“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.” – Thomas Paine (1737-1809) US Founding father
Now that a fourth woman has come forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment the MSM feeding frenzy has gone into overdrive and NewsBusters reports:
Network Deluge: 99 Stories on Cain Harassment Charges in Less Than Nine Days
In only eight and a half days, NBC, CBS and ABC have devoted a staggering 99 stories to sexual harassment charges against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. In comparison, eight days into Bill Clinton’s scandal’s with Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick, there were a combined eight reports.
Woman number 4 is Sharon Bialek, a longtime Chicago native with a rather dubious past made some very serious explicit charges against Cain, taking advantage of her sexually when she sought help from him in finding a job back in 1997. Bialek accused Cain of placing his hand underneath her skirt and pushing her head towards his crotch.
The rest of the torrid details are on this video:
And in case you didn’t notice, the woman on her left is attorney Gloria Allred, self promoting media whore.
IF and I repeat IF, this really happened then you can put a fork into Herman Cain because he is done.
But all we have here is accusations without proof and it boils down to…”She said and He said.”
It is not my intent to trash Sharon Bialek but as I said above No. 4 past and associations in Chicago credibility has to be questioned.
• Sharon Bialek never filed charges against Cain and it is long past the statue of limitations but yet her history is one of being involved in many lawsuits. A review of state civil court records confirms Cain’s statement that a woman named Sharon Bialek has been a party defendant in six lawsuits. So, she is no stranger to court proceedings.
• Bialek has filed twice for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy but somehow she managed to live at 505 North Lake Shore Drive. This is an elite address in the high rent district on Lake Michigan. You need BIG bucks to live here.
And coincidently, David Axelrod, personal confidant and Obama kingmaker, lives in the same building.
• The Chicago Sun Times reports that about a month ago at a Tea Party meeting Sharon Bialek hugged Herman Cain. They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.
An eyewitness stated: She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear. She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.”
The encounter: “It looked sort of flirtatious,” said Jacobson. “I mean they were hugging. But she could have been giving him the kiss of death for all I know. I had no idea what they were talking about, but she was inches from his ear.”
SideBear: None this makes sense to me, the actions of Sharon Bialek do not fit the pattern of an aggrieved woman who should have filed a complaint back in 1997 when this supposedly happened.
It is reasonable to question whether Bialek is little Ms. Innocent or a hired gun to get Cain. And another question comes to mind… who is paying the bill for the press conference in New York and Gloria Allred who is a celebrity lawyer who specializes in generating publicity for herself and her clients?
And as far as Herman Cain goes, in press conference on Monday he stated in no uncertain terms that these allegations are false and never happened and he went on to say that he doesn’t remember the woman in question.
So who was he hugging a month ago at the Tea Party event? A total stranger? OR…
My final comment: This is a total distraction to the Presidential race, and Obama benefits the most. Instead of focusing on the economy, unemployment, our national debt and questioning these very serious matters the Main Stream Media has reduced us to the trivia of who did what to whom.
Herman Cain News Conference Nov 8, 2011 to Set the Record Straight – Part 1
Will Someone Tell Us What Herman Cain Did?
After 10 days of saturation coverage by the media, we still don’t definitely know any more about Herman Cain’s alleged misdeeds than we did when Politico first broke the story. Media balance, anyone?
Indeed, the only actual, undisputed, verifiable facts about this story are that two women filed sexual harassment complaints against Cain more than a decade ago when he was head of the National Restaurant Association, and settled their claims out of court.
Surely the media have a responsibility to perform some due diligence about this accuser.
Meanwhile, we’ve learned that Kraushaar filed a complaint about unfair treatment at the INS three years after settling with the Restaurant Association, raising questions about her motives and what she considers inappropriate behavior.
Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.
So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.
Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
The Daley-controlled IRA works hand in glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator.
After O’Grady’s name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain’s personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them — by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.)
And now, after a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we’ve suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of … Chicago.
Herman Cain has never lived in Chicago. But you know who has? David Axelrod! And guess who lived in Axelrod’s very building? Right again: Cain’s latest accuser, Sharon Bialek.
Bialek’s accusations were certainly specific. They also demonstrated why anonymous accusations are worthless.
Within 24 hours of Bialek’s press conference, friends and acquaintances of hers stepped forward to say she’s a “gold digger,” that she was constantly in financial trouble — having filed for personal bankruptcy twice — and, of course, that she had lived in Axelrod’s apartment building at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, where, she admits, she knew the man the New York Times calls Obama’s “hired muscle.”
Throw in some federal tax evasion, and she’s Obama’s next Cabinet pick.
The reason all this is relevant is that both Axelrod and Daley have a history of smearing political opponents by digging up claims of sexual misconduct against them.
With his company under siege over its Keystone XL pipeline project, TransCanada Corp. chief executive Russ Girling painted a grim picture Tuesday of what a delay could mean for his company, the United States and Canada.
Mr. Girling offered in a conference call to discuss TransCanada’s third-quarter results an unusually candid assessment of the consequences of a delay.
U.S. President Barack Obama suggested it could be “several months” before he decides whether to approve the pipeline. Mr. Obama said environmental concerns would weigh just as significantly in his ruling as U.S. energy security or economic growth.
No Keystone XL could mean gasoline shortages. TransCanada said it has binding contracts in place to ship 975,000 barrels a day of oil from Canada and from the United States,
Thousands of jobs hang in the balance. As the largest infrastructure project planned for the United States, Keystone would employ 13,000 construction workers over two years, and another 7,000 manufacturing workers in almost every state. These jobs will be filled by hard-working Americans.
SideBear: And China is sitting in the wings waiting to take all the oil they can get, knowing full well that Obama needs the environmental vote more than the U.S.A. needs the oil.
From the comment line:
Only a left-wing enviro-nut job Pres. would take this much time to make a decision on an issue like this with so many benefits for the country. Can’t wait to restore some sanity to the White House.
The project is a no-go…the pipeline is not subsidized by the Obama administration. Until the correct campaign receives a generous donation, this is a no-go. As we know, according to Mr. Obama, ONLY the government can create jobs or invest in energy companies, which = campaign donations.
Sorry, what I want to say is not printable. GOD BLESS AMERICA
There he goes again. President Obama, on the campaign stump, rails against the “rich,” saying our “wealth gap” shows a need for a “fairer approach.”
Does he really believe our economic problems have been caused by insufficient taxes on the rich? Insufficient taxes overall? If not, then what can we conclude about his insistence on hammering this point rather than addressing the real causes and real solutions?
Obama’s ceaseless attack on the “rich” and his effort to divide Americans on the basis of their income and wealth can best be seen as a diversion, an attempt to distract Americans’ attention from his failure to address our interrelated economic malaise and fiscal crises.
Before we can solve our problems, we have to correctly identify them. For starters, we have catastrophic national debt; reckless deficits in excess of $1 trillion since Obama took office, with no end in sight; unsustainable entitlement programs, including Obamacare, which, contrary to Obama’s assurances, will dramatically drive up the cost curve further; obscene levels of discretionary spending; administration-driven anti-business regulatory policies; and a depressed economy that is exacerbating our deficit and debt problems.
How about possible solutions?