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Gaetz was biggest opponent of anti-revenge porn bill in FL legislature.  He said recipients of images would have the right to share them.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-ne-matt-gaetz-revenge-porn-20210405-5qbme6ilzna3rhry6gzqeevwpq-story.html

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Former lawmaker says Gaetz fought ‘revenge porn’ law: ‘He thought that any picture was his to use as he wanted’

While serving in the Florida Legislature, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz opposed a bill meant to stop people from sharing sexually explicit images of their ex-lovers because Gaetz believed that recipients of those images had a right to share them, according to the sponsor of the legislation.

Former state Rep. Tom Goodson, a Republican from Brevard County, spent three years sponsoring legislation to outlaw nonconsensual pornography — sometimes called “revenge porn.”

While serving in the Florida Legislature, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz opposed a bill meant to stop people from sharing sexually explicit images of their ex-lovers because Gaetz believed that recipients of those images had a right to share them, according to the sponsor of the legislation.

Former state Rep. Tom Goodson, a Republican from Brevard County, spent three years sponsoring legislation to outlaw nonconsensual pornography — sometimes called “revenge porn.”

Neither Gaetz nor his office responded to requests for comment Monday. The Panhandle Republican is reportedly under federal investigation over allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl and that he and former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg recruited other women online and paid them for sex.

Gaetz has said he has never slept with an underage girl nor has he ever paid for sex.

CNN reported that Gaetz showed other lawmakers photos and videos of naked women that he said he had sex with — including while on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. CNN cited two unnamed people who said they had been shown the material.

Before he became a member of Congress, Gaetz was a prominent figure in the Florida Legislature, where he was a member of the House and his father served as president of the Senate.

That made Gaetz a powerful opponent to legislation he didn’t like — like the bill to outlaw nonconsensual porn, which happens when someone shares intimate photos or videos of former lovers without their consent. (Activists prefer that term to “revenge porn,” because the word revenge suggests the person in the images did something deserving of retaliation.)

Beginning around 2013, activists spent at least three years trying to pass a nonconsensual pornography law through the Florida Legislature. But they had trouble getting by Gaetz.

In 2014, for instance, a bill cleared two Senate committees and the full Senate by unanimous votes. But the House version of the legislation, which attracted 17 co-sponsors, was never given a hearing in the first committee it was assigned to — a committee that was chaired by Gaetz.

It was around that time that Goodson said he had the meeting with Gaetz in which Gaetz said he felt that intimate images voluntarily sent to someone were the recipient’s property to use however they pleased. Goodson said the meeting was between he, Gaetz and the late Sandy D’Alemberte, a former state legislator and Florida State University president and law professor who died in 2019.

At the time, several other lawmakers and lobbyists who worked on the issue said privately that Gaetz was the chief antagonist to the legislation, though nobody would say so publicly.

“If you crossed him, he was after you,” Goodson said Monday.

The nonconsensual porn legislation finally passed in 2015, clearing the state House on a 114-2 vote. The only two no votes were Gaetz and former Republican state Rep. John Tobia, who was one of Gaetz’s roommates in Tallahassee and is now a Brevard County commissioner.

But even then, the House significantly weakened the legislation before approving it.

For instance, the Senate version of the bill would have made it illegal to post explicit photos or videos without someone’s consent or to email or text them to others. The House narrowed the bill down so that it only outlawed posting the images to websites — emailing or texting them to others remained legal.

The Senate was forced to accept the House’s weakened version of the bill because the state House abruptly ended its session early that year amid a broader fight over whether to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income Floridians.

“We passed a less-than-adequate version [of the law] as a result of the fact that the House went home,” former state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, the sponsor of the Senate bill, said Monday.

The Legislature didn’t pass another bill strengthening the state’s nonconsensual porn law until 2019 — after Gaetz had moved on to Washington.

 

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What's the big deal?  Before hitting the bars on the weekends, I often "pre-game" at the local county tax office.  Instead of the hotel lobby bar, or a friend's house, we'd often bring a list of girl's names and photos of them to the tax office, with a pack of White Claws and go rummaging through the back room.  I thought everybody did it that way? 

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2 hours ago, J.R. Juniors Junior Jr. said:

Gaetz was biggest opponent of anti-revenge porn bill in FL legislature.  He said recipients of images would have the right to share them.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-ne-matt-gaetz-revenge-porn-20210405-5qbme6ilzna3rhry6gzqeevwpq-story.html

 

I'm sure Gaetz will announce that he opposed the bill because it didn't go far enough in stopping revenge porn. 

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10 minutes ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

I'm sure Gaetz will announce that he opposed the bill because it didn't go far enough in stopping revenge porn. 

Ah. The old Rand Paul Lynching Bill maneuver. 

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32 minutes ago, Captainant said:

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This guy wasn't so bad, he definitely tried his hardest 

Dumbest thing about all that was the customs officer wanted them to pay something like $80,000 to release their cargo.  I guess their plan was for this guy to go there and say, "80,000 dollars?  Would you settle for having your dick sucked by an average looking middle aged man?"

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32 minutes ago, Underdog said:

What are the odds he’s walking around the House floor showing off nudes of QNut Greene? 

Boebert more his speed, but out of his target demo.

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I look at MTG, and while it's not okay to comment on a woman's looks...it's okay if the woman is a monster hell-bent on subjugating anyone who doesn't fit her God/Qanon narrative.  And she's in a position to do that, so fuck her.  She looks like a thumb.  I think of that old joke where you point at yourself with your thumbs and say, "What has two thumbs and likes (insert something profane or sexual)?  This fucking guy!"  

I think of her illicit affairs with two trainers at the same time.  And I laugh at the idea of her with a dick in each hand and saying, "Who looks like a thumb and likes two dicks at a time?  This fucking gal!"  

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I would think Matt, an attorney and general slimeball, would know that what he and his supporters are alleging has happened to him is not extortion, it's racketeering.  

That's when somebody invents or plants or entraps a criminal act for you to be engaged in, then offers to either get you out of it and/or not expose it in exchange for something else (political favors or money usually).  Extortion means you did the thing, and they're again offering to get you out of it and/or not expose it in exchange for something else (political favors or money usually). 

Shady character walks into your pizza shop which has recently inspected ovens and says, "Hey nice place you got here, Mattie boy.  Be a shame if those faulty ovens you got back there suddenly started on fire and burned your business to the ground.  For $10,000...we can make sure that doesn't happen.  If you don't choose to invest in your business with us, who knows what could happen back there, or if people might stop coming in outta fear?"  That's Racketeering.  

Extortion is your pizza shop does have old and dangerous ovens with no safety measures on them, "Hey nice place you got here, Mattie boy.  Be a shame if those ovens of yours caught fire again and burned your business to the ground.  For $10,000 we can fix them and delay the next inspection while we do that.  The neighbor kids look up to you, don't take away their favorite pizza joint over some shitty knobs on your oven."  

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7 minutes ago, GW Hayduke said:

I'm embarrassed to live in a society where TMZ is real.

Sadly, it's more genuine than many other news outlets.

They have their niche, and do they ever know how to go for the jugular once they get on the scent.

 

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8 minutes ago, atomheartbevo said:

Politico says Gaetz is persona non grata in Trumpworld

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/06/trump-matt-gaetz-lifeline-479126

Gotta be a great feeling for Gaetz that not even Trump's kids are rushing to his defense.

 

 

Gaetz is too much of a scumbag for Donald junior to get on a coke fueled rant to defend him. Think about that one. 

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On 4/3/2021 at 9:40 AM, Pescado_Rojo said:

What kind of fucking power bottom costume is Jacob Scott wearing in that linkedin profile pic? Leather overcoat and aviators? He looks like a Nazi villain from a 60's sci-fi porn. 

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2 minutes ago, Bullneck said:

No one in Trumpworld is helping Matt because he's a liability and doesn't have any dirt on them.

Given Matt's dad and the power he had in Florida, that speaks to his incompetence. How would you not have a lot of political friends in Florida, but having nothing on Trump and Co.

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