How could anyone be against this?

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.

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) proposed an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill that would withhold defense contracts from companies like KBR “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.”
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On the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spoke against the amendment, calling it “a political attack directed at Halliburton.” Franken responded, “This amendment does not single out a single contractor. This amendment would defund any contractor that refuses to give a victim of rape their day in court.”

Franken has turned out to be quite an intelligent and reasoned voice on many issues in a sea of idiots.




  1. Mr. Fusion says:

    Loser,

    Did grade school get out early today? Why not grow up and quit acting like an effen pedro

  2. LibertyLover says:

    #61, Once again, you have forgotten you are not allowed to talk to me until you answer why you would let 10 strangers die to save your wife.

  3. Mr. Fusion says:

    #62, loser,

    You actually have it backwards. It is YOU who would allow the 10 stranger to die by denying them medical coverage.

    A petty sad commentary on Liebertarians.

    fuck you asshole.

  4. LibertyLover says:

    #63, Wow, you really are hardheaded. This isn’t about health care. It’s about character.

    Why would you allow 10 strangers to die to save your wife?

    fuck you asshole.

    See #59 about how liberals respond to mirrors.

  5. LibertyLover says:

    Poison Twin,

    Seeing as you insist on turning a question about character into one on health care, I have another one for you.

    Scenario 2:

    You are shopping with your wife. A fire breaks out in the store. You see your wife down the aisle. The fire is about to spread to her and she has no escape. Luckily for her, there is a fire extinguisher on the way to save her. Just as you get to the fire extinguisher, you notice a group of kids trapped by a different branch of the fire.

    In a moment of clarity, you realize you can either save the kids or save your wife, but not both.

    Your wife is screaming for you to save her. The kids are screaming for anyone to save them. What do you do? Save your wife, save the kids, or sit there confused because you refuse to make a decision while the fire consumes all of them?

  6. Rick Cain says:

    If there was any uncertainty on whose side the GOP is on, there is no longer any doubt.

  7. Mr. Fusion says:

    #65, loser,

    Your imaginary scenarios are reminiscent of someone who is unmarried, has no friends, and doesn’t have a life.

    Wait about another 25 years when you hit 40. Hopefully for you, by then, you will have learned enough about life to understand how your questions reflect on you.

  8. LibertyLover says:

    #67, Personal attacks are the last resort of those cornered by logic.

    Quit your crying and answer the question.

    Why would you sacrifice strangers for your wife?

  9. Floyd says:

    #68: “Personal attacks are the last resort of those cornered by logic.”

    So why are you resorting to personal attacks based on imaginary scenarios that involve no logic?

    That’s why you’re being ignored. Thought you needed a clue.


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