Monday, October 02, 2006



OK, you read Drudge's horrible spin (poor Foley the victim of 17 year-old beasts) and Snow's horrible spin ("naughty e-mails"). I've got some more for you. Tomorrow's Moonie Times editorializes:

Resign, Mr. Speaker: House Speaker Dennis Hastert must do the only right thing, and resign his speakership at once... Mr. Hastert has forfeited the confidence of the public and his party, and he cannot preside over the necessary coming investigation, an investigation that must examine his own inept performance.

They then go on to nominate... Henry Hyde. Oy.

On the other hand, the far right, mis-named front group, Concerned Women For America came out, so to speak, with a viciously anti-gay tirade, as if homosexuality has anything to do with child molesting. It was send out by the Republican propaganda outfit, Christian Newswire.

The scandal of disgraced homosexual pederast and former Rep. Mark Foley illustrates the dangers of the GOP's growing flirtation with pro-homosexual policies, said Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera. "Top Republican leaders knew about Foley's homosexuality and his reckless behavior with underage boys, yet they did not act," he said. "How long were they prepared to keep this dirty secret from the public? Is winning elections now more important to Republicans than protecting children? Is it more important than letting constituents know about a Representative's immoral conduct, which of course influences his votes

Think Progress has a video up of Bay Buchanan on CNN today who seems a lot less friendly towards Hastert than Foley was towards the pages. She admits what Hastert and the Republican spin machine is denying, that the e-mails "had 'predator' stamped all over it. No one in the country can suggest otherwise" and she flat out says that Hastert and others, presumably Boehner, Shimcus, and Reynolds "failed the parents of this country." Reasonable response.

Less reasonable, to put it mildly, was the odious Ben Stein's defense of sex predators-- as long as they're right wing sex predators-- in The American Predator Spectator. His Rove-inspired (or dictated) diatribe boils down to this whole thing is nothing but a case of Democratic hypocrisy-- and that Clinton is worse. And some of Ben's best friends are gay, of course. And what a tragedy what Democrats have done to Felix Macacawitz since to millions of Americans the Confederate flag has "nothing to do with racism" but are just a beautiful design. Ben Stein has obviously lost his mind. I think they should make him an anchor on Fox "News."

Bob Geiger thinks the Religionist Right has been too quiet on all this-- they may be confused or mustering their forces for an all-out assault on the demon sodomy, or both-- but Tony Perkins, the loony head of the extremist group Family Research Council, has apparently found his next target, SpongeBob SquarePants being a bust.

Democrats seeking to exploit the resignation of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) are right to criticize the slow response of Republican congressional leaders to his communications with male pages" admits off-the-reservation-Perkins. But neither party seems likely to address the real issue, which is the link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse. Foley, an unmarried 52-year-old representative, had always refused to answer questions about his sexual orientation. Now that his emails and messages to teenage male pages have been revealed, it appears clear that Foley is a homosexual with a particular attraction to underage boys. While pro-homosexual activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. Although almost all child molesters are male and less than 3% of men are homosexual, about a third of all child sex abuse cases involve men molesting boys-- and in one study, 86% of such men identified themselves as homosexual or bisexual. Ignoring this reality got the Catholic Church into trouble over abusive priests, and now it is doing the same to the House GOP leadership. They discounted or downplayed earlier reports concerning Foley's behavior--probably because they did not want to appear "homophobic." The Foley scandal shows what happens when political correctness is put ahead of protecting children.

More tomorrow... no doubt. Has anyone heard from Ann Coulter or Mean Jean Schmidt on this?


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