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update / rant
October 8, 2006, 11:24 am
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ok, have not said much lately cause mostly i’ve just been busy as fuck traveling all over producing shows and sales meetings (you know your traveling a lot when your status on worldperks goes up two levels in one week)….. here’s the quicky update:

  • camera stolen in cleveland
  • new camera purchased, not sure i like, may return
  • no resolution on the mice situation
  • two new shows added to my calendar in november
  • still casually looking for a new apartment
  • picked up the cat/dog from my mom’s last night; she’s been there for two months – ugg
  • officially a virgin again
  • officially fed up with this country’s direction
  • wen’t to del and scott’s commitment ceremony. so damn cute it’ll make you sick. congrat’s boys 🙂
  • saw the rock and roll hall of fame; not impressed (and saddened a bit by this)
  • picked up the new killers cd; liked it.
  • also got the new basement jaxx (good), a siouxsie re-issue (great) and a robbie dvd (in love).
  • hung out with ray & jeremy for two days in chicago. was wonderful to see them
  • took an architectural boat cruise of the chicago river & lake michigan – pictures to follow
  • had dinner at panangs in china-town – mango shrimp is buddha’s gift to food

ok, there’s my life in a nutshell for the past two weeks or so….

and now here’s my rant. i have not touched the foley scandal as i was still trying to process it all. but it comes down to this. the hypocrisy of the republican party is outrageous. why are the dem’s not doing anything?

for a party that runs primarily on family values (and fear), this is interesting (taken from http://www.armchairsubversive.com/):

– Republican Congressman Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress after “sexually explicit” emails surfaced showing him flirting with a 16-year old boy.
– Republican executive
Randall Casseday of the conservative Washington Times newspaper was arrested for soliciting sex from a 13-year old girl on the internet.
– Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition
Lou Beres confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.
– Republican County Constable
Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.
– Republican judge
Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.
– Republican Party leader
Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.
– Republican petition drive manager
Tom Randall pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of them the daughter of an associate in the petition business.
– Republican County Chairman
Armando Tebano was arrested for sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl.
– Republican teacher and former city councilman
John Collins pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.
– Republican campaign worker
Mark Seidensticker is a convicted child molester.
– Republican Mayor
Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
– Republican Mayor
Tom Adams was arrested for distributing child pornography over the internet.
– Republican Mayor
John Gosek was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.
– Republican County Commissioner
David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
– Republican legislator
Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.
– Republican Committeeman
John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
– Republican anti-abortion activist
Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.
– Republican zoning supervisor,
Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.
– Republican anti-abortion activist
Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.
– Republican campaign consultant
Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.
– Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator
Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.
– Republican pastor
Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.
– Republican legislator
Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
– Republican advertising consultant
Carey Lee Cramer was sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two 8-year old girls, one of whom appeared in an anti-Gore television commercial.
– Republican activist
Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
– Republican lobbyist
Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
– Republican Congressman
Donald “Buz” Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
– Republican fundraiser
Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.
– Republican activist
Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.
– Republican campaign chairman
Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child and was arrested again five years later on the same charge.
– Republican Congressman
Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.
– Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader
Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
– Republican Judge
Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.
– Republican congressman and anti-gay activist
Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
– Republican Committee Chairman
Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.
– Republican activist
Marty Glickman (a.k.a. “Republican Marty”), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
– Republican legislative aide
Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
– Republican Senate candidate
John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
– Republican preacher
Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
– Republican talk show host
Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.
– Republican anti-gay activist
Earl “Butch” Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
– Republican Party leader
Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
– Republican election board official
Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.
– Republican politician
Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
– Republican legislator
Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).
– Republican anti-abortion activist
John Allen Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl.
– Republican County Councilman
Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.
– Republican activist
John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.
– Republican candidate
Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.
– Republican Councilman and former Marine
Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.
– Republican County Commissioner
Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
– Republican City Councilman
Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.
– Republican activist
Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.
– Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative,
Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.
– Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate
Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
– Republican city councilman
Mark Harris, who is described as a “good military man” and “church goer,” was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
– Republican businessman
Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.
– Republican campaign worker, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend
Steve Aiken was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.
– Republican director of the “Young Republican Federation”
Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.
– Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp.
Russell Harding pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.
– Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups,
Richard A. Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.
– Republican Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into providing information about the anti-American insurgency. See excerpt of one prisoner’s report here and his full report here.

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Holy crap.

I blame the need to stifle sexual urges. As a result, it backlashes in any form it can find.

(Same goes for anything you try to repress. Liberals just have a lot more sex — or at least aren’t afraid of it.)

Yes? Maybe?

Comment by Six Shooter

Hello 9W and all,

This Foley fiasco has given people the chance to change the make-up of this government, which will ultimately lead to the end of the Bush-Cheney reign. It may not be pretty, but it is a gift, nonetheless. Don’t waste this advantage, and use it wisely to end the more pressing problems that face us all.

Want to better understand some of the desperation among top Christian politicos? Want to know what else they are pretending not to know about? Follow the links and read about who I am and what I have to say. Notice that my last name is Page? Think this “page” scandal is a mere coincidence? The timing and ramifications are much worse than most realize yet.

If Christian political leaders are going to go around attacking others for not living up to their professed values, it’s a damn good idea to be truthful and actually walk the walk. Logs and motes in the eye, camels through the eye of a needle, glass houses, kettles and pots, and what goes around comes around, et al. Karma’s a bitch when She finally decides enough is enough! This wouldn’t have been so bad on Republicans if they hadn’t been such arrogant hypocrites in order to corner the so-called values voters! Now the “Two Candlesticks” and “Two Witnesses” (Truth and Justice) are “breathing fire” and “raining hailstones!”

Christian Political Leadership, Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Purposeful Evil

The current scandal involving Congressman Foley is merely the latest in an amazingly long list of blatant deception and duplicity by Republicans and the Christian Right in recent years. While bedeviling us all with their holier-than-thou pretenses, they consistently support and/or perform blatant greed and abominable evil. Never forget the extent of their arrogance over the last two decades and especially the last 6 years. It is beyond amazing that Christians continue to blindly support such obviously blatant scoundrels, even as they are repeatedly exposed going against the most basic of human values. The level of hypocrisy and duplicity boggles the mind. There is no longer any doubt, whatsoever, that Christianity is little more than a purposeful deception used by political and religious leaders to dupe, manipulate, and coerce entire populations into giving them wealth and power, which they always use for greed, injustice, and abominable evils.

The actions of Foley and those who covered up for him directly parallel the actions of scores of priests that have raped innocent children, preyed upon others for centuries, and had their actions hidden and abetted by the Vatican. Now, in eerie repetition of Vatican history, we have a power hungry Christian Emperor (GW) working closely with the Vatican and Judeo-Christian aristocrats to lead crusades in the so-called Holy Land. Furthermore, to leave little doubt about the reality of this assessment, the USA, as the new Holy Roman Empire, is about to legalize the torture it has perpetrated in recent years while steadily reversing many of the democratic and civil freedoms that people gained when the Vatican and royalty lost control of their European empire at the turn of the nineteenth century. Now we see them following the same old path of evil as they strive to cement the status of the USA as the latest proxy Vatican empire. Make no mistake about it, the new dark ages are looming on the horizon unless we do something proactive to prevent it.

Remember that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it!

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Here is Wisdom !!

Peace…

Comment by Seven Star Hand

Interesting, but I find myself wondering how the list of sex offending democrats stacks up against it…

Comment by cb

i think your point is valid, but i think the difference would be – for the most part, the dem’s do not campaign in a sanctimonious way that would then allow themselves to be open to such criticism…while certainly the dem’s talk about family and faith, they don’t do so in a way that shines the spotlight quite as bright as the repub’s do… by insisting that sex is the modern downfall (not to mention puriant, disgusting and against god) of civilisation & then acting in such a way as this list exemplifies – the republicans come across as complete and total hypocrites.

Comment by 9W aka 9thWave aka Nthwave

And yes, i DID read all of the posted comment. My thought? A bit long-winded.

Say what you mean and get off the mic is my philosophy. The message gets blurred by too much rhetoric.

It read like a political correspondent’s editorial piece.

Comment by cb




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