Friday, September 23, 2011

Larry Flynt Offering $1M Reward For Sex Info On Rick Perry


Every few years, Larry Flynt opens up his wallet and offers a huge reward to people who have information about politicians cheating. He has had some great results in the past. I think last time he offered a reward, several Congressman and Senators had their affairs come to light. Now, Larry is offering $1M for anyone who has proof that Presidential candidate and current Governor of Texas (where have I heard that before) has had an illicit sexual liaison. So, in essence that means if Rick Perry has had sex outside of marriage he better hope that person still loves them a lot or that Rick can find someone with a bigger checkbook. That is a whole lot of money and I find that politicians are generally never without their skeletons. Do you think this kind of thing should be done?

101 comments:

Patty said...

At least he is asking for documented evidence...something that can be verified. Otherwise any nutcase could claim an affair.

Miss M said...

EVERYONE has skeletons in their closet. Who cares? So, to answer your question, enty, no, I don't think this kind of thing should be done. Mind your own effing business and stay the hell out of mine.

Rita said...

Saw it yesterday, and found it mean-spirited, but also, right on par with our times.

To be fair, he had also offered the same for democratic candidates in the past, so I don't think he was being one-sided, just wants to exploit the situation.

I say go for it, and like Enty said, hope Perry's lover, is loving and loyal... or Perry better offer up 2 million.

Honestly, how about you give me the money instead? I'm sure I'll put it to better use then bringing down a political candidate!

aah, the rich man's prerogative. Throwing his money however it amuses him to.

Feisty said...

No. I don't like Perry and don't want him to be president (and I'm from Texas! OMG, how do I handle the dissonance?), but we are too damn nosy. I think this kind of thing ensures that the only people who succeed at politics are ruthless and wealthy enough to squash everything with money or intimidation.

I don't think anyone's sex life is my business, unless it's an illegal one (rape, pedophilia). I don't want people up in my business, and I don't want to know details of someone else's business. Unless it's celebrities, and that's just for fun ;)

Bnl1016 said...

I think this just a dick move. Like Miss M said, mind your business.

Rita said...
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Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

This right here is what makes most of the people in my program (poli sci) nervous. No one wants to spend x amount of dollars and years of their life in school to become a politician just to have it taken away because you smoked a joint in high school. In fact, there's a girl in my program whose never even had an alcoholic drink just in case something bad happens and there's photographic evidence.

I find this whole thing distasteful.

Gross!

Rita said...

But Feisty...

For a political candidate who's platform are too-rigorous 50s-like views on family, who is against gay marriage, abortion, etc... Wouldn't you want to know if 1- he had cheated on his wife, 2-is a closeted homosexual, 3- or had ex-mistresses abort so he doesn't get into trouble?

I'd rather have someone dirty like Larry Flynt do the dirty work, then some other politician I might want to vote for.

If you are running for office, shouldn't you be an example of your political and moral values?

10:19 AM

SusanB said...

I didn't realize he had done this before. Did he uncover anything about John Edwards?

Rita said...

SusanB - I think he is the one responsible for John Edwards' downfall, but the National Enquirer had done the initial discovering before anyone else brought Flynt documented proof.

I think it was the first time Larry Flynt had posted such an add, specifically about J. Edwards...

Amanda said...

Rita, I agree with you. If a candidate goes public with his or her views denouncing lifestyles or whatever, then they're fair game for being exposed as a hypocrite, if, in fact, they end up being one.

If they have nothing to hide, then nothing should come of this, so they shouldn't be worried.

Feisty said...

Rita, the main thing a president has to do, in my mind, is effectively lead. I want someone who has a legislative agenda I mostly agree with, and the ability to work with others to get it passed. I want someone who is going to make sound decisions under pressure.

If someone can get that done, even if his gay lover is driving his mistress to abort their secret lovechild, I would want them in office.

It would be distasteful and not reflective of how I would hope they would live their life, but the bottom line is, results matter more than appearances.

Texshan said...

Flynt has been doing this since 1998. Nothing new. But I question why he is specifying Perry, instead of opening it up to all presidential candidates.

Rita said...

Feisty - I absolutely agree with your point of view on what a successful and worthy President of the United States of America should be.

But, how would you feel, if the President you have elected, knowing that he is not only against gay marriage, pre-marital sex, extra-marital sex, and who (God forbids) is allowed to pass said views as Governing Laws in the US, thus excluding you, or your future children's, right to marry the person you love, is then discovered to be gay?

Wouldn't you rather know beforehand the full extent of the truth?

Personally, I would have more respect, not that I would agree with their views, if those political figures came out, stated that they had affairs, or are gay, but still feel it's wrong, and are against it.

Sometimes, because of the twisted world we live in, where honesty has clearly NO place in a public/political figure's agenda, I say it is best to be out with the truth, however at times ill begotten, before committing the act that would affect our lives undeniably forever as citizens: Casting a vote.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

@Texshan

My guess is fear. I don't know a hell of a lot about Perry, but my guess is that he frowns (publicly at least) upon the junk Flynt produces. I'd be nervous too if I were Flynt.

Who does Flynt endorse? Anyone?

RocketQueen said...

I'm with Amanda. The issue for me is that Rick Perry thinks it's HIS business to interfere in the private sexual lives of citizens and declare what is right and what is wrong. Turnabout is fair play. If he can stick HIS nose in where it doesn't belong, don't the citizens whose lives he is affecting have the same right?

Another reason I'm glad to live in Canada. Our politicians leave sexuality and home life out of their campaign speeches.This shit has no place in political discourse.

Feisty said...

Rita,

If I'm reading correctly, your hypothetical president was elected on a specific platform, passed laws in support of that platform, and then was found to be living a private life that wasn't in line with that platform.

If that were the case, I would *feel* like the guy had serious issues. But he would have fulfilled his promises as a candidate, so I wouldn't be angry. If I had voted for your hypothetical candidate, that is.

Texshan said...

Sue Ellen, good thought -- but I can't imagine porn is highly esteemed in the Morman Mitt Romney household, either.

RQ -- honest question: how does Perry do this more than any other candidate? I'm honestly interested.

Rita said...

Hypothetically, you're right :) So much for hypothesis essess. Still think Flynt's move is funny as hell.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

@Texshan

I think it's a really bad idea to attach religion to your political platform/aspirations because then you're locked in this religious box when you have to make political decisions that have nothing to do with religion, and likely go against your personal religious feelings.

I have to echo RQ who said that she's glad to live in Canada where this malarky doesn't happen. And it doesn't. I'm sure that it also helps that we have more than 2 parties to choose from because then your moderates, like me, can pick the least offensive (and least polarizing) party to lead the country in a stable manner.

Geez. I'm going on again. Sorry. I love politics.

Miranda said...

I think if this allows the hypocritical stances of Republicans (or any politicians, really) to come to light, hell yes. More power to Flynt. Republicans are always claiming to be holier than thou but they are not.

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Sherry said...

Given the dirty tricks performed by both parties this doesn't surprise me one bit of course. At least he's asking for proof. But I am of same thought that you cannot bring the pulpit to politics and you cannot preach a specific lifestyle that you would use to create new, possible discriminatory laws when you're guilty of said transgressions..Does that even make any sense? Sex is always a part of power and politics embraces that it seems but we need to keep our religious views in the church and our politics in the senate.

Sherry said...

Okay wait..Take that back..sex is NOT always a part of power but people use their power to get it..Whew, that's more better.

Layna Day said...

Flynt tends not to do this unless he's got some indication that the proof is out there.

Is it scummy on Flynt's part? Yeah, but he's done it for years. He's not going to stop now. And he tends to target who he perceives as hypocrites, telling the rest of us how to lead our lives while they do all sorts of crazy stuff.

I really don't have a problem with it. Flynt is a big freedom of speech guy and this falls in step with that. If Perry did something, someone knows and they're going to tell, one way or another.

Mels said...

Angry Texan chiming in:

I have no problem with it when the candidate in question has repeatedly expressed a desire to limit the rights of homosexuals to marry, to make medical decisions for their long term partners, etc. Additionally- he organized a "prayer for rain" convention sponsored by an organization listed as a hate group (specifically against LGBT people). He's made his religious and sexual beliefs a big part of his platform, so he opened that aspect of his life up to scrutiny.

This is also the same dude who claims abstinence only education is the only way to go in Texas schools, even though Texas has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the country. My middle and high schools both had daycares :)

Rita said...

Mels - Daycare in High School?? oh my!!!! Obviously, the preaching of abstinence is not working at all.

ms snarky said...

As long as Rick Perry touts himself as the standard of all things moral, then he's a target for those who would scrutinize his life. I don't like him (or anyone who does things like that), and if there's dirt out there, let Larry find it.

Mels said...

Yea :/ We had quite a few pregnant 7th graders. No one around here is by any means asking that they give the schoolkids the all clear to have sex, but Perry (and Bush before him) were very opposed to a combination of "abstinence is the best choice, but if you must have sex here is how to use birth control" method of sex ed.

Texshan said...

Miranda, surely you don't think Republicans are the only people who act holier than thou, do you? Everyone in politics does! They're all scummy!

Sue Ellen, I understand your position and actually agree with the spirit of it, at least in part. But a candidate's religious beliefs have become an important consideration for many voters over the last century or so in this country. All serious candidates make a point of going to church and spouting off about their "family values," even if secretly they are agnostic and could not care less about families or their values. Perry hasn't cornered the market on that BS. They all do it. I'd love it (especially as a Libertarian) if we could have viable third- or even fourth-party candidates, but the Democrats and the GOP have built up such huge bases over the last 100 years or so without any competition that it's just not feasible. As we saw with Ross Perot, all they do is split the vote.

RocketQueen said...

Texshan - Sue Ellen said it for me. You're right, a LOT of American politicians think it's their business to police what happens in private bedrooms. And I think if they're going to do that, they better get ready for people looking into their own private lives.

My point was, CANADIAN politicians don't do this. And I'm grateful for it. Judge not lest ye be judged, right?

Mels said...

RocketQueen: Amen :)

Elizabeth said...

Flynt does this when the candidate is potentially hypocritical. He did this when they were putting Clinton on trial for impeachment. Two Republicans were guilty of extramarital affairs, Henry Hyde and Newt Gingrich.

I fully support Flynt here because Perry is extremely vocal with his "family values" platform. So far, it seems the ones most vocal, have turned out to be guilty themselves and Perry is probably no exception.

figgy said...

I don't care one whit what politicians think/value in their own lives, IF they are a live-and-let-live kind of person. But when they get prescriptive about right and wrong and judgmental about those they think are wrong, then yeah, by all means, digging up their hypocrisy is fair game.

Elizabeth said...

It would be funny if Flynt put out the same offer for Bachmann's husband considering her extremely vocal views about gays.

Rita said...

Elizabeth - too easy! Or rather, the cash offer has to be much lower, for too many would be offering up proof:)

Elizabeth said...

Rita, I could already see him rationalizing it as part of his "treatment". He was helping them "get the gay out"!

Perry hosting a huge prayer meeting? That made me EXTREMELY uncomfortable. When you use religion as a guiding political principle, who
s religion gets chosen? What happens when there are opposing religious views? When presidential candidates act like preachers, it's a pathway to the book/movie "A Handmaid's Tale".

Rita said...

Elizabeth - certain sexual acts cannot be mistaken for getting rid of the gay. On the very contrary! And am quite sure many would have proof.

Regarding Perry's prayer party, it was "Praying for Rain" of all things! Found his Christianity very pickled with the old pagan ways.

Ah well, back to basics I see for Perry, next up, human sacrifices.

Texshan said...

Mel, the "prayer for rain" thing was not a convention. They were two separate things. The governor's office issued a proclamation asking Texans to pray for rain. This was no different from what many, many other government officials have done in the past when faced with weather emergencies. A week later Perry attended a convention organized by the American Family Association, a "traditional family values" group that was labelled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center because they are, in the SPLC's words, "anti-gay." So apparently all groups are hate groups unless they are pro-gay, in their collective mind.
Also, Perry's stated position on gay marriage is no different than Obama's, who told the Chicago Daily Tribune, "My religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."

RJ said...

I think Flynt chose Perry for his target because Perry is considered the front-runner for the Republican nomination. I'm okay with Flynt's reward. Perry wants to legislate what others can and can't do in their bedrooms and with their bodies so as far as I'm concerned that means we, the people, get to look into his bedroom and what he does with his body, too. Stay out of the kitchen, if you can't take the heat.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

@Texshan

Now that I know you indentify with Libertarianism (ship?) I understand where you're coming from. You should move up here; you'd be more appreciated.

It's too bad that your political system is set up how it is, so there is no viable "third" party option, but even if there were the vote would still be split and then you'd be like us where the "winner" doesn't ever get the majority (50%+) of the vote.

Mels said...

@Texshan:http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/06/rick-perry-to-hold-prayer-rally-at-reliant/

Mels said...

Totally not trying to start anything or be rude at all. Just for clarification, that is what I was referring to and what I have a problem with.

Vicki Cupper said...

Republicans are constantly playing dirty pool. I want to see Rick Santorum's skeletons. All that homophobia can't be just religious zeal.

Texshan said...

No, Mel, I realize that. And that's precisely what I wrote. You had written that Perry "organized a 'prayer for rain' convention sponsored by an organization listed as a hate group." I was just correcting that. The convention wasn't held to pray for rain. They were two totally separate things.

Texshan said...

And Vicki, I suppose Democrats are always as pure as the driven snow?

Mels said...

Sub prayer rally for convention then :)

Vicki Cupper said...

Of course not, Tex.

Dems don't take pride in being underhanded dirty bastards, either.

Texshan said...

Uh, Mel, I don't think he hosted any gathering to pray for rain. If you have an issue with Perry appearing and speaking at an evangelical conference, cool, that's your right. But I just wanted to clarify what he did and didn't do.

Sue Ellen, I hate the heat down here, but I would freeze in the frozen tundra to our north! :-) I like BC, but that's about as much cold as I can take.

Texshan said...

Vicki, two words -- Rahm Emanuel.

Vicki Cupper said...

Is a worthless piece of shit.

Elizabeth said...

Texshan, no one said Democrats are pure. But they don't legislate the bedroom and they don't lead with religion.

These guys are all about family values and it stinks like a flag pin. I support a gay couple that are loving good parents over the religious thrice married guy any day. Newt actually said he was so dedicated to his country that he had to cheat on his sick wife.

Perry had both a prayer meeting and a requested prayer for rain. The audience is no better, cheering for death like a gladiator movie. If I hadn't known better I would have thought it was a parody.

Texshan said...

Vicki, I named Emanuel because I truly believe he's one of those guys who gets off on being an underhanded dirty bastard. I wish I believed, like apparently you do, that one political party holds the moral upper hand. Unfortunately, I believe that 95% of professional politicians are liars and raving egomaniacs. Across the board. Democrats, Republicans, and "other."
Elizabeth, Newt Gingrich is a scumbag and a filthy liar. I can't believe there are people out there who think he's a good guy. He's a hypocritical piece of shit.
And I don't know what you are referring to re: "Perry had both a prayer meeting and a requested prayer for rain. The audience is no better, cheering for death like a gladiator movie." What audience? Whose death?

Vicki Cupper said...

Wow, I'm impressed you can read my mind.

What am I thinking now? Quick!

Rita said...

Mels - Here in the New Yorker (a more respectable news venue then say, the NY Post), about Rick Perry holding a three-day prayer for rain from April 22 to 24, 2011. Although God did not answer his prayers, the government did come through when Perry sought its help.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2011/06/respecting-rick-perry.html

Among other things, Perry wants to repudiate the rights for Texans to elect senators (he thinks only state legislators must have that right), and wants to give Texas the right to secede from the Union. A quite mean-spirited moment, is when in May he signed a Texas law that forces any woman seeking an abortion, for any reason, to submit to her doctor showing her the image of the fetus, and telling her specifications on size of the limbs and organs, as well as listen to the heartbeat.

There are many reasons I think why people like Perry get the public angry, and why Flynt is using his money to look into his private life.

Elizabeth said...

Debate 1: Audience cheered for the high number of people put to death in Texas.

Debate 2: Audience cheered for the example case of the guy with no health insurance diagnosed with cancer saying "let him die".

Debate 3: Did not include death but boos for the gay soldier who asked how he would be treated.

libby said...

For co-opting 'Christianity', it's funny to me how GOP policies aren't very 'Christian' at all. I was reminded of it last night during that debate, when audience members BOOED an active-duty military man, because he is gay.

Who would Jesus boo?

I could go on & on. The GOP is the Church of ME. A wolf in 'Christian' clothing. Shameful.

Elizabeth said...

The whole Perry abortion thing is disgusting.

I would fully support Texas seceding. I don't want any state to be forced to be a part of the US. If they don't like being in the US, they should be able to leave and I would not miss them a minute. Most of these states cost the country more than they contribute.

Texshan said...

Vicki, I got nuthin'. It's Friday afternoon. Sorry!

libby said...

Elizabeth---let them secede & pay for their OWN hurricanes. They hate the guv'ment, but they LOOOOVE our FEMA $$$.

Elizabeth said...

Libby, exactly. Like Bachmann complaining about government funds while her family takes farm subsidies.

Rita said...

Libby - gotta ask, love you girl, but you smellin' your armpit?

And btw, t'is always the same with states looking for secession, they hold out their hand, and expect to give nothing ever in return.

Texshan said...

Elizabeth, I think you would miss Texas once you realized how much it provides to other states. Believe me, you would not like the results.

Frankly, I don't see what is so bad about making sure women who are seeking an elective (please note my use of the word ELECTIVE) abortion know exactly what it is they are getting rid of. They may like to fool themselves into thinking "it's just a cluster of cells" or "it's not a life," but that quickly becomes a fallacy. I know EVERYONE will jump on me about this, but I don't see how making sure someone has all the facts about something before making a life-altering decision is so terrible.

Of course, if we would stop being so precious about sex in this country and embrace sexual education and health, and make birth control cheaper and easier to get, that would eliminate the demand for most abortions and people could move on to some other issue.

Sunnyhorse said...

The guy wants to shoehorn his religious beliefs into foreign policy, thinks his opinions should control my uterus and yours, and believes that gays are some kind of freaks who shouldn't be allowed to marry or have families. I hope Flynt hits pay dirt, big-time.

Elizabeth said...

Texshan, where are you going to draw the line on that? If a 13 year old girl is raped, are you going to force her to listen to the description of the limbs? Rape her twice? If not, why not, isn't it the same limbs? There are Southern Republican states that would like to outlaw birth control because they say disrupting a potential pregnancy is murder too. It's all insanity. I can't imagine anyone that is in that situation finds it anything less than traumatic already.

No, I doubt I would miss Texas. I live in the West. We have water, we have vegetables, we have wind power, we have technology, great food, a lot of smart people and if we need cattle, we can do that pretty easily. We fully support mass transit, battery powered cars, bicycles, etc. So from my standpoint, bye Texas! Texas has nothing I can't get from somewhere else and a lot of what I don't want.

Rita said...

@Elizabeth, people who think birth control are murder for disrupting potential pregnancies, are outright idiots.

For This would mean that every time a man ejaculates outside a vagina, he would be considered a mass murderer!

Elizabeth said...

Or child abandonment! One sex ed class would solve it but they don't want that taught in the classroom.

libby said...

Texshan---You're in luck! Under the Obama health care plan, Birth Control is considered 'preventative care', and will have to be FREE FREE FREE.

Hooray! Less human misery for all!

libby said...

This is a 6-year old picture, btw. Self-taken as a joke. It smelled okay that day.

Amartel said...

The people who approve of this sort of tactic (or dislike but "understand" it) are blinded by partisanship; they are fine until it's their ox being gored. So for them it's okay to pry into Perry's or Palin's private life, and offer large sums for "documented" evidence ('cause if you write a lie on a piece of paper it's more credible-like), because Republicans are holier-than-thou hypocrites who want to legislate every aspect of your life unlike the, er, Democrats . . . Um. Uh oh. Wait a sec. Back the truck up. Never mind.

You do know that Obama campaigned against gay marriage. Robocalled favored constituencies with a recorded message stating he was against it. Referenced God as authority for this position. But I guess that hypocrisy is okay because he didn't really mean it, right? Wrong. (You wish.) He'll throw gays right under the bus when you're not useful and convenient anymore too. Suckers.

figgy said...

I think plenty of Democratic politicians are underhanded dirty bastards and oh ever so far from being pure as the driven snow. And if they're hypocritical about it, then expose that hypocrisy to the light of day.

Like Eliot Spitzer--a Democrat who as State's Attorney and then Governor or New York was obsessed with exposing johns. ...aaaaand then turned out to be a big-time john himself. That's some major-league fucked-in-the-headishness. So glad that came to light.

...it's just that hypocrisy, when it comes to moral/sexual/lifestyle issues, just seems to be more common among Republican politicians. Not that Democrats are any less freakish, but because they're less likely to try to tell others what is morally wrong and what they can/cannot do.

figgy said...

@Amartel, Obama's behavior in terms of gay rights is one of the MAJOR reasons why so many of us who voted for him are deeply disappointed. It's not okay at all.

Texshan said...

Elizabeth, that scenario is specifically why I emphasized ELECTIVE abortions. I don't consider a woman aborting a fetus conceived in a rape as having an elective abortion. It's horribly sad and a terrible thing, and she's been through quite enough already. My definition of an elective abortion is when there was consent to the act that created the pregnancy, when there are no truly life-threatening reasons to abort, and when the fetus will survive if the pregnancy progresses naturally.

Elizabeth said...

But Obama did end DADT and ended DOMA support.

The reality is, Obama is a conservative Democrat which the GOP will never acknowledge because the more centrist he is, the further right they go.

figgy said...

So @Texshan, a baby conceived in rape is not "a life"?

Elizabeth said...

So Texshan, a 16 year old girl who did not have access to birth control should be punished by having a description of the limbs? Would you like Perry to personally read the script to her? Perhaps give her a sermon as well? I'm so glad I had sons instead of daughters. If I had this issue would make me feral.

RocketQueen said...

Wow this thread is seriously out of control . At the end of the day, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed women access to abortion by LAW. If you have some sort of problem with that based on your religious leanings and your own definition of "life", so be it, but for fuck's sake, quit telling people they're doing something morally wrong based on your own religion.
Yet one more reason why religion and politics/law should be separate.

Elizabeth said...

RQ, I agree but certain states are creating rules about the medical facility, size, lighting, etc. rules that don't even apply to surgical centers, that they are applying to abortion facilities and if the facility don't have it, they close it. See Kansas. It is all a round about way of making abortion impossible in spite of its legality. This is spearheaded by the religious faction of the Republican Party which Perry is very much a part of.

RenoBlondee said...

Right on @RocketQueen!!!!!!!

RocketQueen said...

I hear you, Elizabeth. It's ridiculous.

MISCH said...

I think only the guilty have to worry, and don't for one minute think the Republicans don't have something like this for Democrats ....

Sherry said...

Amen Rocket Queen..Amen

Texshan said...

Sigh. Of course it is a life, Figgy. I deplore all abortions. but believe that in some specific situations they should remain an alternative. AGAIN, since you apparently didn't register it the first time, I wrote that having an abortion because you were raped is a horribly sad and terrible thing. Specifically because it IS a life being terminated. But the woman played no part in agreeing to the conception, so she should have the option of not continuing to carry it.
Elizabeth, if the 16 year-old did not have access to birth control, perhaps she should not be having sex.
And finally, RQ, using that argument, no one should have ever fought to end slavery, Jim Crow, bans against interracial marriage, or segragation. All were once the laws of the land and were ended by people with deep religious convictions who fought for what they believed in.

lisap515 said...

couldn't resist...friend of mine has a rant, uh blog, and he loathes all things GOP. Especially Rick. Of course he blog's about other stuff too but I enjoy his info a/b Perry, etc. And he's equally as brutal to the Dem's too.
http://nothingisworse.wordpress.com/

"Not Rick’s fault" Posted on September 16, 2011 by Justin

The Texas unemployment rate reached 8.5 percent in August, its highest rate since June of 1987.

God™ Bless the Texas Miracle.

Consider the Texas that Perry holds up to the rest of the nation for admiration. It has the fourth-highest poverty rate of any state. It tied with Mississippi last year for the highest percentage of workers in minimum-wage jobs. It ranks first in adults without high school diplomas. Twenty-six percent of Texans have no health insurance — the highest percentage of medically uninsured residents of any state. It leads the nation in the percentage of children who lack medical insurance. Texas has an inordinate number of employers who provide no insurance to their workers, partly because insurance rates are high, thanks to an absence of regulations.

lisap515 said...

my favorite:

Monthly Archives: August 2011
Dear potential GOP voters,
Posted on August 25, 2011 by Justin

"What the fuck?

And, I mean that sincerely. And with no disrespect. Are you familiar with Rick Perry? Not the Rick Perry that says all the symbolic meaningless bullshit you seem to love so much. I mean the one who is a dumbfuck idiot who makes George W. Bush look like the best hope we have for a cancer cure. What has Rick Perry done in 14 years of being governor of my home state. If you start spouting the 40% job growth while the rest of the nation toils away, I am going to find you and stick sharp objects through all of your orifices. I’m not speaking metaphorically here either. Nobody I know in this state is prospering. I don’t know any super wealthy people, so there you go. But, our state is falling to shit. Our kids are not being educated, our infrastructure is not being repaired. Our elderly go without basic needs. And our “abstinance only” teenagers can’t stop having babies. How does this translate into leadership? I want answers from you assholes, because you are the ones who get to vote.

The governor of Texas is a walking billboard meant to bring dollars to this state via commercial development or international trade. They have no power. This man wrote a book called “Fed Up” and wants to be the leader of the federal government. I would like for you to say that to yourself a few times so that it sinks in. That’s like me wanting to be the president of the Kenny Chesney fan club.

Why should I worry about Rick? “Two words….” George W. Bush. No CHANCE I thought this guy would get out of the primaries. No chance I thought he would win a popular election (which I was at least right about.) No chance I thought the Supreme Court of the United States would bastardize everything we hold sacred about democracy and just call him the winner. Rick Perry could end up president. He is a joke. He is an empty suit with flammable hair. He sucks cocks every time his wife goes out of town.

And as Bill Hick’s friend Jimmy Pineapple used to say, “Case. Fucking. Closed”

Stop buying into this populist bullshit. This ain’t fucking Mayberry. It’s America….where poor, minority, even illegal people live and thrive in a culture designed exactly for them. If you want rich, elite generations of familial wealth, get back on the boat that brought us here and enjoy your tea and crumpets, bitches. They love that shit over there.

Otherwise, fuck off.

xoxoxoxoxo

Justin

Elizabeth said...

Lisa, that second post is pretty funny. And I think Flynt is just trying to verify what Justin suggests. All I know is I don't want to see anymore Texas plates where I live (and quickly changing your plates doesn't fool us, we saw it). If Texas is so great, they should stay in Texas.

RocketQueen said...

Whatever you say, Texshan. Just keep preaching to us then about what YOU feel is right based on YOUR religious convictions while you eat a cow that was killed for your plate and cheering on the death penalty. Honestly. I'll try to just ignore it from now on, the way I do most bible thumping.
I'd be totally cool with people leaving Christians alone on this blog if Christians would stop preaching at everyone else.

Suhyphen said...

Lisa, your friend may want to remove the eyeliner and stop brooding over his Morrisey poster and do some research. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Bush camp HATES Perry. He has spoken more than once (in a negative way) about Dubya.
As a Texan I know plenty of wealthy people and had no issue getting a job when I relocated. The cultural dynamics differ from state to state. As far as Texas distancing itself from the rest of the US, that's just silly. It would be counter-productive for all involved. As an Independent, I'm all for State's Rights. I wish more people felt/voted that way but what can you do? Flynt can do what he wants with his money. He's a bitter old man who is responsible for Courtney Love actually being in a movie. That is enough to make me dislike him. If he digs up dirt, so be it. If he doesn't, well maybe Perry isn't a cheater. Wouldn't change how I've already made up my mind to vote. Unless I see pictures of my favorite kicking puppies, that is. That WOULD change my mind :D

Jasmine said...

First off, I LOVE you Rita and Ms Snarky! Thank you for feeling as I do-- that this old school traditional gay bashing/gender rigid reinforcing ass better tout the line he so stringently pontificates about, because I WOULD LOVE to see this man brought down. It would only be equal to Bachmann's husband being found in a gay bath house :-))))


As for President Obama's statement about what his relgious beliefs are in accordance of the sanctity of marriage I would point you also to Joe Biden (who is catholic):

He was interviewed once by a reporter that asked him why he belived in pro-choice if he was a catholic. He said that while his religion and he personally do not believe in abortion he is NOT going to put that belief on someone else. THIS IS WHY (for reproductive reasons at least) I LOVE THE OBAMA/BIDEN TEAM!

They show what I think reasonable/rational educated religious people can be: you can not believe in gay marriage or abortion but you can be reasnable and understanding and educated enough to know that many many people do not operate on the same identical moral scale that you do.

lisap515 said...

Odd thing is a lot of Texans hate Governor Good Hair Perry and yet he keeps getting relected. I'm not sure I recall Justin saying Bush was pro Perry? Hmm I shall have to go research that! :b

Suhyphen said...

Oh trust me Lisa, there are plenty who don't agree with Perry. I'm not quite sure how to explain it other than a lot of people talk trash but don't put their votes where their mouth is. Either that or it's kind of the 'ain't broke, don't fix' mentality. Kind of a Good Ole Boys club thing going. I would hesitate to put an entire state in that box, though. It just seems that aside from 3 big cities, it's a very conservative state and perhaps (as is a problem everywhere) people aren't as motivated to get involved and actively know what people stand for. *shrug* ;/

Texshan said...

Rocket, what the eff do the death penalty and eating meat have to do with anything? And where did I state my position on either of those things? And, by the way, it is so typical of you to insult me rather than to actually rationally discuss the question I raised. Perhaps you, Rita and Snarky can get together sometime and burn me in effigy, since I am apparently the devil incarnate for DARING to have an opinion different from yours.

Me said...

i have a (dick of an) ex boyfriend who is high up in the perry campaign. so the bitch in me hopes the whole thing goes down in FLAMES!!!!

Anotheramy said...

I was thrilled to pieces when Ted Haggards gay lover surfaced. Hypocracy, especially when it involves infringing on others rights as an American, (the country founded on freedom) angers me to no end. The fact that so many Americans are so willing to put on blinders and give up their rights astounds me.
If a candidate says "I have used drugs, I am divorced from my first wife and I got fired from my first job but here is what I can do for our country... theres a person I just might want for president.

JoElla said...

You know I had this huge rant ready to go.. but why bother.

The only thing I can say is..

WAKE THE HELL UP! Don't let any party think for you.. stand on your own mental merrit and actually read all sides and THEN AND ONLY then, use your power to vote in a way that works for you.

Once you surrender your own thought and let a party (any party) do your thinking, is the very second you loose your voice.

RenoBlondee said...

Lord, I need to keep my trap fucking shut. For REAL Texshan? REALLY? We need people making women having legal abortions listen to heartbeats and being lectured by the fucking bible thumpers? REALLY? Like they aren't fucking miserable about what's going on anyway. Like THAT would change their minds. Fuck that. Jesus!

Lelaina Pierce said...

To answer the original question....sure, why not? As long as the claims are legitimate & he has enough evidence to back it up.

cowbulls said...

I think this type of action is despicable.

RocketQueen said...

Having an opinion and pushing your own religious agenda are two different things, Texshan, but I don't expect you to see it that way.

And to answer your question, you WOULD give Christianity credit for ending slavery and segregation without considering about who started them in the first place....ha! Honestly, you're not even worth debating any more. You're blinded by your own religion and it's like talking to a wall.

RocketQueen said...

And by the way, if you're having trouble with so many posters on this board, you might want to take a look at why that is. No? Of course not. Everyone else must be the problem, it couldn't possibly be YOU and the way you speak to people that's offending everyone.

Texshan said...

RQ, go back and read all of my comments. I never mentioned religion, until someone else brought it up. I also never wrote that my religious beliefs, whatever they may be (you don't know, so quit pretending you do) have anything to do with my position on abortion or anything else. But, I guess it's too much to ask you not to put words in my mouth. Attacking others is the only way people like you can deal with someone who doesn't agree with you.