Saturday, October 21, 2006


First, some good news: Anntichrist S. Coulter is out of the hospital. Not in tip-top shape, but still with us. The lovely yet talented Mrs 618 and I send our wishes for a full and speedy recovery.


In my previous post (yeah, I know, last week), I recapped some of the more popular and well-known examples of Republican "Family Values". Today, I stumbled across a list of Rethugs involved in various pedophile cases. Go read the full list here. Here are just a few:

  • Republican County Board Candidate Brent Schepp was charged with molesting a 14-year old girl and killed himself three days later.
  • Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition Lou Beres confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.
  • Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.
  • Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
Between the pedophilia and the run-of-the-mill corruption, how anyone can claim (with a straight face) that the Republicans stand for "family values" is beyond me.

Thanks to ArmChairSubversive for compiling the list.


Daily Kos diarist "dogemperor" recently finished a three-part series on "Racists and Dominionists" (Part I, Part II, Part III), as well as numerous other postings on dominionists and similar groups. The recent series illuminates some of the instances in which seeming disparate groups -- tax protestors, sovereign citizens, common-law-court believers, racists, anti-abortion extremists, militias, neo-Confederates, etc -- come together, and the disturbing consequences of those convergences. The series is well worth the read (as are the rest of dogemperor's pieces), although some basic knowledge of the various fundamentalist/extremist/hate groups might be helpful (which is available here).

In the past, I've posted a few pieces about the convergence of anti-government extremists and the current administration (here and here, for instance). This series has energized me to resume work on a series of pieces trying to demonstrate and clarify the connections between the administration and various anti-government extremist factions -- those whom it would label "terrorists".


Mr Conservatard is considering a new name for himself and his blog. Drop by, read his commentary on the renaming issue and let him know what you think. Personally, I think it should stay the way it is.

More later....

Friday, October 13, 2006

Family Values and Moral Superiority

  1. Rep Jim Kolbe (R [of course] - AZ) is under Federal investigation for "inappropriate behavior" while on a camping trip with several underage Congressional pages.
  2. Rep Mark Foley (R [of course] - FL) resigned after "inappropriate" emails to underage Congressional pages.
  3. Rep. Bob Ney (R [of course] - OH) entered a plea of guilty to assorted corruption charges.
  4. Lobbyist Jack Abramoff (R [of course] - K Street) entered guilty pleas to a whole range of corruption charges
  5. White House aid Susan Ralston (R [of course] - Karl Rove's butt) quit after it was proved she had had extensive contacts with Jack Abramoff
  6. Governor John Rowland (R [of course] - CT) resigned after admitting to numerous counts of bribery and corruption
  7. Governor Bob Taft (R [of course] - OH) resigned after being convicted of corruption charges
  8. Gropernator Arnold Schwarznegger (R [of course] - CA) has admitted to several instances of "inappropriate behavior" with various women during the course of his professional body-building and film careers

On the other hand, both Michael Moore and Teddy Kennedy are fat.

To your average mouth-breathin', Bible-thumpin', hooker-humpin', sister-marryin', rifle-rack-in-the-pickmup neocon wingnut idiot, the second argument is much more persuasive.

What gall they have to call themselves the "family values, morally superior" party.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

We Got Us A NAAASTY Station Here!

The radio station I posted about earlier today just ran another clip, this one of the Dickless Cheney. As before, there was very soft music in the background. As Cheney faded out, they brought up the music... that wonderful recording by Harvey Fierstein (I think. Or was it Nathan Lane?)...

"If I only had a heart..."

I know what station I'm gonna be listenin' to in Gitmo (since everyone who doesn't worship LordGodKing Dick-n-George is gonna wind up being declared an "enemy non-combatant" and shipped off...)

The Rude One, Drudge, and Foley

The Rude Pundit, in his own inimitable fashion, picking up where the Drudge of Matt left off, has additional ways teenage pages can play practical jokes on Congresscritters:

1. You can put a whoopee cushion on the child predator's seat in the House of Representatives. When he sits on it and creates a fart sound, he will still be a child predator.

2. You can pretend to be a lobbyist and shake the child predator's hand with a joy buzzer. When he jumps back from the jolt, he will still be a child predator.

The remaining eight are just as insightful.

And if you happen to be near Cookeville, TN, ya might want to catch his show.

The Amazing Neocon Mentality

I just heard an interview on the radio, some reporter talking to some mouth-breathin', Bible-thumpin', hooker-humpin', sister-marryin', rifle-rack-in-the-pickmup neocon wingnut idiot.

This MO-ron had the following points to make:

  • He's annoyed with the Republicans for getting us into Iraq without an exit strategy, but even more annoyed with the Democrats... because we don't have an exit strategy. All we want to do is "cut and run."
  • He says Bush has accomplished what he wanted in Iraq, so now we should get out and let "those people fix their own mess."
  • He can't see why service members object to having their tours extended time after time. Paraphrasing here, 'You go to Iraq for a couple of months, do some stuff we trained you to do, and you come home.'
  • We should "stay the course" and "finish the job we came to do." This was less than 30 seconds after he made the first two points above.

Keep drinking the Kool Aid, asshat.

Oh, Man... We DID It!

Thank you to the visitor from San Francisco on Oct 6, about 10:00 AM (Eastern)... You were my 1000th visitor.

You win a free drink of water from your office cooler.

Just A Quickie...

Not that kind of quickie, you perverts!

One of the local radio stations just dedicated a song to George W Bush.

"If I Only Had A Brain", from The Wizard of Oz.