Posts Tagged ‘New York’


August 24, 2011

One of the world’s most prominent statesmen – Dominique Strauss-Kahn – had his respected career in international politics  (he was on the way to becoming President of France) destroyed when a 33-year-old African hotel maid spread lies about him.

How do we know they were lies?  Because her story of the so-called rape changed nearly every time she told it.  Because she told an egregious lie about being gang-raped in Africa.  Because she got in touch with an old jail-bird to discuss how the Strauss-Kahn affair could be exploited financially.

The New York D.A.”s office ceased to believe.  They didn’t think a jury would believe her.  Sensibly they dropped the charges.

Strauss-Kahn is now free to try to pick up his tattered career.

Should the hotel maid be charged with a crime because she caused so much damage to others?

Why would the hotel maid lie?

What do you think?  I  think there was sex in the hotelroom, but it was consensual.


June 29, 2011

To almost national acclaim, Democratic Governor Cuomo in New York has led his state, by a narrow margin, to adopt a law permitting gay couples to marry. Opposition to the law was Led by Catholic Archbishop Dolan of New York.  So far as I  can ascertain the religious knock on same-sex marriage is that it is unnatatural and that it deprives any children of  a parent of the opposite sex.  It seems to me the Catholic scandal of priests raping little boys and bishops covering it up weakens the church’s authority to condemn gay marriage.

Furthermore the argument goes that marriage is by its very nature is between a man and a woman and that’s the way it’s been for thousands of years.

It follows, then, that same-sex marriage, ipso facto, will weaken and undermine the family unit, the foundation of society.

If we can have same-sex marriage, why can’t we have polygamy?

Or does the New York law put same sex couples on the same footing as heterosexual couples when it comes to marriage?

Do you think same-sex marriage is unnatural?  Do you think it undermines the traditional family?

Is the same sex marriage law in New York a step forward?

What do you think?

P.S.  The New York law, passed late Friday night, has put Governor Cuomo on the political map.  I preidict he will be the Democratic nominee for the presidency in 2016.  Remember, you read it here first.


May 18, 2011

I realize that Mr Srauss-Kahn is innocent until proven guilty.  I also realize that we do not have all the facts.  Still the broad contours of the case are now emerging in the media.

Strauss-Kahn   has hired Benjamin Brafman, perhaps the most accomplished criminal lawyers in the New York Bar.  So far the facts do not look good for his client.  According to the hotel maid, Strauss-Kahn chased her down a hallway, grabbed her breasts, tried to pull down her pantyhose and force her to perform oral sex.

However, it has now emerged that his lawyer may argue in court that the whole episode was consensual  sex and that the maid is either mistaken or lying.

If you were on a jury for this case and based on what you know now would you be inclined to think this was a matter of consensual sex?

Is it likely the sex was consensual?

What do you think?