More Kink in The Republican Armor?

 Crime, Gay Issues, Politics, Society  Comments Off on More Kink in The Republican Armor?
Nov 012007
 

My oh my, it seems another gay bashing homophobic republican has been caught with his pants down, or rather his lingerie up. Richard Curtis, a Republican in the Washington State House has had to resign after an extortion attempt resulted in the disclosure of some pretty kinky sexual behavior.

It appears he wanted to have unprotected sex, and it involved women’s lingerie. Now it really shouldn’t matter what someone does with another consenting adult in private, but that is precisely the point. Mr. Curtis has been one of the many Republican “family values” hate mongers out there trying to force the government into the private lives of gay…all the while, indulging in some pretty kinky same-sex affairs himself.

So, while I hope we someday get past the need to put such salacious discussions out there, these people, who choose public life, and try to force their public beliefs on others, get what they deserve. 

The New Republican Scandal Theme

 Congress, Politics  Comments Off on The New Republican Scandal Theme
Oct 042006
 

I can’t seem to get my copy of The Gay Agendaâ„¢, but the Republicans sure can get a theme going in a hurry when their butts are on the line.

The real scandal isn’t that a Republican congressman was hitting on 16 year-olds, the real scandal is the media is talking about it.

The real scandal isn’t that Don Rumsfeld “encouraged” military contractors to beat the crap out of prisoners the real problem is that the media is talking about it.

The real scandal isn’t that Americans are being killed in Iraq, yet the President doesn’t really have a plan, the real scandal isn’t that the administration is falsifying government reports, the real scandal is that the American people are finding out about it. If these pesky Americans could just stick their heads in the sand everything would be OK.

Katherine Harris wants to get to the bottom of Foleygate — that is, the role in the scandal allegedly played by Democrats and the media. Today’s Miami Herald reports that Harris had this to say about the Foley scandal: “We are going to be very interested to find out who in the media or on the other side of the aisle knew about this and kept it from the public interest because our children were at stake.” The DSCC quickly rejoined that unlike other Republicans, Harris has yet to return the $2,000 she received from Foley.

President Bush is out in Arizona today attending a fundraiser for Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ). All the local Republican officeholders were there. And after the event Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) took some questions about Foleygate.

Franks said he supported Denny Hastert and then (quoting from the pool report) …

Franks said he did not know Foley personally, and did not know about his conduct with congressional pages, but he believes leaders of the Democratic party knew about it 10 months ago. He said he does not think the Foley scandal will impact his campaign, but it is likely to hurt other Republican incumbents.

Truly through the looking glass. No one in the GOP leadership caught word of it. But the Democratic leadership knew. Quite a place they’re running up there.

Alito Faces Questions from the Senate

 Corruption, Politics, The Courts  Comments Off on Alito Faces Questions from the Senate
Nov 102005
 

This guy fits right in with the current crop of Republicans. During his 1990 nomination as an appeals court judge, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito promised to recuse himself, to avoid potential conflicts of interest, in cases "involving Vanguard, in which he owned mutual fund shares; Smith Barney, his brokerage firm; First Federal Savings & Loan of Rochester, N.Y., which held his home mortgage; and his sister’s law firm." But in cases involving three of the four companies, senators on the Judiciary Committee question whether Alito has truly attempted to avoid ethical conflicts. In a 2002 case, Alito ruled in Vanguard’s favor, even though the judge owned between $390,000 and $975,000 in mutual fund shares from Vanguard. He later withdrew from further involvement in the case only after the protests of the other party. Alito also ruled in a 1996 case involving Smith Barney and in 1995, Alito failed to recuse himself from a case involving his sister’s law firm.