Nevada’s Sleazy Senator

Nevada’s Sleazy Senator

Our awful born-again U.S. senator, John Ensign, is in the news again. Not only is he a hypocrite, now it seems he may be a criminal. What an embarrassment.

Senators Aid After Affair Raises Flags Over Ethics

In acknowledging the affair, Mr. Ensign cast it as a personal transgression, not a professional one. But an examination of his conduct shows that in trying to clean up the mess from the illicit relationship and distance himself from the Hamptons, he entangled political supporters, staff members and Senate colleagues, some of whom say they now feel he betrayed them.

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Embarrassed Yet Again

Embarrassed Yet Again

How embarrassing it must be to be a “family values” Republican. Regarding the upcoming 2009 Values Voter Summit, Mother Jones magazine says:

Obviously [South Carolina Republican Governor] Sanford’s affair didn’t sit well with the Family Research Council, the conservative think tank that “champions marriage and family” and sponsors the summit. But, hey, even with Sanford gone you’ll still be able to get your fair share of values voter inspiration – in the form of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Pat Buchanan.

They sure did act quickly. Couldn’t hardly get him under the bus quickly enough. ROFL.

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Another Republican Hypocrite

Another Republican Hypocrite

The party of family values is having yet another scandal, this time involving one of our very own Nevada senators. This one is not just a regular Talibaptist. This one is a speaking-in-tongues Talibaptist!

Unlike some of his colleagues, Ensign’s jeremiads against gay marriage reflected a sincere expression of his faith and personal sensibility. Indeed, Ensign is a Promise Keeper and the only Pentecostal in the Senate – former Missouri Senator and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft was the first – and a member of a congregation in Las Vegas affiliated with the ultra-conservative International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

These guys should have at least some shred of honesty and make it their motto: “Do as I say, not as I do.”

P.S. I phoned Senator Ensign’s office at (877) 894-7711 and suggested (in no uncertain terms) that he should resign. Damned hypocrite, going around talking like he’s so much better than everybody else and voting to keep many of us down at the level of second class citizens. His family is SO much better than certain other families, yeah, right. The man has no business holding any position of trust or authority.

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The SKY is Falling!

The SKY is Falling!

Some Talibaptists in Idaho are worried that Internet porn is about to bring the collapse of civilization, or some such thing.

The home state of Senator Larry Craig doesn’t strike us as the very most auspicious locale for such a meeting. We wonder… Will they invite the esteemed former senator to participate? – he used to be such a strong champion of ‘family values’? And… Will there be misbehavior in the men’s room?

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Brief History of Weed

Brief History of Weed

This is a real nice video. And it’s from one of our very favorite TV shows, Weeds.

Note that, as a matter of fact, we don’t any of us smoke weed. We just think that it’s shockingly bad public policy that it’s illegal.

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Hypocrisy UK Style

Hypocrisy UK Style

The British Home Secretary got into trouble for accidentally billing the taxpayers for the cost of two porno movies, which were watched by her home-alone husband. That would be quite sufficiently embarrassing all by itself…

Matters are not made better by the fact that Ms. Smith, who leads the British government department overseeing immigration, drugs policy, counter-terrorism and the police, recently announced plans to change the law on prostitution in Britain to punish men who pay for sex, in an attempt to cut down on demand. As The Guardian reported in November:

“Ms. Smith that in the past the government has concentrated on addressing the ‘supply side’ issues relating to prostitution. Now the government wanted to curtail the demand.

“‘At the end what we also need to recognise is that if there is no demand for sex with women, there will be less trafficking,’ she said.”

It is such a darned nuissance for the people who want to control other people’s lives when they get caught doing such a poor job of managing their own lives (or those near and dear to themselves) ain’t it?

(We do, however, hasten to add that to the extent that the concern here is for women who are unwilling participants in being “trafficked,” then we have all sorts of sympathy for them!) And no sympathy at all for hypocritical holier-than-thou government officials.

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Snicks Survives

Snicks Survives

Our oldest gay bar (doing its part to promote sin in Sin City since 1976) got into a whole lot of trouble a while back. Seems there were some folks having sex right there in the bar. Shocking. Shocking to the local Talibaptists, anyway.

Snicks Place is a little bitty bar a couple blocks North of the Stratosphere. You need to get buzzed in, after the bartender has a look at you through the video camera. Last year, an undercover cop made himself a Snicks regular so that, after a while, everybody would feel comfortable letting their guard (and their pants) down.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – December 31, 2008 – Nevada gambling regulators have filed a complaint against a Las Vegas gay bar that holds a slot machine license, alleging that several patrons engaged in sex acts in public areas of the bar.

The Gaming Control Board complaint filed against Snick’s Place and licensee Dominic Vitale lists seven counts, each punishable by a fine of up to $100,000. The club’s license for up to 15 slot machines also could be revoked.

“The conduct here is so over the top and out of control that it warrants swift and very definitive action,” Control Board member Sayre said Wednesday when asked about the complaint filed with the board’s parent Nevada Gaming Commission.

It looked for a while like Snicks might go under for good. But the latest news is good news.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – March 11, 2008 – Nevada gambling regulators are recommending a $50,000 fine and a 6-month suspension of a slot machine license to resolve a complaint alleging that several patrons in a Las Vegas gay bar engaged in sex acts in public areas of the bar.

The settlement signed by Snick’s Place owner Dominick Vitale and state Gaming Control Board members would resolve a 7-count complaint filed in December. Each count is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000. Also, the club’s license for up to 15 slot machines could have been revoked.

The complaint, based on observations by an undercover Control Board agent between late April and mid-June 2008, states that in one case two patrons had intercourse in a public area of the bar, and in other cases patrons were seen engaging in other sex acts.

This part is our favorite:

The various sexual activities by patrons tend to reflect “poorly on the reputation of gaming in the state of Nevada,” the complaint added.

How perfectly ridiculous. Again we have cause to wonder. What do they call it Sin City for, anyway??

In Las Vegas, they give you free liquor at the bar, the better to impair your judgment while you’re sitting there in front of a one-armed bandit built right into the bar itself, tempting you to gamble away all your money. You can drink yourself stupid and lose everything – and that is perfectly all right with the Gaming Control Board. But it’s only nudity and sex that reflect poorly on the reputation of gaming in Nevada? Does that make any sense to you??

We don’t know for sure, but we tend to doubt that any genuine patrons at Snicks Place objected to the public sex. And, in any case, if you don’t like a bar then, well, there are plenty more for you to choose among.

Silly Nevada state officials should find themselves some actual problems to get worked up about and leave people alone.

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A Little Justice

A Little Justice

It seems that the Kellogs brand has taken a hit on account of its mistreatment of Olympics hero Michael Phelps. Nice to see a little justice!

Out of the 5,600 company reputations Vanno monitors, Kellogg ranked ninth before it booted Phelps. Now it’s ranked 83. Not even an industry-wide peanut scare inflicted as much damage on the food company’s reputation.

One may suppose that this widely circulated SNL skit accounts for much of the plunge in their fortunes.

Full Article at Huffington Post

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Louisiana’s Honest Candidate

Louisiana’s Honest Candidate

Senate Republican hypocrite David Vitter has a new opponent for re-election, a porn star named Stormy Daniels.

“In July 2008, Vitter joined accused bathroom-stall sex solicitor Sen. Larry Craig in co-sponsoring the anti-gay-marriage Marriage Protection Amendment, then addressed a massive antiabortion rally on the National Mall three days after Barack Obama’s inauguration.

“I personally have no issues with his sexual activities or his sexual preferences or whatever it is that he wants to do. My issues with him — who am I to judge, right? My issue with him is that he is a hypocrite and call me what you will but you can’t call me a hypocrite,” said Daniels.

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Remember Ted Haggert?

Remember Ted Haggert?

Ted the born-again hypocrite, and famous call boy patron, is back in the news.

He’s got a new documentary airing on HBO and there are new allegations of him having secret sex, this time with volunteers at his old mega-church.

I don’t know how anybody can take either Christians or Republicans seriously when they’re so flagrant in their hypocrisy.

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