the government just destroyed itself and imploded like a hollow jello mountain.
i could start a gang of rough and tough guys to rape and pillage.
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#16
What was Jeff Session's excuse?
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#18
Let's get a big guy with no neck (called...Bubba) to rape them while they're at work, see how they like it when they cant do JACK about it!!
#19
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Thats disgusting.

What grounds would they use to be able to justify voting against it?
On the grounds that employers should be allowed put whatever they want in a contract because "you don't have to sign it"
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-Ronald Reagan

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-George Washington
#20
I'm desperately trying to come up with a witty remark about raping a Republican, but I can't think
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#21
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On the grounds that employers should be allowed put whatever they want in a contract because "you don't have to sign it"


Let's add that we can murder our employees whenever we want to as well whilst we are at it! Or refuse to pay them... or pay them in the blood of other dead employees.
#22
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Let's add that we can murder our employees whenever we want to as well whilst we are at it! Or refuse to pay them... or pay them in the blood of other dead employees.

I hear that's what they do in Tesco.
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#23


Good job, moral majority! I am proud to live in a country that enacts real punishment for women who leave the kitchen. I'm ashamed of the other 70 guys who voted for this! If we allow woment to sue for silly things like sexual harassment, pretty soon they'll be able to go out in public unattended, and choose their husbands!
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