Fifteen Minutes Of Fame Ridicule Not Enough For Craig

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The guy’s a glutton for punishment, I guess: Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening. Republicans are apoplectic: Top Republican strategists were neither delighted nor amused by the senator’s decision to rethink retirement after pleading guilty … Read More

Moral Relativism

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The "family values" people of the right are always fond of saying how important morality is, how strong they are on morality, etc.  Mostly, they extol the virtures (which they and apparently only they possess) of moral absolutism and castigate them libruls who exhibit moral relativism. Fair enough.  Whatever.  So I was processing that, and processing the recent GOP sex … Read More

Another Naughty Gay Republican

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Geez, there’s no stopping them. This was kept under wraps for some time, but no more. This time, it’s not some state Congressman.  It’s a full-blown United States congressman. Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Id) pleaded guilty earlier this month to misdemeanor disorderly-conduct charges stemming from his June arrest by an undercover police officer in a men’s restroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul … Read More

Today’s GOP Sex Scandal

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And it’s a doozy, ’cause it involves dead bodies: Three men in their 30s have been found dead in a residence owned by the former Executive Director of the Georgia Republican Party in Orlando, Florida. On Thursday morning a concerned friend of one of the men called the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities went to 2420 Hickory Oak Blvd. in … Read More

Dept. Of Bad Excuses: Part II

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So as you probably know by now, Florida State Rep. Bob Allen (R-Pervert) offered $20 to an undercover cop if the cop would accept a blowjob.  This happened in a restroom in a public park. Upon arrest, Allen’s excuse was that the park was full of black men, and the guy in the bathroom stall next to him (the undercover … Read More

Daily Dispatches From The GOP “Moral Values” Hit Parade

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Geez, it never ends. First, another one from Minnesota (on top of the one I mentioned yesteday): Tim Droogsma, a former press secretary to a U.S. senator and a Minnesota governor, was arrested Tuesday in a midafternoon prostitution sting on St. Paul’s East Side. He allegedly arranged a deal for sex from an undercover officer through Craig’s List, police spokesman … Read More

Your Local GOP

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Sigh.  Another day, another scandal: A Franklin County commissioner was arrested late Wednesday on charges of drug possession and assault after a 911 call was placed from a boat in the Pamlico Sound. Harry Foy is charged with one count of assault on a female, possessing less than half an once of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Dare … Read More

Why Does The Republican Party Call Itself The Party Of “Family Values”?

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Republican legislator Ted Klaudt was charged with raping girls under the age of 16. Republican city councilman Joseph Monteleone Jr. was found guilty of fondling underage girls. Republican congressional aide Jeffrey Nielsen was arrested for having sex with a 14-year old boy. Republican County Commissioner Patrick Lee McGuire surrendered to police after allegedly molesting girls between the ages of 8 … Read More

And Now, The Next Float In The GOP Sexual Hypocrite Parade

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Glenn Murphy, Jr. is the recently elected chairman of the Young Republican National Federation (also the RNC Chair for Clark County, Indiana and formerly the YRNF Secretary).  When he was elected president of the YRs last month, he told his hometown newspaper, “I will essentially be the mouthpiece and effective leader for the tens of thousands of Young Republicans, 18 … Read More

Bad Excuse

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A month or so ago, I wrote about the Florida state congressman Bob Allen (a proud member of the GOP, of course) who was busted for soliciting sex.  Specifically, he offered $20 to an undercover police for a blowjob.  Not to get a blowjob; Allen paid $20 to give one to the undercover officer. Well, a little more has been … Read More

Sex Scandal Du Jour

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Today’s sex scandal comes from North Carolina. Will it involve a GOP politician?  Or a Christian activist? How about …both?? Cabarrus County Commissioner Coy Privette was charged this morning with six counts of aiding and abetting prostitution. He was released from the Rowan County Jail on a written promise to appear, police said. Privette, a former N.C. State Representative and … Read More

Another Day, Another GOP Sex Scandal

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What is it — like, thre days in a row now? This one is homegrown though.  It involves North Carolina Rep. David Almond, who immediately resigned yesterday. The North Carolina House Republicans are trying to keep his transgression a secret, but they did force him to resign. An insurance agent, Almond was serving his second term in the House. Impeccable … Read More

At Last …A Sex Scandal

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Brian Ross of ABC News: There are several thousands names, tens of thousands of phone numbers and they range from administration officials to lobbyists to advisers who are well known, people who appear on television, lawyers, and then just a lot of sort of ordinary businessmen and CEOs. He’s talking about the names in the phone records of the "DC … Read More