Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Whore To Culture: A Bogsblog Special Edition (No Fooling)

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is being charged with perjury and a host of other crimes for allegedly lying under oath about an affair with a staff member. It seems sexually explicit text messages between the two have been uncovered, essentially destroying their story. It's not about the sex, it's about the lying... about sex.

Meanwhile, new New York Governor David Paterson has admitted to having sexual affairs and trying cocaine in the past. Preemptively admitting an affair – rather than having a newspaper reporter out him a year or two down the road and forcing him to explain himself – was an admirable and I think very prudent step. However, what comes to mind in this election year, as we once again look at images of candidates alongside their spouses and children – the idea of family representing “moral,” “trustworthy” or “normal” to many a voter – is the fact that being a family person is no guarantee that someone is "clean."

I’ve never had an affair (never been married) and have never done illegal drugs. But I am also 39 years old and single, a vegetarian, and have no specific religious beliefs. Were I to run for office, I might have the smartest, most revolutionary platform ever, but I’d never have a chance; my candidacy would be sunk very quickly by American prejudices against my unconventional situation, and certainly by a powerful smear machine.

Paterson took the highest office in the state of New York, of course, after Governor Eliot Spitzer resigned in light of revelations he partook of the services of a high-priced call girl ring. His real crime, though, was hypocrisy: Spitzer ran for governor on a platform of ethical reform, and had prosecuted many a prostitution case in his former role as Attorney General for New York State.

I felt bad – and somewhat confused – by the presence of Spitzer’s wife Silda at his side during the two public statements he made about the scandal. First, the poor woman didn’t deserve to have to stand up there in front of the cameras and the world with the man who paid women young enough to be their daughter for sex. And, the people of New York didn’t vote for Silda, they voted for her husband. It was really a message to the people of the state from the disgraced politician. It may have been important to Eliot to have his wife up there next to him, but it was also a selfish and irrelevant act.

Not long after the prostitution scandal erupted, the identity of at least one of Spitzer’s sex-for-hire gals was revealed: 22-year-old Ashley Dupré, aka “Kristen,” who according to her Myspace page is an aspiring singer. Apparently microphones aren’t the only elongated, shaft-like things she wants to wrap her hands around and hold up to her mouth for money and fame.

I am actually not opposed to prostitution, primarily on the basis that if a man wants to pay a woman for something, and she wants to take the money for that something, it’s no one else’s business. But Spitzer allegedly paid Dupré $4300 plus various expenses for an hour of "service." This is actually one of the most disturbing parts of this story, as there's almost nothing a woman could do sexually that would be worth that much. And Dupré was one of the middle-priced escorts, according to the Emporers Club VIP price list. Where do these women get off charging that much for a man to get off? I’m typically outspoken against unnecessary plastic surgery, but for that amount I’d pretty much want what I’d consider to be a “perfect 10,” not a woman whose nose could double as a ski slope.

"Kristen" (the "K" stands for K12) makes an impassioned
plea for piece in the Middle East.

Then there is the issue I’ve discussed before on this blog, and that is that an implied part of the financial transaction between client and service provider is discretion. What happened to the love of the craft in these prostitutes who go around giving interviews about it afterwards? It makes me sad. These young people with their tell-all books and their dungarees.

It turns out Dupré has somewhat of a history as a sexual entertainer, as her involvement at age 18 in the making of several Girls Gone Wild videos has also been revealed. I am no puritan; actually, I consider myself somewhat of a libertine. But when did young women all become such “hos?” What was once a fascinating phenomenon of sexually charged young women has turned into an epidemic. It’s no wonder 25% of them have some kind of sexually transmitted disease.

But the most important question here is, of course, where were these “Lolitas” when I was a young, randy yet shy schoolboy aching to be made a man? That’s the real crime!

In local news, there have been a spate of arrests in my county of teachers who had sexual contact with their students. These are mostly women teachers, mind you. I’ve written extensively about Debra Lafave, who got house arrest for having sex with a 14-year-old student. Could it be that these other women, who couldn’t possibly be unaware of the Lafave case unless they were living under a rock for a few years, realized that if they were caught they would probably receive the same slap on the wrist from Johnny Law? There is no angry “remove their sexual organs” contingent in our society when it comes to female sexual predators, outside of my devil’s advocate blog post. Where is the deterrent?

But the most important question here is, of course, where were these “Mrs. Robinsons” when I was a young, randy yet shy schoolboy aching to be made a man? That’s the real crime!

Meanwhile, a woman is suing the T&A, err, TSA for forcing her to remove her nipple rings during a security screening. They probably were wrong to go about it the way they did, but I am thinking it’s not wise to take unnecessary metal objects through airport security. The nipplette’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, stated, "The last time I checked, a nipple was not a dangerous weapon." Tell that to the many, many people who suffered heart attacks and other catastrophic episodes at the fleeting glimpse of Janet Jackson’s nipple during the Super Bowl a few years ago. Children corrupted. Families broken. Dog and cats living together. Some real scary "End Times" shit there.

Worthless socialite turned reality TV star
turned jailbird turned new mom Nicole Richie

is shown above in an Al-Qaeda training video.


Bush-appointed federal judges have struck down a New York State law that amounts to a bill of rights for passengers stuck on grounded airplanes for an extended period of time. Their rationale was that federal law trumps state law. Once again, we see a lack of accountability being facilitated by the Bush administration; whether it’s telecoms, defense contractors (aka mercenaries) or Scooter Libby, Bush & Co. just can’t stand to see the big guy lose. The case also brings to mind the 2000 presidential election, when Republicants temporarily set aside their championing of states’ rights and cheered the Supreme Court’s overturning of the Florida high court’s ruling on the ballot recount.

And speaking of Florida, my home state is now considering a ban on saggy pants for public school students. Unlike the trousers which have inspired it, this bill would be (legally) binding. Many public schools already require uniforms. Soon they will implant chips in the students' heads to program any indecent thoughts right the hell out of them. Seriously though, based on some of the earlier stories in this post, shouldn't we be more concerned about enacting laws requiring politicians to keep their pants up?

Since the days of Jeb Bush Florida has been in the legislative grip of the NRA. Not satisfied with its victory on the “Stand Your Ground” law, aka the “Shoot First And Ask Questions Later” law, the clearly illiterate but powerful lobbying group is now pushing for the right of Florida workers to keep guns in their cars while at work, which many businesses oppose. I’d be interested to know how many people who opposed the indoor smoking ban a few years ago on the grounds that it took away business owners’ rights are suddenly not so interested in business owners’ rights and support this bill.

Dutch film Fitna, which is said to suggest that the Koran incites violence, is coming under fire from Muslims around the globe. In one of the most extreme criticisms, a member of an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group stated, "The correct Sharia (Islamic law) response is to cut (off) (the director’s) head and let him follow his predecessor, (late filmmaker Theo) van Gogh, to hell." Evidently these folks don’t understand the notion of “making someone else’s argument for them.”

In a news story that is surely a consternative’s wet dream, a Pennsylvania judge has ordered three Hispanic men to learn English or face jail for robbery. Contending the sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, the men instead chose death by lethal injection.

As host of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, China is being pressured to clean up its act with Tibet, Sudan and other volatile areas of the world. The Chinese government is also putting pressure on its own restaurateurs not to serve traditional delicacy canis lupus familiaris (dog) during the games for fear of freaking out people from more civilized nations. Maybe we need year-round Olympic games in China? (You didn't think you'd really get a post from me that didn't mention dogs and China, did you?)

"Please God, don't let these people eat me."

23 comments:

Bird said...

bogsie! nice to see you posting.

but are you sure there is absolutely nothing a woman can do sexually for 4K? c'mon! think in terms of capitalism - it'a all about what the market will bare, right?

inflation too you know.

oh, the puns, the puns that could be done here.

i'll leave that to others.

(and i am miffed - you came by and gave your siren call - which i answered - yet didn't comment on CB and me. SQUAWK!)

Jack K. said...

Great post as usual.

Hope everything is going well with you.

Pete Bogs said...

boyed - even if it were a three-way with twin redheads I would still want some change back from the $4300...
sorry about the posting... I have been busy with wrapping up a job - I start a new one tomorrow... I have since added a quote about writers to your post...

jack - thanks for stopping in... you take care!

Aunty Belle said...

Oh wow, Bawgs, wow--a LONG post for you.

I hear ya on all this-- moostly (Ain't in favor of legalizin' no prostiution) but WAIT a MINUTE.

Bawgs, Shure ya can run fer office as s single fella wif no "family man" resume.

After all, Ain't us'uns got a 50 somethin' governor who ian't got wife nor chicken to tow behind him on a dais?

fatty said...

hey pete, remember me?

Just dropping by, I wish I had more time to be around and hang out for a chat!

I also dislike the direction society is going with young women who push a very overtly sexual persona. It's like the new form of empowerment - or I think that's how it is seen. Like women can take on a position of power and social status on the basis that can control and get the attention of men. What the fail to realise, or choose to ignore, is that the more of themselves they give, the more is expected in them. Objectification is like a protection as well as a threat - .

I'm not sure if this makes any sense. I guess I'm trying to say that women use their sex to empower themselves, but at the cost of being trapped into a spiraling use/abuse...

Yeah i don't think i make much sense. nevermind. I'll think about this

boneman said...

ןıɹdɐ ɟo puoɔǝs
ǝɥʇ oʇ pǝʌoɯ
ʎɐp s,ןooɟ ןıɹdɐ
it's a daylight
savings time
sort'a thing...

Pete Bogs said...

aunt b - you have a good point about Mr. Crist... though he has been sporting a girlfriend prominently on his arm since he took office... and good for him!

the thing about prostitution is that from my view it is a meta-legal issue... it's not really anyone's to control... but not to worry, we're not going "Dutch" anytime soon, if ever...

fatty - sup girl? of course I remember you! I have heard some of the points you make before... for example, I have alternately heard that strippers are allowing themselves to be objectified, and that they are empowering themselves because they are using their own bodies as they see fit... I don't know which, if either, is true, but believing the latter makes many feminists look like hypocrites...

I have stated before that I believe such overt sexuality from women kind of negates any moral authority they have to say "don't objectify me" to men... for example, a woman with fake large breasts saying that is patent hypocrisy in my book... she had surgery solely to make herself more sexually appealing...


so nice to see you all again...

LeftLeaningLady said...

Pete! Great to see you! You've got my vote, how about running for Governor? If you win, can you ensure my vote will count in future primaries?

I remember watching some Made for TV movie as a kid about high priced prostitution. I must've been 8 or 9. That is what I wanted to be when I grew up. Those girls had it made! Limos, private jets, sex (which I only had a vague clue about) with Presidents and congressmen. Woo Hoo! But these girls were WELL PAID. A lot of the money was more for what was done outside of the bedroom, though, like Pretty Woman. (Hell, Julia Roberts $3000 for a week, Spitzer got screwed in more ways than one!)

This was a great post and I have more to comment, but I have to get to work!

Karen said...

Oh yes, Kwame is a jewel here in Michigan. 'course it's a lot more complicated then just the sex but not as much fun!

I'll havta check back more often, didn't know you snuck back in. :o)

Pete Bogs said...

LLL - if I thought I had a chance I might run for governor... aunt b had a good point about Charlie Crist, but I think I am too unconventional for the voting public...

re: prostitution, a lot of news feature stories followed in the wake of the scandal... "What's it like to be a high-priced call girl? We'll talk to a real one tonight at 11."

which is ridiculous because, as it is the oldest profession, it's not like it's really news... it's just a ratings grabber... I read some feminist articles too which stated that these women are akin to slaves... there is such a thing as a sex slave trade, and it it abominable... that's not what Emporers Club VIP was, apparently... a couple grand for and hour's work is not slave wages... and these women made a choice...

karen - there was too much hanky-panky in the news for me not to comment... but this is a "special edition" as the title indicates... no plans for more posts anytime soon...

nice to see y'all!!!

the devil said...

i dont get where these beyotches charge those rates either. grrrrrherhahaha its me bogshond.SHE. i needed to be the devil elsewhere and was too lazy to log out.

i agree with this post pretty much fully. i would have admired spitzer somewhat had he faced the press alone. his wife didnt co anything and i think he should have spared her from it -if he had any class. like kristen. grrrerhahaha

whatever. im sick of all these losers. i would vote for you - all that good common sense and reason.

good to see you back even if its just a flyby. good post. congratulations on your new gig

Pete Bogs said...

k9/she/gone native/devil - you trying to set a record on the most screen names ever?

I'm saying about these women... shoot, they oughta be paying me! bwahaha! ;-)

fatty said...

pete, I completely agree with that point. I think it's totally hypocriticial to want to be taken seriously if you choose to let yourself be objectified.

Though to be fair, why else would i get dressed in the morning if not to get attention?

Aunty Belle said...

Hey BAWgs---I done tagged ya'--come play Meme Memoir wif' us.

Polly said...

No 1
I miss you!

No 2
Any woman who does anything in a sexual way for a virtual 'stranger' is worth paying millions, not thousands of dollars so re think your argument.

No3
How does a baby get to feed around a nipple ring?

No 4
America the beautiful and the hypocritical. Time to forget the religious crap and time to vote in Bogs!

No 5

I do miss you!

Pete Bogs said...

fatty - I think it's ok to want attention... simply do not angry when you receive it... I think some women dress up for the benefit of cute guys, but all kinds of guys end up seeing them dressed that way... if they get attention from a lot of guys they should not be surprised or angry...

aunt b - huh?

polly - way too much money... some people think too highly of themselves... I wonder about nipple rings and nursing, too! under normal conditions a woman may "leak," so what does poking the extra holes in it do? I imagine a fountain effect...

boneman said...

EZ meme
Made its way through some of us twice (ricochets, as it were)

Hey, I ran all the way over here from Infinitesmal's because you said there was some sex stuff here.

I don't see any fu (zzzzt!)
er.. uh, darned sex stuff here. Well, the nipple thing, but did you ever try to have sex with a nipple?!
It's no fu (zzzzt!) er....uh no darned fun.
Oh, don't mind me.... it's tat dam(zzzzzt!) er uh the darned chip thing.
where am I anyway? what the f(ZZZZZZTTTT!)

ooooo
I'm gonna feel that one in the morning....

Pete Bogs said...

boneman - welcome...

I'm a writer not a graphic designer... the primary content is always words, and most of these words are about thingy!

boneman said...

yup.

I've been seeing that "praying" dog around, too.

I dunno. Guess if y'think about it, it's just miming its owner.
So the big laugh comes when, after being processed by ol' Saint Pete, this guy has to go to dog heaven and stay with Tippy, as it were.


Serving it throughout all time.

I'm thinking that this has not been considered by the man.

Pete Bogs said...

boney - you're right about the miming...

and to clarify, that's actually a Japanese guy next to the dog, not Chinese...

Grof said...

Want to see big tits movies and pictures...CLICK HERE

Lil Bit said...

hmphf, what's wrong w/a ski slope nose, I ask you? Huh? They're CUTE - well, at least mine is. LMAO! =P

Stacy said...

As always politicians in sex scandals .. I understand about human nature and it's nothing abnormal but please respect and maintain composure... Best generic viagra use with their partners only real problems are saved so