Not from the Onion – Bob Filner to host benefit for sexual assault victims

posted at 8:41 am on July 19, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Last week we introduced Bob Filner, Mayor of San Diego, to those of you who might not have heard from him before. Bob finds himself in a bit of trouble these days, having been accused of “inappropriate” behavior toward women in numbers which were apparently too much for most media keyboards, being described only as “numerous.” In response to this situation, Bob immediately apologized and followed up on that with the somewhat unusual tactic of simply going back to work. I concluded my article with one simple question for Bob:

Are the people of San Diego actually going to let you get away with this?

Some of you in the Hot Air community treated me rather unkindly in response, mocking my apparently naive perception of the world.

Is that a serious question?
OldEnglish on July 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Well, as it turns out, you were right.

SAN DIEGO – 10News has learned Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a benefit for sexual assault victims.

A women veterans group tells 10News the mayor’s camp has just confirmed the appearance. Filner was originally scheduled to attend as an award recipient.

The group has stripped him of the award. Instead, he is set to address the scandal now consuming City Hall.

The woman leading the benefit is Tara Jones, the president of the National Military Women Veterans Association of America.

Okay, let’s see if we’ve got this straight. The guy who already admitted to and apologized for sexually harassing some uncounted legion of women is going to be the keynote speaker at an event for sexual assault victims. I assume Ariel Castro was unavailable, since he’s having a little trouble making bail, but surely Bill Clinton could have taken the gig. (Then again, he does charge quite a bit for appearances.)

And it’s not like the group sponsoring the event hadn’t caught wind of Filner’s “issues” of late. He was originally scheduled to receive an award at this shindig. But in a classic sign of good taste and restraint, they decided to cancel the award and just let him keynote it instead. There really isn’t much to say beyond that which hasn’t already been said on Twitter.

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…just look at him!

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Pot
Meet
Kettle

Neal4007 on July 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

…the comb-over is a sexual assault!

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Wait did I read that wrong????

Neal4007 on July 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Jabberwock on July 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM

What award was he going to receive? This year’s winner of the San Diego KONY Dog Award is…Bob Filner

Flange on July 19, 2013 at 8:49 AM

take a look at this man….would you trust him around
ANY woman??

Hell, would you trust him around your Dog??

CONGRATULATIONS SAN DIEGO!!!!

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Filner was originally scheduled to attend as an award recipient.

…now he might get the Nobel ‘Peace’ prize?

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Hold please while I check with the MOB RULE MEDIA to see how I should react.

Oh, I think I have it now.

Chanting:

Ladies got no rights, but to Abort!!
They should act like sailors, into a new port!!

PappyD61 on July 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Is that a serious question?
OldEnglish on July 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Congratulations OldEnglish !!!

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Joe Biden could offer to have some “counseling sessions” for the ladies….as long as they sit on his lap…..
/options.

ted c on July 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Eliot SPRITZER will also be attending this particular event
to ahhhh, ask what the going rate is in CA…

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Ladies without panties get in FREE! Cocktails will be served!

Pork-Chop on July 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

“I’m a hugger. Women and men.”

Marcus on July 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

He’s a Democrat, so he has Absolute Moral Authority(TM) on all things great and small. It’s ‘unfair’ to not give him the benefit of the doubt.

As I recall, the Dem Party headquarters or other such Dem entity was informed. What did they do?

Nothing.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Eliot SPRITZER will also be attending this particular event
to ahhhh, ask what the going rate is in CA…

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

The Democrat Party would probably pay for the services rendered under his expense account for ‘entertainment’.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Every MSM, liberal and feminist needs to be reminded that the NOW president in 1998, defending Clinton from sexual harassment claims by Juanita Broderick, Paula Jones, and others, insisted that every man was entitled to “one free grope.”

If the woman said “no” after being sexually accosted, then no harm, no foul.

The appalling hypocrisy of the Left. Sickening people.

matthew8787 on July 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Bob Filner to host benefit for sexual assault victims

.
Perhaps it’s a how to seminar?

LincolntheHun on July 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM

What do Democrats have to do to get booted from orifice?

Let a young woman Drown in a car??

O.K., so that’s no biggie…..(Anniversary today, BTW)

I KNOW!!!! TAP YOUR SHOES IN AN AIRPORT RESTROOM!!!!!!

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Bob Filner to host benefit for sexual assault victims

.
Perhaps it’s a how to seminar?

LincolntheHun on July 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM

What do Democrats have to do to get booted from orifice?

Let a young woman Drown in a car??

O.K., so that’s no biggie…..(Anniversary today, BTW)

I KNOW!!!! TAP YOUR SHOES IN AN AIRPORT RESTROOM!!!!!!

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Some of you in the Hot Air community treated me rather unkindly in response, mocking my apparently naive perception of the world.

Don’t feel too bad, not all areas of society descend into shamelessness at the same rate. It’s hard to keep track sometimes. Sort of like the geographically varied progression from stone age to iron age to industrial revolution. Except we’re headed backwards this time.

Fenris on July 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

O/T: While you were asleep,

The U.S. Department of Justice, overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial – including the exonerated neighborhood watch volunteer’s gun.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2369592/Justice-Department-places-hold-Trayvon-Martin-trial-evidence-including-George-Zimmermans-gun–Florida-law-says-returned-him.html

Now who’s obstructing justice???

Bombshell by Peggy Noonan:
The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324448104578614220949743916.html?mod=WSJ_article_comments#articleTabs=article

And…….Congressman: Benghazi Survivors Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

Congressman Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, said today on the House floor that survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements:

“On Tuesday I raised the question of why none of the Benghazi survivors, whether State Department, CIA, or private security contract employees have testified publicly before Congress,” said Wolf.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/congressman-benghazi-survivors-forced-sign-non-disclosure-agreements_739975.html

Now back you more important things like a lusting San Diego Mayor.

Rovin on July 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I guess maybe he never grope-groped. Democrats hold to high standards, don’t you know.

Liam on July 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

…those were two good ones…and back to back!

KOOLAID2 on July 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Seems a lot of Democrats knew about Dirty Bob’s past habits. But Bobby votes a straight liberal line …. so he was ‘excused’. He was “Bob is just being Bob”.

You know, like Mary Jo would be proud, knowing that her death caused Teddy to mend his ways and become a better Senator.

At least he and Chris Dodd didn’t kill any waitresses during their friendly games of ‘making a waitress sandwich’.

Don’t worry about offending them, calling them out as hypocrites. They don’t even know what the word means.

Wonder how Dirty Bob is going to explain that $100k kickback to the FBI. He already tried to blame it on a staff member, saying he didn’t know anything about it. The staff member rolled over and has told the press “He (Filner) knew all about it.”

Next thing you know, the White House will be giving Filner an “Excellence in Ethics in Government” Award.

GarandFan on July 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Unbelievable – that’s like Marco McCain keynoting a seminar on stopping illegal immigration.

beatcanvas on July 19, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Now back you to more important things like a lusting San Diego Mayor.

Rovin on July 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Rovin on July 19, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Ask an expert!

Also, over 20 comments and not a single “Stay classy, San Diego?”

Mr. D on July 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Filner will have a live demonstration, for educational purposes of course, of various methods that sexual predators use on their victims; volunteers will be selected from the audience. Don’t all raise your hands at once, ladies.

Bishop on July 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Now back you more important things like a lusting San Diego Mayor.

Rovin on July 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

The moral turpitude of our leaders is an important issue. Not that the ones you raised aren’t; we’re inundated by them. But this is a root cause issue, which while it perhaps is less urgent, makes it more important.

Fenris on July 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Dammit, I gave up LSD 30 years ago. Now I’m going to have to go back just to make the world seem right.

rbj on July 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Ask an expert!

Also, over 20 comments and not a single “Stay classy, San Diego?”

Mr. D on July 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

STAY CLASSY SAN DIEGO!!!

Was out there in the 80′s, before I got married…

..beautiful town, and very beautiful women…

of course by now, it’s probably run by Illegals Perverts (or both)

If anyone ever visits there, go to Balboa Park, and
Point Loma….

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM

posted at 8:41 am on July 19, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

I fancy that I’m a lot older, and much more jaded than yourself, Jazz – pessimism comes with the aches and pains. :)

OldEnglish on July 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Filner’s father was a leading figure in Communist Party USA. Filner himself went down South in his youth to “help” the Civil Rights Movement, when if fact lots of communists used that as a cover to set up socialist/communist cells in all black areas of numerous urban (small and large) areas of the South.

Kermit on July 19, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Sit a few rows back? If he raped a woman, like Bill Clinton was credibly alleged to have done, Democrat cows would have been throwing themselves at him like a rock star.

MNHawk on July 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM

I question the timing…

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Still radio silence on Bob McDonnell..

libfreeordie on July 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Look! A squirrel!

Fallon on July 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Maybe the members of that womens’ group are looking for a little action in the cloakroom?

BobMbx on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Ya baby, I’m in!! Sounds like a great place to pick up chicks…
Bob/

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Is it a benefit for HIS victims?

jqc1970 on July 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Still radio silence on Bob McDonnell..

libfreeordie on July 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Is HE up for an award on Fiscal Ethics??

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

And next week, Joe Biden keynotes the “Women’s defensive shooting seminar”!

kirkill on July 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Just make sure he wears those special locking pants we bought him, ok?

mojo on July 19, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Weiner to hold up drinks.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Still radio silence on Bob McDonnell..

libfreeordie on July 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM

All that is legal in his state, you liar, bigot and swine of HA.

You are intellectually derelict and lazy.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Tomorrow libnotfree will join Sharpton, marching to destroy the land in which both succeed, pimping, on hue alone.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM

And next week, Joe Biden keynotes the “Women’s defensive shooting seminar”!

kirkill on July 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Bill Clinton – How to properly dispose of soiled dresses….

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Still radio silence on Bob McDonnell..

libfreeordie on July 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM

How about the millions Queen Nanzi, Charlie Rangel, and darn near every other Dem have made off nepotism and cronyism?

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM

SHOCKING..andother Democratic Party sex scandal!

Clinton’s Oral Office, Wienner’s Sexting, and now the Filner Follies!

Look, the Law is clear – there a ZERO Tolerance policy for sexual harassment, yet Filner refuses to step down and wants a ‘do-over’, even though his actions have been more like Sexual Assault rather than harrassment.

The city does not trust this so much because his actions have been so bad they issued a rule just for this PERV: No woman / He is not to be allowed in the same room alone by themselves now. He has already admitted sexually harassed(/assaulted) women, opening himself & possibly the city up for massive law suits. Because of their zero tolerance rule and the fact they have not taken action to try to boot him does the city no favors in demostrating they actually support their own policy and the women who have been harassed.

The next time a Liberal let’s the words ‘War on Women’ slip out of their mouths, just think about Bill ‘Slick Willey’ Clinton committing perjury under oath – for which he was stripped of his law license – during a sexual harassment laws suit – the 1st President to ever have one of these…think about Weiner trolling on the internet…and ‘Touchy-Feely’ Filner!

(Of course I feel obligated to fling equal condemnation on Hypocriticval ex-SC Governor Mark ‘I’m walking the Appalachian Trail’ Sanford…still, the GOP seem to be in the vast minority in regards to sex scandals).

easyt65 on July 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

The Democrats met and voted last night, 24-24, on whether to force Dirty Bob to resign.

In other words, Dirty Bob may be a sleaze bag, but he’s OUR sleaze bag!

GarandFan on July 19, 2013 at 12:43 PM