Archive for the ‘hypocrisy’ Category

Karma Is Not An NRA Member…

Karma, no…?

Two Proud Gun Nuts Second-Amendment Each Other To Death In Road Rage Incident

 

Priestly D’Oh!

$30 Million Is Awarded Over Abuse by Priest

Which directly leads into this:

NOW Can We Impeach Them?

From CNN.Com just now comes this:

Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released Tuesday by two nonprofit journalism groups.
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President Bush addresses the nation as the Iraq war begins in March 2003.

“In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003,” reads an overview of the examination, conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

According to the study, Bush and seven top officials — including Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice — made 935 false statements about Iraq during those two years.

The study was based on a searchable database compiled of primary sources, such as official government transcripts and speeches, and secondary sources — mainly quotes from major media organizations.

The study says Bush made 232 false statements about Iraq and former leader Saddam Hussein’s possessing weapons of mass destruction, and 28 false statements about Iraq’s links to al Qaeda.

Bush has consistently asserted that at the time he and other officials made the statements, the intelligence community of the U.S. and several other nations, including Britain, believed Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

He has repeatedly said that despite the intelligence flaws, removing Hussein from power was the right thing to do.

The study, released Tuesday, says Powell had the second-highest number of false statements, with 244 about weapons and 10 about Iraq and al Qaeda.

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Press Secretary Ari Fleischer each made 109 false statements, it says. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz made 85, Rice made 56, Cheney made 48 and Scott McLellan, also a press secretary, made 14, the study says.

“It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al Qaeda,” the report reads, citing multiple government reports, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the 9/11 Commission and the multinational Iraq Survey Group, which reported that Hussein had suspended Iraq’s nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to revive it.

The overview of the study also calls the media to task, saying most media outlets didn’t do enough to investigate the claims.

“Some journalists — indeed, even some entire news organizations — have since acknowledged that their coverage during those prewar months was far too deferential and uncritical,” the report reads. “These mea culpas notwithstanding, much of the wall-to-wall media coverage provided additional, ‘independent’ validation of the Bush administration’s false statements about Iraq.”

The quotes in the study include an August 26, 2002, statement by Cheney to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction,” Cheney said. “There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.”

End The Writer’s Strike Before It’s Too Late

I read an article yesterday that, because of the Writer’s Strike, the number of Reality TV programs is about to explode (because no writer’s are needed, of course).

Does this mean we are going to see shows like “Dancing With the Double Amputees” and “So You Wanna Fist A Pit Bull” on prime time? I hope not. But I wouldn’t mind watching “Extreme Makeover: Leather Edition” or “Project Male Sodomy” on a Sunday evening.

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Here’s the hottest toy for Christmas this season: The Larry Craig Action Figure

Burn, Baby, Burn Part IV

Our favorite closeted elected Florida official (Bob Allen, for those of you wondering) is in the news again! After being removed by the Speaker of the House as a Chairman of a committee he was on, this man decides to speak to the local news (Story Here).

In my last installment you remember that Mr. Allen said the reason he offered an undercover cop (unbeknown to him) $20 to give the cop head was because the agent was black, and there were other black men in the park. So he was going to give head, AND pay for it so he didn’t get beat up.

Well, here’s the sound bite Bob gave the local news concerning his accusation:

“I am not a racist, and that was simply a sensationalistic definition of someone who is trying to spin this into a bigger problem than it was,” Allen said.

Dude…that hole you are digging is getting deeper and deeper. Enjoy your career now while you have it. Soon the only thing you’ll be doing is being the laughing stock of the Florida legislature.

Also check out Scott Maxwell’s blurb about Bob Allen’s quote.

Burn, Baby, Burn Part III

Let’s revisit a wonderfully sordid tale I brought up a few weeks ago.

Bob Allen. You remember him…this overweight, Florida representative was arrested for offering an undercover cop money to GIVE blow in a public park in Titusville. That just screams “desperation” or “closeted gay man who tried to pass a bill against public indecency shows his hypocrisy”.

Well, he’s now been recorded giving one of the worst excuses ever. Let’s add bigotry to this story! Watch John Stuart on the Daily Show give one of the most hysterical news stories I’ve ever heard about this. The story is appropriately called ‘Drop and Give Me $20’.

Then go grab some marsh-mellows, graham crackers, and Hershy’s chocolate bars. The heat from this racial, homophobic putz going down in flames is gonna make a lot of ‘Smores for everyone.

Burn, Baby, Burn…

Today’s topic is hypocrisy – Those people in political power (ok, ok….men) who get caught with their pants down…even though many of them have fought for decency laws, anti-gay initiatives, etc.

Here is my favorite story that has recently hit the news:

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State Rep. Bob Allen plans to fight charge he offered sex to officer
Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest

GEORGE BORTLE, SPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL, July 11, 2007

Florida State Rep. Bob Allen refuses to talk to the media on July 11, 2007 after bonding out of Brevard County Jail after his arrest on a sex charge.

TITUSVILLE – A Republican state lawmaker charged with offering to perform oral sex for $20 on an undercover male police officer vowed Thursday to defend himself in court and said he would not resign from office.

“I am filing a not guilty plea. I am vigorously going to fight this,” State Rep. Bob Allen, a co-chair of Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign in Florida, said at a news conference. “I am not resigning my office because the people elected me and want me to do a good job. I am going to do a good job for them in finishing this term.”

Allen called his arrest “an ugly and unpleasant situation that has been thrust on me and my family.” The lawmaker had sponsored a failed bill that would have tightened the state’s prohibition on public sex.

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* Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest Photo

He choked up when he thanked backers who had contacted him to offer their support. He warned people not to jump to conclusions about what happened but said he could not offer any details about the arrest because of his legal strategy. Allen is married and has a teenage daughter. “It is not true. It is inaccurate and therefore, it’s not guilty,” Allen said.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer said the matter would be addressed in a timely and appropriate matter.

“While this is an extremely serious matter, the House of Representatives and the judiciary system have established a process to deal with situations of this nature,” Greer said in a statement.

Allen’s arrest on Wednesday came days after a key Southern supporter of McCain opponent Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, was identified as a client of a Washington, D.C., escort service.

“It just seems sad and tragic,” Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday when asked in Miami about Allen’s arrest.

Veteran’s Memorial Park was under surveillance when Allen was seen coming in and out of a restroom three times, said police Lt. Todd Hutchinson. Allen, 48, then approached an undercover officer and was arrested.

He has been charged with solicitation for prostitution, which has a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Brevard County jail officials said Allen posted a $500 bond.

While being transported to jail, Allen told WFTV Channel 9 that the situation was “a very big misunderstanding.”

Allen was elected to the Florida House in 2000. He was chairman of the House Committee on Energy.

Allen was named in March as one of six co-chairs for McCain’s Florida campaign.

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Wow…where do I start? The first great bit of info is that this douche bag was not caught in a gay-sex or sex-in-the-park sting. The idiot was caught by undercover agents who were there trying to catch a thief. And his weird behavior of walking in and out of the bathroom raised suspicion.

The next bit I like is how he agreed to pay the agent $20 so he could give blow to the officer. Here’s a picture:

Bob “Cock-Gobbling Hypocrite” Allen

After looking at this picture you can see why. And what do his wife and teenage daughter think of this? The poor daughter is probably mortified of going to college next year. I’m sure lots of kids will be sending out gobbles through the hallways (in reference to cock-gobbling…which I think is my new favorite word right now).

The stories now say he will be vindicated and is “absolutely not guilty”. No, you aren’t guilty of wanting to give someone head Mr. Allen. You are guilty of looking for it in a public place and offering money for services, which is illegal. You are guilty of being a hypocrite for being in a heterosexual marriage but getting some on the “down low”. And you are guilty of stupidity to think you will be “vindicated” in the end. Yes, there may be those who will follow you blindly (general those who voted for you and can’t accept they made a mistake) and believe you were framed, or the police lied, or some silly fallacy that will help them sleep at night. You can count on them to vote for you when you run for the Senate as you say you will do, but there are plenty more people who will know you for the liar you are. Maybe you should say you’ve had gay urges, drop out of site for three months, and re-appear saying you went through intense therapy to “straighten” yourself out. That’s helped a few politicians recently. Clueless (IE – religous red-neck) voters love to hear that and claim it a modern miracle and that could win you a few more votes…but it’s all a drop in the bucket.

You are part of the problem that’s wrong with our government. You are a liar. Tell people you like cock, tell people you are bi, tell people you are gay…just don’t say you are for decency and then go aggressively looking to play “hide the sausage” in a public park, and be mortified and outraged when caught.

For more delicious stories of representatives getting caught, read SteveO’s entry here.

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Here’s a blog posting with more information about the Full Moon Saloon closing.