Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hypocrites’ Logic: Past, Present And Future

According to ’08 Republicant presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, “Pornography and violence poison our music and movies and TV and video games. The Virginia Tech shooter, like the Columbine shooters before him, had drunk from this cesspool.” I wonder if Mr. Romney is aware of the violent video game tournament the US Army is currently conducting as a recruiting scheme, as I recently noted? Shame on Romney for his unpatriotic comments! Apparently, "rampage shooter" is the demographic the Army is courting.

Rep. Robert Allen (R-FL) was recently arrested for soliciting an undercover cop in a Titusville park restroom. Earlier this year Allen cosponsored a bill increasing the penalties for “unnatural and lascivious” acts committed in or around public places such as parks. Lucky for him, that bill did not pass. (Allen’s attorneys of course insist the arrest was the result of a “misunderstanding.” I think the only way to misunderstand “$20 for a blowjob” is to be unsure who’s giving and who’s receiving. Perhaps Allen will claim he was doing “research” for the bill he was sponsoring?)

A vocal critic of President Bill Clinton’s extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is yet another public official whose telephone number has shown up, five times, in the records of a notorious DC madam. Despite this fact, Vitter inexplicably denies his past involvement with prostitution (kind of hard to at this point), yet says he’s asked forgiveness from his family and God for his "serious sin." Huh? And I could swear Clinton said something like that after his affair was revealed, but that didn’t satisfy people like Vitter. And Livingston. And Hyde and Barr and Gingrich. You know, all those other hypocrite fornicators from the post-1994 Republicant Congress.

I have to at least rub in the fact that Clinton got his action for free.

Of course, ongoing Republicant obstructionism is way too broad a topic for one post. But those who have long criticized Dems for “obstructionism” are reinventing that notion in this Congress. They don’t believe in letting anything pass, and after having their candidates now installed on the Supreme Court, don’t seem terribly interested in this “up or down vote” business any longer. Strange. (Don’t think I haven’t figured out the plan: Block everything and then try and hold Dems responsible at the polls in ’08. A perfectly Rovian plan.)

Looking ahead, I can't wait until Clinton-haters have to choose between Rudy "Libidinousness And Crooked Friends" Giuliani and someone else. Maybe it will be Mitt "Draft Dodger" Romney. Either way, it will be a hypocrite's vote. I have my bumper stickers all ready: "Impeach the draft-dodging yadda yadda yadda..." Should be a fun time for hypocrisy haters.

12 comments:

Aunty Belle said...

Hooray--fer some reason I'se the first ter visit yore new post. Could we make mention of a couple of important factors?

1) ain't never heard no alcoholic advocate the alcoholic lifestyle as socially desirable or medically satisfyin'. SO when the lady lush next door advocates increasin' the age fer buying whiskey--and she slurs her speech when she makes her proposal--is she a hippy critter?

Mayhap that that fella tryin' ter increase the fines knew more'n any of us'uns why them fines is needed.

Folks who struggle with aberrant urges but who speak in favor of curbs on that very behavior, does ya think that is hippy critterful?
Jes' cause ya does somethin awful doan mean youse approvin' of the awfulness as good fer everybody.

IN fact they HATES it, and they knows real real well why it needs ter be stopped (includun' stopping the person youse named as the hippy critter.)
2. and that is part of the next point --the psychology of the thang is that some of these afflicted take a strong stand against the behavior precisely becasue they's hopin' that strong controls annd their own advocay will work to restrain their OWN actin' out in dangerous and illegal ways.

Aunty Belle said...

Oh...and I'se confused wif' the messge ya' left on the back porch--you an' Mara--

the post doan have nuthin' bout God in it...so why is ya sayin somethin' 'bout God punsihin' the world wif' AIDS? I'se missin' yore points, I reckon.

Pete Bogs said...

2. and that is part of the next point --the psychology of the thang is that some of these afflicted take a strong stand against the behavior precisely becasue they's hopin' that strong controls annd their own advocay will work to restrain their OWN actin' out in dangerous and illegal ways.

I agree wholeheartedly... it's the familiar scenario of closeted gay people always accusing others of being gay... they are projecting...

a significant part of the hypocrisy that I don't go into here is the way these "victims" are being supported by other people who would tear another official apart for doing the same thing... glad to hear an LA evangelical group calling on Vitter to resign...

the AIDS comment might have been on the wrong post - it was supposed to refer to the "Abstinence Causes AIDS" post...

Pete Bogs said...

the hypocrisy continues: after criticizing others for making the suggestion, the White House is now looking to have direct talks with Iran about Iraq...

coddling the terrorists

Mara said...

I was responding the Petes post AB.

I thought all men struggled with those urges.

A psychologist once told me that faced with the prospect of a "lush lady" and the opportunity to get away with it 80% of men will cave into those urges.

Right or left they are all tarred with the same brush.

Aunty Belle said...

Tee-hee. MAra, I'se seein' we have a wee language thang---when I referred to a lady lush, ah, well, over here that means a lady what drinks too much; that is, a common sayin' fer a drunk who is female is a "lush".

...but I does see yore point on a lush lady being somethin' fellas jes' cain't resist. Howwwwl!

Aunty Belle said...

Pete Bawgs, I'se still connfused. Ya wrote:

the AIDS comment might have been on the wrong post - it was supposed to refer to the "Abstinence Causes AIDS" post...

yep, it did. But--what does that have to do wif' God--did ya realize that title is Abstinence CAUSES AIDS? ANd that the excerpt was from th NY TIMES ?

Neither the Times nor Aunty Belle mad reference to God. Still doan git how ya'll (mara) is interjectin' God into the thang?

Mebbe ya can look at the post again--mayhap you read it as Abstinence is preventative fer AIDs--an' that is not the title of the NYT book--

Mara said...

oh ok.

Lush or lushious to me means ... georgeous, beautiful, sexy etc etc etc.


A standing penis has no concious Aunty Belle.



They just think about it later and usually get another standing penis ... right girl?

hahahahahahaa

Mara said...

Ok my Baby Photograph is up !

Now you know how old I am.

Pete Bogs said...

my band is called "The Standing Penis"

what are the odds?

Mara said...

My band is called " Has No Concious"

The Double-U Show said...

that's true, I bet the VA Tech shooter had just got done watching Big Wet Asses before he went on a shooting rampage.

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