Archive for November, 2007

Rudy Fiddled And Diddled On Gotham City’s Dime?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

New York’s semi-smarmy super hero, the drag queen wannabe who no doubt wishes he could campaign wearing Annie Oakley-esque outfits complete with a pair of precious plaid holsters sporting a set of sassy squirt guns, apparently left some rather large loose ends in his winsome wake…and I’m not talking about the backsides of his bevy of former Frauleins. It appears that Rudy made a number of trips to the Hamptons to shack up with Judy “Make Room For My Vuitton” Nathan on Gotham City’s dime.

As New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons, according to previously undisclosed government records.

The documents, obtained by Politico under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, show that the mayoral costs had nothing to do with the functions of the little-known city offices that defrayed his tabs, including agencies responsible for regulating loft apartments, aiding the disabled and providing lawyers for indigent defendants.

At the time, the mayor’s office refused to explain the accounting to city auditors, citing “security.”

The Hamptons visits resulted in hotel, gas and other costs for Giuliani’s New York Police Department security detail.

Now one can speculate what America’s mayor meant by “security” when deflecting questions about these rather suspect expenditures…perhaps his psyche was subconsciously pondering the problems he might encounter if the woman holed up in Gracie Mansion had the goods on her cousin kissin’ diddly dallying husband?

I could include additional excerpts but I’m having way more fun sharing my silly and snide snark. When I read about Rudy’s amorphous accounting, I couldn’t help but harken to the head-scratching that followed his loquacious telephone interludes with wifey number three while standing at the podium to deliver a speech. Perhaps the current Mrs. Giuliani wants to keep account of her hubby…after all, she knows all too well about her hubby’s clandestine capabilities.

Truth be told, I doubt Rudy could afford the crown wife number four might require should he elect to discard his current tiara topped trysterina. Besides, can the leader of the free world be found out to be kitty kaptured? I think not. Anyway, I suspect he will have to keep his untrustworthy tallywhacker in toe for the time being.

In the meantime, it looks like Rudy Rudolpho, the ever morphing mayor, has got some splainin’ to do…and I’m not sure he’s all that capable of selling his version of “vitameatavegamin”.

Cross-posted at Thought Theater

Ron Paul Sews Up the Hooker Vote!

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Ron Paul may be a funny little man from Texas who’s a bit of a crackpot and is aces at fund raising for his quixotic bid for the White House, but by gum, he’s sewn up the biggest unclaimed voting block still overlooked by the assorted dunderheads he’s opposing.

That’s right, Ron Paul has sewn up the hooker vote!

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Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch (NSFW) and erstwhile star of the HBO “documentary” (watch out Ken Burns) Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle, likes Paul’s position on regulating prostitution - especially the part about there not actually being any regulation. Hoping to put his money - or rather the girls’ money - where his mouth is, Hof plans to pimp a little bit for his man Paul. “I’ll get all the (working girls) together, and we can raise him some money. I’ll put up a collection box outside the door. They can drop in $1, $5 contributions,” Hof said.

Dennis, ones and fives? That’s all you’re asking from guys who have $300 to blow (pardon the expression) on BJs from porn stars? Dennis, dude, you have a lot to learn about politics. If you want Paul to win, you should be renting the gals out to lobbyists and telling them there’s more where that came from if they’ll chip in to your man’s campaign.

The libertarianish Paul is certainly a mixed bag candidate. He’s vehemently opposed to government regulation, yet as a devout Christian, he opposes abortion. Now some of the bunnies down to the ol’ Bunny Ranch probably have first-hand experience with the abortion issue and I’m betting that they’ll see his opposition to abortion as just another form of government regulation just like those he decries. His position is, after all, just the government regulating the personal choices of women.

The Hookers are the Educated Ones
Educated voters are never single issue, one trick pony voters. They like to hear something from everyone before they make up their minds. Apparently, Hof’s companions, the pneumatic Air Force Amy and Brooke Taylor, have just the right mind set. Neither of them has made a final decision.

But perhaps the oddest thing about these odd bedfellas is that one of the oddest bedfellas of all, Tucker Carlson, introduced the men. “Dennis Hof is a good friend of mine, so when we got to Nevada, I decided to call him up and see if he wanted to come check this guy out,” Carlson said. Carlson is traveling with Hof to collect information on a magazine article.

Given Tucker’s bow-tied nebbishness, I suspect the information he’s collecting would be just as easy to gather if Hof comped him a visit with Air Force Amy.

Either way, Paul has my vote because this is the best dodge I’ve ever seen to get laid for free.

 


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The “Prince Of Darkness” Ambushes The “Angelic Arkansan”

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Elections have a way of bringing out the beast in Bob Novak…and his latest skewering of Mike Huckabee, “The Angelic Arkansan”, is a classic example of his efforts to annihilate the man he views as a threat to his current iteration of “real conservatism”.

They don’t call Bob Novak “The Prince of Darkness” because he’s mister sunshine and rainbows. In fact, “Novakula” is often the bearer of bitter bits of bloviating aimed at anyone and anything he deems to be detrimental to his “demonic” vision of democracy.

Huckabee is campaigning as a conservative, but serious Republicans know that he is a high-tax, protectionist advocate of big government and a strong hand in the Oval Office directing the lives of Americans. Until now, they did not bother to expose the former governor of Arkansas as a false conservative because he seemed an underfunded, unknown nuisance candidate.

The rise of evangelical Christians as the force that blasted the GOP out of minority status during the past generation always contained an inherent danger: What if these new Republican acolytes supported not merely a conventional conservative but one of their own? That has happened with Huckabee, a former Baptist minister educated at Ouachita Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The danger is a serious contender for the nomination who passes the litmus test of social conservatives on abortion, gay marriage and gun control but is far removed from the conservative-libertarian model of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

Huh? Has Bob been banished to his den of darkness for the last seven years such that he failed to witness the very same thing under the Bush presidency? While George W may lack Huckabee’s holy credentials; it hasn’t prevented him from administering his own version of virtuous values. In fact, our sitting president (the one who imagines himself seated next to the almighty) has a penchant for political pontificating that clearly crosses the line of live and let live conservatism and likely set the bar for those who now embrace the likes of Governor Huckabee.

If George Bush’s promises to act as a uniter and not a divider are the template for compassionate conservatism, then Mike Huckabee is simply taking the next step to insure the inevitable biblical bliss that comes with lockstep legislation, a cash cow for faith based initiatives, loving the sinner by acting to outlaw the lifestyle, the imperial imposition of a Christian capitalist ideology coined as the exportation of freedom and democracy, and the busting of the bank in order to buttress one’s beliefs.

Who would respond to criticism from the Club for Growth by calling the conservative, free-market campaign organization the “Club for Greed”? That sounds like Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich or John Edwards, all Democrats preaching the class struggle. In fact, the rejoinder comes from Mike Huckabee, who has broken out of the pack of second-tier Republican presidential candidates to become a serious contender — definitely in Iowa and perhaps nationally.

Huckabee clearly departs from the mainstream of the conservative movement in his confusion of “growth” with “greed.” Such ad hominem attacks are part of his intuitive response to criticism from the Club for Growth and the libertarian Cato Institute about his record as governor.

Quin Hillyer, a former Arkansas journalist writing in the conservative American Spectator, called Huckabee “a guy with a thin skin, a nasty vindictive streak.” Huckabee’s retort was to attack Hillyer’s journalistic procedures, fitting a mean-spirited image when he responds to conservative criticism.

OK, I’ll admit that I love it when the leaders of the once seemingly invincible klatch of conservatives and christians resort to mudslinging in order for both groups to preserve their perceived political power…and the cash they both know it can generate. Poor Bob must be beside himself now that the evangelical segment of the GOP coalition is finally clamoring for the results they’ve been bamboozled into believing would be delivered by their divinely driven demagogues.

Truth be told, Novak and the many other Republican revisionists who have run roughshod over these religious rabble-rousers for years are simply confounded by the fact that the chickens may have finally come home to roost. It’s no surprise that the purveyors of these ideologically intransigent identities have finally reached what may be an insurmountable impasse.

Nothing shines a brighter light on hypocrisy that those moments when the compassionate christians set out to crucify their conservative conspirators…as well as when the libertarian vitriol of the consummate conservative finally calls for the cutting of the cord that has linked their aspirations for power to the politics of inviolable virtue.

Looks like a garden variety divorce to me…although I’d bet the farm that one side will scurry to slap together a new “relationship” (hint: time to invoke the evils of “icky” immigrants) and the other side will ask the almighty for an annulment in order to preserve its “papered” piety.

The following graphic summarizes the duality which is all too often inherent in these oh so dubious “deals with the devil”.

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Cross-posted at Thought Theater

Trent Lott to resign his seat.

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Seems Trent wants to beat the new law going into effect which would prohibit him from taking a lobbying job for two years after he ‘retires’..From ThinkProgress:

Lott has “scheduled two news conferences in his home state later in the day.” AP reports, “No reason for Lott’s resignation was given, but according to a congressional official, there is nothing amiss with Lott’s health. The senator has ‘other opportunities’ he plans to pursue, the official said, without elaborating.”

UPDATE III: Lott’s term expires in 2012, therefore a resignation would trigger a special election for a replacement to serve the remainder of his term.

UPDATE IV: “While the exact reason Lott is stepping down before he finishes his term is unknown, the general speculation is that a quick departure immunizes Lott against tougher restrictions in a new lobbying law that takes effect at the end of the year. That law would require Senators to wait two-years before entering the lucrative world of lobbying Congress.”

Since he has worked for the special interests for years..this makes sense of course ;)

Ric Keller Votes Against Homeless Veterans

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Hey everyone, this is a post I put up as part of the Congressional Campaign I’m working on. Normally this is a little to niche for BIO, but I’m posting it because it underscores why we have to get rid of these good-for-nothing Republicans. District 8 in Florida is home to one of the worst, most do-nothing Reps out there - Ric Keller. Just read what this guy voted against.

 

Last week the House voted overwhelmingly in favor of support for H.R. 3074. What is H.R. 3074? It's the funding bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and related agencies for 2008. The money will be used to improve our roads and bridges; provide housing assistance for those in need; provide funding to help families caught in the foreclosure crisis; and help fund housing for 10,000 homeless Veterans who desperately need a hand.

 

 Ric Keller voted NO.

 

 Yes thats right, Ric Keller voted against helping homeless veterans get back on their feet. I guess it’s Ok to vote them into combat, but it’s too much bother voting to help them when they are back. To me that’s just appalling.

 Now some of you may say Tom, Ric may have had other reasons to vote against the bill, like its impact on the business community. I’m not really sure who you people are, but to you I say hogwash. Not only did Ric Keller vote against helping veterans, he voted against the best interests of Americas business community. Just look at the letter the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent to the House asking them to support H.R. 3074:   

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of ever size, sector, and region, strongly urges you to support the conference report for H.R. 3074, the "Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008." This bill provides the necessary funding to ensure that the U.S. transportation system is the safest and most efficient in the world.

 The business community depends on a safe and reliable transportation system to remain competitive and efficient. The nation's transportation system is the foundation of the nation's economy. If the investments necessary to maintain this foundation are not made, the U.S. economy win suffer. The inadequate surface transportation system costs the economy $63 billion annually in lost time and fuel.   

 

Make no mistake, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is about as liberal as Barry Goldwater yet they wanted the bill passed. But no, Ric Keller didn’t think it was important to help America’s businesses I guess. It is amazing that instead of trying to help our economy save SIXTY THREE BILLION dollars annually (which by the way is far more than the entire Bill) he choose to vote NO. Way to go on that, Ric.

 

But wait folks, there’s more. He said not only said no to our roads, no to our vets - but he also said No to all of his constituents that are struggling because of the mortgage crisis. The bill would have provided 250 million dollars to help people keep the homes they worked so hard for. When you consider that Florida is one of the hardest hit states from foreclosures, his no vote was a slap in the face to Floridians across the state.

 Maybe Ric doesn’t think fixing America's roads are important. Maybe he doesn’t think that helping families keep their homes is important. Maybe Ric Keller doesn’t think helping homeless veterans find a home is important. I do. I think you need to know about what our Representative in Congress is doing to serve our interest. We need to change the direction of this country and getting rid of Ric Keller is a great place to start. Replacing him with Alan Grayson is the right place to finish.

 


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