Thursday, November 02, 2006

Disgraceful Behavior

After thirty-five years of disgraceful behavior this man has finally done in himself and his political party. During a run for Congress three decades ago, john kerry said he opposed a volunteer Army because it would be dominated by the underprivileged (“an army of the poor and the black and the brown’), be less accountable and be more prone to “the perpetuation of war crimes.”

Any democrat or media pundit (Hillary, Keith Olbermann) who tells you that Kerry’s latest slander of the military was just a gaffe should look at his 35 year record of slander.

But most important, with the election next week, is to remember that kerry provides a view into the sick soul of American liberalism and the democratic party. He simply reflects a deep set antipathy that finds expression in michael moore movies and at visits abroad by democratic political figures (jimmy carter) and liberal intellectuals (noam chomsky). A perfect example of this contemptuous anti-American behavior was provided by The New Yorker magazine reporter seymour hersh at McGill University in Montreal.

“In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation,” hersh said. “It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you – there has never been an army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.” He claims to have seen a video in which American soldiers massacre a group of people playing soccer. It reminds me of Kerry’s “cut off ears”… diatribe.

I guess it is a strength of the American democracy that we don’t take guys like Kerry and Hersh out and shoot them.

The evil sickness pervades so much of our elite society. Take the University of Pennsylvania president amy gutmann.

Democracy Project describes the Halloween costume party at gutman's home Tuesday night. “Among the guests was Saad Saadi, who came dressed as a suicide bomber, complete with plastic dynamite strapped to his chest and a toy automatic rifle. Worse, Gutmann posed with Saadi!”

“An obvious question: would Gutmann have posed with a guest--or even allowed him into her house--if he'd dressed as Adolf Hitler or a Nazi SS officer? A KKK member? But in modern liberal circles, posing as a Palestinian suicide bomber is just fine. After all, he mainly tries to kill innocent Jews.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill, Speaking of "Disgraceful Behavior." Isn't this another one of your idols?

Evangelical Leader Accused of Gay Affair Resigns

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 3) - A leading evangelist and outspoken opponent of gay marriage has given up his post as president of the National Association of Evangelicals while a church panel investigates allegations he paid a man for sex.

The Rev. Ted Haggard resigned as head of the 30 million-member association Thursday and also gave up leadership of his New Life Church pending the investigation into allegations he had monthly trysts with a gay prostitute over the past three years.

Haggard, a married father of five, denied the allegations, but the acting pastor of his church later said that Haggard had acknowledged some of the accusations were true.

"I just know that there has been some admission of indiscretion, not admission to all of the material that has been discussed, but there is an admission of some guilt," Ross Parsley told KKTV-TV of Colorado Springs.

Parlsey did not elaborate, but in an e-mail addressed to congregants, he wrote that the church's four-member board of overseers had since met with Haggard.

"It is important for you to know that he confessed to the overseers that some of the accusations against him are true. He has willingly and humbly submitted to the authority of the board of overseers, and will remain on administrative leave during the course of the investigation," the e-mail stated. A copy was obtained by KMGH-TV in Denver.

Late Wednesday, Haggard told KUSA-TV: "I've never had a gay relationship with anybody, and I'm steady with my wife, I'm faithful to my wife."

The allegations surfaced as voters in Colorado and seven other states get ready to decide Tuesday on amendments banning gay marriage. Besides the proposed ban on the Colorado ballot, a separate measure would establish the legality of domestic partnerships providing same-sex couples with many of the rights of married couples.

Members of Haggard's 14,000-member megachurch were stunned.

"It's political, right before the elections," said Brian Boals, a New Life member for 17 years.

Church member E.J. Cox, 25, called the claims "ridiculous."

"People are always saying stuff about Pastor Ted," she said. "You just sort of blow it off. He's just like anyone else in the public eye."

The accusations were made by Mike Jones, 49, of Denver, who said he decided to go public because of the political fight over the amendments.

"I just want people to step back and take a look and say, 'Look, we're all sinners, we all have faults, but if two people want to get married, just let them, and let them have a happy life,'" said Jones, who added that he isn't working for any political group.

Jones, who said he is gay, said he was also upset when he discovered Haggard and the New Life Church had publicly opposed same-sex marriage.

"It made me angry that here's someone preaching about gay marriage and going behind the scenes having gay sex," he said.

Jones claimed Haggard paid him to have sex nearly every month over three years. He said he advertised himself as an escort on the Internet and was contacted by a man who called himself Art, who snorted methamphetamine before their sexual encounters to heighten his experience.

Jones said he later saw the man on television identified as Haggard and that the two last had sex in August.

He said he has voice mail messages from Haggard, as well as an envelope he said Haggard used to mail him cash. He declined to make the voice mails available to the AP, but KUSA-TV reported what it said were excerpts late Thursday that referred to methamphetamine.

"Hi Mike, this is Art," one call began, according to the station. "Hey, I was just calling to see if we could get any more. Either $100 or $200 supply."

A second message, left a few hours later, began: "Hi Mike, this is Art, I am here in Denver and sorry that I missed you. But as I said, if you want to go ahead and get the stuff, then that would be great. And I'll get it sometime next week or the week after or whenever."

Haggard, 50, was appointed president of the evangelicals association in March 2003. He has participated in conservative Christian leaders' conference calls with White House staffers and lobbied members of Congress last year on U.S. Supreme Court appointees after Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement.

After Massachusetts legalized gay marriage in 2004, Haggard and others began organizing state-by-state opposition. Last year, Haggard and officials from the nearby Christian ministry Focus on the Family announced plans to push Colorado's gay marriage ban for the 2006 ballot.

At the time, Haggard said that he believed marriage is a union between a man and woman rooted in centuries of tradition, and that research shows it's the best family unit for children.

Associated Press Writer Dan Elliott contributed to this report from Denver.

11/3/2006 09:40:23 EST

8:58 AM  
Blogger fetching jen said...

reagrding anon's comment: is there any coincidence that the accuser came out with his story only 5 days before the election? Not enough time to research his story. And if it's true (yuk), there is no coincidence in his timing. These people are shameless.

Bill, speaking of shameless, your post on John Kerry's lengthy history of despicable behavior is thankfully, all over the "real" media. Kerry is a phony elite, mind-numbing liberal - what we used to call Limosine Liberals, but now they are far worse.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felching Hen and the rest of the wingnuts are getting their asses handed to them...Katrina, Iraq, Foleygate, putting nuclear know how on the internets, Harriet Meiers, global warming denying, gay scandals by their religious leaders, Abramoff scandals galore, throttling their wives, "man on dog", and it just keeps getting better! No wonder they are desperately looking for a Democrat scandal! I love it...the desperation is palpable...I love watching these nincompoops become unhinged as their ideology is exposed for the fraud that it really is!

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More people have been killed on this planet because of what's written down in the bible than due to any other reason. I'd say, if it's not evil, it's pretty damn bad.

It's just a collection of short stories, lost in translation that contradicts itself and endorses things no sane person would agree to.. such as slavery for example.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I live in Colorado Springs and have been turned off with the right-wing conservatives. I use to be a church goer but quit after Bush & his bunch got in. I have been very much concerned about the seperation of church & state in Colorado Springs. The New Life Church (Ted Haggart) & Focus on the Family control the President which is against the Constitution. I hope there will be a shake-up in our government which should be for all the people - not just for the religious right.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another conservative minister involved in yet another sex scandal. Quelle surprise! Excuse me while I suppres a yawn. Sexually illicit or immoral behavior from those who live their public lives on the cutting edge of conservative Christian causes no longer surprises me; I grew up with the Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggert scandals.

I feel sorry for these gentlemen who must publicly preach against those things which they do in private. Perhaps their lives would be much easier, and the scandals less (ahem) scandalous if the Christian right developed something which they seem to have forgotten formed a basic tenet of Christ's teachings -- tolerance.
2:09 PM
Anonymous said...
Ha, ha, ha!! I am loving this story! What a freaking hypocrite! It is great that this story is comming out before the election. Hopefully all of the religious nutties will stay home on tuesday since their religious leader has been taking it in the butt for three years now. Isnt it interesting that someone who is so anti gay is taking some on the side. Makes you wonder doesnt it? about all the hypocricy in the White House especially since this guy was the biggest campain fundraiser for BUSH by the evangelical church, and talked to him on a weekly basis. It is also curious that 2 out of every 3 votes for BUSH in 2004 were from followers of evangelical leaders like this jerk. These votes were cast on one issue alone Moral Values which basically boils down to gay marriage and abortion. Its so moral to pay a prostitute for gay sex and meth and then preach about condeming such behavior to hell!! It wasnt so long ago that black people and people of mixed races were forbidden to marry, why are gay people any different? I will be ever so happy when the homophobic republican party goes down on tuesday!!!!!!!!!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Are you going to do the world a favor & close down your site/blog after next Tuesday?


4:03 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

Hay Sap (good name),
After the party on Tuesday I plan to torure the dems for a month straight -- no breaks. Such joy!

And remember, all we have to do is hold one house of congress to win.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listened to Hugh and Mark Steyn this afternoon/evening discussing this and felt such anger and disgust......I came home to hear a message from the Republican Women HQ on the hill asking me to make phone calls for this coming Tuesday.

Now I feel empowered.....I will be a phoning fiend this weekend....


7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How was the party? You must have really whooped it up!

Bill Lama said...

After the party on Tuesday I plan to torure the dems for a month straight -- no breaks. Such joy!

And remember, all we have to do is hold one house of congress to win.

7:17 PM

10:40 AM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

Hey anony,
We lost, or rather, America did. But the GOP will return stronger than ever. Getting rid of Lincoln Chafee and his ilk is a good laxative.

Now the Dems will need to have a policy other than "no." We shall see how well they do.

I feel sorry for a political party that is led by Hillary, Nancy, Barbara Box, Teddy, Howard, Dennis, Algore, Jimmy and Lurch.... Sharpton, Waxman, Sheila Jackson Lee ... what a tribe of maniacs!!

Torturing the Dems will be such fun.

11:49 AM  

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