Bill Cosby to Be Released from Prison After Judge Overturns Conviction for Sexual Assault

Corrected: I am reading the decision now and now understand how Cosby got his immunity.

Cosby was forced to testify in a civil case for sexual assault. The prosecutor gave him immunity from criminal prosecution in order to compel him to testify in civil court.


Otherwise Cosby could plead the fifth in civil court, saying any answer he gave could be used against him in criminal court. Giving Cosby immunity takes away his fifth amendment right to not testify.

That prosecutor claimed he believed it would be too difficult to convict Cosby without forensic evidence, so it was better that he be compelled to testify in civil court rather than keeping open a phantom possibility of charging him criminally.

A later prosecutor ignored this deal and charged him for the crime.

Now a judge rules, correctly I guess, that Cosby had immunity, whether a later prosecutor likes it or not.

So as it stands, Cosby is unconvicted and free.


Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.

Cosby has served more than two years of a three-to-10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand.

Update: Here's the opinion.


Posted by: Ace at 01:17 PM




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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 12:18 PM (Ojki1)

2 Guilty as sin, free as a bird.

Oh wait that Cosby guy should go to jail!

Posted by: Bill Ayers at June 30, 2021 12:18 PM (DpkTQ)

3 It's racist to not pretend

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 12:19 PM (MKjMB)

4 Judges.Ya gotta love 'em.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (AiZBA)

5 I admit that I am baffled how he could have gotten a deal for immunity, what did he give them, tips on how to drug women?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (KZzsI)

6 And that 1st prosecutor was one of the guys the dems used to impeach Trump.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (Y5qcH)

7 Hard to believe 2 prosecutors would act corruptly. Next you will tell me, the FBI is corrupt.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (sX1BW)

8 Because if the same thing happened to say President Trump, they'd just drop it and let it go.

Posted by: Flyguy at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (6Hrsu)

9 5 I admit that I am baffled how he could have gotten a deal for immunity, what did he give them, tips on how to drug women?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (KZzsI)

the recipe for the covid vaccines.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (/EuRN)

10 Now, he can go help OJ find Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman's real killer.

Posted by: Roy at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (XfY6K)

11 If da rubber don fit, ewe mus aquit!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (o2MD2)

12
Non primus

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (mht8P)

13 2 Guilty as sin, free as a bird.

Oh wait that Cosby guy should go to jail!
Posted by: Bill Ayers at June 30, 2021 12:18 PM (DpkTQ)

*hic*

Agweesshs.

*bottle crash*

Posted by: Hillzabub at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (Ojki1)

14 White privilege.

Posted by: ShainS at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (jHiuA)

15 A correct decision. The only reason he waived his right to remain silent is because he was given immunity by the prosecutor. Prosecutors are bound by such decisions whether oral or in writing.

Posted by: John B at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (bFC82)

16 Hey, hey, hey - it's Fat Rapey!

Posted by: Archer at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (gmo/4)

17 what did he give them, tips on how to drug women?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (KZzsI)


Well... Jeffrey Epstein is no longer able to give them any tips.

Posted by: 496 at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (U1eOr)

18 Hey, hey, hey!

Posted by: Fat Albert (QQ6wR) at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (QQ6wR)

19 Cosby will now move to progressive CA where they are working to legalize the use of date rape drugs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (eZG8R)

20 Razorfist video coming up soon

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (ifmtJ)

21 the recipe for the covid vaccines.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (/EuRN


Turns out the vax is 99% Jello mix, 1% roofie.

Posted by: Flyguy at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (6Hrsu)

22 Cosby served his purpose. His cases were the genesis of the astroturfed metoo movement that paved the way for the first female president that never was.

They were used to shock the country that *any* man - even a harmless clean comedian like the cos - could be a predator.

Posted by: ... at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (c9svS)

23 Who's pretending?

Posted by: JB at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (TO8Xm)

24 Whether Cosby did it or not, I dunno. Whether the chick was willing or not, I dunno know that either. I am very suspicious of these kinds of cases on general principle because starfuckers are what they are, and this is good for another shot of fame if she feels regret afterward.

I can't really bring myself to care about this one way or the other. Was Cosby corrupt? The state? The accuser? Some? All? Nothing is trustworthy at all, so I can't get worked up over the particulars.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (Jsjd7)

25 The chick that accused him looks like a tranny.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (Y5qcH)

26 Was the agreement only germane to this one accuser? Can he be tried for any of the others, or are those past statute of limitations?

Posted by: Broseidon at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (Exl3Y)

27
Unconvicted? Shouldn't that be disenconvicted?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (mht8P)

28 Can we just make it official that the rich and connected are freed from all consequences of the "law"? Why are we pretending?
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Want to lay odds on Trump not getting this break?

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (Ojki1)

29 decisions whether oral or in writing.
Posted by: John B

Mmmmm. Oral

...Your VP Kamaladaldingdong...

Posted by: Bruce at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (vd8XM)

30 LMFAO --> "justice"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (3H9h1)

31 24 I can't really bring myself to care about this one way or the other. Was Cosby corrupt? The state? The accuser? Some? All? Nothing is trustworthy at all, so I can't get worked up over the particulars.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (Jsjd7)

=========

Your reaction angers me. I will now dox and destroy you!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (eZG8R)

32 Why is there hair?

Posted by: Coz at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (63Dwl)

33 Prosecutors are bound by such decisions whether oral or in writing.
Posted by: John B at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (bFC82)

Can confirm, especially about the oral part

Posted by: Commiela at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (c9svS)

34 Hey man, who dropped a slush ball in my galoshes?

Posted by: Archer at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (gmo/4)

35 28 Can we just make it official that the rich and connected are freed from all consequences of the "law"? Why are we pretending?
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Want to lay odds on Trump not getting this break?
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (Ojki1)

========

What connections does he have?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (eZG8R)

36 Cosby did two years though, the Truly Protected don't get prosecuted for massive crime (Queen Hillary, top example ... "no reasonable prosecutor" rule applied)

willowed "Cosby's transgression was telling black males to get their shit together. The Left had to destroy him."


yeah, idk the facts of his drugging women, but he (perhaps) made himself a target for cancellation by insisting Blacks needed fathers in the home to raise the children. ... That harms the "It is ALL Whitey's Fault" hard core Narrative that must not be denied.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (Cus5s)

37 news breaks

it is noted in a AOS thread

discussion ensues

ace then posts a thread on breaking news

horde then begins to to discuss other breaking news

kewl

Posted by: REDACTED at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (8o8kf)

38 What connections does he have?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (eZG8R)

Direct line to Putin, duh!

Posted by: Roy at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (XfY6K)

39 15 A correct decision. The only reason he waived his right to remain silent is because he was given immunity by the prosecutor. Prosecutors are bound by such decisions whether oral or in writing.
Posted by: John B at June 30, 2021 12:21 PM (bFC82)

Overruled!

Posted by: Dread Justice Roberts and his merry band of post legal miscreants at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (Ojki1)

40 Who wants chocolate pudding and rape? But mostly rape!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (yrol0)

41 I admit that I am baffled how he could have gotten a deal for immunity, what did he give them, tips on how to drug women?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (KZzsI)


If I understand it correctly, the previous prosecutor knew that a criminal trial was unlikely to succeed, but a civil case had a better chance. The previous prosecutor gave him immunity in exchange for his testimony in the civil suit. The new prosecutor then used that testimony in a subsequent criminal trial.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (jOcSX)

42 Well, he flexed his white privelege. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (bDqIh)

43 Not for nothing, but Cosby's victim is not a good-looking woman. I think he was blind well before the assault.

I denounce myself... kinda.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (bkUtD)

44 Not to mention, this case acted as a nucleus for the then-new #MeToo movement, which is highly suspicious in and of itself. Absent any evidence at all, that alone makes me suspect that the whole thing was hinkey.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:24 PM (Jsjd7)

45 Was the agreement only germane to this one accuser?

The damn Germans hav got nothing to do with it!

...Buford P Justice...

Posted by: Bruce at June 30, 2021 12:24 PM (vd8XM)

46 I think Bill Cosby has a PhD in Education, that makes him as much of a doctor as Jill Biden.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021 12:24 PM (xqRaG)

47 Civilization, it was nice while it lasted.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:24 PM (d9FiS)

48 The fact that his accuser was briefly in the WNBA is surprising. That's not where I'd expect to find many targets of men.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (Y5qcH)

49 Hey, hey, hey~! Imma free. Roofies on me.

Posted by: Fat Old Albert at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (M119n)

50 47 Civilization, it was nice while it lasted.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:24 PM (d9FiS)

V wasn't bad, but VI was the real nail in the coffin for that franchise.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (/EuRN)

51 Can someone really get a blanket immunity like this?

I ould think that would only apply in a situation where the crimes were charged/known and not where they weren't.

BTW - Why did Bill have to spend 2 Years in Jail and Matt Lauer's Rape Button got a Golden Parachute?

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (lhUQs)

52 Hard to believe 2 prosecutors would act corruptly. Next you will tell me, the FBI is corrupt.
Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (sX1BW)

^
^
^

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (ifmtJ)

53 Claims of innocence from a woman who goes to a hotel room with a rock star, movie star, famous athlete, comedian, any celebrity are suspect.

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (QlRIZ)

54 Please remember that everybody involved in Hillary's illegal email servers was given immunity (which requires a judge's OK) , and then "took the 5th" so they didn't have to testify--a legal impossibility.

And then, for good measure, the judge sealed all records.

(Sealing records is very, very rare, because transparency is the object of the legal system. Or at least, it used to be.)

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (AwPyG)

55 A corrupt prosecutor? You must be joshing. I shan't believe it, I simply shall not!

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (ZIoLS)

56 V wasn't bad, but VI was the real nail in the coffin for that franchise.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (/EuRN)

*Nods*
Civ IV and V were the high water marks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (ifmtJ)

57 FWEE BWITNEY SPEAWS!

Posted by: LITTLE KAMALA at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (786Ro)

58 If I understand it correctly, the previous prosecutor knew that a criminal trial was unlikely to succeed, but a civil case had a better chance. The previous prosecutor gave him immunity in exchange for his testimony in the civil suit. The new prosecutor then used that testimony in a subsequent criminal trial.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2021 12:23 PM (jOcSX)

So Lady Justice got roofied? Guess she was asking for it, what with wearing that blindfold and all.

Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (Ojki1)

59
Is Andrew Cuomo still governor? Tells you a lot.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (mht8P)

60 You who are of lesser fame have no standing in this case!

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (lACLv)

61 Sorry Ace, but I'm not with you on this one. The allegations against Cosby were bullshit. It was another "Me Too" ambush 15 years after the fact. Was he using drugs with women and then having sex? Sure. So what? Men and women voluntarily use drugs and then have sex all the time. If that was a crime you'd have to arrest millions of men in the country.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (iFTx/)

62 I also find myself in the not-caring-too-much camp about Cosby. It looks like he may have committed the crime, and he was corruptly prosecuted.

Posted by: Revenant at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (/z9fK)

63 And then, for good measure, the judge sealed all records. ---------------------- Then came the fire. Then the suicides. The Clinton's have quadruple redundancy.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (sX1BW)

64 >>>A corrupt prosecutor? You must be joshing. I shan't believe it, I simply shall not!
Posted by: Lord Squirrel


never seen a corrupt prosecutor in my 26 years of.... BAWAHAHAHAHAHA! Nah, I can't finish that sentence.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (bkUtD)

65 He did admit to drugging and therefore raping at least one woman, IIRC. He also used to joke about it decades ago in his stand-up routine!

Posted by: Baldy at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (OLCH5)

66 There were no good guys in this case. None.

Posted by: Justsayin' at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (Fs5vw)

67 It would be nice if the common folk could draw from the Community Chest card pile, too.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (TNyrE)

68 Think the Cos did butt stuff in prison?

Posted by: Archer at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (gmo/4)

69 tbh, and it feels like cosby might be a sleaze, but when he came out against the victim mentality they put their sights on him.

but if he had an immunity agreement then there's no way he should have been prosecuted, unless he violated he side of the agreement. if i understand these things correctly, and i'm not a lawyer.

so all in all, don't know if i could care less about him getting off...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (8D42x)

70 All of that is true.

That said, I have some pretty significant issues with using civil testimony which is compelled as there can be no Fifth Amendment claims since immunity was granted to then turn around and charge using that testimony. Yeah, I'm not about to trust, say, the FBI and DOJ with that power.

That throat cleared, hell, yes, this is corrupt on all of the levels.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 30, 2021 12:27 PM (GbPPJ)

71 Semi-related.

Washington Post Opinions
@PostOpinions
Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my kids to see it, @LaurenRowello writes in @PostEverything

Lauren Rowello (They)
@LaurenRowello
Keep kink in Pride for our kids' sakes! My latest for the Washington Post. #Pride2021 #kinkpositivity

-
Yeah, there's been too much normality breaking out lately!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (d9FiS)

72 Theo, get me some pudding!

Posted by: DB- just DB. at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (iTXRQ)

73 So.

Meteor Man 2 is back on?

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (lhUQs)

74 There are a lot more details to this, involving two prosecutors and a deal about a civil suit vs. a criminal trial.

Cosby got railroaded for his positions on black culture. Other celebrities who have done worse are still walking free.

Posted by: MW at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (fs4s+)

75 Hard to believe 2 prosecutors would act corruptly. Next you will tell me, the FBI is corrupt.
Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (sX1BW)
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And then, for good measure, the judge sealed all records.
(Sealing records is very, very rare, because transparency is the object of the legal system. Or at least, it used to be.)
Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (AwPyG)
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A corrupt prosecutor? You must be joshing. I shan't believe it, I simply shall not!
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (ZIoLS)
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Yes. And this is why I oppose the death penalty. Not because it is immoral or unjustifiable or an invalid punishment, but because there is no way I trust any element of our state or legal systems enough. I don't trust any of them enough to be comfortable lending them a credit card, let alone giving any of the rotten shits authority over death-as-punishment.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (Jsjd7)

76 PWOSECUTOWIAL DISCWETION!

Posted by: LITTLE KAMALA at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (786Ro)

77 think Bill Cosby has a PhD in Education, that makes him as much of a doctor as Jill Biden.
They're both guilty of exploiting the mentally disabled. In one case, because of drug-induced semiconsciousness, in the other, hair plugs that went too deep.

Posted by: pep at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (v16oJ)

78 The only Civ game I played for the longest time was Call to Power.

It was only much later that I discovered it was the runt of the litter, so to speak.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:29 PM (eZG8R)

79 I don't trust any of them enough to be comfortable lending them a credit card, let alone giving any of the rotten shits authority over death-as-punishment.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (Jsjd7)

That's exactly my position.

I'm not against the death penalty. I'm against the vermin tasked with meting it out.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 30, 2021 12:29 PM (/EuRN)

80 BTW - Why did Bill have to spend 2 Years in Jail and Matt Lauer's Rape Button got a Golden Parachute?
Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (lhUQs)
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Racism? No. Progressivism.

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:29 PM (QlRIZ)

81
Just another incident to prove the axiom: never talk to law enforcement.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:30 PM (mht8P)

82 Racism? No. Progressivism.
Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:29 PM (QlRIZ)

SAME THING

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at June 30, 2021 12:30 PM (/EuRN)

83 >>>Just another incident to prove the axiom: never talk to law enforcement.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Especially now.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:30 PM (bkUtD)

84 I don't think this reversal is an outrage at all.

Unless the first prosecutor can bind all subsequent prosecutors, why would any defendant, famous or not, ever cooperate?

"Buyer's Remorse" is not a legal principle.

Posted by: mnw at June 30, 2021 12:30 PM (Cssks)

85 5 I admit that I am baffled how he could have gotten a deal for immunity, what did he give them, tips on how to drug women?
_____________

IIRC, the agreement with the prosecutor was that Cosby would settle with the accuser (the lesbian basketball woman from Temple) in her civil suit (which he did, for around $3 million, according to reports), and then he wouldn't be prosecuted criminally for what she claims he did.

It was a bullshit case. The basketball woman was deliberately shining Cosby on, because she knew he was attracted to her, and she was trying to use him to get money and/or a better position at Temple, where Cosby had a lot of juice.

She waited over a year after the alleged "assault" before reporting it, then couldn't remember the exact date it happened, then suddenly was able to recall that it happened earlier than she originally said it did (because that original date put it outside the statute of limitations). She was and is a liar and a fraud and a shake-down artist, and she has already been well paid for her part in this scam. I have no sympathy for her.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 30, 2021 12:30 PM (k4dH2)

86 Lauren Rowello (They)
@LaurenRowello
Keep kink in Pride for our kids' sakes! My latest for the Washington Post. #Pride2021 #kinkpositivity ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (d9FiS)
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It is hard. I don't know whether I hope that her kids grow up to be normal, well-adjusted suburban married folk with a handful of decent kids - the ultimate "fuck you" to their mother's perverse corruption - or for them to get jaded and finally pay her back for ruining their lives.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (Jsjd7)

87 Meteor Man 2 is back on?

If you can find Robert Townsend, sure.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (SchxB)

88 I don't know why Cosby had this MO because he was a frequent guest of Hugh Hefner where the ladies were more than willing to hook up with rich celebrities. If memory serves, in his demented thinking it wouldn't be cheating on Camille if he didn't have actual intercourse and used Benadryl to help achieve his perversions.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (2DOZq)

89 Hey Lauren Rowello! Look at my Penis!

Posted by: Tranny in the Womens Lockeroom at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (gmo/4)

90 I agree with Elric

the charges were utter BS

and I'm glad he's finally out

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (j9HX3)

91 I think Bill Cosby has a PhD in Education, that makes him as much of a doctor as Jill Biden.
Posted by: zmdavid

Bill and Jill sitting in a tree
P E R V I N G!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (d9FiS)

92 V wasn't bad, but VI was the real nail in the coffin for that franchise.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (/EuRN)


Both Humankind and The Old World look promising.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (GbPPJ)

93 Will Temple give him back his honorary doctorate?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (kTF2Z)

94 I put Civ II on a computer in the lab at college and almost caused a PhD student to fail to finish his doctorate.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (Y5qcH)

95 Damn. I have a drink or two at the bar and I wake up to this.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (YIHHg)

96 Want to lay odds on Trump not getting this break?
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 12:22 PM (Ojki1)

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What connections does he have?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


A metric fuckton of Benjamins.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (Y42RP)

97
Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.

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So now he gets to sue the state for wrongful imprisonment.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (cenAe)

98 So Lady Justice got roofied? Guess she was asking for it, what with wearing that blindfold and all.
Posted by: Bete at June 30, 2021 12:26 PM (Ojki1)

who knew justice was so kinky...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (8D42x)

99
Dad is great,
Gives us pills to take!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (xf/DQ)

100 >>> Will Temple give him back his honorary doctorate?
Posted by: Duke Lowell


Hope it's done on Zoom, since you have a 50% chance of being shot within a mile of Temple's campus.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (bkUtD)

101 So now he gets to sue the state for wrongful imprisonment.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (cenAe)
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He should, and he should win if this is accurate. But he won't (if he tried, he won't win).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:33 PM (Jsjd7)

102
Hey, today's the last day of Pride Month. Thank God!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:33 PM (mht8P)

103 I just can't believe Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable would do such a thing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:33 PM (fU6rA)

104 *pulls up chair*

I'm here for the outrage of another black man wrongfully sent to prison.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 30, 2021 12:33 PM (uhPTO)

105 that's exactly how it went down, Trivial Pursuer, thanks

She waited over a year after the alleged "assault" before reporting it, then couldn't remember the exact date it happened, then suddenly was able to recall that it happened earlier than she originally said it did (because that original date put it outside the statute of limitations). She was and is a liar and a fraud and a shake-down artist, and she has already been well paid for her part in this scam. I have no sympathy for her.


being in Philly and kind of tangentially knowing Mr Cosby I guess I remember everyone here being very much like "yes this is BS" when the first case came up (and she got the payout she wanted). nothing really changed except he was targeted b/c he'd made some mild statements about Black family / culture problems

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 30, 2021 12:33 PM (j9HX3)

106 I love his Noah Skit so.....FREE!

Posted by: Super Straight White Privileger at June 30, 2021 12:33 PM (l5R6/)

107 I believe it was Hannibal Burress, the comedian, who really started to go after Cosby after Cosby started talking about how black men needed to do better.

If I recall correctly, this got a lot of eyes on Cosby's past...indiscretions.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 30, 2021 12:33 PM (KbCG3)

108 Meh, I've never really bought into the Cosby charges. His accusers, the ones I've seen and who whose details have been widely published, don't seem very credible to me.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 12:34 PM (PaMwv)

109 And while I'm on the subject, remember that the judge overseeing Epstein's plea deal in Florida sealed all those records, too, so that it took many years of persistence by the victims to get the ruling (sort of) overturned.

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:34 PM (AwPyG)

110 "served more than two years of a three-to-10-year sentence"

Guessing that's par for the course in most cases.

Posted by: Can't Spell Bagpipe Without gp at June 30, 2021 12:34 PM (qpX6U)

111 Hope it's done on Zoom, since you have a 50% chance of being shot within a mile of Temple's campus.


dude you are so right

how bad is the area around lasalle? how about st joes? my kid has friends going to all three next year and is like "oh I can't wait to go visit them" and I'm like ... dear God no.

but honestly I'd be worrying about Penn and Drexel too nowadays

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 30, 2021 12:34 PM (j9HX3)

112 This just announced.

The NBA in response to the NFL being gay, has announced that the NBA is SUPER Gay,

LeBron will now be called Princess Prissy

Posted by: Bruce at June 30, 2021 12:35 PM (vd8XM)

113 110 "served more than two years of a three-to-10-year sentence"

Guessing that's par for the course in most cases.
----------------
Well unless you hit a hippo while escaping a mob. Then its 99 years.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:35 PM (fU6rA)

114 Hope it's done on Zoom, since you have a 50% chance of being shot within a mile of Temple's campus.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:32 PM (bkUtD)
++++
My folks went to Temple. I toured the campus when I was in college selection mode. They - like virtually all campuses - had pillars set up with bright blue lights and big red buttons that will call the police if you hit the button. What stood out to me, though, was that Temple had so *many* of them as compared to other campuses.

I asked the tour guide about that. She lit up and said - every excitedly - "Great question! We have so many because it enables really impressive mapping technology at the police headquarters. If you're being pursued, you can hit the buttons as you go, and the system will predict multiple likely routes and automatically dispatch police to intercept you at multiple locations. It has really improved safety."

It was a beautiful piece of spin, but there's no way to spin away the level of casual, everyday danger than would make such a system relevant...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:35 PM (Jsjd7)

115 Old, Weird Harold has a potion for the motion.

Posted by: VisionHarry at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (j5smH)

116 I put Civ II on a computer in the lab at college and almost caused a PhD student to fail to finish his doctorate.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 30, 2021 12:31 PM (Y5qcH)

Video games kill productivity. Cost me a lot of novel writing time.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (ifmtJ)

117 >>>dude you are so right

how bad is the area around lasalle? how about st joes? my kid has friends going to all three next year and is like "oh I can't wait to go visit them" and I'm like ... dear God no.


SJU is my Alma mater. If you stay near campus, you're fine. A few blocks east and it gets dicey. LsSalle is in my division. We had a high school girl catch a stray bullet last year. Very violent area, but again, if you stay near campus, it's much safer.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (bkUtD)

118 And Epstein didn't kill himself.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (QNuYi)

119 I think Cosby told bangers to 'pull up their pants'. That kinda hate can't go unpunished.

Posted by: Super Straight White Privileger at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (l5R6/)

120 It is the correct decision. The original prosecutor got Cosby to agree to a deposition that was used in a civil case in which the woman settled with Cosby for $3.4 million. At Cosby's criminal trial, they used his deposition as evidence against him (which also violates the 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination). Yes, having more money means a greater share of justice in that not all of us could buy off an accuser with $3.4 million, but that Cosby was prosecuted in violation of this agreement almost 12 years later when the statute of limitations was set to expire is also because he was a high-profile defendant. He has served more than 2 years in his 80s when he is clearly no longer a threat to society, the woman agreed years ago she had been made whole, but the main point is a deal is a deal: Imagine a system in which a prosecutor can grant immunity for your testimony and then another prosecutor arbitrarily set that aside.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (J8mMZ)

121 It was a beautiful piece of spin, but there's no way to spin away the level of casual, everyday danger than would make such a system relevant...
-----------------
John Hopkins look like the Maginot Line.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (fU6rA)

122 This just announced.

The NBA in response to the NFL being gay, has announced that the NBA is SUPER Gay,

LeBron will now be called Princess Prissy
Posted by: Bruce


So nothing has changed?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (Y42RP)

123 76 PWOSECUTOWIAL DISCWETION!
Posted by: LITTLE KAMALA at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (786Ro)
--------------

Nina Simone's granddaughter has accused Vice President Kamala Harris of "taking away" the legendary singer's estate and handing it over "to white people" leaving her so poor that she is... _NY Post

https://is.gd/psqkDB

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (QlRIZ)

124 Black man freed from prison because court says prosecutors acted badly. Progressives OUTRAGED. Go figure.

Posted by: baloney quiche at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (en2M8)

125 At least we don't have a dual tract just us system.

Posted by: Should I pee in the shower to save water? at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (OuILz)

126 Maybe the DA thought he was doing a mitzvah with the immunity deal; he gets a weak case off his desk and the alleged victim gets compensated. It's a reasonably good outcome for everyone. I don't consider that corruption by either the original DA or Cosby. The second DA and the judge in the criminal case, on the other hand...

Posted by: notthatGreg at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (oCS0o)

127 Cosby got railroaded for his positions on black culture. Other celebrities who have done worse are still walking free.
Posted by: MW at June 30, 2021 12:28 PM (fs4s+)

His "cooperation" was probably that he become the spokesperson for Black Lives Matter, reparations, and black victimhood ad infinitum. No more of that whitey expectation that families with fathers are key to a stable society.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (nWxPx)

128 Normalizing obesity
https://tinyurl.com/5crtpy3r

Posted by: Lizzy at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (bDqIh)

129 LeBron will now be called Princess Prissy

Posted by: Bruce at June 30, 2021 12:35 PM (vd8XM)

And will be dressed in a FABULOUS Uniform.

Posted by: Archer at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (gmo/4)

130 So nothing has changed?
Posted by: rickb223

Making it official so they can sell the new jerseys

Posted by: Bruce at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (vd8XM)

131 Video games kill productivity. Cost me a lot of novel writing time.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (ifmtJ)


I just deleted Steam from my computer about a week ago because I found myself slipping into bad habits. It's summer and I should focus on getting up and out of my house.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (jOcSX)

132 He doesn't get to sue for wrongful imprisonment. Think about it.

If every criminal conviction that got reversed resulted in a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit, we'd be more bankrupt than Venezuela. Convictions are reversed every day.

Posted by: mnw at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (Cssks)

133
Hey, today's the last day of Pride Month. Thank God!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Yeah, but what happens NEXT month?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (63Dwl)

134 This just announced.

The NBA in response to the NFL being gay, has announced that the NBA is SUPER Gay,

LeBron will now be called Princess Prissy
Posted by: Bruce at June 30, 2021 12:35 PM (vd8XM)

so... no real change?

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (8D42x)

135 wyatt she watched her friends play at Drexel's fields and there was a shooting literally adjacent to the fields lol

Drexel didn't have a lot of choices as far as where to place their fields but omg

LaSalle is semi-pretty on campus but it literally has walls and gates. whew! St Joes seems a lot safer. definitely better than when I was in school, that area has improved (to my eye)

you cover Logan wow Wyatt! now that is the Wild West for sure, sir

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (j9HX3)

136 It was a beautiful piece of spin, but there's no way to spin away the
level of casual, everyday danger than would make such a system
relevant...-------------------------------"25% of women at this college will eventually be sexually assaulted" - Look to my daughter, time to go.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (sX1BW)

137 Yeah, but what happens NEXT month?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (63Dwl)

play it again Sam?

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (gJfTA)

138
Yeah, but what happens NEXT month?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (63Dwl)

__________

Gluttony or Sloth Month, I hope.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (mht8P)

139 It is the correct decision. The original prosecutor got Cosby to agree to a deposition that was used in a civil case in which the woman settled with Cosby for $3.4 million. At Cosby's criminal trial, they used his deposition as evidence against him (which also violates the 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination). Yes, having more money means a greater share of justice in that not all of us could buy off an accuser with $3.4 million, but that Cosby was prosecuted in violation of this agreement almost 12 years later when the statute of limitations was set to expire is also because he was a high-profile defendant. He has served more than 2 years in his 80s when he is clearly no longer a threat to society, the woman agreed years ago she had been made whole, but the main point is a deal is a deal: Imagine a system in which a prosecutor can grant immunity for your testimony and then another prosecutor arbitrarily set that aside.
Posted by: Nicholas Kronos


I'm torn. Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Y42RP)

140 @111

know someone from Calif who went to Penn last year. He was walking down the street, looking for a dry cleaner, and a kindly black man turned him around and suggested he stay closer to campus

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (AwPyG)

141 >>Nina Simone's granddaughter has accused Vice President Kamala Harris of "taking away" the legendary singer's estate and handing it over "to white people"

Kamala sure excelled at ruining black lives as CA AG, huh?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (bDqIh)

142 Normalizing obesity
https://tinyurl.com/5crtpy3r
Posted by: Lizzy at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (bDqIh)
++++
I offer this fine, freckled, sun-kissed lass as a counter-argument:
https://is.gd/5zkb3V

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Jsjd7)

143 >>>you cover Logan wow Wyatt! now that is the Wild West for sure, sir
Posted by: BlackOrchid

Yes, we are currently leading the city in shootings AND homicides. Hooray North Philly!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (bkUtD)

144 Video games kill productivity. Cost me a lot of novel writing time.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (ifmtJ)

I just deleted Steam from my computer about a week ago because I found myself slipping into bad habits. It's summer and I should focus on getting up and out of my house.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (jOcSX)

The good/bad thing about Steam is those games will still be there for you, once you reinstall it.

Have a fun Summer, though. Good for you.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (ifmtJ)

145 Yeah, but what happens NEXT month?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

Hate Heteros That Don't Care Month

Posted by: Bruce at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (vd8XM)

146 Can we just make it official that the rich and connected are freed from all consequences of the "law"? Why are we pretending?

The "free from consequences of the law" should include BLM, Antifa, famous people and, in general, Democrats, but mostly "Democrats of color."

/can we all now identify as democrats of color?

Posted by: Vyx at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (tjZg/)

147 >> the NBA is SUPER Gay,


Dennis Rodman was a Prophet.


...in a wedding dress.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (Eee2E)

148 I have a lot of respect for Cosby in what he was doing and trying with young black men. I like his standup tremendously, and his show was good for the nation.

But he was, at best, tremendously skeevy with women. I can buy that a lot of the women went to be with Bill and have sex with him voluntarily and intentionally, then ended up asleep because he had a creepy fetish for sleeping women but still... creeeeepy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (KZzsI)

149 I'm torn. Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Y42RP)
++++
He may well have paid her for the same reason any man pays any whore: to go away.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (Jsjd7)

150 Cosby was framed.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (yQpMk)

151 >>>know someone from Calif who went to Penn last year. He was walking down the street, looking for a dry cleaner, and a kindly black man turned him around and suggested he stay closer to campus
Posted by: artemis

Very good advice. I don't go to West Philly unarmed. Ever.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (bkUtD)

152 108 Meh, I've never really bought into the Cosby charges. His accusers, the ones I've seen and who whose details have been widely published, don't seem very credible to me.
_____________

That was the thing about putting all those women on the stand to tell their tales. Cosby wasn't being tried for assaulting any of them. He couldn't be tried, because all of their alleged assaults were barred by the statute of limitations. The stuff they were claiming happened 20 or 30 or 40 years ago, if it happened at all. There was no way for Cosby to defend himself against their accusations. People (except maybe Brett Kavanaugh) don't usually keep records of where they were and what they were doing and who else was around them on a specific date 3 or 4 decades ago. We have statutes of limitations for this very reason. After so much time has passed, it becomes impossible to prove or disprove these kinds of allegations, so it's just not fair to let people get on the stand and testify. But this trial court did it anyway.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 30, 2021 12:41 PM (k4dH2)

153 Video games kill productivity. Cost me a lot of novel writing time.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:36 PM (ifmtJ)

Well then I'm lucky, never was much to kill.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 30, 2021 12:41 PM (Y5qcH)

154 next month has to be something. Sure it has Independence Day, but it has to be something month, we are on a roll. I don't recall the last month that was not woke, certainly not this year.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 12:41 PM (gJfTA)

155 Video games kill productivity. Cost me a lot of novel writing time.

So does this place.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

156 I offer this fine, freckled, sun-kissed lass as a counter-argument:

https://is.gd/5zkb3V

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Jsjd7)

I like to think of it as a 'pallet cleanser'. and thanks again.

Posted by: Super Straight White Privileger at June 30, 2021 12:41 PM (l5R6/)

157 next month has to be something. Sure it has Independence Day, but it has to be something month, we are on a roll. I don't recall the last month that was not woke, certainly not this year.
Posted by: Quint


Wrath Month.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:41 PM (Y42RP)

158 he had a creepy fetish for sleeping women but still... creeeeepy.
----------------
Don't let him work in the morgue.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:41 PM (fU6rA)

159 an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Y42RP)

Corporations do it every day. Settle to avoid deep, protracted, prohibitively expensive defense. All. The. Time.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at June 30, 2021 12:42 PM (nWxPx)

160 see my corrected post! This doesn't seem corrupt. Maybe wrong decisions were made, but they don't seem corrupt.

I mean, maybe there was a little bit of "go easy on The Coz" going on.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2021 12:42 PM (0G13K)

161 Very good advice. I don't go to West Philly unarmed. Ever.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (bkUtD)


I moved to Bel-Aire

Posted by: Will Smith at June 30, 2021 12:42 PM (jOcSX)

162 I always thought Cosby could charm the pants off most females, and a bunch of trans. That he would need to slip a mickey seams odd. Just saying...

Posted by: Paladin at June 30, 2021 12:43 PM (7hzzD)

163 Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.

Bullshit. If I could give someone 2 to 3 million to avoid a fucking felony criminal trial, I would. In a heartbeat. Juries are hit and miss at best. And it's you against the State and its limitless resources. If someone like Flynn can't get justice, how the fuck am I supposed to?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 12:43 PM (PaMwv)

164 149 I'm torn. Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Y42RP)
++++
He may well have paid her for the same reason any man pays any whore: to go away.
------------------
So how much was he making selling Puddin Pops? Protecting your brand is a thing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:43 PM (fU6rA)

165 I asked the tour guide about that. She lit up and said - every excitedly - "Great question! We have so many because it enables really impressive mapping technology at the police headquarters. If you're being pursued, you can hit the buttons as you go, and the system will predict multiple likely routes and automatically dispatch police to intercept you at multiple locations. It has really improved safety."

It was a beautiful piece of spin, but there's no way to spin away the level of casual, everyday danger than would make such a system relevant...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:35 PM (Jsjd7)

just the fact they HAVE to have such a system is an indictment of the area...

but the fact that the system can do predictive analysis based on pattern recognition is also a little scary.

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:43 PM (8D42x)

166 They - like virtually all campuses - had pillars set up with bright blue lights and big red buttons that will call the police if you hit the button. What stood out to me, though, was that Temple had so *many* of them as compared to other campuses.

I asked the tour guide about that. She lit up and said - every excitedly - "Great question! We have so many because it enables really impressive mapping technology at the police headquarters. If you're being pursued, you can hit the buttons as you go, and the system will predict multiple likely routes and automatically dispatch police to intercept you at multiple locations. It has really improved safety."

It was a beautiful piece of spin, but there's no way to spin away the level of casual, everyday danger than would make such a system relevant...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:35 PM (Jsjd7)

This reminds me of doing a tour with my Nephew at St. Xavier in Cincinnati, it was surrounded by the hood, they had the same system and they said response time was less than minute, and one of the Moms goes really and presses the button and times the response.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2021 12:43 PM (dKiJG)

167 Cosby, arguably like Trump himself, has grievous moral failings but he got screwed royally on this.

Posted by: doomed at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (E8tbI)

168 Civ I was installed on the computer in the grad monkey room I occupied when I was a grad student. I'd play it late at night when the interferometer was running a long scan.

I wish I could find the martial music that was installed with Civ I and download it. It was so bad it was good!

Posted by: Blor Utar, From Zimtok-5 at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (xxG/v)

169 I'm torn. Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.
_____________

If you have a net worth of upwards of $400 million, and you're facing the possibility of going to prison (not to mention having to pay millions more to your lawyers to defend you in a criminal trial), it makes good sense to pay $3 million to make the shit go away.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (k4dH2)

170 Raises the question as to whether it was a good deal to give. Yes, he could plead the 5th in civil case, but that can be used to infer guilt. Wouldn't most people make that inference? How often is immunity doled out for civil case depositions? Honestly, I don't know, but I doubt often.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (sX1BW)

171 I don't like crosby, he is a predator, but he got railroaded and when he can get railroaded, then we all can get railroaded, so I agree with this. Plus he served 3 years and he is an old man, and I am not that vindictive unless your name is pelosi, schumer, or the such

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (Gx9vO)

172 Hey, today's the last day of Pride Month. Thank God!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Yeah, but what happens NEXT month?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (63Dwl)
........

Julyteenth, of course.

Posted by: wth at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (v0R5T)

173 He may well have paid her for the same reason any man pays any whore: to go away.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd hand it over to the whore.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (Y42RP)

174 one of the Moms goes really and presses the button and times the response.


it me!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 30, 2021 12:45 PM (j9HX3)

175 149 I'm torn. Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Y42RP)
++++
He may well have paid her for the same reason any man pays any whore: to go away.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (Jsjd7)

^^^
This

If you have significant money, you are better off settling for a pound of flesh then putting your entire nest egg at risk. Unfortunate, but true.

Posted by: In Exile at June 30, 2021 12:45 PM (ozJi8)

176
Next up for rehabilitation is Harvey Weinstein, set up by the Hollywood lezbo mafia.

Posted by: Just another ficus at June 30, 2021 12:45 PM (ZEUQz)

177 Gee... its almost like Prosecutors will do anything to get a prosecution.

Who woulda thunk it!

Posted by: Gen. Flynn. at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (oHd/0)

178 I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd hand it over to the whore.


he had a family and they were really stressed by all of it. I wouldn't be surprised if Camille didn't tell him to take that deal to spare them.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (j9HX3)

179 I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd hand it over to the whore.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (Y42RP)
++++
And then your endorsement deals, album sales, TV specials, etc. all go up in smoke. Now they did for Cosby anyway, but that is beside the point. Taking 1% of your net worth and protecting your brand is going to be a bitter pill to swallow, but that's a business decision and businesses make that very decision every day.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (Jsjd7)

180 ........
I'm torn. Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Y42RP)
-----------

It's cheaper to pay it off than to fight it.
Economics

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (QlRIZ)

181 Normalizing obesity

Fat guy here, let's not do that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (SchxB)

182 *but he got railroaded and when he can get railroaded, then we all can get railroaded*

I LIKE TRAINS!!

Posted by: "president*" Biden at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (MKjMB)

183 I'm guessing Cosby's lawyers were pretty smart. They used a civil suit to obtain immunity from later prosecutions.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (sX1BW)

184 173

No way to prove you didn't if there was any kind of relationship to begin with, and the media and a big chunk of the retarded public is going to side with the woman no matter how gigantic a lying scumbag whore she is.

Posted by: doomed at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (E8tbI)

185 Yeah, but what happens NEXT month?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 30, 2021 12:38 PM (63Dwl)
__________

Gluttony or Sloth Month, I hope.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (mht8P)

i'm hoping for gluttony, there's a number of wing joints i want to try around me...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (8D42x)

186 I don't like crosby, he is a predator,

I don't watch the NHL anymore, but I think he's still a Penguin.

Posted by: spindrift at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (h5TKJ)

187
His "cooperation" was probably that he become the spokesperson for Black Lives Matter, reparations, and black victimhood ad infinitum. No more of that whitey expectation that families with fathers are key to a stable society.
Posted by: Russkilitlover at June 30, 2021 12:37 PM (nWxPx)


Or something like this. You can bet he won't have the same views on culture that he had before his conviction.

Posted by: Justsayin' at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (Fs5vw)

188 162 I always thought Cosby could charm the pants off most females, and a bunch of trans. That he would need to slip a mickey seams odd. Just saying...

Posted by: Paladin at June 30, 2021 12:43 PM (7hzzD)

------

"The shame is part of the kink." -- Hugh Grant

Posted by: ShainS at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (bbAHh)

189 If you have significant money, you are better off settling for a pound of flesh then putting your entire nest egg at risk. Unfortunate, but true.
Posted by: In Exile at June 30, 2021 12:45 PM (ozJi

Divorce, is that what happens when ya pay a Woman not to live with ya...

For some women, it'd be worth it...

Posted by: Drago at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (oHd/0)

190 176
Next up for rehabilitation is Harvey Weinstein, set up by the Hollywood lezbo mafia.
Posted by: Just another ficus at June 30, 2021 12:45 PM (ZEUQz)

=========

I'm fully willing to believe that Hollywood's executive leadership is universally scum of the sexual predator variety.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (eZG8R)

191 I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd hand it over to the whore.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:44 PM (Y42RP)

I would, too. But I'm a contrarian. My Dad in his corporate life had to settle for bullshit a bunch of times (on behalf of his company), not because they were in the wrong, but because fighting the claim could cost as much or more while sullying your reputation.

Posted by: In Exile at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (ozJi8)

192 186 I don't like crosby, he is a predator,

I don't watch the NHL anymore, but I think he's still a Penguin.
Posted by: spindrift at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (h5TKJ)

Top shelf comment, eh.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (KbCG3)

193 @DarrenJBeattie

Hey Republicans, you can crack open the entire story of January 6, 2021 (1/6) with one simple, relentless question: what is the FBI and Army Counterintelligence's relationship with Stewart Rhodes?


https://tinyurl.com/mx8b2m4k

Posted by: Lizzy at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (bDqIh)

194 Gluttony or Sloth Month, I hope.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (mht8P)

i'm hoping for gluttony, there's a number of wing joints i want to try around me...
Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (8D42x)

WRATH!!!!

Posted by: Drago at June 30, 2021 12:48 PM (oHd/0)

195 Let he who didn't sleep with someone while doing drugs in the 70's cast the first stone.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 12:48 PM (yQpMk)

196 @159

It's the reason there are "shakedown" lawsuits. The corporation will pay $5000 bucks, easy, to settle out of a multiple-defendant action claiming someone caught a disease from one of a dozen different well-known products.

The courts are cracking down a little, but (as we see) all you need is one corrupt judge, getting a cut.

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:48 PM (AwPyG)

197 I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd hand it over to the whore.
Posted by: rickb223

I'm spending 5M to have her and her lawyers whacked.

Posted by: James Jesus Jean at June 30, 2021 12:49 PM (ockrg)

198 Now they did for Cosby anyway, but that is beside the point. Taking 1% of your net worth and protecting your brand is going to be a bitter pill to swallow, but that's a business decision and businesses make that very decision every day.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


How is legally being called a rapist "protecting your brand"?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:49 PM (Y42RP)

199 No puddin Ace?

Posted by: Brian at June 30, 2021 12:49 PM (eV752)

200 Except this isn't just a shakedown lawsuit. The State put its thumb on the scales. But I'm sure prison time isn't a consideration for you hardcore gangstas. You'd just do the dime as a matter of principle.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (PaMwv)

201 194 Gluttony or Sloth Month, I hope.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (mht8P)

i'm hoping for gluttony, there's a number of wing joints i want to try around me...
Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (8D42x)

WRATH!!!!
---------------
I'm up for Lust.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (fU6rA)

202 @195

And, not to defend the drugs-giving, but there's a fine line between that and plying someone with liquor with seduction as the aim.

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (AwPyG)

203 There's always time for Jello Pudding, and rape.

Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (yQpMk)

204 192 186 I don't like crosby, he is a predator,

I don't watch the NHL anymore, but I think he's still a Penguin.
Posted by: spindrift at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (h5TKJ)

Top shelf comment, eh.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (KbCG3)

Yeah... when Bing went after the MUCH younger Grace Kelly in High Society? Really Stalkerish.

Posted by: Drago at June 30, 2021 12:51 PM (oHd/0)

205 And then your endorsement deals, album sales, TV specials, etc. all go up in smoke. Now they did for Cosby anyway, but that is beside the point. Taking 1% of your net worth and protecting your brand is going to be a bitter pill to swallow, but that's a business decision and businesses make that very decision every day.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:46 PM (Jsjd7)

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My reputation and good name are worth far more to me than money -- especially if I'm already a multi-millionaire.

Posted by: ShainS at June 30, 2021 12:51 PM (SEUam)

206 I've been reading The Eagle and the Dragon about a diplomatic mission from Emperor Tajan's Rome to China. They embark on their voyage from Alexandra after consulting the Library and visiting the lighthouse at Pharos. Assassin's Creed: Origins has an outside the game feature called Discovery in which you can basically free roam setting including Alexandria with historical notes. I was able to trace the characters steps to the Library and out to Pharos. I thought it was kinda cool although AC is set more than a century before Eagle and the game designers says that because of a lack of descriptions of the Library, they based their Library on the one at Ephesus.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:51 PM (d9FiS)

207 willowed:

Looks like the DA screwed up, prosecutor made mistakes didn't honor agreement with Cosby, therefore Cosby didn't receive due process even though guilty.
Posted by: redridinghood at June 30, 2021 12:20 PM (NpAcC)

Due Process? Imagine that...!

Posted by: Rudy Guiliani, w/o law license. at June 30, 2021 12:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

208 197 I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd hand it over to the whore.
Posted by: rickb223

I'm spending 5M to have her and her lawyers whacked.
Posted by: James Jesus Jean at June 30, 2021 12:49 PM (ockrg)

Not worth the risk. It might feel good, but then you are up for capital murder. Pay the whore to go away and live to fight another day

Posted by: In Exile at June 30, 2021 12:51 PM (ozJi8)

209 If we were discussing someone like Tim Allen or maybe Ron White under similar circumstances would the outcome be the same?

I'd hope so, but honestly I'm not sure.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 30, 2021 12:51 PM (3H9h1)

210 How is legally being called a rapist "protecting your brand"?
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:49 PM (Y42RP)
++++
He admitted no guilt. Shit went sideways in the civil trial, and then the prosecution that was apparently fraudulent. If he had paid her off at the beginning (I have no idea if there was even an opportunity to do that), it's likely no one would have even heard of it. "Getting off of a sinking ship" likely factored into it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (Jsjd7)

211 I'm up for Lust.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (fU6rA)

No current Lady friend, and the dating scene here sucks...

Lust month would be a waste for moi.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (oHd/0)

212 I swear......to Rudy!

Posted by: Corona at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (nakGR)

213 Might as well sue for wrongful conviction.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (buTO7)

214 The good/bad thing about Steam is those games will still be there for you, once you reinstall it.

Have a fun Summer, though. Good for you.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at June 30, 2021 12:40 PM (ifmtJ)


Thanks. It's still tempting to reload it, "just for one night." Freaking Valheim is digital crack.

Got a second sailing class on Saturday, then swing dancing. Gonna head up this week and look into signing up for access to a woodworking shop so I can do some woodturning.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (jOcSX)

215 plying someone with liquor with seduction as the aim

Or as we called it back then, Saturday night.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (yQpMk)

216 199 No puddin Ace?

Posted by: Brian at June 30, 2021 12:49 PM (eV752)

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Heh.

Posted by: ShainS at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (SEUam)

217 211 I'm up for Lust.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (fU6rA)

No current Lady friend, and the dating scene here sucks...

Lust month would be a waste for moi.
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Head for the Waffle House. Something will show up. And they have pecan waffles.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (fU6rA)

218 =========

I'm fully willing to believe that Hollywood's executive leadership is universally scum of the sexual predator variety.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (eZG8R)
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They've been predators from the beginning.
It's in the books. Only back then it wasn't written as predatory.

That fur coat race track or two way mirrors that Errol Flynn had weren't predatory either.

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (QlRIZ)

219 I'm up for Lust.
Posted by: Puddin Head

I'm down to clown.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (d9FiS)

220 170 SH, generally a move to take the 5th is not something you can mention to infer guilt in a criminal trial because it is a constitutional privilege. There are ways around it but that is more dependent on the case laws of a state. Not sure if Scotus has directly ruled on such an issue though.

Posted by: whig at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (pO7gM)

221 I don't like crosby, he is a predator,

I don't watch the NHL anymore, but I think he's still a Penguin. little bitch
Posted by: spindrift at June 30, 2021 12:47 PM (h5TKJ)

FTFY

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (8D42x)

222 @215

Baby, it's cold outside!

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (AwPyG)

223 So they are going to cheat he Trump with - get this - giving perks to employees who didnt pay taxes on those perks. Lol.

After 3 years that is he big bombshell indictment. Some employees didnt declare perks on their taxes.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (UsN/P)

224 I wish I could find the martial music that was installed with Civ I and download it. It was so bad it was good!
Posted by: Blor Utar

I have the "Yes, my leige" drop from Warcraft on my PC

Posted by: James Jesus Jean at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (ockrg)

225 I'm up for Lust.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (fU6rA)
++++
That works. Here's a busty dame with a big smile to help you toward your goal:
https://is.gd/dsLzdb

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:54 PM (Jsjd7)

226 Head for the Waffle House. Something will show up. And they have pecan waffles.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (fU6rA)

Or head to Chick Fil A on Sunday for a dose of Wrath

Posted by: In Exile at June 30, 2021 12:54 PM (ozJi8)

227 Honestly, I never thought Cosby was all the funny. Tommy Smothers was funny. His brother sucked cock.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:54 PM (fU6rA)

228 I also remember that Cosby spoke out pretty strongly about black dysfunctional behaviors and suddenly...he got whacked.

I don't believe in coincidences.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 30, 2021 12:54 PM (sCoor)

229 162 I always thought Cosby could charm the pants off most females, and a bunch of trans. That he would need to slip a mickey seams odd. Just saying...

* * *

It wasn't charm. Cosby had something the women wanted. He had money, and he had influence and connections in Hollywood (and at Temple University, where the main accuser worked) that he could use to benefit the women's careers.

Cosby had something the women wanted, and the women had something Cosby wanted. They were all trying to use each other. None of them were innocent, including Cosby. He appears to have criminally assaulted some women, but none of them came forward and pressed charges at the time, because they were afraid that it would harm their careers. They made a calculation, based on their financial interests. You could argue that it was unfair that they were put in that position, and you would probably be right in some respects, but that's the way the world worked back then. The fact that some women were treated unfairly in the past didn't give the prosecutors the right to bring a clearly bullshit prosecution against Cosby in the present, using a woman who was not a real victim, but a conniving con.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 30, 2021 12:54 PM (k4dH2)

230 225 That works. Here's a busty dame with a big smile to help you toward your goal:
https://is.gd/dsLzdb
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:54 PM (Jsjd7)

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I would like to discuss the art of cinema with her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 12:54 PM (eZG8R)

231 Geez, people.

Bill Cosby was thrown in jail by the Obama era because Bill Cosby always told poc to work hard and not blame anyone else for your failures. Just learn from it and move on.

That goes against the race script and all things left.

Cosby's alleged crimes were not Important before Obama became POTUS. Those rumors have been around for decades.

Posted by: Zank Frappa at June 30, 2021 12:55 PM (iaCeZ)

232 Ace you're a bit off here.
The first prosecutor, Bruce Castor, did not believe at the time that he had the evidence to win at trial. He consulted with the victim, and they offered Cosby a non-prosecution agreement if he would waive his 5th Amendment rights and agreed to testify in a civil case brought by the victim. Cosby then testified in the civil case that he had given drugs to women and fondled them in a deposition which was sealed by the Court (IIRC, it was the Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania). The civil case settled for an undisclosed sum, and the victim/plaintiff went on her merry way.
1/2

Posted by: Alec Leamas at June 30, 2021 12:55 PM (ssz2a)

233 If we were discussing someone like Tim Allen

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You've got to hand it to Allen. He did it right. He went to prison before he got famous.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:55 PM (d9FiS)

234 --- Or as we called it back then, Saturday night.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 12:52 PM (yQpMk)
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Welp, old man, you are a racist, predatory, misogynist.


Friday night too

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:55 PM (QlRIZ)

235 50 V wasn't bad, but VI was the real nail in the coffin for that franchise.
good thing i have an alibi

Posted by: emacs at June 30, 2021 12:56 PM (sGtp+)

236 2/3
Then fast forward several years to #MeToo, when other women came forward
accusing Cosby of giving them drugs and diddling them while
incapacitated (all of which was unknown at the time of the original
decision not to prosecute). These events all happened outside of the
statute of limitations (the victim/plaintiff's accusation was likely
outside of the SOL too). An action was filed to unseal the civil Federal
Court deposition with Cosby's admissions, which was granted for
ridiculous reasons having to do with Cosby's comments about black
dysfunction.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at June 30, 2021 12:56 PM (ssz2a)

237 228

That's when the bullseye was put on his back.

Posted by: doomed at June 30, 2021 12:56 PM (E8tbI)

238 3/3
Then, a DA candidate ran on a specific platform of
prosecuting Cosby against the first DA who had entered the
non-prosecution agreement with Cosby to ride the wave of #MeToo. The
challenger won, and charged Cosby. Cosby raised the defense of the
agreement, and the first DA testified "pro confesso" that the agreement
had been made, but the State Court trial judge disregarded the agreement
for reasons. Then the trial judge permitted other accusers to testify
at trial, and the inevitable happened.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at June 30, 2021 12:56 PM (ssz2a)

239 233 If we were discussing someone like Tim Allen

-
You've got to hand it to Allen. He did it right. He went to prison before he got famous.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:55 PM (d9FiS)

--

?? Did not know that.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (dfRN6)

240 Immunity!!


Immunity is in chocolate cake.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (qmgN2)

241 You've got to hand it to Allen. He did it right. He went to prison before he got famous.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


The Johnny Cash gambit. Risky.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (Y42RP)

242 Immunity is in chocolate cake.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (qmgN2)
++++
Too bad the cake is a lie.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (Jsjd7)

243 I'm torn. Her charges are bullshit, but an innocent person doesn't give someone $3.4 million dollars for nothing.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (Y42RP)
++++

To him that probably was equivalent to us paying a few thousand, and worth it to him to avoid the headache and expense and extended bad publicity.

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (Ed8Zd)

244 Fun fact: you can take the 5th in a civil trial but you can't refuse to testify, and so the plaintiff can force the defendant to "take the 5th" as many times as they want during live testimony in front of a jury.

Most of the time the judge won't allow it, but it's fun when it happens

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (AwPyG)

245 223 So they are going to cheat he Trump with - get this - giving perks to employees who didnt pay taxes on those perks. Lol.

After 3 years that is he big bombshell indictment. Some employees didnt declare perks on their taxes.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (UsN/P)


The Usual Suspects will make it sound as if these crimes (not alleged crimes) are worse than slavery-rape-murder-necrophilia, on 5 year old girls.

Posted by: baloney quiche at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (en2M8)

246 239 233 If we were discussing someone like Tim Allen

-
You've got to hand it to Allen. He did it right. He went to prison before he got famous.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 12:55 PM (d9FiS)
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You would think Illinois Governors would embrace this stratigum.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (fU6rA)

247 all you need is one corrupt judge, getting a cut.
Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:48 PM


A corrupt judge??? Heaven forfend the thought!!

Posted by: Kevin Clinesmith at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (DMUuz)

248 170 SH, generally a move to take the 5th is not something you can
mention to infer guilt in a criminal trial because it is a
constitutional privilege. There are ways around it but that is more
dependent on the case laws of a state. Not sure if Scotus has directly
ruled on such an issue though.--------------------------Agreed, but it was said the immunity was given so he gave testimony in a civil trial.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (sX1BW)

249 https://is.gd/5zkb3V

She's a candidate for skin cancer.
I'll happily keep her bathed in sunscreen

Posted by: JoeF. at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (mR6Gs)

250 Immunity is in chocolate cake.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (qmgN2)
++++
Too bad the cake is a lie.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (Jsjd7)

did it get left out in the rain?

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (8D42x)

251 Not worth the risk. It might feel good, but then you are up for capital murder. Pay the whore to go away and live to fight another day
Posted by: In Exile

Then every lawyer in town knows you're an easy mark.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (ockrg)

252 na, na, na, gonna have a good time (hey, hey, hey)

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (0jZnq)

253 The Prosecutor should be forced to serve out Cosby's term. (yeah, right smh)

When you walk into a Court Room anywhere in this Country, the two most corrupt people in it are the Judge and the persecutor.

Every time. Every.Single.Fucking.Time.

Was/is Cosby an asswipe? Without doubt. But persecutors and Trial Judges are the worst.

Posted by: Uncle Rick at June 30, 2021 12:59 PM (48/MM)

254 VPN PSA

Windscribe is running a $29/year special.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Juneteenth, because we needed another holiday celebrating white people being badass at June 30, 2021 01:00 PM (y63Pd)

255 @233 I guess we all know Tim Allen's real last name is Dick.
Tim Allen Dick. It fits him.
I recently found out that 1960's rock star Paul Revere, of The Raiders,
was really named Paul Revere Dick. Is that cool, or what.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at June 30, 2021 01:00 PM (zMFmR)

256 Not worth the risk. It might feel good, but then you are up for capital murder. Pay the whore to go away and live to fight another day
Posted by: In Exile

Then every lawyer in town knows you're an easy mark.
Posted by: Jean


An easy mark worth $400 million dollars.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 01:00 PM (Y42RP)

257 Posted by: Bill Ayers at June 30, 2021 12:18 PM (DpkTQ)

It still infuriates me that Brietbart sat down to dinner with that traitor and his animal wife instead of giving them the Manson treatment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 30, 2021 01:01 PM (2JVJo)

258 I'm gonna sing a song for you and Bills gonna show you a thing or two.............

shit, I forget how the song go's.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2021 01:01 PM (0jZnq)

259 ?? Did not know that.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher

He went to prison for dealing drugs. It's no secret.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 01:01 PM (d9FiS)

260 So they are going to cheat he Trump with - get this - giving perks to employees who didnt pay taxes on those perks. Lol.

After 3 years that is he big bombshell indictment. Some employees didnt declare perks on their taxes.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (UsN/P)

And the government knows about these perks...how? Probably because the Trump corporation reported them.

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 01:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

261 Almost every male who was old enough--and many, many who weren't --did things to women that would be considered a sex crime now.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 30, 2021 01:02 PM (mR6Gs)

262 ?? Did not know that.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (dfRN6)
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I believe it was Stillwater Prison in Minnesota. Cocaine.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at June 30, 2021 01:02 PM (2SdPm)

263 Diplomatic immunity!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:02 PM (5atWK)

264 244 artemis, you see the same sort of thing at congressional hearings sometimes. The famous McClellan hearings involving the Mafia are one example where mobsters invoked the 5th to answer every question. The only difference is that in trial, if the defendant chooses to testify on their own behalf, the privilege cannot then be asserted to ANY rules of evidence permissible question during cross examination.

Posted by: whig at June 30, 2021 01:02 PM (pO7gM)

265 Back in the day, Disneyland had an in house law firm that never settled. Never.

Therefore, any lawyer who wanted to sue Disneyland knew
(1) it was going to cost a lot up front and (2) the jury wasn't going to rule against Mickey Mouse.

It worked really well.

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 01:02 PM (AwPyG)

266
The worst thing about Cosby is the hypocrisy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 30, 2021 01:03 PM (pfqSb)

267 Almost every male who was old enough--and many, many who weren't --did things to women that would be considered a sex crime now.
Posted by: JoeF. at June 30, 2021 01:02 PM (mR6Gs)



More than once, they did it to me. I've a few coyote mornings.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:03 PM (yQpMk)

268 Then every lawyer in town knows you're an easy mark.
Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 12:58 PM (ockrg)
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There are a lot of settlements out there that are of the "cost of defense" variety.

Yeah, the charge is BS, but, the courts are a crapshoot, and, it's very expensive to fight such charges.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at June 30, 2021 01:03 PM (2SdPm)

269 Was/is Cosby an asswipe? Without doubt. But persecutors and Trial Judges are the worst.

Posted by: Uncle Rick at June 30, 2021 12:59 PM (48/MM)


Definitely worse by orders of magnitude in the harm they do.

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 01:03 PM (Ed8Zd)

270 Pretty Cosby was up to no good but I defer to my original assessment which was where's the rape kit? Where's the evidence. Kinda sort admitting something maybe happened once in a civil suit isn't good enough.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 30, 2021 01:04 PM (j3npP)

271 Immunity is in chocolate cake.

"insulting customers and smearing Chocolate Lava Cake over his face and exclaiming, "I'm Rick James, Bitch".

- dominos employee

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 01:04 PM (MKjMB)

272 But, Cosby is a doctor! Like Doctor Jill!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:05 PM (5atWK)

273 I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I
raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd
hand it over to the whore.


So ...Hiring a Hit-Man?

Posted by: Paladin at June 30, 2021 01:05 PM (7hzzD)

274 200 Except this isn't just a shakedown lawsuit. The State put its thumb on the scales. But I'm sure prison time isn't a consideration for you hardcore gangstas. You'd just do the dime as a matter of principle.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 30, 2021 12:50 PM (PaMwv)

Don't know about a dime.. but a nickel easy...

Posted by: Inogame at June 30, 2021 01:05 PM (53oGX)

275 Cosby to latter prosecutor: "YOU GUNKY!"

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 30, 2021 01:06 PM (/1FQm)

276 265 artemis, at one time, dunno if they still do that, WalMart used to vigorously defend against every lawsuit because they wanted to discourage lawsuits by plaintiffs.

Posted by: whig at June 30, 2021 01:06 PM (pO7gM)

277 You can never go to the beach again!

Steve Milloy
@JunkScience
NYTimes whiffs on 1995 prediction of climate catastrophe:

"At the most likely rate of rise, some experts say, most of the beaches on the East Coast of the United States would be gone in 25 years."

25 years was 2020.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 01:06 PM (d9FiS)

278 I am Old enough to remember when our political elites said sending Hillary to prison was un American cuz we dont send out political opponents to prison. That is 3rd World stuff and we are above tht sort of things.

Same elites now are dancing for joy that Trump is getting charged with crimes.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 30, 2021 01:07 PM (UsN/P)

279 So I Spy and the Cosby Show are no longer persona non grata on the streaming services? Kewl.

Cosby and Jill Biden have a EdD degrees. He sctually produced something of value to receive his degree: you may recall watching The Electric Company, which was an effort to reduce adult illiteracy. Jill Biden, not so much.

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentric Hypochondriac at June 30, 2021 01:07 PM (rw/ga)

280 277 Steve Milloy
@JunkScience
NYTimes whiffs on 1995 prediction of climate catastrophe:

"At the most likely rate of rise, some experts say, most of the beaches on the East Coast of the United States would be gone in 25 years."

25 years was 2020.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 01:06 PM (d9FiS)

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"This incorrect prediction just proves that our current predictions will be correct."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 01:07 PM (eZG8R)

281 260 So they are going to cheat he Trump with - get this - giving perks to employees who didnt pay taxes on those perks. Lol.

After 3 years that is he big bombshell indictment. Some employees didnt declare perks on their taxes.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 30, 2021 12:53 PM (UsN/P)

And the government knows about these perks...how? Probably because the Trump corporation reported them.

Posted by: LASue at June 30, 2021 01:01 PM (Ed8Zd)


Sounds like the crime will be failure of the corporation to withhold NY State tax on the perks? Dastardly. Pure evil. Only Trump could do this level of evil.

Posted by: baloney quiche at June 30, 2021 01:07 PM (en2M8)

282 "At the most likely rate of rise, some experts say, most of the beaches on the East Coast of the United States would be gone in 25 years."


Why on the East Coast? Is the oceans conspicuously lower on the west coast? Or the Gulf?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:08 PM (yQpMk)

283 "At the most likely rate of rise, some experts say, most of the beaches on the East Coast of the United States would be gone in 25 years."

25 years was 2020.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 30, 2021 01:06 PM (d9FiS)
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Ah, yes. "Some Experts Say" was the old-school approach to "sources say."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 01:08 PM (Jsjd7)

284 What is the rate of rise of global temperatures?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (5atWK)

285 WTH Ace, no pudding cups in the banner?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (w9Wax)

286 One of the strongest memories I had about the whole debacle was with one of the first accusers. The clip's probably be sandblasted from the internet and television archives, but she was telling her story. About how she went to his trailer on the set in her pajamas, and waited for him.

I don't know how much was real harm by Cosby, or how much was gold-digger pile-up. But that there, maybe a slip of the tongue by that accuser, was the old 'Casting Couch' thing.

And it all happened when Cosby turned around and went: "This shit you are doing? Stop it. You're getting yourself killed, you idiots!" to the black youth. Meanwhile, the other folks in Hollywood who did the same, or worse (with teen stars, even!) are still walking free and getting paid for it.

Posted by: Another Anon at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (bW28E)

287 @276

I think that's not a bad strategy if you are a popular brand.

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (AwPyG)

288 The prosecutor gave him immunity from criminal prosecution in order to compel him to testify in civil court.

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How was there a prosecutor in the civil case? Should have been just the defense lawyer (Cosby's) and the plaintiffs' lawyers (the women suing Cosby). Why would a prosecutor be involved?

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (vlXMQ)

289 NY Times also had an article in the mid 2000s saying skiing will not longer be a thing by 2020 since there would be no more snow.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (UsN/P)

290 270 Pretty Cosby was up to no good but I defer to my original assessment which was where's the rape kit? Where's the evidence. Kinda sort admitting something maybe happened once in a civil suit isn't good enough.
___________

The plaintiff/accuser didn't claim that Cosby had intercourse with her. Her claim was that she went to his house, told him she had a cold, he offered her some pills which she voluntarily took, she passed out and later woke up and he was fondling her.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (k4dH2)

291 I guess I'm different. If I'm a public figure and some whore claims I
raped her, I'm spending that $3.4 million to prove I didn't before I'd
hand it over to the whore.

So ...Hiring a Hit-Man?
Posted by: Paladin

Not directly, but the mayor of Cartegena would have to understand that this distraction was delaying the movie I was gonna shoot, might even cancel it.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (ockrg)

292 What is the rate of rise of global temperatures?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (5atWK)

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If grant money depends of temperature rising, you bet we'll find it.

Posted by: University Science Dept. at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (2SdPm)

293 The worst thing about Cosby is the hypocrisy.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 30, 2021 01:03 PM (pfqSb)
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Heh. Nice.
https://youtu.be/aUtxIQBB9h4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 01:10 PM (Jsjd7)

294 Who's laughing now?

Posted by: torabora at June 30, 2021 01:10 PM (Y274z)

295 When you walk into a Court Room anywhere in this Country, the two most corrupt people in it are the Judge and the persecutor.

Every time. Every.Single.Fucking.Time.


*hums That's The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia*

Posted by: Count de Monet, checking out of the Heartbreak Hotel (4I/2K) at June 30, 2021 01:10 PM (4I/2K)

296 How was there a prosecutor in the civil case? Should have been just the defense lawyer (Cosby's) and the plaintiffs' lawyers (the women suing Cosby). Why would a prosecutor be involved?

Posted by: NoOne NoHow at June 30, 2021 01:09 PM (vlXMQ)


The prosecutor was probably following the trial, and it's possible that the plaintiff's attorneys went to him and made the request.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2021 01:10 PM (jOcSX)

297 I think the glaciers were all going to be gone by 2015.

I met some future in laws from Florida in 2006 who told me they were going to have to move soon, because florida was going to be underwater in five years.

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 01:11 PM (AwPyG)

298 Why on the East Coast? Is the oceans conspicuously lower on the west coast? Or the Gulf?

The west coast is higher. You can tell because the rockies are way taller than the appalachains.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:11 PM (5atWK)

299 Climate armegeddon has been a tease. It could have put us out of our misery years ago.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 01:11 PM (sX1BW)

300 297 I think the glaciers were all going to be gone by 2015.

I met some future in laws from Florida in 2006 who told me they were going to have to move soon, because florida was going to be underwater in five years.
Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 01:11 PM (AwPyG)

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Is this a request to pay for their souls since they are now dead?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (eZG8R)

301 I didnt really follow the Cosby trial. So I cant opine on his guilt or innocence. But I know setting him free will anger my enemies so I am happy.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (swGmf)

302 Sounds like the crime will be failure of the corporation to withhold NY State tax on the perks? Dastardly. Pure evil. Only Trump could do this level of evil.
Posted by: baloney quiche


The corp may have paid their end. Then it's on the employees.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (Y42RP)

303 299 Climate armegeddon has been a tease. It could have put us out of our misery years ago.
Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 01:11 PM (sX1BW)

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There's a reason it's mostly the young who are most fervent about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (eZG8R)

304
*hums That's The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia*
Posted by: Count de Monet, checking out of the Heartbreak Hotel (4I/2K) at June 30, 2021 01:10 PM (4I/2K)
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I liked that song until I realized the sister did the deed and let her brother hang.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (2SdPm)

305 244 Fun fact: you can take the 5th in a civil trial but you can't refuse to testify, and so the plaintiff can force the defendant to "take the 5th" as many times as they want during live testimony in front of a jury.

Most of the time the judge won't allow it, but it's fun when it happens
Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:57 PM (AwPyG)

Which should have been done in the George Floyd case, with his drug dealer

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (dKiJG)

306 What?
She went to his trailer in. her. pajamas. and he took advantage of her. He. took. advantage. of. her.

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (QlRIZ)

307 About five years ago the experts said it would never snow in England again.

Last winter, the Thames froze.

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 01:13 PM (AwPyG)

308 181 Normalizing obesity

I'll eat to that!

Posted by: It's me donna at June 30, 2021 01:13 PM (Zmnko)

309 Cosby's alleged crimes were not Important before Obama became POTUS. Those rumors have been around for decades.

He was going to start up a new show and his vision of black America was in violation of the race wars/politics of division dream of the Obama administration. That's it, pure and simple.

Is he guilty of what he was accused of? Almost certainly. But nobody gave a damn until he started working on a new show.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 01:13 PM (KZzsI)

310 So as it stands, Cosby is unconvicted and free.

The new deal prohibits him from decrying Democrat plantation culture.

Posted by: t-bird at June 30, 2021 01:13 PM (PbWF0)

311 How was there a prosecutor in the civil case? Should have been just the defense lawyer (Cosby's) and the plaintiffs' lawyers (the women suing Cosby). Why would a prosecutor be involved?
____________

The PA D.A. had initially declined to file any criminal charges against Cosby after Constand (the lesbian accuser from Temple U) came forward (a year after the alleged assault) with her claim. The D.A. said there was insufficient evidence. Then Constand filed the civil lawsuit, and named a bunch of other potential "victims" and the case became a cause celebre. Then the prosecutor's office started working together with the plaintiff's lawyers to take Cosby down, because the prosecutor had an election to win.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (k4dH2)

312 I was a political prisoner. The entertainment industry put me in prison because I didn't stay bought. When they destroyed my race and my culture I fought back and told young men to pull their pants up and stop being victims. I told young women to stop stealing pound cake from Korean stores in their neighborhoods.

I didn't do anything that any other TV and movie producer was doing at the time in the normal course of business. I made a deal with the government about my conduct and they reneged on the deal.

I was a political prisoner, and just like any man in America who stands up for his race and culture, I was ruined by the entertainment industry.

But now I am a free man, and forever people will celebrate my freedom the same weekend they celebrate America's.

Take that, entertainment industry.

Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (BD0Jm)

313 Is he guilty of what he was accused of? Almost certainly. But nobody gave a damn until he started working on a new show.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 30, 2021 01:13 PM (KZzsI)
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Yeah, Cosby's trial had "guilty of wrongthink" written all over it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (2SdPm)

314 Deciding whether or not a perk is a taxable benefit is some complex, grey area tax law. I would not bet against Trumps lawyers on this.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (ockrg)

315 About five years ago the experts said it would never snow in England again.

Last winter, the Thames froze.


It may never stop snowing this winter!

Posted by: The Experts at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (PbWF0)

316 Last winter, the Thames froze.


That is why they call it climate change now. Sometimes warmer temperatures make it colder.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (5atWK)

317 313 Yeah, Cosby's trial had "guilty of wrongthink" written all over it.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (2SdPm)

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Remember when "guilty of wrongthink" was "working as an undercover operative for the Soviet Union with the expressed interest of overthrowing the US government and installing a communist dictatorship?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 01:15 PM (eZG8R)

318 @300

I thought it telling that they never did move.

It's a lot like Covid, where the people who are screeching the loudest don't seem to be curtailing their actions at all

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 01:15 PM (AwPyG)

319 That is why they call it climate change now. Sometimes warmer temperatures make it colder.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (5atWK)
++++
If I learned anything from "The Day After Tomorrow," it's this.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 01:15 PM (Jsjd7)

320 316 Last winter, the Thames froze.


That is why they call it climate change now. Sometimes warmer temperatures make it colder.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (5atWK)

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I thought it was "climate chaos" or something now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 01:15 PM (eZG8R)

321 Channeling my inner Shaggy....

Wasn't me.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at June 30, 2021 01:16 PM (Fgc0C)

322 If I learned anything from "The Day After Tomorrow," it's this._____________I learned it is best to avoid NYC.

Posted by: SH (Back Lurking, Commenting Occasionally) at June 30, 2021 01:16 PM (sX1BW)

323 Last winter, the Thames froze.


That is why they call it climate change now. Sometimes warmer temperatures make it colder.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Just like it's the darkest on a sunny day!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 01:16 PM (Y42RP)

324 What?
She went to his trailer in. her. pajamas. and he took advantage of her. He. took. advantage. of. her.
Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 01:12 PM (QlRIZ)

If I had a Vjayjay, I would use it to get ahead too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 30, 2021 01:17 PM (kB2EL)

325 the tobacco companies never lost a single case right up an 'til they did. i am not sure they actually lost a case other than some payouts. But the Master Settlement Agreement cost them untold billions.*

* there was the infamous Cipollone case where his family won $400,000. That was later overturned. But the states themselves sued them and in the end, went all in in the business.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 01:17 PM (gJfTA)

326 When does Merrick Garland announce DoJ will indict Cosby for violating the civil rights of the accusers?

Posted by: baloney quiche at June 30, 2021 01:17 PM (en2M8)

327 >>>Cosby had immunity, whether a later prosecutor likes it or not

So can he sue? (I am guessing this has been asked and answered earlier in the thread, and I'll go check that.)

Posted by: m at June 30, 2021 01:17 PM (6dJKT)

328 304

Didn't she do it because they hung her brother?

Posted by: doomed at June 30, 2021 01:18 PM (E8tbI)

329 That is why they call it climate change now. Sometimes warmer temperatures make it colder.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:14 PM (5atWK)

the next ice age, from school in 1975

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 01:18 PM (gJfTA)

330 Didn't she do it because they hung her brother?
Posted by: doomed at June 30, 2021 01:18 PM (E8tbI)


No, she murdered her sister-in-law and her brother found the body and was blamed for the murder.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2021 01:18 PM (jOcSX)

331 Oh, I have the papers already drafted.

Posted by: Merrick Garland at June 30, 2021 01:19 PM (BD0Jm)

332 holy heck is that the real Bill Cosby?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 30, 2021 01:19 PM (j9HX3)

333 Didn't she do it because they hung her brother?
Posted by: doomed at June 30, 2021 01:18 PM (E8tbI)


No. His cheatin' wife had never left town and that's one body that will never be found 'cause little sister don;t miss when she aims her gun.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:19 PM (yQpMk)

334 If the bodies buried in your backyard are drawing alot of flies, get a solar fly trap. That thing is amazing.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:19 PM (5atWK)

335 The secret is to plant endangered plants over the shallow graves.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:19 PM (yQpMk)

336 So can he sue? (I am guessing this has been asked and answered earlier in the thread, and I'll go check that.)
Posted by: m at June 30, 2021 01:17 PM (6dJKT)

Probably not. Qualified immunity and all that.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2021 01:20 PM (Rl7KJ)

337 The real Bill Cosby is any man who won't be bullied into an admission of guilt.

The real Bill Cosby is inside all of us.

Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:20 PM (BD0Jm)

338 Come for the legal minutia, stay for the Reba-knowledge

Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 01:20 PM (AwPyG)

339 The secret is to plant endangered plants over the shallow graves.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


And state flowers.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (Y42RP)

340
* there was the infamous Cipollone case where his family won $400,000. That was later overturned. But the states themselves sued them and in the end, went all in in the business.
Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 01:17 PM (gJfTA)

They money was supposed to go to Healthcare costs but like all Government it went to everything but

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (dKiJG)

341 "Sources say" some old guy who works for Trump's company will be indicted by the state of NY tomorrow.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (xqRaG)

342 Cosby should have hired Frank Cannon to clean this mess up. Cannon don't fuck around.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (fU6rA)

343 The real Bill Cosby is inside all of us.
Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:20 PM (BD0Jm)

Bill Cosby > Bill Barr

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (kB2EL)

344 Hey hey hey I'm back!

Time to sue that bitch and the prosecutor.
I'll have their pussies hanging on my wall.

Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:22 PM (pjpeg)

345 The secret is to plant endangered plants over the shallow graves.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:19 PM (yQpMk)

and bury the body vertically so it doesn't look like a grave on the scanner.

oh, and it doesn't hurt to have a carcass of a racoon or deer or similar buried just below the surface to help throw off the cadaver dogs...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 30, 2021 01:22 PM (8D42x)

346 But the states themselves sued them and in the end, went all in in the business.
Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 01:17 PM (gJfTA)



and destroyed to idea of torts as addressing specific harm in the process.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:22 PM (yQpMk)

347 "Sources say" some old guy who works for Trump's company will be indicted by the state of NY tomorrow.
Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (xqRaG)
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I wonder what nightmare they're planning to spring on us that they're playing this card now to act as the mother of all distractions...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 01:22 PM (Jsjd7)

348 Reba changed up the lyrics from Vicki's version, so it's confusing.

Posted by: Count de Monet, checking out of the Heartbreak Hotel (4I/2K) at June 30, 2021 01:23 PM (4I/2K)

349 They money was supposed to go to Healthcare costs but like all Government it went to everything but

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (dKiJG)

they take and an assume it. Then they name a new tax for something only a tyrant would not support. If you ask where the other money went, they look at you like you are cruel.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 01:24 PM (gJfTA)

350 Cosby will issue a press conference heaping praise on all the single black mothers out there doing a fine job raising their kids. He will claim black single moms built America.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 30, 2021 01:24 PM (2xKeI)

351 So... there's no more room for jailo?

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 30, 2021 01:24 PM (/1FQm)

352 I've always been very suspicious of this verdict, and I'm glad he's out.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at June 30, 2021 01:24 PM (Clxcy)

353 I wonder what nightmare they're planning to spring on us that they're playing this card now to act as the mother of all distractions...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 01:22 PM (Jsjd7)
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Not to worry, the GOPe will stand around in a serious manner, with serious looks on their faces while making serious noises with their mouths so we know they take the issue very seriously.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at June 30, 2021 01:24 PM (2SdPm)

354 Mailroom skippy didn't pay taxes on his jelly of the month club subscription. The whole trump organization is going down.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:25 PM (5atWK)

355 Vicky Lawrence (from "The Carol Burnett Show" and it's spinoff "Mama's Family") wrote and sang "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"

Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021 01:25 PM (xqRaG)

356 Here's a busty dame with a big smile to help you toward your goal:
https://is.gd/dsLzdb

Very pretty busty dame. Now, she might get some men in the door of the church. I don't know that she would help with the goal of them having a vibrant faith life-if we're talking about Christian committment.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke (k39e/) at June 30, 2021 01:25 PM (k39e/)

357 If I was gonna do that, I would have admitted guilt and been out on parole by now.

I'm a tougher man than any of my detractors and they know it. They ALL would have squealed like bitches.

Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:25 PM (BD0Jm)

358 Here's a busty dame with a big smile to help you toward your goal

No visible tats or piercings. Tobias approved.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:26 PM (yQpMk)

359 and destroyed to idea of torts as addressing specific harm in the process.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:22 PM (yQpMk)

it was kind of like Goodfellas. The narrator explained it. The gov is all in with tobacco, no one is going to kill that one.

Posted by: Quint at June 30, 2021 01:26 PM (gJfTA)

360 Tell your daughter's dates the hogs out back will eat anything.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 01:26 PM (MKjMB)

361 Judge, she was a-doin' monkey double back flips on me!

Posted by: Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:26 PM (4I/2K)

362 "So as it stands, Cosby is unconvicted and free."



But by no means innocent.

Posted by: 496 at June 30, 2021 01:26 PM (U1eOr)

363 That has to really chafe the nuts of the left. They spent 5 years investigating Trump, and this is the best they could come up with. They assumed finding illegal shit in a billionaire business would be easy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 30, 2021 01:27 PM (5atWK)

364 I'm just glad his old buddy and acting partner/mentor Robert Culp wasn't alive to see all this.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 30, 2021 01:27 PM (/XOcP)

365 nood...ew

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at June 30, 2021 01:27 PM (eZG8R)

366 Hey Hey Hey!!!!11!!!

Posted by: Fat Albert at June 30, 2021 01:27 PM (5t6kL)

367 But by no means innocent.

Who among us is?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 30, 2021 01:27 PM (yQpMk)

368 Sources say" some old guy who works for Trump's company will be indicted by the state of NY tomorrow.

Just like the went after Manafort and Stone to try to get them to turn on Trump. So some lawyer used a company car but didn't declare it on his taxes. I bet that never happens in any other business than Trumps./sarc.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke (k39e/) at June 30, 2021 01:27 PM (k39e/)

369 Claims of innocence from a woman who goes to a hotel room with a rock star, movie star, famous athlete, comedian, any celebrity are suspect.
Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 12:25 PM (QlRIZ)

Yeah. I mean, even if submarine races are scheduled, you are unlikely to get a view from a hotel room.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 01:28 PM (7SG65)

370 My reaction is he probably served as much time as most rapists so the punishment was there. Now the question really is why rapists have such low sentences to begin with.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 30, 2021 01:28 PM (r+sAi)

371 347 "Sources say" some old guy who works for Trump's company will be indicted by the state of NY tomorrow.
Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (xqRaG)
++++
I wonder what nightmare they're planning to spring on us that they're playing this card now to act as the mother of all distractions...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 01:22 PM (Jsjd7)


I believe this move is simply to distract from current nightmares (for them): Crime in blue cities, open Mexican border, Joe and Kamala publicly acting as the idiots they are, White House Press Secretary lying every 15 seconds.

Posted by: baloney quiche at June 30, 2021 01:28 PM (en2M8)

372 There is a new thread. Not gonna use the normal call.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at June 30, 2021 01:28 PM (M/PS3)

373 My Grand-Daddy on Mama's side let me smoke and chew at age 12. When Mama told him she didn't cotton to that he said 'That boy works in that field like all the other men and if he wants to smoke and chew with me I'll allow it. Besides it'll make his sick and he'll quit.' I quit smoking in 82 and quit Copenhagen in 05. When I got cancer. Tobacco is bad for people but it's a CHOICE. I won't hammer somebody's dick over smoking but I won't be responsible for their medical care either. Jello pudding is optional.

Posted by: Eromero at June 30, 2021 01:29 PM (0OP+5)

374 >>> The real Bill Cosby is inside all of us.
Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:20 PM (BD0Jm)


Sorry, that space is already taken

Posted by: a little bit of Elvis at June 30, 2021 01:29 PM (7dN4m)

375 Vicky Lawrence (from "The Carol Burnett Show" and it's spinoff "Mama's Family") wrote and sang "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"
Posted by: zmdavid at June 30, 2021


***
Her husband Bobby Russell wrote it. He was the songwriter of "Little Green Apples," and the writer/singer of "Saturday Morning Confusion." Look that one up on YooToob, it's hilarious and very true.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 30, 2021 01:30 PM (/XOcP)

376 Tell your daughter's dates the hogs out back will eat anything.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 01:26 PM (MKjMB)

Buddy of mine in TX waited for his daughter's prom date. Just before the couple left he threw a .308 round at him and said these come at you a lot faster after midnight. Daughter was home at 11pm.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 30, 2021 01:31 PM (k/TB6)

377 Prison allowed me time to reflect upon my life. I also met my sugardik daddy, the man with the candy balls. His dong was like 2 beer cans end to end with a head on it like a beef heart.

Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 30, 2021 01:32 PM (5t6kL)

378 From the last page of the decision he cannot be tried again for this. BOOOYAH!

As for the other accusers put up or shut up.
Whoops! there is that statute of limitations thing.

Had they simply contacted the police RIGHT after they say it happened then hey, I might have believed them or at the very least kept an open mind. But years later. Fuck that. It means you you got an axe to grind. MeToo has always been about an axe to grind: I slept with the producer but the stacked blonde did as well and got the part so I'll call rape years later. I'm not only a whore I am a one who needs acting lessons.

Posted by: Fat Albert's bother Jonny at June 30, 2021 01:35 PM (pjpeg)

379 I don't know that she would help with the goal of them having a vibrant faith life-if we're talking about Christian committment.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke (k39e/) at June 30, 2021 01:25 PM (k39e/)

Posted by: Braenyard, (QlRIZ) at June 30, 2021 01:35 PM (QlRIZ)

380 376 Tell your daughter's dates the hogs out back will eat anything.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 30, 2021 01:26 PM (MKjMB)

Buddy of mine in TX waited for his daughter's prom date. Just before the couple left he threw a .308 round at him and said these come at you a lot faster after midnight. Daughter was home at 11pm.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 30, 2021 01:31 PM (k/TB6)

Had a pastor friend do the same thing with his daughter's date. Had another pastor friend always talk to his daughter's dates about the boy's car. The young men would gladly talk about their cars and the good shape they are in. He would then say that car trouble is no excuse for not having her back by the agreed time.

Thank God I have sons. Could not handle a teenage girl and all female boarding schools with razor wire fences are expensive.

Posted by: Blackjack Pershing at June 30, 2021 01:42 PM (pjpeg)

381 And the Jan 6 protesters riot in solitary jail
Forever...

Posted by: Gonzotx at June 30, 2021 01:44 PM (0WEXg)

382 140 @111 know someone from Calif who went to Penn last year. He was walking down the street, looking for a dry cleaner, and a kindly black man turned him around and suggested he stay closer to campus
Posted by: artemis at June 30, 2021 12:39 PM (AwPyG)

This happened to me in Oakland.

Posted by: m at June 30, 2021 01:50 PM (6dJKT)

383 And state flowers.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 30, 2021 01:21 PM (Y42RP)

Burrowing owls.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2021 01:59 PM (CU27V)

384 166 and one of the Moms goes really and presses the button and times the response
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2021 12:43 PM

Ha!

Posted by: m at June 30, 2021 02:00 PM (6dJKT)

385 If Puddin' Pop plead the Fif in civil court, a negative inference could be attributed to his refusal. Not so under criminal law.

Posted by: Dr. Titanium Whitey, J.D. at June 30, 2021 02:01 PM (i6shs)

386 Do check out Razorfist's take on this, he was 100% right, chair spin and middle finger flip included.

Posted by: Dr. Titanium Whitey, J.D. at June 30, 2021 02:02 PM (i6shs)

387 Razor asserts "that agreement was reached was because the prosecutor *investigated* the claims of the original accusers, and found they were without merit, having been disproved by basic, time and place-based evidence."

Posted by: Dr. Titanium Whitey, J.D. at June 30, 2021 02:03 PM (i6shs)

388 hahahaha
PA dummyrat Supreme Court sided with GOP D.A. Bruce Castor

Posted by: kallisto at June 30, 2021 02:04 PM (DJFLF)

389 Good. Now do Biden Jr.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at June 30, 2021 02:14 PM (4ZE6o)

390 It's less immunity than the way the chain of events happened. Essentially, the DA was investigating Cosby for sexual assault and was considering filing criminal charges at the same time Cosby was the subject of a civil lawsuit for sexual assaults. If Cosby had been deposed in the civil lawsuit, then he could have asserted his fifth amendment right not testify (because he was facing potential criminal charges). So the DA basically told Cosby that he would not prosecute Cosby in the criminal case and then the DA sent out a press release announcing he had ended the criminal investigation into Crosby. At that point, Cosby could no longer assert his fifth amendment right not to testify, because he wasn't facing criminal charges anymore. Cosby testified and then, years later, the new DA came in and used the recently unsealed deposition transcripts to charge Cosby with the same crime that the prior DA had announced he would not prosecute Cosby for.

Posted by: Ace Is The Best at June 30, 2021 02:23 PM (tag7u)

391 293 The worst thing about Cosby is the hypocrisy.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 30, 2021 01:03 PM (pfqSb)
++++
Heh. Nice.
https://youtu.be/aUtxIQBB9h4
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 30, 2021 01:10 PM (Jsjd7)

Norm.

Posted by: m at June 30, 2021 02:37 PM (6dJKT)

392 Razorfist on Cosby (link to twatter):

https://tinyurl.com/kkmpxkm2

After reading Razorfist's missive, I seriously doubt the Cos was guilty of anything...

Posted by: FriscoYoda at June 30, 2021 02:41 PM (+56GQ)

393 392 Razorfist on Cosby (link to twatter):

https://tinyurl.com/kkmpxkm2

After reading Razorfist's missive, I seriously doubt the Cos was guilty of anything...
Posted by: FriscoYoda at June 30, 2021 02:41 PM (+56GQ)

Thanks for this.

Posted by: m at June 30, 2021 02:57 PM (6dJKT)

394 If Cosby was granted immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for testimony in a civil case, that doesn't sound like a legal gray area. Sounds rather clear cut - you testify and we don't press criminal charges. The DA who indicted him, and the judge who let the case go forward, are the outlaws.

Posted by: Cornpop at June 30, 2021 03:06 PM (l7udz)

395 24 Whether Cosby did it or not, I dunno. Whether the chick was willing or not, I dunno know that either. I am very suspicious of these kinds of cases on general principle because starfuckers are what they are, and this is good for another shot of fame if she feels regret afterward.

I can't really bring myself to care about this one way or the other. Was Cosby corrupt? The state? The accuser? Some? All? Nothing is trustworthy at all, so I can't get worked up over the particulars.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Couldn't have summed my feelings on the subject better. A pox on all their houses.

Posted by: West at June 30, 2021 04:35 PM (QY+6a)

396 Brave Sir Robin <p>
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court takes an unpopular stand to free a famous Black sex abuser but folds like a Hammer and Sickle Thrower confronted by the National Anthem when the PA Executive Branch unconstitutionally usurps the authority of the Legislative Branch and steals a Presidential election.<p>
Priorities, Ya Know!

Posted by: Vladtheimp at June 30, 2021 05:36 PM (a404+)

397 Judge denies Brittney Spears request for her father to be removed as conservator.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 30, 2021 07:58 PM (NpAcC)

398 If we have any hope of continuing as a functioning country such deals as Crosby struck with the civil lawsuit prosecutor cannot, must not be allowed to skipped over by subsequent prosecutors.

Cosby, as I understand the case and evidence, deserves every bit of legal hell possible. The man, based on the evidence, admitted to court or not, for decades used drugs to incapacitate women so he could rape them. Disputing this is a hard road to walk.

Still, he cut a legal and binding deal.

Our beef should be with the asshole that made that deal and the son of bitch that ignored it.

Let's count, 3, 2, 1, until Cosby sues Pennsylvania and walks away with millions of dollars. I despise this guy but I despise a corrupt legal system even worse.

Posted by: LostInSpace at June 30, 2021 08:33 PM (yqbGG)

399 The only thing I disagree with in this case is that the prosecutor who cheated Cosby is immune to any consequences. He should lose his career at least, and owes Cosby for the time Cosby spent in prison.

Posted by: jdgalt1 at June 30, 2021 10:03 PM (3SFo/)

400 Can he sue for false imprisonment?

Posted by: Bob at July 01, 2021 08:34 AM (pft3j)

401 Cosby is 83 years old and going blind, his run is done either way.
We all know he is guilty and it cost money to house a nursing home patient in a prison, so it's cheaper to just let him go.
I mean what's the point?

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