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filthy
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Posted - 07/17/2009 :  12:14:35  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
.... regaling the demons within their souls. And those within mine as well.

I love it; OK's senator Tom Cobern plays the God card trying to bluff out a busted flush, giving yet more credence to the term: four-flusher.
Senator will claim he was clergyman to avoid ethics probe

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) will not cooperate with investigators who investigate Sen. John Ensign's extramarital affair with the wife of a former top aide—even with the Senate's own Ethics Committee.

Coburn told Roll Call: “I was counseling him as a physician and as an ordained deacon. That is a privileged communication that I will never reveal to anybody. Not to the (Senate) Ethics Committee, not to a court of law, not to anybody.”
If have the story straight, and I think I do, Coburn "counseled" Ensign to fork over just short of 100k as shut-the-fuck-up money.
The former Ensign aide, Doug Hampton, has said that Coburn encouraged Ensign to write a letter of regret to the Ensign family and also pay the family for the harm the affair caused them. Ensign's wealthy parents paid the Hamptons $96,000.

An attorney close to Hampton, Joe Ralston, claimed: “Tom Coburn, a U.S. senator, told John Ensign, ‘Listen, you've got to deal with this. Make these folks whole. Let them get out of your life. And let's move on.”
What is with these Republicans? They can't seem to keep their britches on, and when caught with them on an unfamiliar bedroom floor, they all rally 'round to protect the ass those britches once covered. It ain't like the Democrats, who, when their president got outed for getting an extracurricular knobber, promptly stabbed him in the back.

I guess infidelity is ok, even encouraged, for Republican politicians but not for anyone else. There's a word for that sort of thing.... can't quite seem to bring it up.

Little help, please....




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Agita
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Posted - 07/17/2009 :  14:28:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Agita a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I'll take Hypocrites for two thousand Alex.
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filthy
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Posted - 07/17/2009 :  16:03:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Agita


I'll take Hypocrites for two thousand Alex.
That is correct. "Scumbags" would also be acceptable.

Interesting to note:
What is in the water on C Street?
Category: Politics
Posted on: July 17, 2009 9:20 AM, by PZ Myers

Some epidemiologist ought to investigate this. There is a building on C Street in Washington DC which houses the offices of a fervent evangelical Christian contingent of conservative politicians, who are all, of course, paragons of probity. Except…something funny has been going on. Three of them have been publicly humiliated for their inability to keep their pecker in their pants.

Leisha Pickering said in the lawsuit filed this week that her husband and the woman dated in college, reconnected and began having an affair while he was in Congress and living in a building where several Christian lawmakers reside on C Street near the U.S. Capitol. Chip Pickering is the third Republican with ties to the building at 133 C Street SE to find his personal life making headlines in recent weeks, after Nevada U.S. Sen. John Ensign and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.



He cast himself as a defender of decency, particularly on television and the Internet, and was among House members urging then-President George W. Bush to declare 2008 "the National Year of the Bible."

Another lawmaker who lived at the C Street house, Ensign, a member of the Christian ministry Promise Keepers, stepped down from the Senate Republican leadership in June after admitting he had an affair for much of last year with a woman on his campaign staff.

Just days after the story broke, South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford admitted an affair with a woman in Argentina. He apparently never lived in the house, but has said he turned to "C Street" for counsel and solace while having the affair.

They're Christians, so it is simply inconceivable that they could have lapsed so far from the strict morality of their faith unless something underhanded is going on: some liberal probably spiked their water supply with Viagra, or sprayed aphrodisiacs into the air ducts.
I got this from PZ, but I've read about it elsewhere. I wonder; is this just the tip of the iceberg or merely an anomaly? It seem to me that three in such a short time period hints at more to come. Isn't it remarkable, or perhaps not, that those that are holier-than-thou are no less human than the rest of us, and in reality, can claim no moral superiority what so ever.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 07/17/2009 16:09:49
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Agita
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Posted - 07/18/2009 :  19:22:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Agita a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

got this from PZ, but I've read about it elsewhere. I wonder; is this just the tip of the iceberg or merely an anomaly? It seem to me that three in such a short time period hints at more to come. Isn't it remarkable, or perhaps not, that those that are holier-than-thou are no less human than the rest of us, and in reality, can claim no moral superiority what so ever.






I would say that they are indeed less human than the rest of us. Most of us have compassion for the less fortunate. That is something that is sorely lacking in rat bastard greedy fucking republicans.

I breathe a sigh of relief every day just knowing that fuck-tard moron "w" is out of the white house.
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